Analog: Under The Radar / 04

Kamasi Washington / Heaven and Earth ($52) Jim James / Uniform Distortion ($23) Iceage / Beyondless ($19) Compro/ Skee Mask ($25) Hop Along / Bark Your Head Off ($60) Dirty...Visit Uncrate for the full post. SOURCE: Uncrate - Read entire story here. [Read Entire Story]

Save almost 40% on the iWord Electronic Digital Drum Kit

Ringo Starr, Phil Collins, Dave Grohl, Animal from The Muppets… the list of legendary drummers is endless, and the drums are about as rock and roll as it gets. Whether you’re looking for an affordable way to give the drums a bash (pun intended) or just to practice your skills on the go, this digital drum kit offers a great solution. The tritone drum pads roll up and to be transported with ease, while the high-quality built-in speakers don’t require any external addition to produce rich [Read Entire Story]

Remembering The Now-Gone Music Stores On NYC’s 48th Street

Forty-eighth Street was once famous for stores that sold musical instruments. Those stores catered to musicians of every stripe, but the vibe was very rock and roll. The names that stand out for me are Manny’s and Sam Ash, but there were several others, packed together, one next to the other, each a world unto itself. In my own private atlas of the city, that street was also notable for the degree its character changed in the course of one block, from Seventh Avenue to Sixth Avenue. The music [Read Entire Story]

Stream Online the Complete “Lost” John Coltrane Album, Both Directions at Once

Expectations ran high when it was announced last month that a lost (!) John Coltrane album, Both Directions at Once, had been discovered by the family of his ex-wife Naima, and would finally be released for fans to hear. Would it prove worthy of Sonny Rollin’s comparison to “finding a new room in the Great Pyramid”? Such discoveries can lead to dead ends and disappointments as often as to revelations. In this case, the album yields neither, which is not to say it isn’t, as Chris Morris writes at [Read Entire Story]

Streaming services will have to pay more for music, government decides

Streaming services like Spotify and Apple Music might be about to get more expensive, thanks to a decision from the Copyright Royalty Board. The CRB, which determines how much songwriters and music publishers are paid by streaming services, handed down a ruling early Saturday that boosts the amount of revenue songwriters and publishers will receive by 50%. The decision is seen as a blow for Spotify, Apple, Google, and Amazon, who banded together to fight the case brought by the National Music [Read Entire Story]

Let’s Eat Grandma – “HOT PINK”

We named Let's Eat Grandma one of the Best New Bands Of 2016 on the considerable strength of their bewitching debut album I, Gemini. We haven't heard much from the British teen duo since, but now they've returned with a brand new song called "HOT PINK." It's a real banger, embracing the pop … More » SOURCE: Stereogum - Read entire story here. [Read Entire Story]

Khalid Calls Normani ‘Unmatchable’ Ahead Of Their Love, Simon Collab

Khalid sung his pal Normani Kordei's praises on the 2018 Grammys red carpet. Their collab 'Love Lies,' from the new 'Love, Simon,' drops in March. SOURCE: News - Read entire story here. [Read Entire Story]

Pink fires back at Grammys president for saying women need to ‘step up’

Count Pink among those who strongly disagree with Recording Academy president Neil Portnow’s belief that women in music need to “step up.” After Sunday’s Grammys were dominated by men (Alessia Cara’s win for Best New Artist was the sole major award given to a woman), Portnow had a controversial response to the unbalanced results. “I think it has to begin with women who have the creativity in their hearts and souls — who want to be musicians, who want to be engineers, who want to be producers, [Read Entire Story]

Ben Platt Goes From Pitch Perfect To Grammy Standing Ovation With Emotional Performance

Ben Platt brought the crowd at the 2018 Grammys to their feet with his soaring performance of 'Somewhere.' SOURCE: News - Read entire story here. [Read Entire Story]

2018 Grammys: The Highs and Lows

Another year, another controversial Grammys. SZA was one of the biggest storylines going into the night, with more nominations than any other female artist at the ceremony, but by the end of the evening she didn’t have one trophy to her name. Bruno Mars, on the other hand, came up ... More » SOURCE: Vulture - Read entire story here. [Read Entire Story]

Beyoncé Had The Best Time At The 2008 Grammys And These Pics Prove It

Beyoncé had the best night ever at the 2008 Grammy Awards, but then again, you would, too, if you got to dance with Tina Turner. SOURCE: News - Read entire story here. [Read Entire Story]

Watch Animated Scores to Music by Radiohead, Talking Heads, LCD Soundsystem, Photek & Other Electronic/Post-Punk/Avant-Garde Musicians

A few weeks ago, we told you about Stephen Malinowski and the Music Animation Machine, a popular and pretty expansive YouTube channel that features scrolling, color-coordinated animated “scores” for classical works from Debussy to Bach and Stravinsky. But what if there was a version of this, somewhere somehow, for electronic music? Ask the question of the Internet, dear reader, and the gods will provide. For just over a year motion graphics designer Johannes Lampert has been working in a [Read Entire Story]

The Israel Philharmonic’s Biggest Change In Decades

"Founded by Hitler refugees in the 1930s and patronised by the café-dwellers of Tel Aviv, the orchestra has seen its audience grow old and its output stagnate. An influx of Russian musicians and concertgoers in the 1990s gave a brief blip of renewal but the IPO was set on a road to irrelevance. Young Israelis go to clubs, not concerts. Part of the problem has been the IPO’s resistance to change." SOURCE: ArtsJournal - Read entire story here. [Read Entire Story]

Liam Payne And Rita Ora Have A Steamy Mansion Rendezvous In ‘For You’ Video

Liam Payne and Rita Ora star in the steamy, whimsical video for their "Fifty Shades Freed" song, "For You." SOURCE: News - Read entire story here. [Read Entire Story]

Lady Gaga Drops Video for ‘Joanne (Piano Version)’ – Stream, Lyrics, & Download!

Lady Gaga has released the new version of her song “Joanne (Where Do You Think You’re Goin’?) / Piano Version” and you can listen to it here! The 31-year-old entertainer will be performing the title song from her recent album Joanne at the 2018 Grammy Awards on Sunday night. “The @LupusResearch Alliance is receiving a donation in honor of Joanne Stefani Germanotta. Please consider a donation to this tremendous organization,” Gaga tweeted while announcing the [Read Entire Story]

Inclusive Music (For The Performers Too)

As part of these projects, we formed the Acoustronic ensemble, a mix of disabled and non-disabled musicians. They meet weekly to improvise, compose and perform using digital and acoustic instruments. A team comprising undergraduate, masters and PhD researchers works with the ensemble to investigate digital instrument-building and compositional and improvisational approaches in inclusive music settings. SOURCE: ArtsJournal - Read entire story here. [Read Entire Story]

Julia Michaels – “Heaven”

There's a new Fifty Shades Of Grey movie coming out, Fifty Shades Freed, which means a new soundtrack album featuring your favorite pop artists, plus Liam Payne and Rita Ora. That includes Julia Michaels, songwriter to the stars and a great pop artist in her own right, who contributed a song called "Heaven." … More » SOURCE: Stereogum - Read entire story here. [Read Entire Story]

Enrique Iglesias Sues Universal Music Over Streaming Royalties

The Latin superstar alleges he's getting a small fraction of the 50 percent royalty rate he believes is dictated by contract. Expect more lawsuits on this front.read more SOURCE: THR, Esq. - Read entire story here. [Read Entire Story]

Celebrities at the Grammys will wear white roses in support of Time’s Up

#TimesUp is set to make its mark on the Grammys, too. Celebrities attending the awards ceremony on Sunday have been asked to wear a white rose in support of the campaign. SEE ALSO: All the fiercest signs from the Time's Up rally in London The encouragement comes from a letter penned by a group calling itself Voices in Entertainment, consisting of women in the music industry, according to the Hollywood Reporter. Addressed to its "brothers and sisters in music," the letter explained the group "is [Read Entire Story]

Berlin’s New Generation Of Maestros

While Daniel Barenboim, 75, remains the dean of the Berlin music scene, and another veteran, 77-year-old Christoph Eschenbach, arrives in 2019 to lead the Konzerthausorchester, many older maestros are passing the baton to a new crop of musical leaders. Here’s a look at several of the new arrivals injecting vitality into an already thriving landscape SOURCE: ArtsJournal - Read entire story here. [Read Entire Story]

Iggy Azalea Announces New Single ‘Savior’ Featuring Quavo – See The Cover Art!

Iggy Azalea is gearing up to drop a new single called “Savior,” and it features Quavo from Migos! The 27-year-old “Fancy” star revealed the cover art for her upcoming single at midnight on Thursday morning (January 25). PHOTOS: Check out the latest pics of Iggy Azalea “SAVIOR FEB 2nd… The countdown begins!” she captioned the artwork. Iggy also confirmed that a lyric video will be released on February 2, with an official music video to follow [Read Entire Story]

Lil Wayne – “Big Bad Wolf”

Lil Wayne is following up his recent Dedication 6 mixtape with another mixtape called Dedication 6 Reloaded. And he's just shared a track from it called "Big Bad Wolf," which is four minutes of Wayne doing his thing over a bare-bones beat. Listen below. More » SOURCE: Stereogum - Read entire story here. [Read Entire Story]

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