Remaking the EDM experience for Japan

by Patrick ST. Michel

Glitter showered the crowd at August’s all-night Sonicmania event as electronic artist Zedd cued up his hit song, “Stay the Night.” The crowd bobbed along at first, but as the track built and let loose in a whirlwind of bass and synthesizer the audience followed suit with fists pumping in ...

Sep 16, 2014

Apple helps disgruntled iTunes users delete free U2 album

Apple on Monday began helping people boot U2 off their iTunes accounts after a cacophony of complaints about not wanting the automatically downloaded free album by the Irish rock band. U2 performed at the close of an Apple event last week marked by the ...

Review: Kenny 'Babyface' Edmonds at Billboard Live

Sep 10, 2014

Review: Kenny 'Babyface' Edmonds at Billboard Live

by Thomas Hall

The fact that Kenny “Babyface” Edmonds is playing at Billboard Live makes total sense, since his songwriting and production has dominated the Billboard charts for the past 25 years. With 10 Grammy Awards and a list of collaborators that reads like a who’s-who of ...

Tokyo Jazz Festival impresses again

| Sep 9, 2014

Tokyo Jazz Festival impresses again

by Sean Smith

Sitting in a muddy field is taken as par for the course, and possibly even part of the attraction, at major summer festivals like Fuji Rock. But rain would certainly have put a damper on any jazz festival set in the heart of the ...

Music acts look to Groupon, LivingSocial for help

Sep 8, 2014

Music acts look to Groupon, LivingSocial for help

by Mesfin Fekadu

Websites like Groupon have become the go-to place for folks looking for that half-off deal on a manicure, a two-for-one offer for a fancy dinner or that all-inclusive trip that won’t break the bank. But increasingly, it’s also becoming the place for music fans ...