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In Defense Of Schlock Music: Why We Love/Hate It - WBUR
In Defense Of Schlock Music: Why We Love/Hate ItWBURNew York Magazine and Vulture.com music critic Jody Rosen defends the kind of over-the-top, sentimental songs that Journey, Lionel Richie, Billy Joel and Prince made famous. He writes, “Schlock, at its finest, is where bad taste becomes great ar...[read more]

André 3000 Is Moving On in Film, Music and Life - New York Times
New York TimesAndré 3000 Is Moving On in Film, Music and LifeNew York Times“I wanted André for the role, beyond the music, because of where he was psychologically — his curiosity about the world was a lot like Jimi,” said John Ridley, the film's writer and director, who also wrote the screenplay ...[read more]

J. Lo Teases Her 'Booty' Remix Music Video With Iggy Azalea - Mashable
J. Lo Teases Her 'Booty' Remix Music Video With Iggy AzaleaMashableLOS ANGELES — It was undoubtedly the Year of the Booty at the MTV Video Music Awards on Sunday with Nicki Minaj and Iggy Azalea shaking it up onstage. Not wanting to be left out, Jennifer Lopez delivered some bum-related news: J. ...[read more]

Latitudes: The International Music You Must Hear In August - NPR
NPRLatitudes: The International Music You Must Hear In AugustNPRThis month's offerings for what you have to hear from Asia, Africa and Europe are a mixed plate. There are some new summer songs to catch up on, including a fabulous party tune, a very pretty number used in one of this summer's most ...[read more]

Chris Lane's music video featuring hometown of Kernersville premieres on CMT - myfox8.com
Chris Lane's music video featuring hometown of Kernersville premieres on CMTmyfox8.comKERNERSVILLE, N.C. — Country music singer and Kernersville native Chris Lane's music video premiered on CMT Wednesday, featuring shots from his hometown. FOX8 took you behind the scenes in May of the music video...[read more]

T-Mo adds 6 services to Music Freedom, but not Google Play Music yet - CNET
Droid Life (press release) (blog)T-Mo adds 6 services to Music Freedom, but not Google Play Music yetCNETThough other carriers have linked streaming services to their subscriptions before, T-Mobile, the nation's fourth largest wireless carrier, hoped its unique take -- taking the data element out...[read more]

Music Midtown 2014 schedule announced - Access Atlanta (blog)
Music Midtown 2014 schedule announcedAccess Atlanta (blog)Jack White will share headlining status with John Mayer the first night of Music Midtown. Related. View Larger · Eminem photo. Getty Images. Eminem and Zac Brown Band are the big name attractions for Saturday night of MM. View Larger · Igg...[read more]

Bow down: Beyonce owns the MTV Video Music Awards - Noise
BBC NewsBow down: Beyonce owns the MTV Video Music AwardsNoiseBow down: Beyonce was the reigning queen of Sunday's MTV Video Music Awards. The diva closed the awards show with an epic nearly 20-minute performance. She was joined onstage by her beaming husband and daughter which brought her to tea...[read more]

Two Seasons' Worth of World Music - New York Times (blog)
Two Seasons' Worth of World MusicNew York Times (blog)Two organizations that present world music have announced their schedules for the coming season, and between them they offer a large sampling of the world's traditional music forms as well as contemporary styles with distinctive regional accen...[read more]

Giant YouTube Music Monetizer AdRev Names New President - Billboard
BillboardGiant YouTube Music Monetizer AdRev Names New PresidentBillboard"I'm very excited to be at the forefront of how music is monetized, and to be joining such a fast-moving, forward-thinking organization," Felsen tells Billboard. Felsen had been president of CD Baby, the online independent m...[read more]