Bob Belden, a global-minded saxophonist and arranger who brought a jazz lens to music ranging from chart-topping pop to classical Indian, has died. He was 58. Blue Note Records, where he recorded his best known works, confirmed his death. Show More Summary
In an address to the Classical Next conference in Rotterdam, the Canadian conductor Yannick Nézet-Séguin called for ‘new venues, new dress codes and maybe also an entirely new repertoire’. You can watch his speech here.
There are times when it seems that classical music is overrun with artists from a state of barely two million souls. It could almost make a Gershwin patter song: Jansons, Nelsons, Skride, Skride, Skride Galante, Garanca Kremer, Maisky, Vasks… (to name but a few). Plenty, too, from Estonia. But what of neighbouring Baltic state, Lithuania? […]
Nothing inspires gay fans more than camp classics, and no movie genre is more campy than musicals. read more
A small crowd witnessed musical history last night when The Rolling Stones performed the 1971 classic Sticky Fingers live in its entirety. The legendary rock group played the album during a tiny concert, which they announced via Twitter, at the Fonda Theatre in Los Angeles. Show More Summary
YouTube’s Pogo, a.k.a. Nick Bertke, is back with yet another Disney-inspired earworm. The Australian electronic music artist sampled music and dialogue from classic Disney films like “Pocahontas,” “Cinderella” and “The Little Mermaid”...Show More Summary
The Disney animations of yore just got a makeover Nick Bertke, also known as "Pogo," is an Australian artist who specializes in unique remixes. In this particular Pogo remix, Bertke samples songs and dialogue from classic animated Disney...Show More Summary
The big news today is that Spotify is not only adding video content, but also a much more personalized music experience for its users. Mobile music is something I’ve been obsessed with ever since I bought an iPod Classic years ago to bring my entire music collection on the go. I …
GIFs and screencaps via Simple music notes become a neon light orchestra in this James Turrell-style CGI animation of J.S. Bach's classic "The Well-Tempered Clavier," created by artist Alan Warburton. A long single-shot leads you through...Show More Summary
“Forget” is a remix by electronic music artist Pogo (previously) of that uses clips from such classic Disney films such as Mary Poppins, Alice in Wonderland, Fantasia, The Jungle Book and Pinocchio, just to name a few.
“Composing music for readers is all about homework. You have to get it right in the quiet in front of your score. You put it on the page, flop it out on the stands and count them in. With bands, you don’t have any score – you think on your feet. It’s not about homework. […]
In Japan, Toyota has a history of tapping classic Japanese role-playing games to sell its latest vehicles. The company has previously used the music from Dragon Quest and Monster Hunter in its TV ads, and now it's leveraging Final Fantasy to promote the petite Aqua Urban-X (known as the Prius C in the US). Show More Summary
The New York Times film critic A.O. Scott, writing in 2010 about the shrinking ranks of arts critics, said that “the surviving full-time classical music, dance, and even literary critics might have trouble filling out a bridge game.” His has been just one voice in a chorus of lamentations. Theater critic Jeremy Gerard said in January that a flattering Times...
The popular 1980s band paid tribute to the 30th anniversary of the classic John Hughes film "The Breakfast Club."
Frogger meets funk in this parody of the classic music video for Jamiroquai’s hit song Virtual Insanity. Control lead singer Jay Kay as he sashays over a moving floor and avoid the chairs sliding all around him.
Mariah Carey performs her classic hit "Vision of Love" and her new song "Infinity" at the 2015 Billboard Music Awards. Continue reading…
Mariah Carey hits the stage for her performance at the 2015 Billboard Music Awards held at the MGM Grand Garden Arena on Sunday (May 17) in Las Vegas. The 45-year-old entertainer kicked off her performance with her classic song “Vision of Love” before segueing into her current single “Infinity.” Watch the video below! PHOTOS: Check [...]
Va-va-voom! Chrissy Teigen and John Legend could have set the red carpet ablaze at the Billboard Music Awards in Vegas today! They were just that hot! Obviously the All of Me singer looked dapper in his classic tux, but all eyes were definitely on the hostess with the mostest! Chrissy wowed in a sparkling, sequined Balmain jumpsuit with a [...]
Melanie Fiona is off hiatus and finishing her new album, Awake. Yet, why did Melanie take a break from music in the first place? What happened? Melanie’s music is known for its classic sound, with her own twist. While she’s a musical prodigy from Toronto, Fiona had to take a break. Show More Summary
In barns filled with classical music and lighting that changes to match the hues outside, rows of chickens are fed a diet rich in probiotics, a regimen designed to remove the need for the drugs and chemicals that have tainted the global food chain. As food giants face growing pressure to offer...