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Amazingly Clear Remastered Footage of an Amazing 1969 Jimi Hendrix Show in Stockholm, Sweden

In January of 1969, the late, great Jimi Hendrix performed at the Konserthuset in Stockholm, Sweden. For a long time, this amazing show was …

Guitar

Spotify now displays songwriter and producer credits for iOS users

Fans ‘love to know who wrote and produced their favorite songs,’ according to the company<p>Spotify first added the option to check out a track’s songwriter and producer credits back in February — and now, the feature is being rolled out onto iOS.<p>On the desktop application, where the feature was first …

Music Industry

Nas Names His Top Five Favorite Hip-Hop Records of All Time Ranging from Public Enemy to Run D.M.C.

If there is one thing that makes Nas the Hip-Hop legend that he is, it is the fact his knowledge of the culture’s rap element runs respectively deep. …

Rap & Hip-Hop

The Return of West Coast Hip-Hop

YG belongs to a new generation of California rappers whose antennae are tuned to the past as well as the present.<p>To be a hip-hop fan in 2018 is to be overwhelmed by change, particularly when it comes to its restless young talent. Just when you think you have a grasp on an artist like A-Boogie Wit …

Rap & Hip-Hop

Today In Hip Hop History: Kool Herc’s Party At 1520 Sedgwick Avenue 45 Years Ago Marks The Foundation Of The Culture Known As Hip Hop

The events of this day in 1973 can be considered the beginning of the Hip Hop history timeline. What was intended to be a end of Summer party at 1520 …

Rap & Hip-Hop

LANDR launches free sample site for musicians

With 10,000 samples to start<p>LANDR, an AI-driven platform that masters tracks for musicians, has launched Samples, a free curated samples service for members. The sample packs featured on the platform are collections created and curated by artists across a variety of genres, from pop to funk to …

Straight Outta Compton by N.W.A: Album Samples, Covers and Remixes

Rap & Hip-Hop

How Musicians Make Money — Or Don’t at All — in 2018

The buzziest word in music this year is the one that used to be the most utterly boring.<p>Copyright — ownership of songs and albums as creative works — …

YouTube Music

'Straight Outta Compton' Is the Most American Album of the 20th Century

Thirty years later, we remember how N.W.A Trojan Horsed gangsta rap into suburban homes.<p>After the smoke cleared—after the threatening letters from the FBI, after the police skirmishes at tour dates, after the millions of dollars were cashed and after MTV buckled under the weight of street …

Rap & Hip-Hop

Frank Zappa’s 1980s Appearances on The David Letterman Show

I’ve never been a huge fan of Frank Zappa’s music and gravitated more toward the bizarre yet bluesy sonic world of his sometime collaborator and …

David Letterman

Musicians Get Only 12 Percent of the Money the Music Industry Makes

Wall Street’s got its eyes on music this year, as a number of companies in the industry (Spotify earlier this year and smart speaker company Sonos …

Music Industry

New Study Shows Close Relationship Between Social Media & Music

A new study released Monday (Aug. 6) found that nine out of 10 social media users do a music-related activity within the framework of an app, …

Social Media

Stevie Wonder Rebukes Richard Nixon — And Creates A Classic

<b>Stevie Wonder</b> knew how to make a powerful political point <i>and</i> get it on the radio. When he sent out his scornful denunciation of the politicians of …

Universal Music

John Mayer: “When I’m playing on people’s sessions, I don’t bring an amp; I record all my guitars through my Akai MPC”

<b>John Mayer is no stranger to controversy - some guitarists simply refuse to get over his actually-pretty-good Strat-a-like with PRS, the</b> <b>Silver Sky</b> <b>-</b> …

Guitar

Beatles Fans Can Soon Visit the Liverpool Site That Inspired 'Strawberry Fields Forever'

Strawberry fields, as it turns out, aren’t always forever. The Liverpool children’s home that inspired the 1967 Beatles hit "Strawberry Fields …

Salvation Army

Outdated ways of listening to music, ranked

Not to be too "old man yells at cloud," but I realized the other day that the average freshman entering college this fall probably has no idea what …

Graduate School

Troy Carter, Spotify Liaison to Musicians, to Leave Company

Troy Carter, the executive in charge of Spotify Technology SA’s artist relations, will leave the company, injecting uncertainty into the streaming …

Market Capitalization

Who Is Ella Mai? The London Singer Just Topped The U.S. R&B Charts With "Boo'd Up"

It’s with deep regret that I inform you, Britain, that you’ve neglected a summer jam. A serious charge, I understand, but a charge backed by …

Paul McCartney

Now’s The Time To Celebrate The Genius Of Charlie Parker

Reissued in 1957 as <i>The Genius Of Charlie Parker, Vol.3: Now’s The Time</i>, with alternate takes of the original 10” LPs eight tracks, the original Verve …

Charlie Parker

The 10 Most Pioneering Reggae Producers Of All Time

The best reggae producers didn’t only pioneer new sounds and recording techniques, they ensured that Jamaica was recognised as a country capable of …

Behind the scenes with the biggest soul stars of the 70s

“Nobody will ever understand what fun we had,” says Bruce W Talamon about the decade he spent photographing the heyday of funk, R&B and soul music in America.<p>Between 1972 and 1982, this young and relatively inexperienced photographer from Los Angeles had almost unrestricted access to the biggest, …

Soul Music

'A Kid Named Cudi’ Is Still the Mixtape That Birthed 00s Rap’s Diverse Sound

Cudi encouraged a generation of kids to be open about their mental health, to be hopeful for the future, and to explore a range of genres.<p>Kid Cudi contains multitudes. He’s Mr “Solo Dolo”, the lonely stoner. He’s Kanye West’s younger brother, in the same way Ye saw himself as the sibling to Jay Z. …

Sound Matters: A History Of Legendary Recording Studios

When <b>The Beatles</b> were photographed in August 1969, striding over a <b>zebra crossing</b> in St John’s Wood, London, for the cover shot of <b>their album Abbey …

Universal Music

Mega-Manager Irving Azoff Grows Business With Diverse Portfolio

<i>Irving Azoff earned the following mention in</i> Variety’s <i>Music Mogul of the Year special. For more, including the cover story on Sean Combs, click …

American Experience

Article<p>1995 | Waterfalls by TLC<p>From the Collection: Songs of the Summer<p><i>Swimming upstream in mid-90s America.</i><p>By Katie Presley<p>The crucible of …

29TUNES | OutKast

OutKast’s blend of gritty Southern soul, fluid raps, and the low-slung funk of their Organized Noize production crew epitomized the Atlanta wing of …

Spotify is fine. But let's mourn the passing of CDs

Amoeba Music announced last month that it is downsizing, leaving its behemoth store on Sunset Boulevard after 17 years. It’s moving to a smaller spot nearby and turning part of its reduced floor space into a marijuana dispensary. Cue the laments of collectors who spent their rent money there on …

Music Industry

The Harder They Come: The Iconic Reggae Soundtrack That Still Packs A Punch

One of the greatest reggae compilations ever released, the <i>The Harder They Come</i> soundtrack was one of the albums that took the reggae various-artists …

12 Songwriters Who Penned Their Way to Stardom

When it comes to musical superstardom, it’s a common theory that a little bit of talent and a lot of luck is all it takes to get your name on a …

Rakim Performs 'Paid in Full' For NPR Tiny Desk Concert

Watch the hip hop pioneer dive into two Eric B. & Rakim classics, plus a new song from the second season of “Luke Cage.”