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Ear Hustle:’ Podcast Unchains Voices From Behind Prison Walls – NBCNews.com

Posted: Thursday, June 22, 2017

SAN QUENTIN, Calif. — “You can lock up the body, but you can’t lock up the mind.” That’s one of the things you hear from the men inside San Quentin State Prison. And the voice — you can’t lock that up, either. Especially the voices of a couple of inmates who have launched a series of regular audio dispatches from inside what used to be one of America’s most notorious…

The Ringer’s Midyear Music Awards – The Ringer (blog)

Posted: Wednesday, June 21, 2017

2016 was jam-packed with albums from just about every superstar on the planet. 2017 looks … a little different. But into that vacuum have stepped a number of artists more than worth our time, and certain albums, EPs, and singles have risen to the top. They’re great, or weird, or mystifying, and sometimes all three. To take stock of the year in music as we wrap up the first half of…

Apple is asking music labels to take a smaller cut of revenue from streaming – The Verge

Posted: Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Apple is asking music labels for a reduction in the revenue rate it pays out from its music streaming service, according to sources close to the situation. Apple is renegotiating its licensing deals for Apple Music and iTunes with the three major music labels, which expire at the end of the month. The negotiations were first reported by Bloomberg. According to sources, the negotiations with Apple are not as contentious…

Guest DJ: Aldous Harding – NPR

Posted: Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Aldous Harding released her debut Party, produced by John Parish, this May on 4AD. Rafael Barker/Courtesy of the photographer hide caption toggle caption Rafael Barker/Courtesy of the photographer Aldous Harding released her debut Party, produced by John Parish, this May on 4AD. Rafael Barker/Courtesy of the photographer Aldous Harding, the intense singer and songwriter from New Zealand, sat down with me after the Tiny Desk Concert she recorded earlier this…

Guest DJ: Aldous Harding : All Songs Considered : NPR – NPR

Posted: Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Aldous Harding released her debut Party, produced by John Parish, this May on 4AD. Rafael Barker/Courtesy of the photographer hide caption toggle caption Rafael Barker/Courtesy of the photographer Aldous Harding released her debut Party, produced by John Parish, this May on 4AD. Rafael Barker/Courtesy of the photographer Aldous Harding, the intense singer and songwriter from New Zealand, sat down with me after the Tiny Desk Concert she recorded earlier this…

This is the best outdoor sound system for your mansion – The Verge

Posted: Wednesday, June 21, 2017

If you already sell the world’s biggest 4K TV, shouldn’t you have a comparable sound system to go along with it? For C Seed, the answer is yes. The company is selling a spectacular outdoor sound system called the C Seed 125. The C Seed 125 is a retractable, passive 2-way coaxial speaker system that can range from two loudspeakers to a 9.1 surround sound system, depending on your budget….

New music to listen to this week: Tamino – The Independent

Posted: Wednesday, June 21, 2017

I am in love with this man’s voice.  20-year-old artist Tamino (born Tamino Moharam Fouad) is a half-Egyptian, half-Belgian artist. Rather beautifully, his mother named him after the hero and prince in Mozart’s opera ‘The Magic Flute’. Tamino started out as your typical teenage punk rocker and played in bands in high school. Working through his mother’s record collection, however, led him to everything from Serge Gainsbourg to Tom Waits,…

Zedd will headline a music festival that’s coming to Charlotte in … – Charlotte Observer (blog)

Posted: Wednesday, June 21, 2017

For whatever reason, Charlotte hasn’t hosted many music festivals in recent years. That’s about to change in October, when the Breakaway Music Festival comes to the AvidXChange Music Factory. The festival lineup will be announced at noon on Wednesday – organizers say expect several big-name acts. Performers at other Breakaway Festivals this year include Zedd, Travis Scott, Diplo, Lil Yachty and others, according to the festival’s website. Breakaway, which is…

The Ringer’s Midyear Music Awards – The Ringer (blog)

Posted: Wednesday, June 21, 2017

2016 was jam-packed with albums from just about every superstar on the planet. 2017 looks … a little different. But into that vacuum have stepped a number of artists more than worth our time, and certain albums, EPs, and singles have risen to the top. They’re great, or weird, or mystifying, and sometimes all three. To take stock of the year in music as we wrap up the first half of…

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…

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