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It’s baaaack. Tickets on sale for Gulfport Music Fest 2017 – The Sun Herald

Posted: Wednesday, June 21, 2017

The Gulfport Music Festival is returning, with tickets on sale for a weekend of music October 6-7 in Jones Park. Ludacris will headline the festival Oct. 7, with 3 Doors Down also scheduled to perform at the event. Other performers announced are Shaggy, Mark McGrath of Sugar Ray, Fuel, Cracker, House of Pain, Sister Hazel, Bubba Sparxxx, Quad City DJ’s, Shallow Side and Wild Fire. A festival news release says…

Prodigy, Rapper Who Helped Forge the Sound of New York Hip-Hop, Dies at 42 – New York Times

Posted: Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Photo Prodigy, the rapper from Queens who helped define the sound of New York hip-hop as one-half of Mobb Deep, has died at 42. Credit Chad Batka for The New York Times Prodigy, the hard-nosed Queens rapper who kiln-fired New York hip-hop into a thing of unhurried attitude and stoic elegance as half of the duo Mobb Deep, died Tuesday in Las Vegas. He was 42. His publicist, Roberta Magrini,…

Red Sox place Pablo Sandoval back on DL, this time with ear infection – ESPN

Posted: Wednesday, June 21, 2017

7:50 PM ET Facebook Twitter Facebook Messenger Pinterest Email print comment KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Pablo Sandoval is back on the disabled list, and this time, it’s possible the Boston Red Sox third baseman won’t return to action until after the All-Star break. Sandoval was placed on the 10-day DL with a left inner ear infection, the team announced Tuesday. The illness had been coming on for a few days,…

Music education must be properly funded – The Guardian

Posted: Tuesday, June 20, 2017

We agree with Jeremy Corbyn’s aspiration that every child should have the opportunity to learn an instrument (Why not put music at the heart of education?, 19 June). It is important to remember, however, that music education needs to be properly funded. Instrumental tuition needs specialist teachers, and these teachers have been seeing their terms and conditions eroded over the past 10 years, meaning that many of them are leaving…

Kamala Harris’ African-American Music Appreciation Month playlist is actually pretty tight – Salon

Posted: Tuesday, June 20, 2017

Perhaps known best for her dogged, persistent pursuit of the truth during recent congressional hearings on the Trump administration’s possible connections to the Russian government, Sen. Kamala Harris (Calif-D) also makes a pretty good DJ. In recognition of African-American Music Appreciation Month, the Senator’s office uploaded a Spotify playlist of 45 tracks that either she or her staff (or both) felt best represented the aims and ideals of the annual…

Bruno Mars heads Music Midtown 2017 lineup – CBS News

Posted: Tuesday, June 20, 2017

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Sean Spicer’s off-camera, no-audio press briefing, annotated – Washington Post

Posted: Tuesday, June 20, 2017

Unless you were in the White House briefing room on Monday, you could not watch or even listen to press secretary Sean Spicer answer reporters’ questions. So, we are offering the next best thing — an annotated transcript of the session. The Fix has marked up Spicer’s off-camera, no-audio briefing, using Genius. To view an annotation, click on the yellow, highlighted text.  MR. SPICER: Good afternoon. A belated Father’s Day to…

Sean Spicer’s off-camera, no-audio press briefing, annotated – Washington Post

Posted: Tuesday, June 20, 2017

Unless you were in the White House briefing room on Monday, you could not watch or even listen to press secretary Sean Spicer answer reporters’ questions. So, we are offering the next best thing — an annotated transcript of the session. The Fix has marked up Spicer’s off-camera, no-audio briefing, using Genius. To view an annotation, click on the yellow, highlighted text.  MR. SPICER: Good afternoon. A belated Father’s Day to…

‘Get back! Get back!’: Seattle police release recordings of fatal shooting of Charleena Lyles – The Seattle Times

Posted: Tuesday, June 20, 2017

Two weeks ago, Seattle police responded to a domestic-violence call at the home of 30-year-old Charleena Lyles. During the encounter, police say Lyles armed herself with a pair of shears and threatened officers. Although the officers reported that they feared for their safety, they were able to talk a distraught Lyles into dropping the shears. The June 5 call is strikingly similar to Sunday’s incident at Lyles’ Magnuson Park apartment,…

Apple Music adds a $99 annual subscription option – The Verge – The Verge

Posted: Tuesday, June 20, 2017

Apple Music has a new subscription option for you to choose from, as first spotted by TechCrunch, but you’ll have to dig a bit to find it. The music streaming service added a $99 annual subscription plan — a few months ago, according to Apple — to go along with the monthly, family, and student plan options. The yearly option can be a nice $20 discount if you’re planning on…

DJ: I flashed a gun at Master P to send a message – Page Six

Posted: Tuesday, June 20, 2017

If you want to clean up the music industry when it comes to payola, it helps to be armed, says veteran DJ Paul Porter. Porter, who worked at BET for 10 years as program director, consultant and on-air talent, reveals in his book “Blackout” how rapper Master P — unhappy he couldn’t get his songs on the air — once arrived at Porter’s office with two enormous associates. “I opened…

Apple Music adds a $99 annual subscription option – The Verge

Posted: Tuesday, June 20, 2017

Apple Music has a new subscription option for you to choose from, as first spotted by TechCrunch, but you’ll have to dig a bit to find it. The music streaming service added a $99 annual subscription plan — a few months ago, according to Apple — to go along with the monthly, family, and student plan options. The yearly option can be a nice $20 discount if you’re planning on…

Why Do I Hate the Sound of My Own Voice? – TIME

Posted: Tuesday, June 20, 2017

Have you ever recoiled at the sound of your own voicemail greeting, startled by what should be the most familiar of voices—your own? If so, then you’re not alone. It’s common to dislike the way your voice sounds in recordings, experts say. Here’s why. You hear your own voice differently When you hear people talking, sound waves travel through the air and into your ears, vibrating your ear drums. Your…

Off-camera, no audio broadcast: White House keeps undermining press briefing – CNNMoney

Posted: Tuesday, June 20, 2017

The White House press briefing has seen better days. Lately, in fact, the briefing is often not seen at all. For four days last week, representatives for President Trump skipped the usual on-camera briefing to take questions off-camera. This wasn’t the first time the White House had taken this step, but this month has brought an added twist. In response to networks like CNN that decided to broadcast audio of…

‘Get back! Get back!’: Seattle police release audio of fatal shooting of Charleena Lyles – Seattle Times

Posted: Tuesday, June 20, 2017

Two weeks ago, Seattle police responded to a domestic-violence call at the home of 30-year-old Charleena Lyles. During the encounter, police say Lyles armed herself with a pair of shears and threatened officers. Although the officers reported that they feared for their safety, they were able to talk a distraught Lyles into dropping the shears. The June 5 call is eerily similar to Sunday’s incident at Lyles’ Magnuson Park apartment,…

Apple Music quietly added a $99 annual subscription plan – TechCrunch

Posted: Monday, June 19, 2017

If you’re an Apple Music subscriber, chances are that you’re paying $9.99 every month, $14.99 for a family plan, or $4.99 per month if you’re a student. But Apple quietly added another option. You can now pay $99 for a 12-month subscription. This setting is quite buried as Apple doesn’t want you to know that you can pay less than what you’re actually paying. We tried different scenarios, and it…

Google Play Music releases an exclusive feature for the Samsung Galaxy S8 – The Verge

Posted: Monday, June 19, 2017

Google Play Music became the default music player on the Galaxy S8 when it launched back in April. Now the service has launched a device-exclusive feature for the flagship Android smartphone. According to Android Authority, Google has launched New Release Radio — a feature similar to Spotify’s Release Radar — for the Galaxy S8 and S8 Plus. New Release Radio will show you a personalized mix of new music updated…

Mary Meeker’s 2017 Internet Trends: What Do They Mean For Music? – Forbes

Posted: Monday, June 19, 2017

Asa Mathat for Re/code Mary Meeker, Partner at Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers (KPCB), delivers her annual Internet Trends report at the 2017 Code Conference in Rancho Palos Verdes, California. Mary Meeker’s Internet Trends 2017 report reads like a hybrid between a bible and an annual check-up for Silicon Valley. A Partner with Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers (KPCB), Meeker painstakingly outlined key macro and micro trends across industries from gaming and media…

How to manage your digital music library – TechHive

Posted: Monday, June 19, 2017

The music industry is racing towards streamed distribution, but many of us have built up sizeable music collections. I certainly have, and I spent weeks ripping my old CD library a few years back (and then repeated the job when I realized that 128Kbps MP3s weren’t going to cut it). And if you prefer to own your music, versus renting it in perpetuity via a streaming service, you’re likely still…

Mary Meeker’s 2017 Internet Trends: What Do They Mean For Music? – Forbes

Posted: Monday, June 19, 2017

Asa Mathat for Re/code Mary Meeker, Partner at Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers (KPCB), delivers her annual Internet Trends report at the 2017 Code Conference in Rancho Palos Verdes, California. Mary Meeker’s Internet Trends 2017 report reads like a hybrid between a bible and an annual check-up for Silicon Valley. A Partner with Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers (KPCB), Meeker painstakingly outlined key macro and micro trends across industries from gaming and media…

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