While the cool kids and audiophiles are creating a vinyl resurgence and arguing over the best turntables , streaming music is still the most convenient way to listen to your favorite songs. Streaming used to mean sacrificing sound quality, but that's no longer the case -- it may surprise you that streaming music can sound indistinguishable from, or even better than, an old-fashioned CD . The question is, which streaming music service is best for you? We checked out Spotify , Apple Music , Tidal , Amazon Music , YouTube Music , Deezer, Qobuz and Pandora Premium to see how each platform stacks up for your subscription buck. While most offer music catalogs of more than 50 million songs, each has its own unique pros and cons. We've also left out services that only play music in a radio format and don't offer a la carte listening that lets you choose your own songs. Get more out of your tech Learn smart gadget and internet tips and tricks with … [Read more...] about Best music streaming service for 2021
THE Entertainment Software Association's publication "Essential Facts About the Computer and Video Game Industry" for 2005 opens with this assertion from Sheldon Brown, a visual arts professor and director of the Center for Research in Computing and the Arts at the University of California, San Diego: "Whether we like it or not, this is the medium of our moment. It is a medium that is telling our cultural story, and the fact that it is a primary tool of youth and adolescents means it will have a tremendous impact on how the next generation or two plays itself out." If that's true, the music industry -- another purveyor of digital goods -- could not have been very happy when bloggers last week began sharing screen grabs from a popular new Nintendo game, which includes, among its many characters, a guitar-toting puppy who seems to extol the virtues of file-sharing. "Those industry fat cats try to put a price on my music, but it wants to be free," the canine bard says in a … [Read more...] about Social Commentary, or Just a Dog’s Opinion?
SEOUL, South Korea -- K-pop celebrities have begun to express support for the Black Lives Matter movement online and their loyal fans are following suit. Boy band BTS fan community ARMY, short for Adorable Representative M.C. for Youth, raised over a million dollars in less than 24 hours, to match one million dollars that their idols donated . Other K-pop celebrities supporting global protests against racism on social networks include BigBang member Taeyang, Girl band f(x) member Amber, and CL of 2NE1. Taeyang posted on instagram "black lives matter," with a hashtag "BlackoutTuesday." Johnny of NCT127 also uploaded a black square with the hashtag, "blacklivesmatter." Mark from boy band Got7 shared his donation to George Floyd memorial fund, saying "Stay strong, stay safe." "I believe when idols show public support to a movement, such as Black Lives Matter, dedicated fans will support as well," Kami Rose, originally from Brooklyn New York now teaching … [Read more...] about K-pop stars take part in Black Lives Matter movement
K-pop superstars BTS doubled down on its support of Black Lives Matter , teaming up with their management company, Big Hit Entertainment, for a $1 million donation to the organization. Kailee Scales, managing director for Black Lives Matter Network Action Fund and Black Lives Matter Global Network, Inc., told Variety , "Black people all over the world are in pain at this moment from the trauma of centuries of oppression. We are moved by the generosity of BTS and allies all over the world who stand in solidarity in the fight for Black lives." MORE: BTS makes rare political statement in support of Black Lives Matter: 'We stand against racial discrimination' The group’s commitment inspired their loyal fans, the BTS Army, to start a campaign to match the donation . Last Thursday, the official BTS account posted on social media in both Korean and English, "We stand against racial discrimination. We condemn violence. You, I and we all have the right to be … [Read more...] about BTS donates $1 million to Black Lives Matter
Former Smash actress Megan Hilty plays Patsy Cline and Broadway actress Jessie Mueller plays Loretta Lynn in Lifetime's new film, Patsy & Loretta Advertisement The untold true story of Patsy Cline and Loretta Lynn’s friendship will soon hit the small screen. A new biopic titled Patsy & Loretta , which is set to premiere on Lifetime in the fall, follows the two country legends as they help each other make their marks on the industry — and PEOPLE has an exclusive first look at the trailer. Get push notifications with news, features and more. + Follow Following You'll get the latest updates on this topic in your browser notifications. In the clip, which stars former Smash actress Megan Hilty as Cline and Broadway star Jessie Mueller as Lynn, the pair start to form a friendship when Lynn visits Cline in the hospital after a near-fatal car crash in 1961. While in the hospital room, Lynn asks Cline in … [Read more...] about New Biopic Explores Patsy Cline and Loretta Lynn’s Friendship – Watch the Trailer!