6 items from 2017
While music producers are responsible for the biggest songs that top the Billboard charts, play ad nauseum on the radio and are most streamed, they often fly under the radar for their behind-the-scenes hitmaking prowess.
But each year, the Recording Academy recognizes — and rewards one of — the mainstream maestros with the Producer of the Year (Non-Classical) trophy at the Grammy Awards. Up for this year’s prize: Benny Blanco, Greg Krustin, Max Martin, Nineteen85 and Ricky Reed.
Below are this year’s nominees and the ubiquitous tracks and albums they contributed to in the past year that scored them their nods. »
- Jeff Nelson
Tegan and Sara are using their status as 2017 Juno nominees to bring up an important issue. The openly gay twin indie-pop duo published a short essay on their official website addressing the lack of gender diversity represented at this year’s Juno awards. Tegan and Sara first thanked the Junos for the sisters’ three nominations: […] »
- Shakiel Mahjouri
We’re dangerously close to the release of “The Lego Batman Movie,” the spin-off of 2014’s “The Lego Movie” and the second installment in the planned “Lego” cinematic universe, and no matter the medium in which its world, a Batman movie simply can’t exist without a cool theme song to go along with it.
The last time we saw the Lego rendering of Batman (Will Arnett), he was a hilariously pompous, brooding, and gravelly-voiced blowhard, so it makes sense that his film’s title theme is appropriately self-congratulating. With his track “Who’s The (Bat)Man,” Fall Out Boy frontman Patrick Stump takes on singing duties.
With screeching guitar solos, screamo-inspired vocals, and callbacks to the original Batman theme, the song is one humblebrag after the next, and very much fits with the Dark Knight’s sensibilities. »
- Allison Picurro
The 28th Annual GLAAD Media Awards revealed this year's 156 nominees, and lots of familiar faces are being recognized.
GLAAD, the world’s lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (Lgbt) media advocacy organization, will be holding two award ceremonies in 2017. The first will be in Los Angeles, California, on April 1, while the second ceremony will take place in New York City on May 6.
Watch: 2017 Oscar Awards Nominees -- La La Land Leads With 14 Nominations
Outstanding Film - Wide Release
Outstanding Film - Limited Release
Naz & Maalik
Outstanding Comedy Series
Take My Wife
Outstanding Drama Series
The Gorburger Show is making its TV debut. This week, Comedy Central announced they've ordered the digital talk show as a linear TV series.From Tj Miller, the alternative talk show originated as a digital short on Funny or Die. In the series, Miller will voice Gorburger, a giant blue monster "who, after invading a Japanese television variety show and enslaving its staff, broadcasts from Japan and interviews guests in an attempt to understand what it means to be human." Previous guests have included Jack Black, Carson Daly, Henry Rollins, Flea, Wayne Coyne, Eagles of Death Metal, Grouplove, and Tegan and Sara.Read More… »
Gem Wheeler Jan 12, 2017
Popstar: Never Stop Never Stopping was – yep, it’s time to call it - the funniest film of 2016. For those who blinked a little too long and didn’t catch it on its brief appearance in UK cinemas, the DVD release is your chance to find out what you’ve missed: a hilarious parody of current pop music’s excesses that blends acerbic criticism of predatory gossip shows and social media mobs with a sweet story of three feuding rappers struggling to mend their friendship. The fact that this touching tale also features Seal fending off a pack of wolves, Justin Timberlake dressed as a fish, and a bagpiper playing a lament at a beloved pet turtle’s Viking-inspired funeral comes as no surprise »
6 items from 2017
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