Category: Music

The Highest Paid Musicians of 2017 Will Surprise You

Making a living through music can seem like a never-ending hustle at times, but for some folks who just happen to be at the top of their game (and the top of the industry), the past year has definitely been a lucrative one. Forbes has just released their (jaw-dropping) list of the world’s highest-paid musicians of 2017, which is calculated based… Read more →

Bohemianizm Holiday Playlist 2017

If you’re looking for snappy, saucy, and soulful seasonal songs that will get you (and perhaps your party guests) into the holly jolly mood, then check out the Bohemianizm Holiday Playlist 2017. Happy holidays, bohemian friends!   Read more →

Kesha Says a UFO Sighting Inspired Her New Album

  After years of legal battles that have prevented Kesha from releasing new music — not to mention had fans and stars alike rallying around the singer to #FreeKesha — she’s now back with a brand new album, “Rainbows” (due for release on August 11). And while we might assume that her past struggles and future hopes might be the motivation behind… Read more →

Woodstock Festival Location Is Now an Official Historic Site

  While Woodstock is obviously considered an important event in music history, the location where the festival was held back in 1969 has only now been deemed an official historical site.  Democratic Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced on Tuesday that Bethel Woods Center for the Arts, an 800-acre area that was once a dairy farm 90 miles north of New York City in… Read more →

This John Lennon Suit Is Being Sold for $50,000+

  In the early years of the Beatles’ career, their manager, Brian Epstein, hired British tailor Douglas Millings to create suits for the musicians to help shape their clean-cut image. Eventually creating more than 500 looks for the fellas, Millings even appeared in A Hard Day’s Night as the group’s (you guessed it!) tailor.     Now, one of the suits… Read more →

Fender Made a Million Dollar Fabergé Guitar

  Granted, any musician will appreciate a shnazzy guitar created with great consideration and care. However, the Fender Fabergé Pine Cone Stratocaster takes luxe right over the top. With diamonds, silver, gold and a finish invented specifically for this instrument, this guitar would put you back a cool million dollars to call your own. Although, really, this piece of art… Read more →

Here’s the 59th Grammy Awards Spotify Playlist

  The 59th Grammy Awards have some of the biggest players in the biz competing this year, from Adele and Rihanna to Beyoncé and The Weeknd, not to mention Drake and Chance the Rapper. Now just a few days away, that means, if you haven’t been listening to the nominees for months on your own, then it’s time to familiarize yourself with this year’s top… Read more →

Ed Sheeran Just Broke Multiple Records On Spotify

Just got the test pressing for the album, can’t wait for you to hear it! Pre-order link in my bio x A post shared by Ed Sheeran (@teddysphotos) on Jan 13, 2017 at 8:44am PST   Things are going pretty darn well for Ed Sheeran who just broke multiple records on Spotify after the release of his two highly anticipated new… Read more →

A Georgia University Is Offering an Outkast Course

  The Simpsons philosophy class at Glasgow University definitely sounds like something plenty of folks would be interested in. But will an Outkast course be as popular? Offered by Armstrong State University in Savannah, Georgia, Dr. Regina Bradley is teaching a class called “Outkast and the Rise of the Hip-Hop South.” According to Aux, the “course will examine how André 3000 and… Read more →

Check Out Phantogram Covering Radiohead’s “Weird Fishes/Arpeggi”

  Phantogram may have gained massive popularity with their “You Don’t Get Me High Anymore” and “Black Out Days,” but this time around they’re tackling a cover. And it’s not just any ol’ tune.   A post shared by Radiohead (@radiohead) on Aug 8, 2016 at 7:01am PDT   Check out their rendition of Radiohead’s “Weird Fishes/Arpeggi” for Australia’s Triple J. Check radio station.… Read more →

Hear the xx’s New Single ‘Say Something Loving’

  The xx may have just been announced as one of the acts appearing at this year’s epic Coachella festival, but right now you should probably take a moment to check out their new song, “Say Something Loving,” the second single off the band’s upcoming LP I See You.       (h/t Rolling Stone; photo via The xx) Read more →

Gigi and Bella Hadid Rapping Nicki Minaj’s Starships is Weirdly Impressive

  Gigi and Bella Hadid may currently rule the modeling world, but if they ever had aspirations for a career in music, they may want to nix ’em. That’s because the duo has just given us a peek at their rendition of Nicki Minaj’s Starships, and though it’s epically cringe-worthy, it’s also weirdly impressive. Though it’s, well, er, not good (at all),… Read more →

Watch Lady Gaga’s New “Million Reasons” Video

Picking up where her “Perfect Illusion” story left off, Lady Gaga’s new “Million Reasons” video is a passionate continuation of the personal situation she has obviously been working through with her music à la Joanne. Check out Lady Gaga’s “Million Reasons” below.   (h/t Pitchfork) Read more →

Yeah Yeah Yeahs’ New ‘Under the Earth’ Remix Is All About the Trip-Hop

  The Yeah Yeah Yeahs are certainly not shy about striking out and trying whatever pleases them whether we’re talking about their you-never-know-what-you’re-gonna-get music to Karen O’s epic fashion sense. That’s why fans shouldn’t be surprised by their wild remix of 2013’s “Under the Earth.” Adding a helluva trip-hip sound to the song, the accompanying video is meant to highlight the… Read more →

Beyoncé Releases Video For Lemonade’s “All Night”

Beyoncé’s Lemonade just keeps on giving. While pretty much every song and accompanying video she’s released from the visual album has been an artistic masterpiece (IMHO), the newest offering is just as amazing. Check out the newly released video for “All Night”.   (h/t Paper) Read more →

OK Go’s New “The One Moment” Video Is a Super Slo-Mo Art Explosion

You really need to check out OK Go’s latest video, this time around for their song “The One Moment,” which is from their latest album, Hungry Ghosts (Paracadute/BMG). A 4.2 second art explosion displayed in super slow-mo, it’s pretty much the kind of awesomeness we expect from these guys at this point. Talk about a beautiful disaster! (photo via OK Go) Read more →

You Won’t Believe How Much Money Taylor Swift Makes Every… Single… Day

  While the 6 richest living artists aren’t hurting for money (since each is worth $100 million+) and Cindy Sherman reigns as the top-earning woman artist, Taylor Swift continues to dominate the money-making game in the music industry. With Forbes reporting that she took in an incredible $170 million last year (taking the title as the highest earning celebrity under… Read more →

Check Out Murs Break a Guinness Record With a 26-Hour Rap Marathon

If you’re looking to check out a mighty feat, then you’ll want to take a peek at #BarsForDays which is all about rapper Murs attempting to break a world record for the longest rap. Using both his own material and that of others, he’s going to try to rap for 26 straight hours. That’s right — over a full day’s worth… Read more →

Tom DeLonge Left Blink-182 to Investigate UFOs

While Blink 182 are busy getting ready to release their seventh full-length album, California, ex-band-mate Tom Delonge is busy doing his own thing. His own thing just happens to involve investigating UFOs. In a recent interview with Mic, Tom explained that he is now launching a “multimedia franchise” by the name of Sekret Machines. Including both fiction and non-fiction books, new music from DeLonge’s… Read more →

2016 Grammy Nominees, Top Genres, All-Time Winners, and More

The folks over at Graphiq are great at breaking down info into simple and sleek infographics and if you’re going to be watching tonight’s Grammy Awards ceremony, then you’ll definitely want to check out below for the top nominees, all time winners, and more. Data curated by PrettyFamous   Data curated by PrettyFamous   Data curated by PrettyFamous   Data curated… Read more →

Listen to the Song “Pompeii” Sung in the Language of Pompeii

“A song with a title of ancient Roman city deserves a Latin translation,” says Heleen Uytterhoeven which is why she has created a cover of Bastille’s song, Pompeii, in a language closer to what the people of the famous ancient city actually spoke. Not only is it positively lovely, it will help you learn to say things like Sed si tu… Read more →

Chemical Brothers and Beck’s New Video Features a Tech-Transforming Dancer

You seriously have to check out this gorgeous new video for Wide Open, the collaboration between Chemical Brothers and Beck. Directed by Dom & Nic and featuring dancer Sonoya Mizuno, the video’s moving choreography is heightened by the technology used which included a full CG model of Mizuno and 107 individual anatomic rigs. The result is definitely worth the effort.… Read more →

Rihanna and Damien Hirst (and a snake)

He is the world’s most controversial living artist. She is one of the world’s most successful pop icons. To celebrate British GQ’s 25th anniversary, these two creative firebrands embarked on an art project the like of which has never been seen before. Read about it here at British GQ. Read more →

Today in Art History: 1877 – Thomas Edison Patents the Phonograph

1877 – Thomas Edison patents the phonograph. “While other inventors had produced devices that could record sounds, Edison’s phonograph was the first to be able to reproduce the recorded sound. His phonograph originally recorded sound onto a tinfoil sheet wrapped around a rotating cylinder. A stylus responding to sound vibrations produced an up and down or hill-and-dale groove in the… Read more →

Artists Captures Musicians’ Movements in Light

You can use your imagination to visualize music or you can find a way to truly make it visible. Canadian artist Stephen Orlando has decided to do the latter. As part of his Motion Exposure series, the Ontario-based photographer handed violinists and cellists bows affixed with multicolored lights and asked them to play. These custom bows, combined with a low-light setting and… Read more →

The Cat Piano Was a Real Thing…and It Wasn’t As Cute As It Sounds

Do you love the gentle meows of kittens or peaceful purrrs of a cat? Then you might think those feline sounds would be music to one’s ears when assembled as an actual instrument…I guess. The katzenklavier (“cat piano”) was a musical instrument made out of cats. Designed by 17th-century German scholar Athanasius Kircher, it consisted of a row of caged cats… Read more →

Check Out Photos of Nirvana’s First Concert In A Friend’s Basement

Photos of Nirvana’s first concert in March 1987 have popped up thanks to Maggie Poukkula, the teenage daughter of Tony Poukkula, a member of Seattle band Laytem who grew up with Kurt Cobain and whose basement was the scene of the future iconic band’s first show. Last week, Poukkula tweeted a photo strip featuring three snapshots from the 1987 gig in Raymond, Washington,… Read more →

This Is What Songs Look Like As 3D Printed Sculptures

Have you ever wanted to touch music? To hold it and turn it in your hands as you feel it’s shape, it’s texture, it’s weight? Now you can. Lead by Allison Wood and Kei Gowda, Reify turns sound waves into 3-D printed sculptures that play the sound back with an augmented reality app. Wood started the company to explore digital synesthesia,… Read more →

The Ramones To Rock Archie Comics

The Archie’s may have made news recently for their Hipster transformation, but don’t think that means they’ve totally lost their rockin’ edge. To keep the gangs’ cred in tact, The Ramones will be joining the Riverdale punks soon enough. The comic will be co-written by Alex Segura, (‘Archie Meets KISS’) and Matthew Rosenberg (’12 Reasons to Die’) and drawn by… Read more →

Music Video from SATE

SATE is the new vehicle of Saidah Baba Talibah, the daughter of Canadian blues great Salome Bey (known as the Empress of Canadian Blues, also an honorary Member of the Order of Canada). SATE has recently released 3 EPs – the Red, Black and Blue EPs through PledgeMusic and is letting fans select 10 songs that will make the final album. You can read… Read more →

Music Video from Tara Baswani

Check out the gorgeous and wonderfully artistic video for Breakdown from Tara Baswani’s debut solo project, Quest:Origins, directed by Virpi Kettu. Tara Baswani is an award winning singer, songwriter and composer. The Indian born artist’s passion for fusing Western contemporary styles like Rock and Soul with World Music traditions defines her unmistakeable vocal and compositional trademark. Her background in the literary… Read more →