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America’s Protected Natural Areas Are Polluted, By Noise – NPR

Posted: Thursday, May 04, 2017

Cars line up at the south entrance to Zion National Park in Utah, bringing with them the urban soundscape. Education Images/UIG via Getty Images hide caption toggle caption Education Images/UIG via Getty Images Cars line up at the south entrance to Zion National Park in Utah, bringing with them the urban soundscape. Education Images/UIG via Getty Images There are thousands of parks, refuges and wilderness areas in the U.S. that…

Inside ‘Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2′ Music: Fleetwood Mac, ELO… and David Hasselhoff? – Billboard

Posted: Thursday, May 04, 2017

Music plays a starring role in Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2., as it did with its predecessor. Ahead of the sequel’s May 5 release, music supervisor Tyler Bates breaks down writer-director James Gunn’s orbit of influences for the soundtrack, from Fleetwood Mac to… David Hasselhoff? Family Like Star-Lord (Chris Pratt), Bates lost his mother, who “was the No. 1 proponent of my dream to become a musician,” when he was…

Why Country Music Sings About Drugs More Than Any Other Genre – RollingStone.com

Posted: Thursday, May 04, 2017

Drug references in music could be heard as far back as the 1930s. Jazz musicians, bluegrass artists and swing bands were among the first to sing about drug use, though the mentions were mostly casual. It wouldn’t be until the 1960s when pop stars, folksters and rock bands would talk about pot, cocaine, heroin, speed and other mind-altering substances on a regular basis. Related 20 Best Country Songs to Play…

Mom shocked to learn spider living in her ear was behind odd symptoms – Fox News

Posted: Thursday, May 04, 2017

A mom has recalled the horrifying moment she realised her face was swelling up because she had a spider living in her ear. Mother-of-two Angela Colborn was rushed to the A&E department last week after waking up with an “itchy ear” and swollen face. Even before she went to St Helier Hospital in Sutton on April 26 she had told chemists that she felt something “wriggling around” and…

Miley Cyrus gets clean, plans to reinvent herself again with new music – Fox News

Posted: Thursday, May 04, 2017

Miley Cyrus is ready to leave her pot-smoking, partying ways behind her. The 24-year-old told Billboard about her decision to give up marijuana after wanting to be “super clear and sharp.” “I haven’t smoked weed in three weeks, which is the longest I’ve ever [gone without it]. I’m not doing drugs, I’m not drinking, I’m completely clean right now! That was just something that I wanted to do,”…

New Devon music project launches offering free music – Devon Live

Posted: Thursday, May 04, 2017

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Losing the soundscape: Noise pollution burdens national parks – The Missoulian

Posted: Thursday, May 04, 2017

Mountain climbers seek summits to get away from the civilized world, but one human impact can follow them to the highest peaks: Noise. Working his way to the summit of Glacier National Park’s Going-To-The-Sun Mountain recently, Kalispell author Blake Passmore recalled how traffic sounds played tricks on his ears. “Sometimes it’s difficult to tell because of the way the helicopters and motorcycles echo off the mountains,”…

Sound by Bella Bathurst review – losing and recovering the miracle of hearing – The Guardian

Posted: Thursday, May 04, 2017

If you had to choose, would you keep your hearing or your sight? In answering this perennial question, most people choose sight, says Bella Bathurst in this fascinating book, which documents her own voyage into deafness. But “if sight gives you the world, hearing gives you other people”, and other people are as essential to our existence as air or light. To lose your hearing is to lose the social…

How The Music Industry Is Putting Itself Out Of Business – Forbes

Posted: Thursday, May 04, 2017

There was once a time when mid-level bands with a modest following could make a pretty decent living playing music. They’d put out a record, sell a couple hundred thousand copies and then go on tour to promote it – which would drive additional sales, even as the tour itself was lucky to break even. For the largest acts, this formula was a bona fide moneymaking bonanza, lining the pockets…

Red Bull Music Academy Festival: Gqom and Patrick Adams – New York Times

Posted: Thursday, May 04, 2017

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Valerie June’s Music Is a Reminder That Life Goes On – The New Yorker

Posted: Thursday, May 04, 2017

Valerie June’s songs linger on the textures of everyday life: coming and going, the possibilities of love and loss, the passage of time, the engine of ambition.CreditPHOTOGRAPH BY MATTHEW TAMMARO FOR THE NEW YORKER I began listening to the singer and songwriter Valerie June last fall, at a time when the relentlessness of the Presidential campaign season was pushing me toward new sounds—or, as in the case of June, something…

Drake’s OVO Sound Label Extends Deal With Warner Bros. – Variety

Posted: Thursday, May 04, 2017

OVO Sound, the Toronto-based label founded by Drake with longtime producer Noah “40” Shebib and manager Oliver El-Khatib, announced Wednesday that it has expanded its label relationship with Warner Bros. Records. In characteristic OVO fashion, the announcement was short on detail and terms of the deal were not disclosed, although the move will see OVO Sound exec Mr. Morgan working out of Warner’s New York office. Related Radiohead Finally Reveal Details…

Hailee Steinfeld Signs Publishing Deal With Warner/Chappell Music – Variety

Posted: Thursday, May 04, 2017

Hailee Steinfeld, who burst onto the scene at age 14 with an Academy Award-nominated turn in the Coen brothers’ 2010 reboot “True Grit” and is pursuing a parallel career in pop, has signed a worldwide publishing agreement with Warner/Chappell Music. Her song “Starving,” with American duo Grey featuring Russian-German producer Zedd — and co-written by fellow Warner/Chappell songwriters Asia Whiteacre and Noise Club — peaked at No. 12 on the Billboard…

Watch Live Today: What Does a Black Hole Collision Sound Like? [Video] – Scientific American

Posted: Wednesday, May 03, 2017

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Lars Ulrich’s New Job: Beats 1 Radio DJ – RollingStone.com

Posted: Wednesday, May 03, 2017

Metallica‘s Lars Ulrich aims to obliterate musical boundaries with his new Beats 1 radio show, It’s Electric!, which debuts Sunday, May 7th at 3 p.m. PT with special guest Iggy Pop. An encore episode will air Monday, May 8th at 3 a.m. PT. In a teaser video, the drummer calls his show “my 16-year-old self’s wet dream: doing a radio show to a worldwide audience.” Related Lars Ulrich on Metallica’s…

Drake’s OVO Sound Label Extends Deal With Warner Bros. – Variety

Posted: Wednesday, May 03, 2017

OVO Sound, the Toronto-based label founded by Drake with longtime producer Noah “40” Shebib and manager Oliver El-Khatib, announced Wednesday that it has expanded its label relationship with Warner Bros. Records. In characteristic OVO fashion, the announcement was short on detail and terms of the deal were not disclosed, although the move will see OVO Sound exec Mr. Morgan working out of Warner’s New York office. Related Radiohead Finally Reveal Details…

Valerie June’s Music Is a Reminder That Life Goes On – The New Yorker

Posted: Wednesday, May 03, 2017

Valerie June’s songs linger on the textures of everyday life: coming and going, the possibilities of love and loss, the passage of time, the engine of ambition.CreditPHOTOGRAPH BY MATTHEW TAMMARO FOR THE NEW YORKER I began listening to the singer and songwriter Valerie June last fall, at a time when the relentlessness of the Presidential campaign season was pushing me toward new sounds—or, as in the case of June, something…

Inside Artsy’s Quest to Make You Love Art as Much as Music – WIRED

Posted: Wednesday, May 03, 2017

Artsy, the online art database, has an ambitious vision: A world in which art is as popular as music. It has pursued that goal since its founding in 2009—I heard the mantra repeated at least twice while visiting the company’s lower Manhattan office—and recently took a big step toward achieving it when it bought the data science startup ArtAdvisor. Art and data science make for an unlikely pairing, but data is especially well…

Busy shipping lanes could cause ‘seal hearing loss’ – BBC News – BBC News

Posted: Wednesday, May 03, 2017

Image copyright Science Photo Library Image caption Seals could suffer temporary hearing loss according to the research study Seals may experience hearing loss from underwater vessel noise, researchers at the University of St Andrews have said. The study compares seals inhabiting the UK’s busy shipping lanes to humans living in noisy cities. Lead author Esther Jones said noise could affect how sea mammals such as whales, dolphins and seals find…

Lars Ulrich’s New Job: Beats 1 Radio DJ – RollingStone.com

Posted: Wednesday, May 03, 2017

Metallica‘s Lars Ulrich aims to obliterate musical boundaries with his new Beats 1 radio show, It’s Electric!, which debuts Sunday, May 7th at 3 p.m. PT with special guest Iggy Pop. An encore episode will air Monday, May 8th at 3 a.m. PT. In a teaser video, the drummer calls his show “my 16-year-old self’s wet dream: doing a radio show to a worldwide audience.” Related Lars Ulrich on Metallica’s…

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