Father John Misty Deactivates Twitter & Instagram

Father John MistyOftentimes, when artists delete their social media accounts, it means they have new music on the way. But in the case of Father John Misty, it could just mean that he’s done with this particular art project. Josh Tillman, the man behind the Father John Misty character, has long been using his Twitter and his … More »

Rolling Stone Sells 49% Stake To BandLab; ‘Great British Bake Off’ Could See BBC Launch Rival Show — Global Briefs

Rolling Stone has sold a 49% stake of the iconic American pop culture magazine to Singapore-based social music company BandLab Technologies. Wenner Media, the magazine’s parent company, announced the deal over the weekend. Terms have not been disclosed but the investment does not include ownership in Wenner Media. The move comes at a time when the publishing industry is increasingly looking to capitalize on the digital advertising business as print ad revenue continues to…

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CNN Crafts Commercial for Debate Night That Looks Like a News Show

CNN loves to tell viewers when it’s covering breaking news. Tonight, it will also tell them that it’s breaking tradition. For two and a half minutes during its coverage leading up to this evening’s presidential debate between Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton, CNN will air a commercial for cable-TV’s Epix network that will look a lot… Read more »

Week Ahead – Today’s Top Tune 9.26 – 9.30.16

Grab this week’s TTT downloads featuring Angel Olsen, a sweetie who’s just announced a Valentine’s Day show at the Wiltern. We’ve also got a classic track from R.E.M. and a new song from the talented Mr. Nick Cave. Discover Middle Kids, our favorite new band out of Sydney. Plus, look out Aretha, here comes Elayna Boynton!

Monday, Sept 26
Elayna Boynton: Honey I Told You from Elayna Boynton

You may have noticed Elayna Boynton’s powerful voice as part of Quentin Tarantino’s Django Unchained when she sang her song “Freedom” alongside R&B great Anthony Hamilton, or heard her smoldering version of Aretha Franklin’s “One Room Paradise” in an IKEA commercial. The woman who was raised in Riverside on a steady diet of gospel and trips to see family in Memphis, Boynton strikes again as she belts out “Honey I Told You.”

Tuesday, Sept 27
R.E.M.: Radio Song from Out of Time (25th anniversary edition)

It’s been 25 years since R.E.M. issued Out Of Time, an album that catapulted them to international acclaim and ushered alternative music into the mainstream. Later this fall, the band will release a remastered album, which includes b- sides and demo versions, providing fans with insight into their creative process. A song we hold dear is an acoustic demo of “Radio.”

Wednesday, Sept 28
Angel Olsen: Shut Up Kiss Me from My Woman

Angel Olsen just released her fourth album, packed up her new six-piece band and got out on the road! Gritty and raw, Olsen’s music strikes an emotive punch as you’ll hear on “Shut Up Kiss Me.”

Thursday, Sept 29
Nick Cave: Jesus Alone from Skeleton Tree

Nick Cave is a master at creating menacing yet seductive songs. Author, musician, songwriter, actor and screenwriter, this Renaissance man lures us into his 16th album with “Jesus Alone.”

Friday, Sept 30
Middle Kids: Edge of Town (single)

Sydney has a new band that we are excited about. Right now, Middle Kids has released just a few singles but is preparing to release an EP in October. As Tim Fitz says of lead vocalist Hannah Joy, she sings not to you or for you but with you, and that’s what we feel on the “Edge of Town.”

Parents Will Love This Sweet, Heartbreaking Ikea Ad With a Kid Picking Out Furniture

The first trip a person makes to Ikea is often with his or her parents. Buzzman Paris brings that bittersweet visit to life in “My Son,” an ad that opens on a mom strolling the store with a boy who can’t be more than 10 years old. 

For someone so young, the kid proves oddly precocious. He makes a beeline for a kitchen island, admiring the surface material. He lauds the practicality of slide-out drawers, and measures furniture while his mother wistfully observes. 

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Plex Teams Up With Amazon to Offer Cloud-Based Media Server

Fresh off the launch of its DVR service, digital media center maker Plex just announced another major feature addition: Plex users can now run their media server on Amazon Drive, with no need for a local computer or network-attached storage drive anymore. This won’t just make for a lot simpler Plex experience — the startup… Read more »

Daisy Ridley, Elizabeth Debicki Join ‘Peter Rabbit’ Live-Action/Animated Hybrid (EXCLUSIVE)

Daisy Ridley and Elizabeth Debicki have joined the cast of Sony’s live-action/animated hybrid “Peter Rabbit,” starring Rose Byrne and James Corden. The film will be directed by Will Gluck from a screenplay by Rob Lieber with revisions by Gluck. The adaptation will be made at Animal Logic, the Sydney-based animation and visual effects production studio behind the global blockbuster… Read more »

Roku Revamps Streaming Player Line-Up With 5 New Models, Starting at $30

Roku introduced five new streaming players Monday, including three new models of its existing puck-shaped device and two new entry-level devices, with one of them selling for as little as $29.99. It’s one of Roku’s biggest device revamps yet, and could help the company to keep up with increased competition from Apple, Google and Amazon. As… Read more »

Watch Drake’s Please Forgive Me Short Film

Drake - Please Forgive MeDrake’s Views is easily the most album of 2016 thus far, but other than “Child’s Play” and bonus track “Hotline Bling,” Drake hasn’t made any videos for any of its tracks. Instead, he’s been working on Please Forgive Me, a short film inspired by tracks from the album. The film was supposed … More »