Juanes is set to release his sixth studio album, Loco De Amor (Crazy with Love) on March 11, and he is calling it the best record of his career. The Colombian star teamed up with Steve Lillywhite — producer for U2, The Killers, The Rolling Stones, Morrissey, Dave Matthews Band and many others — and credits the English producer for pushing him to the limit.
Cinemax’s hit show Banshee is one of the darkest, most exciting series on television today. The music of the show is clearly part of the draw and expression that keeps viewers coming back each week, resulting in a recent third season confirmation from Cinemax. Kris Dirksen of Methodic Doubt, the musical team behind Banshee’s score and main theme, took some time to answer a few of our questions about the show and his experience in the scoring industry.
This week’s Mixtape Monday features brand new tracks from Slow Club, Chloe Howl, PAWS and many more artists that released some great tunes over the past week. Once again, this is just a great way to share some fun new tracks with friends like we used to do back in the day, but with a digital twist!
For two weeks in a row, American Idol has sent home one of its female contestants. After a "Home" themed live show last night (March 5) full of largely so-so performances, Latina Emily Piriz was sent back to Florida. Read this
It's the second week of live shows on American Idol, and to further get fans to know the contestants, producers picked the theme of "Home," which basically means the singers can choose anything they have a vocal connection to. Read this
The Billboard 200 was awash with debut albums this week, but things largely remained the same over on the Digital Downloads chart. Although every track in the Top 10 is the same as last week, there was some shuffling. Read this
Finally, the floodgates have been opened and a slew of new albums took over the Billboard 200 Top 10 this week. Glory be! Read this
You would think at some point in the 15 years since the RIAA sued Napster that the music industry would've figured out a way to dissuade internet users from illegally downloading or torrenting music. The closest thing they have come to thus far is guilt. And surprisingly, it wasn't Thom Yorke or Metallica shaming listeners for their actions. It was reality television star RuPaul. Read this
It's no secret that musicians don't exactly make a lot from the their recordings. Most performers make most of their music-based income from live shows and selling merchandise at said shows. A new study from MIDiA Consulting indicates that some performers do make money from recordings however. And those few performers make nearly all of it. Read more »
The Decemberists are returning to the stage for the first time in three years on May 30 to perform a benefit concert with Sallie Ford at Crystal Ballroom in Portland, Oregon, Consequence of Sound reports. The band is set to perform their 2002 debut, Castaways and Cutouts, in full as well as other hits and possibly a few new tracks.Read more »
Red Hot Chili Peppers bassist Flea is lending his voice to the Disney cartoon, Sheriff Callie's Wild West for an episode titled "The Pie Thief," which airs Friday at 9 a.m. EST on Disney Junior, according to Rolling Stone.Read more »