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Record Label Accuses Airline Of Ripping Off Britney, JT And Other Artists

Record Label Accuses Airline Of Ripping Off Britney, JT And Other Artists Oct 24th, 2013 at 4:30PM: Martin Terber, Flickr Some of the nation's top singers and musicians are losing out on royalties because airlines are playing their songs without coughing up adequate payment-that's what Sony Music is claiming in its lawsuit against United Airlines. The record label says the carrier has been playing music by Michael Jackson, Carrie Underwood, Britney Spears and Justin Timberlake, among others, in...

Ringo Starr's Boyhood Home In Restoration 'Limbo'

Ringo Starr's Boyhood Home In Restoration 'Limbo' Oct 2nd, 2013 at 10:00AM: Wikimedia Commons Back in 2010, we reported that the birthplace of Ringo Starr was threatened with demolition. The rowhouse, located at 9 Madryn Street in Liverpool, England, has fallen into disrepair. As you can see from this photo, it hasn't been lived in for some time and is all boarded up. It's not alone. The BBC reports that many of the homes in the neighborhood are abandoned and...

Photo Of The Day: Cancun Dreamin'

Photo Of The Day: Cancun Dreamin' Sep 23rd, 2013 at 6:00PM: Imgur I know, I know, the song by The Mamas & The Papas is about California, not Cancun. But with the weather turning so-slightly colder in Virginia, seeing photos plastered across Reddit of warmer, tropical climes found my fingers searching YouTube for the 1965 hit. We'd love to feature your photos and videos on Gadling, so please add them to our Flickr Pool (with Creative Commons...

Brooklyn Bridge: Musical Instrument?

Brooklyn Bridge: Musical Instrument? Aug 27th, 2013 at 4:00PM: Human Harp If you have ever crossed the Brooklyn Bridge you know that it's a stunning piece of architecture. But if artist Di Mainstone has her way, it will be more than just that. It will be a musical instrument. Mainstone's Human Harp project, documented beautifully by the Creators Project, aims to transform bridges around the world into instruments, allowing people to interact with...

How Does Music Affect Your Hotel Decisions?

How Does Music Affect Your Hotel Decisions? Aug 14th, 2013 at 1:00PM: Library of Congress Music is becoming common on hotel websites, but does it really make us want to book a room? A scientific study has come up with the answer: yeah, kinda. The journal Psychology of Music has published an article titled, "Congruency between instrumental background music and behavior on a website." As the author states in the abstract: "Instrumental music (jazz and djembe)...

Live In-Flight Entertainment: Pure Genius Or Terrible Idea?

Live In-Flight Entertainment: Pure Genius Or Terrible Idea? Aug 7th, 2013 at 3:00PM: Peter Russell, Flickr It's always a little annoying when you get on a flight and realize you've already seen all the movies and TV shows on offer, so it may come as a relief to learn that one airline has found a way of keeping in-flight entertainment as fresh as possible: put it on live. Passengers traveling on certain Virgin Atlantic flights in the UK will be able to listen to live stand up...

Northern Nights Music Fest To Go On, In Spite Of Itself

Northern Nights Music Fest To Go On, In Spite Of Itself Jul 6th, 2013 at 12:00PM: Michael Dolan/Flickr Northern Nights Music Festival is a three-day celebration of music, art, food and local culture set to run from July 19 - 21 at California's Cook's Valley Campground. Host to various acclaimed music festivals for decades, thousands of visitors attend events in the area every year, making concert tourism a big part of the local economy. But some local residents don't see it...

Get Warm, Get Lucky: Gadling's Exclusive Summer Playlist

Get Warm, Get Lucky: Gadling's Exclusive Summer Playlist Jun 19th, 2013 at 1:00PM: Alessandro Oddi, Flickr Just in time to officially celebrate the summer solstice comes the Gadling Exclusive Summer Playlist. You might have had the new Daft Punk album on repeat for the last few weeks now, but it's time for something new, so the Gadling crew got together and compiled all of our favorite warm weather songs the perfect summer playlist. We do of course kick off with Daft Punk's...

Canadian Astronaut Chris Hadfield Makes First Music Video In Space

May 13th, 2013 at 12:00PM: It's official. We Canadians rock. If William Shatner and Bryan Adams aren't enough for you, there's Chris Hadfield. He's an astronaut with the Canadian Space Agency and has become hugely popular with his videos about life aboard the International Space Station, answering such profound questions as how to cut your nails in space. Now Hadfield is coming home. He's turned over command of the ISS...

Fiddles, Bagpipes And Empty Beaches On Cape Breton's Cabot And Ceilidh Trails

Fiddles, Bagpipes And Empty Beaches On Cape Breton's Cabot And Ceilidh Trails May 2nd, 2013 at 10:00AM: After driving for miles on a dirt road through the pitch darkness and seeing no signs of life anywhere, I was certain we were lost. It was a perfect early August evening in Cape Breton, Nova Scotia, and we were looking for the Thursday night square dance in Glencoe Mills, a blink-and-you'll-miss it hamlet in Cape Breton's untrammeled interior. The road was so dark and so eerily quiet that when I...

On The Road With NPR Music: Matt Fleeger At KMHD, Portland, Oregon

On The Road With NPR Music: Matt Fleeger At KMHD, Portland, Oregon Apr 23rd, 2013 at 11:00AM: Beyond travel, we're also big music fans here at Gadling, largely because music is a great way to get to know a place. This month happens to be Public Radio Music Month and we're teaming up with NPR to bring you exclusive interviews from NPR music specialists around the country. We'll be learning about local music culture and up and coming new regional artists, so be sure to follow along all...

On The Road With NPR Music: Chris Campbell At WDET, Detroit, Michigan

On The Road With NPR Music: Chris Campbell At WDET, Detroit, Michigan Apr 18th, 2013 at 10:00AM: Beyond travel, we're also big music fans here at Gadling; largely because music is a great way to get to know a place. This month happens to be Public Radio Music Month and we're teaming up with NPR to bring you exclusive interviews from NPR music specialists around the country. We'll be learning about local music culture and up and coming new regional artists, so be sure to follow along...

On The Road With NPR Music: Gwen Thompkins At WWNO, New Orleans, Louisiana

On The Road With NPR Music: Gwen Thompkins At WWNO, New Orleans, Louisiana Apr 16th, 2013 at 12:00PM: We love music here at Gadling, and this month is Public Radio Music Month, which is why we're teaming up with NPR to bring you exclusive interviews from NPR music specialists around the country. We'll be learning about local music culture and up and coming new regional artists, so be sure to follow along all month. Today we're headed to the birthplace of jazz: New Orleans. But New...

On The Road With NPR Music: Andrea Swensson At KCMP, Twin Cities, Minnesota

On The Road With NPR Music: Andrea Swensson At KCMP, Twin Cities, Minnesota Apr 11th, 2013 at 12:00PM: We love music here at Gadling, and this month is Public Radio Music Month, which is why we're teaming up with NPR to bring you exclusive interviews from NPR music specialists around the country. We'll be learning about local music culture and up and coming new regional artists, so be sure to follow along all month. Name: Andrea Swensson Member station: 89.3 The Current Regular...

A Look Inside The David Bowie Exhibition At London's Victoria & Albert Museum

A Look Inside The David Bowie Exhibition At London's Victoria & Albert Museum Apr 10th, 2013 at 3:30PM: David Bowie is a pop star. David Bowie is a designer. David Bowie is an actor. David Bowie is a painter. David Bowie is a lot of things, which is why it's appropriate that his retrospective at London's Victoria & Albert Museum is titled "David Bowie Is." The museum gained unprecedented access to the David Bowie archive to select five decades of mementos like this striped bodysuit...

On The Road With NPR Music: Jeremy Petersen At OPB Portland, Oregon

On The Road With NPR Music: Jeremy Petersen At OPB Portland, Oregon Apr 9th, 2013 at 12:00PM: Beyond travel, we're also big music fans here at Gadling, largely because music is a great way to get to know a place. This month happens to be Public Radio Music Month and we're teaming up with NPR to bring you exclusive interviews from NPR music specialists around the country. We'll be learning about local music culture and up and coming new regional artists, so be sure to follow along all...

On The Road With NPR Music: Laura Shine At WFPK, Louisville Kentucky

On The Road With NPR Music: Laura Shine At WFPK, Louisville Kentucky Apr 4th, 2013 at 10:00AM: Beyond travel, we're also big music fans here at Gadling, largely because music is a great way to get to know a place. This month happens to be Public Radio Music Month and we're teaming up with NPR to bring you exclusive interviews from NPR music specialists around the country. We'll be learning about local music culture and up and coming new regional artists, so be sure to follow along all...

On The Road With NPR Music: John Vettese At WXPN, Philadelphia

On The Road With NPR Music: John Vettese At WXPN, Philadelphia Apr 2nd, 2013 at 10:00AM: Beyond travel, we're also big music fans here at Gadling; largely because music is a great way to get to know a place. This month happens to be Public Radio Music Month and we're teaming up with NPR to bring you exclusive interviews from NPR music specialists around the country. We'll be learning about local music culture and up and coming new regional artists, so be sure to follow along all...

Exclusive Gadling Playlist: Tropical Beats And Rhythms Even If You're Not On Spring Break

Exclusive Gadling Playlist: Tropical Beats And Rhythms Even If You're Not On Spring Break Apr 2nd, 2013 at 9:00AM: Once a month we put together an exclusive Gadling playlist – a little something to bring you sounds from around the world. Every month we choose a theme paired with one of our #ontheroad Instagram locations and choose some of our favorite tracks, giving you a music-inspired playlist meant to inspire a little wanderlust. Last week we hit up the island of Reunion and this week we're...

The Historic Homes Where Jimi Hendrix And George Frideric Handel Were Neighbors (250 Years Apart)

The Historic Homes Where Jimi Hendrix And George Frideric Handel Were Neighbors (250 Years Apart) Mar 20th, 2013 at 4:00PM: When walking in London, keep an eye out for the Blue Plaques. These historic markers will tell you where famous people once lived, and occasionally make for strange combinations. One blue plaque at 23 Brook Street in the exclusive Mayfair neighborhood tells how Jimi Hendrix lived there from 1968-1969. Next door at number 25 is another Blue Plaque, this time for Classical composer George...

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