New Leonard Cohen song “Darkness”

Check out the Leonard Cohen song, Darkness, taken from his forthcoming new album, Old Ideas, due out January 30th. It's a stately four and...

Friendly Fires stream new ‘Pala’ remix collection

Tiga, Carl Craig and Totally Enormous Extinct Dinosaurs have all contributed remixes Friendly Fires are streaming a series of new remixes of tracks from their...

Diplo’s book set for April, 2012

Diplo is writing a memoir. 128 Beats Per Minute: Diplo's Visual Guide to Music, Culture, and Everything in Between, is due out in April....

Video: Queen “Liar” (rare clip)

This video to Queen's song "Liar" was filmed at a Brewer Street studio in 1973. The clip is quite rare because it is different...

Today in 1963, “Please Please Me” by The Beatles was released in Britain

Today in 1963, "Please Please Me" by The Beatles was released in Britain. It was the first Beatles' single to top the British charts...

Jack White on American Pickers

Jack White barters for a dead elephant head on American Pickers. Yes really. [youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JeoE1_1ahqM&w=560&h=315]

Video: Kate Bush cooking on Delia Smith’s Cookery Course in 1980

Kate Bush tells the story of how she turned vegetarian, loves to eat, and why 50 Words For Snow was about snowmen and snowwomen...

Twitter and the Echo Nest partner to let developers link musicians’ tweets to their music

Developers will now be able to include Twitter usernames and tweets from music artists with Verified Accounts within their apps. Imagine a music player...

Today in 1974, Steve Miller’s The Joker was #1 on US Charts

Some people call him the space cowboy. Some call him the gangster of love, but today in 1974, The Joker was #1 on US...

Ol’ Dirty Bastard’s FBI files

One of the creator of the Gun.io's hobbies is liberating government documents using Freedom of Information Act requests. To do this, he uses the...

Fun fact: Suzanne Vega is considered the “mother” of the mp3 format

Suzanne Vega is considered the “mother” of the mp3 format. The creators of the mp3 used her voice from the song Tom’s Diner for...

Fun fact: Barry Manilow’s I Write The Songs wasn’t written by him.

                    It was written by The Beach Boys' Bruce Johnston in 1975. Manilow's version reached #1 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart in January 1976....

Canadian arts/media jobs postings for Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Canada's Wonderland is hiring Seasonal Operations Supervisor in the Entertainment Department The Broken Heel Diaries is seeking a Graphic Intern Paperny Entertainment in Toronto is hiring...

Cookie Boycott Launched Over Girl Scouts’ Inclusion Of Transgender Members

World Net Daily is promoting a boycott of Girl Scout cookies over the organization's policy of allowing transgender girls to join. After controversy arose...