32 Days of Halloween XII, Day 12: Werewolf of London!

First up, we have our #TrackoftheDay selection, with a lovely tune by Zombina & The Skeletones out of the UK. This is “Nobody Likes You (When You’re Dead)” from their 2002 album fittingly entitled Taste the Blood of Zombina and the Skeletones. Take all the angst of being young and the angst of being dead and smash them together and, well, there you are. Taste the Blood of Zombina and the Skeletones by Zombina and the Skeletones Now, here in the middle, something a little different–and I’...
Tags: Halloween, Music, UK, Hollywood, London, Movies, Horror, Wikipedia, 32 Days of Halloween, Werewolves, Warren Zevon, Zombina The Skeletones, Zombina, Wolf Man Universal, London Jack Pierce

K-pop group BTS criticised for Saudi Arabia concert

Group performs in Riyadh despite appeals by human rights groups and its own fansA historic concert by K-pop superstars BTS has caused accusations of “whitewashing” an authoritarian regime. The Korean group were the first non-Arab artists to play a stadium in the country, with a concert at Riyadh’s King Fahd International Stadium held on Friday night as part of their Love Yourself: Speak Yourself tour.The seven-piece is one of the world’s biggest acts, regularly topping charts globally and sellin...
Tags: Asia, South Korea, Music, UK, Saudi Arabia, US, World news, Asia Pacific, Bts, Riyadh

Photos: Sofi Tukker at the Shrine Expo Hall

[See image gallery at] Sofi Tukker brought their wild and wildly colorful live show to the Shrine Expo Hall on Thursday night, mixing songs from their new EP “Dancing on the People” with a host of singles and favorites from their 2018 album “Treehouse.” Following an acrobatic performance by Australian trio Haiku Hands and a revved-up DJ set from LP Giobbi, Sofi Tukker — Sophie Hawley-Weld and Tucker Halpern — launched into their set with “Fuck They.” As is her habit, Hawley-Weld we...
Tags: Music, Featured, Gallery, Show Review, Sofi Tukker, Haiku Hands, LP Giobbi

YSN Flow – “Illegal Guns” (Video)

15-year-old Cleveland sensation YSN Flow closes out his buzzworthy Summer with the visual release for his hit song called ”Illegal Guns”. Stealing a page out of his idols, Migos, playbook with ”Narcos” director Kevin Von Puttkammer. The rising builds his own thriving empire and lives out his gangster movie fantasies. About the video, YSN Flow states, “I just wanted to shoot something different and something no one my age has never done before.” Best know for his star power, melodic cadence and ...
Tags: Videos, Jazz, Cleveland, YSN, YSN Flow, Kevin Von Puttkammer

CAPTION CONTEST: Enter Your Funniest Caption & You Could Win A Free CD From Our Giveaway Pile

First thing's first: Last week's winner! Congratulations to GWARd Cleaner, who had the best zinger: "(Inner monologue) Hold it in... The post CAPTION CONTEST: Enter Your Funniest Caption & You Could Win A Free CD From Our Giveaway Pile appeared first on Metal Injection.
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STATIC-X Vocalist Identity Reveal; GNR Ban Superfan; METALLICA Play 5 Fests & 7 Other Stories You May Have Missed This Week

This has been a big week for weird news. Here's what you missed: This Photo Proves That STATIC -X's New... The post STATIC-X Vocalist Identity Reveal; GNR Ban Superfan; METALLICA Play 5 Fests & 7 Other Stories You May Have Missed This Week appeared first on Metal Injection.
Tags: Music, Metallica, Injection Reflection

The Politics Of Noise (It’s Everywhere)

Noise is never just about sound; it is inseparable from issues of power and powerlessness. It is a violation we can’t control and to which, because of our anatomy, we cannot close ourselves off. “We have all thought of killing our neighbors at some point,” a soft-spoken scientist researching noise abatement told me. As environmental hazards go, noise gets low billing. – The Atlantic
Tags: Art, Music, 11.19

4 Sporting Activities You Should Take Up To Help With Stress

If you are dealing with stress in your life, one of the best ways of managing this is to take up a sport. There are many types of physical activity that can be beneficial for your stress levels while keeping you feeling relaxed. Getting outside and enjoying the fresh air is going to be half of the benefit, while the movement can help your joints and heart. Finding a sport that you enjoy can be a massive help to you; you will gain a new social circle, and you will naturally find that your passi...
Tags: Stress, Tai Chi, Golf, Jazz, Fishing, Swimming, All Sports Talk, Sporting Activities

WNYC Is Dropping ‘New Sounds’ After 37 Years. Musicians Are Mourning.

The eclectic radio program that has influenced New York’s music scene since 1982 is going off the air.
Tags: Music, New York, News, Radio, John, WNYC, Schaefer, Goli, New York Public Radio, Sheikholeslami, New Sounds (Radio Program

Ticketing Exchange Platform Lyte Adds $15M In Funding

San Francisco based ticket exchange platform Lyte has secured $15 million in Series A financing to drive the development of the platform and scale operations. Jackson Square Ventures was joined by Industry Ventures, Accomplice Ventures, and Correlation Ventures to close Lyte’s latest funding round, alongside entertainment and technology industry insiders including Bernie Cahill and Greg Suess’s Activist Artist Management, Coelius Capital, former CTO of Pandora Chris Martin, co-founder of ...
Tags: Music, US, San Francisco, Flippa, Aeg, Seattle, Taylor, Cto, Bruce Houghton, Matt Mickiewicz, Suess, Jackson Square Ventures, Mickiewicz, Lyte, Rob Goldberg, Fresno Unlimited

Apple Music Has Team Of People Writing Down Song Lyrics

Apple is known for its attention to detail, but this revelation takes that to a whole new level. Instead of using less-than-perfect lyric services to provide lyrics alongside its music streams, Apple Music has "a team of people listening to music and transcribing the lyrics." The full quote from a WIRED interview with Apple Music chief Oliver Schusser: In probably the most bizarre example of Apple spending to get the experience right, Schusser says that Apple has “a team of peop...
Tags: Apple, Google, Music, Bruce Houghton, Oliver Schusser, Schusser

Music Promotion On TikTok: A Beginner's Guide

500 million people use short music video app TikTok every month and 66% of them are under 30. If that's the audience for your music, you need to be active on the platform. But where do you start? ______________________________ By James Shotwell of Haulix TikTok is creating new music stars every few months, but many people still have no idea how the video-sharing app works or who uses it. The most significant shift in traffic we’ve seen over the last year is the growing interest in T...
Tags: Music, Bruce Houghton, Old Town Road, James Shotwell, Haulix TikTok

Touring Industry To Tackle Mental Health with Non-Profit 'Tour Support' Intiative

Tour Support, a new nonprofit program to provide mental health support to artists, crews and vendors in the music touring industry.  Live Nation, Friends at Work and WME are launch partners as are artists including John Legend, Steve Aoki, MARINA, Grace VanderWaal and Rick Springfield.   Tour Support is a new division of LightHopeLife, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit suicide prevention and awareness foundation, aimed at the current mental health crisis among touring professionals as evidenced by...
Tags: Music, Bruce Houghton, Manatt Phelps Phillips, Michael Rapino, John Legend Steve Aoki, Touring Industry To Tackle Mental Health, Rick Springfield Tour Support, LightHopeLife, Michael Rexford

FRI. BRIEF: Latin Power Players • Rhythm + Flow • Bracing For Brexit • Bandsinotwn Adds Charts • More

FRIDAY 10.11. 19 Music Business News From Around The Web Updated continuously under the More News tab [Author: Bruce Houghton]
Tags: Music, Music Business, Music Tech, Bruce Houghton

A2IM Opens Libera Independent Music Award Submissions

A2IM 2020 Libera Awards for the best in independent music submissions are now open. The deadline to submit is January 31, 2020. Click here for an updated list of categories and submission guidelines. A2IM Members receive a discounted price for submissions. Offer code is available on the Special Offers page. Click here to Register.   [Author: Bruce Houghton]
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Heather Victoria Delivers New Album, ‘Boutique Hotel’

Featuring 9th Wonder, Khrysis, Big K.R.I.T. and more.
Tags: Albums, Jazz, Heather Victoria

Jim Jones & The Heatmakerz – State of the Union” f. Rick Ross (Video)

Off El Capo, which is still in rotation.
Tags: Videos, Jazz, Rick Ross, Jim Jones, Capo, The Heatmakerz

Why You Should Focus on Booking Local Gigs

We all want to move on to big regional, national, or even international tours. But, it’s a mistake to rush into touring too quickly and skip out on booking local gigs. I have always been a believer in starting your career in a central place, like your hometown or a town nearby that would be conducive to your career development. Then, you can expand outward systematically from that central point. If you spend a little more time booking local gigs and really growing and nurturing your conne...
Tags: Music, Diy, Entertainment, Music Industry, Indie, Musicians, Charlottesville, Booking, Clubs, Music Business, Live & Touring, Concerts, Musician, Don, Dave Kusek, DMB

Five Vectors Raises $1M To Connect New Artists with Gaming

Five Vectors, a start-up that works with emerging artists to produce music for gaming audiences has raised $1 million in seed funding, led by BITKRAFT Esports Ventures. BITKRAFT has been on a spree of investments in esports-related projects this year including Strafe’s esports hub, Ready’s esports platform, Tonk Tonk Games’ competitive fighting game, as well as new MMO studio Playable Worlds. Based in LA and Berlin, Five Vectors – co-founded by Wasae Imran, former Global Head of Video ...
Tags: Europe, Music, Japan, La, Berlin, Esl, Digital Strategy, Bruce Houghton, Jens, Lauer, Jens Hilgers, Esports Ventures, BITKRAFT Esports Ventures BITKRAFT, Tonk Tonk Games, Wasae Imran, Global Head of Video Network

Shut Up, Dude: This Week’s Best And Worst Comments

This week's Shut Up, Dude comes to you from Lake Perris, CA where we are on the ground for another weekend of mystical sights and sounds courtesy of Desert Daze. This fest's incredibly stacked lineup includes AnCo, Devo, FlyLo, Stereolab, the Locust, Jessica Pratt, Lightning Bolt, George Clanton, Blanck Mass, DIIV, Atlas Sound, and classic … More »
Tags: Music, Shut Up Dude, Lake Perris CA, AnCo Devo, Locust Jessica Pratt Lightning Bolt, George Clanton Blanck

The 5 Best Songs Of The Week

Every week the Stereogum staff chooses the five best new songs of the week (the eligibility period begins and ends Thursdays right before midnight). This week's countdown is below, and you can listen to a playlist of all our 5 Best Songs on Spotify. More »
Tags: Music, Liz Phair, Nick Cave, The 5 Best Songs Of The Week, Guerilla Toss, Billy Woods, Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds, Rata Negra, Fielded

Stream Kim Gordon’s Debut Solo Album No Home Record

Kim Gordon has been a part of countless records over the years: Sonic Youth records, Body/Head records, an endless swath of other people's releases across the pop-to-experimental spectrum. She's toured the world many times over. She's been on Gilmore Girls. But before now she's never released a proper solo album under her own name. More »
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Some brutal handmade electronic sounds live, from Balfa

It’s Friday night; you want to set the mood. How about some violent electronic sounds from the handmade electronics of Spain’s Balfa? ¡Por supuesto! We premiered Balfa’s music video and explored the range of his dynamic music last month. It’s time to return to check in on his live performance: Details: Live performance @ Eufònic Festival – 6th September 2019 Live improvisation while exploring the handmade devices I built. All the sound is generated only by analog crafted ma...
Tags: Music, Diy, Electronics, Tech, Spain, Handmade, Live-performance, Music Tech, Create-analog-music, DIY + Unusual, Balfa, Live-sets, Nektar Studio

TOP POSTS: This Week’s Most Read Posts On Hypebot

In some of the most often perused pieces from Hypebot this week, we looked at how Generation Z is redefining the music business, some of the best YouTube channels for promoting you music, a list of the RIAA's most 'notorious' copyright offenders, and more! Music Business Is Being Re-Defined By Generation Z 45 Best YouTube Channels To Promote Your Music RIAA Releases “Notorious” Copyright Offenders List Music Tectonics Trading Cards Capture Seismic Shifts Reshaping Mu...
Tags: Music, Riaa, Owen Davie, Hypebot

Quick! This ffmpeg cheat sheet solves your video, audio conversion needs, for free

Video, audio, convert, extract – once, these tasks were easy with QuickTime Pro, but now it’s gone. ffmpeg to the rescue – any OS, no money required. It’s Friday, some deadlines (or the weekend) are looming, so seems as good a time as any to share this. ffmpeg is a free, powerful tool for Mac, Windows, and Linux, with near magical abilities to convert audio and video in all sorts of ways. Even though it’s open source software with a lineage back to the year 2000, it very often best...
Tags: Music, Adobe, Tech, Software, Conversion, Linux, Motion, Music Tech, CLI, Command-line, Ffmpeg, Jean Baptiste Jung

How To Have Challenging Conversations With Band Members

For the most part, being in a band is amazing, giving you an opportunity to see the world, meet new people, and perform music you're (hopefully) passionate about. That said, the pressures of touring, recording, or even just being in each other's presence 24/7 can often give rise to tension. For this reason, being able to have difficult conversations with your bandmates is an unfortunate - but necessary - skill you must cultivate. _________________________________ Guest post by Angela M...
Tags: Music, Diy, Music Industry, Guest Post, Indie, Musicians, Music Business, Live & Touring, Musician, Angela Mastrogiacomo, D.I.Y, Diy Musicians, Band Members

Role Model: hello!

Buoyant piano, drums and horns back Role Model’s weighty lyrics, but it’s this balancing act that makes his newest single “hello!” so listenable. A swelling instrumental rises to match the track’s chorus, wherein Role Model (aka Tucker Pillsbury) pleads for an answer when he calls, before fading out. The song will appear on a forthcoming EP set to drop later this year, courtesy of Benny …
Tags: Music, Design, Culture, Piano, Melodies, New Music, Ballads, MAD LOVE, Role Model

LA’s Studio Musicians Say Move To Streaming Makes Will Kill The Business

As television’s center of gravity begins to pivot decisively to made-for-streaming product, the lack of residuals for such programming becomes more and more urgent for musicians. “This is an extinction-level event,” says Marc Sazer, long active in AFM Local 47 and the RMA, which is a related organization. “Our ability to make a sustainable living is facing extinction.” – The Hollywood Reporter
Tags: Art, Music, La, RMA, Marc Sazer, 10.10.19

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