Posts Tagged: Music
The rap golden age of the ’90s may be over, but rappers today are achieving a kind of mainstream cultural influence that would’ve been hard to imagine twenty years ago.
Over at The Walrus, Simon Lewsen writes about Canadian rapper Drake, the state of modern-day hip-hop music, and how the genre has changed over the last two decades....more
Well, that’s the point of being alone—it’s not anything to do with you. It’s about being something in someone else’s life, and no one ever knows the difference, or the truth. That’s why people like bad movies and bad fiction, and it’s worth it, it’s worth it, it’s worth it.
When two fans tweeted Florence Welch (of the indie rock band Florence + the Machine) about starting a book club, they never imagined she’d say yes. The Guardian explains the story behind the fan-inspired book club, Between Two Books. “It’s all very fluid and organic collaboration,” said Leah Moloney, one of the book club’s founders....more
With her signature ’72 Fender Mustang in hand, Connecticut-based musician Lys Guillorn makes music that’s been described as “like Nancy Sinatra on a psych-grunge bender.” Here’s a taste, with a preview of “Sunny Side Down,” a rockin’ two-song single that’s officially being released on January 29....more
Whether you’re snorting rails of Tide off priceless Matisse cutouts or stuck at home because of your dismal Uber rating, my customized mixtape is guaranteed to be 100% Ed Sheeran.
The frontman of Camper Van Beethoven filed his second suit in favor of musician’s rights on December 28th, Pitchfork reports. The suit claims that Spotify published tracks without sufficient efforts to obtain copyright permission, and thus illegally distributed.
This case adds itself to a number of legal issues facing the musical subscription service—since last year’s Taylor Swift open letter, it’s also apparently been negotiating with the National Music Publishers Association regarding similar claims of music sharing without proper copyright licenses....more