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The Sound of Philadelphia Fades Out – New York Times

Posted: Sunday, March 02, 2014

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‘Without music, would we even be Jewish?’ – The Guardian

Posted: Sunday, March 02, 2014

Early in the 1980s, a pop legend in a mid-life lull reached back into ancient history for inspiration. The song did not come easy. Banging his head in frustration on a hotel-room floor, Leonard Cohen ground out about 80 stanzas before finally achieving the perfect anthem that is “Hallelujah”. And no one got it. CBS Records rejected the album. After a 1984 indie release, “Hallelujah” hung in limbo for a…

Xbox One March update adds Dolby Digital optical audio support – Polygon

Posted: Sunday, March 02, 2014

The March system update for the Xbox One will allow the console to output Dolby Digital 5.1 surround sound over an optical audio cable via bitstream, Polygon can report. The Xbox One launched without support for Dolby Digital, one of the most ubiquitous surround-sound audio standards. Right now, the system can only output DTS Digital Surround, or uncompressed stereo, 5.1 or 7.1 audio, over HDMI; if you’re using an…

‘Without music, would we even be Jewish?’ – The Guardian

Posted: Sunday, March 02, 2014

Early in the 1980s, a pop legend in a mid-life lull reached back into ancient history for inspiration. The song did not come easy. Banging his head in frustration on a hotel-room floor, Leonard Cohen ground out about 80 stanzas before finally achieving the perfect anthem that is “Hallelujah”. And no one got it. CBS Records rejected the album. After a 1984 indie release, “Hallelujah” hung in limbo for a…

‘Without music, would we even be Jewish?’ – The Guardian

Posted: Saturday, March 01, 2014

Early in the 1980s, a pop legend in a mid-life lull reached back into ancient history for inspiration. The song did not come easy. Banging his head in frustration on a hotel-room floor, Leonard Cohen ground out about 80 stanzas before finally achieving the perfect anthem that is “Hallelujah”. And no one got it. CBS Records rejected the album. After a 1984 indie release, “Hallelujah” hung in limbo for a…

6 Music Festival, Manchester, review – Telegraph.co.uk

Posted: Saturday, March 01, 2014

If anything, Kelis, the US R&B singer, upped the energy. The singer belted out soulful gems in a full-length gold lamé dress backed by an 11-piece band. Milkshake and Trick Me were treats. Kelis’s temperature-raising antics left Texan band Midlake sounding decidedly midpaced. It was only when former collaborator John Grant joined them that their textured folk-rock sparkled. There were surreal nuggets. Playing to a sparse audience including Level 42’s…

Spotify, iTunes, Pandora: How music-streaming services compare – Christian Science Monitor

Posted: Saturday, March 01, 2014

Old services, such as Spotify, add features. New ones, such as Beats, come online. By Chris Gaylord, Staff writer / March 1, 2014 The logos for iTunes Radio, Spotify, Pandora, and Rdio. Staff Enlarge Spotify just got a lot better. For years, the music-streaming service discriminated against certain devices. Desktops and laptops could play any song from Spotify’s library of more than 20 million tracks, free of charge. Its phone and tablet applications,…

The United States of Music: Who listens to what, where [Map] – Los Angeles Times

Posted: Friday, February 28, 2014

The Echo Nest, a music intelligence company that provides data for the likes of music delivery services such as iHeartRadio and Rhapsody, has taken on the daunting task of mapping the most distinctive artists, state by state. Paul Lamere, director of developer platform at the Echo Nest, compiled the map using a complex aggregation of data from online music listeners, combined with lots of math. His goal was to…

Music Takes Center Stage In Oscar-Nominated Documentaries – NPR

Posted: Friday, February 28, 2014

i i hide captionEgyptian singer-songwriter Ramy Essam, in the heady early days at Tahrir Square in 2011. Mark LeVine/Courtesy of the artist Egyptian singer-songwriter Ramy Essam, in the heady early days at Tahrir Square in 2011. Mark LeVine/Courtesy of the artist Three documentaries up for Academy Awards Sunday place musicians front and center — and trace the profound impact that music-making has on the trajectories of their lives. All three…

How Oscar-Nominated Sound Sounds, From The Sound Editor of "Lone Survivor" – Co.Create

Posted: Friday, February 28, 2014

There is not one sound in a film that the audience hears by accident. Like every frame, every single noise is a conscious decision. As the supervising sound editor on the Academy Award-nominated war film, Lone Survivor, Wylie Stateman is responsible for the planning and execution of each and every one of those sounds, and how they’re integrated into the film. Although Stateman’s team includes foley artists, production mixers, composers,…

Why Aren’t There More Music Oscars? (Guest Column) – Hollywood Reporter

Posted: Friday, February 28, 2014

For far too long, music’s relationship with the Oscars has been a one-way street. You can’t argue the importance of an Oscar to an artist’s career, whether it’s conferring mainstream respectability to Eminem, burnishing the legend of Elton John or Bruce Springsteen, or turning the undeniable talent of Randy Newman and Danny Elfman into solid bankability. But why is Oscar so standoffish when it…

Get this Google Music Mac app before Google’s lawyers find it – CNET

Posted: Friday, February 28, 2014

An intrepid developer has created a free Google Music desktop app for OS X, borrowing the Google Music name and logo in the process. You shouldn’t have to Google “trademark law” to understand that Google’s legal department may be readying a letter to Sajid Anwar, the developer who maintains the app or Jame Fator, its creator. On Hacker News, some have reasoned that such a blatant use of Google’s trademarks…

Get this Google Music Mac app before Google’s lawyers find it – CNET

Posted: Friday, February 28, 2014

An intrepid developer has created a free Google Music desktop app for OS X, borrowing the Google Music name and logo in the process. You shouldn’t have to Google “trademark law” to understand that Google’s legal department may be readying a letter to Sajid Anwar, the developer who maintains the app or Jame Fator, its creator. On Hacker News, some have reasoned that such a blatant use of Google’s trademarks…

Get this Google Music Mac app before Google’s lawyers find it – CNET

Posted: Friday, February 28, 2014

An intrepid developer has created a free Google Music desktop app for OS X, borrowing the Google Music name and logo in the process. You shouldn’t have to Google “trademark law” to understand that Google’s legal department may be readying a letter to Sajid Anwar, the developer who maintains the app or Jame Fator, its creator. On Hacker News, some have reasoned that such a blatant use of Google’s trademarks…

Plug in Stereo Talks Music, Touring & The Beatles (JJJ Interview!) – Just Jared Jr.

Posted: Friday, February 28, 2014

Meet one of JJJ‘s favorite bands – Plug in Stereo! The 20-year-old singer Trevor Dahl dropped his latest EP A Little Peace last month and we haven’t stopped listening to it! His newest single “To Be Wanted” is heavy on our rotation, as it also features our faves Megan & Liz! Trevor recently wrapped up a tour with Cody Simpson and is gearing up to hit the road with Before…

Get this Google Music Mac app before Google’s lawyers find it – CNET

Posted: Friday, February 28, 2014

An intrepid developer has created a free Google Music desktop app for OS X, borrowing the Google Music name and logo in the process. You shouldn’t have to Google “trademark law” to understand that Google’s legal department may be readying a letter to Sajid Anwar, the developer who maintains the app or Jame Fator, its creator. On Hacker News, some have reasoned that such a blatant use of Google’s trademarks…

T-Mobile Turns an Industry on Its Ear – New York Times

Posted: Thursday, February 27, 2014

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Clear Channel to Debut ‘iHeartRadio Music Awards’ – New York Times

Posted: Thursday, February 27, 2014

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Who’s got the hippest taste in music? 10 great states – USA TODAY

Posted: Thursday, February 27, 2014

Bastille members Dan Smith, left, Kyle J Simmons, Chris “Woody” Wood and William Farquarson accept the British breakthrough award at the 2014 Brit Awards in London.(Photo: Jon Furniss, Invision/AP) Story Highlights Idaho listens to more Tegan and Sara than, say, Texas, while Maine prefers R.E.M. Bonobo who? He’s an EDM artist that Californians like Who knew that reggae (Dirty Heads) is a bigger hit in Wyoming than Colorado? No big…

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