Britons urged to check music collection as ‘sought-after’ modern albums sell for hundreds

Grammys 2021: Kanye West wins Best Contemporary Christian Album Having been one of very few ways to listen to music once upon a time, vinyl records have made a comeback in popular culture as music lovers collect their favourite albums - despite many turning to digital for their favourite hits. However, those records could bring more than just nostalgia to their owners. Related articles In fact, some records are potentially worth large amounts...

Metronomy’s Anna Prior on going solo: ‘It’s always felt like there’s been something missing’

Pop and rockInterviewMetronomy’s Anna Prior on going solo: ‘It’s always felt like there’s been something missing’Kate SolomonCreated in lockdown, and released via her own label, the drummer’s debut solo single marks the start of her own journeyFrom Metronomy to autonomy ... Anna Prior. Photograph: Cristiana MoraisFrom Metronomy to autonomy ... Anna Prior. Photograph: Cristiana MoraisFri 27 Aug 2021 13.00 BSTLast modified on Fri 27...

The 50 greatest gay songs of all time

Thirty days of summer is a pretty paltry amount of time to celebrate the LGBTQ+ community. Pride is so much more than a month of parades and celebrations. It's life. And while we'd never balk at an excuse to celebrate everything that Pride stands for, we also believe that any time is the perfect time to crank up these gay songs and let the rainbow flag fly. That's why we've assembled a 50-song playlist perfectly calibrated for Pride Month and...

Apple has briefed indie music distributors on enabling Spatial Audio, here’s how to prepare your tracks

We have some new details today on Apple Lossless and Spatial Audio for indie artists. Apple’s recently announced Spatial Audio and Lossless audio formats for Apple Music are set to kick off next month. While we know it has partnered with big artists like Ariana Grande, Maroon 5, and Kacey Musgraves, among others, to bring the first 3D and hi-fi audio to its streaming service, what does this mean for the rest of us?  After code hinting at the...

ToneStone is a music production app from the people behind Guitar Hero and Left 4 Dead

ToneStone is an app designed to make producing music easy, even for users without any musical experience, and it’s created by people who worked on Guitar Hero and Left 4 Dead. Even though the app is officially being announced today, it’s still in closed beta, and there’s a waitlist for those who want to try it out. As a music production hobbyist, ToneStone’s interface and game-like features very much seem like my kind of jam, based on...

The Music Industry Has Neglected Its DJs. New Tech Will Change the Game

DJ edits of hit songs are everywhere, but the artists of the original music have not been properly compensated for the use of their works — until now. Whether you’re driving to the club, dancing at the club, or pounding tequila shots at your best friend’s wedding, carefully crafted tracks — parts of which have been sped up, slowed down, loudened for affect, and quieted for introductions and commentary — are soundtracking countless...

How to get started as a DIY Musician

Presented by Vans Musicians WantedWith an abundance of streaming platforms and projects that spotlight budding talents, the music scene is changing, gradually giving way to DIY music and aspiring artists.  Promoted Video Learn more about the CX True Wireless here From bedroom pop singers to garage rock bands, we’ve seen a myriad of independent artists rise up the ranks of music through the years. And, it shows no sign of slowing down with...