‘Music Comes to You Like a Dream,' Says Michael Hurley, 80

I believe it's OK to refer to myself as an outsider artist. It took a long time for me to join the group." Michael Hurley, a freak-folk singer-songwriter and artist of over 60 years, is pondering his place in the world on Thanksgiving Friday. He's phoning from his little house in rural Oregon, nestled amid […]

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Billie Eilish: ‘I'm More Confident in Myself'

Billie Eilish's existence in 2021 may be summarized by the fact that she awoke one morning last month, turned over to check her phone, and discovered she'd received seven Grammy nominations. She'd slept through the official announcement. "I stayed up late last night watching Fleabag. Again!” We're talking over Zoom from her Los Angeles home. […]

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Arranger for Christmas Ad Accused of Mimicking Electric Dreams

This year's John Lewis Christmas campaign is at the center of a controversy when a small-known band accused the corporation of plagiarizing their arrangement for its main song. The arrangement of Philip Oakey and Georgio Moroder's 1985 electro-pop hit Together in Electric Dreams, which is included in John Lewis' new commercial Unexpected Guest, by the […]

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Adele's 30th Album a "Huge Global Event"

The remaining months of 2021 have being rushed to be defined. It'll be a discontented winter, with supply chain disruptions and maybe blackouts; a post-lockdown return to dressing up and going out. Adele will surely be the star of the season. The best-selling female album artist of the twenty-first century announced her comeback this week, […]

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