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Commentary: Time spent in quarantine helps listeners discover new music

Over the course of the unprecedented past few months, we have lost many simple joys. We lost the ability to connect with one another in person as we feared the unknown impact of the COVID-19 coronavirus. Within this darkness, I brought some life back into my 2020 by finding happiness in good music. Due to […]

How Music Could Become a Crucial Part of Your Sleep Hygiene

In the midst of a pandemic, sleep has never been more important—or more elusive. Studies have shown that a full night’s sleep is one of the best defenses in protecting your immune system. But since the spread of COVID-19 began, people around the world are going to bed later and sleeping worse; tales of terrifying […]

Detail, Music Producer Known for Beyonce’s ‘Drunk In Love,’ Arrested on Multiple Sexual Assault Charges

Music producer Detail was arrested Wednesday by the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department after 15 sexual assault charges and five separate felony assault charges were filed against him five days earlier. The producer is being held on bail of $6.3 million. Detail, whose real name is Noel Fisher, has worked with such artists as Jay-Z, Nicki […]

Paul McCartney says he sued The Beatles to save the band’s music

Paul McCartney said that the misconception that he broke The Beatles up persists today and that “the only way” he could “save” the group’s music was to sue his former bandmates. “I was thought to be the guy who broke The Beatles up and the b—— who sued his mates. And, believe me, I bought […]

Smithsonian Folkways brings global music to K-12 classrooms through UNC World View

UNC World View has partnered with Smithsonian Folkways, the nonprofit record label of the Smithsonian Institution, to distribute free educational materials that incorporate global music into K-12 classrooms.   A University of North Carolina at Chapel Hillpublic service program dedicated to developing global educators, UNC World View created thematerials as a part of its Global MusicFellows program.TwelvefellowsfromthroughoutNorth Carolina integrated the music of Abigail Washburn, Andrew W. Mellon FoundationDiscoveryThrough Iterative Learning Fellowat Carolina Performing Arts,and […]

How Maluma Became One of Music’s Hottest Acts — and Why He’s Headed to Hollywood Next

For the 2020 Power of Young Hollywood Issue, Variety profiled three young stars making an impact in the entertainment industry. For more, click here.  How do you know you’ve made it in the music business? When Madonna gives you her cellphone number — that’s one sign. For Maluma, that moment arrived in 2018 at the MTV […]

The Music That Made Laraaji

Laraaji’s power is out. For someone who signs his emails with the word “light”—and who’s known for his love of orange clothes, a color he describes as “energizing”—it’s odd to imagine him sitting in the shadows. From his home in Harlem, the pillar of the New Age movement speaks carefully into his cell phone, pausing […]

3 Boston music groups thinking outside the Zoom box

In early March, North End Music and Performing Arts Center (NEMPAC) was almost done casting its annual main stage opera, Rossini’s “The Barber of Seville.” It was intended as homage to the North End’s history of artisans and craftsmanship, with a new bilingual Italian-Spanish libretto that nodded to the Seville setting as well as the […]

Gojira Debut New Single And Music Video, ‘Another World’

BARCELONA, SPAIN – JUNE 01: Joe Duplantier of Gojira performs in concert during day 2 of Primavera … [+] Sound 2017 on June 1, 2017 in Barcelona, Spain. (Photo by Xavi Torrent/WireImage) WireImage To put it simply, there are few bands in the heavy music scene that have garnered the same level of critical praise […]

Google Play Music to shut down starting in September, will disappear by December

Google’s plans to wind down its Google Play Music service in favor of the company’s newer YouTube Music have been known for some time. But Google this week has given users a deadline on making the switch. The company says YouTube Music will fully replace Google Play Music in December 2020, at which point Google […]