‘You’ve been smoking too much!’: the chaos of Tony Wilson’s digital music revolution

After the music site Napster launched as an illegal, peer-to-peer service in June 1999, “MP3” was the most searched-for term on the internet after “sex”. In Manchester, Wilson’s fledgling team were building music33 while listening to tracks stolen via the rights-breaching platform. “When we started, it felt like there were two tiers,” says Tom Clarke, […]

RS Country Music Picks: Week of August 10th

Jerrod Niemann, “Tequila Kisses” Since releasing his breakthrough Judge Jerrod & the Hung Jury a decade ago, Jerrod Niemann has remained one of country music’s most mad scientists. Case in point: his latest release “Tequila Kisses” is entirely a cappella, with Niemann singing 50 different vocal parts. You don’t miss the instruments. Rather, it just […]

Tony Bennett is honored on his 94th birthday by fellow musical icons Stevie Wonder, Elton John, Sting and Billy Joel

Bennett’s camp took to Twitter with a picture of the iconic crooner, writing: ‘Happy 94th birthday to Tony Bennett! We would love to share your warm wishes with him today. Feel free to share your message here, and tell us which album you’re playing to celebrate! – Team Tony.’

Saweetie On Her ‘ICY GRL’ Breakout & Plans For 2019: ‘If Your Music Isn’t Timeless, It’s Going To Be Forgotten’

There was a moment in time when I didn’t have a lot of things. I was renting rooms off of Craigslist. I wrote “ICY GRL” in a room with just a mattress in it. I think when you have nothing, your only option is to be aspirational, because you want better for yourself. I’m the type of […]

Cardi B and Megan Thee Stallion fans wanted to see a Betty White cameo in the WAP music video INSTEAD of Kylie Jenner

Close call: Despite all of the creative fun, many Twitter users were alarmed to see Betty White’s name on the Trending Topics list – fearing the actress may have passed away

Zee Music integrates ‘Shakuntala Devi’ on Instagram Reels

Zee Music Company has announced the integration of ‘Shakuntala Devi’ on Instagram Reels and has launched the music of the latest blockbuster, starring Vidya Balan in the lead.The new-normal has entertainment marketers turning to social media platforms to promote upcoming releases and videos, and engage with consumers via a digital-first approach, the company said in […]

Amazon Prime signs a content deal with Zee Music Company

E-commerce major Amazon has signed a content deal with Zee Music Company for its upcoming music streaming service, Amazon Prime Music.The deal with Zee Music will add over 450 film soundtracks in Hindi and regional languages alongside 250 Independent artist content to Amazon Prime Music’s existing catalogue of Indian and International songs.Sahas Malhotra, director, Amazon […]

‘Everything remains in our friendship’: Selena Gomez says she and best friend Taylor Swift could work together on music in the future

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Patti Scialfa on Quarantine Life in New Jersey, Writing Music for Teen Drama ‘Pearl’

I walked in and said, “No, no, no.” I asked Bruce, “Will you let me make a studio in here?” Bruce was like, “Yeah, go do it.” He gave me full rein over the project, which was wonderful, and we have very similar taste. I worked with [recording engineer] Bob Clearmountain with putting the sound […]

Rick Rubin on a Lifetime of Meditation and Music

Although Rubin received video tributes from many of the heavy bands he’s worked with (Black Sabbath, Metallica, Slayer, System of a Down), the musicians who showed up to the Beverly Wilshire Hotel (in Beverly Hills, California) to pay musical tribute were the Dixie Chicks, doing a half-dozen songs with a full band (the best of […]