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Watch how VFX artists crafted Disney's 'The Lion King' remake
Nothing in Disney's divisive Lion King remake was real. Simba, Scar and the sprawling Pride Lands -- all of it was created digitally. To convey this gargantuan effort, visual effects studio MPC Film -- the same company behind The Jungle Book and countless oth…
Nothing in Disney's divisive Lion King remake was real. Simba, Scar and the sprawling Pride Lands -- all of it was created digitally. To convey this gargantuan effort, visual effects studio MPC Film -- the same company behind The Jungle Book and countless oth… [+377 chars]
Nick Summers
2020-01-31 12:55:00




New music label says it can use AI to find the next big artist
At this point, artificial intelligence isn't a new concept to musicians. We've seen artists like Björk and Arca use the technology to create new musical arrangements. But a new label called Snafu Records thinks it can also use AI to discover the next big arti…
Snafu claims its the first "full-service, AI-enabled record label." Each week, it uses an algorithm to scrape approximately 150,000 tracks on places like Spotify, YouTube, SoundCloud and Tiktok. By taking into account blog posts, tweets and playlist additions… [+1252 chars]
Igor Bonifacic
2020-02-10 20:12:00




World of Horror is a creepy, retro, and completely hypnotic horror game
World of Horror, developed by Polish designer Panstasz (Pawel Kozminski), is a roguelite roleplaying game and an homage to Lovecraft and horror manga artists like Junji Ito. It launches in Steam Early Access this week and will be available on Nintendo Switch,…
Panstasz Little is more terrifying than the unknown and the inevitable. The combination permeates the work of horror authors H.P. Lovecraft and Junji Ito, whose characters are driven to invariably horrible ends by mystifying forces, whether they’re an alien m… [+5474 chars]
Adi Robertson
2020-02-19 16:00:00




KFC sneaks ads onto Spotify Premium by taking over artist profiles
KFC Arabia found a way to circumvent Spotify Premium’s ad-free platform by taking over the profiles of three artists from the region: Flipperachi, Moh Flow, and Shébani. Dubai-based ad agency Memac Ogilvy slipped in photos of KFC’s new burger into artist prof…
Memac Ogilvy via Design Taxi Dubai-based ad agency Memac Ogilvy and KFC Arabia found a way to circumvent Spotify Premium’s ad-free platform: they took over the profiles of three artists from the region. The campaign, featured on Design Taxi, worked with artis… [+1993 chars]
Dami Lee
2020-02-04 16:19:52




Artists are paying tribute after the death of beloved DeviantArt star Qinni
Qinni was a beloved and influential figure in the online art scene. Read more... More about Mashable Video, Cancer, Qinni, Deviantart, and Culture

Erica Bahrenburg
2020-02-11 23:03:30




Artists are paying tribute after the death of beloved DeviantArt star Qinni
Artists are paying tribute to Canadian artist Qing Han, aka Qinni, who has passed away after a battle with cancer. Qinni was a beloved and influential figure in the online art scene, and her viral work inspired countless people for over a decade. She was 29. …
Artists are paying tribute to Canadian artist Qing Han, aka Qinni, who has passed away after a battle with cancer. Qinni was a beloved and influential figure in the online art scene, and her viral work inspired countless people for over a decade. She was 29. … [+4732 chars]
Amanda Yeo
2020-02-11 03:18:06




Spotify’s beta songwriter pages showcase musicians’ work
Spotify hasn't been very proactive about crediting the artists and personnel behind the music it hosts. The streaming platform didn't display credits at all until 2018, and even then, the information was often incomplete. This can be frustrating for users who…
The feature is currently in beta, so only some artists have songwriter pages. Usability is rough, too -- clicking on a songwriter page brings you to a website, rather than showcasing the information within the app. But as Spotify fleshes this out, it could be… [+973 chars]
Marc DeAngelis
2020-02-12 17:27:00




The worst songs from 21 popular artists
Robb Cohen/Invision/AP,Christopher Polk/Getty,Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP Some musicians, like Ariana Grande and Lorde, have trashed their own early tracks as they've grown as artists. Certain songs, like Britney Spears' "E-mail My Heart" and Katy Perry's "Ur …

feedback@businessinsider.com (Ariana DiValentino), Ariana DiValentino
2020-02-02 20:00:00




iPad stand for digital artists
The Sketchboard Pro wouldn't look like much if you didn't know what it was: a stand for the iPad Pro designed for digital artists, holding it at a perfect angle and providing more ample arm-resting space around the display. It's fifty dollars on Indiegogo. [v…
Akai’s MPC One is a beat-making box that fits in a backpack (unlike the MPC X) and costs less than a grand (unlike the MPC Live), has a 7-inch touchscreen display, and offers a full bank of pads, knobs and dials for standalone action, and outputs and ports fo… [+1355 chars]
Rob Beschizza
2020-01-20 14:39:27




Spotify is giving songwriters their own pages and playlists
Spotify is launching a new feature called songwriter pages, which allows songwriters to showcase a list of the songs they’ve written, alongside their most frequent artist collaborations. The pages will also include a new “Written By” playlist of the songwrite…
Spotify is launching a new feature called songwriter pages, which allows songwriters to showcase a list of the songs they’ve written, alongside their most frequent artist collaborations. The pages will also include a new “Written By” playlist of the songwrite… [+3538 chars]
Sarah Perez
2020-02-12 15:55:53




Justin Bieber is increasingly desperate for ‘Yummy’ to go viral on TikTok
Justin Bieber’s “Yummy” is trying to become the next viral TikTok video, but it’s easy for people to see what Bieber is trying to do. The song, which is already a mainstream hit, is a sign of what TikTok could become.
Musicians know that a TikTok hit can make them a star. But as mainstream artists like Justin Bieber try to manipulate their singles into viral TikTok sensations, the process of trying to force something to go viral is becoming increasingly cringe-inducing. Bi… [+5199 chars]
Julia Alexander
2020-02-03 17:16:32




TikTok inks licensing deal with Merlin to use music from independent labels in videos and new Resso streaming service
TikTok, the fast-growing user-generated video app from China’s Bytedance, has been building a new music streaming service to compete against the likes of Spotify, Apple Music and Amazon Music. And today it’s announcing a deal that helps pave the way for a glo…
TikTok, the fast-growing user-generated video app from China’s Bytedance, has been building a new music streaming service to compete against the likes of Spotify, Apple Music and Amazon Music. And today it’s announcing a deal that helps pave the way for a glo… [+4073 chars]
Ingrid Lunden
2020-01-23 12:02:02




Wacom One Review: Well Balanced, But Cable Management a Chore
With continued competition from Apple as cheaper iPads are now gaining support for the Apple Pencil, Wacom has followed up on its $650 Cintiq 16 from last year with the even cheaper $400 Wacom One. As with larger Cintiq displays and tablets, the Wacom One is …
With continued competition from Apple as cheaper iPads are now gaining support for the Apple Pencil, Wacom has followed up on its $650 Cintiq 16 from last year with the even cheaper $400 Wacom One. As with larger Cintiq displays and tablets, the Wacom One is … [+6721 chars]
Andrew Liszewski
2020-02-17 14:00:00




Kesha, Lil Wayne, and Albums That Don't Need a Viral Hit
Great songs gain popularity on social media. Great albums stand on their own.
Nothing exists in pop culture without a mutation. Artists have borrowed (or happily stolen) from their contemporaries for centuries, but with the way meme culture raucously spreads online, every bit of todays pop artrap songs, Marvel characters, memorable sce… [+3577 chars]
Jason Parham
2020-02-14 13:00:00




DEMAND: where live music meets data
Back in 2006—before I started working at Google—I had a hypothesis that I could use Google Trends to predict the stock market. In most instances I was wrong, but it piqued my interest and led me to a new career path experimenting with supply-demand trends: fr…
DEMAND is available for everyone in the music industry Based on our testing and insights derived from working with partners like Nederlander Concerts, we know DEMANDs analytics can enhance the planning, pricing, marketing and sponsorship of live events. Mean… [+813 chars]
Parag VaishCo-founder of DEMAND
2020-02-05 20:00:00




Fresh From the Dairy: Wintery Mountains
Embrace mid-winter blues with the help of some majestic mountain art from the indepedent artists at Society6!

Kelly Beall
2020-01-30 16:00:09




How to mute specific artists on Spotify so their music won't be recommended to you
You can mute artists on Spotify by selecting the "Don't play this artist" or "I don't like this artist" option when it's available. Muting an artist on Spotify will prevent their music from appearing in auto-generated playlists and music suggestions. To mute …
One of Spotify's best features is its auto-generated playlists, which include your Discovery Weekly list and your Daily Mixes.  But if there's an artist that you want to make sure doesn't appear in these playlists, you can mute them. This will stop Spotify f… [+1795 chars]
Marissa Perino
2020-02-19 19:02:00




Lil Nas X, BTS, Nas, and more blow away the Grammys with 'Old Town Road' performance
Lil Nas X performed his hit song "Old Town Road" at the Grammys on Sunday night, teaming up with a few of the biggest artists of 2019. Starting on a rotating stage with four unique sets, Lil Nas X walked through and performed with BTS, then Diplo and Mason Ra…
Lil Nas X performed his hit song "Old Town Road" at the Grammys on Sunday night, teaming up with a few of the biggest artists of 2019. Starting on a rotating stage with four unique sets, Lil Nas X walked through and performed with BTS, then Diplo and Mason R… [+268 chars]
Kellen Beck
2020-01-27 03:21:04




NOOM Celebrates 100 Years of the Bauhaus
Design brand NOOM is celebrating the Bauhaus's 100th anniversary with a new series, all named after famous modernist artists and architects.

Kelly Beall
2020-02-05 17:00:34




Disney\+‘s Marvel TV Series Finally Gets a Release Date
The hype around original content like *The Falcon and the Winter Soldier* is just one reason why the service's subscription numbers are booming.
Greetings! Welcome to another edition of The Monitor, WIREDs entertainment news roundup. Whats happening? A lot, actuallyand quite a bit of it has to do with Disney+. Lets hop to it! Continuing its trend of going shopping at film festivals, Netflix announced… [+1523 chars]
Angela Watercutter
2020-02-06 16:44:04
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