Cardi B Claps Back at Tomi Lahren

Cardi B had social media buzzing and make headlines last week after an Instagram post where she spoke out on the partial U.S. government shut down. Clearly frustrated, the Grammy-nominated star was in support of the 800,000 workers, who were ordered back to work without pay. Along with over 14 million views, Cardi’s video post caught the attention of all the major media outlets like CNN and MSNBC. The viral moment appears to have triggered right-wing commentator Tomi Lahren, who took to Twitt...
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A Week In New York City On A $39,000 Salary

Welcome toMoney Diaries , where we're tackling what might be the last taboo facing modern working women: money. We're asking millennials how they spend their hard-earned money during a seven-day period — and we're tracking every last dollar.Today: a woman working in student affairs in higher education who makes $39,000 per year and spends some of her money this week on party cups.Occupation: Student AffairsIndustry: Higher EducationAge: 22Location: New York, NYSalary: $39,000Paycheck Amount (2x...
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Want to block R Kelly on Spotify? Soon you can

Spotify want your music streaming experience tailored to you personally and soon that will include the option to block artists from appearing in your stream, especially R Kelly. Spotify are preparing a new ‘block’ feature so that users can mute particular artists and groups that they don’t want to hear under any circumstance. They have been testing the feature in the latest version of their iOS app. It allows you to select an artist and block their entire catalogue from playing. The feature ...
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Article 13 Falters, 'Final' Negotiations Postponed

The Article 13 Copyright Directive, once promoted by record labels and derided by YouTube is on the brink. Germany, Italy, the Netherlands and Poland have said they can not support the latest draft and are blocking it from moving forward. A Monday meeting to finalize the proposal has been cancelled. BREAKING: Council has failed to find an agreement on its #copyright position today. This doesn’t mean that #Article11 and #Article13 are dead, but their adoption has just become a lot less ...
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Vocalist Sara Gazarek returns to Seattle, debuting new material at Jazz Alley

Sara Gazarek, who snagged a vocal jazz award as a Roosevelt High School senior at New York’s Essentially Ellington competition in 2000 and who has since released six albums and toured around the world, plays Jazz Alley Jan. 31-Feb. 3.
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Dub$ Dollah – “4Eva Is So Short” (Video)

Atlanta-by-way-of-Brooklyn recording artist Dub$ Dollah is emerging as a heatseeking sensation as he re-introduces the world to Shakelife. Campaigning his latest project, Dub$ shows us the fast life on his new video for the album cut, “4Eva is So Short”. Directed by Sultan and Rory Vivid Rich HQ with production by M16 Beats, “4Eva is So Short” films the lavish life of the fast-rising star as he wakes up to beautiful women, ride around in the most exotics, and always getting to a bag. Dollah...
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Need To De-Stress? Floating In Salt Water Might Be The Solution

Imagine floating in outer space. It’s pitch-dark and you’re naked. Three-quarters of your body is submerged in skin-temperature salt water that makes it difficult to tell where your body stops and the water begins. It’s so dark, there’s no perceptible difference between closing your eyes or leaving them open, aside from the slight sting of salt air. For some people, this sense of total blankness is rejuvenating . Others opt to press a button to turn the lights on. This is what floating in a s...
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Artist's Guide To Securing Partnerships

In this piece Angela Mastrogiacomo walks us through the ways in which artists can grow their connections in the music industry, identify opportunities and secure sponsorships/partnerships in order to grow their brand. _________________________ Guest post by Angela Mastrogiacomo from the TuneCore blog How many times have you thought “if only I could secure that sponsorship, it would get me one step closer to being considered a legitimate artist?” or “If I could just land that p...
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Famed Louis Kahn-Designed Concert Boat Retires To Florida

It was designed by Kahn for the 1976 Bicentennial and lived in Pittsburgh. But it’s been in disrepair for years and its elderly owner has been trying to unload it. In 2017, cellist Yo Yo Ma wrote an impassioned plea to save it, and the challenge was picked up by Pahokee, an economically-depressed small town in Florida, which plans to restore it and use it as an attraction. – Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
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Here’s The Frasier Theme In The Style Of The National

"Hey baby, I hear the blues a-callin'/ Tossed salads and scrambled eggs/ And maybe I seem a bit confused/ Yeah maybe, but I got you pegged/ But I don't know what to do with those tossed salads and scrambled eggs/ They're callin' again." … More »
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Mark Wigglesworth: Why Singing Opera In English Is A Good Idea

“The idea that opera can only work in its original form is a dangerously small step from saying that Italian or German opera can only be done well by Italians or Germans. Operas are enriched by the breadth of styles that perform them and a variety of approaches is beneficial overall. There’s no one way to enjoy opera, and we should celebrate this inherent diversity. Now is not the time to make it narrower. That’s not accessibility, that’s elitism.” – BachTrack
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Muse, The Killers, Bishop Briggs and more mix things up at the 2nd Annual ALT 98.7/FM ALTer Ego

Alt 98.7/FM’s 2nd Annual iHeartRadio ALTer Ego bash sold out at The Forum in Inglewood on Saturday night and it had quite an impressive line-up with show-topping performances courtesy of arguably two of the biggest modern day rock bands: Muse and The Killers. Though The Killers, fearlessly led by the charismatic Brandon Flowers, brought the mostly lethargic crowd to life via its much too short — but hit-filled — set, they don’t get all of the credit. Maybe it’s still super early in the year and ...
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The Roast Chicken Recipe So Easy, This Top Chef Runner-Up Made It In A Terrible Kitchen

I Made Roasted Chicken In An Empty NYC Kitchen On Good Chef, Bad Kitchen , professionals take on the ultimate challenge: Cooking in a bare, under-utilized kitchen. In this episode, chef Adrienne Cheatham shows us how to make her signature soy-stout roasted chicken.Thanks to Seamless, it's possible to live in an apartment and never cook a meal at home. But there could be a day when you look at your empty kitchen and think, Yes, let's host a dinner party. And on that day, may we suggest a r...
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Urbie Green (1926-2018)

Urbie Green, one of jazz's smoothest and most polished trombonists who recorded more often than virtually any other post-war player, including Frank Rosolino, J.J. Johnson and Kai Winding, died on December 18, 2018. He was 92. Green's soft, yearning trombone on albums was unmistakable. His sound came off as a perfect high-register sigh, more akin to a vocalist than a horn player. His sultry solos stood out on albums ranging from Billie Holiday's Lady in Satin and Dizzy Gillespie's Gillespiana ...
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To Help Digitize and Forever Preserve the Sound of Stradivarius Violins, a City in Italy Has Gone Silent

Image by Mark Ordonez, via Flickr Commons We all have respect, even awe, for the name Stradivarius, even those of us who have never held a violin, let alone played one. The violins — as well as violas, cellos, and other string instruments, including guitars — made by members of the Stradivari family 300 years ago have become symbols of pure sonic quality, still not quite replicable with even 21st-century technology, with rarity and prices to match. But to truly understand the preciousness of th...
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Trump Stands By $5.7B Demand For Border Wall In Offer Democrats Call A “Non-Starter”

Twenty-nine days into the partial government shutdown, President Donald Trump is offering protections for certain immigrants, including Dreamers, in exchange for funding for the border wall — but Democratic leaders, including House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, have already turned down the proposal, calling it a “non-starter.”Trump announced a plan on Saturday afternoon, calling for 2,750 new Border Patrol officers and law enforcement agents, 75 new federal immigration judge teams, $805 million for dru...
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'On Press' Shows That Journalism Has Survived Tough Times Before

The hits just keep coming for American journalism. In July 2018, Pew Research Center published an article titled "About a third of large U.S. newspapers have suffered layoffs since 2017"; the article also stated that "at least 23% of the highest-traffic digital-native news outlets…experienced layoffs between January 2017 and April 2018." About a week later, Pew followed up with "Newsroom employment dropped nearly a quarter in less than 10 years, with greatest decline at newspapers". And 2019 cer...
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9 Non-Toxic Nail-Polish Shades You Can Feel Good About Wearing This Winter

Even if you've never paused to read the ingredient label on a nail polish before tossing it in your shopping cart (you're always in such a rush at Target, and plus, is text that small even readable?), chances are you've skimmed a scary headline exposing the potentially harmful toxins hiding inside the fun-sized glass bottles.As a result of the fear factor that's been circulating since at least 2010, when The New York Times ran a piece about growing concern over health risks in the nail-polish i...
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MAGA-Hatted Teen Releases Statement Defending His Actions As More Video Emerges

A teen from viral videos of students appearing to harass Indigenous protesters at the Lincoln Memorial has responded with his version of the events. Nick Sandmann, a junior at Covington Catholic High School in Park Hills, KY, is the teen seen smiling in front of Native American elder Nathan Phillips.In his statement, given to the press on Sunday, January 20, Sandmann explains that a group of students were gathered at the Lincoln Memorial to await buses for a return trip to Kentucky after partic...
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All Your Sources Of Music Revenue And How To Collect It

For musicians, diversity of income is key, and you should pulling in revenue from a variety of sources, but some artists aren't even aware what all these sources are, much less how to actually cash in on them. __________________________ By Chris Robley of CD Baby from the DIY Musician  blog As a musician, you should be collecting money from MANY income streams. Do you know what they are? Royalties. Earnings. Income. Revenue. Scratch. Bones. Loot. Notes. Moolah. Dough. There...
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Profound Intro – “Midnight City: The Encephalon of a Ghetto Child” (Album)

“Midnight City: The Encephalon of a Ghetto Child”, the latest project by Profound Intro out of Los Angeles.
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The Promise Of Esa-Pekka Salonen And The San Francisco Symphony (A Sneak Preview)

The classical field is now waiting to see what Mr. Salonen will do in his career’s full maturity. He has announced a benevolent little think-tank army of artists who will be helping him, including Nico Muhly, Esperanza Spalding and Julia Bullock, and their plans will germinate through next year, as the orchestra turns to celebrating Mr. Thomas’s final season. – The New York Times
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This Week In Music Commentary

This week, we heard from Mark Mulligan on who will be the lucky buyer of UMG, from Colin Kaepernick on why he's not pleased about Travis Scott playing the Super Bowl, TIDAL's response to criminal investigations against it, and more. Best Of The 2018 Best Of Lists [Glenn Peoples] Colin Kaepernick NOT OK With Travis Scott Super Bowl Gig Who Will Buy Universal Music Group? [Mark Mulligan] Tidal Responds To Criminal Investigation Report [Author: Owen Davi...
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Stream Sneaks’ New Album Highway Hypnosis

Sneaks is Eva Moolchan, a DC-area musician who brings a post-punk ethos to hip-hop -- or is that a hip-hop ethos she's bringing to post-punk? Suffice it to say her line-blurring approach to music is refreshingly difficult to pin down. Her latest album, Highway Hypnosis, is out at the end of this week on Merge, … More »
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MON. BRIEF: Article 13 In Doubt • Spotify To Launch In-Car Player • R. Kelly Returns To Charts • More

MONDAY 1.21. 19 Music Business News From Around The Web Updated continuously under the More News tab [Author: Bruce Houghton]
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Pickathon 2019 Lineup

Portland's annual Pickathon festival tends to put together fascinating, eclectic lineups, and this year's is no different. The 2019 iteration of Pickathon has zero true big-name headliners -- topping the bill are Nathaniel Rateliff & The Night Sweats, Khruangbin, Mandolin Orange, and another distinct set from Rateliff and a different backing band. Instead, the fest … More »
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Vundabar – “Big Funny” Video

Last year, the Boston-based duo Vundabar released a really great album, Smell Smoke -- we interviewed them about it back when it came out -- and they've been hitting the road hard in support of it. They're about to embark on another long tour (dates below), and to celebrate its start … More »
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Kinetic Directing Failed to Improve 'Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance'

None Why make a sequel to Ghost Rider (Johnston, 2007)? The property had only been fitfully popular over its nearly 40-year history, and never had same the staying power as most of Marvel's stable of characters. The first film, starring Nicholas Cage as Johnny Blaze/Ghost Rider, was moderately successful, but was not particularly well-liked by critics or audiences. Since its release, the fifth ongoing Ghost Rider series was cancelled with Ghost Rider Vol. 5 #35 (July 2009) due to low sales. Sur...
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Getting It Done: Last Week In D.I.Y. and Indie Music

We unloaded a torrent of valuable knowledge for DIY musicians this week, with advice on how to implement video monetization, why it's still important to put out a single, how to use memes in your marketing and much more! How to Build a Sustainable Music Career and Collect All Revenue Streams [Emily White] If You Don’t Understand Video Monetization You Need Help With Your Digital Strategy Importance Of Putting Out A Single First, Even In 2019 Take Advantage Of Meme...
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The Best Contour Kits For Instant Cheekbones — No Matter Your Skill Level

It was only a few years ago that the growing infatuation with beauty vloggers and reality TV stars like Kim Kardashian West gave us the razor-sharp contouring phenomenon, but it feels like another time altogether. Chiseling your cheeks is still popular among professional makeup artists who've mastered it for red-carpet clients, but it's safe to say that the rest of us have generally toned it down about five notches. Now, the goal is to subtly define your cheekbones for a natural-looking sculpt ...
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