In February 2013, Pandora introduced a 40-hour monthly cap on free mobile streaming in order to balance increasing royalty costs. Now, the company has announced it would remove this limitation on Sept.
Director Ron Maxwell seems to have a thing for making a Civil War movie every decade; after 1993’s GETTYSBURG and 2003’s GODS AND GENERALS we have 2013’s COPPERHEAD (though no direct sequel this time). Musically, Maxwell has relied on broad thematic scores from RANDY EDELMAN and JOHN FRIZZELL, the latter in particular the surprising highlight of a career otherwise dominated by mundane horror efforts. For COPPERHEAD, Maxwell turned to little-known, classically-trained French composer LAURENT EYQUEM, who has followed suit with an impressive score with an emphasis on melody, emotion and beauty....
Earlier this month, Smith Westerns shared "Idol," a sighing summer stunner from their third LP, the just-released Soft Will. Now the glammy daydreamers have paired the single with a bummed-out music video that was shot, directed, and edited by Sandy Kim. The four-minute clip finds the Chicago trio moping in the middle of a party, and no amount of malt liquor or sexual harassment can pull the boys out of their dead-eyed funk.
Animation in music videos has exploded in the last few years. Here's a selection of 25 of the best animated videos - plus a few that didn't quite make the cut! (Some of the best animated music video's out there.
"Minor music is sad, and major music is happy, right? It's never been that simple - and a new study sheds more light on the link between music and emotions"
"Listening to music that's seen as 'sad' might release positive emotions. According to a study by researchers in Tokyo, listeners perceived the sadness in sad music, but felt both sadness and pleasure when the music was played."
A young composer becomes the newest super-scoring member of DC animation’s Justice League (Great interview with GLTAS composer @freddiewiedmann , talks about his work on Flashpoint Paradox & Beware the Batman http://t.co/ViznQeGWxz)...
After the IFPI dropped the bombshell (.pdf report) that Japan is catching up to the United States and could surpass it as the world’s most valuable music market, people have been trying to figure out why that might be.