Category archives for: Music

Instagram Brings Music To Stories

Instagram today made it possible for users to add songs to their stories. Moving forward, a music icon appears when users add a sticker to a photo or video within the Stories tool. Tapping it opens a library of thousands of songs, says Instagram. The tool lets you browse or search by song title, artist, mood, […]

YouTube Premium Music And Video Plans Will Offered In The UK

YouTube is expanding its subscription-based music and video services to the UK and a further 11 countries. The “premium” facilities strip ads from the platform’s content and allow it to be downloaded rather than just streamed. The music service is priced at the same rate as Spotify, Apple Music and Tidal’s basic service. However, the […]

Pinar Toprak Will Score Captain Marvel

Composer Pinar Toprak has announced that she will be composing the music for the Captain Marvel movie when the hero flies into theaters next year. “I’m so thrilled to finally announce that I will be scoring the upcoming CAPTAIN MARVEL!” Toprak said on her Instagram. “It’s an incredible honor to be a part of the Marvel Universe. So many thoughts […]

Microsoft Kills Off Android and iOS Groove Music Apps

Microsoft says Android and iOS users of its Groove Music mobile apps will soon need to find another way to listen to their tunes. “We’re notifying customers that on December 1, 2018, the Groove Music iOS and Android apps will also be retired and, effective June 1, are no longer available for download,” said Microsoft […]

Google’s Update YouTube Music Is Now Out

Google has totally refreshed YouTube Music app and service are being made available now. The app has been rebuilt with a new recommendation engine with a home screen that dynamically adapts based on listening habits. The service includes thousands of playlists across most genres, moods, and activities. The app supports keyword- and lyric-based search to boost discovery. […]

Deadpool 2 Score Album Is First To Receive Parental Advisory Warning

Here’s a novel way to sell a soundtrack album: the score for Deadpool 2 is being ballyhooed as the first score album ever to receive a parental advisory warning. It is certainly a first for Sony Classical, the label that saw huge success with such Oscar-winning soundtracks as Titanic, The Red Violin, and Crouching Tiger, […]

First Trailer of Queen and Freddie Mercury Biopic Bohemian Rhapsody Released

Channelling Freddie Mercury is no mean feat, but a 90-second trailer for Bohemian Rhapsody, the forthcoming biopic of the singer and Queen, the legendary British group he fronted, suggests that Mr. Robot star Rami Malek is one of the best possible candidates for the job. The trailer presents lots of recreated concert footage — with […]

New Graphic Novel Highlights The Life Of James Brown, Godfather Of Soul

IDW Publishing has announced their release of James Brown: Black and Proud, an immersive biographical graphic novel drawing back the curtains on a legend of popular music whose influence and appeal continues to reach audiences worldwide, even today. Written and illustrated by Xavier Fathoux, James Brown: Black and Proud will be available in stores in […]

Spotify Improves Free Service – The Goal Is Making You A Paying Customer

Spotify today has up the volume on its free service offering that takes advantage of machine learning to recommend tunes to music fans as they listen. The changes apply mostly to the mobile app. When customers first sign up for Spotify, they will be asked to name their favorite artists so Spotify’s machine learning algorithms […]

Janelle Monae to Premiere Her Dirty Computer Film Short on MTV and BET

Janelle Monae’s new 44-minute “emotion picture” for Dirty Computer will premiere on MTV and BET on April 26, the companies announced. Monae’s album will be released the following day. (View the trailer below.) The film, which co-stars Tessa Thompson (“Thor,” “Selma,” Westworld”) is described in a press release as “the story of a young woman […]

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