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The MP3 Is Not Dead, And I Can Prove It – Forbes

Posted: Tuesday, May 23, 2017

Pexels.com MP3s have not gone the way of the dinosaur. There’s been a flurry of articles lately about the death of the MP3, and most of them have got the story wrong. The format itself is, in fact, far from dead, and I’m going to show you why. First, what is an MP3? It’s a file format that basically takes a very large, high-bandwidth audio format (like the AIFF or…

The Billboard Music Awards were deeply forgettable — except for these 3 moments – Los Angeles Times

Posted: Monday, May 22, 2017

“Facts and industry things.” That’s how Blake Shelton, standing onstage at Sunday’s Billboard Music Awards, described his fuzzy understanding of the criteria for winning one of the least impressive prizes in the music business. So let’s not bother ourselves too much with who took home what from this year’s show, broadcast live on ABC from the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, and focus instead on the consistently amazing performances. Except,…

Billboard Music Awards 2017: What you missed – CNN

Posted: Monday, May 22, 2017

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Apple begins charging fees for Apple Music trials in some countries – The Verge

Posted: Monday, May 22, 2017

Apple has begun charging small fees for three-month trials of Apple Music in some countries, according to AppleInsider. Users in Australia, Spain, and Switzerland must now pay 99 cents to trial the streaming service for three months. Apple Music trials were previously free in each country, as they are in the US and other countries. It is not clear why Apple began charging for trials in these countries, or whether…

Here Are the Best and Worst Moments From the Billboard Music Awards 2017 – TIME

Posted: Monday, May 22, 2017

Sunday night was Drake’s night at the annual Billboard Music Awards, held this year in Las Vegas, Nevada and hosted by Ludacris and former High School Musical star Vanessa Hudgens. The rap mogul took home 13 awards including Top Artist, breaking Adele’s previous record for most prizes picked up by an artist in a single night. (The full list of winners can be found here.) It was a hefty, three-hour-plus…

Watch Miley Cyrus’ Teary-Eyed Performance of ‘Malibu’ at Billboard Music Awards 2017 – RollingStone.com

Posted: Monday, May 22, 2017

Miley Cyrus played a handsome, jangly rendition of her new single “Malibu” – and got choked up – at the Billboard Music Awards in Las Vegas on Sunday night. Related Miley Cyrus Talks Reaching Out to Trump Voters, New Album “This record is a reflection of the fact that yes, I don’t give a fuck, but right now is not a time to not give a fuck about people,” singer…

Hello! Drake breaks Adele’s record at Billboard Music Awards – ABC News

Posted: Monday, May 22, 2017

Hello, Drake has surpassed Adele’s record at the 2017 Billboard Music Awards on Sunday, picking up 13 awards. Adele set a record at the show in 2012 with 12 wins. The rapper, who walked into the show Sunday with 22 nominations, won top artist, top male artist and top Billboard 200 album (“Views”), among others, at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas. “I got my whole family up here,” said…

Imagine Dragons Frontman Leads Moment of Silence for Chris Cornell at 2017 Billboard Music Awards – PEOPLE.com

Posted: Monday, May 22, 2017

The 2017 Billboard Music Awards paid tribute to rocker Chris Cornell with a touching moment of silence on Sunday. Imagine Dragons frontman Dan Reynolds led the homage, with an emotional speech about the late rocker’s life and legacy. “Although tonight is a time to celebrate the music and artists of the past year, it’s also a time to recall a member of our community we lost this past week,” he said. “Soundgarden and Audioslave’s Chris…

Watch Miley’s Teary Performance of ‘Malibu’ at BBMAs – RollingStone.com

Posted: Monday, May 22, 2017

Miley Cyrus played a handsome, jangly rendition of her new single “Malibu” – and got choked up – at the Billboard Music Awards in Las Vegas on Sunday night. Related Miley Cyrus Talks Reaching Out to Trump Voters, New Album “This record is a reflection of the fact that yes, I don’t give a fuck, but right now is not a time to not give a fuck about people,” singer…

Drake, Cher among performers at Billboard Music Awards – WLS-TV

Posted: Sunday, May 21, 2017

Some of the biggest names in music are getting ready to hit the magenta carpet for the 2017 Billboard Music Awards Sunday night. Cher will receive the Billboard Icon Award and perform one of the biggest hits of her career. It’ll be her first awards show performance in 15 years. Celine Dion will take the stage for a special performance of “My Heart Will Go On” for the 20th anniversary…

Darren and Chuck Criss Release ‘Unapologetically Fun’ New Music Video – PEOPLE.com

Posted: Sunday, May 21, 2017

Quoting what the Beatles said at the height of their fame in the ’60s, Darren and Chuck Criss are “just having a laugh” as they bring their own band, Computer Games, full speed ahead. PEOPLE joined the brothers on set for their new music video for “Every Single Night,” and there was no shortage of laughs as they enlisted the help of their childhood and college friends to dress up as unicorns, mermaids and…

Music raises disease awareness at AIDS gala – Deutsche Welle

Posted: Sunday, May 21, 2017

Annalisa Stroppa’s coloraturas were spellbinding from the beginning. The Italian mezzo-soprano sang with precision, yet so fast that it was nearly hard to follow. Would she make it through the aria “Una voce oco fa” from Rossini’s “Barber of Seville?” She did. In contrast, the warm sound of American soprano, Janai Brugger, seemed to emanate from the depths of her soul. Alexander Tsymbalyuk, a baritone of diabolical power, performed two arias…

Chad Hugo Is Retiring From Music – Complex

Posted: Sunday, May 21, 2017

UPDATED May 21, 7:22 p.m. ET: A rep for the producer tells Pitchfork that Hugo’s tweet was a “bad joke.” Last November at ComplexCon, Pharrell said during a live taping of OTHERtone that another N.E.R.D. would come “when it’s time.” Maybe that means now… See original story below. Chad Hugo, one half of The Neptunes, made a big announcement on Sunday: he’s retiring from music. Image via Twitter Hugo…

The Days Of ‘Great Band, Terrible Sound’ May Soon Be Over – Forbes

Posted: Sunday, May 21, 2017

Credit: HypnoArt/Pixabay I recently went to hear a friend’s band play at a local bar. It’s a tight group that plays a rich mix of covers and originals with strong songwriting and solid musicianship. I expect most people in the room that night missed all this because the sound was terrible. The midrange frequencies were a muddy roar with only the lowest bass notes, the soprano vocals and the guitarist’s solos…

Drake, Beyonce early winners at 2017 Billboard Music Awards – Chicago Tribune

Posted: Sunday, May 21, 2017

Drake will walk into the 2017 Billboard Music Awards already a winner: He earned 10 early awards Sunday morning. The rapper and the electronic dance duo the Chainsmokers were top contenders with 22 nominations each. The early winners announced Sunday by dick clark productions included Beyonce, who won five, and twenty one pilots, who won four. The Chainsmokers picked up three honors in the early announcement. The Billboard Awards will…

Bambu: ‘My Music Is Here To Push People To Organize’ – NPR

Posted: Sunday, May 21, 2017

“I want you to feel uncomfortable,” Bambu says. “It’s how I walk in the world every day.” Courtesy of the artist hide caption toggle caption Courtesy of the artist “I want you to feel uncomfortable,” Bambu says. “It’s how I walk in the world every day.” Courtesy of the artist Jonah Deocampo grew up in Los Angeles in the 1990s, one of the estimated 3 million members of the Filipino…

Does digital music sound better than analog? – CNET

Posted: Sunday, May 21, 2017

Enlarge Image Steve Guttenberg/CNET One of my audiophile pals calls and the first thing he says is, “What do you enjoy more, analog or digital music?” I quickly answered, “analog,” meaning LPs, but it started me thinking about how I segregate my music collections. I own thousands of LPs and thousands of CDs, SACDs, DVD-As and files. On any given day, I might play analog or digital, but rarely both…

Bambu: ‘My Music Is Here To Push People To Organize’ – NPR

Posted: Sunday, May 21, 2017

“I want you to feel uncomfortable,” Bambu says. “It’s how I walk in the world every day.” Courtesy of the artist hide caption toggle caption Courtesy of the artist “I want you to feel uncomfortable,” Bambu says. “It’s how I walk in the world every day.” Courtesy of the artist Jonah Deocampo grew up in Los Angeles in the 1990s, one of the estimated 3 million members of the Filipino…

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