NAB 2015: Killer Tracks

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By Kevin P. McAuliffe At NAB 2015, there are always a huge amount of stock music companies, and Killer Tracks is always leading the way, right in the center of the lower south hall. I guess the big question is, what does a "simple" stock music company have to offer every year, that would make … [Read more...]

Straight Outta Compton: New Trailer, Plus Red-Band [NSFW]

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By Mark Hodge (doddleNEWS) The trailer for musical biopic Straight Outta Compton, centering on the iconic and controversial rap group NWA, has landed online. The new preview actually follows the red-band trailer, which at the time seemed appropriate, given the protagonist's profane yet skilful … [Read more...]

Friday’s Funny Feature – Every Tom Hanks Movie in 7 Minutes

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By Heath McKnight (doddleNEWS) This one is really great: CBS's new The Late Late Show With James Corden recently did a fantastic and funny celebration of every Tom Hanks movie, with James and Tom Hanks himself! It's all live (to tape), and just made me smile and laugh, and I love how into it Tom … [Read more...]

Friday’s Funny Feature: 20 Love Songs In 20 Styles – Valentine’s Day

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A special Valentine's Day edition of Friday's Funny Feature By Heath McKnight (doddleNEWS) Meet Anthony Vincent of 10 Second Songs. This talented singer will take a specific song, and every 10 seconds, he'll change the style. For example, he recently took Linkin Park's In The End, and sung it … [Read more...]

Friday’s Funny Feature: Simpsons Pixels & Saved By The Bell Reunion


By Heath McKnight (doddleNEWS) It's Friday, which means it's time for Friday's Funny Feature! This week, with the nasty weather in the northeast and midwest, I decided it's time for a two-fer, featuring The Simpsons redone in pixels, and Jimmy Fallon's Saved By The Bell reunion. Have a great … [Read more...]

RØDE Introduces New Mics, RØDELink Wireless Audio Transmission System


By James DeRuvo (doddleNEWS) In what was dubbed "RØDEShow 2015," RØDE announced three new microphones and a new wireless mic system that promises secure, lossless transmission of audio up to 100 feet away. They also introduced us to three new microphones, including two shotguns for filmmakers, … [Read more...]

Someone Fixed The Ant-Man Trailer


By Danny F. Santos (doddleNEWS) Like I said in my review of the Ant-Man trailer that was released with Agent Carter last night, it's not a bad trailer. The problem is that it feels a bit generic, and didn't introduce any of the heist aspects of the movie or the comedy that has been teased at by … [Read more...]

Friday’s Funny Feature – Megadeth’s Holiday Album With Jenny Lewis

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By Heath McKnight (doddleNEWS) We ran this last year, but it's so funny, I decided it needs to come back again. Famous thrash-metal band Megadeth have released a Holiday album, just in time for Christmas! And it features singer/actress Jenny Lewis. Enjoy your weekend! … [Read more...]

Mikme: Wireless Recording Microphone Is Simple Way To Capture Audio


One touch, all-in-one microphone design By James DeRuvo (doddleNEWS) We're always on the lookout for great technology popping up on Kickstarter, and here's one that musicians and sound designers are gonna love. It's called the Mikme, and it's a small black box that produces high quality sound … [Read more...]

Director Mike Nichols – A Star That Shined Bright


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


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...]

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