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The Royal Mint has announced the iconic band, Queen, will be celebrated with the launch of a commemorative coin collection, making it the first time that a British band has been celebrated on UK coinage. Available from today, the design is the first in The Royal Mint’s new ‘Music Legends’ collection. Known for pushing the boundaries with their own unique style and continually reinventing their approach to music, Queen’s layered sound and flamboyant anthems continue to influence a new generation of musicians’ decades after they were formed.
Exhibition of Jah Wobbles Paintings we talk to him here about his art - best pp
The Best Music Group and Epic Records unveil the anxiously awaited Bad Boys For Life Original Motion Picture Soundtrack today.***Meghan Trainor first made history in 2014 with her diamond-certified smash single “All About That Bass.”***(January 17, 2020 – Los Angeles, CA) – Jump starting the decade with a new anthem, mold-breaking artist Kodie Shane kicks off 2020 with her new single and music video, “No Rap Kap” [featuring Trippie Redd].***
Peggy Gou with DJ Harvey - Potato Head Party & New Merch!
With both Peggy Gou and DJ Harvey on the bill, New Year’s Eve 2019 at Desa Potato Head was always set to be an unforgettable experience, and it saw 4,500 attendees experiencing the last sunset of 2019 and the first sunrise of 2020 alongside the superstar DJs signature beats. Recently named a member of the Business of Fashion’s BoF 500, Gou continues to flex her artistic talents with the Indonesian lifestyle brand, by releasing the second drop of her second merch collaboration with her Potato Head family on January 1st. The new collection consists of seven styles of shirts starting at ... Listen-See-Shop-Here! Interview Soon!
This Phacemag special celebrates the 80th birthday year (26 November) of one of the world’s most important and inspirational artists - Tina Turner.
This Phacemag special celebrates the 80th birthday year (26 November) of one of the world’s most important and inspirational artists - Tina Turner, revered around the world, inspiring millions through her own personal story, her singing, her dancing and beyond. Her music legacy is a collection of some of the best-known songs of all time, just utter the phrase “You’re simply the best” you’d be hard-pressed to find a person who doesn’t know the next line!
SGT PEPPER'S LONELY HEARTS CLUB BAND
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“Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band is one of the most important and ground-breaking albums of all time. In many ways it changed how records could be made." : Giles Martin
Liverpool, December 19, 2019 - Tate Liverpool and National Museums Liverpool, with a little help from The Beatles and Dolby Laboratories, today launched a unique experiential presentation of Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band in Dolby Atmos®, as a Christmas gift to the city. This worldwide first, immersive experience will be presented daily at the Dr Martin Luther King Jr Building at the Royal Albert Dock Liverpool from today until Thursday 9 January.
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On 10 - 11 January 2020, the National Space Centre is creating an immersive LIVE show and exhibition celebrating one of the biggest pop culture icons of the twentieth century: David Bowie. The National Space Centre is working with DAVID LIVE to host the very first live performance of the music of David Bowie in the Sir Patrick Moore Planetarium. The show will fully utilise the unique fulldome format of the UK’s largest planetarium, with a stunning immersive 360 degree show.
Rising alt-pop star Greta Jaime returns with ‘Internet Love’, the last of her releases in 2019. A shimmering solitary guitar arpeggio floats beneath her vocal. As the song grows, so too does the style, weaving bold melodies - reminiscent of Tove Lo or BANKS, - with the throbbing spectral-pop darkness of Grimes.
For the past four years, Monsta X have toured and attracted a massive international fan base in the United States and across the world. The single takes another step towards merging them into the pop scene as the first Korean group to seamlessly integrate fully. “Middle of the Night” illuminates yet another side of this sensation. Hinging on a hummable groove, glistening production and thick beats reverberate throughout the dance-driven ballad alongside impressive vocal performances. The energy manifests most clearly in the falsetto-punctuated hook, “Lock me away in the middle of the night…you got me.”
Los Angeles, CA--Craft Recordings is proud to announce the launch of its very first podcast, Prestige 70—a limited series that salutes the legacy and spirit of the venerable jazz label Prestige Records. Produced as part of the label’s 70th-anniversary celebrations, Prestige 70 features intimate conversations between acclaimed musicians, composers and producers, and host Scott Goldman—who, as the longtimemoderator of the GRAMMY® Museum Public Programs Series, has interviewed hundreds of iconic figures in music. Through the lens of contemporary artists, Prestige 70 not only looks back at the musicians and recordings that made the label so important but also looks to the future, as a new generation continues the tradition of redefining and pushing the boundaries of jazz.
Celebrating the 70th anniversary of Prestige Records, the deluxe six-LP set presents the quintet’s marathon sessions for the iconic jazz label, recorded between 1955–56, which resulted in classic albums such as Cookin’, Relaxin’,Workin’, and Steamin’. Plus, the box set offers a bonus LPwith audio from radio and TV appearances by the group. Pressed on 180-gram vinylat RTI, the discs are housed in a collectible 20-page hardcover linen-wrapped portfolio-style book, featuring stunning photographs of Davis and the band, plus in-depth liner notes from esteemed jazz historian Bob Blumenthal.
Tiny Magnetic Pets 'Girl In A White Dress EP’ released (15th Nov 2019) "SO... ...I was flicking through my emails when I saw 'Girl In A White Dress EP' I knew straight away I would like it. I clicked the email & link to listen and guess what? I Love It! How does that work? For me it has a nostalgic quality of course but it's done so charmingly natural did I say I Love It!? If you know me you'll know I'm a fan of Roland Barthes & Death of the Author but that hasn't stopped me putting the track notes in. I wouldn't read them just listen and find your own 'Girl In A White Dress' - Best pp xx"
(November 8, 2019 – Los Angeles, CA) – Epic Records and Netflix have released a new single and lyric video for “Invisible,” from multi-platinum pop artist Zara Larsson. The video features lush, innovative animation from Klaus, the Netflix animated feature film directed by Sergio Pablos (co-creator of Despicable Me) - “Invisible,” which just earned an HMMA (Hollywood Music In Media Awards) nomination for “Original Song - Animated Film,” was co-written by chart-topping songwriter and activist Justin Tranter (Selena Gomez, Halsey, Camilla Cabello), Jussi Ilmari Karvinen aka “Jussifer” and Caroline Pennell, produced by Jussifer, and mixed by Tony Maserati. Zara Larsson is signed with TEN/Epic Records.
Virgin EMI / Universal Music Group (UMG) today announced the release of “This Is How (We Want You To Get High)”, a previously unheard and unreleased song from George Michael. The track, which was recorded during George’s final studio sessions, is his first original material to be shared for seven years. This Is How (We Want You To Get High) - is a funky, upbeat classic, that provides the perfect finale to Last Christmas, a new movie inspired by the music of George Michael and Wham, which is released this week by Universal Pictures.