Even though many have written off the recording industry as a casualty of the digital age, Universal Music Group's Lucian Grainge is determined to reinvent it. Lucian Grainge has a vision for the future of the music business that bears scant resemblance to the traditional record company playbook.
Streaming-music service Beats Music is opening up some of its programming to outsiders, with the goal of proliferating the new $120-a-year subscription player in the broader online universe. “If you’re willing to pay $100 a year for music, which in my experience for all the world’s music is a tremendous bargain, you should have access... Read More
It is often said that music is a universal language. However, a new report finds that music doesn't speak to everyone. There are people who are perfectly able to experience pleasure in other ways who simply don't get music in the way the rest of us do.
Even if the "American Idol" thing didn't work out, Emily Piriz had a backup plan: college. She was eliminated in 12th place on the show's 13th season, but she still plans to give music a go when she and fellow finalist Jena Irene move to LA this summer.
It is often said that music is a universal language. However, a new report in the Cell Press journal Current Biology on March 6 finds that music doesn't speak to everyone. There are people who are perfectly able to experience pleasure...Show More Summary
Greg McGarity touched on a wide range of subjects in his latest online chat. (University of Georgia) UGA Athletic Director Greg McGarity held another one of his periodic live chats Wednesday afternoon at Georgiadogs.com, and while much...Show More Summary
A sale would fit into the French conglomerate's decision to focus on its entertainment assets, including Universal Music, and raise additional cash for possible acquisitions and shareholder returns. read more
Research at Aalto University in Finland confirms that music has a wider dynamic range in rectangular concert halls of shoebox shape. ‘Our research is the first that explains how halls influence perception of dynamic expression,’ says Dr. Jukka Pätynen. Oh, really? Read here. We’ve known for two centuries that shoebox works best. The issue is how to […]
A newcomer won the best score Oscar for Gravity. Steve Price, who got a first in music at Cambridge University, has just two movies to his credit, both in the past year - The World’s End and Gravity. Price, 36, will be in high demand when he wakes up. Interview and samples below.
An independent investigation into sexual misconduct by a music professor at the University of Connecticut claims that the college authorities refused to take action on the accusations for more than 10 years. Professor Robert Miller, 66, director of the music school, has been accused of misconduct with students; he was suspended from the university in […]
What if you could turn the music down on your phone by just waving your hand? That's the idea behind AllSee, a new gadget under development by computer scientists at the University of Washington. Built by the same guys who created the...
David Andrews is one of the offensive linemen returning. (University of Georgia) Let’s get straight to some of this week’s Junkyard Mail … Albert Brown writes: It’s like the movie “Ground Hog Day” with UGA offensive line recruiting. Been that way since Jim Donnan. Show More Summary
The Brooklyn Academy of Music, The State University of New York at Purchase and the head of a small, struggling opera company have submitted proposals to the New York City Opera's board to take over... To view the full story, click the title link.
Soyeon Kate Lee will join the piano department at the University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music as assistant professor of music in piano, the school has announced. Her appointment officially begins August 15. She was the first prize winner of the 2010 Naumburg International Piano Competition. This gives CCM’s piano department the rare distinction […]
Two power players in Miami have got together to link the university’s school of music to the talent-development faculties of Universal Classics. The idea is to give students access to career-building knowhow, and the labels a glimpse of what’s coming up. Looks like a win-win. Press release below. UNIVERSAL MUSIC CLASSICS PARTNERS […]
Die Welt reports that the Mayor of Berlin Klaus Wowereit plans to appoint the iconoclastic Tim Renner as Kultur-Staatssekretär. Renner, 49, an SPD loyalist, is former chief of Universal Music Deutschland. Probably not too much of a socialist. His predecessor stepped down from the political post after owning up to having a Swiss bank account.
Looks like Lady Gaga’s album ARTPop really isn’t raking in the bucks that Universal Music Group was hoping for. According to the NY Post, Gaga’s ARTPop album is falling even deeper into a slump, and Universal Music Group is said to be suffering because of it. Show More Summary
More of what we already know, from the University of Kent: The research investigated the effects of what the researchers described as Self-Identified Sad Music (SISM) on people’s moods, paying particular attention to their reasons for choosing a particular piece of music when they were experiencing sadness – and the effect it had on […]
This week, Universal Music Group is hiring a digital designer, while Typo Products needs a graphic designer. The New York Post is seeking a night photo editor, and American Girl is still on the hunt for a digital interactive art director. Show More Summary
Wild Beasts fourth album, Present Tense, is out today (2/25) via Domino. While decidedly more synth-heavy than anything they've done before, the record is still very much in the band's lusty, decadent universe. The album's second single, "Sweet Spot,"...