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Perfume Used To Be A Man's World — But These Women Are Turning The Tide

Ask Mathilde Laurent, Cartier's in-house perfumer since 2005, her favorite thing about her job and she'll say something surprising: her office.The bright, white penthouse suite is perched high inside the Foundation Cartier, a contemporary art museum with giant windows that frame her view of the Montparnasse neighborhood in Paris, France, where she grew up. This is where she smells, thinks, mixes, and develops new scents, like Cartier's most recent perfume, Carat, a bright floral fragrance that ...
Tags: Fashion, Music, Rihanna, Levy, Calvin Klein, Ralph Lauren, Britney Spears, Chanel, Creed, Eartha Kitt, Saoirse Ronan, Paris France, Lupita Nyong, Laurent, Montparnasse, Katharine Hepburn


Dru Hill Member Explains Poorly Photoshopped Sneakers In New Publicity Photo

'90s R&B group Dru Hill recruited Smoke E. Digglera — former lead singer for Playa — to their lineup this year, joining current members Tamir “Nokio” Ruffin, Mark “Sisqó” Andrews, Antwuan “Tao” Simpson, and Benjamin “Black” Bush. While their musical stylings may be in sync, their footwear coordination could use some work. Photos from a … More »
Tags: Video, Music, Benjamin, Playa, Tamir, Dru Hill, Sisqo, Smoke E Digglera, Ruffin Mark, Andrews Antwuan `` Tao '' Simpson


These Celebrities Absolutely Slayed At Halloween

As the age-old tabloid section says, "Stars: they're just like us." At the very least, celebrities are just like us in the sense that they also require oxygen to breathe, food to subsist on, and shelter to live in. Unlike many of us, however, some celebrities have near-limitless resources, which they use to fuel luxuries, fantasies, and skincare routines.Celebrities' ample time, money, and creativity are on full display around Halloween, when they upstage us all with elaborate and fantastical c...
Tags: Facebook, Halloween, Fashion, Music, Kim Kardashian, Beyonce, Instagram, Christina Aguilera, Rihanna, Jay Z, Martha Stewart, Amy Schumer, Adele, Katy Perry, Ed Sheeran, Ariana Grande


4 Under-The-Radar Beauty Brands Celebrities Always Wear

Maybe it's not the best use of our time, but we still give a fair amount of thought to researching which beauty products celebrities actually use. Take, for example, Kim Kardashian: She swears by Anastasia Beverly Hills Tinted Brow Gel. Beyoncé uses a mix of Glossier's Cloud Paint in Beam and Haze on her cheeks. Mandy Moore's go-to lip color is almost always one of Laura Mercier's Velour Extreme Matte Lipsticks.As fans and enthusiasts, it is simply our duty to pay attention to what they like, a...
Tags: Fashion, Music, Rachel Bilson, Hollywood, London, Kim Kardashian, Mandy Moore, Nadine, Hailey Baldwin, Moss, Margot, Monáe, Robbie, Lauren Bushnell, Laura Mercier, Pati Dubroff


Guide To Change Profile Picture On Any Streaming Platform

Every band and artist wants a clean profile look on their profile. Whether you've fired your old bassist or simply need a fresh look, this guide provides step by step instructions on how to update your image on all the major streaming platforms. _____________________________ Guest post by Bo Turner of Repost Every musician wants a clean profile picture for all their distribution platforms. If you’re an artist who doesn’t know how to get a pic uploaded or changed yet, you’re at the ...
Tags: Music, Marketing, Guest Post, Streaming, YouTube Channel If, D.I.Y, Bo Turner


The Field – “Who Goes There”

The Swedish producer Axel Willner, who records as the Field, has long specialized in a particularly blissed-out, patient form of minimal techno. He agonizes over individual sounds, hides samples in layers of shimmering reverb, and takes his time in building moods and grooves. Next month, he'll follow up his 2016 album The Follower … More »
Tags: Music, The Field, Axel Willner


Importance Of Planning Your Next Music Release

In this piece Chris Robley breaks down why planning your release doubt matters more than ever, even as the way in which listeners find and consume music continues to change. _____________________________ By Chris Robley of  CD Baby's DIY Musician blog Release dates matter MORE (and less) than ever before. On the one hand, since shelf space is no longer a factor in making music widely available, there’s less pressure to have a quick win with your new release. And — as I often sa...
Tags: Amazon, Spotify, Music, Guest Post, Streaming, Indie Labels, Chris Robley, D.I.Y, Pandora AMP, Publishing & Songwriting


Enter To Win A Chance For A Free Financial Planning Session (Plus An Extra Money Diary)

It's just THREE WEEKS until Money Diaries lands in bookstores, and we are getting really excited! Have you bought your copy yet?Today, I'm really excited to launch a fun contest! The first 100 people to send us a copy of their book receipt will receive TWO bonus Money Diaries (never-before seen!) and a chance to win a financial planning session with Priya Malani at Stash Wealth.To enter, simply email your receipts to [email protected] (Or you can send them via snail mail to Refin...
Tags: Fashion, Music, Singapore, Priya, Priya Malani


New Music: Miguel “Vote”

Miguel lends his soulful vocals the Crazy Rich Asians original motion picture soundtrack. The R&B star contributes “Vote,” a feel-good record produced by Mark Ronson and Hudson Mohawke. The upbeat, funky jam will sure have listeners drop whatever they’re doing and in the mood to dance. Starring Constance Wu and Henry Golding, the comedy/drama film is out now in theatres. The soundtrack is also available now on iTunes and all streaming platforms. Miguel’s “The Ascension” North American tour w...
Tags: Boston, Vote, Jazz, Mark Ronson, Miguel, New Music, Hudson Mohawke, Constance Wu, Henry Golding


Sadistik – “Salo Sessions II” EP

Rising Seattle, Washington based underground Hip Hop artist, now in Los Angeles, Sadistik drops his new EP titled “Salo Sessions II“. Sadistik is not just another rapper, he’s an artist in the deepest sense of the word. Hailing all the way from the scenic gloom of Seattle, Washington, Sadistik has quickly gained the hearts and ears of listeners by opting for a more personal and heartfelt brand of music. By combining caustic honesty, lyrical wit and technical innovation, Sadistik has crafted a s...
Tags: Jazz, Seattle Washington, Albums/Mixtapes, Sadistik, Los Angeles Sadistik, Seattle Washington Sadistik


House Of Blues Bans Plastic Straws, 52 Live Nation Venues Go 'By Request Only'

House of Blues is completely eliminating plastic straws from all of its venues.  A “straw-by-request” policy was implemented at 52 Live Nation-owned and -operated venues and  50 House of Blues Entertainment venues in July. Now, HOB is going farther. In partnership with environmental group Lonely Whale, Live Nation is on track to eliminate the use of more than 6 million plastic straws this year and with a goal of achieving Zero Waste in 20 of the company’s venues by 2020. Increasingly ...
Tags: Music, Plastic, Live Nation, Zero Waste, Music Business, Live & Touring, Bruce Houghton, House of Blues, Straws, House of Blues Entertainment


The 29Rooms Chicago Room You HAVE To See

For each iteration of 29Rooms, we pride ourselves on creating a collection of thought-provoking, artistic, playful, and — of course — highly Instagramable moments, complete with brightly colored backdrops, neon light displays, and interactive artwork at every turn. In other words, every single room is begging to be photographed. So when we were brainstorming for our Samsung studio at 29Rooms Chicago, we knew we had to create a one-of-a-kind experience that would take the Insta-worthy exhibit to...
Tags: Fashion, Music, Samsung, Chicago


Kaytranada Remixes Sade & A Tribe Called Quest

In the two years since the great Montreal dance producer Kaytranada released his deeply promising debut album 99.9%, he's been in collaboration mode. He's worked with artists like Buddy and Cassie, and he's played festival stages around the world. He has not, however, released too much of his own … More »
Tags: Music, Montreal, Buddy, Cassie, Kaytranada, Sade, A Tribe Called Quest


Roosevelt – “Forgive” (Feat. Washed Out)

Marius Lauber, the German producer who records under the name Roosevelt, was never exactly a part of the chillwave movement. (Is it too grandiose to use a word like "movement" to describe chillwave. It probably is. I'm doing it anyway because stressing over word choice is not a chillwave thing to do.) But Lauber's gooey, … More »
Tags: Music, Roosevelt, Lauber, Washed Out, Marius Lauber


Orange Really Is The New Black (& Here's How To Wear It)

We've had millennial pink, Gen Z yellow and tomato red — but it's orange, in a multitude of shades, that's becoming the color of the moment. Neon, salmon, peach, and earthy, muted tones were seen on the spring 2018 runways and continue to make appearances for fall.The extensive shade range of orange is what makes it such an interesting style statement for this season and the next, shares Hazel Catterall, head of womenswear buying at Harvey Nichols. "Strong statement colors have been an enduring...
Tags: Fashion, Music, Rihanna, Versace, Adam Selman, Fenty X Puma, Copenhagen Fashion Week, Christian Vierig Getty, Hazel Catterall, Orange Really Is The New Black amp, Harvey Nichols Strong, Kirstin Sinclair, Getty Images Party Time Office Ready Photo


See Ariana Grande Impersonate Céline Dion, Get Carried During Carpool Karaoke With James Corden

We knew this was coming, didn't we? A couple of nights ago, Ariana Grande and James Corden staged this big, goofy stunt where they performed Titanic as a Broadway musical. You didn't think that was going to be it, did you? Ariana Grande has her Sweetener album coming out tomorrow. She … More »
Tags: Video, Music, Ariana Grande, James Corden


This Is How Lyric McHenry Should Be Remembered

Lyric McHenry was my friend. We worked together at Refinery29 and she became more than just my work wife. She was one of my close friends.We both made our careers in and cared deeply about media. As such, I can’t be silent about the way she is being portrayed in the press in the wake of her death. She deserves better. This is how I remember Lyric.Lyric and I started as interns together in June of 2016. I was fresh out of college, unsure of who I was going to be. Lyric, on the other hand, knew e...
Tags: Fashion, Music, Stanford, Brooklyn, Maya, Lyric, EJ Johnson, Sarah Huckabee Sanders, Lyric McHenry, Lyric Lyric


Lily Allen Details New Memoir My Thoughts Exactly

Nearly a year ago, we found out that British pop star Lily Allen was working on a memoir. But beyond the fact that it would be out in fall 2018 through Blink Publishing, we didn't have a lot of details. That changes today. More »
Tags: Music, News, Lily Allen, Blink Publishing


Breaking Down Madonna’s Red Carpet Power Pose

Hello! You may have thought today is August 16. You might have even felt like it's Thursday, also known as the fifth day of the week, the day after Hump Day, or Friday, the prequel. Well, we hate to be the bearer of bad news, but you're wrong: It's actually Madonna's 60th birthday. That's right. The queen of pilates and pop, the self-proclaimed unapologetic bitch, the mother of six is turning the big 6-0, and we're celebrating. We're jamming out to everything from Like A Prayer to Rebel Heart, ...
Tags: Fashion, Music, Madonna, Kylie Jenner, Kylie, Jamie McCarthy Getty, Jennifer Graylock Getty, David M Benett Dave Benett Getty, Jeff Vespa Getty, George Pimentel Getty, Jeffrey Mayer Getty, Traci Brown, Taylor Hill Getty, Jeff Kravitz Getty, Blanca Cobb, Red Carpet Power Pose


Hear Father John Misty’s Synthpop “Mr. Tillman” And Gillian Welch Cover For Spotify

The Spotify Single is swiftly becoming an album-promotion tradition, not that different from a Tiny Desk Concert or a stop on the late-night circuit. The idea is this: An artist visits the Spotify studios and plays a live-in-studio take on a new song, one that usually doesn't sound too different from the on-record version. And … More »
Tags: Music, Father John Misty, John Misty, Gillian Welch


Nicki Minaj, A Titan Stuck On Autopilot

Back in 2007, around the time she joined Lil Wayne on Young Money Records, Nicki Minaj released the mixtape track "Dreams (2007)." The concept was pretty simple. She was freestyling over the beat from the Notorious BIG's "Dreams," the one where he graphically fantasized about having sex with different R&B singers. Over that same beat, … More »
Tags: Music, Nicki Minaj, Lil Wayne, Snoop Dogg, Status Ain't Hood, Lil Durk, Ghostface Killah, E-40, La The Darkman, Young M.A, Young Nudy, SOB X RBE, Valee, Shoreline Mafia


Lindsey Buckingham Announces North American Tour, Solo Anthology With New Songs

Lindsey Buckingham got fired from Fleetwood Mac earlier this year. Or, excuse me, he parted ways with them amicably after what Stevie Nicks said were scheduling conflicts that would've pushed tour rehearsals back by a year and a half. Fleetwood Mac have announced a tour for this fall with … More »
Tags: Music, News, Fleetwood Mac, Stevie Nicks, Tour Dates, Lindsey Buckingham


The Verdict Is In: Millennial Women Do Not Like Ivanka Trump

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Tags: Fashion, Music, Cbs News, White House, Gop, United States, Trump, Kerr, Ivanka, Ivanka Trump, Stephanie Kerr, CBS New, Kelli Hoffman


Madonna Turns 60 With Supreme Drop

Madonna turns 60 today. Happy birthday, Madonna! The iconic Queen Of Pop's big day is coinciding with the first Supreme drop of the season, and the hypebeast brand is commemorating her birthday by giving Madonna her very own Supreme shirt. More »
Tags: Music, News, Madonna, Supreme, Supreme Drop


This Polly Pocket Fashion Collaboration Is Pure '90s Nostalgia

Our adoration for the ‘90s knows no bounds, and thanks to a sweet new collaboration between British-American designer Mimi Wade and Polly Pocket — yup, our most prized plastic childhood possession — we’re basking in nostalgia once more.To celebrate the relaunch of the shell and heart compacts (shout out to those who still have the originals in their parent’s loft), Wade has created a pastel-hued and lace-ruffled collection with the toy brand exclusively for Selfridges available starting August ...
Tags: Fashion, Music, Hollywood, Stella Mccartney, Giants, London Fashion Week, Wade, Martins, Polly, Mimi Wade, Polly Pocket, Selfridges Oxford Street, Maria Koch, Moffy, Vicki Sarge, Pamela Curran


YG Gets Kicked Off Plane, Performs On Fallon With Big Sean & 2 Chainz

It's been an eventful week for YG! Last Friday, he released his new album Stay Dangerous, proving that he doesn't even have to try hard anymore. This Monday, as TMZ reports, the rapper was kicked off of an American Airlines flight before the plane even left the gate for … More »
Tags: Video, Music, Yg, Big Sean, American Airlines, 2 Chainz, Sean


Pearl Jam poster depicting a dead President Trump draws controversy in Montana Senate race

In their bid to unseat Sen. Jon Tester, D-Mont., Republicans have seized on a new controversy: an apocalyptic poster depicting a dead President Donald Trump that was used to promote a Pearl Jam concert that doubled as a fundraiser for Tester’s campaign. While there has been no suggestion that Tester had input into the poster’s […]
Tags: Music, News, Entertainment, Donald Trump, Northwest, Trump, Nation & World, Nation & World Politics, Montana Senate


Jack White Covered Pearl Jam’s “Daughter” And Here’s How It Sounded Inside A Yondr Pouch

Pearl Jam are in the midst of a run of homecoming shows at Seattle's Safeco Field, and at the first show last week, they covered the White Stripes' "We're Going To Be Friends." When Jack White played Seattle's WaMu Theater on Monday, he returned the favor by covering Pearl Jam's "Daughter." … More »
Tags: Video, Music, Seattle, Jack White, Pearl Jam, WaMu Theater, Safeco Field, Jack White Covered Pearl Jam


Deezer Adds $185M, Strategic Partner That Should Make Spotify and Record Labels Very Nervous

Earlier this month Deezer added $185 million at a valuation of more than $1 billion. New investors include a top Middle Eastern music and media company poised to give the streamer a distinct competitive advantage on the region. ________________________ Dubai based  media conglomerate Rotana has taken a major stake in music streamer Deezer.  Controlled by Prince Al-Waleed bin Talal, the company owns what may be the Arab world's largest record label, Rotana Records. The label is p...
Tags: Spotify, Music, US, Middle East, Dubai, Streaming, Deezer, Music Business, Indie Labels, Kingdom Holding Company, Major Labels, Bruce Houghton, Mark Mulligan, Rotana, al Waleed bin Talal


Pre-saves vs Pre-Adds: What They Are, How To Use Them

With streaming now the dominant form of music consumption, labels and artists have been adapting their promotional strategies. Here we explore how to run a Presave/Pre-Add campaign for your next release. _________________________ By Jorge Brea, CEO of Symphonic Distribution from the Symphonic Blog With Streaming now being the most popular way users listen to music, record labels and artists have shifted their promotional efforts to tap into the popularity of services such as Apple ...
Tags: Spotify, Music, Guest Post, Streaming, Music Business, Jorge Brea, D.I.Y



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