Western Music Moves in Three and Even Four (!) Dimensional Spaces: How the Pioneering Research of Princeton Theorist Dmitri Tymoczko Helps Us Visualize Music in Radical, New Ways

Every musician has some basic sense of how math and music relate conceptually through geometry, in the circular and triadic shapes formed by clusters of notes when grouped together in chords and scales. The connections date back to the work of Pythagoras, and composers who explore and exploit those connections happen upon profound, sometimes mystical, insights. For example, the two-dimensional geometry of music finds near-religious expression in the compositional strategies of John Coltrane, wh...
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Spotify Premium Users Report Ads In Playlists

Spotify is adding one minute audio ads to playlists; and even though have only been for Spotify's own podcasts, so far, some users who pay monthly for ad free listening are not happy. "Spotify, I will not pay to listen to ads. I dumped cable and I will dump you too," wrote one user. "I recently opened up the "This is: Hans Zimmer" Official Spotify playlist to help me concentrate during the exam period, and noticed that the first "song" was actually an advert for an upcoming Spotify podcast ...
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The Best Travel-Sized Beauty Products — Now All You Need Is A Vacation

Have you booked a winter break to brighten up the bleakest month of the year? We may plan our holiday wardrobe well before we head to the airport, but deciding on the skin care and makeup we're taking with us is often more last-minute. But forget creating more work for yourself (who has time to decant their favorite serums, foundations and perfumes into refillable bottles?) and instead become acquainted with these travel-friendly alternatives.We've rounded up the bite-size beauty products that...
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8 Tools That Can Multiply Your Instagram Marketing Effectiveness

Instagram's spiking popularity has caused artists to flock to it as a primary promotional channel, and amassing an engaged set of Instagram followers has become an essential part of any musician's online presence. Here we look at tools for increasing the effectiveness of your Instagram marketing. __________________________ Guest post by Nancy Grace The recent explosion in the popularity of Instagram has captured the attention of marketers everywhere. It has become increasingly import...
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Stream Seminal Punk Band Terminal Mind's New Compilation 'Recordings' (premiere)

Formed in 1978, in the first blast of Texas punk, Terminal Mind sounds remarkably fresh and prescient today, more than three decades since the group splintered in the heat of the Lone Star sun. In its short, happy life, Terminal Mind recorded a series of catchy but aggressive songs that earned the group opening slots with Iggy Pop and drew comparisons to John Cale, Wire and Pere Ubu. A new collection, Recordings , features a rare four-song seven-inch single as well as previousl...
Tags: Music, Texas, Punk, Manchester, Athens, Kansas, Steve Albini, Raul, Premiere, Joy Division, Iggy Pop, Doug, Zombieland, Lone Star, Greg Murray, Punk Rock

DREDi (The Beat Broker) – “Don” (Album)

Up and coming UK based underground Hip Hop producer DREDi drops his new album titled “Don“.  He samples vinyl through an SP 404 creating lofi hip hop beat tapes and raw boom bap instrumentals. Don by DREDi
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10 Healing Crystals For The Total Beginner

Although you may associate them with a grade-school science experience (or, less flatteringly, with Spencer Pratt), crystals are actually having a rather fashionable moment. Nowadays, you’re just as likely to see them on a statement necklace as in your nearest New Age shop. That said, many people still believe certain crystals have healing properties — and you don’t need to go replacing all your doors with beaded curtains to feel those effects.We spoke with Heather Askinosie and Timmi Jandro, t...
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Jermaine Dupri Says That He Influenced Atlanta Hip-Hop Culture More Than OutKast Did

As a producer and a label boss, Atlanta rap veteran Jermaine Dupri had a huge impact on a whole lot of careers, helping to introduce people like Kriss Kross, Usher, Da Brat, and Bow Wow to the world, as well as making hit records on his own. He's a very important figure in the history … More »
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Erik Phillips – “Happen”

Earlier this month, Erik Phillips (fka Cat Be Damned) announced a new album, One, with "Wrong," and today they've shared a second single from it. As Phillips explained to Noisey, "Happen" is about seeing a tractor trailer wreck on the side of the road. Its slinking peel evokes the morbid curiosity … More »
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Keep track of every play with SoundCloud statistics now in real-time

Watch your plays rise in real-time on SoundCloud as their statistics now keep track and show you their performance as it happens. SoundCloud’s statistics now update in real-time so you can watch as every play builds on your music. You will now have access to instant insight on your listeners and how your tracks are performing. The new ‘Today’ view has been added to the statistics page and shows you a breakdown of plays throughout the day. You can see when people are logging on and listening, f...
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Hackensaw Boys Revitalize "Oval Room" for the Trump Era (premiere)

When Blaze Foley first released "Oval Room" in the 1980s, he was voicing his unease with the policies of the Reagan administration. It quickly became a classic protest song to all those slighted by political decisions. It set the theme for revolutionaries during the Reagan era as well as through both Bush presidencies, and now a band of roots mainstays is rebooting the song in light of the disastrous Trump administration. Whether in Foley's hands or in the Hackensaw Boys ...
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What's Driving The Music Business? VR, AI, Blockchain, Smart Speakers, More [Bas Grasmeyer]

As we move forward in 2018, Bas Grasmayer takes moment to reflect on the leaps and bounds forward which music industry tech has made, and how these advances will shape major industry trends in the coming year. _________________________________   Guest post by Bas Grasmayer from Music Tech Future I am typing this article on my phone in an airport. Therefore this piece is going to be a bit different than my usual MUSIC x TECH x FUTURE post. It’s amazing what we can do on our pho...
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Kodak Black Arrested On Weapons And Child Neglect Charges While Livestreaming

Kodak Black has been arrested again. Complex reports that Broward Sheriff deputies raided the 20-year-old Florida rapper's house last night and arrested him on charges of grand theft of a firearm, child neglect, possession of marijuana, two counts of possession of a weapon by a felon, and two counts of probation violation. More »
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Everything Is Recorded Announces Debut Album Feat. Sampha, Damon Albarn, Kamasi Washington, Owen Pallett

Last year, XL Recordings co-founder Richard Russell gave us a taste of his collaborative project Everything Is Recorded with the impeccably produced Close But Not Quite EP, which included features from Sampha, Warren Ellis, Giggs, and Obongjayar. Today, he announced the release date for the project's self-titled debut album, from which … More »
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Don't Get Inked Without Checking Out These Rad Artists On Instagram

Tattoos tend to be unique to the people getting them, but even the most creative minds have mood — and Instagram — boards filled with inspiration. Whether you love colorful, splashy designs or are more into minimal, dotted lines, there's nothing wrong with having a wandering eye for tattoos. The more you check out, the more ideas you'll get, the better your creation will come out.Of course, this isn't to say you or your artist will, or should, plagiarize others' work. However, we do suggest yo...
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Remembering Cranberries singer Dolores O’Riordan and her fierce, fragile voice

The headiness of young female angst was central to the Cranberries. Dolores O’Riordan was a teenager when she wrote the lyrics to the band’s second single, “Linger,” in response to a first kiss.
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Hot Snakes – “Six Wave Hold-Down”

Hot Snakes are fully back! Back in 2000, former Drive Like Jehu co-leaders John Reis (also of Rocket From The Crypt) and Rick Froberg formed Hot Snakes, a band of fiery, intense punk-rock rippers. They released three excellent albums and broke up in 2005. Last year, the band announced their reunion, headed out on … More »
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Ismay Draws Inspiration from Nature on New Song "Oh Precious Light" (premiere)

While traditional roots music may evoke images of the Midwest for many, Ismay draws inspiration from the seaside hills of her home in Northern California. Leaving college in light of following her soul, the artist became a rambler. Traveling from California to New Mexico, she found herself among the banks of the Klamath River. It was there where she originally recorded the songs on a cassette machine before finishing them up in a studio overlooking the Pacific Ocean. This is ho...
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Soundcharts’ David Weiszfeld On Monitoring Social, Streams

In this interview David Weiszfeld sat down to discuss his successful startup venture Soundcharts, which acts as a system for monitoring artists' activity on social media and streaming platforms. _______________________ Guest post by James Martin of Midem After leaving Universal Music France in 2013, David Weiszfeld founded an artist management company with its own system for monitoring its artists’ activity on social media, streaming playlists and more. Called Soundcharts, this sys...
Tags: Music, France, Social Media, Pandora, Guest Post, James Martin, Music Business, Music Tech, Midem, Midemlab, Alexandre Deniot, Startups & Funding, David Weiszfeld, On Monitoring Social Streams, Weiszfeld, June Soundcharts

Kate Middleton Isn't The Only Royal Having A Really Good Hair Day

Just as many people talk about Prince William's hair as they do Kate Middleton's. It's a tough argument to make, yes, but it's true. When the internet isn't ooh-ing and ahh-ing over her cascading waves or brilliant updo hacks, royal fans then focus their attention on William's hair, or lack thereof. So, when he finally decided to just buzz it all off, people immediately took notice.But if you're itching to make a bald joke, save your breath. According to a recent study from the University of Pe...
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Can A Gay French Countertenor Help Fix Classical Music's Diversity Problem?

A reporter visits Philippe Jaroussky's music academy in the banlieues of Paris, where children from working-class and immigrant families get free music instruction.
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Stream Ty Segall Freedom’s Goblin

Next week, the endlessly renewable garage-rock resource Ty Segall will release his new album Freedom's Goblin. It's a long, sprawling record -- an hour and 15 minutes of music -- that nods to funk and glam and classic rock without ever fully giving into any of those sounds. Segall has already shared a number of … More »
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The Distillers Announce More Reunion Shows

The Distillers announced that they were back with a teaser at the beginning of the year, and now the Los Angeles punk band has revealed their upcoming reunion tour itinerary after sporadically posting a couple of the dates to their Twitter account over the last few days. It kicks off in April … More »
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Kate Moss & Naomi Campbell Closed Kim Jones' Last Vuitton Show

On Thursday afternoon, a host of celebrities and the fashion elite flocked to the Palais-Royal in Paris to attend the fall 2018 Louis Vuitton menswear show, Kim Jones' final collection after seven years at the men's helm of the French fashion house. As one of the most influential menswear designers in the industry, the announcement of Jones' departure from Louis Vuitton earlier this week took the fashion world and his army of streetwear-obsessed fans by surprise. But for his last collection, Jo...
Tags: Fashion, Music, Instagram, Time, Paris, Kate Moss, Marc Jacobs, Naomi Campbell, Beckham, Jones, Louis Vuitton, Louis, Far East, Kim Jones, Wild West, Gwendoline Christie

Smart Speaker + So much more

Amazon Alexa is inside EVERYTHING. It’s starting to become somewhat of a prison in your home, walking through the house talking to yourself and then having an inanimate object respond with “I didn’t quite catch that.” As of late, I’ve become a huge fan of companies trying to push the boundaries themselves and challenge the Amazon Alexa and Google Assistant products, and nobody has done it better than the ever-creative Teenage Engineering with their release, H.Taken from their site, Teenage Eng...
Tags: Google, Music, Design, Audio, Speakers, Beijing, Silicon Valley, Product Design, Portable Audio, Teenage Engineering, Amazon Alexa

Kenny Drew Jr. v. Dad

Little is known about Kenny Drew Jr., one of jazz's finest pianists in the post-1960s era. Drew Jr. was the son of Kenny Drew, a superb bebop pianist who recorded with Charlie Parker, Lester Young, Coleman Hawkins and Miles Davis, among others. He also was on John Coltrane's Blue Trane, Sonny Rollins's Tour de Force and Jackie McLean's Jackie's Bag, to name just a few great albums. He moved to Paris in 1961 and then to Copenhagen in 1964, dying there in 1993 at age 64. His son, Drew Jr., was...
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5 Ways To Wear The Polka Dot Trend That's Everywhere

A huge trend on the fall '17 catwalks, polka dots are sticking around for spring. Whether it's a result of the popularity of Yayoi Kusama's Sculptures, Paintings & Mirror Rooms exhibition in 2016, a renewed obsession with Princess Diana's wardrobe, or a return to overt femininity, fashion has gone spotty.But if you associate polka dots with Minnie Mouse or the party dresses you wore as a little girl, it's time to rethink the surprisingly versatile print. Cropping up repeatedly on the spring 201...
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(Sandy) Alex G – “Fay”

Last year prolific lo-fi luminary (Sandy) Alex G leapt into a new echelon of fame, fidelity, and (arguably) overall quality with Rocket, his second album for Domino (DSU forever, though). Today he's back with "Fay," a melancholy indie-rock ballad that floats casually through Pavement space while exploring the sort of tweaked sonic abstractions … More »
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Listen to this trippy mashup of Journey and Beyoncé

The music of Journey and Beyoncé shouldn't work well together but this mashup by oneboredjeu (aka Maddy) proves otherwise. By combining "Any Way You Want It" with "Drunk in Love," she's created a super-trippy mix called "Any Way You Love It." Previously: Listen to this fantastic mashup of Pearl Jam's 'Jeremy' and the Footloose theme (Digg)
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How To Layer Sweaters For Extra Warmth & Style

We're well aware that the proper style-minded moniker for the winter season is "sweater weather," but, honestly, it's a misnomer. 'Cause, trust: When those winds are howling louder than your Spotify playlist and stronger than your thickest puffer coat, one sweater just isn't going to cut it. So we're declaring right here and right now that these next few months be officially renamed as " sweaterS weather."That's right, it's time to double-down on your cardigans, your turtlenecks, and your chunk...
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