“That night she sang and played with such dignity, so incredibly, and she did five or six encores,” she said. “For me, she was the greatest musician of the 20th Century. She didn’t write many songs, but the ones she wrote were among the most profound of the era. ‘Be My Husband’ was one such song. The lyrics spin a paradox of romantic assertion and submission.” … [Read more...] about Anohni Shares Cover of Bob Dylan’s ‘It’s All Over New, Baby Blue’
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Spotify pays the major record companies a 52% share of all net receipts attributable to streams of their artists. This was a figure the parties agreed to during negotiations in 2017, and it’s believed to have remained unchanged since. We can be confident that, judging by the extraordinary market leverage of these major record companies, no other label and/or distributor gets paid a higher royalty rate than this 52% standard. (A further 10%-15% of Spotify’s revenues go to music publishers and songwriters, which we’ll come back to.) … [Read more...] about Spotify Dreams of Artists Making a Living. It Probably Won’t Come True
“I’ve had that phrase written in my phone for a long time,” the band’s Dan Smyers tells Rolling Stone. “Everybody’s gone through that. It’s just that classic tale of temptation, of something pulling you and rendering you kind of defenseless.” … [Read more...] about Song You Need to Know: Dan + Shay, ‘I Should Probably Go to Bed’
It’s difficult to decide whether Idles frontman Joe Talbot’s angry vituperation or the band’s slamming, vertigo-inducing guitar riffs sound heavier on “Grounds,” the latest song the Bristol, U.K. group has released from its upcoming Ultra Mono album. For a band that titled its first album Brutalism, Idles sound more bellicose, more foreboding, more intimidating — and altogether more brutal — on “Grounds.” … [Read more...] about Idles’ Pulverizing Gut-Check ‘Grounds’ Is a Song You Need to Know
This little lady is better known for her younger roles where she found adventures in high school, like one famous film where she acted alongside Brenda Song and "Saturday Night Live" cast member Taran Killam. In another, she was lucky enough to act with her younger sister on set. … [Read more...] about Guess Who This Computer Kid Turned Into!