In the previous couple of years, we’ve seen two nice comebacks. The primary is the vinyl document, which broke CD gross sales in the U.S. final yr. The second is blindingly colourful LEDs, pushed by a resurgence in maximalist PC gaming aesthetics. Whereas I by no means imagined these two developments mashing up, the musician Mind Eno has proved me ...

A 12 months in the past this month, drag queen Priyanka was topped the inaugural winner of RuPaul’s Drag Race spinoff Canada’s Drag Race. It was a second to completely indulge in having solely performed drag for 3 years on the time and for spotlighting her South Asian heritage on such an enormous platform. Nevertheless, being the hustler that she ...

Amid the fervor round NFTs, two pertinent points got here into focus: whether or not the method of making tokens will be sustainable at scale, and whether or not the hype and inflated worth tags typically related to NFTs will wind right down to on a regular basis, reasonably priced transactions. The founders at OneOf consider they’ve the reply for ...

As Blacks in Sixties America fought for equitable house in society, Black tradition adopted in type—significantly Black music. All through the Sixties and ’70s, there was a renaissance of Black artists within the mainstream coming from labels marked with their very own distinctive sound. Stax Records out of Memphis had a lock on Southern gospel, funk, and blues with Otis ...

When Apple Music named Ebro Darden as its first head of hip-hop and R&B in 2019, Darden, who’s additionally the cohost of Sizzling 97’s Ebro within the Morning, one of many highest-rated hip-hop and R&B morning radio reveals in america, noticed it as extra than simply a possibility to go international. It was an opportunity, he says, to broaden his ...

I’ve typically gushed about my admiration for Apple’s dedication to music. The corporate workers a whole lot of musicians or ex-musicians, and much more music lovers. It’s not trivial: It says one thing concerning the firm’s tradition, and the best way it approaches creativity and collaboration. Apple has clearly made many necessary music-related bulletins in its time, however this week’s ...

The COVID-19 pandemic proved to be a catalyst for the music trade to boost live-streaming capabilities and create frictionless cost choices for artists. Companies additionally discovered dynamic methods to amplify Black and Latin cultures and expanded streaming to ignored nations. Listed below are the 10 companies which have elevated the music trade in methods that can have an enduring impression ...

Given Apple’s lengthy historical past in high-quality music know-how, it’s unusual to see the corporate get left behind within the sound high quality of streaming music. On Monday, Spotify adopted Amazon, Tidal, and Deezer in asserting a brand new, higher-fidelity streaming music service stage, which it says will turn into out there later this 12 months. The brand new service, ...

At first blush, Lego’s latest toy looks like the identical brick-building enjoyable you recognize and love. You observe the directions and construct a cute little field to hold round a Lego figurine. However then, issues get bizarre. You’re informed to snap an image of that figurine from the accompanying smartphone app, and, like magic, it involves life on the display ...