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Taylor Swift returns to Spotify after almost three-year boycott

Jun 9, 2017

Taylor Swift returns to Spotify after almost three-year boycott

Taylor Swift is releasing her entire catalog on all streaming services, ending the pop star’s boycott of Spotify Ltd. over her ability to limit her songs to paying subscribers.The albums will become available at midnight New York time Thursday night, Swift’s management said on ...

AI celebrates East, West identity on new album

Jun 1, 2017

AI celebrates East, West identity on new album

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There was a time when Japanese music labels were concerned that Ai Carina Uemura’s music sounded too American due to her R&B style.“Like, from the beginning of my career. They told me all the time, ‘People aren’t going to understand that type of music,'” ...

Renick Bell discovers the art inside the algorithms

May 9, 2017

Renick Bell discovers the art inside the algorithms

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In 2017, algorithms are everywhere.They determine the news we see, the music we stream, the advertisements we’re served and the very means through which we communicate and access information on a daily basis. And it’s not just our online experience that’s underpinned by algorithms. ...

Politics and pop: a perfect pairing

| May 4, 2017

Politics and pop: a perfect pairing

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It’s official: You can’t escape politics in America. On a recent trip to Seattle, everyone I spoke to wanted to talk about President Donald Trump. Fittingly, the 2017 edition of the Museum of Pop Culture’s Pop Conference, which I was invited to speak at, ...

China's all-girl pop band crushes hopes of besotted female fans

May 4, 2017

China's all-girl pop band crushes hopes of besotted female fans

Just a little under a year ago, Min Junqian was an unknown art student in China’s eastern province of Shandong, dreaming of becoming a star and hitting the big time.Fast-forward a year and the 23-year-old is a member of Acrush, China’s first all-girl “boy ...