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Less than one month before Marvel's "Fantastic Four" is due in theaters, director Josh Trank has let the cat out of the bag on one of the composers used in the film's musical score. The director revealed that Run The Jewels' El-P composed the songs used in the end credits, according to Entertainment Weekly.
Experimental jazz collides with avant-garde visual pieces in a vibrant exhibit which opened Saturday at the Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago. The Freedom Principle, as the exhibit is called, also includes a series of concerts that will culminate in a 25-hour marathon performance when it closes in November. It combines works by progressive black artists of the 1960s -- who were influenced by the creative collaboration and improvisation of experimental music -- with pieces by contemporary artists from around the world.
By Diane Bartz and Julia Love WASHINGTON/SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - U.S. government antitrust regulators are looking into claims about whether Apple's treatment of rival streaming music apps is illegal under antitrust law, according to three industry sources. Apple recently launched a new music streaming service, Apple Music. It also provides the App Store platform for competing streaming services including Jango, Spotify, Rhapsody and others.
Big record stores, streaming services and hit charts adjusted longtime practices as the music industry Friday began a coordinated global release for new albums. For the first time most new albums will be released in all formats on Fridays everywhere in the world, ending regional divergences that industry players found increasingly anachronistic in the age of instant digital music. The IFPI, the industry's global body, is championing "New Music Fridays" both to curb piracy and to stimulate sales as shoppers start their weekends.
Ant-Man often seems to be more of a comedy than a straight-up action film, and the latest clip direct from Marvel drives home that idea, as the titular hero has to survive both a dance club and the vacuum cleaner.
Post-punk band Gang of Four and the eclectic singer Ariel Pink will play at the second US edition of China's expanding Modern Sky Festival. Gang of Four, a veteran British group, takes its name ironically from the clique of powerful hardliners during China's Cultural Revolution, although the name's connection to the communist nation appeared to be coincidental for the festival. The Beijing festival, which started in 2007 and has rapidly grown amid a boom in live music in China, will for the second year put on a version in New York's Central Park, on October 4.
The equal parts iconic and prolific country music star has been officially named by the US Library of Congress as the next recipient of its lifetime achievement award. Nelson will officially receive the award in Washington DC in November and a series of events are being palnned to honour the man and his work i the coming months. "Willie Nelson is a musical explorer, redrawing the boundaries of country music throughout his career," said Librarian of Congress James Billington.