Universal Music Opens Israeli Publishing Office

Move follows opening of UMG outpost for recorded music in June 2020. Universal Music Publishing Group (UMPG) is opening an office in Israel, establishing UMPG as the only major label publishing company currently operating in the Middle Eastern country. The office, in Tel Aviv, opens today (July 8). To helm the newly minted UMPG Israel operation, the company has tapped […]

H.E.R. Still Finds Inspiration in Prince and ‘Martin’

I’ve always loved glasses, but I started to be more intentional about wearing them when I started doing shows in 2017 after I dropped my first project, “Volume 1.” And I thought, let’s obscure the lights and I’ll wear glasses — because my music is the window to my soul, and not my eyes. 3. “Rave Un2 the Year 2000” […]

Castle on the Hill, Ed Sheeran

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Most, Alluna

By Alluna Listen to Alluna on Apple Music. Listen to over 70 million songs, ad-free with zero commercials. Plus, get unlimited downloads to your library, and listen anywhere without Wi-Fi or using data. There’s no commitment. You can cancel anytime.

Ringo Starr Celebrates 81st Birthday in Beverly Hills

“Peace and love. Peace and love,” proclaimed Starr, clad in black Adidas track pants and sneakers paired with a denim jacket and a black T-shirt emblazoned with a rainbow-colored hand flashing the peace sign. “Even Joe Walsh got out of bed for it.” It was a nice day for it, too, with sunny skies and temperatures in the 90210 hovering […]

Robots Can Make Music, but Can They Sing?

LONDON — For its first 30 seconds, the song “Listen to Your Body Choir” is a lilting pop tune, with a female voice singing over gentle piano. Then, everything starts to fracture, as twitchy beats and samples fuse with bizarre lyrics like “Do the cars come with push-ups?” and a robotic voice intertwines with the human sound. The transition is […]

Piano Concerto No. 2 in C Minor, Op. 18: II. Adagio sostenuto, Lawrence Foster, Hallé Orchestra & Jean-Bernard Pommier

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Bo Burnham’s ‘All Eyes on Me’ Lands on Global Charts

Since then, “Eyes” has grown, rising 72% in streams and 39% in sales in the latest tracking week. The song’s streams split 81% from audio services and 19% video services this week, which may be surprising considering its original state was as part of a visual comedy special on Netflix. Still, that slant toward audio streaming is in line with […]

Review: A Composer Creates Her Masterpiece With ‘Innocence’

AIX-EN-PROVENCE, France — “Innocence,” the new opera by Kaija Saariaho, begins in soft, somber gloom. A shadowy mist of cymbal rises off long, sepulchral tones down in the basses and contrabassoon, before a keening fragment of bassoon pierces the quiet with melancholy song. It’s just a few seconds of music, but a mood has been established — comprehensively, unforgettably, yet […]

Predicting the No. 1 Song of the Summer by July 4

On the latest list, “Butter” keeps at No. 1, followed by Olivia Rodrigo’s “Good 4 U” and Dua Lipa’s “Levitating,” featuring DaBaby, also steady at Nos. 2 and 3, respectively. Doja Cat’s “Kiss Me More,” featuring SZA, rises 5-4, swapping spots with Justin Bieber’s “Peaches,” featuring Daniel Caesar and Giveon (4-5). With the latest Songs of the Summer chart marking […]

The ‘Prince of Opera’ Bids Munich Farewell

Audiences, too, were eager. Before the pandemic, the company’s ticket sales hovered around 98 percent capacity. Wolfgang Heubisch, the Bavarian culture minister during Bachler’s early years in Munich, said that the house was an important contributor to the city’s economy, and that “we as an audience were always excited about the next performance.” (The company is supported by extravagant government […]

BTS ‘Dynamite’ Funko Pop Figures at Walmart

Walmart is stocking dynamite. BTS “Dynamite” Funko Pop figures, that is. The K-pop superstars are rendered for a special “Dynamite”-themed set of seven, available through an exclusive with Walmart. For a price of $60, you’ll get your very own 3 3/4″ versions of RM, Jin, SUGA, j-hope, Jimin, V, and Jung Kook. But you’ll need to exercise some patience; the […]