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Peloton is being sued for using music without permission in its video fitness classes

Several members of the National Music Publishers Association (NMPA) have collectively filed a lawsuit against fitness startup Peloton today, seeking over $150 million in damages. The complaint, filed by Downtown Music Publishing, Ultra Music, and eight other publishing groups, says that Peloton has been using their musical works for years in its workout videos without […]

In Music and in Life, Tamaryn Dreams in the Dark

“I thought I was quitting touring to settle down and get a trade and then it’s like, no, I’m literally dressed as a mermaid singing ‘Life on Mars,’” she said. At the same time, she was mourning her friend, the celebrity photographer Matt Irwin, who died by suicide in 2016. “The last conversation I had […]

Vive Le Numérique: French Music Market Tops $834M as Streaming Finally Bests CDs

France has officially joined neighboring Germany and Spain in the streaming takeover. The nation’s music industry body, SNEP, released its annual report this week showing a modest 1.8 percent bump in overall revenue across recorded music, totalling €735 million ($834 million) — locking down a third consecutive year of growth. The combination of a 20.6 […]

Pandora now lets you change its algorithm for selecting music

Pandora is giving listeners more control over what songs their customized radio stations play with a new feature called Pandora Modes. Pandora’s classic algorithm has long chosen what plays when you start up a new artist station, but these alternative modes let you switch to other types of curation for different experiences. Modes work better […]

Myspace loses 12 years’ worth of music uploaded to the site – up to 50 million songs

Once-prominent social networking site Myspace has admitted to losing over a decade’s worth of music uploaded to the site – potentially up to 50 million songs.  The issue originally gained traction on Reddit, when users noted they couldn’t play or download music. Eventually, users spotted an apology in a post from Myspace. “As a result […]

J.H. Kwabena Nketia, 97, Pre-eminent Scholar of African Music, Dies

Robert Farris Thompson, a professor emeritus of art history at Yale University, wrote in an email that Dr. Nketia was “one of the finest scholars in all of post-colonial Africa,” adding, “He showed that the African history of music was a sacred tradition revealed.” Joseph Hanson Kwabena Nketia was born on June 22, 1921, in […]

Grime music is being ‘stifled’, MPs say

Image copyright DIY Gang Entertainment Image caption Croydon-born rapper ShaoDow told MPs he’d had difficulty staging gigs Grime music faces significant challenges because of discrimination against urban acts, MPs have said. Despite the success of Stormzy, Dave and Skepta, it is often difficult for grime acts to play live, they said. Licensing authorities and police […]

I Prevail Release ‘Paranoid’ Music Video

I Prevail have just released a music video for their new Trauma song “Paranoid.” It’s the third single to arrive from the soon-to-be-released record and again tackles the subjects of mental health and inner battles. In the video, singer Brian Burkheiser plays a surgeon who just ingested the wrong pill by mistake. He’s called into a critical […]

Music: Spring Prelude

Submitted Photo Hyerim Mapp is looking forward to performing in Roswell. Free concert at Anderson Museum of Contemporary Art By Christina Stock Vision Editor Two outstanding musicians, Hyerim Mapp and Soojin Jin bring their talents to the Spring Prelude concert at the Anderson Museum of Contemporary Art, 409 E. College Blvd., March 20 at 6:30 […]

Mountains and Music Merge at WinterWonderGrass

THOSE SPRING SPECTACULARS… and summertime extravaganzas? The music festivals that last two days, at least, but sometimes three or four? The ones with a whole section devoted to food, or wine, or art? How they do amaze, and astound, and attract attendees who not only want to catch a favorite band, or five, but also […]