As thousands of young people swayed and sweat under the sun to his beats, Steve Aoki raised his arms in joy and, to show his love, covered a lucky few with cakes he tossed from stage. Electronic dance music, or EDM, has grown exponentially in recent years and become central to major festivals.
The latest news coming from the launch of the hotly anticipated Apple Music, is that Dr. Dre, Elton John, Drake and Pharrell Williams will be among a gaggle of celebrities to host their own radio shows.
Humanity's obsession with food porn is about to hit a whole new level with the addition of a photo-sharing app dedicated to food pics only. Food and Wine reports that the new app, aptly named Wine 'n Dine, allows users to tag the restaurant their featured dish is from, giving followers the opportunity to create lists of their favorites. Now, food lovers are guaranteed a social media platform to keep them focused on their favorite topic all day, every day.
(Reuters) - Pop star Taylor Swift said she would put her latest hit album "1989" on Apple Music, days after Apple Inc did an about-face, agreeing to pay artists during a free trial of its new streaming music service. Apple on Monday bowed to pressure from Swift and some independent music groups and labels after its decision of not paying artists created a furor in the music community. "After the events of this week, I've decided to put 1989 on Apple Music ... and happily so," Swift tweeted on Thursday.
DJ Zane Lowe will open his act as the new host of Apple Music's 24-hour radio station Beats1 with his first interview subject: Eminem. Lowe took to Instagram to tease the news, posting a photo of himself in the studio with the rapper. Likewise, Pharrell Williams announced plans to release his new single "Freedom" exclusively on Apple Music via a Twitter post this week, with a preview of the track that also serves as the soundtrack to Apple's promo video.
Pharrell Williams has chosen to share his next single "Freedom" on Apple Music, making it the streaming service's first exclusive release. The single, teased on Pharrell's Twitter page, will be released the same day as the official launch of Apple Music, June 30. The single is also teased on Apple Music's latest promo video.
(Reuters) - Apple Inc's new music streaming service has been endorsed by the Worldwide Independent Network, an association for independent musicians, two days after the company reversed its decision of not paying musicians during a three-month trial. The endorsement follows a Billboard magazine report that independent music rights holders Beggars Group and Merlin Network signed royalty deals with Apple. The iPhone maker flipped its decision on Monday following pop star Taylor Swift's move to hold back her latest hit album "1989" from the streaming service.
The city's new comprehensive zoning ordinance, yes the laws that regulate live music in bars and restaurants (among other things), may get a few tweaks in the near future, Richard Webster reports, as councilwoman Nadine Ramsey rolls out her live music wish list at today's City Planning Commission meeting.
Glastonbury, one of the world's biggest music festivals, opened its doors to the public on Wednesday, with thousands streaming through the gates to grab the best camping spots. Nearly 135,000 people signed an online petition urging organisers to boot him off the bill.