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Islamic State’s Baghdadi, in undated audio, urges militants to keep fighting – Reuters

Posted: Thursday, September 28, 2017

CAIRO (Reuters) – Islamic State leader Abu Bakr Al-Baghdadi exhorted followers on Thursday to stand fast and keep fighting in his first purported audio communication in almost a year during which his jihadist group lost much of its self-proclaimed “caliphate”. The audio, partly dedicated to religious scriptures, came after several reports Baghdadi had been killed. His last recording was in November 2016, two weeks after the start of the battle…

Rose McGowan investigates the paranormal in spooky The Sound clip – EW.com (blog)

Posted: Thursday, September 28, 2017

In The Sound, Rose McGowan plays Kelly, a skeptic of the supernatural and specialist in acoustic physics who uses low frequency tactile sound-waves to debunk reported paranormal activities for her blog. When presented with a new case of a supposedly haunted subway station, she sets off to uncover the truth behind the hoax that involves a 40-year-old unexplained suicide. Her investigation takes her deep into the abandoned station, where her…

Apple Music now has over 30 million subscribers – The Verge

Posted: Thursday, September 28, 2017

Apple Music has surpassed 30 million subscribers, according to Billboard. The streaming service has picked up 10 million subscribers since December, and 3 million since WWDC back in June. Apple Music has managed to nearly keep pace with Spotify’s growth rate, racking up an average of 15 million subscribers per year, compared to 20 million for Spotify over the past two years. It’ll be tough for Apple to catch up…

Red Bull Music Academy Festival to celebrate unsung heroes of LA music — with a roller disco – Los Angeles Times

Posted: Thursday, September 28, 2017

Perhaps it’s the juice that propels energy drink giant Red Bull’s marketing initiatives into such far-flung realms. In service of its brand, the Austrian conglomerate has underwritten lifestyle activities including cliff diving, air racing and surfing competitions, bridge tournaments, soapbox derbies and visual art projects. The company also doles out millions each year to connect with musicians and music fans who down Red Bull’s concoctions in an attempt to extend…

Roli adds a new Lightpad to its Blocks modular music system – TechCrunch

Posted: Thursday, September 28, 2017

Roli’s Blocks are one of the most compelling products I’ve seen out of a hardware startup in the past year. The modular system is a unique take on music making by the company that gave the world the rubbery-keyed Seaboard keyboard. The system is a lot more user friendly than the company’s original offering both in terms of price and flexibility, with modules that swap in and out. Less than…

Roots Music in Oakland, Every Full Moon – SF Weekly

Posted: Thursday, September 28, 2017

As Bay Area native Desiree Cannon croons a sleepy country ballad from a tiny stage, a hat filled with dollar bills passes around a cozy, wood-paneled room at Oakland’s Starline Social Club. It’s warm inside, and it feels kind of like an Okie Dust Bowl church. “Shiny boots, yellow string, trade it in for finer things / But what you get ain’t what you choose, so what’s the…

Why the Vietnam War Produced Such Iconic Music – TIME

Posted: Wednesday, September 27, 2017

Some of the 20th century’s most defining pop music emerged from the period during which the Vietnam War was fought — and in the installment of the Ken Burns and Lynn Novick docu-series The Vietnam War that premiered on Tuesday night, that fact was made abundantly clear. The sights and sounds of Woodstock are juxtaposed with those of Vietnam, where half a million Americans were fighting at the time, and…

The Numbers Prove It — The World Is Listening To The Music It Loves On YouTube – Forbes

Posted: Wednesday, September 27, 2017

Susan Wojcicki, chief executive officer of YouTube Inc., speaks during the Google I/O Annual Developers Conference in Mountain View, California, U.S., on Wednesday, May 17, 2017. Photographer: Michael Short/Bloomberg Though YouTube wasn’t created to be a streaming music service, the Google-owned platform remains the single most-used website in the world to listen to music legally. While competitors like Spotify and Apple Music are growing by leaps and bounds, the majority…

‘Big Bang’s Lee Aronsohn Makes Feature Documentary Debut With ‘Magic Music’ – Deadline

Posted: Wednesday, September 27, 2017

EXCLUSIVE: He is a very well-respected name in television known for Two and a Half Men, The Big Bang Theory and Murphy Brown, and now Lee Aronsohn can add documentary filmmaker to his repertoire. For Aronsohn’s documentary feature debut, he went back to his college days. He wrote, produced and directed 40 Years in the Making: The Magic Music Movie, which is about his quest to find out what happened to a well-known band that…

Music City to follow aspiring country stars in Nashville: Watch the teaser – EW.com (blog)

Posted: Wednesday, September 27, 2017

If you’ve enjoyed spending time in The Hills or Laguna Beach, you may want to head to Nashville with Music City. The latest unscripted series from Adam DiVello, creator of the aforementioned shows, and Lionsgate will follow a group of aspiring music artists living and singing in Nashville. The eight-episode series will premiere on CMT in early 2018. “Music has always played a huge role in the storytelling process of my past series,” DiVello said in a…

Rock Stars And Chefs Come Together At The Music Tastes Good Festival – Forbes

Posted: Wednesday, September 27, 2017

LOS ANGELES, CA – JUNE 25: Big Freedia on the runway at day two of Fashion and Beauty during the 2017 BET Experience at Los Angeles Convention Center on June 25, 2017 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Tasia Wells/Getty Images for BET) This weekend the second annual Music Tastes Good festival will take over downtown Long Beach in Southern California for two days. Pairing musical acts such as Los…

RB Leipzig’s Werner ‘feeling better’ after Besiktas substitution due to crowd noise – The Guardian

Posted: Wednesday, September 27, 2017

Timo Werner is “feeling better” after he asked to be substituted due to the intense noise created by the home supporters during RB Leipzig’s Champions League defeat to Besiktas on Tuesday. The Germany striker was withdrawn after 32 minutes of the 2-0 defeat which left the Bundesliga side bottom of Group G, having earlier asked for ear plugs in a bid to help him cope with the loud atmosphere inside…

Apple confirms iPhone 8 ‘crackling’ sound problem for small number of people and says it’s working on a fix – Business Insider

Posted: Wednesday, September 27, 2017

Apple CEO Tim CookAP Apple said that a small number of its new iPhones are suffering from an audio problem that creates a crackling or popping sound during phone calls in some instances. The problem affects the new iPhone 8 models that went on sale earlier this month and has been reported by several users on online forums such as MacRumors and Apple’s support forum. According to some of the comments, the problem occurs…

EPA chief getting his own $25000 sound-proof booth – CNN

Posted: Wednesday, September 27, 2017

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Apple confirms iPhone 8 ‘crackling’ sound problem for small number of people and says it’s working on a fix – Business Insider

Posted: Wednesday, September 27, 2017

Apple CEO Tim CookAP Apple said that a small number of its new iPhones are suffering from an audio problem that creates a crackling or popping sound during phone calls in some instances. The problem affects the new iPhone 8 models that went on sale earlier this month and has been reported by several users on online forums such as MacRumors and Apple’s support forum. According to some of the comments, the problem occurs…

Apple confirms iPhone 8 ‘crackling’ sound problem for small number of people and says it’s working on a fix – Business Insider

Posted: Wednesday, September 27, 2017

Apple CEO Tim CookAP Apple said that a small number of its new iPhones are suffering from an audio problem that creates a crackling or popping sound during phone calls in some instances. The problem affects the new iPhone 8 models that went on sale earlier this month and has been reported by several users on online forums such as MacRumors and Apple’s support forum. According to some of the comments, the problem occurs…

Amazon adds Alexa voice control to the Amazon Music app – TechCrunch

Posted: Tuesday, September 26, 2017

Amazon today is bringing Alexa to the Amazon Music app on iOS and Android, allowing listeners to use voice controls with their music. The feature is available in the U.S., U.K., Germany and Australia, the company says, and will let users do things like request a song, artist, or music for various activities or moods, like “road trips” or “running,” – the same as you can do with Alexa on…

A Muslim American’s Homecoming: Cowboys, Country Music, Chapatis – New York Times

Posted: Tuesday, September 26, 2017

Is this how outsiders feel when they encounter their first Indian wedding? Was my flimsy Walmart-issue cowboy hat cultural appropriation? After the show it’s the after-party, and a packed Dairy Queen was where we found some cowboys hanging out post-rodeo. “It’s like strapping yourself onto a moving truck and rolling it down a hill,” said Dalton Epperson when I tried to pinpoint the appeal of mounting a riled-up bull. “Pretty…

Lenny Kravitz’s drummer, Franklin Vanderbilt, tries to save Chicago’s kids with music – Fox News

Posted: Tuesday, September 26, 2017

Franklin Vanderbilt: Saving Chicago’s West Side with music As violence in Chicago escalates, drummer Franklin Vanderbilt embarks on a journey through the city’s West Side to highlight the successes of teachers aiding kids through music education. Vanderbilt shares his story from humble beginnings on the West Side to working with music legends Chaka Khan and Lenny Kravitz. Violent crime in the United States increased in 2016, according to a…

In ‘Gallows Pole,’ Willie Watson Makes The Past Sound Vibrant – NPR

Posted: Tuesday, September 26, 2017

L.A. singer, songwriter and actor Willie Watson got his start as a founding member of Old Crow Medicine Show, in which he spent more than a decade finding new ways to refurbish old sounds. As a solo artist, Watson has dug ever deeper into plainspoken roots and traditional folk music, with a sound cleanly rooted in the past. But his songs are too vibrant to feel like museum pieces. Watson…

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