Patti Smith, Pharrell Williams and Blur are among the acts set to perform at music festivals across Europe this summer. Founded in the late 60s, the Isle of Wight Festival is sometimes referred to as Europe's answer to Woodstock, since its early editions featured American counterculture icons such as Jimi Hendrix, The Who, The Doors and Joan Baez. Blur, The Black Keys, The Prodigy, Groove Armada and Pharrell Williams are among the acts lined up for the 2015 edition.
10 new places coming to NYC. BED-STUY — A new bar and music venue is in the works called C'mon Everybody. "We want this to be somewhere where people of color, straight people, gay people — everyone can have a good time. Our vision was to have a space where everybody feels included, and the name itself is a call to action," co-owner Eric Sosa tells Bedford + Bowery. In addition to bands, theater, and a monthly bingo night, there will be cocktails and hopefully pretzels from a local vendor. The soft opening is scheduled for June 2 and the grand opening for June 5. 325 Franklin Avenue. ...
By Michael Roddy CANNES, France (Reuters) - American composer David Lang has written what he calls "candy-wrapper music" for the Cannes competition film "Youth" in which Michael Caine plays a retired musician wrestling with old age. It won't win him another Pulitzer Prize, the award he got in 2008 for his haunting "Little Match Girl Passion", and the music he composed for the film's candy wrapper scenes wasn't even used. Instead, the film by Italian director Paolo Sorrentino has occasional scenes with scratchy sounds and a catchy rhythm that come from Caine's character scrunching up a candy wrapper in a very deliberate way and manipulating it back and forth in his fingers.
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Hans-Holger Albrecht entered a crowded music-streaming market when he became CEO of Paris-based Deezer in February. A month after taking the helm, Jay Z relaunched Tidal in the U.S. and a month from now, Albrecht faces the prospect of Apple Inc. relaunching Beats Music.
Our guide to this week's album releases also features the week's top new music videos from artists like Spoon, Run the Jewels, and Taylor Swift, plus brand new streaming music from the likes of Muse, Giorgio Moroder, Unknown Mortal Orchestra and more. Read and Post Comments | Get the full article at Metacritic
Earlier this month, Sega warned customers that it was removing an unspecified number of mobile games from the iTunes App Store, Google Play and other mobile marketplaces. The games in question, Sega said, no longer met its standards for quality — though the publisher never specifically said which games were being pulled.