Category Music News

Playlist of the Week: Coachella

Playlist: The Complete Coachella Playlist Created by: Fuse Tv The featured playlist for this week, which is bookended by Coachella’s two weekends, features almost every band performing at the festival. Fuse TV‘s list runs nine hours long. Whether you just attended Coachella’s first weekend and want to relive it, are curious about the bands you […]

Green Day tout “epic” trilogy

More than 20 years and eight albums into their career, Green Day are more prolific and adventurous than ever. The band, which spent the last few years garnering acclaim for the punk rock operas American Idiot and 21st Century Breakdown, just announced they will release a trilogy of albums, entitled Uno!, ¡Dos!, and ¡Tré! and due out September 25, November 13 […]

Bob Marley: An outsider with influence

Bob Marley—an artist who garnered followers throughout the world, inspired millions of fans and influenced the world on politics, religion, international relations and human rights—felt like an outsider. At least, that’s one of the stories Kevin Macdonald, who directed The Last King of Scotland, tells in his upcoming documentary of Marley. Macdonald told The Guardian […]

Spotify charts history of music

To Timeline or not to Timeline? That has been the question for several Facebook users since the site introduced its new format last year. However, businesses don’t have a choice anymore. Facebook announced that all business pages must be converted to the Timeline format by today. Some companies expressed concerns and frustrations, while others embraced […]

Beyond Bluegrass: The Legacy of Earl Scruggs

Banjo genius Earl Scruggs died last night. According to reports, the 88-year-old died of natural causes at a hospital in Nashville, Tenn. Scruggs, an award-winning artist, started playing bluegrass music at a young age. He eventually joined Bill Monroe’s group. Scruggs gained even more notoriety when he formed the duo Flatt & Scruggs with guitar […]

Richie Havens retires from touring

Legendary folk performer Richie Havens, who has spent much of the last 45 years on stage, announced he will be retiring from touring. Havens, born in 1941, started out singing doo-wop and gospel songs with neighborhood groups in Brooklyn. Inspired by the folk music he heard visiting the clubs in Greenwich Village, Havens eventually picked […]

Label group changes the streaming game, offers artists 50 percent

A war is brewing. As music streaming services gain traction among listeners, interested parties such as the services themselves, record labels and mainstream and independent musicians, continue to debate the amount of profits, the possible cannibalization of revenue, and the distribution of earnings. Sean Parker, Napster co-founder and Spotify board member, predicted at a SXSW […]

Whitney Houston dies

“… we’ve watched Whitney Houston die in front of us, slowly and unmistakably, for more than a decade. Now that she is dead at the age of 48, found at the Beverly Hilton, we face a new and weirder blend: the grief you feel for someone you didn’t really know but are unable to pretend […]

Other Voices music festival in Ireland celebrates 10 years

The big news in music festivals for 2011 was the 10th anniversary of Bonnaroo. But, another music festival also celebrated 10 years this past weekend—the Other Voices music festival in Ireland. Trade in the hippies and sun-soaked Tennessee farmland of Bonnaroo for fishermen, a 200-year-old church and a small Irish village that juts out into […]

Grammy nominations announced: Kanye leads, Bon Iver surprises, Dubstep breaks through

Nominees for the 54th annual Grammy Awards were announced last night. Kanye West leads the pack with seven nominations, but his album My Beautifully Dark Twisted Fantasy failed to score a slot in the Album of the Year category. The album did receive a nomination for Best Rap Album. His song “All of the Lights” […]