Music Label Sues Spotify Over Playlists — And Might Actually Have A Case

Moby’s ‘Perfect Life’ Music Video Features Downtown LA In All Its Glory

Korn frontman Jonathan Davis said about the song It’s a relationship song. You go through that s— and you get hurt so bad. Then you think, ‘It’s not worth it anymore. I’m not going to f—— love again.’ You experience so many pressures to be a good dad, a good husband, a good lover, or whatever. Being in a relationship is a lot of work.” Its a rough ride for a band thats known to stir things up. Ariana Grande, “Baby I” It would be easy to dismiss former Nickelodeon star Ariana Grande as another in the wave of Autotuned pop princesses who made the leap from TV to music. However, this girl has the chops to recall ’90s Mariah Carey. In fact, a lot about this seems like Mariah Carey, including backup dancers frolicking in New York wearing some distinctly ’90s getups. This isnt her first time on the best-music-videos list and hopefully its not the last. Capital Cities, “Kangaroo Court” This song has been around for a few weeks, but this video takes it to a whole new level. A poor zebra wants access to an exclusive club and decides to disguise himself as a more socially acceptable mustang to gain entry. It works and he gets the attention of a pretty poodle, but things quickly go awry, leading them all to a literal kangaroo court.

‘Making Music May Improve Young Children’s Behavior’

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Michael Pollack Is in a Music ‘State of Mind’

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FORTUNE — Ministry of Sound, a British music label that issues compilation albums, is suing Spotify, claiming that the song-streamer is infringing on the label’s copyrights by allowing people to create and share playlists that mirror its albums. Are lists of particular songs copyrightable? Possibly. U.S. copyright law recognizes compilations, in fact. The Copyright Act says that the “collection and assembling of preexisting materials or of data that are selected in such a way that the resulting work as a whole constitutes an original work of authorship.” In other words, a particular list of songs in random or alphabetical order isn’t protected, but playlists are — or at least might be. The fact that users are assembling and sharing the playlists might change the equation in this case, as might the fact that online playlists aren’t necessarily the same as compilations issued on a physical medium. The whole issue highlights how the digitization and online distribution of media changes how we view such matters, and how intellectual-property laws written for the analogue era often don’t seem to make a lot of sense. If another label started issuing CDs mirroring the Ministry of Sound’s compilations, it seems unlikely that anyone would be surprised if Ministry of Sound sued. Still, from a non-legal standpoint, the suit seems rather petty. Crucially, the lawsuit has nothing to do with the songs themselves, which are all legitimately licensed to Spotify, but with the order and presentation of them.

Music Review: English band The 1975 defies being pigeon-holed on debut with genre exploration

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Below, enjoy a short teaser of the video Moby released shortly after filming wrapped. Also on HuffPost: Loading Slideshow Led Zeppelin, ‘Ramble On’ I remember riding in the car with my mom when I was 7 or 8 years old and this song came on the radio and the DJ said, Is there anything better than Led Zeppelin on a perfect summer day? To which Id answer, No, there really isnt anything better than Led Zeppelin on a perfect summer day. Public Enemy, ‘Fight the Power’ I moved back to NYC (I was born there, but grew up in Connecticut) in 1988, and the summer I moved back this song was heard everywhere. Every bar, every car, every night club, every boombox. Maybe because of that, and on some Pavlovian level, I always think of this song as a quintessential summer song. Massive Attack, ‘Protection’ In 1995 I had an idyllic summer in Berlin, and this song was the recurring soundtrack. I remember lying in bed with my then-girlfriend, and the apartment we were staying in had big, open windows, and it was amazingly warm for Berlin, and this song has never sounded more perfect. The Style Council, ‘Long Hot Summer’ An obvious choice, maybe, but I reserve the right to be obvious. And sometimes obvious choices (like orange juice for breakfast) are the best ones. The Gun Club, ‘Mother of Earth’ The Gun Clubs album Miami is one of the best records ever made, and this song always conjures up images of a hot, dry, dusty Texas summer where nothing moves, and the air is unbelievably hot and still. The Verve, ‘Bittersweet Symphony’ In 2000 I was spending a lot of time in the UK, playing festivals and concerts, and somehow the weather in the UK was amazing (which, sadly, isnt often the case). I remember hearing this song over and over again at Glastonbury (in the car park, at Joe Strummers camp, on boomboxes, etc.), and it just seemed like the most perfect song for that perfect summer.

By Associated Press, The 1975, The 1975 (Dirty Hit/Polydor) The 1975s self-titled debut is a mixed bag. Jumping from guitar-heavy indie hits to disco funk dance-floor tracks, the boys from Northern England say the varied sound of the album is down to their lack of identity. Looking for things to do? Select one or more criteria to search Kid-friendly Get ideas That lack of identity allows a rawness to emerge, both in lyrics and music. However, despite the variation on the album, the indie pop tracks are the ones that work the best. Chocolate is the perfect concoction, opening with an infectious riff, and it almost doesnt matter that the only word in the song you can decipher is chocolate. The City plays off the strength of singer Matty Healys voice coupled with a pounding drum beat and a repetitive chorus. The album is co-produced by Mike Crossey, who has worked with The Kooks and Arctic Monkeys, and though The 1975s lyrics dont match the lyrical prowess of Alex Turner, at times they are as playful and sarcastic. In the synth-filled Girls they jibe: I like your face despite your nose, seventeen and a half years old. In general, however, lyrics are littered with teenage angst. Sex covers the obvious themes of teenage lust but paints some literal scenes: My shirt looks so good, when its just hanging off your back. Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

One of his first big breaks occurred when Richie Cannata (like mentioned before, is Billy Joel’s longtime saxophonist) invited Pollack to perform alongside him at some of his New York City gigs. He has also played along singer-songwriter Ernie Haltwalter and lead guitarist of Spyro Gyra Julio Fernandez. His main influences are Coldplay, Gavin DeGraw, Rob Thomas, and (of course) Billy Joel. Pollack recently opened for Carly Rose Sonenclar, (runner-up on the second season of The X Factor) at her recent NYC performance at the Best Buy Theater. He has written a lot of new music and recently released his first single called “Chances Are” off self-titled EP. According to Pollack the song is about making the most of an opportunity that only comes once. “Not letting you hold you back” Pollack states. (Amazon.com) If somewhere were to listen to Michael Pollack’s “Chances Are” not knowing anything about the musician, they might be surprised that he is so young. His sound is older and does emulate many of his influences. This is not a bad thing whatsoever. If anything, it might extend his potential musical career.

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5, 2013 Making music can improve both pro-social behaviour (voluntary behaviour intended to benefit another) and the problem solving skills of young children according to a new study. The study, carried out by undergraduate student, Rie Davies, and academics Dr Maddie Ohl and Dr Anne Manyande from the School of Psychology at the University of West London, explored the pro-sociability, co-operation and problem-solving abilities of 24 girls and 24 boys aged four. The children in the study were randomly assigned to either a ‘Music’ Group (Group 1) or a ‘No Music’ Group (Group 2). Children in Group 1 (Music) sang and played the percussion bullfrog and children in Group 2 (No Music) listened to a story. These sequences were then followed by two games a ‘Co-operation’ game and a ‘Helping’ game. The children’s problem solving ability was tested by observing their reactions during the ‘Helping’ game. Music improved helpfulness for both girls and boys with children in the ‘Music’ group over thirty times more likely to help than those in the ‘No Music’ group. Girls were over twenty times more likely to help than boys. Making music was also shown to improve co-operation among all the children in the ‘Music Group’ who were six times more likely to co-operate than those in the ‘No Music’ Group. Once again girls were even more likely to co-operate after music making than boys. Boys in the ‘Music’ Group were also four times more likely to problem solve. Rie Davies said: “This study provides support for prior research by Kirschner and Tomasello (2010)1 and also highlights the need for schools and parents to understand the important role music making has in children’s lives in terms of social bonding and helping behaviours.

Fall music preview: Your required listening list

Icona Pop’ Fredrik Etoall SEPT. 24 | Elton John, ‘The Diving Board’ Mark Metcalfe, Getty Images SEPT. 24 | Jason Derulo, ‘Tattoos’ Paul Zimmerman, WireImage SEPT. 24 | Alan Jackson, ‘The Bluegrass Album’ AP SEPT. 24 | Kings of Leon, ‘Mechanical Bull’ Dan Winters SEPT. 24 | Sting, ‘The Last Ship’ JEAN CHRISTOPHE MAGNENET, AFP/Getty Images SEPT. 30 | Lorde, ‘Pure Heroine’ Mark Metcalfe, Getty Images SEPT. 30 | Justin Timberlake, ‘The 20/20 Experience – 2 of 2’ Patrick Seeger, AP OCT. 8 | Miley Cyrus, ‘Bangerz’ Charles Sykes, Invision/AP OCT. 15 | The Avett Brothers, ‘Magpie and The Dandelion’ Handout OCT. 15 | Willie Nelson, ‘To All the Girls’ Ebet Roberts OCT. 15 | Paul McCartney, ‘New’ John Raoux AP OCT.