H33T, one of the Internet's most popular torrent sites, disappeared offline in September following a complaint from Universal Music over the unauthorized distribution of Robin Thicke’s album Blurred Lines. After a brief return the site suffered a total blackout and until now has been presumed dead. Show More Summary
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Danny Sanderson's Dec. 8 show at American Jewish University's Gindi Auditorium will feature a career retrospective. Photo by Yoav Etiel If you've been to Israel in the last 40 years or heard Israeli popular music, then you probably know Danny Sanderson, who will be performing with his band at the Gindi Auditorium at American Jewish University on Dec. Show More Summary
Competition for listeners among digital music companies is tough (and getting tougher). But while each builds a business that it hopes will stand out enough from the rest of the pack, a new startup called Bop.fm, incubated at Y-Combinator...Show More Summary
Universality is extremely important because we don’t want music segmented by demographics if we can avoid it: there shouldn’t be one kind of music for the youth, one for the old people, and one for the boomers. Whatever kind of music that goes on at Mass, it should be obvious to everybody that it is holy and beautiful. Show More Summary
One set of Tumblr users has taken it upon themselves to clean up rap music. Columbia University pals Bob Vulfov and Eli Grober have built Respectful Rappers, a blog that attempts to “address the aggression and misogyny in rap music.”...Show More Summary
Between the spectacular Warner Bros flop Rock of Ages and the smash hit of Universal's Les Miserables, 2012 had some major highs and lows when it came to movie musicals. But Broadway Andrew Lloyd Webber says the success of the latter...Show More Summary
Intellectual Property Strategy and the Long Tail: Evidence from the Recorded Music Industry [PDF], a new working paper from University of Toronto Strategic Management PhD candidate Laurina Zhang documents the rise in sales experienced by the music industry following the abandonment of DRM in digital music offerings.
“Sweat,” a pounding collaboration with the Dutch producer Laidback Luke and the British rapper Ms. Dynamite, was one of the increasingly few tracks on Major Lazer’s sophomore album Free The Universe that didn’t have a music video, and that changes today. The visually striking clip, from director Ryan Staake, consists almost entirely of painted people [...]
Warner Music, Universal and Sony have teamed up for Songs for the Philippines, a 39-song compilation made in efforts to raise money for victims of Typhoon Haiyan. Songs by The Beatles, including a remastered version of “Across The Universe,” open and close the generations-spanning pop album. Other classic hits featured on Songs include Madonna‘s “Like... More »
Major Lazer are joined by Laidback Luke and Miss Dynamite in the music video for “Sweat” off the album, Free the Universe. Filmed in black light, the arresting video is inspired by organic movement and uses neon paint to artistically… Watch the Official Music Video for Major Lazer’s “Sweat” featuring Palladium Boots is a post by staff on Highsnobiety.
On Friday, we wrote about the declaratory judgment lawsuit that toy company GoldieBlox filed against Universal Music, the Beastie Boys and a few related parties, arguing that their commercial, which parodies the BB's song "Girls" is fair use and not copyright infringement, following what they claimed was a threat from the band's lawyers. Show More Summary
He’s battling cancer and he divides opinion wherever he goes, latterly in Madrid. But music would be a duller, poorer universe without Gerard Mortier and we expect most readers will join us in wishing him a happy day and a speedy recovery. Here’s a tribute in the FAZ.
(YouTube link) The organization Support A Cappella held a music education seminar at which the Florida State University AcaBelles performed "Royals" in their sweet angelic voices -and that includes the sweet angelic beatboxers. The harmonies are awesome, and the lead just gets better as the song progresses. -via Viral Viral Videos
For The Record: I have nothing but positive sentiments for Esperanza Spalding's music and creative talents I know nothing about her political views, these are only inferences I used her as a positive reference a few years ago to my daughter...Show More Summary
Even though they've recently concluded the first phase of their current world tour, the monstrous metal maniacs of GWAR aren't backing off anytime soon: the Scumdogs of the Universe have finally released the first music video from their latest album Battle Maximus (check out our review here). Show More Summary
Lorde is one amazing teenager - but we know 16 college girls who are ready to give the musical phenom a run for her money! Florida State University's AcaBelles have put together a Pitch Perfect-style a cappella version of her hit song Royals, and it is UN. BE. LIEVABLE!! Ch-ch-check out the video (above) to see the [...]
Britney Spears has once again chosen to wield a gun for a music video - and this time she's filmed scenes with a pistol moments after wearing a Virginia Tech sweatshirt. The hoodie comes from an American university that saw 32 people...Show More Summary
Director/Animator Nicolas Ménard brings us his new film: Somewhere. With a unique style combined with the amazing music/sound design by Rich Vreeland, Somewhere takes us to a completely fresh universe of animation and storytelling. Posted on Motionographer Posted on Motionographer
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