Director Mike Nichols – A Star That Shined Bright

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By Brock Cooper (doddleNEWS) Every so often, the world if given a gift in the form a person with such diversity of talents, that they soar to heights few others have ever experienced. Mike Nichols was one of those rare people, and with his death, the world has lost one the brightest lights of … [Read more...]

Guardians of the Galaxy Awesome Mix, Vol. 1 Free Today on Google Play

Guardians of the Galaxy Awesome Mix, Vol. 1

By James DeRuvo (doddleNEWS) It could be the greatest movie soundtrack ever. Seriously, the Guardians of the Galaxy Awesome Mix, Volume 1 hits every single note with an emotional punch that is perfectly suited for the scenes in which they are used. So much so, that they're characters in the film … [Read more...]

Legendary Director Mike Nichols Dies At 83

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By Danny F. Santos (doddleNEWS) The German-born U.S. director, Mike Nichols died today at 83 of cardiac arrest. Nichols was nominated for the Oscars for his work on Working Girl, The Remains of the Day, Silkwood, Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?, and he won the Oscar for The Graduate. To this … [Read more...]

Live Nation, Vice to launch digital music platform

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LOS ANGELES (Reuters) Concert promoter Live Nation Entertainment and youth media company Vice have formed a joint venture to launch a digital platform that delivers live music, documentaries, and other programming to online and mobile audiences, the companies said on Wednesday. The platform will … [Read more...]

YouTube launches paid music subscription service

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(Reuters) Google Inc's YouTube is rolling out the long-awaited paid monthly subscription service called YouTube Music Key. The subscription for the ad-free service will start at $7.99 per month and will allow users to watch videos offline and listen to music while other apps are … [Read more...]

U2′s Bono defends under-fire music streaming services

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DUBLIN (Reuters) Irish rocker Bono has defended Spotify from criticism it pays too little to people who create music, saying digital music streaming services are opening up new ways for musicians to reach their public. "I see streaming services as quite exciting ways to get to people. In the end, … [Read more...]

AC/DC drummer charged with attempting to procure murder in New Zealand

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WELLINGTON (Reuters) New Zealand police on Thursday charged AC/DC drummer Phil Rudd with attempting to procure murder, threatening to kill and possession of narcotics. The 60-year-old Australian entered no plea to the charges during a brief court appearance in Tauranga, about 200 kilometres (124 … [Read more...]

Blackmagic Products Used In Foo Fighters HBO Series

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By James DeRuvo (doddleNEWS) Looks like Blackmagic Design has some serious fans in the guise of rock n' roll idols The Foo Fighters, who have used Pocket Cinema Cameras and SSD recorders for filming of their HBO series "Sonic Highways." … [Read more...]

Led Zeppelin’s Jimmy Page comes up with a whole lotta book

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By Jeremy Gaunt - LONDON (Reuters) Truth be told, it will take a pretty strong fan of Jimmy Page and his erstwhile band Led Zeppelin to buy the celebrated rock guitarist's new book. Weighing in at just shy of 3 kg (more than six and a half pounds) and containing some 650 photographs, "Jimmy … [Read more...]

Radiohead’s Thom Yorke will use BitTorrent to sell new album

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LOS ANGELES (Reuters) Radiohead singer Thom Yorke on Friday released an album via BitTorrent, the British rocker said, marking the first time the online file transfer system often associated with piracy has been used to sell music. "Tomorrow's Modern Boxes," Yorke's first solo album in eight … [Read more...]

Universal Music sues Monster over Beastie Boys music

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By Nate Raymond - NEW YORK (Reuters) Two Universal Music Group units sued Monster Beverage Corp on Wednesday for using music co-owned by the Beastie Boys in a promotional video, accusing the energy drink maker of copyright infringement. The lawsuit, filed in New York federal court, comes three … [Read more...]

Final Cut Pro X 101: FCP X In Under 5 Minutes – Magnetic Music Editing

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By Heath McKnight (doddleNEWS) In part two of Steve Martin and Ripple Training's Final Cut Pro X In Under 5 Minutes, Steve walks us through taking music for a video project, and using FCP X's Magnetic Timeline to edit the music down to fit the video. These FCPX In Under 5 Minutes are terrific … [Read more...]

Singer Lauryn Hill comeback gets off to rocky start in London

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By Matilda Egere-Cooper - LONDON (Reuters) Lauryn Hill's five shows in Britain this month were billed as a rare treat for fans of the elusive singer-songwriter, coming less than a year after she was released from U.S. federal prison where she served three months for tax evasion. But a late … [Read more...]

Hip-hop mogul Suge Knight shot in Los Angeles

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(Reuters) Hip-hop music mogul Suge Knight was shot and injured early on Sunday morning at a nightclub in West Hollywood in an incident involving several victims, the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department said. "We can confirm that the person known as Suge Knight has been identified as one of … [Read more...]

Guardians Of The Galaxy’s ‘Awesome Mix’ of 1970s hits holds top spot on Billboard chart

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By Piya Sinha-Roy - LOS ANGELES (Reuters) The "Awesome Mix" of retro 1970s songs featured in hit superhero film "Guardians of the Galaxy" topped the weekly U.S. Billboard 200 album chart for a second consecutive week on Wednesday. "Awesome Mix Vol. 1," which includes classic hits such as Blue … [Read more...]

Author’s dive into Beatles story still has depths to explore

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By Matthew Lewis - CHICAGO (Reuters) For British author Mark Lewisohn, telling the story of the world's greatest rock band (The Beatles) the way it deserves to be told will take time - a quarter-century, to be exact. The noted Beatles scholar, 56, fell in love with the Fab Four as a child, and … [Read more...]

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