History has dubbed them the Daredevils of Niagara Falls: the infamous risk-takers who thought it would be a good idea to float over the falls and drop 167 feet into crashing waves. It all started in 1901 with Annie Edison Taylor, who at age 63 took the plunge in a barrel and lived to tell the tale. Since then dozens of men — presumably not content to be outdone by a woman — hav…….
NPR’s Adrian Florido speaks with Apple Music’s Ebro Darden about the music service’s new Juneteenth celebration album, Freedom Songs.
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And finally today, because it is Juneteenth, the holiday that commemorates the ending of slavery in the U.S., we wanted to end the program with some Black musicians who’ve come together to …….
Many orchestras, eager to demonstrate a commitment to contemporary music, have taken pride in programming works by living composers in recent years. But when the glamour of the premiere fades, many of those works all but disappear from the standard repertoire, rarely to be performed again.
Now a group of nonprofit leaders is working …….
London-based firm Hipgnosis Song Management announced Thursday the purchase of all the singer’s copyrights on tracks he wrote or co-wrote — a total of around 200 songs, according to Hipgnosis CEO Merck Mercuriadis. Among JT’s No. 1 hits now under their control include “SexyBack,” “Can’t Stop the Feeling” and “Mirrors.”
The dollar figure behind the deal has not been disclosed, but people fa…….