Victorian Hologram Keeps Music in Touch with Lockdown Audience

Musicians are using an interactive hologram based on Victorian technology to reach fans in the locked down world of the coronavirus pandemic. Musion 3D teamed up with Faroe Islands singer Dan Olsen to launch Fanshare, a modern twist on an illusion technique known as Pepper’s ghost involving


The Weeknd, Roddy Ricch lead nominations for American Music Awards

Canadian musician The Weeknd and newcomer Roddy Ricch led nominations this week for the 2020 American Music Awards, with first time nominee Megan Thee Stallion snagging the most nods for a female artist.       View this post on Instagram     Never Not Workin


Drake announces new album 'Certified Lover Boy' is coming in January

Drake has announced that his latest album, Certified Lover Boy, is due for release in January 2021. The announcement was made on Saturday, October 24, the rapper's 34th birthday. This will be the Canadian star's sixth studio album, and his first since 2018's Scorpion. Drake, born Aubre


British pop legend Paul McCartney to release new lockdown album

Paul McCartney revealed Wednesday he will release the third in a trilogy of self-titled solo albums this year, after resurrecting unfinished music during the coronavirus lockdown. The former Beatle's latest record "McCartney III", which will be unveiled on December 11, follows months of work at h


'Gimme Some Lovin' Rock Star Spencer Davis Dead at 81

Spencer Davis, a British guitarist and bandleader whose eponymous rock group had 1960s hits including “Gimme Some Lovin’” and “I’m a Man,” has died. He was 81. Davis’ agent, Bob Birk, said Tuesday that he died in a hospital while being treated for p


'Hello You': Israeli-UAE Joint Song a YouTube Hit

The scene cuts from Dubai to Tel Aviv, the lyrics switch from Arabic to Hebrew to English and the song is a slightly kitsch electro-pop duet by artists who, for now, remain apart. The normalization of ties between Israel and the UAE has produced its first musical collaboration: "Ahlan Bik", or "H


Post Malone owns Billboard Awards, Legend shines onstage

Walking into the show with 16 nominations, Post Malone won nine honors at the 2020 Billboard Music Awards, where John Legend gave a heartfelt performance that was dedicated to his wife.   With his voice aching as he sang passionately from the piano, Legend told viewers “this is for Ch


With Concert Halls Shut, NY Philharmonic Takes to Sidewalk

With performance halls shut because of the coronavirus pandemic, the best concert venue a violinist could hope for one recent October Friday was a sidewalk in the Bronx. Fiona Simon tuned her instrument as she prepared for one of her only public performances with the New York Philharmonic in mont


K-pop titan BTS's online concert draws global fans

Fans of BTStuned in to an online concert by the K-pop boyband on Saturday, holding their signature light sticks and sharing messages in a chatroom. Titled "Map of The Soul ON:E," the virtual event came after the seven-member group scrapped its initial plan to hold an in-person show for a limited


Rapper Tory Lanez charged with shooting hip hop star Megan Thee Stallion

Prosecutors in Los Angeles on Thursday charged rapper Tory Lanez with shooting artist Megan Thee Stallion during an argument earlier this year.   Lanez is accused of shooting at Megan Thee Stallion's feet, hitting her, after she left a SUV during a fight in the Hollywood Hills on July 12, a


Johnny Nash, singer of ‘I Can See Clearly Now,’ dies at 80

American singer Johnny Nash, known for the 1970s reggae hit "I Can See Clearly Now," has died at the age of 80, his son told celebrity website TMZ and a Los Angeles TV station. Nash died on Tuesday of natural causes, his son, John Nash III, told TMZ. A representative for Nash, who largely droppe


Retail Demand for BTS' Label Shares Strong but Falls Short of Expectations

Big Hit Entertainment, the management label for K-pop sensation BTS, saw robust but not spectacular demand in the first of two days of share offerings for retail investors, with sentiment hurt by increasing talk that the band’s members may have to complete military service. In South Korea,


Billie Eilish drops ‘No Time To Die’ music video

Teen singing sensation Billie Eilish has dropped the official music video for her song “No Time To Die” for the new James Bond film of the same name this week.   In the black-and-white clip, the 18-year-old Grammy winner croons over scenes from the film. The song was produced b


Rihanna: ‘The world we live in is overwhelming’

t's been four years since Rihanna released an album but the singer is working hard on recording new music. The pop star, 32, told that for her new album she's already held “tons of writing camps" — where songwriters are put into groups to create original tracks for artists. Now, she


Paris's Institut du Monde Arabe to honour Umm Kulthum, Fairouz and other Arab divas

Experience some of the Arab world's grand dames from a new angle. Paris’s Institut du Monde Arabe’s (Arab World Institute) announced a 2021 exhibition, Divas, will be dedicated to significant women from the golden age of Arabic film and cinema. Running from July 21 to September 20, t


Van Morrison Takes Fans back to Magic Time in Coronavirus-Shrouded London

Veteran singer Van Morrison blew away the coronavirus blues in London on Friday night with a performance of stirring and soulful music that transported fans back to happier times - and kept the spirit of live music alive. Morrison, who turned 75 last month, has courted controversy in recent weeks


The departure of the French song icon .. Juliette Greco

French song icon Juliette Greco died, on Wednesday, at the age of 93, her family reported, Agence France-Presse. "Juliette Greco passed away this Wednesday, September 23, 2020, surrounded by those close to her house, which she had always loved, in Ramatouil (South-East). Her life was exceptional,


MDLBeast celebrates Saudi National Day with new song, virtual tour of the Kingdom

Saudi Arabia’s MDLBeast music festival is celebrating the Kingdom’s National Day with a new soundtrack.    The lifestyle and entertainment brand teamed up with some of Saudi Arabia’s rising talents to release “Watani 90,” which translates to “Nation&




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