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The 61st GRAMMY Awards nominations 2019 – Complete list

The nominations for the 61st GRAMMY Awards are here revealing what has been shortlisted as the best in music and legacy music for 2019. Here are all of the nominations for each category of the famed award ceremony. GENERAL FIELD 1. Record Of The Year Award to the Artist and to the Producer(s), Recording Engineer(s) and/or Mixer(s) and mastering engineer(s), if other than the artist. I LIKE IT Cardi B, Bad Bunny & J Balvin Invincible, JWhiteDidIt, Craig Kallman & Tainy, producers; Leslie B...
Tags: Featured, 2019, Awards Ceremony, Grammy, Grammy Awards, Grammy's, Music, Nominations, Nominees, Recording Academy, Shows


Nakhane – “New Brighton” (Feat. ANOHNI) Video

Last year, the South African singer Nakhane released his debut album, You Will Not Die, over in Europe, and it's being re-released worldwide next month. It's full of widescreen, elegiac pop songs grounded by Nakhane's incredible voice, and for one of them he recruited fellow incredible voice ANOHNI to sing with him. More »
Tags: Europe, Video, Music, ANOHNI, NAKHANE


Alice Merton Encourages Us to Embrace Joy and Fearlessness on 'MINT'

None Throughout 2018, it was impossible to avoid Alice Merton's "No Roots". The single quickly solidified the German-Canadian-English singer as a prominent yet burgeoning presence in popular music. Merton is no neophyte, however. She has already gone platinum in six countries while amassing over 261 million global streams. The success of "No Roots" was only an indicator of Merton's musical alacrity. Her debut album, MINT, is equally rousing and beatific. More than a dance-pop album, Merton uses...
Tags: Europe, Music, Review, Pop, United States, Music Review, Merton, Dance Pop, Alice Merton, Paper Plane Records Int


It's Been 3 Years Since The First Money Diary, So We Caught Up With Some Of Our Fave NYC Diarists

Today, January 17, 2019, marks the third anniversary of Money Diaries! Once a fledging idea borne of a dinner party conversation about the taboo nature of money, over the last three years, we've published over 1,000 diaries from all 50 states and around the globe, garnered a loyal (and sometimes, er, judge-y) commentariat, inspired a whole gamut of copycat series (ahem), published a book, and, most importantly, stayed true to our mission of normalizing conversations around the not-always-glamor...
Tags: Europe, Fashion, Music, Japan, Netflix, Brooklyn, Broadway, Joe, TJ, PTO, HSA, Placerville, ROTH IRA, Flatbush


Fashion Hates Brexit: 5 Slogan Tees To Show Your Solidarity

And so the Brexit saga continues.After Theresa May 's historic loss last night, in which her deal for leaving the EU was rejected in the House of Commons by 432 votes to 202, Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn tabled a no-confidence motion in her government. Members of Parliament will be debating this topic today before yet another vote, leaving none of us – even the MPs – any the wiser about Britain's place in Europe. The British Fashion Council (BFC), meanwhile, has publicly called for a second refe...
Tags: Europe, Fashion, Music, UK, London, Eu, European Union, Britain, Theresa May, Labour, House Of Commons, Vivienne Westwood, Parliament, Brexit, Jeremy Corbyn, London Fashion Week


A Week In Amsterdam On A $55,542 Salary

Welcome toMoney Diaries , where we're tackling what might be the last taboo facing modern working women: money. We're asking millennials how they spend their hard-earned money during a seven-day period — and we're tracking every last dollar.Women over age 45: We want to read your Money Diaries! Submit here.Today: a digital planner working in advertising who makes $55,542 per year and spends some of her money this week on fries with mayo.Occupation: Digital PlannerIndustry: AdvertisingAge: 32Loc...
Tags: Google, Europe, Fashion, Music, Amsterdam, Harry Potter, States, Zara, Golden Globes, Mariah Carey, Jay, Venmo, Winnie, Don, Gollum, Lizzie McGuire


David A. Taylor's Playlist for His Book "Cork Wars"

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. David A. Taylor's Cork Warsis a surprisingly personal examination of the cork industry and espionage before World War II. Mark Athitakis wrote of the book: "Cork Wars doesn't just...
Tags: Europe, Music, Boston, David, Portugal, Army, Dropkick Murphys, Charles, Pacific, Baltimore, David Taylor, Lisbon, Miller, Frank, Tom, Atomic Books Comics Preview


UMG Signs Germany’s Top Streaming Artist 2018, Capital Bra

Universal Music has signed German hip-hop artist, Capital Bra. 2018 was a groundbreaking year for the rapper whose real name is Vladislav Balovatsky. Not only did he become Germany’s most streamed artist of 2018, but he is the first artist ever to have eight No.1 hits in one year in the region and the country’s most successful artist of the 21st century overall. Commenting on Bra’s incredible success thus far, Frank Briegmann, CEO & President, Universal Music Group, Central Europe said: “I ...
Tags: Europe, Music, Germany, Bruce Houghton, Capital Bra, Vladislav Balovatsky, Neffi Temur Capital Bra


Moschino Had A Code Word For Black Shoppers — & It Leads To A Larger Problem

In 2018, Black people were constantly reminded that we can’t barbecue, nap, or even shop without experiencing prejudice. And in 2019, the narrative that Black people don’t belong in particular spaces persists.In December, Shameal Lataillade filed a complaint against her former employer Moschino, alleging an assistant manager at the West Hollywood, Los Angeles store referred to Black shoppers as “Serena” and asked employees to follow them round the store. According to The Fashion Law, Lataillade...
Tags: Europe, Fashion, Music, Nielsen, Black, Serena, Moschino, West Hollywood Los Angeles, Pleasanton California, Clémentine Desseaux, Shameal Lataillade, Lataillade, Aeffe Brands, Kenzo Campaign


'Captain America: The First Avenger' Stands Out in a Glut of Comic Book Films

None Discussions of the mythical "superhero fatigue" were in full swing in the summer of 2011, and the concept has been raised every time a superhero film is considered a critical or commercial disappointment. The basis of superhero fatigue is the idea that audiences will grow tired of the neverending glut of big-budget comic book films, and will stop seeing them en masse. It's quaint to think of film bloggers in 2011 foretelling the imminent implosion of the genre when, seven years later, mega...
Tags: Europe, Feature, Music, New York, Washington, Nazis, New York City, Marvel, Disney, America, Barack Obama, Iron Man, Brooklyn, United States, Italy, Arctic


Fred Hersch Trio Live at the Village Vanguard (concert review)

Fred Hersch Trio.Photo: John Rogers. Fred Hersch Trio Village Vanguard January 5, 2019 Sequenza 21 By Christian Carey   NEW YORK – Beginning the new year with a six-night long residency at the Village Vanguard, pianist Fred Hersch had a lot to celebrate. His current trio, in which he is joined by bassist John Hebert and drummer Kevin McPherson, has been together for a decade. They have received a Grammy nomination for their 2018 Palmetto Records CD Live in Europe. In December, Pa...
Tags: Europe, New York, Religion, Billy Joel, Jazz, Piano, Concert Review, Havana, Lee, McPherson, Miguel Zenón, Chopin, Loewe, Lerner, Zenon, Village Vanguard


Pawel Pawlikowski's 'Cold War' Is a Lustrous, Slyly Subversive Melodrama

None There's a true love guiding Cold War, Pawel Pawlikowski's first film since 2015's Oscar-winning Ida. The truth isn't in the depth of the emotion, though, but in its blemished sincerity; it's a story about two lovers who stay involved, but not necessarily together, for 15 years, and who never truly convince each other (or us, as viewers) that love itself is enough. The film, set in 1950s Europe, is extravagant but unsentimental, and never strays far from the stark realities of wartime. Tha...
Tags: Europe, Music, Hollywood, Romance, Review, Drama, Film, Cold War, Paris, Alfonso Cuarón, Oscar, Poland, Casablanca, Pawel Pawlikowski, IRENA, Colette


The Technics SL-1200 is back, and this time for DJs again

First it was dead. Then, it came back but … inexplicably cost four thousand bucks and seemed to be for audiophiles, not DJs. Now, at last, the iconic* Technics SL-1200 turntable is back, and in a newly-manufactured form that might actually suit DJs. The pitch: take advanced tech, learned from Blu-ray players, and turn it into an accessible turntable that delivers the performance and playing style of traditional players, with greater reliability and better sound. If you don’t particularly ...
Tags: Europe, Music, Japan, Hardware, Trends, Tech, History, Dj, Chicago, Gear, Stories, Turntables, Panasonic, Scratch, Music Tech, Djing


The Good, the Bad & the Queen  Tackle England, Englishness, and the Impact of Brexit on 'Merrie Land'

None Twelve years after the Good, the Bad & the Queen first appeared, the band returned with Merrie Land in late 2018, an album written and recorded in a reflection on England and Englishness following the Brexit vote in the summer of 2016. Damon Albarn, with Afrobeat drummer Tony Allen, Clash bassist Paul Simonon, and Verve guitarist Simon Tong, craft a dreary calm and downcast demeanor on Merrie Land and achieve no indication of diminishing output quality despite the album released barely six...
Tags: Europe, Music, England, Review, Wales, France, Scotland, Eu, Damon Albarn, Gorillaz, Music Review, Brexit, Alternative Rock, Allen, Albarn, Tony Allen


Beyoncé and Jay-Z help Louvre museum break visitor record in 2018

More than 10m visited Paris museum, with interest boosted by music video filmed thereThe Louvre, the world’s most visited museum, broke all ticket office records last year with more than 10 million people viewing its Paris collection of fine arts and antiquities, boosted by foreign tourists and the interest in Beyoncé and Jay-Z’s music video filmed there.The 10.2 million people who came to the museum in 2018 marked a 25% rise in visitors, beating the previous record of 9.7 million visitors in 20...
Tags: Art, Europe, Music, New York, Beyonce, Jay-z, France, Painting, World news, Culture, Art and design, Heritage, Museums, Paris, Exhibitions, Louvre


K-Popnomics: What Indonesia, Other Nations Can Learn From Korean Pop Music Industry

While we in the US have our share of big name pop artists, South Korea has its own share of stadium-filling stars that may be slightly less familiar to an American audience. But as the K-Pop industry continues to grow, other nations would do well to pay attention to what it's getting right.   ___________________________ Guest post by Tommy Soesmanto from The Conversation Americans have Taylor Swift, Maroon 5 and Bon Jovi. On the other side of the world, South Koreans have equally bi...
Tags: Asia, South Korea, Europe, Music, Indonesia, US, Samsung, America, Guest Post, Korea, Lg, Michael Jackson, Seoul, Bon Jovi, Widodo, Joko


Two Star Conductors Faced #MeToo Allegations. Now They’re Back.

After orchestras severed ties, Daniele Gatti and Charles Dutoit are appearing across Europe, and Mr. Gatti is the new music director of the Rome Opera.
Tags: Europe, Music, News, Italy, Classical Music, Charles, Opera, Sexual Harassment, Boston Symphony Orchestra, Martha, Die Welt, Daniele, Daniele Gatti, Dutoit, Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra, Charles Dutoit


When music takes us between pain and peace: Dimension Series mixes

Music can be wallpaper and fashion and groove and all those things – and sometimes those things are grand. But music can also be a torch to help us see out of the dark. The Dimensions Series of curated mixes this year took on those themes of metamorphosis – and how to find ways out of depression and darkness. http://staticdiscos.com/dimension/category/metamorphosis/ Mexico City-based artist and curator Oscar González of the wonderful Static Discos label gathered some significant names for t...
Tags: Energy, Europe, Music, Japan, Mexico, Berlin, Time, Inspiration, Experimental, Dj, Fax, Mexico City, Oscar, Stories, Mixing, Detroit


Billy Eckstine: Mr. B in Paris

One of the least known albums recorded by singer Billy Eckstine is one of his best—Mr. B in Paris. Recorded for Britain's Felsted label while Eckstine was on tour in Europe between releases for Roulette, the album features the baritone singing 12 songs in French backed by the Bobby Tucker Orchestra. Mr. B in Paris was produced by Quincy Jones and arranged by Jones, Billy Byers and Bobby Tucker. The orchestra was recorded in Paris in 1957 while Eckstine's vocal was overdubbed in London in 1958. ...
Tags: Europe, England, London, France, Britain, Paris, Army, Manhattan, Jazz, States, Quincy Jones, Decca, Scott, Newark N J, Lui, Tucker


A New Era for Music Made in Berlin: Watch these 12 Great Music Videos

Berlin in 2018 represents Europe’s creative metropolis number one. “Berlin reminds me of what New York was like in the early ‘80s,” Honey Dijon, iconic DJ, and cultural encyclopedia, told Clash in an interview in 2017, “It hasn’t been tainted as bad. It retains its rawness and roughness, it’s really young and still somewhat affordable. So there’s a lot of young artists.” – The European city that attracts musical talent ain’t London no more. Take a look at the following list of exceptionally tale...
Tags: Videos, Europe, Fashion, Music, New York, London, Molly, Berlin, Los Angeles, Courtney Love, Netflix, United States, Alaska, Musicians, Montreal, Lou Reed


5 Destinations For An Easy Weekend Away — According To A Travel Expert

Weekend getaways can end up being more difficult to plan than a lengthier trip. With only two to three days at your travel disposal, strategic time-management is vital. Plus, not all cities are short stay-friendly. Unless, that is, you're equipped with expert travel knowledge. Collette Stohler, from award-winning travel blog Roamaroo, just so happens to be an expert in getting-the-hell-out-of-dodge for short stays — so, we hit her up for a weekend-getaway game plan.Stohler outlined her top five...
Tags: Europe, Fashion, Music, Singapore, Los Angeles, Netherlands, Arizona, Amsterdam, Michelin, Newark, Keukenhof Gardens, Savannah, Marina Bay Sands, Los Angeles San Francisco, Scottsdale Arizona, Collette Stohler


Ed Sheeran Ranks Highest Grossing Touring Artist

As more and more legacy rock acts retire and leave the concert circuit for good, the industry has been debating who will fill the void and pack stadiums. According to this calendar year, that someone is Ed Sheeran, who pulled down more money from his live touring in 2018 than any other artist. ___________________ Guest post by Bobby Owsinski of Music 3.0 He touring industry has wondered for a while now what would happen when the legacy rock acts were no longer able to tour. Would the...
Tags: Europe, Music, Taylor Swift, US, Ed Sheeran, Guest Post, Mexico City, Bruno Mars, Pink, North America, Justin Timberlake, Eagles, Sheeran, Bobby Owsinski, Roger Waters, Jay Z Beyonce


2019 Is Loaded With Great New Music. Here Are The Artists To Watch.

What's next? As 2018 draws to a close and you shift your gaze to what's coming in 2019, we'd like to tell you about some artists to watch out for next year. They span genres, from indie pop to country to SoundCloud stars to someone you saw on The Voice. They have the backing of major industry talents, like Mark Ronson, Pharrell Williams, and Dierks Bentley. They're creating a buzz, be it in the industry or on social media.These are the voices to listen to in 2019. King PrincessKing Princess ...
Tags: Europe, Fashion, Music, Sweden, America, Brooklyn, Brighton, Mark Ronson, Pharrell, Bird, Nashville, Norway, Npr, Lgbtq, Dierks Bentley, Brown


Download a free two-hour Panorama Bar mix from nd_baumecker

Nothing brightens midwinter like music. So the warm glow of nd_baumecker’s mixing is something special. The delayed download is out now from Ostgut Ton, the label associated with Berghain and Panorama Bar. The musical climate in which we live can too easily be afflicted with conformity, with genres and trends regimented by algorithms and anxious aspirations of bookers, media, artists … the lot. And with Berghain as the elephant in the middle of Berlin’s scene, that conformity can often be a...
Tags: Downloads, Europe, Music, Free, Germany, Berlin, Freebies, House, Artists, Stories, Ross, Listening, The Valley, Mixes, House Music, Anthony Naples


YouTube's $100M Upload Filter Failures Shows Disaster Article 13 Will Be For Internet

[Op-Ed] As the debate over Article 13 rages on, the recent launch of YouTube's upload filter, designed to sift out illicit uploads and which cost the platform about $100 million, has, according to mIke Masnick,  shown what a disaster the piece of legislation will be for the internet as a whole. __________________________ Op-ed by Mike Masnick of Techdirt The entire Article 13 debate is a weird one. It appears that both the recording industry and the film industry are going for broke ...
Tags: Spotify, Europe, Music, Youtube, US, Eu, Guest Post, Ed, Apple Music, Music Business, Music Tech, Mike Masnick, Audiam, YouTube YouTube, YouTube & Video, Dan Bull


R.E.M. at the BBC Podcast Series - Part 1 (premiere)

None Recently PopMatters reviewed R.E.M.'s live recordings from the BBC, which Craft Recordings gathered together in a glorious set that made our list of the 21 Best Album Re-Issues of 2018. Kevin Korber wrote, "what's striking is how the collection shows an appreciation for R.E.M.'s unheralded later material, which had a more receptive audience in Europe than it did in the U.S. Hearing the band play stately, beautiful renditions of 'Imitation of Life' and 'At My Most Beautiful' to a rapt audie...
Tags: Europe, Podcast, Music, England, Bruce Springsteen, France, America, Georgia, Bbc, Rock, Athens, John Peel, Premiere, Peter, Alternative Rock, Peter Buck


Making Vinyl Conference Expands To EU

After two successful US conferences,  Making Vinyl heads to Europe for the first time. The B2B conference will celebrate vinyl’s rebirth on May 3 at the legendary Hansa Studios here, where David Bowie, Iggy Pop, Depeche Mode, Nick Cave, U2, R.E.M. others recorded LPs. Produced by the Colonial Purchasing Cooperative, Making Vinyl is fueled by the comeback of a physical format pegged for instinction, but now reemerges as a deluxe product that has seen double-digit growth for more than a decad...
Tags: Europe, Music, Berlin, US, Eu, Bruce Houghton, Hansa Studios, David Bowie Iggy, Pop Depeche Mode Nick Cave, Colonial Purchasing Cooperative Making Vinyl, Bryan Ekus, Colonial Purchasing, MEDIA TECH Association, Ekus


Berlin government pledges €1m to soundproof city's nightclubs

Berlin’s club scene makes money for the city – and a lot of noise. A new initiative will soundproof venues, helping to protect clubs from closureClubbers of the world rejoice: the techno mecca of Berlin is to receive a €1m (£900,000) boost from the local government to protect its renowned clubbing culture.The funding will go towards soundproofing projects, with the aim of improving relations between venues and local residents, based on a similar project in Hamburg. The noise protection programme...
Tags: Travel, Europe, Music, Germany, Berlin, Culture, Dance music, Electronic Music, Bars and clubs, Clubbing, Hamburg, Europe Holidays, Germany Holidays, Berlin Holidays


The 21 Best Album Re-Issues of 2018

21. Vainqueur - Reductions 1995-1997 (Scion Versions) So many compilations of previously released work are redundant, but the best ones can present artists in an entirely different light. Vainqueur's Reductions 1995-1997 is precisely curated to present the stoniest producer on the turn-of-the-millennium Chain Reaction label not as the epitome of non-committal dub-techno drift but as a formidable artist, lining up six of his most beloved pieces in a row and letting them lope for upwards of ten m...
Tags: Europe, Feature, Music, UK, London, Justice, John Lennon, Love, The Beatles, Bbc, Pink Floyd, Yoko Ono, Egypt, Bob Dylan, Netherlands, Manchester


10 Artists You Need To Know

From UK synth pop to red state alternative rock, we reached out to the 10 artists who are on our playlists, climbing the charts, and shattering instagram. This month: Brooklyn’s electro duo Fly By Midnight, UK indie pop Caezar, LA pop act VOILÀ, North Carolina’s rock act Lowborn, Nate Head, Cleveland’s Recess, South Africa’s Leandro, Canada’s Krowns, and New Mexico’s local radio darling Maiya. Fly By Midnight are making with waves with the new track You Belong.  Formed by former MTV’s Dream Bigg...
Tags: Spotify, Europe, Video, Music, UK, La, Berlin, Los Angeles, Bbc, Rome, Wes, Radio, Canada, Brooklyn, South Africa, Mtv



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