Erik Steigen

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The Prowess of Nina Simone’s Early Records

What the artist's early singles—made before she was famous, and newly released—reveal about the legend she'd become<p>Sixty years ago, Nina Simone was not yet quite an icon. The legendary singer, pianist, songwriter, and civil-rights activist—who will be inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in …

Civil Rights

10 Miles Davis Quotes That Prove He Was The Definition of Cool

<b>Miles Davis</b> was a revolutionary artist and trumpet player that constantly strived to innovate and push the boundaries of jazz. Always evolving …

Miles Davis

Gibson guitars could be facing bankruptcy

The instruments are a favourite of Jimmy Page, Slash, Carlos Santana and more<p>Iconic guitar brand Gibson could be facing bankruptcy, if new reports …

Spotify 'on its way' to creating first hardware product

A trio of job listings on Spotify’s website are again getting the rumor mill swirling about new hardware.<p>First spotted by <i>MusicAlly</i>, one of the jobs details the company is “on its way to creating its first physical products,” and that it was seeking someone to work in its Stockholm office to handle …

Taylor Swift Is Bringing Her Music Back to All Streaming Services

Taylor Swift just gave her fans the biggest gift.<p>“In celebration of 1989 selling over 10 million albums worldwide and the RIAA’s 100 million song …

Management

Ice Cube Gets Hollywood Star, Thanks All 'Who Helped Me Get Here'

Rapper-turned-actor Ice Cube received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame on Monday and thanked everyone who helped his career in music and movies.<p>Friends and family attended the ceremony on Hollywood Boulevard, including Dr. Dre, a former fellow member of the seminal “gangsta” rap group …

Ice Cube

Fleetwood Mac's Christine McVie and Lindsey Buckingham Play "Don't Stop" Using Classroom Instruments on 'Tonight Show'

The latest installment of the recurring series featured Fallon, house band The Roots and kids from Paul Newman's SeriousFun camp.<p>Fleetwood Mac …

Christine McVie

Exclusive Preview: Prince’s ‘Purple Rain’ Deluxe Edition, With Previously Unreleased Tracks

Few creative projects in pop-culture history succeeded on more levels than Prince’s 1984 masterwork, “Purple Rain.” In one elaborate, calculated …

Prince

Sublime to Mark 25th Anniversary With Reissue, Authorized Documentary

Band also readies "40oz. to Freedom" Mexican-style lager to celebrate 1992 LP<p>Sublime will mark the 25th anniversary of their debut LP with a yearlong …

San Diego

Top 15 Hip Hop Compilation Albums

[<i>A</i> compilation album <i>comprises tracks which are compiled from other recordings, either previously released or unreleased. The tracks may be from one</i> …

Rap & Hip-Hop

How Discogs Dragged Record Collecting Into the 21st Century

A rare interview with the core team at the beloved music cataloguing database and marketplace.<p>Most of the world's great companies have a good creation myth. Nike was started from the trunk of Phil Knight's car. Apple, Google, and Amazon all started in a garage. Discogs—the music cataloguing …

Jack White

America's Top Corn-Growing States Really Love Daft Punk

Minnesota, Iowa, and Nebraska are apparently obsessed with buying 'Random Access Memories' on vinyl.<p>When French electronic music legends Daft Punk put out <i>Random Access</i> <i>Memories</i> in 2013, some of their longtime fans bristled at how heavily live instrumentation featured in their new sound. While …

Daft Punk

Adele's Grammys Tribute Missed the Point of George Michael

On paper, Adele probably seemed like an appropriate choice for the George Michael memorial tribute at the Grammys on Sunday night. After all, both …

George Michael

The Sad State of Rock at the Grammys

How did the genre that once dominated popular music fall from such great heights? The year 1991 may have the answers.<p>It was a rough night for rock. Megadeth, the Grammy winner for Best Metal Performance, walked to the stage to the tune of “Master of Puppets,” a song that’s actually by another band, …

AirPlay

Al Jarreau obituary

Award-winning American jazz, R&B and pop singer whose hits included the theme tune of the 1980s television series Moonlighting<p>Al Jarreau, the acrobatically skilful, warmly soulful American singer, who has died aged 76, always seemed too generous an individual to get much pleasure out of proving …

University of Iowa

Germany's recorded music market grows 3.9%, widens lead over UK

Germany’s recorded music market grew in value by 3.9% in 2015, according to new stats from local commercial body the Federal Music Industry …

Music Industry

From Dylan to Beyonce: Most Legendary Inauguration Performances

Trump's inaugural weekend may not go down as a star-studded affair, but past presidents have certainly celebrated with style<p>11<p>By , ,<p>Going back to at …

Jackie Evancho

'Wayne's World' Returning to Cinemas for 25th Anniversary

Special screening of Mike Myers/Dana Carvey classic will feature post-film discussion with director Penelope Spheeris, cast members<p><i>Wayne's World</i>, the …

Mike Myers

Paul McCartney Files Lawsuit To Force Sony/ATV To Transfer Rights To 267 Beatles Songs

More than two decades ago, Michael Jackson outbid Paul McCartney for the publishing rights 267 Beatles songs, paying $47.5 million as part of a much …

Michael Jackson

NAMM 2017: Ibanez Launches George Benson 40th Anniversary Signature Model

0<p>SHARES<p>To celebrate its 40-year relationship with jazz legend George Benson, Ibanez is proud to introduce the new George Benson 40th Anniversary …

Guitar

Troye Sivan Releases New Music Video For "Heaven"

It is a reminder that love is love.<p>Troye Sivan has never shied away from making art that resonates with his audience and makes a powerful statement in the process. And in his newest music video for "Heaven," Troye's passion for music and activism merge once again, resulting in a really emotional …

Céline Dion Announces New Song For The Beauty & The Beast Soundtrack

This year's <i>Beauty and the Beast</i> remake just keeps getting better. The cast is wonderful (with Emma Watson as Belle, Dan Stevens as the Beast, and …

New Singles

George Michael’s final song could make its way out into the world

One of the late George Michael’s final recordings could be released posthumously, the BBC reports. The <i>Listen Without Prejudice</i> artist was …

George Michael

Meet Brodinski, The French Producer Finding New Life In Atlanta Rap

How the French founder of electro label Bromance found new life in Atlanta rap.<p>Story by Nick Sylvester <br>Photography by Sophie Tajan<p>ADVERTISEMENT<p>It …

Rap & Hip-Hop

The Obamas' 20 best pop culture moments

<b>A version of this story appears in the latest issue of Entertainment Weekly, on stands Friday, or available here. Don’t forget to</b> <b>subscribe for</b> …

Can Wynton Marsalis and Lincoln Center Save Jazz Music?

Research says that people imprint on music in their dating years, and carry those tastes with them through the rest of their lives. Lately, this has …

Flute

Happy 71st birthday, Dolly Parton!

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. — Country music legend Dolly Parton is celebrating her 71st birthday Thursday.<p>It's been a year of highs and lows for Parton, a Sevier County, Tenn., native, to be sure.<p>She released a new album, embarked on a tour and received the Lifetime Achievement Award at the CMAs. She even …

Country Music

Holy Shit Gorillaz Just Dropped Their First New Song in Six Years

Watch the video for "Hallelujah Money", featuring Mercury prize winner Benjamin Clementine.<p>The inauguration of Donald actual Trump spells palpable horror and disaster for a large percentage of the global population, not to mention the complete obliteration of any remaining relevance that Three …

New Singles

The 10 new artists who will rule 2017

What do a feisty R&B singer, a fierce trio of women, and a Nigerian highlife band have in ­common? They’re just three of the newcomers that EW …