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Amsterdam-based music agency House of Halo beautifully imagines what the music video for MC Hammer's 1990 hip hop classic "U Can't Touch This" would sound like without music. https://youtu.be/GLUYnMPaiJw

This 1983 documentary film by director and writer Bernard Wilets examines the basics of analog synthesis, digital sampling and sequencing. "We live in an age of technology in which machines touch every part of our lives. It is not suprising that music has also been influenced by technology." https://youtu.be/Ig6vIRmfoNI

Rolling Stone: You're from Louisville, Kentucky, but lately you've been living in Los Angeles. What's that like? Jim James: There are so many people here trying to make their dreams come true, and it's incredibly inspiring. I'm renting an Airbnb from an artist who kinda built the place. There are...

Faster Louder: I wanted to ask about the Star Wars album as well. Obviously the surprise release of that record was a little bit of a gamble but it created a lot of buzz around the record. I guess it maybe feels, from an outsider’s position, that the last couple of...

In 1983, Mark E. Smith gave a talk on Greenwich Sound Radio on the - ahem - proper guide to writing. Who could argue with these tips? Hello I’m Mark E. Smith and this is The Mark E. Smith ‘Guide To Writing’ Guide. Day-by-day breakdown Day One: Hang around house all day...

I love Underworld. The second version of them, not the Change The Weather-era, but then, who does? And I don't mean that as a slight. It's just their electronic Underworld just happens to be so stunning, it blew anything else they could have ever done in their wake. I'm...

R.E.M. guitarist Peter Buck discusses the band's extensive archive, his friendships with his fellow members and why he's happy to be done with major labels. When the three remaining members decided to break up, Buck marked the occasion by compiling a list of the things he had come to hate,...

Elastica singer Justine Frischmann gave a rare interview, speaking about the Britpop band and her new career as a painter. Frischmann's band split up in 2001 after two albums (1995's 'Elastica' and 2000's 'The Menace'). Since Elastica's demise, Frischmann has lived mainly out of the public spotlight, rarely giving...

CBC Radio 2 today announced new hosts for RADIO 2 MORNINGS and WEEKEND MORNING. On October 3, popular broadcaster Raina Douris will make her return to CBC to take the reins from Tom Power as the new host of RADIO 2 MORNINGS. After guest hosting on WEEKEND MORNING for...

Disco Demolition Night was an ill-fated baseball promotion that took place on July 12, 1979, at Comiskey Park in Chicago, Illinois. At the climax of the event, a crate filled with disco records was blown up on the field between games of the twi-night doubleheader between the Chicago White...

iHeartMedia, the creator of iHeartRadio – the all-in-one streaming music and live digital radio service – announced today that it is reinventing live radio with the launch of its two new subscription services -- iHeartRadio Plus and iHeartRadio All Access -- set to debut in January 2017. ...

Signal Leadership Communication Inc. (SLC), a social PR consultancy for executives dealing with digital disruption, today released the results of a new Nanos Research public opinion poll of 1,000 Canadians which has found that social media is seen as the medium most able to cause damage to public image. 84%...

Narcos chronicles the gripping real-life stories of the infamous drug kingpins of the late 1980s and the corroborative efforts of law enforcement to meet them head on in brutal, bloody conflict. Its gritty storytelling details the many, often-conflicting forces - legal, political, police, military and civilian - that clash...

The MusicNL Awards are aimed at celebrating the musicians and industry professionals of Newfoundland and Labrador. The awards recognize accomplishments, promote careers in the  music industry and are important in building the resumes of music professionals. The MusicNL Awards Gala takes place during MusicNL Week every year. Awards are...

Snackstreet rose to fame in the 90s before the music industry swallowed them whole. Go behind the music with Snackstreet — including a dance-off with their rivals the Backstreet Boys - in this episode of Sound Checks. Wheat Chex is "the bad one," Corn Chex is "the sensitive one," Rye...

For the first half of 2016, strong growth in revenues from subscription streaming services more than offset declines in unit based sales of physical and digital music download products. Overall revenues at retail increased 8.1% on a year-over-year basis to $3.4 billion, the strongest industry growth since the late...