Oscars 2020: Elton John & Bernie Taupin Win Best Original Song

Elton John and Bernie Taupin's "(I'm Gonna) Love Me Again" from Rocketman has won the Best Original Song award at the 92nd Academy Awards. It was John's fourth nomination and second win -- he also won in 1995 for "Can You Feel The Love Tonight" -- and it's Taupin's first nomination and win. It's the … More »
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Oscars 2020: Hildur Guðnadóttir Wins Best Original Score

Hildur Guðnadóttir has won the Best Original Score award at the 92nd Academy Awards for Joker. It was her first Oscar award and first nomination. Guðnadóttir is only the ninth woman to be nominated for Score in the history of the Oscars. She also won the Golden Globe last month. More »
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Oscars 2020: Watch Billie Eilish Cover “Yesterday” For In Memoriam Segment

Billie Eilish was a Grammys darling this year, sweeping all four major awards at music's biggest award show, so naturally film's biggest night tapped her to perform at the 92nd Academy Awards ceremony. She performed during the annual In Memoriam segment with her brother Finneas, covering the Beatles' "Yesterday." She previously … More »
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Oscars 2020: Renée Zellweger Wins Best Actress For Judy

Renée Zellweger won Best Actress at the 92nd Academy Awards for her portrayal of Judy Garland in the biopic Judy. Zellweger was the favorite to win the award after having won the Golden Globe, SAG Award, and BAFTA for the same role. It's her second Oscar win -- she won Best Supporting Actress for Cold … More »
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Oscars 2020: Watch Janelle Monaé & Billy Porter’s Ridiculous Opening Medley

Janelle Monáe has been making a transition into movie stardom for a while now. She made her theatrical film debut in 2016 with roles in both Hidden Figures and Moonlight -- the latter would, rather messily, go on to win Best Picture at the Oscars. Monáe was in Harriet this year, though wasn't … More »
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Calls to save Radio New Zealand classical music station reach crescendo

Plans to cut Radio New Zealand Concert and replace it with a youth station meet resistance from die-hard fansRadio New Zealand Concert, the staid classical music arm of Radio New Zealand, does not usually create headlines. But the hackles of classical music lovers across the nation have been raised after the public broadcaster announced it was cutting much of the station to make way for programmes targeted at a younger audience.The ensuing furore has sparked disputes on social media about whethe...
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Oscars 2020: Watch Eminem’s Random “Lose Yourself” Performance

So Eminem performed "Lose Yourself" at the 92nd Academy Awards on Sunday night. Why? Great question. Em won the Academy Award for Best Original Song back in 2003 when he was nominated for 8 Mile, but he didn't perform at the ceremony that year -- in fact, he didn't even show up -- so I … More »
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L.A. Buzz Bands Show, tonight at 9 on The Independent 88.5 FM

File under #NotTheOscars: Join me after all the shiny statuettes have been handed out (hopefully) for this week’s L.A. Buzz Bands Show. Starting at 9 p.m. on The Independent 88.5 FM, I’ll have premieres of new songs by Talker, Ariel Beesley and LEAN, along with fresh releases by MILCK, Sea Wolf, Karmic, Trapdoor Social, Poolside, Nik Freitas and Alicia Blue. Plus, recent faves from Dear Boy, Bebopalula, Grouplove and Joy Weather, along with a nugget from the Muffs as a reminder about March’s tri...
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Stream: MILCK, ‘If I Ruled the World’

Singer-songwriter-social activist Connie Lim, aka MILCK, rose to prominence on the strength of her singles “Devil Devil” (2016) and “Quiet,” the latter of which was performed guerilla-style at the 2017 Women’s March in Washington, D.C., and went viral. MILCK followed with an EP in 2018 and the song “A Little Peace,” a reaction to the mass shooting in Las Vegas that earned a vitriolic backlash in the comments of the YouTube video. MILCK remains undaunted. She returned Friday with the new single “...
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Confessional Pop Lee Cole Gets Emotional In Single ‘I Don’t Wanna Wait’

Post-teen pop artist Lee Cole drops ‘I Don’t Wanna Wait’. It’s a fantastic heartbreak song in the vein of John Legend and James Arthur. Before we write off Lewis Capaldi and Dean Lewis as one hit wonders, they could be paving the way for confessional pop artists. That’s Lee Cole. He writes confessional pop. Ironically, none of his tracks have millions of streams, but with nearly 25k monthly listeners, his track Ride Or Die has clocked 50k streams which was mainly driven by user-curated Spotify...
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Outerspace – “Holy Crown” (Video)

Campaigning the upcoming album “Lost In Space“, Philly’s very own Outerspace drop the first single and video “Holy Crown” linking with legendary producer DJ Sat-One on this one.
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Mirella Freni, Matchless Italian Prima Donna, Dies at 84

Ms. Freni was acclaimed for her exquisite singing in lighter lyric roles. In midcareer she also dared to explore weightier ones.
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An Orchestra Helps Deaf Fans ‘Hear’ Beethoven

In Budapest, Deaf and other hard of hearing adults and children use touch to experience Beethoven’s Fifth. One of them said, “Here, when the string instruments all sound, that gives a very good vibration. It is not a coincidence that he wrote this kind of music.” – Reuters
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Tonight in L.A.: Sinéad O’Connor, One Love Cali Reggae Fest, Together Pangea, Jauz, Young Dolph, Dashboard Confessional, Jonathan McReynolds, Black Jazz Records Anniversary, Ley Line, Brandon Wardell, Hawk Percival, Inverted Jenny, Slapshot

L.A. concerts for Sunday: ► Sinéad O’Connor, on her first U.S. tour since 2013, holds forth at the El Rey Theatre. ► The final day of the One Love Cali Reggae Fest features Slightly Stoopid, Damian “Jr. Gong” Marley, Iration and more at the Queen Mary Events Park. [Set times.] ► Together Pangea rocks La Santa, joined by Tropa Magica and Reckling. ► And L.A.’s Midnight Sister showcases some new tunes on a night at the Moroccan Lounge, with Banny Grove, Eyeshadow and Bambina supporting. Also: Dash...
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Thoughts from a mehil

So, last night, I went to this musical mehfil, as the curator put it. They had three groups performing their sets. While all of those are fairly known in their circles (of musicians, producers, community, etc), I was unaware that they existed. And I was in for a surprise.The music was EXACTLY the kinds that I like. Earthy, Hindustani (mix of Hindi, Punjabi, Urdu, Bhojpuri, Bhajan, etc), with meaningful lyrics, played without any bells or whistles (acoustic mostly), by young people (that are not ...
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Watch John Frusciante Perform With Red Hot Chili Peppers For First Time In 13 Years

At the end of last year, John Frusciante announced his return to the Red Hot Chili Peppers lineup after a decade-plus absence. Frusciante officially left the group in 2009, though he hadn't performed with the group live since the 2007 Stadium Arcadium tour. But Frusciante joined RHCP on stage for the first time … More »
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Watch Miley Cyrus Cover The Doors’ “Roadhouse Blues” With Robby Krieger

Last night, Miley Cyrus covered the Doors' "Roadhouse Blues" alongside Doors guitarist Robby Krieger at an event celebrating the 50th anniversary of Morrison Hotel. The album turns 50 today. Also on-hand for the performance were Cyrus producer Andrew Watt and the Tangiers Blues Band. More »
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Watch Mandy Moore Cover “With A Little Help From My Friends” With Phoebe Bridgers & Jackson Browne

Mandy Moore is set to release her first new album in 11 years next month, Silver Landings. We've heard a handful of tracks from it already -- "Save A Little For Yourself," "When I Wasn't Watching," and "I'd Rather Lose" -- and for the last few weeks, Moore has … More »
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Watch Mandy Moore Cover “With A Little Help From My Friends” With Phoebe Bridgers, Jackson Browne, & More

Mandy Moore is set to release her first new album in 11 years next month, Silver Landings. We've heard a handful of tracks from it already -- "Save A Little For Yourself," "When I Wasn't Watching," and "I'd Rather Lose" -- and for the last few weeks, Moore has … More »
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Buffett Filming Hawaii Five-0 Appearance

Jimmy Buffett has been in Hawaii recently where he filmed another episode of ‘Hawaii Five-0.’ He last appeared on the show last May. View this post on Instagram Frank Bama back in the kitchen! Thanks @hawaiifive0cbs for the fun. Aloha A post shared by Jimmy Buffett (@jimmybuffett) on Feb 8, 2020 at 9:25am PST
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How to get signed by a label

While going independent can be a great option for some, others prefer to put all their creative resources into the art of crafting music, while leaving distribution, marketing and admin to a label. There’s no sure-fire way of getting signed, but here are some tips on what you should be working on. Establish an original style to your music – When label managers are going through thousands of submissions, you need to stand out!Quality is important – Make sure your content is the absolute bes...
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Listen Up

Radiant synth-pop, scuzzy lo-fi and soaring soul, all from women artists Lido Pimienta: Eso Que Tu Haces Lido Pimienta (who won the 2017 Polaris Prize for her debut album, La Papessa) has returned with a radiant song from her second album, Miss Colombia. Colombia-born and Toronto-based Pimienta combines soulful synth-pop, international rhythms and pretty vocals within her music. “Eso Que Tu Haces” (translated: “That thing …
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We all know what a ballad is — a rhapsodic experience, possibly melancholy, played or sung slowly.  But a “rhythm ballad” is something created in the Thirties: a sweet ballad played at a danceable tempo, so that you and your … Continue reading →
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29 Black Music Documentaries for Black History Month 2020: #21 'Nas: Time Is Illmatic'

For Black History Month 2020, we are showcasing films featuring Black American artists. Enjoy them and learn about the origin of each Black music legend featured. This list is ordered by layering unknown artists around bigger names while mixing up the genre. It has been curated for maximum surprise, so a hip-hop veteran you love may be followed by a rock band you've never heard, but you'll be glad you did.We're adding a Black music documentary to this list each day of Black History Month 2020 --...
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Watch Justin Bieber Perform With Quavo On Saturday Night Live

Justin Bieber's new album, Changes, comes out next week, and last night he gave his first live performance of the era on Saturday Night Live. It was Bieber's third time on SNL: He made his debut in 2010 and returned in 2013, when he pulled double duty as host and performer. This time, he performed … More »
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