Category Archives: Music

How Lana Del Rey Could Beat Radiohead in Court

Did she or didn’t she? On January 7, Lana Del Rey said on Twitter that Radiohead has sued her for copyright infringement because of the similarities between her song “Get Free” (released in 2017) and Radiohead’s “Creep” (released in 1993). She … Continue reading

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The Visual Genius of Elvis and Bowie

January 8 looms large in the history of rock. On this day in 1935, Elvis Presley was born in Tupelo, Mississippi. Twelve years later, David Bowie entered the world in London. Elvis would not live to see his 43rd birthday. … Continue reading

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Memorable Album Covers of 2017

 Don’t let anyone tell you album covers are dead. Album artwork continues to express the visions of artists and the musical content of the albums themselves as powerfully as covers did in the era of album-oriented rock. Memorable album … Continue reading

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How Apple Got Its Groove Back

Three years ago, Apple looked like a music dinosaur. The company was reeling from the embarrassment of foisting upon iTunes customers digital copies of U2’s Songs of Innocence – an incident that laid bare Apple’s reliance on downloading at a … Continue reading

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Musical.ly: A Proving Ground for Digital Natives

On November 9, app Musical.ly made headlines when it was reported that Chinese media startup Jinri Toutiao was buying Musical.ly for between $800 million and $1 billion. The reported sale price was especially impressive since Musical.ly (based in Shanghai) was … Continue reading

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Roger Waters Leads a Musical Resistance

When was the last time that popular music made you think? I mean really made you think about the state of the world and your place in it? The leaders you’ve elected? The choices you’ve made down to the products … Continue reading

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Slain in the Spirit of Father John Misty

Author screenshot of The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon. I don’t go to church as often as I used to, but I always attend Father John Misty’s services when he is in town. For a Father John Misty concert is a … Continue reading

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Is HomePod Apple’s Death Star in the Music Streaming Wars?

Apple’s newly announced HomePod smart speaker is more than Apple’s answer to Amazon Echo and Google Home in the battle for your home – it’s quite possibly Apple’s major advantage in the music streaming wars. In unveiling the HomePod June 5 … Continue reading

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Why AI Is the Future of Music

The music industry finally has some reason to celebrate, thanks to artificial intelligence. The Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) recently announced that music revenues in 2016 grew 11.4 percent to $7.7 billion — the highest year-over-year growth rate since … Continue reading

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Drake and Jay Z Write Rules for Music Moguls

Drake and Jay Z are among the most successful musicians year after year. Between them, they earned $92 million in 2016 while making the list of Forbes highest-paid musicians, adding to the nearly $97 million they pulled down in 2015, … Continue reading

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