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Whatever you may think of Diplo, Taylor Swift lookalike and Kim Kardashian impersonator, and also a quite famous DJ, you have to admit that the man knows how to make earworms. You might agree with Rihanna that his music sounds like "reggae song[s] at an airport," but nevertheless, most of the ... Cultural
When it comes to music, YouTube is feeling the pressure on all sides. The music industry wants more money for its content, there's growing competition from dedicated music services such as Spotify and Apple music, and then there are consumers, who just want to watch and listen with as few ads ...

Turner merged sound and movement at a critical turning point in rock history, navigating and reflecting back the technological innovations of a new pop-music era in the 60s and 70s. She catapulted herself to the forefront of a musical revolution that had long marginalised and overlooked the ...
Even so, Medicine was an important moment for some bisexual music lovers, unaccustomed to seeing their own experiences mirrored in arena-filling pop songs. "It made me feel good about myself as a bisexual," says Joanie, a Styles fan from Montreal. "Hearing your idol sing about your people ...
When Cyndi Lauper stopped by Watch What Happens Live March 21, the Tony-winning Kinky Boots composer offered an update on her score for the previously announced musical adaptation of Working Girl. Lauper has teamed up with her "Time After Time" co-writer Rob Hyman "because they wanted it ...

BCUC, AKA Bantu Continua Uhuru Consciousness, are a young seven-piece band from Soweto who are shaking up South African music. Vocals and sturdy harmony work have always played a dominant role in township styles, but here the tradition is updated and reworked with the powerful but subtle ...
The two-act musical is the first Frozen adaptation to expand upon the original 2013 animated hit. The film's co-director and screenwriter Jennifer Lee returns to pen the book, while the Oscar-winning, husband-and-wife songwriting team of Robert Lopez and Kristen Anderson-Lopez have written a ...
The music industry has known this for a while, but today we have another data point: U.S. music sales were up 14 percent when adjusted for inflation, to $8.7 billion last year, according to the labels' trade group. That's the second year in a row that the industry has seen a significant leap in revenue, ...
Strike up the band: The US music industry's revenue increased 16.5 percent last year, thanks to the growth of streaming music. Revenue from streaming music represented nearly two-thirds of the US music industry's total haul last year, a music industry trade group said Thursday. That's a meteoric ... population Canada
The lineup includes the world premiere of Alice By Heart, a new musical with music and lyrics by Spring Awakening's Duncan Sheik and Steven Sater and a book by Sater with Waitress' Jessie Nelson inspired by Lewis Carroll's Alice's Adventures in Wonderland (and which MCC has helped develop over a ... population Canada
BWW TV Exclusive: Rachel Gets a Musical Intervention in the Latest Episode of Rachel Unraveled! ... Original music and lyrics by Billy Recce. ... Created by, written by, and starring Rachel Ravel and Austin Spero, Rachel Unraveled is a musical comedy web series following the real-life Ravel's outlandish ... population Canada
Anderson and Poster are so famous for having impeccable musical taste that the Talkhouse made a funny video that replaces the Rushmore soundtrack with goofy '90s hits by Smash Mouth, Spin Doctors, and Blink-182. The substitutions transform an artful coming-of-age classic into a corny teen comedy, ... population Canada
It's no secret that many people use YouTube as an unofficial Spotify alternative, and artists aren't happy knowing that many of these listeners have little incentive to pay for music as a result. YouTube has a new solution, though: nag users until they switch over. The service's music head Lyor Cohen told ... population Canada
Dreijer's singing is an acquired taste – stark, declamatory cries that coalesce into electrifying pop music once the beat kicks in. Where the songs on Plunge often hit like shocks of cold water, the live arrangements are warmer and clubbier, turning intimidation into utopia. Two brilliant samba percussionists, ... population Canada
In “Crocs: The Musical,” Barrymore, 43, dressed in a white blouse, navy skirt and multiple pairs of Crocs—which she slips into and out of as she fleetly ... The audio was recorded by Barrymore at Capitol Music Group's legendary Studio B in Hollywood, Calif., where the Beach Boys, Bob Dylan and John ... population Canada
Whether you like it or not, Big Little Lies fever is back. After announcing that the (formerly) limited series would return, HBO has pushed out a steady stream of updates about the upcoming season: Meryl Streep is coming to town! All the women will be back! Adam Scott is … also going to be there! Madeline ... population Canada

... instrument retailer seeks to refinance and restructure more than $1 billion of debt. “Most of what's really selling today is rap and hip hop,” said George Gruhn, owner of the Gruhn Guitars shop in Nashville. “That's outpacing other forms of music and they don't use a lot of recognizable musical instruments.” ... population Canada
Digital pirates continued to swarm over entertainment in 2017, even with the rise of legal streaming services like Netflix and Spotify. Worldwide, users made a total of 300 billion visits to internet piracy sites last year, up 1.6% from 2016, according to antipiracy consulting firm Muso. But while illegal streaming ... population Canada
This is why, Parker says, a musical reality show that challenged the power of the music-hating group was so appealing. "The beauty of a reality show is that the form itself achieves some of your goals," he explains. After all, not only is there music in a musical reality show, there's democratic voting and ... population Canada
The Library of Congress on Wednesday announced its 25 annual additions to the National Recording Registry, honoring significant pieces of American history and culture. While some of the titles are instantly recognizable — the “Sound of Music” soundtrack, the Temptations' “My Girl” and Fleetwood Mac's ... population Canada
Fourteen drafts of Phantom lay about his office at the Palace theatre, and time and again Lloyd Webber came back to the need for the perfect musical structure. But what exactly did that mean? “Is the libretto right?” he explained. “Is the music right for that particular bit of the story? Are echoes of the music to ... population Canada
In this Feb. 25, 2018 photo, singer-songwriter Chris Knight, center, and his band perform 333 feet below ground in Cumberland Caverns near McMinnville, Tenn. Tennessee will soon have not just one, but two caves vying for fans who want to see music performed in a subterranean environment. population Canada
He learned the violin and started writing music thanks to the program and says that being a part of it changed the way he sets and accomplishes goals for himself. "I was able to take that same drive and the same dedication that it takes to learn a musical instrument and to compose into other areas of my life," ... population Canada
“Motown the Musical” tells the true American dream story of Motown's founder Berry Gordy. Gordy began as a featherweight boxer and had several careers, including serving in the army during the Korean War, before he landed in entertainment. Gordy began his music career by writing songs for famous ... population Canada
Over the course of the next 13 years, he completed more works, including his first musical “Six-on-Six,” for which he wrote the book, music and lyrics, according to his website. In 2004, he returned to his home state of Iowa. In 2014, he was one of five artists selected to be an Iowa Arts Council Fellow in the ... population Canada
Queen musical rocks into Theatre Alliance on dreams and melodies ... Jacob Messina is the star of “We Will Rock You,” a musical by Queen and Ben Elton. ... “We Will Rock You,” which opened Friday at the Winston-Salem Theatre Alliance, continues Winston-Salem's month of music by Queen with a ... population Canada
Does music own the festival world? Most of the ink about new events in recent years has gone to multi-stage, crowd-pleasing, band-centric confabs that command huge public spaces for the better part of week — with the attendant crowds, hype and cultural sniping. But that obscures the reality of a diverse ... population Canada
Championed as the ideal way to get kids interested in music, each purchase comes with set of colourful flashcards with chord diagrams and a free app. The app is structured as a game in which monsters help kids learn chords that in turn will help them learn a host of songs. The show-stopping designs ... population Canada
Pleasure might be a first priority when listening to music, but it's also a direct route into history. This is especially true of English Tudor and Jacobean music, which gives a sharp parallel insight into religion and politics of the time through vocal polyphony. The little-known Catholic composer Nicholas Ludford ... population Canada
When Jimmy Buffet and company announced that Escape to Margaritaville—the musical based on the musician's hit song from the '70s—was coming to ... Variety wrote that the “laid-back Jimmy Buffett musical makes a good-natured case for feeling his island music and living his beach-bum lifestyle. population Canada
New Canaan: A musical at Saxe Middle School in New Canaan brings Broadway's bright lights in Guys and Dolls. ... The musical is an oddball romantic comedy filled with classic Broadway songs such as Luck Be a Lady, Sit Down You're Rockin' the Boat, Adelaide's Lament, and A Bushel and A Peck. population Canada
Members have varying degrees of musical experience, from seasoned church choir members to novices, to simple lifelong "house singers." “In Puerto Rico when I was 5, my mother used to find me singing on the balcony,” Aruz says. “Sometimes I even cry because I love the music so much.” Vocalist Rosa ... population Canada
Jocelyn Bell Burnell, the astrophysicist who discovered pulsars as a postgraduate student, is now in her 70s. She tends her garden. She collects poetry with an astronomical theme. She also campaigns tirelessly for the involvement and recognition of women in science, and loves to share her intellectual ... population Canada
March is a musical month in nature, and the first strains of the music are pure joy at the end of winter. I know this to be true after many years experiencing March in Illinois. The group around the tree during the maple sugaring program had some doubters -- as evidenced by the blank looks when I called ... population Canada
Surveying these musical performances together is overwhelming — there are familiar songs, brand-new numbers written by protestors, choirs of tots and teens, secular and religious compositions, a cappella groups and solo troubadours with guitars. But overall, with a few outliers, the performances might ... population Canada
The more we've looked at it, the more concerned we've become. While there are a good number of serious issues with the bill, its fundamental flaw is that it completely fails to accomplish one of its most important goals: ensure that all the writers whose music is played on digital music services get paid. population Canada
This time around, he used all-new equipment and focused more on "sketches" — keeping his musical ideas loose and not trying too hard. "I was full of love and positive energy," he says of the recording process. "I was not moody. It had a happy vibe. Track by track, the title for the album was already there. population Canada
English composer Edward Elgar's Variations on an Original Theme, ('Enigma') op. 36 is one of England's most beloved musical works. It's commonly known as the Enigma Variations. It begins with a haunting theme and continues with 14 variations on that theme. One variation has become a national song ... population Canada
In the fourteen years since “Mean Girls” came out—introducing the world to such bons mots as “Stop trying to make 'fetch' happen”—the lives of teen-age girls have become only more fraught, with Snapchat chronicling every after-school power play. A musical adaptation, with songs by Jeff Richmond and ... population Canada
Digital rights agency Merlin Network has said it has signed agreements for its members to distribute music on China's major streaming platforms. The firm announced deals with NetEase Cloud Music, Xiami Music, and Tencent Music Entertainment Group, which includes QQ Music, Kugou and Kuwo. population Canada
Each year, the Hall of Fame celebrates artists from specific eras or musical genres. Spencer, the step-daughter of the first governor of the territory of Colorado, was part of the 2016 class of inductees, along with bandleader Glenn Miller. Down the hallway is a tribute to the sounds of the 1960s. Behind the ... population Canada
Music, not activity, highlighted the debut of Garmin's Forerunner 645 Music at CES year. The $449 fitness watch is the first Garmin wearable to have onboard music storage, a feature slowly becoming standard on smartwatches of all kinds. Since the Forerunner family appeals to serious runners, onboard ... population Canada
What constitutes music journalism these days? According to the South By Southwest panel titled “Why Music Journalism Matters in The Age of Streaming,” which took place in Austin on March 15, it's a diverse mix of media including breakout-band-focused site Bandcamp, Genius, with its lyrics-driven ... population Canada
Back in 1980, Casio released a musical, game-playing calculator cleverly named the MG-880. Apparently, kids went wild for the thing, playing a mini Space Invaders-inspired game with just numbers on the LCD screen. Now, Casio is releasing a revival of the calculator -- the SL-880 -- in Japan on March ... population Canada
The two talented women of an Istanbul-based music duo are ready to change Turkish people's taste in music. The duo named 'İstanbulied,' performing lieder from various composers, is formed of pianist Senem Zeynep Ercan and mezzo-soprano Ekin Bezirganoğlu. The musicians aim to inspire listeners ... population Canada
Last fall, the city's Office of Nighttime Economy joined forces with the Pittsburgh Downtown Partnership and 91.3 WYEP to form the Pittsburgh Music Ecosystem Project. With guidance from Sound Music Cities founder Don Pitts, an Austin, Texas-based advisor, the group will study the city's after-dark music ... population Canada
Merlin, the digital rights agency representing some of the world's leading independent record labels, announced Friday it has entered into licensing deals with five of China's top digital music services—its first-ever venture in the lucrative market. The agency—which says its global membership of 20,000 ... population Canada
Fans have a bunch of copyright-infringing college guys to thank for the new "Mean Girls" Broadway musical. According to Tina Fey, who wrote the original screenplay for the 2004 film, she was motivated to bring the movie from screen to stage after seeing stage versions start to pop up on college campuses. population Canada
Otherwise, the hedonistic spirit of Buffett's feel-good “gulf and western” music is on flamboyant display in this witless but colorful songbook musical custom-tailored for the fans. Theatergoers are encouraged to get in the party mood by slugging back a few margaritas in the gaudily decorated lobby. population Canada


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Comhaltas Ceoltir Eireann is an international organization founded in Ireland in 1951 to preserve Traditional Irish Music and Culture and to make it available for people everywhere to enjoy its distinctive character. CCE has grown to have over 400 branches worldwide.


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