Sonos rolls out music streaming service

Audio equipment manufacturer Sonos has unveiled its own streaming service—Sonos Radio. Over 60,000 stations can be streamed, many of them without ads. Included are stations available through iHeartRadio and TuneIn, as well as Artist Stations that play music curated by well-known artists like David Byrne, Thom Yorke, Brittany Howard, and Alabama Shakes. The Artist Stations are […]

How is coronavirus affecting music? Here’s how one industry leader sees it

Covid-19 has rattled industries throughout the world. The music industry is no exception. Concerts have been canceled and record stores are closed. Even online orders of physical products have been disrupted, because internet retailers like Amazon are falling behind on shipments. In a new blog post written for Music Business Worldwide, Believe CEO Denis Ladegaillerie describes […]

Josh Klinghoffer says no hard feelings after being asked to leave the Red Hot Chili Peppers

In December the Red Hot Chili Peppers announced that original guitarist John Frusciante, who left the group in 2008, would be rejoining the band in 2020. While that was good news for Chili Peppers fans, it was bad news for Josh Klinghoffer, Frusciante’s replacement. “The Red Hot Chili Peppers announce that we are parting ways […]

Eminem defends new music: ‘This album was not made for the squeamish’

Eminem published an open letter today in response to criticism of his new album Music to Be Murdered By. The record was released without forewarning on 17 January and quickly provoked a wave of outrage over some of its lyrical content. Most of the criticism was directed at the song “Unaccommodating,” in which Eminem references […]

Dugan addresses Grammy controversy on morning talk shows

Deborah Dugan, who served as CEO of the Recording Academy until she was cashiered last week, appeared on several talk shows this morning to address the controversy sparked by a complaint she filed with Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. In that complaint, Dugan makes a number of explosive claims involving sexual harassment, voting irregularities at the Grammys, […]

New Morrissey album is coming soon

Former Smiths frontman Morrissey’s thirteenth studio album will hit the shelves in March 2020, according to a statement on the singer’s official website. Berlin-based label BMG—which has worked with The Rolling Stones, David Bowie, The Cranberries and Iggy Pop, among others—is behind the album, which was recorded in St-Remy, France, and produced by repeat collaborator […]

From professional taiko to Capitol Hill

Erika Ninoyu is an accomplished percussionist who specializes in the traditional Japanese form of taiko. She is also a staffer for a representative in the US Congress. Ninoyu recently spoke to Roll Call about her background and the ways in which she uses music to help her perform her duties in the seemingly disparate field of lawmaking. […]