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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.

Billboard Tweaks, but Doesn’t Repeal, a Chart Rule Over Album ‘Bundles’

The main arbiter of commercial popularity in music has struggled to adapt its methods to reflect the way listeners behave today without alienating major artists and labels. ...

This Musician’s Latest Project Is Made of Bat Noises

Two years ago, musician Stuart Hyatt had no idea that the endangered species called the Indiana bat would be such a huge part of his life. But then in 2018, he chaperoned his 10-year-old son on a weekend school trip to the Great Smoky Mountains. On the final night of the...

Guitar Center Has Bigger Problems Than the Pedal Guy

Guitar Center has entered itself into the woke-capitalism sweepstakes, boycotting an effects-pedal manufacturer because the owner of the firm made some ugly remarks. ...

Bandcamp got me back into buying music

As the coronavirus situation has developed, one of the things I’ve been following closely is how different music platforms have responded to the pandemic and its effects on musicians. Spotify's response, for instance, has been to assist artists in raising money. Bands can add a link to their profile page,...

Fantasy Sagas to Watch and Play, Ranked By How Good Their Florence + The...

Sometimes, you’re just in the mood to dive into a fantastical world because you want swords and sorcery, magical creatures, or an excuse to escape from reality. There’s so much of it though, we thought to offer you a much more specific subgenre of fantasy media to dive into: fantasy via...
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Can Neil Young Block Trump From Using His Songs? It’s Complicated

Musicians have complained about politicians playing their music at events for years. Now, with Mr. Young suing for copyright infringement, they are trying a new strategy. ...

Most Americans Agree With Trump’s Potential Ban on TikTok

Fifty-seven percent of all Americans agree with President Donald Trump’s executive order to shut down TikTok in the United States within 45 days, according to new Harris Poll data shared with USA Today on Wednesday....

This Is the Best Budget CPU

There was a time when compromising on hardware for your DIY PC build meant seriously compromising on performance. But with AMD able to shrink down its transistor size to 7nm on its Zen 2 architecture, and Intel able to squeeze more and more out of its 14nm process for several generations,...