Blondie Didn’t Expect To Be Making Music More Than 40 Years On | The ARTery

We all know how fascinating urban legends can be, and rock ‘n’ roll has its share of them.

Consider Blondie, the punk-pop band which emerged from the gritty New York scene of the mid-1970s. There are stories circulating that Blondie took its moniker not from the blond locks and alluring look of singer Debbie Harry, but from what Adolf Hitler named his pet dog.

Blondie’s co-founding guitarist-songwriter and Harry’s former paramour Chris Stein says it ain’t so.

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Trent Reznor on tech changing the music industry: Spotify and Apple Music – Business Insider

Trent Reznor, the genius behind Nine Inch Nails, once hoped that people would choose to pay for music if they knew the money was going directly to the artist.

That notion was shattered by an experience he had when he put his own money on the line on a record he made with New York rapper Saul Williams in 2007.

Full Story: Trent Reznor on tech changing the music industry: Spotify and Apple Music – Business Insider

Merger of YouTube Red and Google Play Music confirmed by YouTube’s music head | 9to5Google

Back in February, Google combined their YouTube and Play Music teams in order to “deliver the best possible product.” That move widely suggested that Google was working on a single music service to greatly simplify their offering. Today, that merger was officially confirmed by YouTube’s head of music.

Full Story: Merger of YouTube Red and Google Play Music confirmed by YouTube’s music head | 9to5Google

This Startup Is Composing Music To Pair With The Book You’re Reading

Sometimes there is nothing more relaxing than coming home after a tough day at work or going on vacation and picking up a great book and turning on some background music. Millions of people read with music playing, and now one app is working to bring those two worlds together into one digital experience, all-encompassing experience.

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Slash still blows my mind….

Slash still blows my mind….

From the recent Apollo Theater performance: [Stick around to the 3 min mark to get past the intro & into something special :)]

Chester Bennington death causes Help Musicians to launch Music Minds Matter campaign | Metro News

All we can really do when something awful happens is mourn the loss and then try to make something good happen.  That’s exactly what the music industry is trying to do from the awful loss of Chester.

Linkin Park frontman Bennington died by suicide last week at the age of 41.The tragedy has shaken the music industry, which Help Musicians has stated is going through a ‘mental health crisis’.

The charity has launched the Music Minds Matter campaign and are hoping to raise enough money for the first dedicated 24/7 mental health service for those in the music industry.

More info: Chester Bennington death causes Help Musicians to launch Music Minds Matter campaign | Metro News

Night Nation Run draws 8,000 for running music festival | TribLIVE

What cool event idea!!

Because it wasn’t just the electronic dance music reverberating through the air, causing the sidewalks to pulse under your feet. It was the mass who showed up—millennials, the older and wiser, those still occupying strollers, and everything in between—who not only caused traffic to stop, but inspired a wall of curious onlookers along N. Shore Drive. iPhones in the air, waiting to capture the moment when 8,000 people shot out from the starting line under fog machines, spot lights, and enough energy to short circuit the grid as Night Nation Run officially unleashed itself on the city.

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Linkin Park launch suicide prevention site after Chester Bennington death

Linkin Park have set up a tribute website to their singer Chester Bennington, who died last week in what is being treated as suicide.

The site, chester.linkinpark.com, features suicide prevention information including phone numbers for the US services Suicide Prevention Lifeline and Crisis Text Line. The site also collates social media messages from fans paying tribute to the singer.

 

Full Story at The Guardian