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Julia Wolfe Wins 2015 Pulitzer Prize for 'Anthracite Fields' Featuring Bang on a Can All-Stars

New York new music collective, Bang on a Can, has produced yet another Pulitzer Prize-winning composer: Julia Wolfe. The revered artist won for her composition, 'Anthracite Fields.'

4/20: The Beatles, Louis Armstrong and Fabolous: History's Most Notable Marijuana Arrests

Few industries have been as supportive of the 4/20 holiday as the music business, considering how often our performers (and fans) seem to enjoy the subtle joys of marijuana. If you were around for Record Store Day during 2013, you may have witnessed ...

Composer Rob Simonsen on 'Age of Adaline,' Working With Roland Emmerich and The Ambience That Connects Them All

Rob Simonsen has been one of the hottest names among composers you don't know by name...yet. He scored last year's acclaimed Foxcatcher, created the theme song for Apple's iPhone 5 campaign and was named by The Hollywood Reporter as among the "next" ...

Cameron Crowe's 23 Favorite Albums Revealed by Wikileaks: Beatles, Nirvana and Radiohead Included

The Sony hacks revealed many salacious e-mails and details about celebrities in the film and music world, however one bit of information is just as enticing without damaging anyone's reputation: an e-mail where director Cameron Crowe lists his 23 ...

Wiz Khalifa's 'See You Again' and More: 5 No. 1 Soundtracks and The Singles That Powered Them

This week's Billboard 200 featured the soundtrack to Furious 7 reaching no. 1 after four weeks on the charts. What's propelled the album to higher and higher sales every week? For one thing, the release of the film. More importantly however is the ...

MATA Festival Q&A Spotlight with Wang Lu

Founded by Philip Glass, Lisa Bielawa and Eleonor Sandresky in 1996, the MATA Young Composers Now! Festival strives to present emerging compositional talent sourced from across the globe. The 2015 edition at The Kitchen continues in that very ...

Cassandra Wilson Reinterprets Billie Holiday Nicely on 'Coming Forth By Day'

Society always celebrates the records that top the Billboard 200 album chart. Back of The Billboards is a Music Times weekly segment that looks at the opposite end: the new record that finished closest to the back of the Billboard 200 for the ...

Michael Buble Instagrams Photo of Girl's Butt, Fans Call Him Out As "Disgusting" on Twitter

Michael Bublé has people singing out... but not in the way that he's used to. Earlier this week, the "Baby, It's Cold Outside" crooner posted a photo on Instagram of a woman's butt, and people are not happy about it.

Classicalite Q&A with Robert Sirota

With both European bona fides (that Watson fellowship with Nadia Boulanger in Paris) and studies with composers that can sound European (those PhD lessons with Leon Kirchner at Harvard), American composer Robert Sirota remains precisely that: a ...

'Pokémon: Symphonic Evolutions' Announces North American Tour, Including 30 New Dates

Classicalites, don't dare miss the opportunity to hear the must-see video game concert of the year: Pokémon: Symphonic Evolutions. The travelling spectacle has finally announced its highly anticipated North American tour, including 30 new shows. ...

2015 Spoleto Festival USA Will Hear Chamber Music from Mark Applebaum, Osvaldo Golijov and Andrew Norman

The 2015 Spoleto Festival USA in gorgeous Charleston, South Carolina, what with its brilliant slate of orchestral, opera, chamber music, jazz, theater and dance performances, is just about here. Details concerning repertoire, performers, venues, ...

Princeton University Receives $10 Million Donation for New Music Facilities from Anonymous Alum

Princeton University has announced that it received a $10 million donation from an anonymous donor to be used in the construction of a new music building. The university hasn't given any hints as to whom the donor is, but we know that they'll ...

'Chicago,' 'Cats,' 'The Lion King' and More: Broadway's 7 Longest Running Theater Productions

This week marks several important dates for long-running Broadway productions, as Grease closed on this date during 1980 after 3,883 performances—at that point the record for longest running show in history in the New York theatre district—and ...

SoundCloud Partners With YouTube Copyright Enforcer Zefr

SoundCloud has announced a new partnership with Zefr, a content tracking company that currently works with YouTube to help identify songs on the platform and better facilitate either takedowns or ads being run against it. This means Zefr is YouTube's ...

7 Highest Priced Records on eBay Right Now: The Beatles, Minor Threat, Bach and More

Jack White made headlines a few weeks ago when he announced that he was the bidder who spent $300,000 for the acetate of Elvis Presley's original single, a 7" pressing from Sun Records featuring "My Happiness" and "That's When Your Heartaches Begin," ...

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