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Audio: Listen as Mandalay Bay security guard reports ‘shots fired’ as Las Vegas massacre begins – Los Angeles Times

Posted: Saturday, October 28, 2017

Raw audio was released Friday of a Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino security guard reporting the early shots of a mass shooting that left 58 dead and about 500 wounded outside the hotel. On the 24-second recording released by MGM Resorts International, security guard Jesus Campos can be heard talking to a dispatcher about shots being fired on the 32nd floor of the high-rise hotel. “Hey, there are shots fired…

Badass Nicki Minaj broke down sexism in the music industry – HelloGiggles

Posted: Saturday, October 28, 2017

Jamie McCarthy/ Getty The music industry, like literally every other industry, is run by men. Yes, there are a handful of powerful, incredible, strong-as-hell women in positions of power, but the truth is that the industry still has plenty of evolution to undergo before we see true equality. Laying this truth down like law is rap’s reigning queen, Nicki Minaj, who just spoke about sexism in the music industry through…

A Win for Music Listeners in Florida: No Performance Right in Pre-1972 Recordings – EFF

Posted: Saturday, October 28, 2017

Another court has ruled that the public still has the ability to play old music that almost everyone believed they lawfully had the ability to play. The Florida Supreme Court, following in the footsteps of New York State’s high court, ruled yesterday that its state law, which governs sound recordings made before 1972, doesn’t include a right to control public performances of sound recordings, including radio play. Both this decision…

XXXTentacion Says He’s Quitting Music: ‘I Am Tired of the Hate. I’m Done.’ – Billboard

Posted: Saturday, October 28, 2017

The career of embattled rapper XXXTentacion continues to take more unexpected turns after he announced on Friday (Oct. 27) that he was through with making music.  In an Instagram story, X appeared dejected by his ups and down in the music industry and said that due to the “hate,” he’s announcing his retirement. “Sad to announce I will not be making or releasing any music,” he wrote. “I am tired of being mentally abused…

Audio: Listen as Mandalay Bay security guard reports ‘shots fired’ as Las Vegas massacre begins – Los Angeles Times

Posted: Saturday, October 28, 2017

Raw audio was released Friday of a Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino security guard reporting the early shots of a mass shooting that left 58 dead and about 500 wounded outside the hotel. On the 24-second recording released by MGM Resorts International, security guard Jesus Campos can be heard talking to a dispatcher about shots being fired on the 32nd floor of the high-rise hotel. “Hey, there are shots fired…

XXXTentacion Says He’s Quitting Music: ‘I Am Tired of the Hate. I’m Done.’ – Billboard

Posted: Saturday, October 28, 2017

The career of embattled rapper XXXTentacion continues to take more unexpected turns after he announced on Friday (Oct. 27) that he was through with making music.  In an Instagram story, X appeared dejected by his ups and down in the music industry and said that due to the “hate,” he’s announcing his retirement. “Sad to announce I will not be making or releasing any music,” he wrote. “I am tired of being mentally abused…

Taylor Swift Addresses That Sexy Naked Bodysuit from Her ‘…Ready for It’ Music Video – PEOPLE.com

Posted: Saturday, October 28, 2017

Taylor Swift’s Reputation album roll out has been packed with easter eggs. The singer’s latest record is basically being decoded live on the Internet, just as Tay intended. Right now, her new music video is currently a hotly debated topic on social media. While Swift hasn’t confirmed or denied any of the hidden meanings in “…Ready for It,” she is setting the record straight about one thing: She wasn’t naked…

Taylor Swift Addresses That Sexy Naked Bodysuit from Her ‘…Ready for It’ Music Video – PEOPLE.com

Posted: Saturday, October 28, 2017

Taylor Swift’s Reputation album roll out has been packed with easter eggs. The singer’s latest record is basically being decoded live on the Internet, just as Tay intended. Right now, her new music video is currently a hotly debated topic on social media. While Swift hasn’t confirmed or denied any of the hidden meanings in “…Ready for It,” she is setting the record straight about one thing: She wasn’t naked…

Amazon Echo review (2017): Good price, bad sound – Engadget

Posted: Friday, October 27, 2017

Alexa can now learn “Routines,” which let you set a group of actions for the assistant to carry out when you say a specific phrase — just like the Google Assistant already does. For example, tell Alexa “Start my day,” and she will rattle off the weather forecast, traffic report and a news briefing. I tried to create a routine called “Goodbye” that would turn off my lights and stop…

A Confounding Album Rollout Continues With Taylor Swift’s “…Ready for It?” Music Video – The Ringer (blog)

Posted: Friday, October 27, 2017

So this is how Taylor Swift is spending that UPS money. The video for “…Ready for It?”—a song that certainly doesn’t sound like if the Kars4Kids tykes remade “I’m in It” by Kanye West, no siree—dropped early Friday morning, becoming the latest misstep in what has been one of the most confounding album rollouts in recent memory. Directed by Swift’s frequent collaborator Joseph Kahn, who recently trolled the world by…

13 new must-listen music releases – EW.com (blog)

Posted: Friday, October 27, 2017

Every Friday, artists drop anticipated albums, surprise singles, and hyped collaborations. As part of New Music Friday, EW’s music team chooses some of the essential new tunes. From Kelly Clarkson’s soulful return to Migos’ collaboration with Nicki Minaj and Cardi B, here are some of the week’s most noteworthy releases. Got Spotify? Stream all of EW’s picks by following our playlist (embedded below) for this week. 1. Kelly Clarkson, Meaning of…

BBC hopes to bury ghost of Top of the Pops with new music show – The Guardian

Posted: Friday, October 27, 2017

There was a time when live music was a staple of primetime TV, and one brand cast a shadow over every rival: the BBC’s much imitated, rarely rivalled flagship chart show, Top of the Pops. Then the internet happened – and TOTP died in 2006. For the last decade, every attempt to wrest the pop agenda back from YouTube and co has been met with failure and inevitable comparisons to…

Three is adding ‘free’ Apple Music data to Go Binge plans – Engadget – Engadget

Posted: Friday, October 27, 2017

The offering trumps EE, which currently offers a six-month trial of Apple Music with “free” streaming data. Three’s roster of zero-rated services, however, pales in comparison to Vodafone. In early November, the network operator will launch five paid data “Passes.” The most alluring is the Video Pass, which costs £7 per month and gives you “free” data for Netflix, Amazon Prime Video, YouTube, Vevo, My5 and TV Player. The Music…

A helpful explainer for Taylor Swift’s bonkers ‘… Ready For it?’ music video – Washington Post

Posted: Friday, October 27, 2017

Don’t worry. You’re not alone if you watched Taylor Swift’s new music video and your reaction was “What — what was that?” On the surface, the video is a bit confusing. The rap-infused song, “… Ready For It?” (the second track released from Swift’s upcoming sixth studio album, “Reputation”), seems like it’s about a relationship. But the video is an elaborate, slickly-produced sci-fi film that stars Swift as two versions…

Latin Music Revenue Up 44%, Payouts Still ‘Despacito’ – Variety

Posted: Friday, October 27, 2017

For all the streaming glory benefiting Latin music with global hits such as “Despacito,” it’s the lackluster payouts from on-demand services such as YouTube that should serve as a call to action, according to Cary Sherman, RIAA’s chairman and CEO. Sherman’s appeal comes in the latest RIAA mid-year report, which shows that U.S. Latin Music revenues in the first half of 2017 grew by 44% ($115 million), from the previous…

Three is adding ‘free’ Apple Music data to Go Binge plans – Engadget

Posted: Friday, October 27, 2017

The offering trumps EE, which currently offers a six-month trial of Apple Music with “free” streaming data. Three’s roster of zero-rated services, however, pales in comparison to Vodafone. In early November, the network operator will launch five paid data “Passes.” The most alluring is the Video Pass, which costs £7 per month and gives you “free” data for Netflix, Amazon Prime Video, YouTube, Vevo, My5 and TV Player. The Music…

Latin Music Revenue Up 44%, Payouts Still ‘Despacito’ – Variety

Posted: Friday, October 27, 2017

For all the streaming glory benefiting Latin music with global hits such as “Despacito,” it’s the lackluster payouts from on-demand services such as YouTube that should serve as a call to action, according to Cary Sherman, RIAA’s chairman and CEO. Sherman’s appeal comes in the latest RIAA mid-year report, which shows that U.S. Latin Music revenues in the first half of 2017 grew by 44% ($115 million), from the previous…

Latin Music Revenue Up 44%, Payouts Still ‘Despacito’ – Variety

Posted: Friday, October 27, 2017

For all the streaming glory benefiting Latin music with global hits such as “Despacito,” it’s the lackluster payouts from on-demand services such as YouTube that should serve as a call to action, according to Cary Sherman, RIAA’s chairman and CEO. Sherman’s appeal comes in the latest RIAA mid-year report, which shows that U.S. Latin Music revenues in the first half of 2017 grew by 44% ($115 million), from the previous…

Latin Music Revenue Up 44%, Payouts Still ‘Despacito’ – Variety

Posted: Thursday, October 26, 2017

For all the streaming glory benefiting Latin music with global hits such as “Despacito,” it’s the lackluster payouts from on-demand services such as YouTube that should serve as a call to action, according to Cary Sherman, RIAA’s chairman and CEO. Sherman’s appeal comes in the latest RIAA mid-year report, which shows that U.S. Latin Music revenues in the first half of 2017 grew by 44% ($115 million), from the previous…

American Music Awards 2017: What to know – Fox News

Posted: Thursday, October 26, 2017

Bruno Mars is nominated for eight American Music Awards. The awards show will be broadcast live on Nov. 19.  (REUTERS/Mario Anzuoni) “And the award goes to…” Some of the biggest names in music are expected to attend the 45th Annual American Music Awards in November.  Read on for more information about the award show, which will take place at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles, Calif.   …

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