#Popular Music

For Every Jay-Z Kanye West Diss, One Stands Above The Rest

Once upon a time, rappers Jay-Z and Kanye West had the kind of bromance that friendship goals are made of. Per Billboard, the two icons began collaborating when West was recruited to produce tracks for Jay-Z's Roc-A-Fella Records in the late '90s. Over the years, the hitmakers were candid about their successful working relationship as it led to their culture-defining album, "Watch The Throne." "It's just protecting the music and the culture. It's people that's in the forefront of the music [industry]," Jay-Z told OkayPlayer. "'Watch the Throne,' like protect it," he added. "You just watch how popular music shift[s], and how hip-hop basically replaced rock & roll as the youth music."
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Discord and YouTube in One as Watch Together

In response to YouTube's actions on music bots, Discord is working on direct integration with the service. Testing of a feature called Watch Together has already begun on some servers. IN A NUTSHELL:. Discord is working on Watch Together, a feature that could compensate for the loss of music bots.
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The Weeknd Faces Plagiarism Lawsuit Over One Of His Biggest Songs

The Weeknd has been sued by Epikker — the production duo of Suniel Fox and Henry Strange — for copyright infringement involving his hit 2018 single “Call Out My Name,” according to Pitchfork. A complaint was reportedly filed in a California federal court on Friday (September 17), alleging The Weeknd,...

Matthew Carlson of Lansing Band Harborcoat Talks New Album and Loving Michigan Music

Local Music Beat: Matthew Carlson of Lansing, Michigan’s Harborcoat talks about the band’s new album, “Joy is Elusive,” and Lansing music in this edition of the column. Matthew Carlson wears many creative hats. Not only is he a member of the Lansing, Michigan, based bands The Stick Arounds and Harborcoat, but Carlson also owns and operates his own record label, Phonophore Records.

Sin Setsochhata’s Moonlight Ballads

Sin Setsochhata, an emerging singer-songwriter from Phnom Penh, Cambodia, has a deep sense of history and a profound sense of self. Her easy smile reflects the sure-handed emotion of her songs, stories of personal struggle and triumph that delineate her musical journey to date. “Maybe,” she says, “it’s a destiny that’s shaped me.” Setsochhata comes from a line of musicians going back through her parents to her grandfather, Sinn Sisamouth, an iconic figure who blended traditional elements of Khmer music with early rock & roll, incorporating soul, R&B, and even psychedelia to help develop the unique sounds that defined the golden...

Julia Ducournau Reunites with ‘Raw’ Composer for Pulsating ‘Titane’ Score — Exclusive First Listen

The U.S. release of Julia Ducournau’s historic Palme d’Or winner “Titane” is right around the corner, and IndieWire is marking the occasion by exclusively premiering the first track from Jim Williams’ wild original score. “Titane” reunites Ducournau and Williams after their breakthrough work on the filmmaker’s feature directorial debut “Raw.” The first track released from the “Titane” score is the main theme “Sarabande,” an ominous, pulsating piece of music that’s indicative of the darkly foreboding quality of Ducournau’s vision.

Ukrainian music forbidden under Soviets comes to limelight in international project

Dozens of composers were banned by the USSR and Nazi Germany. “Forbidden Music” is a new project by enthusiasts from Ukraine, Sweden, and Germany are reviving the names of the composers and musicians who were prohibited and erased from repertoires and people’s memory under totalitarian regimes. Since the beginning of...

The Artist Who Talked Toni Braxton Out of Retiring

Toni Braxton is loved by fans for her sultry voice and emotional ballads. Braxton has multiple Grammy awards and tours worldwide to millions of fans. But after over 20 years in the industry, Braxton announced that she was retiring from music. Though she loved performing, a painful divorce and public tribulations put a damper on her desire to perform. Luckily, Prince talked Braxton out of it.

Japanese Breakfast on Soundtracking ‘Sable’

VMP called up the restless artist as she shares the influences behind her original soundtrack for the new open-world adventure, Sable, and how the experience was a pleasant departure from writing for her main gig as Japanese Breakfast. Only Available at VMP. Video games are one of our culture’s most...
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The Weeknd Faces Copyright Infringement Lawsuit Over 2018’s ‘Call Out My Name’

Back in June of 2020, Yeasayer’s Black Panther copyright infringement lawsuit against The Weeknd officially concluded. Now, the After Hours creator has been named in a separate infringement complaint, centering this time on 2018’s “Call Out My Name.”. Los Angeles-based “composers, producers, and multi-instrumentalists” Suniel Fox and Henry Strange just...
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Emilio Estefan Honored by Radio Ink

Radio Ink President and Publisher Deborah Parenti honored superstar Emilio Estefan with the Medallas de Cortez Distinguished Leadership Award at the Radio Ink Hispanic Radio Conference in Miami last night. The 19-time Grammy Award winner thanked radio for playing the music and artists he helped develop and called the United States the greatest country in the world.

Sam Hunt’s Crossover Velvet Revolution

In the early 2010s, country music’s affinity for formulas had hit what sounded, to many critical listeners, like an all-time high. The ascendance of so-called “bro-country” and its attendant jacked-up trucks with beer can-filled beds and nameless, cutoff-clad female passengers seemed like the final form of the evolution of the genre’s trademark simplicity into grating, meaningless clichés.

Free Intro: Jazz for Busy Adults

Join us in this free introductory session - meet the teacher and try the class before registering for the full term!. Instrumentalists, vocalists, and jazz enthusiasts aged 16+, of all performance levels are welcome in this class. Learn the fundamentals of jazz theory and improvisation in a comfortable, low-pressure group environment. We focus on listening and analysis to explore jazz theory, and demonstration with class participation to apply these concepts.

Things you may not know about Joni Mitchell

Joni Mitchell is a well-known Canadian music icon with a fascinating history to tell. Follow us as we reveal Joni Mitchell and the things you might not know about her. Joni Mitchell has stood out as one of the most distinctive voices in Canadian music for over half a century. She has been showered awards and honors from Grammys to the Order of Canada as well as a spot in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. She has been hailed by Rolling Stone as “one of the greatest songwriters ever.” Her songs have been covered by dozens of musicians like CeeLo Green, k.d. lang, Tori Amos and Sarah MacLachlan. To celebrate the one and only Joni, here are a few things you might not know about her:

A Coltrane Surprise

A Love Supreme: Live in Seattle (2021) by John Coltrane. Impulse! Records, 8 tracks. For an art form rooted in spontaneous creation, listeners of Black Creative Music—also known as jazz, or autophysiopsychic music[1], or by any number of identifiers—can be curiously obsessed with recordings. The genre’s evolution has run parallel to developments in technology: from the shellac 78s that spread the gospel of Louis Armstrong and Sidney Bechet in the 1920s, to the vinyl LPs that allowed artists like Duke Ellington and Miles Davis to explore concept-albums beginning in the 1950s, to the glut of historical reissues on CD in the 1980s. Jazz aficionados organize collections of thousands of albums and pore over discographies like fans parsing old baseball cards.

Greenwich Ent. Acquires Music Doc ‘Charli XCX: Alone Together’ – Editorials24

EXCLUSIVE: Greenwich Entertainment has acquired North American rights to Charli XCX: Alone Together, a documentary that follows international pop star Charli XCX as she records an album during the pandemic with online input from her fans. Bradley Bell and Pablo Jones-Soler directed the film, which Greenwich plans to release in...