NME Festival blog: Prince’s estate launch weekly series of rare and unseen music videos

Watch the first seven unearthed clips now Prince‘s estate have launched a new weekly series that will see rare and unseen music videos from the star be released. The clips will be taken from the musician’s work between 1995 and 2010, and will arrive in batches sorted by album. The videos will be available on all streaming services. Three videos from 1995’s ‘The Gold Experience‘ and 1996’s ‘Chaos And Disorder‘ albums have been shared today (November 5) to kickstart the series, which will run until December 14. Fans of the Purple One can now watch the video for ‘Endorphinmachine’, which was previously released as a hidden treasure on the 1994 CD-Rom video game Interactive. ‘Rock And Roll Is Alive! (And […]

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Festival Insights NEWS: The Evolution of the Australian Dance Music Scene

EMC Executive Producer Jane Singo has been involved in the live events industry for almost 25 years, having worked as a dancer, event promoter, manager, and agent before starting work with EMC back in 2012. Initially curating and hosting a delegation from Asia to attend EMC, Jane was given the reins of Conference Programmer before taking over the Executive Producer’s role, and now also sits on the management board of MusicNSW, the Club Music Advisory Group for APRA AMCOS and the Advisory Panel for the Australian Music Vault. Dance music has never been more popular that it is now, wherever you are in the world. But how does mainstream coverage convert into a thriving, longterm scene that is accessible to […]

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The Guardian festival blog: Shock of the old: how Wexford opera festival dares to be different | Music

Always do something different. Richard Wagner’s famous advice to his admirers should be the motto of Wexford Festival Opera. Different is what Wexford does, year after year – sometimes in the face of daunting financial, artistic and political challenges. It has made the festival what it is: an improbable but unique place of annual autumnal pilgrimage in the opera world as well as one of the prime cultural achievements of modern Ireland. This year’s festival, which ends on 4 November, has been hewn from the same operatic motherlode as its 66 predecessors. Wexford’s speciality is the unknown and neglected operatic repertoire. Its calling cards are the works – sometimes written by household names – that have fallen into neglect. This […]

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The Guardian festival blog: ‘How can you know what will offend?’ Row continues over Wireless festival swearing ban | Music

A row has erupted over the perceived censorship of artists performing at London’s Wireless festival, the annual three-day hip-hop and R&B event that was headlined this year by Stormzy, Drake and J Cole, after new restrictions were imposed on performers using bad language. On 22 October, Haringey council published a review of the premises license allowing Wireless to take place in Finsbury Park, London, in response to an application by the Friends of Finsbury Park (FOFP) community group. FOFP had submitted a list of 20 suggested conditions “to make it a more manageable event for the community”, said chair Simon Hunt, a philosophy student at Oxford. These included a reduction in the number of attendees, an earlier Sunday curfew, stricter […]

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The Guardian festival blog: David Bowie: the day I pulled the plug on his Glastonbury comeback | Music

There’s a vast crowd heaving before the Pyramid stage, dusk is turning into night and some shadowy figures have slipped behind their instruments and started to play space-jazz. Here is the culmination of Glastonbury 2000, the millennium festival’s final act, and, for a moment, everything hangs in the balance. Since 1995, David Bowie has released Outside, Earthling and Hours – each sprinkled with the odd cracking song but all grasping rather desperately for the zeitgeist. Bowie’s 53 now, and although he has toured relentlessly throughout the preceding decade, this isn’t his arena or his production. He’s out on a limb and he could fail in front of all these people and the million or more watching on BBC Two … […]

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NME Festival blog: Michael Bublé says he is quitting music after his ‘perfect’ new album

Bublé re-evaluated his life and priorities after his son recovered from cancer Michael Bublé says he is retiring from music following his forthcoming album ‘Love’ after his son’s battle with cancer forced him to re-evaluate his life. Bublé’s son Noah was diagnosed with cancer at just three years old and is now in remission. However in a new interview with The Daily Mail the crooner said that he is now “retiring from the business”. He said that the hardship meant that “My whole being’s changed. My perception of life. I don’t know if I can even get through this conversation without crying. And I’ve never lost control of my emotions in public.” As a result Bublé says that he has had enough […]

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NME Festival blog: Tame Impala to release new music with Theophilius London

They’re playing live as Theo Impala next week Tame Impala‘s main member Kevin Parker has recorded new material with rapper and singer Theophilius London, which will appear on London’s forthcoming album ‘BeBey’. Parker previously produced London’s 2016 song ‘Whiplash’, and now the two have recorded new music together that receives its live premiere next week. Sold out in seconds. I’ll put 20 more tix up for sale tmrw. I need y’all to see this one. THREE YEARS IN THE MAKING @tameimpala pic.twitter.com/RRBCTN9WSD — Theophilus London (@TheophilusL) October 12, 2018 The two will perform live together under the name Theo Impala at a sold-out show next Tuesday (October 16) at the Peppermint Club in Los Angeles. London has been trailing the […]

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NME Festival blog: Watch Panic! At The Disco’s stunning ‘Bohemian Rhapsody’ cover at the American Music Awards

“Brendon Urie is the best Male rock singer currently alive on earth.” Panic! At The Disco have won huge plaudits after an impressive cover of Queen‘s ‘Bohemian Rhapsody’ at the American Music Awards last night. After previously covering the iconic track during their headline set at Reading & Leeds festivals last summer, the Brendon Urie band revived their cover once more for last night’s ceremony in Los Angeles…. READ MORE… Source link Straight from the NME UPCOMING FESTIVALS

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The Guardian festival blog: Glastonbury tickets for 2019 sell out in half an hour | Music

Tickets for Glastonbury 2019 sold out half an hour after going on sale as record numbers of people attempted to buy one, the festival organisers have said. Standard tickets were released just after 9am on Sunday and the official Glastonbury Twitter account said it was experiencing “incredible demand” within minutes. The festival’s co-organiser Emily Eavis announced at 9.36am that the sale was over. “Tickets have now all sold out! We are blown away by the huge demand, looks like record numbers tried. Thank you for your patience and incredible support and for those of you who missed out, there will be a ticket resale in April,” she tweeted. This followed a swift sellout last Thursday of tickets packaged with coach […]

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Festival Insights NEWS: Brighton Music Conference announces dates and venue change

UK: Brighton Music Conference has announced a change in venue for its sixth year. BMC19 will take place at the British Airways i360 beachfront complex from April 24 – 27, following its most successful year to date in 2018. BMC19 will feature various talks, seminars, panels and workshops, as well as a specialised ‘Demo Zone’ for musicians and an exhibition floor for the tech and services industry. Additionally, the Conference will host networking events and club nights over the course of its four days. Conference partners include ACS, Association for Electronic Music (AFEM), Beatport, Berlin, British Airways i360, Defected Records, DJ Growth Lab, Hideout, Hospital Records, MonoKrome Music, Patterns, Rubadub Records & Music Technology, R&S Records, Shogun Audio, Tempest Inn, […]

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