Pilar McCurry, Veteran Music Supervisor, Dies at 53

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Pilar McCurry, Veteran Music Supervisor, Dies at 53

Billboard11 hours ago
Pilar McCurry, former Sony Pictures Entertainment senior VP and music supervisor for seminal films such as Love Jones, Stomp the Yard, Set It Off, Gridlock’d and Men in Black, died March 19 in Los Angeles of undisclosed causes. She was 53 years old. “Pilar McCurry was an exceptional talent and a rare, …
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7 song lyrics that were rewritten to avoid the censors

BBC Sport9 hours ago
Some songs are never going to be played on the radio. Their lyrical content is so extreme that it would cause no end of bother. But for every Rage Against the Machine, who refuse to alter their words to appeal to a broader fanbase, there are songwriters who will happily come up with a rewritten lyric if it will …
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eOne Moves Into Live Music Biz With Round Room Buy

FYI Music News1 hour ago
Canadian-based, UK-traded Entertainment One, which does business as eOne, has taken over New York-based production company Round Room Entertainment for an undisclosed sum. The deal is expected to give eOne a pathway into the live touring business. Round Room company — which …
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Budweiser Rocked SXSW With First Ever Country Music Showcase …

BillboardMar. 26, 2018
The culture of country music thrives in Texas! Budweiser gave SXSW the southern treatment by transforming Austin’s Fair Market into a full-blown club. The immersive Budweiser Country Club hosted over 2,500 festival attendees on March 15th, with impressive performances from Sony Music Nashville’s …
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Female Songwriters In Nashville Share Stories Of Sexual Harassment

NPR14 hours ago
As the #MeToo movement ricochets through Hollywood and into other industries, Nashville musicians and legislators alike appear to be coming to terms with the country music industry’s role in dealing with sexual harassment. After assault allegations surfaced against former PR executive Kirt Webster in …
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YouTube to play more ads so users pay for music

BNNMar. 21, 2018
“There’s a lot more people in our funnel that we can frustrate and seduce to become subscribers,” Cohen said. “Once we do that, trust me, all that noise will be gone and articles people write about that noise will be gone.” The music industry is hoping YouTube will invest enough to compete with Spotify and …
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Spotify Saved Music. Can It Save Itself?

BloombergMar. 23, 2018
Ek, 35, started Spotify in 2006 because he thought he could stamp out the piracy that had ravaged the music business. He was right. Total global music sales have grown three straight years after a 15-year decline. More than 70 million people now pay Spotify an average of about $5 a month to access 35 …
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Music to Stitch By: Daymond John, Sewing and ‘Risin to the Top’

Wall Street Journal18 hours ago
I heard the music before I saw the car. In 1982, when I was 13, I was shopping with my mother in the Hollis section of New York’s borough of Queens. A large car … Music was our Twitter . What you cranked up sent a social message and said everything about what you wanted. As a kid, I was just trying to go …
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Music Review: Bettye LaVette transforms Dylan songs into her own

The Mainichi11 hours ago
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National Music Museum at USD to Expand

U.S. News & World Report11 hours ago
A South Dakota museum that boasts one of the world’s largest collections of musicalinstruments is about to get bigger. March 27, 2018, at 7:27 … The National MusicMuseum at the University of South Dakota plans to add about 16,000 square feet at an estimated cost of $9.5 million. The expansion will add …

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