Posting a picture of her daughter - whom she has with her former husband Chris Martin - Gwyneth wrote: 'I can't believe I'm actually writing these words but... happy sweet sixteen my darling girl. You are the light of my heart, you are pure joy. You are wickedly intelligent and you have the best, most dry, most brilliant sense of humor. … [Read more...] about Gwyneth Paltrow’s makeup artist spills the star’s secrets: The actress ‘doesn’t like being in a makeup chair’ so Lisa Aharon has to be quick and use ‘no fuss’ methods
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The later sections of A Portrait, which move between the National Library in Kildare Street and the halls of University College Dublin, could easily have taken place in the early 70s when I was a student there. The fierce debate among young men about poetry and art, the sexuality in the air, fervid and repressed all at the time, and the need to make urgent plans, as a way of winning the argument, to leave Ireland altogether, belonged to the city I knew as much as to the city of Joyce’s book. … [Read more...] about Colm Tóibín: James Joyce’s Portrait of the Artist, 100 years on
"Streaming suits catalogue but cannot work as a way of supporting new artists. Spotify and the like either have to address that fact and change the model for new releases or else all new music producers should be bold and vote with their feet. Spotify say they have generated $500 million for "license holders." The way that Spotify works is that the money is divided up by percentage of total streams. Big labels have massive back catalogues, so their forty-year-old record by a dead artist earns them the same slice of the pie as a brand new-track by a new artist. … [Read more...] about Spotify vs Musicians: 10 things to read to better understand the debate
Why does it matter if Spotify can or can’t go public or be bought for billions of dollars? “If Spotify can’t have a big exit, the doubts that are already there around digital music could become potentially fatal,” he says, noting that other digital entertainment areas, like mobile games, have seen plenty of such exits. … [Read more...] about Streaming music: what next for Apple, YouTube, Spotify… and musicians?
Anything goes but the same-old, same-old, and those genre descriptions cover only a part of the palette of sounds. Long going by the name "Moers New Jazz Festival," it dropped the addition in the new millennium: "New Jazz" had grown so diversified by then that the genre designation no longer worked. If anything, the Moers style can be described as occupying the most creative fringe zones of every kind of music, rejecting nothing but the pigeonhole. … [Read more...] about The Moers Festival: digital this time, but also very analog