Monday, February 14, 2022

How 'Amapiano', South Africa's soulful sound, has become one of the hottest new music genres

A distinct sound is currently vibing on social feeds around the world: the deep house, log-drum driven basslines and soulful piano melodies of "Amapiano." While Amapiano dance challenges are currently sweeping TikTok, the streets of South Africa have been thrumming with its sound for years.

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Tuesday, January 25, 2022

Bob Dylan sells his entire catalog of recorded music to Sony Music

Bob Dylan has sold his entire catalog of recorded music to Sony Music.

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Wednesday, November 3, 2021

A rare look inside Alicia Keys and Swizz Beatz's mountainside mansion

In the mountains north of San Diego, a modernist mansion made of white concrete and glass rises from the cliffside. The property, nicknamed "Razor House" after the nearby Razor Point Trail, is now home to two famous inhabitants: singer Alicia Keys and her music producer husband Kasseem Dean, better known as Swizz Beatz, alongside their children Genesis and Egypt.

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Monday, November 1, 2021

Three wedding guests reportedly shot dead in Afghanistan for playing music at reception

Three guests were shot dead at a wedding reception in eastern Afghanistan on Friday night, apparently because music was being played, according to the Taliban.

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Tuesday, October 26, 2021

Historic music venue to re-open in London after $100 million revamp

Historic London music venue KOKO, where the likes of Madonna, Prince, Amy Winehouse and Coldplay have performed, will re-open next spring following a $100 million revamp.

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Monday, October 25, 2021

The iPod turned 20. Here's how it changed the way I think about music

Twenty years ago this weekend, Apple launched the original, iconic iPod. Six years later, I was gifted my first and only version of the device: a third-generation iPod Nano, fit with a square screen, a click wheel and an engraving on the back: "Sofia Barrett, Happy 11th Birthday."

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Sunday, October 17, 2021

Community grieves loss of UK lawmaker after fatal stabbing

British lawmaker Sir David Amess was fatally stabbed while serving his community. Friends and constituents remember him as the moderate Conservative MP who got things done, but also as the animal lover who staged a music concert for people with learning disabilities.

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How 'Amapiano', South Africa's soulful sound, has become one of the hottest new music genres

A distinct sound is currently vibing on social feeds around the world: the deep house, log-drum driven basslines and soulful piano melodies ...