Taylor Swift’s Earth, Wind, & Fire cover didn’t go exactly as planned. Not only did fans of the original song slam her cover, the co-writer of “September” called her rendition “lethargic as a drunk turtle.” Last night on the Toronto stop of Swift’s Reputation Stadium Tour, she welcomed Bryan Adams on … More »
Working Title and Universal’s much-discussed movie adaptation of the hit Cats musical has grown some sizeable claws. Taylor Swift, Jennifer Hudson, James Corden and Ian McKellen are set to star in the film, to be directed by Tom Hooper and telling the story of a tribe of cats called the Jellicles and the night they … More »
I am sitting on a folding chair in the middle of a football field. A few dozen yards in front of me stand two video screens several stories high, each angled slightly toward its respective side of the stadium, converging at the center of the stage like two sides of a triangle. A gargantuan rig … More »
Dave Grohl and Foo Fighters guested on The Late Late Show, and during the interview segment, James Corden asked Grohl about his relationship to Paul McCartney. (Corden’s newest Carpool Karaoke features McCartney.) Grohl talked about being a little kid and learning how to play guitar by listening to Beatles records, and shared that he … More »
Along 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 »
As a producer, it can be difficult creating a home studio. In an ideal world, a musician or producer would have a recording studio in their own living space. The goal is to get authentic, amazing sounding audio and minimize travel time. Looking at layouts for some of the most famous recording studios in the world might help. The infographic below shows the floor plans of studios responsible for recording some of the all-time greats: Nat King Cole, The Beach Boys, Frank Sinatra, Tina Turner, The Beatles, Adele, Amy Winehouse, Taylor Swift, Michael Jackson, Queen, The Rolling Stones, David Bowie, Elvis Presley, and Johnny Cash.
It also contains techniques to create a recording studio at home, the sound science behind recording music, and some of the best albums recorded at home.
H/T: Insulation Express
“Boo’d Up” is blowing up. Ella Mai’s sumptuous ’90s R&B throwback, first released way back in February 2017 as the opening track of her Ready EP, is on its second week at #8 on Billboard’s Hot 100 singles chart. The slow-burn success story had its genesis in Spotify and Apple playlist placement but … More »