The best free music-making software

Our list of the best free music-making software has options for musicians, DJs, beginners, and experts alike.
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Lionel Richie Jukebox Musical In The Works At Disney

Musician biopics have been all the rage in recent years. The Queen-centric Bohemian Rhapsody and the Elton John magical-realist musical Rocketman both did huge box office numbers and won armfuls of awards. The life stories of Michael Jackson, Elvis Presley, Whitney Houston, David Bowie, More »
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Coachella 2020 Cancelled, May Return In April With Limited Attendance

Coachella 2020 is cancelled. The California desert festival extraordinaire was one of the first major music events to be postponed in the wake of COVID-19, moving from its usual April dates to two weekends in October. In the three months since, it's become increasingly evident that an event on Coachella's scale could not … More »
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The Dalai Lama Announces Debut Album

The Dalai Lama has announced his debut album. Not some psych band called the Dalai Lama, the actual Dalai Lama. Inner World is an album collecting various chants and mantras from the Tibetan spiritual leader, setting his words against music for the first time. It's out on 7/6, coinciding with the Dalai Lama's 85th birthday. More »
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Arcade Fire’s Win Butler Is In Bill & Ted 3

The long-awaited third installment in the Bill & Ted movie franchise, Bill & Ted Face The Music, is finally coming out this summer. The trailer dropped today, and some of you eagle-eyed viewers have already noticed a familiar face besides Keanu Reeves and Alex Winter. Yes, that is totally Arcade Fire … More »
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Wait, That’s Totally Arcade Fire’s Win Butler In The Bill & Ted 3 Trailer

The long-awaited third installment in the Bill & Ted movie franchise, Bill & Ted Face The Music, is finally coming out this summer. The trailer dropped today, and some of you eagle-eyed viewers have already noticed a familiar face besides Keanu Reeves and Alex Winter. Yes, that is totally Arcade Fire frontman Win … More »
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J. Malik – “Truth Hurts” (Album)

Rising Pittsburgh based underground Hip Hop artist J. Malik drops his new album titled “Truth Hurts“.  Follow him on Instagram @jdot_malik. Truth Hurts by J. Malik
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What Do People Claim After A Car Accident?

No one wants to be involved in a car accident. Which is why most of us abide by the rules of the road, drive defensively, stick to the speed limit and are always cautious? Sadly, even the most sensible of drivers can get caught up in car accidents, and they’re usually the fault of someone else. The injuries that you can sustain in a car accident can vary; however, it’s often the aftermath of the crash and subsequent injuries that cause the most upset. From time off work to rising medical bills...
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Avicii Museum Coming To Stockholm

An Avicii museum is coming to Stockholm next year. As Reuters reports, the "Avicii Experience" will be housed in a new digital culture center called SPACE that's due to open up during the summer of 2021. More »
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When Will It Be Safe For Us To Sing Together Again?

To many scientists and doctors, the risk of singing is clear. “It’s not safe for people to simply return to the choir room and pick things up,” Lucinda Halstead, the president-elect of the Performing Arts Medical Association, said in a telephone interview. William Ristenpart, a chemical engineer at the University of California, Davis, who has studied how disease-carrying particles spread during speech, said in a Zoom interview that he “would strongly agree with the assessment that singing, espe...
Tags: Art, Music, University of California Davis, William Ristenpart, 06.09.20, Lucinda Halstead, Performing Arts Medical Association

Watch Several Jessie Wares Perform “Save A Kiss” On Corden

Jessie Ware is releasing her new album What's Your Pleasure? next week. It's shaping up to be a good one, a disco- and house-infused return to her dance club roots. And last night, she was a virtual guest on The Late Late Show With James Corden, promoting the LP with a remote performance and an … More »
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Taylor Swift Advocates For Police Reform, Mail-In Voting

Since Taylor Swift finally started talking politics a couple years ago, she's been using her massive platform for things like calling out Donald Trump and encouraging her fans to take the coronavirus pandemic more seriously. Last week, she wrote that Trump had been "stoking the fires of … More »
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An extremely light diversion: 4 completely different songs titled — variously spelled —  "La Dee Dah"

The most familiar one to me is this — on the first 4 Seasons album. Much as I've loved the 4 Seasons in my time, I've got to promote the Billy and Lillie version from 1958:This is a silly song, with lyrics that include: "La dee dah, oh boy/Let's go/Cha, cha, cha/I feel so fine/Now that you are mine...." Excellent candy.I'm not sure if I remember the Ringo song "La De Da" — spelled like that. This is from 1998, from his 11th album:This too is pretty silly, with lyrics like "La la de da, like que...
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Yo-Yo Ma Tries to Bring Us Comfort and Hope

The renowned cellist, who has soothed us during the pandemic with “Songs of Comfort,” puts Fred Rogers, Pablo Casals and his Benoît Rolland bow on his list of cultural essentials.
Tags: News, Classical Music, Yo-yo, Ma, Yo Yo Ma, Benoit Rolland, Cellos, Quarantine (Life and Culture, Fred Rogers Pablo Casals

Pink Sweat$ – “Cadillac Drive”

From Issa Rae & HBO's 'Insecure' soundtrack.
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Ariano – “Money Won’t Buy You Angels” Ft. Self Provoked (Prod. By Evidence)

SoCal based underground Hip Hop artist/producer Ariano releases his powerful new single titled “Money Won’t Buy You Angels” featuring Self Provoked and produced by Evidence. 
Tags: Jazz, Evidence, Singles, Ariano, Self Provoked

Kaze Jones – “Good Times Bad Times” (Prod. By Ariano)

Fresh off his Kaze EP, teacher, activist and SoCal MC Kaze Jones returns with “Good Times, Bad Times,” a song reflective of our new normal in these quarantine days. Produced by frequent collaborator, Ariano, “Good Times, Bad Times” is available worldwide on Popular Nobody.
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Dalai Lama to release album of mantras and teachings set to music

‘Music has the potential to reach many more people,’ says the Tibetan spiritual leaderThe Dalai Lama, whose message of humanity, harmony and peace delivered with a smile has won millions of global followers, is releasing an album of mantras set to music to mark his 85th birthday next month.The Tibetan spiritual leader’s first foray into the world of recorded music comes five years after he appeared at the Glastonbury music festival, where he warned of the dangers of climate change, and the Ameri...
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Gorillaz – “Friday 13th” (Feat. Octavian)

It turns out that at least one benefit of being a virtual band helmed by a producer who also happens to have his own studio is that you are rather pandemic-proof. As such: Gorillaz' Song Machine project continues unabated, still spitting out new songs as they're completed. In the last couple months, we've … More »
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The Gentle, Brilliant Bros of French Baroque Music

The lutenist Thomas Dunford and the harpsichordist Jean Rondeau create their own duo repertory on the album “Barricades.”
Tags: News, Classical Music, Dunford, Rondeau, Jean Rondeau, Harpsichords, Thomas (1988-, Jean (1991-, Barricades (Album, Thomas Dunford

One Thing: Recording Labels Could Help Black Artists By Fixing Inequitable Contracts

“If the music industry wants to support black lives, labels and platforms can start with amending contracts, distributing royalties, diversifying boardrooms, and retroactively paying back all the black artists, and their families, they have built their empires on.” – Rolling Stone
Tags: Art, Music, 06.07.20

RMR Reveals ‘Drug Dealing Is A Lost Art’ Tracklist

Drug Dealing Is A Lost Art is out this Friday.
Tags: News, Jazz, RMR

Lollapalooza 2020 Is Finally, Officially Cancelled

Lollapalooza 2020 has officially been cancelled. The Chicago-based festival was one of the last holdouts in the long line of cancellations in the wake of the pandemic. It was scheduled to happen from 7/30-8/2, though promoters C3 Presents had not announced a lineup and tickets for the event were not on sale. More »
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박혜진 Park Hye Jin – “How can I”

In a couple weeks, the LA-via-Seoul musician 박혜진 Park Hye Jin is releasing a new EP, How can I, the follow-up to 2018's IF U WANT IT. We've heard "Like this" from it already, and today she's sharing its title track, a spectral and sputtering piece centered around the phrase: "How can I … More »
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Tamla Horsford Family Attorney Says Private Investigation Shows She May Have Been Murdered During “Adult Slumber Party”

Amid the recent Black Lives Matter movement and protests following the recent killings of George Floyd, Ahmaud Arbery, Breonna Taylor, and countless others, there has been renewed interest in a number of cases where people feel as though justice hasn’t been served for Black victims of apparent violence. Among those cases is the mysterious death of Georgia mom Tamla Horsford. For the uninitiated, Horsford—a Forsyth County, Georgia mother of five—was found dead in the backyard of a home back in No...
Tags: Crime, News, Office, Atlanta, Georgia, Jazz, Graves, Black Lives Matter, Georgia Bureau of Investigation, Fernandez, GBI, Tamla, WSB TV, Medical Examiner, Forsyth County Sheriff 's Office, Major Crimes Unit

Lil Wayne Drops Animated “I Don’t Sleep” Video

His deluxe version of 'Funeral' is out now.
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