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At a meeting held yesterday (April 24) in Berlin, the executive board of Germany's Music Industry Association (BVMI) decided to discontinue the ECHO Award, an honor that has served as one of the country's foremost music prizes for decades. The decision to end the awards, which have been running since ...
Google has been working on a new streaming service, called YouTube Remix, for some time now, but the launch of that service may signal the end of one of Google's other streaming services — Google Play Music. According to a report from Droid-Life, which cites a “reliable source,” Google is planning on ...

What JAY-Z is to Kanye West, Ye is to Kid Cudi. Since signing him in 2008, the two artists have had a dynamic duo/big brother relationship, finding common ground with a creative connection that saw both breaking ground in rap and pioneering its use of experimental music. Prior to his solo material, Cudi ...
Can't get enough of Riverdale's musical episode, which was truly a night to remember? Though the episode, which aired April 18, was jam-packed with tunes from Carrie: The Musical, there was a scene that was cut for time — a duet between love interests Cheryl (Madelaine Petsch) and Toni (Vanessa ...
Driving the program's development has been its executive director, MaryClare Brzytwa, a composer and educator who combines classical training as a flutist with a background in computer music. She led efforts to recruit as visiting faculty women at the top of their fields in tech-related musical careers.
Spotify, despite the critics, is doubling down on its commitment to free music. In its first major move since going public earlier this month, the music-streaming company Tuesday unveiled a new version of its mobile app that unlocks certain premium features for free users. Previously, users on the free, ...

... rhythms and soaring vocals. She was the affirmation of life, of music, of dancing in the face of existential fear. If “Angels in America” (also now on Broadway) was the fearsome death mask of those times, then Diva Donna was the heartbeat of life — not that any of this comes through in this anemic musical.
... Ms. Summer's early hits, and Universal Music Group, which oversees her catalog. (Universal also has a hand in “Mamma Mia!” and “Escape to Margaritaville.”) I don't doubt the sincerity of their interest in brands that can still make them millions. It's the sincerity of their interest in musical theater I question.
They offer the kind of music that resembles diegetic sound in a film or TV show: that is, the sound that naturally occurs within that world as opposed to a soundtrack. For example, it's easy to imagine allyson.m's version of Wonderwall – complete with rain and thunder – playing in the background of an ...
Thanks to streaming, the global music industry is thriving. Revenues grew 8.1 percent last year to $17.3 billion, the International Federation of the Phonographic Industry, or IFPI, said Tuesday. It was the third consecutive year of growth following 15 years of decline and was driven by a 41.1 percent leap in ...
But, as I've already pointed out re Twain's anti-hot and/or intelligent men stance, was the writing always on the wall for the woman who made country music – well not cool exactly – but danceable? Which is to say, despite Twain's insistence that she was caught off guard by the question, are there some ...
... and even a vuvuzela, the Metropolitan Museum of Art's newly reopened musical instrument galleries run the gamut of the institution's global historical collections. After almost two years of renovations and curatorial rethinking, The Art of Music combines disparate instruments the world over, grouping them ...
Carter said the album will be released through Warner Bros, the label Prince once protested by writing the word “slave” across his face. It is not known how this release will affect Universal Records, which in February 2017 bought the exclusive rights to Prince's private music archive and the 25 albums he ...
NORFOLK, Va. – The national tour of the hit Broadway musical 'Hamilton' is coming to Norfolk as part of the 2019-2020 season. Information regarding Hamilton dates and how to purchase tickets will be announced at a later time. Subscribers who renew their season subscription for the 2018-2019 season ...
"Black Cowboys" is the new album from multi-instrumentalist and songwriter Dom Flemons, a co-founding member of the Grammy Award-winning Carolina Chocolate Drops. But it's more than a collection of songs from the Wild West — the record sheds light on the prominent but often-overlooked role ...
Whatever you're in the mood for this week, we've got options here—our music critics have picked everything from a puppet-filled celebration of Stravinsky's woefully under-sung minor pieces (Stravinsky's Persephone), to the necessary injection of reggaeton into the local music scene (DJ Python), to four ...
On Friday and Saturday, it's Paint the Square Green in Market Square from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. with local vendors specializing in Earth-friendly products and services along with live music. It's free. Festivalgoers who are 21 years or older can participate in the Great Lakes Brewing Sustainable Sips Pub Crawl ...

Some virtual reality startups are having trouble getting the attention of investors, after the first wave of VR headsets failed to live up to the hype. But TheWaveVR has been able to raise $6 million in venture funding for its social VR platform and community for VR music and visual arts experiences.
There will be plenty of Beethoven, Bernstein and Bach at the 2018 BBC Proms, but also a good helping of pagan-gospel, disco-punk, DIY indie and feminist rap. The festival is set to be more with it and edgy than ever before with a late-night prom celebrating the music of modern New York.
Marty Appel wanted a rock song first. He was a rock and roll guy. But here's the thing: He couldn't think of a good one. This was eight years before "Hells Bells" came out, and almost 20 years before "Enter Sandman." He played in his mind the rock and roll songs that were available to him -- none quite fit.
LONDON — All biographical musicals build to a climactic mini-concert, but I've rarely heard an audience greet one with the mighty roar that looks likely to be a continuing feature of “Tina: The Tina Turner Musical,” which opened Tuesday at the Aldwych Theater here. The director Phyllida Lloyd and a ...
With its musical episode on Wednesday night, however, Riverdale High left all of that nonsense behind—zeroing in on all the elements that have made the series great as Kevin's production of Carrie: The Musical made its stage debut. Like any musical episode, this one proved that some members of ...
From Divide and Dissolve to Xylouris White, our quarterly music column brings you the finest albums you probably haven't heard ..... Together, the iconoclast and legend, vessels of vastly different musical traditions, spilt their skills into songs still swimming with what I once described as “the breeze of a ...
The Lightning Thief has a Drama Desk-nominated book by Joe Tracz, music and lyrics by Rob Rokicki, direction by Stephen Brackett, and choreography by Patrick McCollum, with set design by Lee Savage, costume design by Sydney Maresca, Obie Award-winning sound design by Ryan Rumery, lighting ...
In the last article of this series, I started building a song by laying down the drums with Yamaha's EAD10. The drums themselves weren't anything new, but the EAD10 sensor box and processing module helped make the recording process much easier. Now I'm moving on to laying down the guitar. For that, I wanted to use ...
The abrupt ouster last month of Mike Huckabee from the Country Music Association's charitable board just 24 hours after his appointment sends a strong signal that Nashville's cultural revolution is in full swing. An organized right-wing backlash against the removal of the conservative gadfly and presidential aspirant quickly ...
Alexa's routines are getting a musical upgrade. First launched last year, routines allow Alexa device owners to string together a series of actions that kick off with a simple command — like “good morning” or “I'm home,” for example. Until today, the feature included support for news, weather, traffic, smart ...
Amazon launched Alexa Routines last year and they let users set up a list of automated smart home actions that can be triggered with a simple command. For example, "Alexa, good morning," could launch a Routine that turns on the lights, reports the weather forecast, reads news briefings and starts the ...
There are really no words to describe Space Opera, Catherynne Valente's new novel. Know why? Because she used them all in writing it. I can say that it is square-ish. Made of wood pulp. Composed mostly of sentences. I can say that it's a wicked-fast read (if you can handle the whiplash and the pure, ...
A version of this story appears in the latest issue of Entertainment Weekly, on stands now or available here. Don't forget to subscribe for more exclusive interviews and photos, only in EW. It's taken nearly 15 years, but Mean Girls is finally making a Broadway musical happen. After a world premiere in ...
The musical's book is by John Logan (Red), and like the movie, the stage Moulin Rouge! will include popular songs from the past five decades, some used in the film and some from the years since the film's release. Justin Levine is Music Supervisor, Orchestrator and Arranger and Matt Stine is Music ...
"We are pleased that Myrtle Creek's Music in the Park is fully booked for the 32nd consecutive summer. This year we have three groups that will be performing at the band shell in Millsite Park for the first time. One of them is bringing us a 'rock show,' something that I have received several requests for in ...
Everyone knows at least one song by Toto. Even the band don't refer to it by name, they just call it “That Song”, as in “Are you ready for That Song?” “Do you wanna sing That Song with us?” But before we get to That Song, there's 40 years of musical history to consider, condensed into two and a half hours ...
Amazon Music tells Billboard it has "tens of millions" of paid customers, with Amazon Music Unlimited subscriptions having more than doubled in the past six months, according to data provided by the company. Amazon, the third-largest streaming service behind Spotify and Apple Music, did not clarify the ...
It's crucial to inform students what their deficits are, how intensely competitive the profession is, the immense amount of work they'll be required to do simply to get to stand in line, how unlikely the chances are — given the internationalization of classical music — that even the most gifted will prosper in a ...
Musical equipment clutters the room, concert posters cover the walls and “Metal” Mary Bielich strums a steady bass line from AC/DC's “Ain't No Fun” in the back corner. In her steel-toed shoes and Cro-Mags band T-shirt with colored tattoos trailing up her arms, Bielich is the physical embodiment of a punk ...
He almost pulled one over on us. In what was quickly found to be an April Fools' joke, Lin-Manuel Miranda announced on Sunday that he would be adapting Tommy Wiseau's so-bad-it's-still-very-bad-but-still-so-fun-to-watch cult classic The Room into a Broadway musical—but fans were quick to spot the ...
ST. LOUIS, Mo. – If you love music and you love the Cardinals, here's your chance to create a one-of-a-kind piece of music inspired by your favorite baseball team. The St. Louis Cardinals have launched the “Cardinals Fan Music Contest,” a first-of-its-kind competition between fans who want to share their ...
The America's Next Top Model host opens up even further about her musical ambitions in her new book Perfect Is Boring (co-written by Banks' mother, .... single (and megaflop) “K.O.B.E.,” but Banks' tenacity allowed her to book major face time with music royalty without a major label standing behind her.
I thought about Elsa-as-artist while watching the musical adaptation of “Frozen,” which opened on Broadway in March, and which has its own inbuilt tension between the demands of art and those of commerce. The musical had a somewhat bumpy development period. Originally, Disney hired Alex Timbers, a young ...
The modern live musical TV special is a bizarre animal. Since NBC revived the live musical tradition in 2013 with The Sound of Music Live, these specials have managed to drive conversation and draw massive ratings on a fairly reliable basis — but they haven't reliably managed to be, well, good.
Ashley Park, who plays fellow Plastic Gretchen Wieners, borrowed her character's attempted catchphrase to describe the opportunity: "Any time you get to originate a role in a Broadway musical, especially a big Broadway musical, is so—fetch." And, no, that was far from the first time the word came up: "I ...
The celestial music includes whistling and 'shh' sounds based on NASA recordings of space. Watch the video below to hear “Beyond the Night Sky,” sung by the choir of Gonville & Caius. At the time of its debut, Hawking said the piece “captured the vastness of space, and a sense of wonder at the universe ...
The off-Broadway musical for kids "Addy & Uno" is getting a lot of buzz, as it brings awareness to developmental disabilities and spreads kindness. "Addy & Uno" is the first family musical about disability, friendship and kindness, said Tom D'Angora, a producer with the show. The interactive, 45-minute ...
“I could just tell it was someone who was on a mission,” said “ZIN,” the man who has been known by the moniker in Southern California music circles for years. “It wasn't an open-ended post like 'dude, let's jam on 4/20. My mom leaves at 5 p.m.' So I immediately had some margaritas, because I was at a ...
Kayla Ray, 27, paused the music playing on a portable speaker at the song's end and asked the eight men in orange and white striped uniforms to share ... She found herself at a McLennan County Reintegration Program meeting where, as part of an internship, she offered up the idea of the music class for ...
Aldous Harding and Nadia Reid are at the forefront of a folk scene that is revolutionising how NZ music is seen overseas. Recently both also made the shortlist for this year's Taite Awards, but Gareth Shute argues they're just the tip of the iceberg when it comes to local folk success stories. At the end of 2017 ...
But as we celebrate 75th anniversary of “Oklahoma!,” I wonder, as a scholar of American music, if the favorite musical of high school drama teachers no longer resonates as it once did. Said another way: Whose America did “Oklahoma!” depict? And is the musical's vision of the nation relevant today?
The Broadway score features Elton John and Tim Rice's music from The Lion King animated film along with three new songs by John and Rice; additional musical material by South African Lebo M, Mark Mancina, Jay Rifkin, Julie Taymor and Hans Zimmer; and music from "Rhythm of the Pride Lands," an ...
“Unlike CDs or downloads, which generate revenue once, streaming a song generates royalties every time,” Shah says. “That has major labels bidding on catalogs of music and reissuing old music as they battle for market share.” This might explain why some artists are releasing music faster than ever.


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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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