Music is Steven Universe's secret weapon — mainly because the show consistently cranks out some great, toe-tapping songs that are a highlight every time they show up. But the show's musical excellence extends beyond its ability to offer a good tune: It connects music to characters in some profound, interesting ways.
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One of the coolest and most controversial things about the latest Star Wars movie is how it incorporates the series' past. Now it's been discovered that, aside from folding in characters and digital recreations of actors from the original trilogy, Rogue One secretly has a musical homage to those movies, too.
YouTube's not just for toy dissections and mannequin challenges, it's the world's biggest jukebox too, though it may lack some of the refinements of your favourite desktop music player. Here's how to queue up an endless list of songs you'll love, old and new, without having to constantly search for and select each track at a time.
Holy crap, the Logan soundtrack is going to be incredible. Director James Mangold teased out the first peek at the crew recording the original score for Logan, the third and likely best Wolverine film in the franchise.
Can you believe "Weird Al" Yankovic has been parodying popular music for 33 years now? It's a testament to his talents as a musician and songwriter that he's still around all these years later, and if you're as big a fan of "Weird Al" now as you were in the '80s, a new box set of all his albums — including some new tracks — is arriving this November.
Though musicians like David Bowie found ways to incorporate the Stylophone's unique sound into their music, the tiny synthesiser has mostly been considered nothing more than a musical toy. But Dubreq wants to change that with a new feature-packed version of the Stylophone that might finally legitimise the toy as a real musical instrument.
As excitement for the Showtime Twin Peaks revival builds, there's no better time to revisit David Lynch's cinematic prequel to the series, Twin Peaks: Fire Walk With Me. Specifically, the 25-year-old cult classic's spooky Angelo Badalamenti score, which is getting a stylishly packaged and fully remastered re-release.
Video: The machines are coming for us and we can't pretend like we didn't see it coming, because even the lowly metronome has been trying to warn us for years. Here are 100 of those ticking boxes starting at different beats but then slowly synchronizing themselves together toward the same beat. It's like they're all being controlled by the same mind.
Music apps are some of the most rewarding to download because the payoff is immediate and they're usually easy to play. Not only can the right apps help people make music wherever their smarphone goes, but it can also spark creativity in those with little-or-no musical talent. Here are some of the best apps for composing songs, casual beat-makers, and other people that just want to mess around and see what happens.
You no longer have to be a Stradivarius, a Gibson, or even a Steinway to make your own musical instruments. Anyone with access to a 3D printer and this simple software, developed by Autodesk Research, can turn any 3D model into a wind instrument capable of playing a variety of different notes.
Earlier this week YouTube's Chief Business Officer Robert Kyncl penned a sunny blog post applauding his platform's payouts to musicians — $US1 billion ($1.3 billion) derived from advertising in the past 12 months alone. That's an objectively large sum. It's also a devastatingly low figure compared to pretty much every other online music service.
One of the tasks any respectable virtual assistant should be able to carry out for you is to discover new music, and Siri is certainly up to speed in this regard. If you're lacking inspiration for your next road trip tune or party mix, here are some of the ways you can get Siri to help.
On the day after Black Friday — known to those in the industry as the slowest blogging day of the year — Kenny G did a legendary tweet. It depicts the famous saxophonist gazing directly into your soul, resting on his bicycle with confident masculinity, his arms crossed. "My hands are for one thing," he proclaimed. "Playing sax."
For the past few years, Canadian mashup artist Daniel Kim's Pop Danthology has been like a Cliff's Notes for the absolute best pop music tracks of the last 12 months. We've shared them before — here's 2014, here's 2015 — but we won't be sharing this year's mashup. Why? Because Kim says copyright strikes on services like YouTube and Soundcloud make it impossible to share them without being targeted.
SoundCloud has been around since 2007, growing from a simple streaming player to take on podcasting, music discovery, and basically anything else that involves audio. Whether you make use of the site as a listener, creator, or both, here are 10 tricks for taking your SoundCloud experience to the next level.