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Posted Monday 2/12/18 at 8:22PM EST
Black Mirror's "Hang the DJ" songs by Sigur Rós and Alex Somers get a soundtrack release
The Season 4 episode songs will be available on vinyl and CD.
Posted Tuesday 2/06/18 at 2:36AM EST
Bruno Mars urges NFL to celebrate hip-hop at next year's Super Bowl halftime in Atlanta
“@NFL you have the opportunity to celebrate incredible Hip Hop Artist from Atlanta Next year,” tweeted the Grammy-winning musician, who performed at the Super Bowl halftimes in 2014 and 2016. “Outkast. T.I Gucci, lil jon, Jeezy, Jermaine Dupri just to name a few. it would be the best party Tv has ever seen!” he tweeted. Mars also offered to curate the show, joking that “I’ll only charge like a billion.” He added: “all jokes aside please lets make this happen.”
Posted Thursday 2/01/18 at 2:23PM EST
Barbra Streisand explains why she allowed The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel to use her songs
“I don’t license my songs very often, but I was impressed with how the show digs deep into the song catalogs of the era and doesn’t just go with the obvious hits,” says Streisand, who received a letter from creator Amy Sherman-Palladino “pleading” for the clearance of her songs. Streisand adds: "Usually, when someone requests a license they only use 30 seconds or a minute, so I was surprised when they used the whole song with that crazy ending.”
Posted Monday 1/29/18 at 5:55AM EST
Netflix will go inside the world of hip-hop with the eight-episode series Rapture
New York urban culture brand Mass Appeal will produce the docuseries that will feature everybody from T.I. to Nas to Logic, going behind the scenes with their family and friends.
Posted Wednesday 1/17/18 at 12:03AM EST
Hip-hop has become the status quo on TV
Shows from Empire to Atlanta to The Chi help prove that “hip-hop’s broad influence on American pop culture has defied countless predictions that a nervous white mainstream would never fully embrace a trend born out of the urban, black experience,” says Lorraine Ali. “Consider hip-hop’s television takeover. Today, rappers are not only backing films about the black experience, but also are creating, producing and starring in top-rated cable and network series and breaking out of music categories at film and television award shows.”
Posted Friday 1/12/18 at 6:58PM EST
Carrie Underwood debuts her Super Bowl LII song featuring Ludacris
Their performance of “The Champion” will be used to open this year’s Super Bowl from Minneapolis.
Posted Friday 1/05/18 at 11:08PM EST
Will NBC show Snoop Dogg’s halftime show during Saturday’s NFL playoff game?
The rapper is scheduled to perform during halftime of the Atlanta Falcons vs. Los Angeles Rams game airing on NBC on Saturday night.
Posted Thursday 12/21/17 at 10:23PM EST
Barbra Streisand had to “literally sit down and watch” a scene from The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel before approving use of her music
“She did it the day after the (2016) presidential election,” says producer Dan Palladino. “Either she was looking for a distraction or decided the end of times was coming and she needed to get her last business done. We didn't hear anything from her other than the OK to do it.” Amy Sherman-Palladino adds, “I basically wrote Barbra a soliloquy, a love letter. That piece of music had been in my brain from before the scene was completed.” ALSO: How Marvelous Mrs. Maisel put together its 1950s soundtrack.
Posted Tuesday 12/19/17 at 2:48PM EST
Kendrick Lamar to perform halftime show at the college football national championship — outside the stadium
ESPN will put on a halftime show for the first time for the College Football Playoff title game, but Lamar’s performance on Jan. 8 will not be inside Atlanta's Mercedes-Benz Stadium. Instead, he’ll perform at Centennial Olympic Park outside the stadium.
Posted Thursday 12/14/17 at 5:10PM EST
What happened to the music on Empire?
Season 4 of the Fox music drama has pivoted away from the music, which made last night’s performance of “Trapped” so unusual.
Posted Thursday 12/07/17 at 8:21PM EST
TV musicians demonstrated outside late-night shows over lack of pay from when their work appears online
Musicians leafleted today in front of Jimmy Kimmel Live!, The Late Show with Stephen Colbert, The Late Late Show with James Corden and 30 Rockefeller Plaza in hopes of calling attention to the lack of pay for their work when it’s on YouTube and other websites. The musicians included those working on variety shows, awards shows and live reality shows.
Posted Monday 11/20/17 at 11:08PM EST
Doctor Who theme co-creator honored posthumously with a PhD
Electronic music pioneer Delia Derbyshire, who died in 2001 after being mostly unrecognized for her contribution to the classic theme song, will be given an honorary PhD from Coventry University. Derbyshire transformed Ron Gainer’s written score into an iconic piece of electronic music, but she wasn’t credited for her contribution.
Posted Saturday 11/11/17 at 3:34AM EST
Hip-hop has been the subject of some of the most inventive TV in recent years
Pop music critic Jon Caramanica sat down with Questlove to discuss how hip-hop has influenced television, especially with shows like Atlanta, Empire and The Get Down.
Posted Friday 11/10/17 at 5:18PM EST
Not all Scandal fans were happy to see Taylor Swift perform during a commercial break
“I’m trying to figure out why Taylor Swift premiere song is showing during Scandal why not Greys Anatomy,” tweeted one Scandal fan. Another tweeted: “Get Darth Becky off my tv!!! Girl bye!!!!” ALSO: Swift dances with Tiffany Haddish in new SNL promo.
Posted Friday 10/20/17 at 11:40PM EDT
Television has become the best place to find about great new music
TV show music supervisors are getting as much buzz in the music industry as the show’s stars.
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