“I knew right away that holding a violin, playing a violin, was not simply for me, but it was me.” That’s how Min Kym describes one of her first music lessons as a child, in “Gone: A Girl, a Violin, a Life Unstrung.
The global music industry grew by 5.9 percent in 2016, its fastest rate of growth since 1997, as revenue generated by streaming services surged 60 percent.
Over a year ago, Spotify rolled out a slick new Behind the Lyrics integration on iOS that connected the song you were currently listening to with annotated lyrics from Genius.
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A couple of years ago I started to create a framework for music creation. I was doing it unconsciously during the practice in starting creating new tracks. I've compiled these tips and strategies. You can use them for inspiration, imitating other tracks and learning new elements from music.
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Nature documentaries: the sound is fake, the scenes are concocted, some of the animals are computer animations, and the music is emotionally manipulative. But that's the only way we will sit through them, says Simon Cade, host and creator of this explainer video.
What has the response to these changes been like among students?SHREFFLER: As soon as I mentioned it – particularly the notion that they would have this new flexibility that they otherwise would not have – then many students said to me, “Oh, I can become a concentrator now.
Physicist and saxophonist Stephon Alexander has argued in his many public lectures and his book The Jazz of Physics that Albert Einstein and John Coltrane had quite a lot in common.
On the final evening of Desert Trip, a classic-rock extravaganza Paul Tollett staged on two weekends last October, the impresario was sitting in the Who’s friends-and-family area, an acre-size V.I.P. tent on the grounds of the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival, near Indio, California.
A few minutes after Steve Lacy arrived at a dingy, weed-clouded recording studio in Burbank, the 18-year-old musician flopped down in a plush leather chair in the control room. Vince, one of the studio’s proprietors, came in to show Lacy how the mixing boards and monitors worked.
Finding free, legal music for your online videos can be difficult. As an online video creator you want the perfect soundtrack for your video masterpieces, but you also want to make sure that you don’t break any copyright laws.
Forget overpriced schools, long days in a crowded classroom, and pitifully poor results. These websites and apps cover myriads of science, art, and technology topics. They will teach you practically anything, from making hummus to building apps in node.js, most of them for free.
The Piano Man hasn’t released a new pop album since 1993. How does he continue to sell out stadiums? For those of you who are sick of wondering, this is what happens at a Billy Joel concert: A mother tries to cajole her reluctant young son to twist with her to “Only the Good Die Young.
At some point during 2015, Kendrick Lamar came to seem like much more than a rapper. One of his best songs, “Alright,” was adopted by the Black Lives Matter movement as an informal anthem; sing-alongs erupted at rallies and protests across the country.
January 2016. There's a bench at the top of Primrose Hill, in London, that looks out over the skyline of the city. If you'd passed by it one winter night, you might have seen him sitting there. A lanky guy in a wool hat, overcoat and jogging pants, hands thrust deep into his pockets.
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Music and writing are inseparable in the hippest modern novels, from Kerouac to Nick Hornby to Irvine Welsh. It might even be said many such books would not exist without their internal soundtracks.
When Kendrick Lamar’s To Pimp a Butterfly was certified platinum by the Recording Industry Association of America last February, his label boss, Top Dawg, was unimpressed.
Ed Sheeran has reached a £16m settlement over his song Photograph in the latest claim over pop plagiarism. So are songwriters out of ideas? Time to call in the musicologists Ed Sheeran has reached a £16m settlement over his song Photograph in the latest claim over pop plagiarism.
For aspiring artists interested in making music at home, there has never been a better time to get started.
At Spotify we take user feedback seriously. We noticed some users complaining about our shuffling algorithm playing a few songs from the same artist right after each other. The users were asking “Why isn’t your shuffling random?”. We responded “Hey! Our shuffling is random!”
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Donald Glover wishes people would clap more. Not that they should applaud—he gets enough applause when he performs stand-up or when he gets recognized from Atlanta, the TV show he both writes and stars in. No, Glover’s talking about clapping to a beat.
The trumpeter started recording more than 70 years ago and altered the course of jazz many times. Here are 10 key tracks from his extraordinary career The trumpeter started recording more than 70 years ago and altered the course of jazz many times.
RALEIGH, N.C. — Ask J. Cole about when he realized that the traditional life of a platinum rap star didn’t suit him and he’ll tell the story of the 2013 BET Awards, when a stylist dressed him in a loud Versace sweater that two other people ended up wearing on the red carpet.
Everyone knows they need to manage their stress. When things get difficult at work, school, or in your personal life, you can use as many tips, tricks, and techniques as you can get to calm your nerves.
If you look hard enough, you can figure out exactly who Kendrick Lamar is dissing. (Hint: It’s the Pope, and also Joel Embiid.)I. The HuntA Kendrick Lamar song is never just a Kendrick Lamar song. It’s always a puzzle, a riddle, a murder mystery, a quandary, an enigma.
“As ignorable as it is interesting.” That’s the classic definition of ambient music, stated by Brian Eno in 1978 on the sleeve notes to his album Ambient 1: Music for Airports. And he should know, since he basically invented the genre three years earlier with his album Discreet Music.
Practicing for countless hours before we can be good at something seems burdensome and boring. Maybe that’s why we’re drawn to stories of instant achievement.
Beats 1 creative director Zane Lowe on Apple Music’s goal in the music streaming wars, the diminishing value of exclusives, and the genius of DrakeWhen Apple Music launched Beats 1 in June 2015 after acquiring Beats from cofounders Dr.
John Hammond was a boy of ten when he fell in love with the new music called jazz. Rather than heading home after school to his family’s mansion on the Upper East Side of Manhattan, he would jump on an uptown bus and deposit himself, 30 blocks away, in a different world.
There’s no more predictable pile-on in music culture than the backlash to festival lineup announcements. Within minutes of any given festival poster’s release, critics are comparing font sizes to make the usual points. Too similar to other festivals. Too predictable. Too many reunions.
Kung Fu Kenny enlisted Don Cheadle, a polygraph, and a hot box to make a video that matches the most adrenaline-pumping track off ‘Damn.’“DNA.” may not be the best song on Kendrick Lamar’s Damn.
Pearl Jam was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame at Brooklyn’s Barclays Center last week in a class that includes Yes, Joan Baez, and Tupac.
Luscious harmonies and hints of psychedelic soul – plus guest support from Bono and Rihanna – couch brilliant, sharp-edged storytelling from an artist at the top of his game Luscious harmonies and hints of psychedelic soul – plus guest support from Bono and Rihanna – couch
DOWN A DARK Belltown alleyway, where pigeons outnumber people most days, a heavy door opens to an ironworks shop. Inside, you walk down a dozen or so rickety steps to a basement, about 30 feet by 30 feet. Exposed water pipes hang from the ceiling.
On June 12, 1963, in the early morning after president John F. Kennedy’s Civil Rights address, activist Medgar Evers was shot in the back as he stood in the driveway of his Mississippi home.
Metallica 'heads, take note: there's a new James Hetfield biography heading for the shelves next week, and while it's not officially authorized, Papa Het and his camp have had no complaints.
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If you listen to a lot of hip-hop, your ears perk up whenever a rapper refers to an older act or quotes one of its lines. How casual is the reference? Is it a nod to an era, or more about influence, simple wordplay, a local connection, or something else?
You walk into a local multiplex a few minutes after the lights have dimmed. You find your seat to the first trailer, some confection involving superheroes or zombies.
The first person I met in Berlin was a boar-hunting friend of a friend, who agreed to talk to me only if I didn’t print his name. He was in his early forties, six and a half feet tall, muscular, lean, and fair, with shaggy reddish-brown hair, some stubble, and a great deal of self-confidence.
Most people choose to listen to music that they prefer or ‘like’ such as classical, country or rock. Previous research has focused on how different characteristics of music (i.e., classical versus country) affect the brain.
It’s been two years since Kendrick Lamar’s To Pimp a Butterfly, and we are not alright. Bold, organized racism is ascendant. Military conflict seems inevitable. Environmental decay can’t be far off. Doom hangs on the air.
Of all the characteristics that set Kendrick Lamar apart — his blazing verbal gifts, his determined cultural politics, his resolute aesthetic modesty — perhaps the most unusual, especially in this era of hyper-connectedness, has been his particular blend of assuredness and indifference.
Companies and composers have begun using software to make music customized to your brainwaves.
Video content has exploded in popularity, and it’s no wonder. Consumers find video engaging, compelling and convincing — so much so that they’re anywhere from 64% to 85% more likely to buy after watching a product video.
A few years ago, Peter Shapiro needed a not-so-small favor from Robert Plant.
Welcome to our list of the 200 best songs of the 1980s. A great deal of today's music looks to the '80s for inspiration, but there are so many different ideas of what "'80s" as a descriptor can mean. Here we return to the source material.
The post-rock band have just had a three-night celebration of their work in Los Angeles. Here, their peers explain why the band’s sound continues to resonate The post-rock band have just had a three-night celebration of their work in Los Angeles.
On Thursday, Apple renamed "iTunes Podcasts" to "Apple Podcasts," 9to5Mac reports. The new name is similar to Apple Music, the company's streaming music service. There aren't any major changes to Apple's podcast service or app along with the rebrand.
Sometimes the most obvious and predictable answer is the right one: Kendrick Lamar is the best rapper alive. If there was any conflict, it was amicably resolved sometime around 11 PM on a Sunday night on the main stage at America's biggest festival in this apocalyptic year of our lord(e), 2017.
There are lot of distributors. (I happen to run one called DistroKid. But this article isn’t an ad for us.) One of my responsibilities is to help identify & root-out baddies that prey on musicians. Every week, some new company asks us to partner with them.
Father John Misty, the sarcastic, cynical musician behind the 2015 hit “Bored in the USA,” has never been one to shy away from social commentary. But his third album, released on Friday, pushes it to another level.
SoundCloud is fucked. On Thursday, the streaming music service mostly known as a place to hear podcasts and remixes from unknown DJs confirmed that it had taken $70 million in debt funding—basically a loan from various investors—in order to stay in business.
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Here’s a little story that must be told. When the Beastie Boys released Check Your Head on April 21, 1992, they weren’t sure whether they still had an audience.
“Y’all got ‘til April the 7 the get your shit together,” Kendrick Lamar warned on “The Heart Part 4.” After another week of waiting, the TDE phenom has returned with DAMN., a follow-up to 2015’s To Pimp a Butterfly and its 2016 companion piece untitled unmastered.
Estimated Reading Time: 11 minutes, 38s. The other day I had the chance to sit down with one of the most renowned musicians of our time.
LOS ANGELES — On Saturday, I went to a symphony hall and had an experience unlike any I’ve had before. At 11:30 p.m., a couple thousand people stood and cheered for the lush and loud art-rock band Sigur Ros.
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Composer Michael Giacchino joined Rogue One very late in the game—to the point he allegedly had just four weeks to create his soundtrack for the film.
When Leonard Cohen was twenty-five, he was living in London, sitting in cold rooms writing sad poems. He got by on a three-thousand-dollar grant from the Canada Council for the Arts. This was 1960, long before he played the festival at the Isle of Wight in front of six hundred thousand people.
LATE LAST YEAR, a week before his final record was released and not quite four weeks before he died, Leonard Cohen held a press conference at the Canadian consulate in Los Angeles. Dapper in a dark suit, seeking support in his seat from a cane, the 82-year-old fielded questions.
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It’s 3am on a beach in Barcelona, six months from the end of a century. After a long night, the technoid throb from Sonar’s hangar-like venue is receding behind us, and there’s nothing left but the star-spangled sky, and the gentle caress of Mediterranean waves on the shore.
Two weeks ago, Bob Dylan accepted the Nobel Prize in person; true to form, he did so not at the December ceremony (where Patti Smith performed in his stead), but during a previously scheduled tour of Stockholm.
He was a legend, a virtuoso, one of the true gods of music. But he was also (at times, anyway) a person in the world like anyone else. He liked to send goofy Internet memes to his friends. He made really good scrambled eggs.
This morning, just like every Monday morning, 75 million Spotify users received a great new mixtape: 30 songs that feel like a gift from a music-loving friend, who might once have made a cassette tape with your name scrawled across the front.
At 59, Morris Day is, amazingly, the same insouciant cane-twirler the world met in Purple Rain. "Morris Day, calling in," he announces with a cocky purr on the phone from his home in Boca Raton, Florida.
Earlier this month, China’s social network giant Tencent held a series of music events called “Husband Exhibition” at Chinese universities.
The Grammy-winning producer and longtime Kendrick whisperer Mark "Sounwave" Spears takes us behind the scenes. Kendrick Lamar and his longtime producer Mark "Sounwave" Spears have a routine.
Program note: Explore the music tied to iconic moments in history: CNN Original Series "Soundtracks: Songs that Defined History" premieres Thursday, April 20, at 10 p.m. ET. Editor's Note: The following article contains sexually explicit language.
"We Shall Overcome” was the anthem of the Civil Rights Movement. “We gon’ be alright’” goes the anthem of the Black Lives Matter movement.
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In the spring of 2013, Hurray For The Riff Raff released My Dearest Darkest Neighbor, a collection of covers and traditional songs influential to bandleader and songwriter Alynda Lee Segarra.
We get a lot of mail at NPR Music, and alongside the Pokemon products whose arrival signals our kids' descent into video-game-induced catatonia is a slew of smart questions about how music fits into our lives — and, this week, thoughts on whether superior technique can detract from music's qual
Rob Sheffield's new book Dreaming the Beatles: The Love Story of One Band and the Whole World is a celebration of the band, from the longtime Rolling Stone columnist.
The darkest funeral dirge sounds almost peppy compared to the goth apocalypse of the Cure's Disintegration, a 1988 album completed under such fraught circumstances that frontman Robert Smith seriously wondered if it would be the band's last.
A revolving door of members, bitter legal disputes and public spats – will the rock sensations be able to keep it together as they release their biggest album yet? A revolving door of members, bitter legal disputes and public spats – will the rock sensations