Apple Music on Android Auto is available to everyone

For those who’d rather diversify than remain loyal to one platform or brand, cross-platform support is a godsend. Apple Music, for instance, has finally rolled out an update that adds support for Android Auto, giving non-iPhone users a native in-car interface for the service. Cupertino first revealed the compatibility when it released a beta version […]

Sorry, Sony Music, you don’t own the rights to Bach’s music on Facebook

Enlarge / Johann Sebastian Bach. (credit: Elias Gottlob Haussmann) Sony Music Entertainment has been forced to abandon its claim that it owned 47 seconds of video of musician James Rhodes using his own piano to play music written by Johann Sebastian Bach. Last week, Rhodes recorded a short video of himself playing a portion of […]

Joy of living: Fall for the magic, myths and music of beautiful Brittany

We’d arrived in St Malo a week earlier after a relaxing overnight crossing with Brittany Ferries, then headed to Carnac Plage and Eurocamp’s Des Menhirs site with its fabulous sports and swimming complex. I wimped out on the water slides but the two big kids with me loved them. With loads of activities and within […]

Badass Music Books to Take to the Beach

Everyone loves music. It’s a universal thing that brings people together. And many of us music lovers (my musical tastes run the gamut, from Garbage to Motörhead to the Grateful Dead) also love books about music. But how many David Bowie or Prince or Michael Jackson biographies can you read? Here are four new books, […]

Bestival: How cider, yoga and live music at a festival can help save endangered species

New Zealand drinks company Old Mout Cider is trying to save the vulnerable creature and raise awareness of the kiwi’s plight in Britain. All we needed to do when we headed to Bestival earlier this month… was drink.  Old Mout Cider had set up a Kiwi Camp at the festival which became a refuge to […]

Scientists look to music of volcanos to better monitor eruptions

Enlarge / The Cotopaxi volcano in Ecuador is “the largest pipe organ you’ve ever come across.” (credit: Silvia Vallejo Vargas/Insituto Geofisico, Escuela Politecnica Nacional (Quito, Ecuador).) Hawaii’s Kilauea volcano, which has been spewing lava since May, gave a few key clues to scientists that an eruption might be imminent. Now, it looks like sound might […]

MTV Video Music Awards 2018: The 13 Best and Worst Moments

Some things just go together: Peanut butter and jelly. Goldie Hawn and Kurt Russell. The MTV Video Music Awards and water-cooler moments. Sure, we’ve moved past the eras of Britney Spears and Madonna kissing on stage, or Kanye West crashing Taylor Swift’s acceptance speech — but the 2018 ceremony, which aired Monday night, still served […]

All the looks celebrities wore to the 2018 MTV Video Music Awards

Nicholas Hunt/Getty Images for MTV and Jamie McCarthy/Getty Images From the over-the-top performances to the acceptance speeches, the MTV Video Music Awards are always filled with instantly iconic moments that go down in pop culture history.  If that wasn’t enough excitement, the red carpet before the show provides just as many memorable moments. All of the […]

Soul music legend Aretha Franklin has died at age 76

Theo Wargo/Getty Soul music legend Aretha Franklin died at her home in Detroit on Thursday at the age of 76, her publicist told the Associated Press.  Tweet Embed: //twitter.com/mims/statuses/1030091116748709888?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw BREAKING: Publicist for Aretha Franklin says the Queen of Soul died Thursday at her home in Detroit. Franklin’s passing follows reports earlier this week that cited […]