Pop & Hiss The L.A. Times music blog
Jamie xx bridges dance music's past and future at Echoplex

What do people look for when they go to raves? Is it just the obvious – sex, drugs, loud music and the chance to set aside your day job? Or is there something else, some kind of communion with every dance music fan who wanted to feel something new for a while?

“In Colour,” the new album from the U.K. producer Jamie xx, has a nostalgia for a time in music he barely has been alive long enough to have...

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Apple Music reaches reported 10 million subscribers during free trial

If industry reports are to be believed, Apple Music has pulled in 10 million subscribers less than a month after the streaming service launched to considerable fanfare, and some early criticism.

Music website Hits Daily Double quotes multiple anonymous sources for the figure, which arrives during the service’s three-month free trial period. “The veracity of the statistic is far from sure,” Fortune...

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The 'Happy Birthday' song could soon be free for you to use

"Happy Birthday to You," the song that has graced billions of birthday celebrations in the last 120 years, is not free for the public to use.

Movies and TV shows, for example, must pay royalties if they include the ubiquitous ditty. Waiters can't perform it for restaurant patrons without similar permission. If you want to make a ringtone with it, you're also supposed to cough up some cash.

That all...

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'Keith Richards: Under the Influence' doc due Sept. 18 on Netflix

Rolling Stones songwriter and lead guitarist Keith Richards is the subject of a new documentary, “Keith Richards: Under the Influence,” coming to Netflix in September in conjunction with the release of his first solo album in more than 20 years.

Director Morgan Neville, whose exploration of the careers of several backup singers “20 Feet From Stardom,” earned him an Academy Award, this time looks at...

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Bob Dylan's 1965 electric set at Newport Folk Festival revisited

Bob Dylan sang about a “Million Dollar Bash” on his celebrated “Basement Tapes” recordings, and that’s nearly what the 2015 Newport Folk Festival became over the weekend during a 50th anniversary salute to Dylan’s historic 1965 performance.

In addition to performances by various artists of songs Dylan sang when he famously “went electric” at Newport, R.I., guitarist and songwriter Taylor Goldsmith...

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Mariah Carey to be honored with star on Hollywood Walk of Fame

Mariah Carey is getting a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.

The pop diva will receive the 2,556th star in a ceremony Aug. 5, the Hollywood Chamber of Commerce announced Monday.

Carey is one of the most successful recording stars of all time.

She’s amassed 18 No. 1 hits on the Billboard Hot 100, placing her only behind the Beatles for the record.

Read about the lives of thousands of stars on Hollywood's...

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