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kollekt.fm Is An RSS Feed For Your Music – Forbes

Friday, June 05, 2015

Discovering music can be a labor of love…one that can enrich people’s lives, but can also take up quite a of bit of time. There are thousands of places and ways to hear brand new songs and learn about previously-unknown acts, and all of those options can get pretty overwhelming. Bouncing between streaming services, sites like YouTube, Vimeo, and Soundcloud, and checking out what your friends are listening to on…

Why Can’t Streaming Services Get Classical Music Right? – NPR

Friday, June 05, 2015

i Why is classical music so hard to enjoy on streaming services? In one word, it’s metadata. Metadata is the information that coexists with every digital music file: each and every piece of information about a selection of music that a listener might find useful to know, and what makes the information in one file discernible from the next. In the case of classical music, relevant and important metadata includes…

China Shows the World How to Turn a Tragedy Into an Embarrassment – TIME

Friday, June 05, 2015

Reuters An aerial view shows rescue workers standing on the sunken cruise ship Eastern Star in Jianli, Hubei province, China, June 4, 2015 The prone Eastern Star may finally have been righted but personal tragedy remains cruelly submerged More Death Toll Jumps to 65 in China River Cruise Capsizing Trapped Survivors Reportedly Yell for Help in China Boat Sinking Poor Weather Is Hampering the Search for China Ship Survivors If, in…

How to score a free doughnut on National Doughnut Day – Fox News

Friday, June 05, 2015

Dunkin’ is offering a free donut with any drink purchase. (Dunkin’ Donuts) One of the most legit food holidays of the year, National Doughnut Day, is first Friday in June– aka today, June 5th. The tradition dates back to 1938, when the Chicago Salvation Army decided to honor women who had served doughnuts, as well as supplies for letters like stamps and pens, and home-cooked meals, to soldiers during World War…

‘Female Viagra’ nears US approval after expert backing – BBC News

Friday, June 05, 2015

Experts said the drugs had modest effects – but meaningful in some patients A US government panel has urged regulators to approve a drug to treat low sexual desire in women, nicknamed the “female Viagra”. The experts backed flibanserin, but said it must carry warnings about strong possible side effects including fainting and tiredness. The final decision now moves to the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA). The FDA has…

Tornadoes touch down in Colorado, destroying or damaging homes; no reports … – Fox News

Friday, June 05, 2015

Hail stacks up under the windshield wipers of a vehicle after a summer storm packing high winds and heavy rains swept over downtown Denver late Thursday, June 4, 2015. Severe weather has hit in several locations along Colorado’s Front Range during the day, prompting forecasters to issue tornado and flood warnings for the night ahead. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski) (The Associated Press) Tormentas generadoras de tornados y cargadas de granizo oscurecen el…

US government hacked; feds think China is the culprit – CNN

Friday, June 05, 2015

Washington (CNN)Four million current and former federal employees might have had their personal information hacked, the Office of Personnel Management said on Thursday. The agency, which is conducting background checks, warned it was urging potential victims to monitor their financial statements and get new credit reports. U.S. officials believe this could be the biggest breach ever of the government’s computer networks. The breach is beyond the Office of Personnel Management…

Ted Cruz questions Jeb Bush’s path to the 2016 GOP nomination – CBS News

Friday, June 05, 2015

Texas Sen. Ted Cruz questioned whether former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush has a clear path to the 2016 Republican presidential nomination in an interview on Thursday, suggesting Bush would have trouble winning any of the first three states on the primary calendar — Iowa, New Hampshire, and South Carolina. “If you look, historically since World War II, no one has ever won the nomination without winning at least one of…

US FDA panel backs female libido drug, with conditions – Reuters

Friday, June 05, 2015

WASHINGTON A drug to treat low female sexual desire should be approved with strict measures in place to ensure patients are fully aware of its risks, an advisory panel to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration concluded on Thursday. If approved, the drug would be the first to treat low sexual desire in women. The FDA has twice rejected the drug, flibanserin, made by privately held Sprout Pharmaceuticals. Eighteen panelists…

Hillary Clinton calls for sweeping expansion of voter access – Washington Post

Friday, June 05, 2015

HOUSTON — Hillary Rodham Clinton on Thursday called for sweeping changes in national voter-access laws aimed at making it easier for young people and minorities to take part in elections, putting her on a collision course with Republicans who say such measures are a political ploy that would lead to widespread abuses. In a speech at a historically black college here, Clinton called for federal legislation that would automatically register…

UPDATE 1-Death toll climbs to 82 as China rights capsized ship – Reuters

Friday, June 05, 2015

(Adds ship righted, details, paragraphs 1, 5-6, 8) By John Ruwitch and Megha Rajagopalan JIANLI, China, June 5 (Reuters) – The death toll from a Chinese cruise ship that capsized on the Yangtze River has climbed to 82, state media said on Friday, as authorities righted the battered vessel and said there was no chance of finding anyone else alive. The rescue mission has become an operation to recover hundreds…

Apple Still Negotiating With Music Labels Over Streaming Terms Days Before … – Mac Rumors

Friday, June 05, 2015

I hate the scumbag labels. They don’t care one whit if artists get a dime… they want the maximum amount for doing the LEAST. Why would Apple pay MORE than Spotify?? Because eventually they have the ability to eclipse Spotify in users and make the labels a boatload more?? So, to your potentially most lucrative partner ever…. may as well try to give them the WORST deals & terms? What…

Why Can’t Streaming Services Get Classical Music Right? – NPR

Friday, June 05, 2015

i Why is classical music so hard to enjoy on streaming services? In one word, it’s metadata. Metadata is the information that coexists with every digital music file: each and every piece of information about a selection of music that a listener might find useful to know, and what makes the information in one file discernible from the next. In the case of classical music, relevant and important metadata includes…

Remembering Last Night’s Music Festival in the Morning – New York Times

Friday, June 05, 2015

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Loretta Lynn, Jack White join Music City Walk of Fame – The Tennessean

Friday, June 05, 2015

Last SlideNext Slide Buy Photo Artist Jack White who was inducted into the Music City Walk of Fame with Loretta Lynn gets flowers from a fan after he signed autographs for fans on Thursday June 4, 2015, in Nashville.(Photo: John Partipilo / The Tennessean)Buy Photo Onlookers of all ages surrounded Nashville’s newly renovated Walk of Fame Park on Tuesday to catch a glimpse of two very different stars: Nashville rocker…

CMT Music Awards Add A Thousand Horses, Chris Janson, Frankie Ballard … – CMT.com

Friday, June 05, 2015

by CMT.com Staff 8 hours ago In addition to the superstars already announced, the 2015 CMT Music Awards lineup is being pumped up with the addition of several new acts, including A Thousand Horses, Chris Janson, Frankie Ballard, Kelsea Ballerini, Maddie & Tae and RaeLynn. [ video unavailable on this device ] The six acts will performing on Nationwide’s stage at the event being broadcast live from Nashville’s Bridgestone Arena…

At least 4M federal employees potentially affected by major cybersecurity breach – Fox News

Friday, June 05, 2015

The Office of Personnel Management was hit by a massive data breach that could have compromised the personal data of at least 4 million current and former federal employees, the Obama administration confirmed Thursday. The agency, which acts as the human resources department for the federal government and conducts more than 90 percent of federal background checks, said in a statement that it detected a “cyber-intrusion” into its systems in…

Why Can’t Streaming Services Get Classical Music Right? – NPR

Friday, June 05, 2015

i Why is classical music so hard to enjoy on streaming services? In one word, it’s metadata. Metadata is the information that coexists with every digital music file: each and every piece of information about a selection of music that a listener might find useful to know, and what makes the information in one file discernible from the next. In the case of classical music, relevant and important metadata includes…

Remembering Last Night’s Music Festival in the Morning – New York Times

Friday, June 05, 2015

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