Classical Music Podcasts Begin to Flourish, at Last

Classical music has been surprisingly slow to embrace podcasting, a medium ideally suited to illuminate its sounds and stories. But something changed in the last year, with live performances on hold because of the pandemic and the music industry belatedly exploring new platforms: Classical and opera podcasts have begun to flourish. Established ones have evolved; “Aria Code,” hosted by the […]

Yours & Owls Festival Organisers Say Industry Is Working in a “Lottery System” After 2021 Event

The organisers of Yours & Owls Festival have talked about the added stress that came with putting together this year’s event amid the coronavirus pandemic and resultant restrictions. The Wollongong festival successfully took place over the weekend with a lineup that included the likes of Tones and I, Hockey Dad and many more. Wth a COVID-safe plan that meant punters […]

Crab ‘Masked Singer’ Exit Interview

Robin Thicke was close, suggesting former New Edition member and solo star Johnny Gill or perhaps Ray Parker Jr., while Jenny McCarthy thought it might be Public Enemy rapper Flavor Flav and Nicole Scherzinger ended up being wayyy off base with her suggestion that it was either Kanye West or Keith Sweat. Ken should have stuck with his initial guess […]

Ruel, Cub Sport, Julia Stone & More Join Lineup For Third Season Of ‘The Set’

As the third season of ABC‘s music show The Set gears up to premiere later this week, those behind the series have announced a string of new acts that have been added to the show’s already impressive lineup. Ruel, Cub Sport, Julia Stone, Peking Duk, The Jungle Giants, The Amity Affliction, KWAME, Sycco and Jesswar have all been added to the forthcoming season’s lineup. […]

Pretty Ricky’s Baby Blue Shot & In Critical Condition

Pretty Ricky member Baby Blue is in critical condition after being shot during an attempted robbery at a south Florida bowling alley on Monday night. In a graphic video circulating on social media, the rapper, born Diamond Blue Smith, is seen lying still on the floor, his body bloodied, near the entrance of the bowling alley while a friend frantically […]