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GTA Online: After Hours update lets you run a nightclub

<b>The big picture:</b> GTA Online, the multiplayer component of Grand Theft Auto V, is largely responsible for the game's sustained success. The …

Grand Theft Auto

The scam industry: How the hip-hop boom sets hopefuls up for failure

The venue’s security checked the guest list one more time. HG Locks wasn’t on it. It slowly began to sink in: No one was expecting him to perform; he …

Rap & Hip-Hop

Overwatch's Pink Mercy skin raises $12.7M for breast cancer charity

Microtransactions have come under renewed scrutiny over the past year, but Blizzard proved that even video game skins can be used for good.<p>A $15 pink costume for Overwatch healer Mercy was introduced back in May, with Blizzard pledging to donate 100 percent of the proceeds to the Breast Cancer …

Cancer

Get the party started with this celebration of P&P Records’ “underground disco”

At this point, it’s safe to say the report of disco’s death was an exaggeration. The backlash against it, culminating in 1979’s infamous Disco …

Post Punk

Digital Jukeboxes Are Eroding the Dive-Bar Experience

The fight to control the playlist is a struggle between the group’s happiness and the individual’s.<p>By the time I moved to Chicago’s North Side, true dive bars had become rare as pearls in a sea of fakes. The wood paneling, fluorescent beer signage, and Spartan restroom facilities of the imitators …

Music

After Driving Streaming Music’s Rise, Spotify Aims to Cash In

Back in Spotify’s early days, when the company was just a dozen people in a small office in Stockholm, Daniel Ek, a co-founder, liked to compare it to Apple and Google.<p>It was 2008, and the traditional music industry was collapsing. Yet as Spotify introduced its streaming service in a handful of …

Spotify

Fan Poll: Top 5 Industrial Bands of All Time

Industrial music is back at full force, courtesy of human/machine demolition crews like Youth Code, 3TEETH, Street Sects, HIDE and Anatomy. Which is …

A $1.6 billion Spotify lawsuit is based on a law made for player pianos

The hidden costs of streaming music<p>Spotify is finally gearing up to go public, and the company’s February 28th filing with the SEC offers a detailed look at its finances. More than a decade after Spotify’s launch in 2006, the world’s leading music streaming service is still struggling to turn a …

Some Of The Best Songs To Play While Driving

As somebody who writes about music for the internet, I have the privilege (or the curse of isolation, depending on how socially inclined you are) of working from home, meaning that I don’t have the same daily commute as a lot of people. Still, I have to leave the house and drive somewhere for one …

Real Estate

Dix bars à Oberkampf : la sélection de la rédaction

<b>S’il y a bien un arrondissement à Paris où les établissements ne manquent pas, c’est assurément le onzième. Le choix fut donc cornélien pour vous</b> …

Charles Aznavour

Why your Battlefront 2 outrage is a compliment to EA (and how to use it effectively)

You have a louder voice than you think<p>Fans of <i>Star Wars Battlefront 2</i> are outraged by the game’s monetization strategies, and EA has already adjusted the game’s economy multiple times. So what is the community doing that has been so effective?<p>Maybe more importantly, what are they doing that’s …

People will soon be doing graffiti in augmented reality, and no one knows how to police it

In the 20th century, only the brave would make bold political or social statements in public places. Whether sprayed with an aersol can, wheatpasted with a bucket and a broom, or stencilled with a piece of cardboard, graffiti became the ultimate form of artistic anarchy. Despite being illegal, the …

Augmented Reality

The Most Expensive Music of Today Is Recorded on Mediums from the Past

Not everyone streams their music; some buyers are spending upwards of $400 for a single album on analog media…<p>It turns out the audiophiles were …

Audiophile

Bogota, la fièvre de l’art

Le marché de l’art est en train d’éclore dans cette ville dynamique et festive. En tournant la page de la guérilla, la capitale colombienne laisse …

When musicians want their songs in TV shows, movies and streaming sites, they go here

Like so many independent musicians, singer-songwriter Ashley Dudukovich is used to crashing on a stranger's couch.<p>Over the past few years, the Florida-based indie/pop musician has toured relentlessly on a shoestring budget, building a small but loyal fan base that helped her raise money to release …

Blockchain Technology Is Set to Disrupt Every Industry--and Music Is Next

Artists deserve more.<p>What is happening today with cryptocurrency and blockchain technology is how I imagine the dot-com gold rush in the 90s felt.<p>Since I was too young to experience those years (I was 5 years old), I am paying extra close attention to what is happening today. And for those that …

Blockchain

Jay-Z - 99 Problems (Aloe Blacc Cover)

Jo Wiley, formerly overlord of Radio 1's Live Lounge has left, and in her place comes king-of-all-things urban, Trevor Nelson. Suitably, one of the …

PME : Le top 6 des outils pour gagner en visibilité

<b>Les TPE et PME sont de plus en plus nombreuses en France. Même si elles ne peuvent pas forcément consacrer un important budget à leur communication,</b> …

Que Faire à Paris quand on aime le street art?

Comme son nom l'indique, le street art est indissociable de la rue. Cet art urbain, autrefois marginalisé, s'est développé sur les murs des villes …

Two Brothers Transform Phoenix with a Nomadic Art Space

The Fortoul Brothers have made it their mission to make the capital of Arizona into a capital of the art world.<p><b>This article originally appeared on Creators.</b><p>Origin stories don't get much more American than that of the Fortoul Brothers, whose nomadic art gallery is the spice of Phoenix's art …

The Music Industry Kind Of Likes Streaming Now, But It's Still Nervous

The music industry grew the most it has in a decade in 2016, largely thanks to streaming.<p>Paid streaming services like Spotify and Apple Music accounted for just 9% of the industry's revenue in 2011, grew to 34% in 2015, and jumped to 51% in 2016 with 22.6 million people paying for them.<p>According to …

La musique est l’activité culturelle préférée des Français

Aux beaux jours quand les concerts résonnent en tous lieux lors des festivals qui quadrillent le territoire (la France en compte plus de 1 400), …

The 50 Best IDM Albums of All Time

<b>PARTY IN MY MIND: THE ENDLESS HALF-LIVES OF IDM</b><br>By Simon Reynolds<p>At the outset, it needs to be said that “Intelligent Dance Music” is—ironically—kind of a stupid name. By this point, possibly even the folks who coined the term back in 1993—members of an online mailing list mainly consisting of Aphex …

Non-binary

La Vie Est Trill: A Guide to the French Rap Scene

In the three decades since the genesis of hip-hop in France, it's grown to be more diverse, more mature, and to include a wide array of subgenres.<p><i>Over 30 years ago, rap music made its way through France. At first, it was considered as a tacky fad for 4th graders—if you'll recall H.I.P.H.O.P., the</i> …

France creates a special visa for entrepreneurs, engineers and investors

Just in time before the 2017 presidential election in France, the current French government wanted to announce one last thing to foster French startups. The French Tech Visa is a new program for foreign tech talent. It’s an easier way to get a four-year visa for you and your family.<p>France’s …

Startups

The Best Whiskey Stones

Resist the melt.<p>For ages, whiskey drinkers have been diluting their drinks with ice. They've tried different shapes — big cubes, spheres, wedges — to slow down the inevitable melt. Enter: whiskey stones. These little bad boys will survive the journey from freezer to glass and back for an unlimited …

Opinion: Artificial Intelligence and How It Will Change Music Production | Editorial

<b>Published On</b> 25/11/2016 | By Emilija Kucyte | <b>Editorial</b><p><b>In the future we will be listening to music produced by Artificial Intelligence (AI), like it</b> …

Artificial Intelligence

How Boiler Room Went From One Webcam To Broadcasting The Global Underground For Everyone

Ahead of the Ray-Ban X Boiler Room Weekender, founder Blaise Bellville explains how he grew his live-streaming series while keeping his creative …

Festivals

Photographer Uses the Golden Ratio to Compose Cinematic Images Full of Drama

As an art student, Jon Sparkman was introduced to the Rule of Thirds, which are guidelines for how to compose an image. Essentially, the picture is divided into a grid, and the intersecting points are where the impactful parts of the picture should take place. Sparkman, however, makes use of its …

Study Skills

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