Dead and Company Announces Playing in the Sand 2019

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Dead & Company has announced the return of Playing In The Sand. This is the first sign that the members of the Grateful Dead — Bob Weir, Mickey Hart and Bill Kreutzmann — will once again be touring in 2019 with John Mayer, Jeff Chimenti and Oteil Burbridge. The destination-vacation-turned-Grateful-Dead-shows will return to Riviera Maya […]

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Courtney Love Wants John Mayer To Find Out If Phil Lesh Is Her Godfather

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Courtney Love, John Mayer, Phil LeshYou read the headline correctly: Courtney Love wants John Mayer to find out if Grateful Dead bassist Phil Lesh is her godfather. Let that string of proper nouns settle in for a minute, and when you’re ready I’ll lay another one on you. Take your time. More »

Watch Justin Vernon Perform With Dead & Co In Wisconsin

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It’s been a collaborative summer for Justin Vernon. He’s been working with the National’s twin brothers Bryce and Aaron Dessner on a collectivist music platform called PEOPLE — he has an album in the works with Bryce — and he appeared on Swamp Dogg’s recent song “I’ll Pretend.” Last … More »

Christina Aguilera’s New Album Is Pretty Good. Does Anyone Care?

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Christina Aguilera - LiberationAlong with her fellow ex-Mousketeers Britney Spears and Justin Timberlake, Christina Aguilera proved to be one of the most durable hit-makers of the Y2K-era teen-pop explosion. Long after most of their peers found alternate careers in show business or disappeared from pop culture entirely, these artists kept sending singles to the top 10. Spears survived … More »

HQ’s Scott Rogowsky Gets Mobbed By Teens, Ignored By Pusha-T At Gov Ball

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Scott Rogowsky & Pusha TSeveral Stereogum staffers were at Governors Ball on New York City’s Randall’s Island a couple of weekends ago, taking in sets from the likes of Yeah Yeah Yeahs, James Blake, the Gaslight Anthem, and Kali Uchis. And apparently, Scott Rogowsky, comedian and host of the wildly popular HQ Trivia App, was … More »

Mac Miller Shares 3 New Songs

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Mac Miller surprise released three new songs late last night; they’re called “Programs,” “Buttons,” and “Small Worlds.” These tracks follow Miller’s 2016 album The Divine Feminine. “Small Worlds” features John Mayer on guitar and Jon Brion on piano. More »

New feature on YouTube provides additional credit information for more than one million songs

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As of May 16, YouTube will take additional measures to provide song credit information for more than half a billion of the music videos that are currently available on YouTube’s website.

Entitled “music in this video,” the new feature will be located below the “show more” area underneath a given music video, and will identify all of the contributing artists, from the songwriters to the labels and publishers who represent said songwriters. The information will appear under music that is uploaded to official artist channels, as well as under the YouTube user content that uses recorded music.

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“Music in this video” will provide the crediting insight that has long remained inaccessible on YouTube and on other online streaming outlets. The topic of crediting recalls YouTube’s 2016 settlement with the National Music Publishers Association. Reported to have sat somewhere between $30 and $40 million, the settlement paid royalties to the songwriters who did not receive appropriate accreditation on YouTube.

A general lack of credit related information for music is primarily responsible for most of the previous and existing instances of such music accreditation issues, but increasing correspondence between online streaming services, record labels, and music publishers has helped to combat this problem. John Mayer, for instance, followed the release of his recent single, “New Light,” with a full list of song credits for the track, uploaded to his Instagram account. “Digital music shouldn’t kill credits. Here’s what the back of the single would have looked like if it were in your hands,” Mayer wrote.

“Music in this video” is one medium that will continue to circumvent the absence of musical credit information online.

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No I.D. Produced The New John Mayer Single

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John Mayer - "New Light"“But if you give me just one night/ You’re gonna see me in a new light.” So sings John Mayer on his new single, and the production credit indeed seems designed to change your perspective: Behind the boards is No I.D., the hip-hop producer known for mentoring Kanye West, helping launch Common, and working with … More »

Listen to Decadon take on a John Mayer classic in new ‘Slow Dancing In A Burning Room’ remix

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“Slow Dancing in a Burning Room” has remained a fan favorite of John Mayer’s catalogue since the song’s release on Mayer’s 2006 album, Continuum.

The track’s appearance on Continuum, a production that would garner two Grammy awards for Best Pop Vocal Album and Album of the Year in 2007, renders “Slow Dancing in a Burning Room” a formidable feat for any would-be remixer, but Decadon asserts his ability to deftly execute a rework of the breakup ballad in his take on the Mayer staple.

Decadon preserves the blues-inspired guitar base signature of the song, leaving Mayer’s vocal — lucid in its melancholy — untouched. The Denver-based producer’s tastefully made alterations include the layering of low-toned synths, which gracefully guide the already downtempo tune further downward, and unimposing percussive embellishments that expand the effect of Mayer’s moody guitar riffs. Decadon’s interpretation of the Mayer classic emerges as a mellifluous offering that maintains the sanctity of the time honored original, while including elements of Decadon’s own style.

Watch John Mayer sample ‘Slide’ during a live performance in San Francisco

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John Mayer

While Calvin Harris recently announced that he will be “movin’ on from Funk Wav sound” in 2018 via Twitter, the 70s inspired sonic stint that diversified Harris’ catalogue will remain an exemplar of a well executed aesthetic experimentation for years to come. The feel good “Funk Wav” vibes exuded by album staples like “Feels” have proven to be irresistible since Funk Wav Bounces Vol. 1’s release, and it seems that John Mayer remains all aboard the “Funk Wav” train as evidenced by a recent performance in San Francisco.

Mayer has cultivated a reputation for spontaneously sampling songs during his live shows — in the past, Mayer has astounded audiences worldwide with unexpected mini renditions of Rolling Stones and Bruce Springsteen classics. As of late, however, Mayer’s tangents involve something slightly more current, Harris’ Frank Ocean-assisted hit “Slide.” Mayer wove Ocean’s vocals from the intro of “Slide” into a live version of “Moving On and Getting Over,” a track off of Mayer’s seventh studio album, The Search for Everything, released in April of 2014. A YouTube video captured by JDWorldReviews shows Mayer cover his original song prior to sampling Toto’s “Africa,” closing out the surprise dual sampling with the intro to “Slide.”

You can see Mayer’s live mashup here, beginning around the 5:40 mark.