Music

Wilderness – the festival that mixes music and Momentum

Naked cricket. A Chicago house legend. The stirring sounds of a 30-piece orchestra. Wilderness certainly has a varied palate, yet caters to a rather one-note clientele. Now in its sixth year and hosted on the 5,000-acre Cornbury Park estate in the heart of Oxfordshire, the festival is the kind of place David Cameron might leave his kid behind at. Or, to put it another way: I spent Saturday at a

Official Prince Tribute Concert Confirmed

An official Prince tribute concert will take place on October 13 at the US Bank Stadium in the singer’s hometown of Minnesota, his family has confirmed. In a statement to Associated Press US, it was announced that performers will be revealed on a rolling basis. Tickets will go on sale next month. “We are excited for the opportunity to bring everyone together for the official family celebration of Prince’s life,

Ralph Stanley, Whose Mountain Music Gave Rise to Bluegrass, Dies at 89

Ralph Stanley, the singer, banjo player and guardian of unvarnished mountain music who was also a pivotal figure in the recent revival of interest in bluegrass, died on Thursday. He was 89. His death was confirmed in a message posted on the website of his grandson, Nathan Stanley, who said his grandfather had skin cancer. The Associated Press reported that he died at his home in Sandy Ridge, Va. Though

11 Very Different Opinions About The New Radiohead Album

With the release of its ninth album, A Moon Shaped Pool, Radiohead may finally have wriggled free once and for all from the expectation that it’ll save modern music. That’s likely fine with the band members, who never wore the mantle of rock gods lightly. We might not all agree, if we ever did, that it’s the most important band in the world, but what A Moon Shaped Pool makes

Taylor Swift's Apple Music ad is painful in a couple ways

This morning, Taylor Swift tweeted a short advertisement for Apple Music that she claims is “based on true events.” I don’t think I’ve ever believed anything more. In the video, Swift is preparing for a run. Her cat eyeliner is perfect, and her hair looks like it has recently been tended to by a professional. That is atypical, I think, of the workout experience, but great for her! She selects

Sony Buys Michael Jackson's Stake In Lucrative Music Catalog

The Sony Corporation has announced it will pay Michael Jackson’s estate $750 million for Jackson’s 50 percent share of the Sony/ATV music publishing company. The backstory here has more twists and shouts than a long and winding road (Couldn’t resist, but note that the rights to both “Twist and Shout” and “The Long and Winding Road” belong to Sony/ATV). Sony’s purchase marks the culmination of one of the most remarkable

Vevo Considering Music Video Subscription Service

Vevo could soon jump into the subscription race. CEO Erik Huggers told the crowd at the Code/Media 2016 conference in Dana Point, Calif., on Wednesday night that a “more premium” subscription product is something that he’s mulled since taking the helm of the music video portal last April. “Just having an ad-supported model is not sustainable in the long run,” Huggers said. He was hesitant to give specific details about what a

Apple will start charging for iTunes Radio on January 28th

Apple just sent out an email alerting customers that iTunes Radio, the company’s answer to Pandora, will no longer be free as of January 28th. “All radio stations except for Beats 1 will be available exclusively to Apple Music members,” the message reads. So listening to Zane Lowe and Apple’s other hired DJs will still cost nothing. But if you want to hear radio stations based on an artist or

Adele's Hello Music Video Hits 1 Billion Views On Vevo In RECORD Time!

She’s one in a billion! Adele has been shattering basically every music record imaginable since the release of Hello and her new album 25! And the British crooner is still breaking records with ease, as her Hello video hit garnered 1 billion views on Vevo on Monday! This makes the Xavier Dolan-directed short the fastest video to reach 1 bil in Vevo’s history! The video has been breaking records since

Spurs' quiet star Leonard ready for Curry, Warriors

On a team that prides itself on humility, efficiency and selflessness, Kawhi Leonard is the most Spur-like of them all. Tim Duncan‘s stoicism has been spoofed in commercials and memes, but Leonard makes the veteran seem positively animated in comparison. A big dunk or key play? Leonard might give a small fist pump, maybe a slight clap of his hands. “It’s very rare for him,” guard Tony Parker said, “even