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I'm 29 & This Is How Much I Spent On My 6-Day Trip To Iceland With My S.O.

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 29-year-old engineering analyst eats ice cream in Iceland.Open to tracking your travel expenses during an ...
Tags: Google, Europe, Fashion, Music, Japan, Texas, Star Trek, Netflix, Canada, Greenland, Iceland, Montreal, Alberta, Reykjavik, Woodstock, Akureyri

Tools For Managing Music Merch

Being an artist is hard enough without having to manage the mini-department store that is your merch - luckily there are a number of tools out there designed to lessen the headache of keeping up with orders and streamlining sales. _____________________________ Guest post by Tarryn Meyers of Symphonic If you’re an artist, you’re probably pretty busy. You’re touring. You’re working on new music. You’re promoting a new release. Whatever it is, chances are managing your merch is...
Tags: Google, Music, Soundscan, Bandcamp, Big Cartel, Bandcamp Bandcamp, Big Cartel Big Cartel, Tarryn Meyers, PayPal Merch Cat, Merch Merch, Nielson Soundscan, Bandcamp for Artists Labels

The Case for Why Captain Beefheart’s Awful Sounding Album, Trout Mask Replica, Is a True Masterpiece

I’ve had Trout Mask Replica in my collection for years. I can’t say I regularly pull it out to give it a listen, but I know I’d never get rid of it. It’s a sometimes impenetrable slab of genius, wrought from endless sessions and then a short burst of recording, led by a man who couldn’t read music, was prone to fits of violent anger, but dammit knew what he wanted. (And Zappa produced.) When I learned later that the house where a lot of this went down was located in the hills behind the ...
Tags: Google, Music, College, America, Ornette Coleman, Vox, Vermont, Wolf, Tom, Facebook Twitter, Dylan, Zappa, Woodland Hills, KCRW, Joshua Tree, Beefheart

Google’s First AI-Powered Doodle Lets You Harmonize Like Johann Sebastian Bach

Now you can harmonize like Johann Sebastian Bach thanks to Google’s first ever AI-driven Doodle. To celebrate the German composer’s March 21, 1685 birthday, Doodle lets users compose a melody in Bach’s style. The interactive Doodle is the product of collaboration between Google’s Magenta – which helps people make their own music and art through…
Tags: Google, Photography, Music, News, Uncategorized, Doodle, Johann Sebastian Bach, Bach, Onetime

Media fragmentation is annoying consumers

Deloitte’s Technology, Media and Telecommunications division published its 13th-annual Digital Media Trends survey, focused on identifying changes in the ways US consumers engage with various types of media. Led by an independent research firm, the survey had roughly 2,000 consumer respondents across demographics – with the report categorizing respondents based on age (Gen-Z: ages 14-21, Millenials: 22-35, Gen-X: 36-52, Boomers: 53-71, and Matures: 72+). While already accompanied by a succinct 1...
Tags: Google, Amazon, TC, Gaming, Music, Television, Media, Podcasts, Video Games, Entertainment, Advertising Tech, Cloud Storage, US, San Francisco, Tech, United States

10 Prom Hairstyles That Won't Compromise Your Natural Curls

Getting your crush to pull off an extravagant promposal is just half the battle of ending your high-school days with a bang. Planning every little detail of your prom night is arguably the best part of senior year — after graduation, of course. The dress, the manicure, the makeup, and the hair are all equally important. These pictures will be on your mom's mantle for a lifetime, after all.And when your hair is natural, the styling options are endless, making it even harder to settle on the per...
Tags: Google, Fashion, Music, Issa Rae, Bianca Lawson, Lacy Redway, Nikki Nelms, Zazie Beetz, Logan Browning

The Best Online Flower Shops For The First Day Of Spring

Tomorrow, March 20, is the first day of spring — meaning that warmer weather and fresh flowers are in our future. But until the sun officially decides to shine and those buds begin to bloom, we'll have to rely on alternative sources for a floral-fix: a.k.a. ten online shops that deliver on-demand spring bouquets.Don't waste time weeding through a mess of hit-or-miss florist options in your Google search bar, because we've curated a vibrant hit-list right here. And, yes, they ship nationwide. Th...
Tags: Google, Amazon, Fashion, Music, San Francisco, Don, Lula, KaBloom, Dos Don, Bouqs Co Best, Bouqs Lula, UrbanStems Boxed Best For Standard, Palo Alto Headquarters

The Gnarly Surf Rock of Dick Dale (RIP): Watch the Legend Play “Misirlou,” Surfin’ the Wedge,” and “Pipeline” (with Stevie Ray Vaughan)

The Endless Summer is over. The archetypal 1966 surf documentary might have been scored by The Sandals, but the sound and the cultural dominance of surf culture would perhaps never come into being, and may not have survived the decade, without Dick Dale, who died on March 18th at the age of 81. His gnarly, menacing guitar on songs like “Miserlou” and “Pipeline” turned a fad dominated by the teen anthems of The Beach Boys and Annette Funicello’s post-Mouseketeers bikini and beehive into g...
Tags: Google, Music, Washington Post, College, Jimi Hendrix, United States, Quentin Tarantino, Dick Dale, Wray, Facebook Twitter, Hendrix, Stevie Ray Vaughan, Dale, Annette Funicello, Josh Jones, Durham NC Follow

Years of MySpace music deleted; Internet weeps

It’s not so much that anyone expected MySpace to be alive at this point, let alone a safe place for music uploads. The demise of years of MySpace music is more like a sad reminder of the direction of the Internet. First, there’s actually a few events in the timeline of how so much music disappeared from the service in the first place. Remember that about ten years ago it had only just been surpassed by Facebook. Since then, relative traffic, revenue, and headcount have plunged dramatically. T...
Tags: Apple, Google, Facebook, Music, Youtube, Opinion, Germany, Tech, Web, History, Bbc, Rants, Stories, Editorial, Myspace, Archiving

The Lou Reed Archive Opens at the New York Public Library: Get Your Own Lou Reed Library Card and Check It Out

This past October marked the fifth anniversary of Lou Reed’s death. This month marks what would have been his 77th birthday. It seems like as good a time as any to revisit his legacy. As of this past Friday, anyone can do exactly that in person at the New York Public Library. And they can do so with their own special edition NYPL Lou Reed library card. The NYPL has just opened to the public the Lou Reed Archive, “approximately 300 linear feet,” the library writes in a press release, “of paper r...
Tags: Google, Music, New York, College, Edgar Allan Poe, Brooklyn, Nypl, Literature, Andy Warhol, Ornette Coleman, Lincoln Center, Archives, Lou Reed, New York Public Library, Laurie Anderson, Reed

Spotify’s New Hulu Bundle Could Hurt Musicians - Here's Why

In a new move towards bundling, Spotify made waves this week in announcing that Spotify Premium will also include a subscription to the ad-supported tier of Hulu. Spotify, however, already in the doghouse for opposing higher royalty rights for artists, could be further harming artists with its new package deal. __________________________ Guest post by James Shotwell of Haulix Following an appeal to stop mechanical royalty rates from rising, Spotify’s latest bundle threatens to take...
Tags: Google, Spotify, Music, Guest Post, North America, Hulu, Spotify Premium, National Music Publishers Association, Spotify Spotify, New Hulu, David Israelite, Amazon Pandora, James Shotwell, Amazon Spotify Pandora

Leonard Bernstein Awkwardly Turns the Screws on Tenor Jose Carreras While Recording West Side Story (1984)

What have we here? Evidence that the Maestro is a monster? Or a behind the scenes reminder that Arrested Development’s wannabe actor Tobias Fünke is not too far off base when he says that to make it in “this business of show, you have to have the heart of an angel and the hide... of an elephant.” Both? Neither? Any way you slice it, the recording session above is not for your typical cast album. West Side Story, with a book by Arthur Laurents, music by Leonard Bernstein, and lyrics b...
Tags: Google, Music, New York, College, New York City, Theatre, Vienna, Stephen Sondheim, Broadway, Opera, Verona, Maria, Public Domain, Bernstein, Tony, Natalie Wood

Watch an Animated Score for Steve Reich’s Minimalist Piece “Clapping Music“–and Try Your Hardest to Follow Along

Steve Reich’s Clapping Music is one of the simplest scores of modern classical music, and as you might soon find out, one of the most difficult to perform. Written in 1972 while on a European tour and after a night of mediocre flamenco, Clapping Music is for two players. One claps a steady rhythm (technically an African Bell Rhythm). A second performer claps in unison in the same pattern for eight bars. At the end of the eighth bar, the second performer goes out of sync for one eighth no...
Tags: Google, Music, College, Steve Reich, Reich, Facebook Twitter, KCRW, Ted Mills, London Sinfonietta, Anne Teresa, Reed Phase, Keersmaeker Asked

How to get my music on YouTube Music free

Over a billion people use YouTube and with YouTube Music they’ve created a dedicated platform for all of the great music uploaded and released around the world. Get your music in front of that giant audience for FREE with RouteNote. Getting your music on the top services gives people from all around the world the ability to discover and listen to your music at any time. YouTube Music is the new home for music on YouTube bringing a dedicated music streaming service to the world’s favourite ...
Tags: Google, Amazon, Music, Youtube, Artists, How To, Streaming, Youtube Music, Independent, Labels, Artist / Label News, Distribution, Distributor, Distro, Digital Music Distribution, Independent Music

YouTube Music Launches In 13 New Markets plus India

Fresh off its announcement that Google's YouTube Music and YouTube Premium had launched in India, the ad-free streaming service have added Argentina, Bolivia, Costa Rica, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Nicaragua, Panama, Paraguay, South Africa, and Uruguay. YouTube Music launched in India just days after Spotify's controversial launch there. YouTube Music Premium subscriptions are priced at 99 rupee, or 20% lower than the 119 rupees / $1.67 per month that S...
Tags: Google, Spotify, Music, India, Bruce Houghton, YouTube Premium, YouTube Launches In India Priced, Uruguay YouTube Music

YouTube Music and YouTube Premium come to India

YouTube Music is coming to the next critical battlefield for streaming music services: India. The company announced this week it’s launching its ad-supported version of YouTube Music for free in the country, as well as YouTube Music Premium, its subscription that offers background listening, offline downloads and an ad-free experience for ₹99 a month. In addition, YouTube Premium, which extends offline play, background listening and the removal of ads across YouTube, is also launching in Indi...
Tags: Apple, Google, Amazon, Mobile, Apps, Spotify, Music, Media, Youtube, India, Samsung, Tech, Ed Sheeran, European Commission, Streaming Music, Warner

The Band Everyone Thought Was The Beatles: Revisit the Klaatu Conspiracy of 1976

In 1976, hundreds of diehard Beatles fans became convinced that the mysterious album 3:47 EST by the band Klaatu was actually a new release from The Beatles in disguise, after a DJ in Providence, Rhode Island played one of its songs on the radio. Shortly afterward, Steve Smith discovered the album at the newspaper he worked for, Rhode Island’s The Providence Journal, listened to it, and became immediately intrigued. The album contained no photographs, no identifying information at all, a...
Tags: Google, Music, California, College, Toronto, Paul Mccartney, Smith, Steve Smith, Rhode Island, Ringo Starr, Beatles, Starr, Mccartney, Lennon, Cbc, Facebook Twitter

Music Publishers Issue 'Fact Check' Of Spotify Blog Post 'Attempting To Deceive' Songwriters

Spotify has released a blog post laying out their decision to join Amazon, Pandora and Google in appealing a US Copyright Board decision that would raise streaming payments to songwriters by 44%, over time. Now, David Israelite of the National Music Publishers Association (NMPA) has issued point-by-point "fact check" of Spotify's claims. ______________________________________ From the NMPA Spotify Blog Post Insults Songwriters by Attempting to Deceive Them – A Fact Check ...
Tags: Google, Amazon, Spotify, Music, US, Pandora, Bruce Houghton, US Court of Appeals, Spotify Spotify, National Music Publishers Association NMPA, DC Circuit, David Israelite, National Music Publishers ' Association, Spotify Amazon Google, Amazon Pandora, US Copyright Board

5 Tricks For Writing YouTube Descriptions To Improve Your Video Rank

Frequently neglected, YouTube's description boxes can often be an extremely valuable tool for video marketing and, with a little clever composition, can rocket your video to the top of people's searches. Here we break down how to make it happen. ____________________________ Guest post by Chloe Bennet for TuneCore YouTube video description boxes are an often-forgotten element of video marketing, but they can be very valuable. They’re like the third-string quarterback who rides the ben...
Tags: Google, Music, Youtube, Marketing, Guest Post, Music Business, LSI, Chloe Bennet, D.I.Y, YouTube & Video, Essayroo, Boomessays, TuneCore YouTube, Alvin Jung, Catherine Maurice

How Spotify Can Fix Its Songwriter Problem [Mark Mulligan]

While it seems easy to blame Spotify for joining Google, Amazon and Pandora to appeal a 44% increase in streaming royalties paid to songwriters, the issue is not that simple. In fact, it's so complex, writes MIDiA analyst Mark Mulligan. that "both sides are right: songwriters need to be paid more, and streaming services need to increase margin." ____________________________________   By Mark Mulligan of MIDiA and the Music Industry blog Songwriter royalties have always been a pain po...
Tags: Google, Amazon, Spotify, Music, US, Netflix, Pandora, Streaming, Music Business, Songwriters, Bruce Houghton, Mark Mulligan, Google Amazon, Copyright Royalty Board, Spotify Amazon Pandora, Publishing & Songwriting

5 Tricks For Writing YoutTube Descriptions To Improve Your Video Rank

Frequently neglected, YouTube's description boxes can often be an extremely valuable tool for video marketing and, with a little clever composition, can rocket your video to the top of people's searches. Here we break down how to make it happen. ____________________________ Guest post by Chloe Bennet for TuneCore YouTube video description boxes are an often-forgotten element of video marketing, but they can be very valuable. They’re like the third-string quarterback who rides the ben...
Tags: Google, Music, Youtube, Marketing, Guest Post, Music Business, LSI, Chloe Bennet, D.I.Y, YouTube & Video, Essayroo, Boomessays, TuneCore YouTube, Alvin Jung, Catherine Maurice

Yes Theory & Seeking Discomfort: What's Your Jump?

Here Jake Udell explores the marketing/self improvement phenomenon of Yes Theory, a group of content creators focused on showing celebrities and others working to live their fullest life by stepping out of their comfort zone. _____________________________ Guest post by music manager Jake Udell from his blog, Art of Manager   The best things in life are on the other side of your comfort zone. This is the motto of Yes Theory. You may have heard of them… Or maybe not....
Tags: Google, Music, La, Marketing, Guest Post, Justin Bieber, Musicians, Will Smith, Will, Music Business, Bieber, D.I.Y, Jake Udell, YouTube & Video, Yes Theory, Music Manager

Spotify want songwriters to be paid more but they’re appealing royalty increases

Spotify have appealed against the Copyright Royalty Boards new rates but they say they support the increased streaming rates. The US Copyright Royalty Board (CRB) have defined the new royalty rate that services will legally be required to pay out for music. The amendment to rates, which was finalised last month, will see mechanical royalties paid out to songwriters grow by at least 44% in the US between 2018 and 2022. The rise in rates would affect all on-demand streaming services in p...
Tags: Google, Amazon, Spotify, Music, US, Appeal, Pandora, Royalty, Royalties, Industry News, Songwriters, National Music Publishers Association, Copyright Royalty Board, NMPA, David Israelite, CRB

A Stunning Live Concert Film of Queen Performing in Montreal, Digitally Restored to Perfection (1981)

The legend of Queen is immortal. It needs no further burnishing, not even, some might argue, by the most recent Oscar-winning biopic. The film may gamely recreate the stagecraft of Britain’s most operatic export. But once you’ve seen the real thing, what need of a substitute? For the millions who loved them before Wayne’s World brought them back to global consciousness, and the millions who came to love them afterward, the only thing that could be better than watching live Queen is watch...
Tags: Google, Music, Usa, Film, College, George Harrison, Nasa, Britain, Bangladesh, Montreal, Brian May, Wayne, Facebook Twitter, Josh Jones, Durham NC Follow, Apple Mac G5

Samsung Galaxy owners are getting free YouTube Premium subscriptions

Samsung owners may get Spotify pre-loaded but Galaxy devices are getting YouTube and Google Play music ad-free. YouTube Premium gives it’s subscribers an advert-free experience of it’s giant video site as well as on it’s music streaming service YouTube Music. Samsung Galaxy owners can celebrate with all of their favourite tunes as they’ll be getting free limited subscriptions to YouTube Premium. As if it couldn’t get better a YouTube Premium subscription also provides access to Google’s...
Tags: Google, Spotify, Music, Free, Youtube, Samsung, Phone, Smartphones, Trial, Tablet, Galaxy, Partnership, Samsung Galaxy, Digital Music News, Premium, YouTube Premium

Major Labels Split On Supporting Article 13; As Music Publishers Complain They Can't Make Money From Parodies

The controversial Article 13 of the EU's Copyright Directive has apparently lost some support from the major labels, after the music publishers learned the article would prevent them from making money off parodies of their artists' songs. Universal is the most opposed however Warner and Sony Music taking a more nuanced position. __________________________ Op-ed by Mike Masnick of Techdirt Billboard Magazine reliably publishes the views of folks inside the music industry, so a recent ...
Tags: Google, Music, Eu, Guest Post, Warner, Music Business, Major Labels, Mike Masnick, Phelan, Sony Music, Impala, IFPI, ICMP, John Phelan, Publishing & Songwriting, Techdirt Billboard Magazine

Move Over Spotify, YouTube Has A Major Samsung Deal Too

Samsung Galaxy customers will a free limited YouTube Premium! subscription which includes ad-free access to both YouTube and Google's latest streaming service, YouTube Music. The news came on the same day that Spotify announced that it will come pre-loaded on millions of Samsung phones and other devices. Samsung Galaxy S10 customers will recieve a four month YouTube Premium! subscription which includes ad-free access to YouTube, Google latest streaming service, YouTube Music. Galaxy Fold ...
Tags: Google, Spotify, Music, Samsung, Samsung Galaxy, Bruce Houghton, Youtube Google, Samsung Phones, YouTube Premium, Samsung Deal Too

Spotify & Amazon Sue Copyright Royalty Board Over 44% Royalty Rate Increase For Songwriters

Pandora and Google are also raising questions. The post Spotify & Amazon Sue Copyright Royalty Board Over 44% Royalty Rate Increase For Songwriters appeared first on Metal Injection.
Tags: Google, Amazon, Spotify, Music, Pandora, It's Just Business, Spotify Amazon, Amazon Sue Copyright Royalty Board

REWIND: The New Music Industry’s Week In Review

As we sift back through a busy week in the music business, we revisit Spotify's scheme to pre-load phones with itself, Apple Music's stand as the only major streaming not vying to cut songwriter royalties, Amazon and Ticketmaster's new partnership, and more! Spotify To Come Pre-Loaded In Millions Of Samsung Phones Apple Music Is Only Major Streamer Not Trying To Cut Songwriter Royalties Pandora Launches Own Version Of Stories Spotify, Pandora, Google and Amazon Joi...
Tags: Google, Amazon, Spotify, Music, Samsung, Alexa, Ticketmaster, Owen Davie, Mark Mulligan, Songwriters Ticketmaster Amazon Partner

Music Sync Roundup: Guild of Music Supervisors Awards, Robert Plant’s Green Book Soundtrack Role and More

This month's overview of the world of music sync by Emma Griffiths of Synchtank journeys from 2019 Guild of Music Supervisors Awards to Robert Plant’s role In Green Book soundtrack and far beyond. ______________________________ By Emma Griffiths of Synchtank Film and TV 2019 Guild of Music Supervisors Awards: Complete Winners List (Billboard) Music drama A Star Is Born was a big winner of the night, taking home the awards for best music supervision for a film budgeted o...
Tags: Google, Music, Japan, UK, New York, Los Angeles, Unilever, Netflix, Ariana Grande, Bradley Cooper, Nbcuniversal, David Bowie, Alfonso Cuarón, Ikea, Heineken, Angelina Jolie

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