Playlist: The Playlist: Demi Lovato Seeks Her ‘Despacito’ and 9 More New Songs

Hear the tracks that caught our critics’ attention this week, from two Spanish-English team-ups to a surprise from Jaden Smith.

ECM’s Catalog Is Finally Streaming. Here Are 20 Essential Albums.

A guide to the label’s catalog, which encompasses jazz, classical music and cross-cultural fusions.

Critic’s Notebook: Puerto Rico Mattered at the Latin Grammys. So Did Salsa.

As anti-immigrant sentiments spread and natural disasters have torn through Latin America, the awards became a showcase for Latin pride and solidarity.

With Change Coming to the Ojai Festival, Watch What Makes it Unusual

Watch a musical portrait of Josephine Baker and an opera based on a musicology classic — highlights of Thomas W. Morris’s reign at Ojai, which ends in 2019.

Encounters: French Montana Shops for Tracksuits and Timberlands in the Bronx

The rapper made a homecoming to the borough where he was raised, visiting the spots where he and his friends would shop and try to talk to girls.

Critic’s Notebook: Two Operas With Nothing in Common, Except Exhausted Women

“Thaïs” at the Met and “The Mother of Us All” in Hudson, N.Y., are unlikely partners in reflecting the difficult realities of female lives.

Spotify acquires online music studio Soundtrap

 Spotify has acquired online music studio startup Soundtrap, the company announced via a blog post this morning. The three year-old company is the maker of a cloud-based, collaborative music and podcast recording studio which includes its own collection of loops, as well as the ability to connect your instruments.
The move signals Spotify’s intentions to not just be a distributor of… Read More

Spotify acquires online music studio Soundtrap

 Spotify has acquired online music studio startup Soundtrap, the company announced via a blog post this morning. The three year-old company is the maker of a cloud-based, collaborative music and podcast recording studio which includes its own collection of loops, as well as the ability to connect your instruments.
The move signals Spotify’s intentions to not just be a distributor of… Read More