Just the other day I was commuting home on a crowded LIRR peak express train when a stranger sitting next to me refused to get off at his stop without first commenting on my lightning speed texting technique.
Amidst declining music sales, many record label executives, artists and outside observers have claimed that the current system of streaming music for free is broken, unsustainable, and -- according to Björk -- "insane." But is it really? When we get down to the economics of it, the short answer is, no.
With a steady body of work under their belt over the past couple decades, Jaga Jazzist recently released their newest album Starfire on the renowned Ninja Tune Records imprint.
Why am I here? Why are you here? Is it because we have so many forces, foods, friends and flings to which to say "yes," or "no" to? To love or hate?
A few weeks ago I was visiting a friend in Los Angeles who had recently retired after a lifetime of working in the music industry. Before my visit I had spotted her in a documentary film about an iconic recording session in the 1980s with some of the top names in the business.
The score for Dexter is so popular all eight seasons have released individual soundtracks and Licht has performed the music in concert before live audiences
In the wake of unspeakable terror, unthinkable violence, I am grateful for the way musicians allow themselves to feel called to put in a pin in the hustle for a livelihood and, instead, turn their gifts into opportunities to shift thought and make meaning out of what is unfathomable.
In short, music brings people together -- and that's part of 1BAND 1BRAND's latest mission. In an effort to unite artist and brand communities, the company, along with co-sponsors GYK Antler, WeWork and GIMME DANGER! recently launched a series of live events across the country to "champion creative collaborations."
You don't need scientific research to tell you that listening to music can quiet your mind and help you relax. But here it is anyway.
It's nearly impossible to be on a train, fly on a plane or walk down the street without spotting the iconic "b" logo. Beats has been extremely successful in marketing its headphones and now enjoys large market appeal. But with a sky-high retail price of $199, is there more to Beats than meets the eye?
It's a Sunday morning ritual seven years running: I go to my local farmers' market, come home with fresh food, make breakfast for family and friends, and play some Sunday morning blues. Welcome to Kitchen Table Blues, a weekly gathering of good people giving thanks for the blues.
On Your Feet!, the musical of the life and music of Gloria and Emilio Estefan now playing at the Oriental Theatre through July 5, reminds me of one of my favorite lessons: You are never going to be any better than yourself. And the moment you change who you are for someone else, you disempower yourself.
Sometimes artistry and insanity are so intertwined you can't distinguish them. That was the challenge for singer Nina Simone; dealing with worldwide fame and a madness she couldn't shake.
The Brooklyn Museum is hosting the CaribBEING's Heritage Film Series produced by Shelley Worrell as part of New York's observation of Caribbean Heritage Month. On closing night, on Sunday, June 28 2015, the critically claimed musical documentary, PAN! Our Music Odyssey will make its grand premiere, at 2 pm.
Cholo goth duo Prayers are blazing hot right now, shifting their universe onto a higher plane, making their dreams reality and taking their fans with them into virtual reality.