Universal Music

Ella Fitzgerald’s Centenary – Just Why Is She So Important?

Born 100 years ago today, in 1917, if not quite at the dawn of the recorded music era, then during its infancy, <b>Ella Fitzgerald</b> has done more than …

Jazz

Lady Antebellum Heading For ‘Heart Break’ With New Album

After their solo projects of last year, chart-topping country trio <b>Lady Antebellum</b> will return with their sixth regular studio album <i>Heart Break</i> for …

Music

Ten Things You Need To Know About Ella Fitzgerald

According to Mel Torme “”She was the best singer on the planet.<p>Fifteen-year-old Ella, she was born in April 1917, hated her Harlem school and skipped …

Jazz

Klaus Voormann And Genesis Publications Announce ‘Revolver 50: The Collage Series’

Fifty years after winning his Grammy Award for designing the cover for The Beatles’ seminal <i>Revolver</i> album, artist Klaus Voorman is returning to the …

Albums

Spotify strikes licensing deal with Merlin in step towards IPO

Spotify has struck a multi-year licensing deal with the digital rights agency that represents more than 20,000 independent record labels, the latest …

Music Industry

How Rod Stewart Went From King Of The Mods To Great American Songbook Crooner

Wake up, reader, Rod has got something to say to you. It may seem like a long and unlikely journey from king of the mods to pop’s prime exponent of</b> …

Rock & Roll

Concord Launches Craft Recordings With John Coltrane & Thelonious Monk’s Vinyl Collection

Concord Bicycle Music have announced the establishment of a new reissue label, Craft Recordings. On 26 May 2017, a deluxe vinyl edition of John …

Jazz

Tori Amos Announces New Album ‘Native Invader’ And European Tour Dates

Tori Amos is set to release a new album on 8 September 2017. Her 15th studio set, the new record is entitled <i>Native Invader</i> and is the follow-up to …

Music

Neil Young’s Xstream Streaming Service Will Offer Music “As High Quality As Your Internet Can Handle”

Neil Young has announced that his own company Pono has just finalised its own hi-fi music streaming service, known as Xstream.<p>According to reports, a …

Music Industry

Diana Krall Bathes In ‘Moonglow’ From ‘Turn Up The Quiet’ Album

As we've <b>previously written</b> with great anticipation on uDiscover, jazz stylist <b>Diana Krall</b> returns with her 13th studio album, to be titled <i>Turn Up The</i> …

Music

PlaceBowie 12” Hits Stores For Record Store Day 2017

One of the most hotly anticipated releases from this year's treasure trove of +500 Record Store Day 2017 exclusives just became a little more special …

Music

One Drumming Giant Salutes Another, On Tony Allen’s Art Blakey EP

The highly revered drummer Tony Allen will release an EP in tribute to another master of the art on 19 May. That's when Blue Note will issue Allen's <i>A</i> …

Music

‘Exodus’: How Bob Marley Survived A Shooting To Record His Greatest Triumph

If any album could be declared <b>Bob Marley</b>’s masterpiece, it is <b>Exodus</b>. Recorded during a period of exile in London in the aftermath of a gun attack on …

Rock & Roll

Good Times In Boogie Wonderland, As Earth, Wind & Fire & Chic Tour Together

Two of the most-loved groups of the disco era, Earth, Wind & Fire and Chic featuring Nile Rodgers, will tour North American arenas together this …

Live Music

Bob Marley And An International Turning Point

It’s hard to think that there was ever a time when <b>Bob Marley</b> was not a major international name, but 27 September, 1975 — fully 11 years after the …

Music

Queens Of The Stone Age Complete Brand New Studio Album

Queens Of The Stone Age have confirmed in a Facebook post that they have completed work on an all-new studio album.<p>As the post explains, the band …

Music

Biopic Of 1977 Lynyrd Skynyrd Tragedy Begins Filming

Variety reports that filming will begin in Los Angeles today (24) on the biopic <i>Street Survivors: The True Story of the Lynyrd Skynyrd Plane Crash.</i> …

Lynyrd Skynyrd

reDiscover Grand Funk’s ‘We’re An American Band’

Versatile, virtuosic and blessed with a formidable work ethic, renowned arena-rockers <b>Grand Funk Railroad</b> rapidly rose to prominence. Formed in Flint, …

Music

Dire Straits Serve The First Taste Of ‘Brothers In Arms’

The first song from what would become one of the great album phenomena of all time, <i>Brothers In Arms</i>, popped its head into the British singles chart …

Music

So What Makes Iggy Pop Iconic?

“Lock Up Your Daughters, <b>Iggy</b>’s Here,” ran a Melody Maker headline in 1972, and not all that much has changed. Iggy Pop, born James Osterberg on 21 …

Music

A 1991 ‘Flashpoint’ For The Rolling Stones

The live album catalogue of <b>the Rolling Stones</b> is bigger than most bands ever amass with studio releases. It's a collection that spreads from 1966's</i> …

Music

52 Years, 60 Members: Savoy Brown Keep Rocking

Kim Simmonds, co-founder of British blues-rock staples Savoy Brown, has been talking about his remarkable 52 years at the helm of the fast-moving …

Music

Diana Ross’s Landmark ‘diana’ Chic Mix Lands On Vinyl

It was the dawn of the 80s, the <b>Bee Gees</b> and Chic were burning up the airwaves and <b>Diana Ross</b> was looking to turn her sound “upside down" after hanging …

Music

In Memory Of Prince

The death of Prince at his recording studio, Paisley Park, on 21 April, 2016 robbed us of an irreplaceable, world-class artist. The hugely …

Music

The Great American Songbook, Volume 3: Top 11 Country

The endless romantic allure of <b>The Great American Songbook</b> makes its compositions adaptable to many styles of music, from blues to <b>soul</b> to <b>jazz</b>. But …

Music

reDiscover Beastie Boys’ ‘Check Your Head’

If 1991 was the year that punk (albeit rebranded as grunge) finally went mainstream, then 1992 was the year that the grunge takeover was complete. …

Rap & Hip-Hop

reDiscover ‘Music From Big Pink’

Both individually and collectively, the members of <b>The Band</b> (Robbie Robertson, Rick Danko, Levon Helm, Garth Hudson and Richard Manuel) had had a …

Rock & Roll

Death Of Cuba Gooding, Sr, Frontman Of 1970s Soul Mainstays Main Ingredient

Soul frontman Cuba Gooding, Sr, former lead vocalist with 1970s hitmakers the Main Ingredient and father of Oscar-winning actor Cuba Gooding, Jr, …

Music

Alan Lomax Recordings Now Accessible On Digital Jukebox Site

Famed American folklorist and ethnomusicologist Alan Lomax dedicated his life to archiving and sharing traditional music from around the world and …

Music

The Four Seasons’ Motown Surprise

By the early 1970s, the Four Seasons seemed to have reached the end of the line as a commercial force. The New Jersey group’s fantastic track record …

Music