Category archives for: Music

Musical.ly Sold to ByteDance Technology

Musical.ly, which lets teens make videos of themselves lip-syncing, is set to sell for at least $800 million. The Shanghai-based company has agreed to sell to  China’s Beijing ByteDance Technology Co. The deal hasn’t closed yet, but Bloomberg sets the price at $800 million, while the Wall Street Journal reports the deal at “$800 million to $1 billion.”

Google Assistant on Android Now IDs Songs

Google Assistant on Android handsets is now able to identify songs playing in the background. As long as the music is audible, querying the Assistant with “what song is this?” will cause the app to listen for several seconds and identify the song. Results include the song title, artist, album, lyrics, and links to associated […]

Lionel Richie Plans to Shoot a Curtis Mayfield Biopic

Lionel Richie has gained the rights to produce a feature based on the life of legendary songwriter and musician Curtis Mayfield. Mayfield started writing songs at age 11, at 14 he joining The Impressions. Mayfield penned more than 1,900 songs including such notable tracks as “People Get Ready,” “Keep on Pushin’,” and “It’s All Right”. […]

Microsoft Ending Groove Music Moving Customers to Spotify

Microsoft today announced changes to its music offering for Windows devices that will see it transition from its own Groove Music service to Spotify. According to Microsoft, the Groove Music media player application will continue to work for playing back owned music on Windows devices, but it will no longer offer the option to stream, […]

Take a Listen to the Main Title Theme for Star Trek: Discovery

CBS has premiered a new video for its new series Star Trek: Discovery featuring composer Jeff Russo and a sixty-piece orchestra playing the show’s new theme song. Blending the original 1960s show theme with a new one, the result is a notable step up from “Star Trek: Enterprise” and notably avoids comparisons to the J.J. […]

Bruno Mars Live at the Apollo to Air as TV Special

Bruno Mars will take the stage at New York’s famed Apollo Theater for a primetime special set to air on Nov. 29. Bruno Mars: 24K Magic Live at the Apollo will be broadcast on CBS and is executive produced by the singer along with Ben Winston, who said: “For me, Bruno Mars is the greatest […]

First Peek at Rami Malek as Freddie Mercury

A first official look has been released of Mr. Robot star Rami Malek as Queen frontman Freddie Mercury in Bryan Singer’s upcoming biopic Bohemian Rhapsody at 20th Century Fox, GK Films and New Regency. EW premiered the photo from the film which chronicles the formation of Queen in the 1970s through to the band’s iconic performance at […]

Beyonce May Do Next Bond Theme Song

With the next James Bond film finally coming together, rumors are starting to swirl regarding who shall record the theme song. We’ve already had talk of a potential Adele return, now a new one has come along suggesting Beyonce for the gig. British tabloid The Daily Star, an outlet dubious by even British tabloid standards, says […]

Amazon Selling Music Unlimited to Students for $4.99/Month

Many of the services Amazon offers are linked to being a Prime member, but the Music Unlimited service isn’t one of them. It’s an unlimited music streaming service accessible on any and all devices offering up tens of millions of songs. It costs $9.99/month for non-Prime members or $7.99/month for members. Now Amazon just offered […]

Here’s the Full Winner’s List from the 2017 MTV Video Music Awards

Music’s most unpredictable night took place on Sunday, with the 2017 MTV Video Music Awards at the Forum in Inglewood, Calif. Kendrick Lamar, who kicked off the show with his songs DNA and Humble, won video of the year, with Ed Sheeran taking home artist of the year. Lamar was the night’s big winner overall, taking home […]

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