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14 new music releases to get your weekend started right – EW.com

Posted: Friday, September 15, 2017

Every Friday, artists drop anticipated albums, surprise singles, and hyped collaborations. As part of New Music Friday, EW’s music team chooses some of the essential new tunes. From Foo Fighters to Nick Jonas, here are some of the week’s most noteworthy releases. Got Spotify? Stream all of EW’s picks by following our playlist (embedded below) for this week. 1. Foo Fighters, Concrete and Gold The alt-rockers may be one of…

How music supervisors create iconic TV moments – Vox

Posted: Friday, September 15, 2017

When Susan Jacobs took home the first-ever Outstanding Music Supervision Emmy Award at the Creative Arts Emmys on September 10 for her work on the HBO miniseries Big Little Lies, her win represented not only a triumph for the veteran TV music supervisor but a major milestone for an industry that has been instrumental in shaping some of television’s most memorable scenes. Whether it was Sia’s “Breathe Me” on Six…

The best places to live in England for your personal music tastes – Telegraph.co.uk

Posted: Friday, September 15, 2017

These are good times for live music in Britain. Audience numbers for everything from clubs and gigs to major concerts and festival performances were up by 12 per cent to 30.9 million last year, according to UK Music. Assuming you hanker for the thrill of a live show – either playing or listening – where, outside London, will you find hotbeds of your favourite musical genre?   Here are the recommendations…

Hear the Music That Inspired ‘Star Wars’ – New York Times

Posted: Friday, September 15, 2017

Advertisement By JOSHUA BARONE SEPTEMBER 14, 2017 Image A scene from Jabba the Hutt’s court in “Episode VI: Return of the Jedi.” Many of the musical themes in “Star Wars” are inspired by classical music.Creditvia Everett Collection “Star Wars” is omnivorous in its inspiration. The saga, which continues in December with “Episode VIII: The Last Jedi,” nods to classical mythology, Arthurian legend and even Wagner’s “Ring” cycle. John Williams’s music…

Poem: Remaking the Music Box – New York Times

Posted: Friday, September 15, 2017

Terrance Hayes is the author of five collections of poetry, most recently “How to Be Drawn,” which was a finalist for the National Book Award in 2015. His fourth collection, “Lighthead,” won the 2010 National Book Award. Geoffrey Hilsabeck is a poet whose debut collection, “Riddles, Etc.,” will be published by The Song Cave in November.

Fall Music Preview: 9 Must-Listen Albums – WIRED

Posted: Friday, September 15, 2017

Summer is almost over. And while that means you probably won’t get to hear “Despacito” 100 times a day, it also means a new wave of music is headed to your ears. (Also, LOL, you’re still going to hear “Despacito” 100 times a day.) But with so many tracks ready to populate your Spotify playlists, how do you know what to pick? We’d like to help. Below are nine albums…

Emily Askew Band: Alchemy review – mixing folk and early music with beauty and precision – The Guardian

Posted: Friday, September 15, 2017

Folk music and early music has long leapt together, most famously on Shirley and Dolly Collins’s Anthems in Eden. Nearly half a century later, Emily Askew and her band plunge us into the uncanny soundworlds of the past across Europe, carrying us from the 13th to the 17th centuries with beauty, precision and charge. Askew is an outlandishly talented folk multi-instrumentalist, playing fiddle, vielle, recorder, bagpipes, harp, shawm and drum…

Hear the Music That Inspired ‘Star Wars’ – New York Times

Posted: Friday, September 15, 2017

Advertisement By JOSHUA BARONE SEPTEMBER 14, 2017 Image A scene from Jabba the Hutt’s court in “Episode VI: Return of the Jedi.” Many of the musical themes in “Star Wars” are inspired by classical music.Creditvia Everett Collection “Star Wars” is omnivorous in its inspiration. The saga, which continues in December with “Episode VIII: The Last Jedi,” nods to classical mythology, Arthurian legend and even Wagner’s “Ring” cycle. John Williams’s music…

U.S. Bank Stadium Officials Addressing Sound Concerns For … – CBS Minnesota / WCCO

Posted: Friday, September 15, 2017

MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — Football fans find it fabulous, but some concert-goers have been quite critical of U.S. Bank Stadium. Complaints over bad acoustics continue to dog the massive, new stadium in downtown Minneapolis. Last Friday, tens of thousands of people flocked there to hear the band U2. Afterwards, many of them expressed disappointment. Not with the band, but with the quality of the sound inside the stadium. WCCO’s Angela Davis…

How ‘This Is Us’ Music Team Chooses Tracks to Help You Cry – Variety

Posted: Friday, September 15, 2017

“This Is Us” now has an official soundtrack to accompany the show’s emotionally charged moments. Cast members Chris Sullivan and Jon Huertas were joined by music supervisor Jennifer Pyken and composer-musician Siddhartha Khosla at the “This Is Us (Music from the Show)” album release at Clutch in Venice, Calif. on Wednesday night. The soundtrack opens with “Death With Dignity” by Sufjan Stevens and concludes with “This Is Us Score Suite” by Khosla. Filling…

Hear the Music That Inspired ‘Star Wars’ – New York Times

Posted: Friday, September 15, 2017

Advertisement By JOSHUA BARONE SEPTEMBER 14, 2017 Image A scene from Jabba the Hutt’s court in “Episode VI: Return of the Jedi.” Many of the musical themes in “Star Wars” are inspired by classical music.Creditvia Everett Collection “Star Wars” is omnivorous in its inspiration. The saga, which continues in December with “Episode VIII: The Last Jedi,” nods to classical mythology, Arthurian legend and even Wagner’s “Ring” cycle. John Williams’s music…

US Bank Stadium Officials Addressing Sound Concerns For Concerts – CBS Minnesota / WCCO

Posted: Friday, September 15, 2017

MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — Football fans find it fabulous, but some concert-goers have been quite critical of U.S. Bank Stadium. Complaints over bad acoustics continue to dog the massive, new stadium in downtown Minneapolis. Last Friday, tens of thousands of people flocked there to hear the band U2. Afterwards, many of them expressed disappointment. Not with the band, but with the quality of the sound inside the stadium. WCCO’s Angela Davis…

How ‘This Is Us’ Music Team Chooses Tracks to Help You Cry – Variety

Posted: Friday, September 15, 2017

“This Is Us” now has an official soundtrack to accompany the show’s emotionally charged moments. Cast members Chris Sullivan and Jon Huertas were joined by music supervisor Jennifer Pyken and composer-musician Siddhartha Khosla at the “This Is Us (Music from the Show)” album release at Clutch in Venice, Calif. on Wednesday night. The soundtrack opens with “Death With Dignity” by Sufjan Stevens and concludes with “This Is Us Score Suite” by Khosla. Filling…

Hey DJ: DJ Method – SF Weekly

Posted: Friday, September 15, 2017

When one considers the benefits of military service, perks such as learning job skills, seeing the world, and saving money for college might come to mind. Becoming a better DJ, however, is not typically part of the recruiter’s sales pitch. But according to Bay Area native Christopher Conley, aka DJ Method, it was down-time while stationed in a tiny town in New Mexico that inspired him to turn…

Hear the Music That Inspired ‘Star Wars’ – New York Times

Posted: Thursday, September 14, 2017

Advertisement By JOSHUA BARONE SEPTEMBER 14, 2017 Image A scene from Jabba the Hutt’s court in “Episode VI: Return of the Jedi.” Many of the musical themes in “Star Wars” are inspired by classical music.Creditvia Everett Collection “Star Wars” is omnivorous in its inspiration. The saga, which continues in December with “Episode VIII: The Last Jedi,” nods to classical mythology, Arthurian legend and even Wagner’s “Ring” cycle. John Williams’s music…

Mercury prize 2017 is won by Sampha’s Process – The Guardian

Posted: Thursday, September 14, 2017

Sampha, the south London singer-songwriter who for a long time was better known as a guest vocalist on other people’s songs, has won one of the UK’s most prestigious music prizes. The artist, full name Sampha Sisay, won the Hyundai Mercury prize for his critically acclaimed debut album Process. At the ceremony, Sampha performed, to silence then wild cheers (No One Knows Me) Like the Piano, which, for emotional types,…

Inside Latin Trap, the Viral Sound Too Hot for American Radio – RollingStone.com

Posted: Thursday, September 14, 2017

In 2015, Jorge Fonseca, a veteran A&R for Sony Music Latin, made a trip to Puerto Rico in search of new sounds. “When you go to the Island, the streets speak to you,” he tells Rolling Stone. “You hear the kids with the cars, and they tell you what’s happening.” On this particular visit, he noticed something different blaring from passing vehicles: “I started hearing less reggaeton and more trap.”…

Essential Phone is getting a ‘high-end’ audio accessory with a headphone jack – TechCrunch

Posted: Thursday, September 14, 2017

While plenty of smartphone features have been sunsetted on the way to thinner profiles and sexier bezels, none have garnered the ire of consumers quite as much as the removal of the aged and distinguished 3.5mm headphone jack. Apple was early to axe the port, and while Andy Rubin’s Essential followed suit, a lot of consumers took issue with the move. Essential seems to be taking those complaints and funneling…

Hear the Music That Inspired ‘Star Wars’ – New York Times

Posted: Thursday, September 14, 2017

Advertisement By JOSHUA BARONE SEPTEMBER 14, 2017 Image A scene from Jabba the Hutt’s court in “Episode VI: Return of the Jedi.” Many of the musical themes in “Star Wars” are inspired by classical music. Creditvia Everett Collection “Star Wars” is omnivorous in its inspiration. The saga, which continues in December with “Episode VIII: The Last Jedi,” nods to classical mythology, Arthurian legend and even Wagner’s “Ring” cycle. John Williams’s…

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