Monthly archives: June, 2017

Jay Z’s New Album ‘4:44’ Is Here

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  You already know what day it is. Jay Z’s 13th studio album, 4:44, has officially dropped. The anticipation surrounding the 47-year-old’s new—and mysterious—album has been building for weeks. It all started in early June with the release of cryptic ads that featured nothing more than the figure “4:44.” After the internet began sleuthing, it was discovered that Jay’s streaming service…


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How Your Choice Of Music Affects Productivity

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  Imagine movies or TV shows without music. No music to cue the scenes or to add the suspense, the drama, the romance, etc. It’s hard, right? Music, for sure, makes the world more colorful. It adds life and personality to everyday things. It’s regarded as one of the achievements of the human creativity. Music…


Metro Boomin Is Partnering With Republic Records and Universal Music Group To Launch His Own Label

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  Metro Boomin has announced the official launch of his label, Boominati Worldwide. The label, which Metro first announced in February, was formed in partnership with Republic Records and Universal Music Group and will facilitate his own releases, as well as output from future signees. The producer’s solo debut single, “No Complaints,” featuring Drake and Offset, served as his…


SPOTIFY TURNS A PLAYLIST BRAND INTO A CONCERT SERIES WITH RAPCAVIAR LIVE

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  In tandem with Live Nation, Spotify is launching a six-date US hip-hop concert series called RapCaviar Live ‘featuring the heaviest hitters and hottest emerging artists in rap’. According to official Spotify stats from the end of last year, RapCaviar is the company’s second biggest global playlist behind Today’s Top Hits. The RapCaviar Live series…


The Problem with A-B’ing and Why Neil Young is Right about Sound Quality.

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  With news of Neil Young pushing to get studio quality audio out to the consumer, it occurred to me that it would be good to get some perspective on how we go about comparing audio quality.  One of the most problematic issues surrounding audio quality and file resolution these days has been that, more and more,…


Diddy’s Bad Boy Documentary Available on Apple Music

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Can’t Stop, Won’t Stop: The Bad Boy Story is now streaming exclusively on the platform Diddy’s Bad Boy Entertainment documentary, Can’t Stop, Won’t Stop: The Bad Boy Story, is now available on Apple Music. Stream it here. He originally premiered the film at the 2017 Tribeca Film Festival, and performed with Bad Boy roster members…


This Is Why Apple Wants to Hit the Reset Button on Music

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Apple Inc. (AAPL) wants a reset. Apple is negotiating lower licensing fees with the country’s three major labels as part of a wider royalty agreement covering its streaming service, Apple Music, and its download platform, iTunes, according to a person familiar with the talks. Its existing contracts are due to lapse at the end of…


Spotify test rents playlist slots to music labels

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Only if you’re a free listener, however. Spotify is already letting labels determine what you’re allowed to play on its free tier. Now, however, it’s giving labels the chance to insert songs of their own. TechCrunch has confirmed that Spotify is testing a “Sponsored Song” program that slips tracks into playlists you follow, and possibly…


Nostalgia drives surge in the music of gaming

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PARIS — The electronic beeps and squawks of “Tetris,” “Donkey Kong” and other generation-shaping games that you may never have thought of as musical are increasingly likely to be playing at a philharmonic concert hall near you. From the “ping … ping” of Atari’s 1972 ground-breaking paddle game “Pong,” the sounds, infectious ditties and, with…