David Bowie—a man renowned for his eccentric persona and timeless songwriting, a man known for exploring the spatial proximities of the universe with his god-like brain, a man more aloof and elusive than a Central Asian snow leopard—is...Show More Summary
Eagles of Death Metal, the duo of Jesse "The Devil" Hughes and Queens of the Stone Age 's Josh Homme, are preparing to release their new album Zipper Down on October 2 via T-Boy Records and Universal Music Enterprises. Today,Show More Summary
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – Mayo Clinic and the University of North Florida (UNF) are honoring National Breast Cancer Awareness Month in October by hosting the 11th annual “Upbeat Pink: A Musical Tribute to Breast Cancer Survivorship” concert on Friday, Oct. 9 at 7:30 p.m. in Lazzara Performance Hall, UNF Fine Arts Building on the university’s campus […]
Popular music service Shazam has just updated its Windows Phone app to version 4.5.0 in the Windows Phone store. While the app is not yet a universal app for Windows 10 despite being present on both platforms, it now adds an email login feature allowing you to sign in with your email for a personalized […]
Russian search giant Yandex has ordered U.S-based Github to take down a tool that allows downloading of MP3s from its music streaming service. Yandex, which has 60% of the local search market and has deals with Universal, Sony and Warner to offer a Spotify-like platform, says that the music downloader is illegal. Show More Summary
If you are a fan of iHeartRadio, you may be wondering if the popular music streaming service would have a Windows 10 app. Luckily for you, the answer is yes as their Windows 10 Univeral app has hit the Store. The mobile version is currently not available – like Twitter and FitBit – but we know that those are on the way, and such is the case here.
The managing director of Universal Music in Sweden has hinted at the futility of trying to block and shut down pirate sites. Per Sundin, a key figure in the prosecution of The Pirate Bay, says that site operators will always find a way to adapt, so making legitimate services such as Spotify better is the key to beating piracy. Show More Summary
Earlier today Techdirt writer Tim Geigner pointed me to a YouTube video that used Twitter user names to create a punnish version of the 80s hit "Tainted Love" retitled Tweeted Love. It's pretty amusing: In checking out the YouTube account...Show More Summary
SAG-AFTRA and a consortium of recording industry players, including Sony, Warner affiliates, Universal, Capitol and Hollywood Records, have announced a tentative successor sound recordings agreement. The agreement, if passed, will include...Show More Summary
This time last year, Alex Giannascoli was on the cusp of something big. The singer-songwriter, who records as Alex G, had recently finished his junior year at Philadelphia's Temple University and released his breakthrough album, a fire-bright indie-pop gem called DSU, on the tiny Brooklyn label Orchid Tapes. His house shows...
It's one step forward and one step back for SoundCloud. Rumors have the music site close to a key deal with Universal. But today UK music collection and licensing body PRS Music announced it was suing SoundCloud after five years of negotiations with no agreement. Here is the full text...
Saavn, the popular Indian music streaming service has just launched its official Universal Windows App for Windows 10. The company’s been teasing the app for a while now, and it’s finally here. With the Saavn app for Windows 10, users will have access to Saavn’s premium music streaming experience and catalog of 10 million tracks. Mahesh Narayanan, the […]
Trumpeter Alex Greene, 23 and a student at the Curtis Institute, and tuba player Ben Darneille, 21 and studying at DePaul University, died in a in a car accident near Rock Springs, Wyoming on Monday night.
Darth Vader wears an LED helmet and Boba Fett rides a light-up skateboard as the electronic music dance party of Daft Punk collides with the "Star Wars" universe.
Universal Music Group announced that they have named independent label veteran Jeffrey Remedios as President and Chief Executive Officer of Universal Music Canada, effective September 21. Jeffery Remedios will succeed Randy Lennox as President and Chief Executive Officer of Universal Music Canada. Lennox has been appointed President of Entertainment Production...
David Patrick Stearns: “If music is the universal language it’s often proclaimed to be, why has nothing close to a consensus emerged on the two high-profile opera openings of the summer? … The division is emblematic of a continuing split between composers who draw from such past tonal composers as Samuel Barber and those arising […]
Maybe Jenny from the block just made a wrong turn -- but yeah, Jennifer Lopez shot her latest music video... in Brooklyn. Luckily, her famous Bronx booty still looks amazing... any borough, city, country or universe will do. Especially in…
Universal Music Group's plan to invest in films related to its artists and catalog is certainly paying off. First the Amy Winehouse film was a success, and now NWA's biopic "Straight Outta Compton" is bonafide hit scoring a second surprising week at #1. Here's the weekend's box office scores: “It...
One of the most universal human experiences is to visit one’s elementary school, as an adult, and be amazed at how small it looks. I had a strangely analogous experience Saturday night at the FYF music festival in Los Angeles. This two-day...Show More Summary
There's a new, universal search feature in both the Music app and iTunes 12.2 that can find songs, playlists, albums, and artists—whether they're locally-stored or available in Apple's online catalog. If you don't subscribe to Apple Music, you'll be able to search Apple Music radio stations and the iTunes Store in lieu of the streaming catalog. Show More Summary