‘Almost like election night’: behind the scenes of Spotify Wrapped | Music

Spotify Wrapped Olivia Rodrigo Vampire ad

There’s a flurry of activities inside Spotify’s New York City’s offices in the Financial District. “It’s almost like election night,” Louisa Ferguson, Spotify’s global head of marketing experience says, referring to a bustling newsroom. At […]

‘He’s a man with a fork in a world of soup’: the bitterest music-duo spats | Music

Ain’t no bridge over those troubled waters … Paul Simon and Art Garfunkel.

After some 53 years together, we may have been forgiven for assuming that the musical partnership between Daryl Hall and John Oates was one of the most solid in show business. But this week brought […]

From ‘Spacewar!’ to ‘Starfield’: A history of video gaming

From 'Spacewar!' to 'Starfield': A history of video gaming

Gamesville dove into the research labs and dusty arcades to piece together the history of video games—and how technology is advancing them today. – Sergei Elagin // Shutterstock Chris Compendio While the medium of video […]

How Conexión Divina got its first Latin Grammy nomination

Liz Trujillo and Sandra Calixto of Conexión Divina play the guitar during their show.

The idea first came to Sandra Calixto in 2021. Upon finishing high school, she would start her own regional Mexican band made up only of women. She would recruit two artists she‘d befriended on TikTok, […]

Thandi Ntuli with Carlos Niño: Rainbow Revisited review – exquisitely minimal jazz | Music

Thandi Ntuli with Carlos Niño: Rainbow Revisited album artwork.

South African jazz has taken a maximal turn in recent years. Artists such as the collective Spaza and drummers Tumi Mogorosi and Asher Gamedze have each released records that channel free jazz to produce a […]

2024 Grammy nominations: Snubs and surprises

Jelly Roll.

While the Grammys are famous for out-of-nowhere choices for top prizes, this year’s nominations are largely down-the-middle consensus picks. Other than one former talk-show bandleader, all the contenders for the top three Grammy Awards — […]

Toada Changes Direction with “Contemplative and Immersive Slow-Paced” EP

Toada Changes Direction with "Contemplative and Immersive Slow-Paced" EP

Toada, the Portuguese producer born Valdir da Silva, will release a “contemplative and immersive slow-paced” EP. Slow​-​Paced Tangents comprises six lush and organic tracks and showcases Toada’s “musical prowess” through heartwarming synth sounds and simultaneously […]