Posts tagged "music"

Taylor Swift Denounces The New Apple Music Streaming Service

Taylor Swift thinks that Apple Music’s new streaming service at $9.99 a month – similar to a Netflix to music type of deal – is unfair to musicians.

Swift took to her Tumblr to write an “open letter” to Apple, admonishing them for this new business move. She thinks that the free trial…

By: Katrin Higher / June 21, 2015

Hilary Duff Recorded An Acoustic Version Of “Tattoo” In Her Backyard

“Tattoo” is one of the more emotional songs on Hilary Duff’s new album Breathe In. Breathe Out., so she decided to take things up a notch by recording a stripped-down acoustic session in her own backyard, joined by a kickass guitarist who remains awkwardly nameless.

Last I heard, Hilary was living in Brooklyn, and if…

By: Claire Hannum / June 18, 2015

That Rumored Kylie Jenner Album Is Really Happening!

Remember when the internet briefly theorized that Kylie Jenner was working on a rap single with Iggy Azalea and Tyga and she fervently denied it? Despair no more, because that single is real, as is an entire album to go along with it.

According to Us Weekly, Kylie’s secret album is being produced by…

By: Claire Hannum / June 12, 2015

Meet The Iraqi Cellist Who Plays At Baghdad Explosion Sites

Karim Wasfi, accomplished conductor of the Iraqi National Symphony Orchestra, has begun sharing music outside concert hall walls – these days, he plays at the sites of explosions in his hometown of Baghdad. He told NPR’s Morning Edition that he does this as a form of resistance:
“This was an action respecting the souls

By: Claire Hannum / June 8, 2015

Watch The Broadway Casts Of The Lion King And Aladdin Have An Airport Sing-Off

If only every flight delay looked like this!

By: Claire Hannum / June 5, 2015

It’s “Ode To Billie Joe” Day, So Let’s Hear It For Bobbie Gentry

It was the third of June, another sleepy, dusty delta day…

This is, of course, the opening to Bobbie Gentry’s “Ode To Billie Joe” — and the first thing that popped into my head this morning when I woke up this morning and saw what day it was. The day Billie Joe McCallister jumped…

By: Robyn Pennacchia / June 3, 2015

This Lovely Video Offers A Tender Look At Life And Grief

Who knew a video about balls of yarn could be so emotional?

By: Claire Hannum / June 3, 2015

Here’s Original Voice Of Pocahontas Singing “Colors Of The Wind” In Different Styles

Actress Judy Kuhn has been nominated for four Tony awards, but her real claim to fame in millennials’ hearts is her stint as the singing voice of Pocahontas in the 1995 Disney film. Kuhn is currently starring in the Broadway musical Fun Home, based on the graphic memoir by Alison Bechdel, but she took a break from her leading lady duties to…

By: Claire Hannum / May 29, 2015

Meet Damon C. Scott, The Subway Busker With A #1 Hit

If you’ve spent any time on the internet in the past few years, you probably recognize Damon C. Scott, whose viral vocals on the New York City subway have been uploaded to YouTube more times than anyone can count. He’s known for his stirring cover of Adele’s “Someone Like You,” but what most YouTube viewers don’t see…

By: Claire Hannum / May 26, 2015

Drake & Beyoncé Collab On New Leaked Track, “Can I”

Last night, “Can I,” a song reportedly from Drake’s forthcoming album, Views From the Six, leaked online and it features none other than makes-everything-better-Beyoncé. The song appears to be unfinished, or it’s just a really, really parred down sound, and all Bey is asked to do is repeatedly ask, “Can I, baby?” as Drake intones, “Before I turn the light…

By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / May 21, 2015

Here’s 11-Year-Old Hayden Panettiere Singing Britney Hits In Pleather Pants

Before Hayden Panettiere started singing for a living on “Nashville,” she was an 11-year-old child actress who was apparently determined to show the world that acting wasn’t her only talent. In 1999, she made this glorious appearance on “The Rosie O’Donnell Show” and shimmied her way into our hearts, all while wearing on-trend-at-the-time (and maybe still today?)…

By: Claire Hannum / May 15, 2015

Hilary Duff’s “Sparks” Music Video Is About Tinder And Nothing Else

So that’s why she filmed her Tinder dates!

By: Claire Hannum / May 14, 2015

Iggy Azalea & Britney Spears’ New “Pretty Girls” Video Is Bonkers

Featuring Iggy as an alien, naturally.

By: Claire Hannum / May 13, 2015

Snoop Dogg, Pharrell & Stevie Wonder Collaborated On A Song Because Why Not

Well, here’s Snoop’s new single “California Roll,” featuring Pharrell and Stevie Wonder. To me it sounds more like a hodgepodge of three different songs, but I appreciate Stevie’s unmistakable presence if nothing else. Pharrell, I don’t really know what to say about you. The song is on Snoop’s new album Bush, which will be out next…

By: Claire Hannum / May 6, 2015
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