Fans Ride Synthwave Back to the ’80s

Fans Ride Synthwave Back to the ’80s

Currently in production after a successful Indiegogo fundraising campaign, Spanish filmmaker Iván Castell’s Rise of the Synths is a documentary about the cult movement that’s grown around ’80s era synthesizer music. The project gets the second of  two EP releases from Lakeshore Records’s Bandcamp. Rise of the Synths EP 2 features tracks from Gunship, Power Glove, Com Truise, Robert Parker, Waveshaper and […]

‘Cars 3’

The Eagles “Take it to The Limit” pumps the Cars 3 trailer over the finish line for Walt Disney Studios’ June 16 Pixar release, featuring a score composed and conducted by Randy Newman. The studio’s well-crafted one-liner reads: “Blindsided by a new generation blazing-fast racers, the legendary Lightning McQueen teams up with tech-savvy trainer Cruz Ramirez to […]

Pandora Gets Sirius Suitor to Put a Ring On It

Pandora Gets Sirius Suitor to Put a Ring On It

It’s official. Sirius has reached an agreement to invest $480 million in Pandora, purchasing a 19 percent stake in the streaming music service. The satellite radio service had been circling Pandora for some time, prompting rumors of an outright purchase. This agreement, which will take weeks to conclude, is the best of both worlds for Padora, guaranteeing […]

Playlists – Art and Science

Playlists – Art and Science

Pitchfork plumbed the depths of playlists, providing a fascinating insight on music marketing and analytics. Record labels are eager to hire those who have established track records of peer-to-peer playlist popularity. “I can see a time coming when the playlist creator becomes just as important an element in the process as the artists being featured,” Spotify […]

Dominican Bassist Plucks Grammy Scholarship

Dominican Bassist Plucks Grammy Scholarship

Ernesto Núñez, a 22-year-old electric bass player from the Dominican Republic, has been awarded the Miguel Bosé Scholarship by the Latin Grammy Cultural Foundation. The award, which has a maximum value of $200,000 over four years, was presented today at Berklee College of Music in Boston, where Núñez plans to earn a bachelor’s degree in contemporary writing […]

BuzzAngle Shazams Data

BuzzAngle Shazams Data

Analytics firm BuzzAngle Music is integrating global data from Shazam, one of the world’s most popular apps. The agreement is a coup for BuzzAngle Music, marking the first time Shazam data is available in a comprehensive analytics platform. The data provided from Shazam includes the number of Shazams for every song within a given market and country, […]

Apple Music Tops 27 Million and other WWDC news

Apple Music Tops 27 Million and other WWDC news

Apple Music has topped the 27 million subscriber mark, announcing the benchmark at the Apple Worldwide Developers Conference today at the San Jose Convention Center. That’s a 7 million improvement over December, when the company announced it had achieved 20 million paying subscribers in the two years since the service launched, a 35 percent improvement in the second […]

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