AM BRIEF: XXXTentacion Remembered • YouTube Music Expands • Russia's VK Music • More

WEDNESDAY 6.2O.18 Music Business News From Around The Web   Updated continuously under our More News tab [Author: Bruce Houghton]
Tags: Music, Russia, Music Business, Music Tech, Bruce Houghton

Cry-Proof Mascaras That Last Through The Vows, The First Dance, & Everything Else

Happy tears are a staple at most weddings — even more so than long lost relatives no one knows and Justin Timberlake hits from the mid-aughts. Whether the first tear falls during the vows, the first dance, or the fact that ( finally!) there's a vegan option on the menu, those tears are coming whether you like it or not.As fun as they are, weddings are a rollercoaster of emotions. Sure, crying is good for you (at least that's what some scientists will tell you), but no one wants inky lines adorn...
Tags: Fashion, Music, House, Justin Timberlake, Sephora, Shackleton, Don, Oreal Paris, Neutrogena, CoverGirl, Urban Decay, Eyeko, House of Lashes, Amanda Shackleton, David Maderich, Maderich

WED. BRIEF: XXXTentacion Remembered • YouTube Music Expands • Russia's VK Music • More

WEDNESDAY 6.2O.18 Music Business News From Around The Web   Updated continuously under our More News tab [Author: Bruce Houghton]
Tags: Music, Russia, Music Business, Music Tech, Bruce Houghton

Police Make Arrest In XXXTentacion Murder

Earlier this week, the controversial and problematic young rap star XXXTentacion was murdered outside a motorcycle dealership in Deerfield Beach, Florida, at the age of 20. In the immediate aftermath of his murder, rumors flew. Fans thought that XXXTentacion was really still alive, or that Drake had ordered a hit on him. Many believed … More »
Tags: Music, News, Drake, Deerfield Beach Florida, Xxxtentacion

Bon Iver’s Justin Vernon And The National’s Bryce Dessner To Release Collaborative Album This Summer

Bon Iver’s Justin Vernon and The National co-founder and composer Bryce Dessner are preparing to release a record together under the moniker Big Red Machine. Earlier this month, the two shared four tracks from the project via their recently launched PEOPLE streaming platform, which compiles formal and more informal releases and demos … More »
Tags: Music, News, Bon Iver, Bryce Dessner, Justin Vernon, The National, Big Red Machine Earlier

Nick Cassavetes Directing Ramones Biopic

Rock may not be dominating radio, but it's seeing a resurgence onscreen. Nick Cassavetes is the latest to join the band, signing on to adapt and direct the indie I Slept With Joey Ramone. Based on the 2009 memoir by Ramone's brother Mickey Leigh, the story revolves around the birth of the punk movement. With … More »
Tags: Music, News, Ramones, Joey Ramone, Ramone, Nick Cassavetes, Mickey Leigh

Miya Folick – “Stock Image”

A few months ago, Miya Folick followed up last year's Give It To Me EP with the excellent one-off "Deadbody," which she wrote and produced with Justin Raisen. She's teamed up with Raisen once again for her next one, "Stock Image." It's a pulsating track that really lets Folick's voice soar in a … More »
Tags: Music, Miya Folick, Folick, Justin Raisen, Raisen, Deadbody

Touchdown Tennessee’s John Ward Dies

Legendary Tennessee Vols play-by-play man John Ward died on Wednesday at the age of 87. As a retirement send-off in 1998, Kenny Chesney recorded and released the single “Touchdown Tennessee.” He was the iconic ‘Voice of the Vols’ across the state, covering Tennessee Vols basketball for 34 seasons and Tennessee Vols football for 31 seasons. With the program approaching its 20th sports year since his retirement, John Ward died at age 87. The Vol Network announced Ward’s passing on Wednesday evenin...
Tags: Music, Uncategorized, Tennessee, Espn, Memphis, Ward, Ray Mears, Kenny Chesney, Johnson City, John Ward, Vols, Doug Dickey, Phillip Fulmer, Tennessee Vols, Chris Lowe, Rocky Top Ward

Seattle Symphony building a new performance venue inside Benaroya Hall

The symphony expects to use the space, named Octave 9: Raisbeck Music Center, for creative residencies and performances and as an artistic incubator for local artists.
Tags: News, Entertainment, Classical Music, Seattle Symphony, Benaroya Hall

Watch Matthew Sweet’s Stripped-Down Stereogum Session

Matthew Sweet released Tomorrow's Daughter last month, a continuation of his 2017 album Tomorrow Forever. Today he stopped by our NYC office to play a few songs. Sweet ran through "I Belong To You" from his latest LP, "Time Capsule" from 1993's Altered Beast, and Tomorrow Forever's "Trick Of The Light." … More »
Tags: Video, Music, Matthew Sweet, Stereogum Sessions

Florence + The Machine – “Big God” Video

Florence + The Machine have a new album on the way. It's called High As Hope and it'll be out at the end of the month. We've heard several singles from the LP, including "Sky Full Of Song" and "Hunger," and just yesterday the band debuted a new one titled "Big God." Florence Welch … More »
Tags: Video, Music, Florence and the Machine, Florence, Florence The Machine, Autumn De Wilde

NOFX Say They’re “Banned In Our Own Country” Over Vegas Shooting Joke

While performing at the Punk Rock Bowling & Music Festival in Las Vegas late last month, NOFX made a really tasteless joke about the shooting at a Las Vegas country music festival that left 58 people dead last year. "We played a song about Muslims and we didn't get shot. Hooray," frontman Fat … More »
Tags: Music, News, Las Vegas, NOFX

Antwon Rose: Black Teen Shot & Killed by East Pittsburgh Police Identified, Shooting Captured on Video

The unarmed black teen who was fatally shot by police in East Pittsburgh has been identified as 17-year-old Antwon Rose, according to WPXI-TV.Rose was killed Tuesday night (Jun. 19) while running away during a traffic stop. The shooting was captured by an eyewitness on video, which shows Rose exiting the vehicle with another person and running away from police before multiple shots were fired. After hearing two shots, the person recording the video gasps in shock and can be heard saying, “Why a...
Tags: Videos, Facebook, Crime, News, Cops, Police, Pennsylvania, Jazz, Police Brutality, Police Shooting, Pittsburgh, Rose, Pittsburgh Post Gazette, Fetterman, John Fetterman, Braddock

Akon Plans Cryptocurrency Akoin

Most of us in the regular world have no idea what cryptocurrency even is, beyond some sort of internet-based get-rich-quick scheme. But there are plenty within the music world who have jumped in with both feet. We have already learned of the existence of Currency Girls, a crytocurrency-themed J-pop group, and CoinDaddy, a … More »
Tags: Music, News, Akon, Akon Plans Cryptocurrency Akoin

Reconstructing The Lost Musical Instruments Of Indigenous Communities

When Caleb Byerly was a young Christian missionary in the jungles of the Philippines, the indigenous tribe among which he lived told him about their old, traditional music - which had faded away after a previous generation of missionaries had told them it was profane. "'I felt that if it was my people who helped […]
Tags: Art, Music, Philippines, 06.11.18, Caleb Byerly

Buddy – “Hey Up There” (Feat. Ty Dolla $ign) Video

Up-and-coming Compton rapper Buddy shared "Black" featuring A$AP Ferg back in April and today he released another impressive collaborative track called "Hey Up There" with Ty Dolla $ign. On it, they sing confidently about hard work paying off. The accompanying video substantiates that sentiment with shots of Buddy flying around in a helicopter … More »
Tags: Video, Music, Buddy, Ty Dolla $ign, Compton, AP Ferg

Trent Reznor Raves About Childish Gambino In New Interview

Trent Reznor has been making the press rounds to promote Bad Witch, the final installment of Nine Inch Nails' EP trilogy, which he's calling an LP so that it won't slip through the cracks of streaming services. Yesterday he was in the New York Times calling out "the Taylor Swifts of the world" … More »
Tags: Music, News, New York Times, Trent Reznor, Nine Inch Nails, Donald Glover, Childish Gambino, Lizzy Goodman

Kim Kardashian Responds To The Fulani Braids Backlash: "I'm Not Tone-Deaf"

Here's a little #insideR29 tea: I really did not want to talk about Kim Kardashian's newest set of Fulani braids. At this point, she must know what she's doing. She has to know that people get really, really irritated when the Kardashians do that appropriating thing that they're ever so fond of. Not that there's anything wrong with anyone trying a new style, but it is wrong when you try to rename those styles (what are boxer braids, Kimberly?!), and when your 174 million combined followers thin...
Tags: Fashion, Music, New York, Kim Kardashian, West Africa, North, Kardashian, Kim Kardashian West, Kimberly, Bo Derek, Fulani, Lili Reinhart, MTV Movie and TV Awards, Bustle Kardashian

AM BRIEF: Instagram Targets YouTube • Tidal Troubles • Dr. Dre Testifies • XXXTentacion Breaks Records • More

THURSDAY 6.21.18 Music Business News From Around The Web   Updated continuously under our More News tab [Author: Bruce Houghton]
Tags: Music, Music Business, Music Tech, Bruce Houghton, Dre, Music Business News, Instagram Targets YouTube

Code Orange – “The Hunt” (Feat. Corey Taylor) & “3 Knives”

Last year, the skull-smashing Pittsburgh-based hardcore-sludge unit Code Orange leveled up with their third LP, Forever. It was also the band's first release on Roadrunner, a label that's been slowly and judiciously improving its roster with some premium talent. Seriously, look at this lineup beyond the nu-metal and scene-core stuff: Turnstile? … More »
Tags: Music, Slipknot, Pittsburgh, Corey Taylor, Code Orange

Mobb Deep’s Havoc Shares Unreleased Freestyles On 1-Year Anniversary Of Prodigy’s Death

As of this year, Prodigy, one half of the iconic Queens rap duo Mobb Deep, has been gone for one year. A year ago today, Prodigy died of complications from sickle cell anemia, the disease he'd been fighting for his whole life. But new Prodigy and Mobb Deep music is still coming out. Two …
Tags: Music, Nas, Prodigy, Mobb Deep, Havoc, Large Professor

dodocool DA149 Review: An Exceptional Hi-Res Wireless Speaker in a Budget

In the past, we’ve covered a couple of products from dodocool and none of them left us unimpressed. Today, we’ve yet another interesting device for review from the same brand. It’s the DA149 Hi-Res stereo wireless speaker which unlike their Mini Wireless speaker isn’t surprisingly tiny but looks promising. Speaking of Bluetooth speakers, they’re a must-have accessory and there are high chances of you already owning one of them. Their portable form-factor makes them appropriate for people who l...
Tags: Reviews, Gadgets, Music, UK, Review, Blogging, CDN, Canada, Bluetooth Speaker, Wireless Speaker, Amazon Pros, Dodocool

Let’s Pause To Appreciate This Moment In Ty Dolla $ign History

Ty Dolla $ign gets around. The R&B lothario releases quite a bit of his own music -- 11 full-lengths and two EPs since 2011, plus a joint project with Jeremih called MihTy dropping later this month -- but the collaborative section of his discography sprawls as endlessly as his native LA. At the end of … More »
Tags: Music, Rihanna, Jeremih, Nicki Minaj, Atlanta, Logic, Kanye West, Ed Sheeran, Ariana Grande, Pharrell, Zayn Malik, Selena Gomez, Meghan Trainor, Drake, Imagine Dragons, Kesha

A 22-Year-Old Intern Takes A $2,010, 10-Day Trip To Australia

Welcome to Away Game, a Refinery29 series where we tag along as real millennial women embark on trips around the world and track their travel expenses down to the last cent. Here, we offer a detailed, intimate account of when, where, and how our peers spend their vacation days and disposable income: all the meals, adventures, indulgences, setbacks, and surprises.This week's travel diary: A 22-year-old grad student who meets up with a former roommate for an adventure in Australia.Age: 22Occupati...
Tags: Europe, Fashion, Music, Pinterest, Australia, US, Adele, America, University, Newcastle, Sydney, Portland, Great Barrier Reef, Facetime, Hyde Park, Cairns

Hannah Pittard's Playlist for Her Novel "Visible Empire"

In the Book Notes series, authors create and discuss a music playlist that relates in some way to their recently published book. Previous contributors include Jesmyn Ward, Lauren Groff, Bret Easton Ellis, Celeste Ng, T.C. Boyle, Dana Spiotta, Amy Bloom, Aimee Bender, Heidi Julavits, Hari Kunzru, and many others. Hannah Pittard's novel Visible Empire is an enthralling and well-researched fictional account of the 1962 plane crash that killed over 100 of Atlanta's biggest art patrons and its a...
Tags: Music, Atlanta, David, New York Times, Willie Nelson, Nina Simone, Sam Cooke, Roy Orbison, Mary Wells, Atomic Books Comics Preview, Ben, Otis Redding, Atlanta Journal Constitution, Hank Williams, Lesley Gore, Jimmy Reed

Stream Nine Inch Nails’ New Album Bad Witch

The lead up to Nine Inch Nails' new album, Bad Witch, has been short and sweet. We've already heard a single called "God Break Down The Door" and the band debuted a new one called "Ahead Of Ourselves" in Vegas over the weekend. More »
Tags: Music, Vegas, Nine Inch Nails, Album Stream

11 Of The Most Outrageous Moments In Runway History

Chris Moore, the legendary and longstanding runway photographer, has witnessed some of the fashion industry's most memorable moments, from the breathtaking to the bizarre. Having been behind the camera for over 60 years, he's seen the industry change radically, from the emergence of ready-to-wear in the '60s to the Insta-bait extravaganzas of today.Last year, Moore's website, Catwalking, which documents his archival and contemporary photographs, was translated into a book of the same name, publ...
Tags: Fashion, Music, Hollywood, London, United Kingdom, Paris, Kate Moss, Kate, Karl Lagerfeld, Chanel, Michael Jackson, Alexander Mcqueen, Mcqueen, Paris Fashion Week, Alexander, Moore

18 Instagram-Worthy Ways To Show Your Pride

When it comes to tattoos, a lot of people choose something of significance — they are, after all, permanent. That could mean a cool design you love to look at, a daily reminder on an arm or leg, or a more concealed message that hits a personal sweet spot. And while the options are endless, sometimes, a little ink on the body means more than meets the eye. That's where rainbow tats come in.These stunners can inject a much-needed dose of color into our lives, and even take a basic black-and-white...
Tags: Fashion, Music, Orlando

Vine Is Dead, But The Internet Is Determined To Keep It Alive

“Why you always lyin’?”“Put ‘em in the coffin.”“Back at it again at Krispy Kreme."These are the hilariously bizarre phrases that continue to fill the texts of teens and twenty-somethings today.Such is the case for Robi Calloway, 21, and her group of 15-plus high school friends who still text each other phrases from their favorite Vines. Calloway was in high school when Vine was released as a free iOS app in 2013, and she and her friends started using the platform the same way many others did: T...
Tags: Twitter, Fashion, Music, Instagram, Snapchat, Vine, Casey Neistat, Dom Hofmann, Spencer, Jenna, Bach, Monroe, Nikolai, Nicholas Fraser, Hofmann, Lele Pons

Tidal Spikes Following Jay-Z, Beyonce Release

Tidal experienced a strong bump following the release of Jay Z and Beyonce’s “Everything is Love” album on Saturday. A 36 hour Tidal album exclusive drove the streamer's app up 37 spots to #3 in the iTunes app store music category.  As of Thursday, Tidal was #3 on the iTunes top grossing music apps chart, besting Spotify at #4. But it had fallen back to #14 in music app downloads. App Annie research found that: Tidal climbed in the rankings for overall apps from outside the to...
Tags: Spotify, Music, Beyonce, Jay Z, US, App Annie, Bruce Houghton, Jay Z Beyoncé Release, Revenue Tidal

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