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Medium subscribers now get audio recordings of top stories – The Verge

Posted: Friday, May 19, 2017

Medium’s subscription service didn’t start off with all that many (any, really) features, but the company has just added a big one: audio recordings of some of the site’s top stories. All of the audio stories will be “professionally recorded,” Medium says, and won’t be made using synthesized voices, like Siri. Every subscriber-exclusive story will get an audio version and “other top stories” picked by Medium editors will get recorded…

The MP3 Is Dead—Long Live the MP3 (Maybe) – Lifehacker

Posted: Friday, May 19, 2017

Image from Philippe Put When the MP3 first came out in the 1990s, it was a revolutionary digital audio coding format that significantly reduced the file size of audio content. It dropped sizes by 95 percent. This changed the culture around listening to music: people could carry a massive number of songs on a small device instead of lugging around physical CDs. Advertisement But after being “on life support” for…

‘Devastating loss’: Music world mourns death of Soundgarden frontman Chris Cornell – Washington Post

Posted: Friday, May 19, 2017

The news of Soundgarden frontman Chris Cornell’s death, which his publicist called “sudden and unexpected,” reverberated throughout the music world Thursday morning. Cornell, who died Wednesday in Detroit at age 52, was an important figure in the grunge rock movement, and he was especially known for his distinct, multi-octave “banshee wailing” voice. A medical examiner determined he died by suicide, the Associated Press reported. [Chris Cornell dead at 52] Tributes poured in…

Spotify just bought an AI startup to help it stay ahead of Apple Music – CNBC

Posted: Friday, May 19, 2017

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St. Kate’s music, theater students protest demise of degrees with performances – Minneapolis Star Tribune

Posted: Friday, May 19, 2017

About a dozen students sat on the steps of Derham Hall at St. Catherine University in St. Paul midday Thursday singing and holding signs protesting the school’s decision to slash music and theater programs. The group was part of a daylong “sing-in,” with performances from the choir, soloists, musicians and actors. The Catholic liberal arts school announced a few weeks ago that it was eliminating majors and minors in music…

‘Devastating loss’: Music world mourns death of Soundgarden frontman Chris Cornell – Washington Post

Posted: Thursday, May 18, 2017

The news of Soundgarden frontman Chris Cornell’s death, which his publicist called “sudden and unexpected,” reverberated throughout the music world Thursday morning. Cornell, who died Wednesday in Detroit at age 52, was an important figure in the grunge rock movement, and he was especially known for his distinct, multi-octave “banshee wailing” voice. A medical examiner determined he died by suicide, the Associated Press reported. [Chris Cornell dead at 52] Tributes poured in…

Grizzly Bear Share New Song ‘Mourning Sound,’ Announce Album Release – NPR

Posted: Thursday, May 18, 2017

Grizzly Bear. Courtesy of the artist hide caption toggle caption Courtesy of the artist Grizzly Bear. Courtesy of the artist The celebrated Brooklyn four-piece Grizzly Bear has released another new song, “Mourning Sound,” and given the upcoming album from which it’s taken a name and a release date: Painted Ruins will be out on August 18. It’s the band’s first since Shields in 2012. “I made a mistake / I…

‘So young, so sad’: Music world mourns the death of Soundgarden’s Chris Cornell – Los Angeles Times

Posted: Thursday, May 18, 2017

The reach of Chris Cornell’s voice was not merely to the back of any stadium, theater or nightclub. Through the music of Soundgarden, Temple of the Dog, Audioslave and his solo albums, that remarkable voice — one of the most revered in rock history — reverberated around the globe and throughout the music industry. Many of the singer-songwriter’s fans, including fellow musicians and artists, took to social media on Thursday morning upon hearing of his death at…

Katy Perry Breaks Her Own YouTube Record With ‘Bon Appetit’ Music Video Views – Variety

Posted: Thursday, May 18, 2017

Katy Perry’s fans are apparently eager to eat up her new single, “Bon Appetit.” The pop singer’s latest music video broke her own record for most YouTube views in 24 hours. “Bon Appetit” generated 16.8 million views in the first day of release, topping her previous record-holder, “Roar.” The music video also surpassed two of Perry’s other milestones: the most channel views in a single calendar day, with more than 25 million views on May 13, and the highest…

Apple Music says it could have 400 million listeners—but it would rather make money – Quartz

Posted: Thursday, May 18, 2017

Jimmy Iovine, the longtime recording industry mogul currently heading up Apple Music, hates free music—an idea to which Spotify, Apple’s biggest music streaming competitor, is stubbornly clinging. Spotify, founded in Stockholm in 2006, has for a decade now offered its millions of songs via a free, advertising-supported tier as well as a paid subscription tier. Apple Music only has the latter. Why? Iovine pared it down in an interview this…

Grizzly Bear Share New Song ‘Mourning Sound,’ Announce Album Release – NPR

Posted: Thursday, May 18, 2017

Grizzly Bear. Courtesy of the artist hide caption toggle caption Courtesy of the artist Grizzly Bear. Courtesy of the artist The celebrated Brooklyn four-piece Grizzly Bear has released another new song, “Mourning Sound,” and given the upcoming album from which it’s taken a name and a release date: Painted Ruins will be out on August 18. It’s the band’s first since Shields in 2012. “I made a mistake / I…

Chris Cornell: rock star who kicked down the boundaries of sound – The Guardian

Posted: Thursday, May 18, 2017

In May 1989, Soundgarden played their first gig outside America at London’s School of Oriental and African Studies. They were sandwiched between a minor hardcore punk band called Murphy’s Law and Mudhoney, the latter then widely believed to be the Band Most Likely To from Seattle’s burgeoning grunge scene; Nirvana had yet to release their debut album. But anyone paying close attention to the main support band might have got…

Chris Cornell, Soundgarden frontman, dies aged 52 – The Guardian

Posted: Thursday, May 18, 2017

Chris Cornell, lead singer of American hard rock bands Soundgarden and Audioslave, has died aged 52. In a statement to the Associated Press, his representative, Brian Bumbery, said Cornell died on Wednesday night in Detroit. Bumbery called the death “sudden and unexpected” and said his wife and family were shocked. The statement said the family would be working closely with the medical examiner to determine the cause, and asked for…

Selena Gomez Releases New Single and Music Video for ”Bad Liar” – E! Online

Posted: Thursday, May 18, 2017

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New Music: Young Thug – ‘Free Blac Youngsta’ – Rap-Up.com

Posted: Thursday, May 18, 2017

Just one day after Blac Youngsta turned himself in to police in connection with the targeted shooting of Young Dolph, Young Thug releases a new song in his honor, “Free Blac Youngsta.” Over thumping production from Wheezy and DY of 808 Mafia, Thugger sings about his incarcerated collaborator. “I say free Blac Youngsta,” Jeffery harmonizes on the hook. “R.I.P. your mama / I say free Blac Youngsta / Fuck 12,…

MP3 ‘died’ and nobody noticed: Patents expire on golden oldie tech – The Register

Posted: Thursday, May 18, 2017

Key patents held on the MP3 audio format expired last month – and it’s taken three weeks for anyone to notice. And the Fraunhofer Institute has declined to renew the intellectual property it owns on the MPEG Audio Layer III technology – as well as terminated its licensing programme. So yup, now you can use MP3 encoding in your products patent free, and your MP3s that used to work will…

Grizzly Bear Share New Song ‘Mourning Sound,’ Announce Album … – NPR

Posted: Thursday, May 18, 2017

Grizzly Bear. Courtesy of the artist hide caption toggle caption Courtesy of the artist Grizzly Bear. Courtesy of the artist The celebrated Brooklyn four-piece Grizzly Bear has released another new song, “Mourning Sound,” and given the upcoming album from which it’s taken a name and a release date: Painted Ruins will be out on August 18. It’s the band’s first since Shields in 2012. “I made a mistake / I…

Grizzly Bear Share New Song ‘Mourning Sound,’ Announce Album Release – NPR

Posted: Thursday, May 18, 2017

Grizzly Bear. Courtesy of the artist hide caption toggle caption Courtesy of the artist Grizzly Bear. Courtesy of the artist The celebrated Brooklyn four-piece Grizzly Bear has released another new song, “Mourning Sound,” and given the upcoming album from which it’s taken a name and a release date: Painted Ruins will be out on August 18. It’s the band’s first since Shields in 2012. “I made a mistake / I…

Selena Gomez Releases New Single and Music Video for ”Bad Liar” – E! Online

Posted: Thursday, May 18, 2017

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