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How music is being used to treat autism – The Guardian

Posted: Wednesday, March 01, 2017

On a Wednesday afternoon at Beaumont hospital in Royal Oak, on the outskirts of Detroit, a blind 25-year-old man with autism plays piano near the hospital entrance. Doctors, patients, nurses and families crowd around Lance Vardon, who is seated at a grand piano playing Bach’s Prelude in C Major. Three days a week, the same group gathers around the grand piano during their lunch hour. Vardon launches into Journey’s Don’t…

Viacom Names Bruce Gillmer Head of Music and Music Talent for Global Entertainment Group – Variety

Posted: Wednesday, March 01, 2017

Viacom has named Bruce Gillmer as Head of Music and Music Talent for its Global Entertainment Group, Variety has learned. In the newly created role, Gillmer will oversee music programming, talent and events for the portfolio. Gillmer will also continue in his current role at Viacom International Media Networks as EVP of Music and Talent Programming and Events and co-brand lead for MTV International. Gillmer will continue to report to Bob Bakish, President…

Celebrating Black History: Timeless music legends – Mixmag

Posted: Wednesday, March 01, 2017

Known by many names, Prince Rogers Nelson was a passionate, promiscuous, unbelievably talented soul. The seven-time Grammy winner gave the world hits like ‘Purple Rain’, ‘Let’s Go Crazy’ and ‘Pop Life’, but above all, Prince taught the masses the importance and beauty of self-expression, freedom of sexuality and the far-reaching power of music. There isn’t much that can give justice to the impact of the famed musician, who tragically passed…

A new spin on soul music: Drumming up new music from the classics – The Daily Progress

Posted: Wednesday, March 01, 2017

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Ford Replaces CD Player With Streaming Music In New Vehicle – NPR

Posted: Wednesday, March 01, 2017

AUDIE CORNISH, HOST: I’m going to pause for a moment and ask you all to fill in the blank. The Ford Motor Company is about to introduce a car that won’t have a – now, if you guessed steering wheel, you’re a bit early. If you guessed CD player, you’ve been paying attention. Ford is making a car without a CD player. Instead, it will let drivers stream music and…

New Music: Juelz Santana feat. French Montana & Cam’ron – ‘Dip’d N Coke’ – Rap-Up.com

Posted: Wednesday, March 01, 2017

Yes, yes, y’all. It’s a Coke Boys and Dipset party as Juelz Santana teams up with Cam’ron and French Montana for a new collaboration titled “Dip’d N Coke.” Montana opens the track over a soulful Harry Fraud instrumental. “Picasso drawing, Eminem, Marshall Mathers,” raps French. “Average to lavish, Dr. Dre, Aftermath / If you talking me and money, yeah, I’m talking marriage.” Juelz pops up with a second verse, meant…

Budapest West’s world music with a Gig Harbor twist – Kitsap Sun

Posted: Wednesday, March 01, 2017

Members of Budapest West tune up for a rehearsal in their garage-turned-soundstage at the home of Rob Rigoni, left and Santia Shaffer with band mates Tom Bertrand on guitar and John Paul Michaels on drums.(Photo: Ric Hallock) Fans of world music are finding they don’t have to travel to Europe or beyond to satiate their musical tastes. Now they only need travel as far as the South Puget Sound region,…

FastForward 2017: Making Sense Of A Data-Driven Music Industry Culture – Forbes

Posted: Tuesday, February 28, 2017

Liz Stokes (News Editor, Record of the Day), Karma Bertelsen (Marketing Manager, Kilimanjaro Live), Lucy Blair (Director of International Sales and Marketing, The Orchard), Fred Bolza (Vice President of Strategy, Sony Music UK) and Emily Scoggins (Head of Marketing, The O2) speak on the “Exploring Music Marketing” panel at FastForward in Amsterdam on February 24, 2017. (Photo credit: Lara Baker) American composer, professor and new media artist R. Luke DuBois…

Westword Music Showcase 2017 Announces National Headliners – Westword

Posted: Tuesday, February 28, 2017

EXPAND The Westword Music Showcase will return to the Golden Triangle on Saturday, June 24! Our 23rd annual Showcase will be bigger and better than ever, with such national headliners as Americana crooner Shakey Graves, soulful rock-and-rollers the Revivalists, electronic masters Cut Copy and Bob Moses and indie pop’s COIN on the two main outdoor stages, and 100 of the best bands and artists in metro Denver performing on ten additional stages….

Top DJ Fabiano Antoniani aka DJ Fabo ends his own life by pressing a button in Swiss suicide clinic after car smash … – The Sun

Posted: Tuesday, February 28, 2017

A TOP DJ has ended his life in a Swiss suicide clinic after a horror car crash left him paralysed and living in a “world of pain”. Italian Fabiano Antoniani, 40, reportedly killed himself yesterday by pressing a button after he was approved for euthanasia in a Dignitas clinic in Forch, Switzerland. Fabiano Antoniani ended his life in a Switzerland suicide clinic after a horror car crash left him paralysed…

SoundCloud unveils $4.99 mid-tiered music offer – USA TODAY

Posted: Tuesday, February 28, 2017

SoundCloud logo (Photo: SoundCloud) LOS ANGELES — Struggling music service Soundcloud is introducing a new, $4.99 version of its music subscription offering, hoping the lower price will entice more folks to sign up. The mid-tier service, SoundCloud Go, offers 120 million songs, no ads and the ability to listen offline. The original, higher priced service, SoundCloud Go Plus, is $9.99, and has 150 million songs to listen to. SoundCloud co-founder Alex…

Matt FX Travels A Winding Road To Music Success – Forbes

Posted: Tuesday, February 28, 2017

New York, NY – December 17, 2015 – Matt FX at the Running Man Production Studio. Photo by Ike Edeani. Matt FX is a musical polymath. The NYC native is best-known for his work as a music supervisor for television shows like Skins, Broad City, Detroiters, and Difficult People. But Matt is also a DJ, producer, and was even an on-air host for MTV’s show Wonderland. His newest venture is a just-announced podcast with Spotify called Unpacked,…

‘Cash Me Outside’ Remix’s DJ Suede Talks Viral Hitmaking – RollingStone.com

Posted: Tuesday, February 28, 2017

Last Friday, one of the year’s biggest memes crossed over from viral sensation to chart success. Danielle Bregoli has been Internet-famous for months after the rebellious 13-year-old appeared on Dr. Phil to trash talk the “hos” in the audience, threatening them with the now-ubiquitous catchphrase “Cash me outside, how bow dah?” In January, Atlanta producer DJ Suede released a trap remix incorporating phrases from the episode, with the song recently appearing on the…

‘Cash Me Outside’ Remix’s DJ Suede Talks Viral Hitmaking – RollingStone.com

Posted: Monday, February 27, 2017

Last Friday, one of the year’s biggest memes crossed over from viral sensation to chart success. Danielle Bregoli has been Internet-famous for months after the rebellious 13-year-old appeared on Dr. Phil to trash talk the “hos” in the audience, threatening them with the now-ubiquitous catchphrase “Cash me outside, how bow dah?” In January, Atlanta producer DJ Suede released a trap remix incorporating phrases from the episode, with the song recently appearing on the…

Sound Transit uses inflated car values to collect higher tab fees – The Seattle Times

Posted: Monday, February 27, 2017

Sound Transit thinks your car is worth more than it actually is. That’s one reason why Sound Transit 3’s car-tab tax increase is leaving some folks with sticker shock. While the higher car-tab tax included in Sound Transit 3 is new — it applies to tabs that expire after March 1 — the way that Sound Transit calculates your car’s value is not. The agency has long used a simple…

Jay Z is right: Radio is the worst place to listen to music – Quartz

Posted: Monday, February 27, 2017

Is radio dead? Data show it isn’t as a whole—yet as a music platform, it’s a whole different story. In a candid interview between Frank Ocean and Jay Z that aired on Apple Music’s Beats 1 radio station Feb. 24, the latter spent a good portion mourning the golden days of radio, where he got his own start in the 1990s as a hip-hop artist. Said Jay, about modern radio:…

Facing the music: Francesca Dego – The Guardian

Posted: Monday, February 27, 2017

Vinyl or digital? I’m addicted to the limitless access that online streaming and download platforms provide, but nothing gives me goosebumps like witnessing the actual moment music happens. What was the last piece of music you bought? I’ve just bought the score of the Busoni violin concerto. It’s a spectacular piece of music, sadly neglected, and I’d be delighted to learn it and reintroduce it to today’s audiences. What’s your…

‘Cash Me Outside’ Remix’s DJ Suede Talks Viral Hitmaking – RollingStone.com

Posted: Monday, February 27, 2017

Last Friday, one of the year’s biggest memes crossed over from viral sensation to chart success. Danielle Bregoli has been Internet-famous for months after the rebellious 13-year-old appeared on Dr. Phil to trash talk the “hos” in the audience, threating them with the now-ubiquitous catchphrase “Cash me outside, how bow dah?” In January, Atlanta producer DJ Suede released a trap remix incorporating phrases from the episode, with the song recently appearing on the…

20 Nominations Later, Sound Mixer Breaks Record Oscar Losing Streak – New York Times

Posted: Monday, February 27, 2017

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