• 'Love & Mercy': MovieMantz Review

    God only knows what the America music scene would have been like back in the 1960s without the artistic brilliance of Brian Wilson. Between 1962 and 1966, Wilson was the unparalleled genius who wrote, co-wrote and produced some of the most enduring songs in pop music history with the group he…

    Access Hollywood
  • Imagine this: Imagine Dragons once opened for a mime

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Grammy winners Imagine Dragons will launch their second headlining arena tour this week, but they remember the days when they opened up for anyone — including a mime.

    Associated Press
  • 'Entourage' Movie Boasts Previously Unreleased Tom Petty Song: Listen

    Entourage, the long-awaited/feared big screen adaptation of the HBO series, hits theaters today. Considering it's Entourage, the movie features its fair share of celebrity (musician and otherwise) cameos. No surprise there, but the film does include one nice nugget you probably weren't expecting: A…

    Billboard
  • Twisted Sister Doc Nabbed by Music Box Films

    Music Box Films has acquired documentary “We Are Twisted F****ing Sister,” from director Andrew Horn. The distributor has also announced a multi-year partnership with Amazon Prime Instant Video. An August theatrical release is planned for the Twisted Sister rock doc, which recounts the band’s early…

    Variety
  • Navajo Band Teaches Native American Youth How To Write Their Own Songs, Overcome Obstacles

    In the eyes of brother-and-sister duo Sihasin, music is a powerful tool with the potential to transform lives -- or that’s their hope, at least.The Arizona band, comprised of Jeneda and Clayson Benally, plays an unusual brand of music that’s difficult to classify: it incorporates electric bass and…

    Huffington Post
  • Spotify's Top 10 most viral tracks

    The following list represents the most viral tracks on Spotify, based on the number of people who shared it divided by the number who listened to it, from Monday May 25, to Sunday, May 31, via Facebook, Tumblr, Twitter and Spotify.

    Associated Press
  • Amanda Palmer and Patreon: All The Things, All The Time

    Right before I called Amanda to do this interview, I had muted my television. There was a car commercial on the screen, using as it's background music an iconic pop song by an '80s artist whom, I was fairly sure, never dreamed he would someday be selling cars with his music. When he wrote that song…

    Huffington Post
  • Trumpeter Blanchard makes powerful statement on new album

    Terence Blanchard, "Breathless" (Blue Note)

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    Musician Sees Success With Album 35 Years After He Released It

    A Colorado man is enjoying the worldwide debut of his album 35 years after he created it. Kenny Knight, 62, is the opposite of an overnight success; he has been working as a musician since he was 11 years old.

    Tribune
  • Original Songs Set the Stage for Multi-Platiform Competition Between Shows

    There was a time when the craft of writing for television was considered to be several rungs below the art of writing for films, and that applied to composers and songwriters as well as scriptwriters. No more. Top creators are now happy to contribute to TV, especially given today’s wider latitude…

    Variety
  • See Pixies Play 'Planet of Sound,' New Song 'Um Chagga Lagga'

    "Are we serious enough?" Pixies guitarist Joey Santiago asks, midway into the band's chuckle-filled interview with Rolling Stone. "'Are we serious enough?!' We're Pixies!" frontman Black Francis interjects. "We are by definition Pixies in our temperament: a little mischievous, a little playful, a…

    Rolling Stone
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    FourFiveSeconds

    Music video by Rihanna, Kanye West, Paul McCartney performing FourFiveSeconds. ©: 2015 Westbury Road Entertainment. Distributed by Roc Nation Records

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  • Jamie xx's In Colour Transcends the Past

    In a world of superhero TV shows connected with superhero movies connected with superhero comics, Tarantino films about films about films, and pop hits that set legal precedent as they imitate the “feel” of classics, “recycled” is no longer an epithet of any meaning when applied to art. You have to…

    The Atlantic
  • A contemplation of Cohenites?: Leonard's fans look for a label

    Global fans of Canadian singer-songwriter Leonard Cohen are having fun on Facebook trying to come up with a collective name for themselves. The burst of fandom for the 80-year old performer of "Suzanne", "Sisters of Mercy" and "Bird on the Wire" followed a posting noting that Joni Mitchell, another…

    Reuters
  • How Will Apple's Streaming Music Service Compare?

    Music streaming is growing increasingly more popular as more and more people turn to the Internet for entertainment services. With industry leaders like Spotify AG already boasting 12.5 million loyal users ...

    Benzinga
  • Listen to Gianna's New Single 'Heart,' A Tropical Take on Chillwave R&B

    An Austrian soul and gospel vocalist is the first artist signed to Caesar Caesar Records, a new dance label in Brooklyn.

    Billboard
  • Watch Tame Impala's Trippy Puppet Video for "Cause I'm a Man'

    Why have just one music video when you can have two? That’s the angle Tame Impala has gone with by releasing a follow-up promo to the single “‘Cause I’m A Man.” Directed by Dan Dipaola and Megan McShane, the so-called “official live video" sees the band members replaced with puppets and performing…

    Yahoo Music
  • Billboard Japan Hot 100 Adds YouTube Views & Lyric Data to Chart Formula

    Billboard JAPAN has re-vamped its Hot 100 chart to include YouTube plays and streaming counts based on lyrics displayed on PetitLyrics, effective on June 3.

    Billboard