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Remembering Country Music Hitmaker Norro Wilson – NPR

Posted: Friday, June 09, 2017

Songwriter Norro Wilson. Wilson died Thursday at age 79. Frederick Breedon IV/Getty Images hide caption toggle caption Frederick Breedon IV/Getty Images Songwriter Norro Wilson. Wilson died Thursday at age 79. Frederick Breedon IV/Getty Images Country music lost one of its most well-known collaborators yesterday. Norris Wilson — whom most just called “Norro” — was a singer, songwriter and producer capable of taking on pretty much any job in the Nashville…

CMA Music Festival: 5 Moments you missed like Garth Brooks, Luke Bryan – USA TODAY

Posted: Friday, June 09, 2017

Garth Brooks spent some quality time with his friends in low places Thursday at CMA Fest in Nashville.(Photo: Larry McCormack / Tennessean.com) CMA Music Festival’s nightly concerts at Nissan Stadium were full of surprises Thursday night — ranging from country music’s top-selling artist Garth Brooks to the genre’s newest award winner Lauren Alaina. Here are five things you missed: Garth stuns Garth Brooks just made one of his famous surprise CMA…

Taylor Swift puts all her music back on streaming, continues to be a PR genius – Vox

Posted: Friday, June 09, 2017

As of 12:01 am Eastern, June 9, 2017, you can now stream every Taylor Swift song on all the major streaming services — even Spotify. As a PR move, this is masterful. Famously, Swift and Spotify have some bad blood. (Like all pop-culture writers, I am contractually obligated to make that pun in every Taylor Swift article I write; it’s done now and we can all move on.) In 2014,…

Woman goes to doctors with headache only to find giant spider in ear – Metro

Posted: Friday, June 09, 2017

The video shows the creepy-crawly in the ear canal (Picture: SWNS) A mother has been rushed to hospital after a spider was discovered lodged in her ear canal. The 49-year-old had been complaining of a headache before doctors examining her discovered the creature. British dad and baby die ‘instantly’ after lorry crashes into them in France When medics pulled the creepy-crawly out, it was discovered the spider had also spun…

Grime: London’s latest music export – Vox

Posted: Friday, June 09, 2017

For many, grime is an enigmatic genre of music. Its genesis at the crosspoints of dub, UK garage, dancehall, and hip-hop makes defining the sound less than straightforward. The genre took shape in London, England, but a recent wave of promotions has positioned grime to make a splash in America. Drake has been bending over backward to associate himself with the scene. He recently bought the rights to Top Boy,…

Sirius invests $480 million in digital music competitor Pandora – The Tennessean

Posted: Friday, June 09, 2017

x Embed x Share CLOSE Satellite radio company Sirius XM SIRI is seeking to invest in internet music provider Pandora Media. Newslook Pandora has reached landmark multi-year licensing deals with ASCAP and BMI.(Photo: Submitted) Satellite radio giant SiriusXM will make a $480 million investment in its digital music competitor Pandora, the two companies announced on Monday. The move comes as Pandora has expanded its offerings, adding on-demand streaming for subscribers…

Taylor Swift’s music is returning to all streaming services – Los Angeles Times

Posted: Friday, June 09, 2017

Taylor Swift’s back catalog will return to all streaming services at midnight, her management team announced Thursday evening. “In celebration of 1989 selling over 10 Million Albums Worldwide and the RIAA’s 100 Million Song Certification announcement, Taylor wants to thank her fans by making her entire back catalog available to all streaming services tonight at midnight,” Team TSwift said via the @taylornation Instagram account.  Swift, currently the world’s highest-paid musician, split…

Taylor Swift Returns Her Music Catalog to Streaming Services – New York Times

Posted: Friday, June 09, 2017

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Horrifying moment spider crawls out of woman’s EAR after she went … – The Sun

Posted: Friday, June 09, 2017

THIS is the grim moment a live spider crawls out of a woman’s ear. It was filmed by startled docs in India after the patient – named only as Lekshmi L, complained of a headache and a tingling sensation inside her head. The spider filmed crawling out of a woman’s ear in India The creepy-crawly made its way in when the woman fell asleep on her veranda It was coaxed out…

Apple’s HomePod Strategy: Music Today, Much More Tomorrow – Fast Company

Posted: Friday, June 09, 2017

HomePod, it turns out, is both. But not in equal parts. With its emphasis on audio quality, networking capabilities, and spatial awareness, the HomePod is clearly more of a competitor to Sonos than to the Echo. Apple may have used the renewed attention around home audio generated by the Echo as an opportunity to introduce its own product in the category, particularly as it happened to have a voice agent…

Emotional Sia music video spotlights HIV awareness – CNN

Posted: Friday, June 09, 2017

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Cason Sherrod battles hearing loss while leading Texas A&M to supers – ESPN

Posted: Friday, June 09, 2017

Facebook Twitter Facebook Messenger Pinterest Email print comment HOUSTON — With a super regional berth at stake, Texas A&M’s fate rested on the right arm of Cason Sherrod. With the potential tying and winning runs on base and the host Houston Cougars crawling back from a four-run deficit on Monday, it was up to Sherrod, a junior righthanded reliever for the Aggies, to fend off the threat. With a boisterous…

Cason Sherrod battles hearing loss while leading Texas A&M to supers – ESPN

Posted: Friday, June 09, 2017

Facebook Twitter Facebook Messenger Pinterest Email print comment HOUSTON — With a super regional berth at stake, Texas A&M’s fate rested on the right arm of Cason Sherrod. With the potential tying and winning runs on base and the host Houston Cougars crawling back from a four-run deficit on Monday, it was up to Sherrod, a junior righthanded reliever for the Aggies, to fend off the threat. With a boisterous…

‘Steven Universe’ creator Rebecca Sugar on what drives the show’s music – Los Angeles Times

Posted: Thursday, June 08, 2017

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CMT Music Awards: Best and worst moments; Keith Urban steals the show – Washington Post

Posted: Thursday, June 08, 2017

By the time Keith Urban accepted the video of the year prize at the CMT Music Awards on Wednesday night, he confessed he didn’t know what to say. He was probably out of speeches — this was Urban’s fourth trip to the stage, as he essentially swept the ceremony that honors country music videos; he also won for male video, collaborative video and social superstar. So he decided to thank…

On ‘Musas,’ Natalia Lafourcade Celebrates Legends Of Latin Music – NPR

Posted: Thursday, June 08, 2017

Mexico City singer-songwriter Natalia Lafourcade pays tribute to artists like Agustín Lara and Violeta Parra on her newest album, Musas, which was released May 5, 2017. Courtesy of the artist hide caption toggle caption Courtesy of the artist Mexico City singer-songwriter Natalia Lafourcade pays tribute to artists like Agustín Lara and Violeta Parra on her newest album, Musas, which was released May 5, 2017. Courtesy of the artist Natalia Lafourcade…

How to turn Google Home into a white noise machine – CNET

Posted: Thursday, June 08, 2017

Despite all it can do, first and foremost, Google Home ($109.99 at Dell Home) is still a speaker. It specializes in streaming music, playing your favorite podcasts and keeping you up to date on what’s happening in the world. But it can also help you relax or fall asleep with ambient sounds. Here is how you can turn your Google Home into a sound machine. ‘OK, Google, help me relax.’…

Just the Right Time for a ‘Nondenominational Leader’ in Music – New York Times

Posted: Thursday, June 08, 2017

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New $300 Keyboard Will Mimic Sound of Any Instrument, Mixes Tracks – Bloomberg

Posted: Thursday, June 08, 2017

A U.K. startup is trying to tap your inner composer with a strange little black 12-key silicon keyboard that allows users to mimic the sound and playing style of almost any other instrument. The Seaboard Block, which launched Thursday, is the latest digital musical instrument from ROLI, a London-based company whose keyboards have become a must-have accessory for many professional musicians and producers, including rapper Rza, electronic musician Grimes and film composer…

CMT Music Awards 2017: Keith Urban Leads The Winners List – Forbes

Posted: Thursday, June 08, 2017

NASHVILLE, TN – JUNE 07: Jason Derulo and Luke Bryan celebrate their win for Performance of the Year during the 2017 CMT Music Awards at the Music City Center on June 7, 2017, in Nashville, Tennessee. (Photo by Mike Coppola/Getty Images for CMT) The 2017 edition of the CMT Music Awards have wrapped, and this year’s staging was another onslaught of star-studded performances that combined the biggest names in the…

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