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From festivals in Florida to touring Dracula’s digs in Romania, we round up the best destinations to visit this October. As summer abandons Europe again this October, eke out the last of the rays and raves in Ibiza, where nightclubs will be going out with a bang for the winter break. When the party finally stops head to the island’s north.

Louisiana Philharmonic Orchestra gets new music director

For 17 seasons the Louisiana Philharmonic Orchestra has been under the musical direction of Carlos Miguel Prieto. That changes this summer when conductor Matthew...

Google AI can create music in any genre from a text description

Never mind ChatGPT — music might be the next big frontier for AI content generation. Google recently published research on MusicLM, a system that...

YouTube Music’s Listening Room is the exclusive new place to try experimental features

We count YouTube Music among the best music streaming apps, and with good reason. It has held its own despite playing second fiddle to...

New music from The Winery Dogs, old music from Tom Petty and The Heartbreakers

In 1997 Tom Petty and The Heartbreakers performed a run of 20 shows at the legendary Fillmore in San Francisco. A number of those...

The best live music this weekend

Catch the band The Strange, along with Mugslug, Petra and DJ Kaplan, at the Phoenix Theater on Friday, Jan. 13. The Strange are a...

Classical music to keep us warm this winter

There’s nothing like being in a warm concert hall on a cold winter afternoon or evening. Here, in chronological order, are what seem to...

Five SFF Books That Offer Unique Takes on Music

I define my relationship with books in much the same way I describe my relationship with music. Both are load-bearing pillars in the structure...

Hans Zimmer: 40 years of music for movies

Music in the background of a movie is often crucial to how we experience the film. In some cases, it can become as memorable...

The Sound Of 2023: The new artists changing heavy music

If there’s one thing we can be sure of after another annus mirabilis, it’s that the rock doesn’t stop. 2023 might still be in...

The Saving Country Music 2022 Album of the Year

Similar to the Song of the Year category in 2023, the top finalists for Saving Country Music’s Album of the Year were so close,...

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YouTube Music adds mood filters in ‘activity bar’ for song choices on web

Google-owned music streaming platform YouTube Music gets mood filters, i.e. "activity bar" with various moods to tune what appears in the Home feed on...