Lizz Griffin

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Need New Tunes for the Weekend? We've Got the Playlist for You

You know what we've stopped believing in? The idea of a "bad music week." I mean, seriously: Frank Ocean makes a new song with Diplo, Eels drops new …

These Are the Musicians Who Blew Our Minds at SXSW

The South by Southwest Music Festival has become one of the most democratic music events of the year. Most multi-day festivals assault you with a …

5 Crowd-Controlled Games That Will Destroy Your Sanity

5 Crowd-Controlled Online Games<p>1. Twitch Plays Pokemon<p>2. FlapMMO<p>3. Pixelator<p>4. Twitch Plays Street Fighter<p>5. Twitch Plays Zelda<p>Most casual gamers …

'Jimmy Kimmel Live' Interviews SXSW Hipsters About Fake Bands

For the latest (and most hilarious) edition of "Lie Witness News," Jimmy Kimmel sent his late night crew to the king of hipster meccas: the SXSW …

Bands

Elton John and Bernie Taupin Look Back At 'Goodbye Yellow Brick Road'

Elton John was on a historic roll when he traveled to France in early 1973 to make what would become one of rock's great double albums. He'd scored …

Music

Exclusive Interviews: Inside the Ups and Downs of Blink-182

Back in the days of <i>Total Request Live</i>, the three members of Blink-182 seemed to have barely distinguishable personalities. But anyone who has ever …

Indie Music

Listen to Tame Impala's Cover of Michael Jackson's "Stranger in Moscow"

Tame Impala: "Stranger in Moscow" (Michael Jackson cover) (via SoundCloud)<p>Tame Impala have shared their own version of Michael Jackson's late-90s hit "Stranger in Moscow". "MJ 4 eva," they write on Facebook. Listen above, and watch the video for the original song below.<p>Watch Tame Impala perform "It …

Check Out Patti Smith's Collaboration With Kronos Quartet and Clint Mansell, "Mercy Is"

Clint Mansell and Kronos Quartet have provided the score for Darren Aronofsky’s upcoming film <i>Noah</i>, which is in theaters March 28. The soundtrack, out March 25 via Nonesuch, features a collaboration with Patti Smith called "Mercy Is", which was co-written by Smith and Lenny Kaye. Listen to it on …

The Surprising Social DNA Of EDM Fans [Eventbrite Infographic]

Eventbrite released the EDM fans infographic below and brief report (pdf) in preparation for The New EDM Fan panel at SXSW today from 2 to 3 pm. …

Neil Young confirms new album was recorded in Jack White’s 1947 Voice-o-Graph booth

Earlier this week, Neil Young let the cat out of the bag and confirmed that Jack White will in fact be featured on his new album, <i>A Letter Home</i>. Now, …

Morrissey’s Vauxhall And I receives 20th anniversary reissue

Morrissey has announced that his 1994 solo record <i>Vauxhall and I</i> will receive a fresh reissue for its 20th anniversary. It will be available on CD and …

Paid Apps On The Decline: 90% Of iOS Apps Are Free, Up From 80-84% During 2010-2012, Says Flurry

The trend toward more mobile applications going free continues, app analytics provider Flurry confirms this morning in a new report focused on app price changes over time. The company, whose analytics service now runs in nearly 350,000 mobile applications, found that around 80 to 84 percent of iOS …

Twitter Hands Over User Data to French Authorities in Anti-Semitism Case

<i>Update at 12:24 PT clarifying the nature of the settlement out of court.</i><p>In an apparent end to ongoing litigation with an activist group and the …

Rights & Freedoms

Social Analytics Startup Awe.sm Targets CMOs With Latest Release

Awe.sm, a startup that aims to help brands determine ROI for their social media marketing efforts, released a simplified dashboard on Tuesday, aimed …

Marketing

Facebook’s Top U.S. Salesman Leaves

Anyone want to run U.S. sales for the world’s biggest social network? There’s an opening.<p>Tom Arrix, Facebook’s longtime head of North American sales, …

Mark Zuckerberg

Facebook-Owned Parse to Host First Developer Conference

Parse, the mobile back-end-as-a-service startup owned by Facebook, plans to host its first-ever developer conference in San Francisco this fall.<p>The …

Apps

Twitter’s Mobile Update Can Keep Your Sensitive Eyes Safe From Sexy Tweets

No one wants to look at porn in a tweet. (At least, not without expecting it first.)<p>That’s likely part of why Twitter introduced its latest little …

Al Sharpton

Branch Brings Potluck's Stress-Free Social Network to iPhone

Branch, a startup backed by two of Twitter's cofounders, introduced a new social network last month called Potluck that promised to take much of the …

NPR Music Presents The 2013 Newport Folk Festival

August 11, 2017 • "If you came to this set looking to be cheered up, you're screwed," White deadpanned from the stage. His music can give goosebumps, even on a sunny summer day; hear his set at Newport now.<p>John Paul White, Live In Concert: Newport Folk 2017<p><b>Toggle more options</b><p>August 11, 2017 • The …

Folk-Rock

Rock it Out! Blog: “Who Is The Best Mainstream Rock Band?”

Many of music’s biggest rock bands have or will release new albums in 2013. From Queens of the Stone Age to Nine Inch Nails to Arctic Monkeys, rock …

We’ve been misspelling Jay Z’s name for years

We’ve been misspelling Jay Z’s name for the last two years. Sorry.<p>As <i>Billboard</i> editor Joe Levy reports, Jay Z has dropped the hyphen from his name. In …

Listen: Blind Boys of Alabama and Bon Iver's Justin Vernon Cover Bob Dylan's "Every Grain of Sand"

<i>Photo and cover art by Cameron Witting</i><p>As previously reported, Justin Vernon of Bon Iver produced the upcoming album from the Blind Boys of Alabama, the gospel group running since the late 1930s. <i>I'll Find a Way</i> is out October 1 via Sony Masterworks, and it features Vernon and the Boys covering Bob …

Pitchfork Music Festival 2013 Trailer

Earl Sweatshirt's Doris Features Frank Ocean, RZA, Mac Miller, Domo Genesis, and Tyler, the Creator

Though we've already gotten the tracklist for Earl Sweatshirt's <i>Doris</i>, Earl's iTunes screenshot didn't show who else would be featured on the album. Now that it's up for pre-order on iTunes, it's been revealed that the album has guest spots from Frank Ocean, RZA, Tyler, the Creator, Mac Miller, Domo …

5 Marketing Ideas for Your Band for Under $50

“Along the same lines as the wristband idea, you can <b>approach local coffee shops</b> to see if they’d be interested in letting you supply their coffee …

Turntable.fm Tries To Monetize With Turntable Gold, "Under New Management" [Updated]

[<b>Update:</b> Jordan Davidoff clarified that "under new management" refers to the hiring of Jim Crosby as General Manager. He'll be giving CEO Billy …

'We Are Not Trayvon Martin' Tumblr Opens Dialogue on White Privilege

"I will never be Trayvon Martin. Look at me. I am a white man from New York. I wear boat shoes and white T-shirts," reads the first post of We Are …

Pope Francis to Offer Plenary Indulgences via Twitter

As a part of a greater effort to use social media to connect with Catholics worldwide, the Pope will start relieving punishment for your sins via …

How to Opt Out of Facebook Social Ads

1. Social Ads<p>2. Account Settings<p>3. Facebook Ads<p>4. Edit Social Ads Settings<p>5. Change Your Preferences<p>6. You've Opted Out<p>Facebook's social ads link …