Daily Archives: September 25, 2017

PRETTY WOMAN: THE MUSICAL Comes To Broadway Via Chicago

http://rockbands.net/wp-content/blogs.dir/3/files/2017/09/PRETTY_WOMAN_Logo.jpg?p=captionNEW YORK, Sept. 26, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — Producer Paula Wagner announces a new musical based on one of the most beloved romantic comedies of all time, Garry Marshall’s PRETTY WOMAN, which arrives on Broadway following its World Premiere stage production in Chicago in the spring of 2018….


Luxury Las Vegas Magazine's 14th Anniversary

www.reviewjournal.com (PRNewsFoto/Las Vegas Review-Journal)LAS VEGAS, Sept. 25, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — Luxury Las Vegas Magazine celebrates its 14th anniversary with a Fall Fashion event on Thursday evening, Sept. 28 at Mr. Chow inside Caesars Palace. Award-winning pop, R&B and jazz band David Perrico Pop Strings Orchestra will perform while…


London's Dirty Water Records 'Spin' Off Sister Label Partner in USA

http://rockbands.net/wp-content/blogs.dir/3/files/2017/09/Dirty_Water_USA.jpg?p=captionLONDON and PHOENIX, September 26, 2017 /PRNewswire/ —
London record label Dirty Water Records has agreed licensing terms with the new, independent, US label Dirty Water Records USA. This will make the UK label’s catalogue more readily available stateside, enable Dirty Water Records…


Listen to 'Rolling Stone Music Now' Podcast: The Case for Taylor Swift

The latest episode of the Rolling Stone Music Now podcast is now available. Listen and subscribe to the podcast on iTunes, Spotify or check it out below.

Contributing editor Rob Sheffield and Brittany Spanos join host Brian Hiatt to break down Rob’s ranked list of all 115 Taylor Swift songs. Do you agree with the top pick? 

Listen and subscribe to the podcast on iTunes or Spotify and tune in Fridays at 1 p.m. ET to hear the show live on Sirius XM’s Volume Channel.

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Wu-Tang Clan's U-God Preps New Memoir

Wu-Tang Clan‘s Lamont “U-God” Hawkins will tell his story about rising to fame with the acclaimed rap group in his memoir, RAW: My Journey Into the Wu-Tang Clan, out March 2018. The book begins from U-God’s childhood through his career with the nine-member New York hip-hop crew, Pitchfork reports.

“It’s time to write down not only my legacy, but the story of nine dirt-bomb street thugs who took our everyday life – scrappin’ and hustlin’ and tryin’ to survive in the urban jungle of New York City – and turned that into something bigger than what we could possibly imagine,” Hawkins said of RAW in a statement. “Something that took us out of the projects for good, which was the only thing we all wanted in the first place.”

Hawkins sued his Wu-Tang Clan bandmates in 2016 for over two million dollars, alleging he was owed royalties dating back over six years, including for Martin Shkreli’s purchase of the group’s one-of-a-kind album, Once Upon a Time in Shaolin

U-God appeared on every official Wu-Tang Clan album including their most recent, 2014’s A Better Tomorrow. U-God is not currently listed as a contributor to the forthcoming RZA-produced album, Wu-Tang Clan: The Saga Continues, out October 13th, Hip Hop DX reports

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Oklahoma State University receives generous gift from alumni Michael and Anne Greenwood for new music education building

The Michael and Anne Greenwood School of Music at Oklahoma State University, depicted in this conceptual rendering, will house music laboratories, classrooms, rehearsal spaces and premier teaching studios. It will be located adjacent to The McKnight Center for the Performing Arts, currently under construction. Both are scheduled to open in fall 2019 and will further propel music education and performing arts programs at OSU. The New York Philharmonic will perform at The McKnight Center’s debut.STILLWATER, Okla., Sept. 25, 2017 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — Philanthropists Michael and Anne Greenwood have made a generous gift to name the new home for the university’s music education programs at Oklahoma State University. In honor of the significant gift, the building will be named…


Cardi B's 'Bodak Yellow' Lands Historic Number One on Hot 100

Cardi B’s breakout single “Bodak Yellow” landed at Number One in one of the most contested, scrutinized Hot 100 battles in recent years.

By finishing first, the Love & Hip Hop star became the first solo female rapper to reign atop the Hot 100 since Lauryn Hill’s “Doo Wop (That Thing)” in November 1998, a span of almost 19 years. Other female rappers – like Iggy Azalea (“Fancy,” with Charli XCX) and Shawna (as Ludacris’ guest on “Stand Up”) – reached Number One on the Hot 100, but Cardi B is the first since Hill to do it alone, Billboard reports.

This week’s race was particularly contentious as Taylor Swift’s “Look What You Made Me Do” vied for a fourth week atop the Hot 100. Spin reported Swift’s camp may have tried to sustain the song’s stature through piggybacking video views on behind-the-scenes video footage and by reducing the price of the digital single on iTunes. However, on Monday, Billboard declared “Bodak Yellow” prevailed. 

Elsewhere, Post Malone’s out-of-nowhere hit “Rockstar” entered the Hot 100 at Number Two, one spot ahead of Taylor Swift’s three-time Hot 100 winner “Look What You Made Me Do.”

While “Rockstar,” which features 21 Savage, was the week’s biggest selling and most streamed single, “Bodak Yellow” earned Number One thanks to its massive advantage in the radio airplay department, with the track tallying 62 million plays.

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American Musician Writes Pinyin, Giving a Thumbs-up to Chinese Song "Breeze Ballad"

American Musician Writes Pinyin, Giving a Thumbs-up to Chinese Song “Breeze Ballad”HANGZHOU, China, Sept. 25, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — Recently, a gust of “Chinoiserie” hit American music circle. As soon as the song “Breeze Ballad” is rolled out, it continues to sweep the world, and it has even been praised by an American musician Kevin Donovan for its “I…


Watch Haim's Paul Thomas Anderson-Directed Short Film, 'Valentine'

Haim give an intimate look at the recording of their new LP Something to Tell You in a short film, Valentine, directed by Paul Thomas Anderson. Valentine premiered in Los Angeles and New York theaters in July before it was posted on YouTube Monday.

In the 14-minute feature – filmed at Los Angeles’ long-dormant Valentine Recording Studios – the Haim sisters workshop and layer early versions of album tracks like “Right Now,” “Something to Tell You” and “Nothing’s Wrong” as Anderson’s camera swirls around the studio, capturing the action.

The short film concludes with Danielle, Alana and Este Haim forming a drum circle, which has become a staple of the band’s live performances.

The collaboration between the group and the Oscar-nominated There Will Be Blood director came about after Anderson realized that the Haim sisters’ mother was his former art teacher.

“You can really hear the room mics are really loud and us stomping around,” Danielle Haim said in April of Anderson’s video. “Paul was adamant about wanting to hear Alana click on her pedal. You can hear that click when she does it and you can hear our heels and we were like, ‘Wow, this is crazy I can’t believe we pulled this off in a day.'”

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Que es el streaming y como cambió la manera en que consumimos música

3336CIUDAD DE MÉXICO, 25 de septiembre de 2017 /PRNewswire/ — La música es quizás el aspecto cultural más globalizado del mundo. Su comercialización y difusión en diversos formatos es la pieza clave del rompecabezas. En los últimos años el streaming viene revolucionando la industria a pasos…