Daily Archives: March 8, 2017

VAJRA Announce Co-Headlining, To The Ends of the Earth 2017 US Tour with KRASHKARMA

New York based Progressive Rock/Gypsy Metal Band VAJRA has announced that they will be joining Alternative Metal duo KRASHKARMA on their co-headlining To The Ends of the Earth 2017 Tour. Launching March 24 at Burt’s …Read More

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She Must Burn Discusses the Trails and Tribulations of the Grimoire!

She Must Burn, a symphonic female fronted act, released a dark self-titled debut EP, in early 2015. Since then though the band has expanded and developed, going on to write and record the follow and …Read More

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Peermusic And Hamshore Tang Win Lawsuit Against Chinese Label YY

Chinese Court Ruled That YY Should Immediately Cease The Infringement Of The Work’s Mechanical, Performance And Digital Rights http://feeds.feedburner.com/musicdish-complete

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See Madonna's Stylish International Women's Day Short Film

Madonna unveiled a short film called Her-Story in honor of International Women’s Day on Wednesday. Photographers Luigi and Iango teamed with Vogue Germany to make the stylish film, which the pop icon revealed on Facebook and captioned as “a film dedicated to all women who fight for freedom!”

The clip opens with a voiceover from the pop artist. “Welcome to the revolution of love, to our refusal as women to accept this new age of tyranny,” she states. “Where not just women are in danger, but all marginalized people, where being uniquely different might truly be considered a crime. The revolution starts here.”

Unfolding in eight chapters, the black-and-white visuals depict the singer confidently strolling with two dogs down an alley like a mob boss dressed in authoritative garb as she surveys the territory. She’s later joined by a posse of equally defiant-looking women. Other scenes feature emotive interpretive dancing and religious imagery contrasted against oppressive backdrops. Soon, the pop icon appears with wings rising above the fray.

A banner reads “We should all be feminists” and the film ends with the message “Women’s rights are human rights.”

The video features songs from composer David Chalmin, Madonna (“Virgin Mary”) and Libby Larkin (“Billy Goat”), who also appears and sings in the film.

Madonna also teamed with Beyoncé, Coldplay, John Legend and other artists to sign an open letter for gender equality to mark International Women’s Day.

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Beyonce, Madonna, Coldplay Pen Letter for International Women's Day

Beyoncé, Madonna, Coldplay and John Legend are among the artists to sign an open letter marking International Women’s Day in this “critical moment in history.”

“Recent legislation and rhetoric have put decades of progress for girls and women at risk,” the signees wrote in the open letter on behalf of Global Citizen and Chime for Change.

“All over the world, women are on the frontlines fighting for our future. Yet millions of girls and women are still denied basic equal rights. And recent policies and appointments in the United States jeopardize its position as a global leader and positive role model on human rights. We stand together to say, in a voice louder than ever, that fighting for gender equality is the emergency and the opportunity of our time.”

Actresses like Julia Roberts, Freida Pinto, Jada Pinkett-Smith, Dakota Johnson and Salma Hayek, who co-founded Chime for Change with Beyoncé, also signed the letter, which also demand gender equality.

“This is about hearing a call – to join us wherever you are. About raising an alarm – drawing attention where there is work to be done. And about celebrating – those who are already showing us, against impossible odds, what is possible,” they continued.

“We believe that connection empowers us. That every voice matters. That each one of us is needed to achieve change. We believe we can do extraordinary things when we come together.”

Beyoncé helped found the Chime for Change female empowerment organization in 2013; that same year, a concert in support of that effort featured Beyoncé, Madonna, Legend, Jennifer Lopez, Jay Z, Florence and the Machine and more.

Coldplay’s Chris Martin is also heavily involved in Global Citizen, signing up to curate the organization’s annual super-concert until 2030.

Read the entire open letter below:

We have reached a critical moment in history. Recent legislation and rhetoric have put decades of progress for girls and women at risk.

In 2013, we joined with CHIME FOR CHANGE to convene, unite and strengthen the voices speaking out for girls and women around the world. Today, we find ourselves under threat of seeing a generation’s worth of hard-won gains reversed.

All over the world, women are on the frontlines fighting for our future. Yet millions of girls and women are still denied basic equal rights. And recent policies and appointments in the United States jeopardize its position as a global leader and positive role model on human rights.

We stand together to say, in a voice louder than ever, that fighting for gender equality is the emergency and the opportunity of our time.

With every generation, our story has spread wider, become more familiar. The voices telling it braver, more powerful. But our story is far from over.

This is about hearing a call – to join us wherever you are. About raising an alarm – drawing attention where there is work to be done. And about celebrating – those who are already showing us, against impossible odds, what is possible.

We believe that connection empowers us. That every voice matters. That each one of us is needed to achieve change. We believe we can do extraordinary things when we come together.

We fight for education. For health. For justice. For every girl. Every woman. Everywhere. We fight for our future. Because none of us can move forward if half of us are held back.

Join us, and take action for gender equality at globalcitizen.org/IWD2017

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Watch Freddie Gibbs Wander Desert in 'Crushed Glass' Video

Freddie Gibbs unveiled his video for “Crushed Glass,” the rapper’s first new song since his acquittal on sexual assault charges in September 2016.

In the video, the rapper wakes up disoriented in the middle of the desert, where he spends the bulk of the video aimlessly walking. Quick cuts at the start of the video hint at some drug activity Gibbs was engaging in, and by the end of “Crushed Glass,” it’s revealed his desert sojourn is just a dream he’s having while incarcerated alone behind bars.

The rapper also hints at his ordeal in 2016 – where he spent four months in an Austrian jail while facing rape charges – with lyrics like “I just beat a rape case/ Groupie bitch I never fucked/ Tried to give me 10 for some pussy that I never touched … Been around the world jail system like a slave trade/ Nigga got me in this foreign prison like a monkey in a cage.”

“Crushed Glass” is the first single off Gibbs’ upcoming You Only Live 2wice, the follow-up to 2015’s Shadow of the Doubt. The album arrives March 31st.

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Flashback: Nelson Hit Number One With 'Love and Affection'

The end of the 1980s was supposed to mark the end of hair metal, but that’s not quite how it worked out. In 1990, Motley Crue were still packing arenas and the radio was full of songs like Poison’s “Unskinny Bop,” Warrant’s “Cherry Pie” and Bon Jovi’s “Blaze of Glory.” Record labels thought the genre had plenty of life left, which is why they poured big money into new acts like Nelson, a duo consisting of Ricky Nelson’s twin sons Matthew and Gunnar. Their debut single “(Can’t Live Without Your) Love and Affection” hit Number One on the Hot 100 on September 29th, 1990, knocking down “Release Me” by Wilson Phillips.

MTV put the video into heavy rotation. It shows the brothers sitting in a dusty basement. Gunnar lusts after a model on the cover of Vogue, while Matthew works on a new guitar riff. He convinces his brother to put the magazine down and join him on a catchy new tune. It instantly whisks them off to a fantasy world of white pianos, women dancing around in bikinis and a sky made out of pastel sheets. By the end snow is falling upwards as the scene fades back to the basement. They walk out, but Gunnar goes back to grab the magazine.

The huge success of the song and the follow-up “After the Rain” briefly shot Nelson into the big time. In the most 1990 pairing imaginable, Matthew even dated Bobbie Brown, the blonde bombshell from the “Cherry Pie” video. (She didn’t have very nice things to say about the brothers in her tell-all book Dirty Rocker Boys.) But as the year wound down, a new band called Mookie Blaylock started playing tiny clubs in Seattle. They’d change their names to Pearl Jam early the following year, right around the time their fellow Seattle act Nirvana began recording Nevermind.

Nelson had little in common with hair metal acts like Motley Crue – besides long locks and a penchant for power ballads and blonde video vixens – but it didn’t matter. Songs like “(Can’t Live Without Your) Love and Affection” sounded 100 years old by the time “Smells Like Teen Spirit” and “Even Flow” hit the radio. A label battle meant that Nelson didn’t even release their second album until 1995. That five-year gap might as well have been 50 years. Grunge was basically over, but they didn’t fit into a world of Green Day, Weezer and Smashing Pumpkins either. The album didn’t even crack the Billboard 200. They’ve spent the past few years recording country albums and playing tribute concerts to their father.

“I’m at a place now – like my dad sang, ‘You can’t please everyone, so you have to please yourself’ – where I don’t give a shit what other people think,” Matthew told Rolling Stone Country in 2015. “I’m going to do what I love to do and if people dig it, it’s great.”

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Hear Young M.A's Bravado in New Song 'Hot Sauce'

Emerging Brooklyn rapper Young M.A‘s new song “Hot Sauce” features a haunted keyboard loop, trumpet blasts and a snaking trap beat. “I’m in an Audi with some slippers and some socks on/ Doin’ 95 just to piss a cop off,” the emcee brags. 

After building buzz with a series of early freestyles, Young M.A broke through in 2016 with her hit single “Ooouuu,” which peaked at Number 19 on the Billboard Hot 100. Rolling Stone named the drowsy cut the 11th best song of the year.

Young M.A is planning to release a new EP, Herstory, by the end of March, The Fader reports. The release will function as a “warm-up” for her debut LP, Her Story in the Making. In September, she told Rolling Stone that the album chronicles “how long I’ve been grinding and working, and chasing this dream since I was a kid.”

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American Music Abroad Night in New York City

Poster for American Music Abroad Night in New York CityNEW YORK, March 8, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — The Association of American Voices is proud to present an evening dedicated to American Music Abroad (AMA), a program designed to communicate America’s rich musical contributions to the global music scene as it fosters cross-cultural communication…

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Watch Bill Murray, Paul Shaffer's Gleeful 'Happy Street' Animated Video

Paul Shaffer and Bill Murray take a joyous walk down “Happy Street” in the animated video for the lead single off the former Late Show bandleader’s new LP.

The Jay Marks-directed video features Murray and Shaffer strolling through a city with Murray as Pied Piper, as other city dwellers joined in on the song. The video hints at both Murray and Shaffer’s careers, with each frame packed with in-jokes. In quick bar scene alone, for example, there’s a sign for Venkman & Sons’ Pharmacy (named after Murray’s Ghostbusters character), bottles of Tripper Pale Ale (named after Murray’s Meatballs counselor) and a TV set showing The Late Show.

Shaffer and Murray have a long history of collaborating together, dating back to Murray’s Nick the Lounge Singer on Saturday Night Live. Murray was a frequent guest of David Letterman’s Late Show when Shaffer was the band leader, and Shaffer served as musical director for the actor’s A Very Murray Christmas Netflix special.

“Happy Street” will feature on Paul Shaffer and the World’s Most Dangerous Band’s upcoming self-titled LP, due out March 17th, The album, Shaffer’s first since 1989’s Coast to Coast, also features contributions from Jenny Lewis, Darius Rucker, Dion, Shaggy and more.

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