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Coachella 2017: Radiohead conquers sound issues during weekend 2 performance – Press-Enterprise

Posted: Saturday, April 22, 2017

While they made a few fans nervous by starting their set about 10 minutes late, things went a lot smoother for Radiohead during weekend two of Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival. Sound issues stopped the headliner’s set twice last week forcing the band to also exit the stage twice. This weekend however, about 30 minutes into their Friday night set, everything was going off without a hitch and unlike last week…

What’s up with Prince’s new music? – The Mercury News

Posted: Saturday, April 22, 2017

If you were planning to spend the first anniversary of music legend Prince’s death April 21 listening to his new music, you might be disappointed. Most of the new songs contained in the new EP “Deliverance” have been blocked from release by a Minnesota judge, after Prince’s estate sued the producer who had sought to issue the new songs. The estate claims George Ian Boxill, who co-wrote and co-produced the…

Early exposure to music promises father, daughter a lifetime bond – Houston Chronicle

Posted: Saturday, April 22, 2017

Randy Newman thought he’d done his duty. At the Grand 1894 Opera House in Galveston four years ago, he played his hit, some old favorites and the song from “Toy Story.”

What’s up with Prince’s new music? – The Mercury News

Posted: Friday, April 21, 2017

If you were planning to spend the first anniversary of music legend Prince’s death April 21 listening to his new music, you might be disappointed. Most of the new songs contained in the new EP “Deliverance” have been blocked from release by a Minnesota judge, after Prince’s estate sued the producer who had sought to issue the new songs. The estate claims George Ian Boxill, who co-wrote and co-produced the…

2017 Music and Miracles Superfest: Complete guide to Saturday’s concert at Jordan-Hare Stadium – AL.com

Posted: Friday, April 21, 2017

The Plains will be filled with hundreds of country music fans on Saturday looking to enjoy live performances from Blake Shelton and more during the 2017 Music and Miracles Superfest at Jordan-Hare Stadium. This weekend’s Music and Miracles Superfest, which will benefit the Chicken Salad Chick Foundation, will also include performances from superstars Thomas Rhett and Kelsea Ballerini as well as southern rock legends Lynyrd Skynyrd and newcomer David Ray. Want…

Samsung will use Google Play Music as the default music app on its devices – The Verge

Posted: Friday, April 21, 2017

Samsung is giving Google Play Music a big push. Today, coinciding with the retail launch of the Galaxy S8, both companies announced that Google’s music app will become the preferred music player on Samsung mobile devices. The partnership kicks off immediately with the S8. But it technically began a year ago; Play Music was also the default music playback app on the Galaxy S7, a result of Samsung trying to…

Prince estate sues to block release of new music – CBS News

Posted: Friday, April 21, 2017

MINNEAPOLIS — A federal judge has blocked a sound engineer from releasing a five-song EP of unpublished music by Prince after the late superstar’s estate objected — but one of the songs is still available online. George Ian Boxill worked with Prince on five tracks in 2006, and he made at least one song from the recording sessions — called “Deliverance” — available Wednesday for online sales. Prince’s estate and…

MusicFirst’s Protectionist Crusade Will Hamper Music Innovation – Townhall

Posted: Friday, April 21, 2017

Hypocrisy in the Anti-O’Reilly Army The Ugly Face of Socialism Cruel to Be Kind When an industry colludes with politicians to increase profits, it’s ugly. Images of fat-cat lobbyists and slimy politicians sitting in a smoky back room come to mind. Of course, that is a stereotype — a caricature of the truth. Most of the greedy, soul crushing deals are made right out in the open. Oil and pharmaceutical…

Bill Murray to release classical music album – The Guardian

Posted: Friday, April 21, 2017

Bill Murray has announced plans to release a classical album in the summer. The Ghostbusters star will sing and perform literary readings for New Worlds, a chamber music recital led by cellist Jan Vogler’s trio. Murray will reportedly be singing the music of George Gershwin and Stephen Foster, as well as songs from the musical West Side Story. His spoken-word selections include work by Mark Twain, Walt Whitman and Ernest…

The Buzz: Gibson Music Hall gets closer – Appleton Post Crescent

Posted: Friday, April 21, 2017

CLOSE x Embed x Share The Gibson building has been in downtown Appleton, in one form or another, since 1919. (Maureen Wallenfang/USA TODAY NETWORK-Wisconsin) Wochit Gibson Music Hall’s new logo mimics the building’s Art Deco facade.(Photo: Courtesy of Gibson Music Hall) Three brothers with a passion for music and architectural history are in the process of creating the new Gibson Music Hall in downtown Appleton. It will open in June….

Dolly Parton College Course Combines Music, History and Appalachia Pride – New York Times

Posted: Friday, April 21, 2017

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Ambient noise could be your next multi-factor authentication token – TechCrunch

Posted: Friday, April 21, 2017

We’re all pretty used to two-factor authentication now, and it isn’t much of an inconvenience to have to type in a four-digit code when you log in from a new location. But some Swiss security researchers came up with a smart way to authenticate without even that tiny amount of work: ambient noise. The idea behind multi-factor authentication is basically making sure that a login is by the actual user,…

PHOTOS: Weekend 1 of the 2017 Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival – Los Angeles Times

Posted: Thursday, April 20, 2017

(Brian van der Brug / Los Angeles Times) The sun sets on the third and final day of weekend one Coachella Music and Arts Festival in Indio. (Patrick T. Fallon / For The Times) Lauren Fournell, of Manhattan Beach, watches The Antarctic powered by HP, a 360 degree sensory experience inside a large-scale projection dome at the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival. (Patrick T. Fallon / For The Times)…

Soft, smooth and steady: How Xanax turned American music into pill-pop – Washington Post

Posted: Thursday, April 20, 2017

(Eric Petersen for The Washington Post) Drugs and music. Music and drugs. Sometimes, they go together. At least, in the popular imagination. If jazz was haunted by heroin, and rock bloomed on acid, and disco darlings preened on cocaine, and ravers got touchy-feely on ecstasy, Lana Del Rey’s recent single, “Love,” sounds like two milligrams of Xanax crushed into dust and set adrift on the Pacific breeze in your mind….

Federal judge to sound engineer: Don’t release that Prince music – Minneapolis Star Tribune

Posted: Thursday, April 20, 2017

A former sound engineer for Prince won’t be able to release a five-song EP of unreleased songs at least for now, U.S. District Judge Wilhelmina Wright said in a brief order. Wright granted a motion from Paisley Park Enterprises and Prince’s estate stopping the release of the music. This is just the first step. The estate will have to submit by Tuesday a memorandum in support of the order. Lawyers…

A four-day, all-Iowa music festival is launching this summer – DesMoinesRegister.com

Posted: Thursday, April 20, 2017

A new music festival, IowaStock, is headed to St. Charles this summer. The festival, set to take place Sept. 1-4, plans to feature all Iowa music across multiple stages.(Photo: IowaStock/Special to the Register) A new festival is launching in central Iowa this summer with one major goal in mind: highlighting the state’s homegrown talent. Coined “IowaStock 2017 Music and Art Fair,” the four-day, multi-stage event is set to take place…

Apple Music’s latest exclusive acquisition is a documentary about Clive Davis – The Verge

Posted: Thursday, April 20, 2017

Apple Music has picked up exclusive rights to the documentary Clive Davis: The Soundtrack of Our Lives yesterday. The acquisition was announced just before the film’s premiere kicked off the first night of the Tribeca Film Festival. Directed by Chris Perkel (best known for editing Cameron Crowe’s Pearl Jam Twenty), the film is based on Davis’ 2013 autobiography, and follows a half-century of musical history influenced by the iconic label…

Band’s new clip singles out April 27th as important date – RollingStone.com

Posted: Thursday, April 20, 2017

Haim appeared to tease their long-awaited second album in a short clip posted on Twitter on Thursday. In the video, Danielle Haim bashes away at her drum kit. After roughly a minute of focused, intense drumming, the camera cuts away and the screen flashes a message: “Haim April 27th.” Related Haim Talk ‘More Organic’ Second Album, Writing at Home Sisters returned home to create long-awaited ‘Days Are Gone’ follow-up Haim…

Documentary delves into life of music pioneer Clive Davis – SFGate

Posted: Thursday, April 20, 2017

Caption Close NEW YORK (AP) — Clive Davis celebrated his legacy with the debut of a documentary about his life, along with performances from artists he helped become icons, during the opening night of the 2017 Tribeca Film Festival. Davis, 85, said it was a dream come true to launch “Clive Davis: The Soundtrack of Our Lives” at Radio City Music Hall since he grew up in Brooklyn and didn’t…

Engineer, Prince’s estate face off in court over unreleased music – Minnesota Public Radio News

Posted: Thursday, April 20, 2017

Listen Newly released Prince music a source of controversy 1min 32sec Updated 6:45 p.m. | Posted 8:57 a.m. A new fight is brewing over Prince, his estate and music you haven’t heard before. Prince’s estate is suing a California sound engineer who is offering a multi-song selection of unreleased music from the late pop icon. The two sides faced off in an 80-minute federal court hearing Wednesday afternoon before U.S….

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