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Hear Bassnectar’s Daring New Album ‘Noise vs. Beauty’ – Premiere – RollingStone.com

Posted: Monday, June 23, 2014

<!– –> <!– –> In order to make his new album, Noise vs. Beauty, Bassnectar needed to stay in one spot for more than a night at a time. So he gave up touring for six months, using his time at home to experiment with a few new recording and songwriting techniques. “After I got songs together that sounded like Bassnectar songs to my ears, I remixed them as only…

Grand Ole Opry Star Jimmy C. Newman Dead at 86 – RollingStone.com

Posted: Monday, June 23, 2014

<!– –> <!– –> Jimmy C. Newman, the first Cajun singer ever to join the Grand Ole Opry, has died. The High Point, Louisiana native was just shy of his 87th birthday when he succumbed to cancer Saturday night in Nashville. 100 Greatest Country Songs of All Time Newman, who said the “C” in his middle name stood for Cajun, started playing music as a teenager in Chuck Guillory’s…

UK singles chart to take into account Spotify and other streaming sites – The Guardian

Posted: Monday, June 23, 2014

It was once described by Thom Yorke as the “last desperate fart of a dying corpse”. But now for the first time music streaming from websites such as Spotify will help to dictate which songs enter the official singles chart. From the beginning of July, audio streams of music will be counted towards official chart rankings alongside single purchases and downloads. The Official Charts Company, which compiles the weekly chart,…

Casey Kasem, Ronald Reagan and music’s 1 percent: Artificial “popularity” is … – Salon

Posted: Monday, June 23, 2014

And here’s another slam at those mean people who try to tell you that there’s something to music besides how well it sells: “Casey Kasem was the original poptimist,” argues Slate’s Chris Molanphy, describing the school of pop-music critics who advertise their populist, Britney-is-better-than-your-favorite-indie-band point of view. Like them, Molanphy writes, Kasem believed “that a full range of popular music can be as important and worthy of appreciation as rock….

Mali Music – NPR

Posted: Sunday, June 22, 2014

by Kiana Fitzgerald On a particularly muggy day this past week, Mali Music arrived at NPR’s D.C. headquarters armed with only his enthusiasm (and a teensy entourage). Though the humid haze and some midday I-need-a-coffee-stat office funk hung all around him, he soldiered his way through. Throughout his new album, Mali Is…, the singer-songwriter and musician showcases his unabashed positivity and the sort of uplifting spirit that can faithfully be…

Make Music Boston to celebrate summer solstice – Boston Globe

Posted: Saturday, June 21, 2014

When Maria Finkelmeier was approached to coordinate the first Make Music Boston summer solstice celebration, she needed a second to take in what the event would mean for Boston musicians — and if she was the right person for the job. “It’s really important for musicians to have accessibility to their city,” said Finkelmeier, director of Make Music Boston and a performing percussionist. “By doing this job, I realized I’d…

5 things to know for KCQ Country Music Fest – MLive.com

Posted: Saturday, June 21, 2014

SAGINAW, MI — If you are among the tens of thousands of country music fans expected to flock to Saginaw’s Ojibway Island this weekend for the 23rd annual KCQ Country Music Fest, you might have a few questions. As you get your lawn chairs ready and fill your coolers, here are a few things you should know before you arrive at the big show Saturday, June 21, headlined by Montgomery Gentry….

Happy World Music Day! Top 10 music quotes by world’s celebrated personalities – India.com

Posted: Saturday, June 21, 2014

The 21st of June is internationally celebrated as World Music Day. There would hardly be anyone who wouldn’t love music! Some like it loud while some prefer soft and soothing numbers. Music is undoubtedly the essence of life. It is a way of expressing your emotions and feelings when you fall short of words. This World Music Day, we bring to you 10 evergreen quotes by some of…

The day the music didn’t die; celebrating World Music Day – Zee News

Posted: Saturday, June 21, 2014

New Delhi: “Music doesn`t lie. If there is something to be changed in this world, then it can only happen through music.” This homily from the late psychedelic rock star Jimi Hendrix resonated on the 32nd World Music Day Saturday. World Music Day, also known as `Fete de la Musique`, is celebrated thoughout the world every year June…

How YouTube’s misguided war against indie music could backfire – Quartz

Posted: Saturday, June 21, 2014

YouTube is a force to be reckoned with in music. The video upload site owned by Google is the world’s biggest streaming music service (music videos on YouTube get many times more plays than the same tracks on Spotify). More teens get their music from it than any other source. Korean pop star Psy is among many performers whose careers have been transformed by viral hits on the site. So it’s logical for YouTube to try…

How YouTube’s misguided war against indie music could backfire – Quartz

Posted: Saturday, June 21, 2014

YouTube is a force to be reckoned with in music. The video upload site owned by Google is the world’s biggest streaming music service (music videos on YouTube get many times more plays than the same tracks on Spotify). More teens get their music from it than any other source. Korean pop star Psy is among many performers whose careers have been transformed by viral hits on the site. So it’s logical for YouTube to try…

Lana Del Rey has a problem with our interview … but why? – The Guardian (blog)

Posted: Saturday, June 21, 2014

It’s not uncommon for interviewees to read what they’ve actually said, be horrified, and decide that it must somehow be the writer’s fault. Yet Lana Del Rey’s issues with the recent profile I wrote (among other slightly disturbing statements, she told me “I wish I was dead already”) are particularly hard to decipher. In tweets posted on Thursday night, since deleted, the singer said: “I regret trusting the Guardian. I…

T-Mobile’s ‘Music Freedom’ is a great feature — and a huge problem – The Verge

Posted: Saturday, June 21, 2014

Net neutrality has seen headier days, and to be honest, it never stood a chance in the wireless industry — but T-Mobile just drove the point home at its “Uncarrier 6.0″ announcement in Seattle this evening. With a new initiative it’s calling Music Freedom, a handful of music services will be blessed by the carrier so that they don’t hit subscribers monthly data allowances. (T-Mobile doesn’t charge overage fees,…

Dawn of Midi Draws Electronic Sound From an African Tradition – Wall Street Journal

Posted: Saturday, June 21, 2014

Dawn of Midi’s Amino Belyamani, far left, Aakaash Israni and Qasim Naqvi. Getty Images Amid all the talk about the electronic rhythms that Dawn of Midi creates with acoustic instruments, few listeners notice that it all comes from Africa. The Brooklyn band’s new album “Dysnomia” is a single 45-minute composition of pulsating rhythms played on piano, upright bass and drums. Its sound has drawn attention from the likes of Thom…

2014 Firefly Music Festival – Baltimore Sun

Posted: Saturday, June 21, 2014

Jun 20, 2014 Robert Hamilton 0 Comment <!– Shares   –> Entertainment, Nation, The Baltimore Sun Beck, Dover International Speedway, Firefly Music Festival, Foo Fights, Imagine Dragons, Jack Johnson, Outkast, the Lumineers 28 Photos The Firefly Music Festival is a four day premier music experience set among lush wooded landscapes, featuring renowned headliners such as the Foo Fights, Outkast,…

Does The Music Business Really Need YouTube? – Forbes

Posted: Friday, June 20, 2014

We’ve known for months that YouTube will soon introduce its own streaming music service, and in doing so it’s revisiting its licensing agreements with all the major and indie labels. For a monthly fee the new service will reportedly allow users to download their streams to enable listening offline, and also eliminate those annoying adverts that we all hate so much but are so necessary to the revenue stream of…

Kate Upton goes country, stars in new Lady Antebellum music video – Fox News

Posted: Friday, June 20, 2014

Kate Upton The world fell in love with the lovely Kate Upton when she graced the cover of “Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue” in 2011. Since then, the 21-year-old has gone moved into acting. Perhaps it was her winning smile that captured our hearts? Whatever “it” is, Kate’s got it. Click here to see more of the bodacious blonde. (Reuters/WENN) Kate Upton’s been out to conquer the world since she first…

T-Mobile’s Unlimited Music Streaming Is the Worst for Net Neutrality – TIME

Posted: Friday, June 20, 2014

T-Mobile CEO John Legere speaks during an event in Seattle on Wednesday, June 18, 2014 Matthew Williams — Bloomberg / Getty Images “Music freedom” looks like a benefit for subscribers, and that’s the most dangerous part. Most things that T-Mobile has done over the last year have made me feel warm and fuzzy inside, but I felt a pit in my stomach on Wednesday when the carrier announced that certain…

How YouTube’s misguided war against indie music could backfire – Quartz

Posted: Friday, June 20, 2014

YouTube is a force to be reckoned with in music. The video upload site owned by Google is the world’s biggest streaming music service (music videos on YouTube get many times more plays than the same tracks on Spotify). More teens get their music from it than any other source. Korean pop star Psy is among many performers whose careers have been transformed by viral hits on the site. So it’s logical for YouTube to try…

Streaming Music Won’t Count Against T-Mobile Data Plans – TIME

Posted: Friday, June 20, 2014

Wireless carrier T-Mobile will soon begin allowing customers to stream as much music as they want from services like Spotify and iTunes Radio. The company announced Wednesday that it will no longer count music streamed from select services towards customers’ monthly data usage limits. The services currently included in the program are Pandora, iHeartRadio, iTunes Radio, Rhapsody, Slacker, Spotify and Milk Music. These options comprise about 85 percent of the…

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