Newsy Bits

Author Talk – Sven Carlsson on ‘The Spotify Play’

January 17, 2021 by

360°Sound spoke with Swedish tech journalist Sven Carlsson about his new book The Spotify Play: How CEO and Founder Daniel Ek Beat Apple, Google, and Amazon in the Race for Audio Dominance (out January 26 on Diversion Books). Carlsson and co-author Jonas Leijonhufvud conducted more than 70 interviews for the 304-page book, which chronicles Spotify’s […]

Hayley Sales on new tune “It Can’t Be Christmas Without You Here”

December 7, 2020 by

Singer/songwriter/actor Hayley Sales, who spoke with 360°Sound about her music in October, has returned to talk about her new Christmas recordings. Last month, she released her first original holiday composition, “It Can’t Be Christmas Without You Here,” as well as her take on the classic “Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas.” Beginning in mid-December, Sales will […]

Linkin Park Lives! Hybrid Theory 20 Years On

December 5, 2020 by

by Ari Karnezis (Ari is a great photographer. She will shoot your band – not just the piano player.) Throughout 2020, Linkin Park and their worldwide legion of fans have been celebrating the 20th anniversary of their groundbreaking debut album, Hybrid Theory, released on October 24th, 2000. There’s a new anniversary super-deluxe edition that gathers […]

The Powell Brothers release “The Christmas Song” single

December 3, 2020 by

Texas country trio The Powell Brothers have released a recording and music video of the holiday classic “The Christmas Song.” 360°Sound interviewed singer/guitarist Taylor Powell and bassist/guitarist Blake Powell in August. [Click here to read the Q&A]. Formed in 2014, The Powell Brothers have released one full-length album and three EPs. Their rockin’ single “How […]

Author Talk: New book on NIN’s ‘The Downward Spiral’

December 1, 2020 by

London-based writer Adam Steiner spoke with 360°Sound about his book Into The Never: Nine Inch Nails And The Creation Of The Downward Spiral (out now on Backbeat Books). Into The Never is Steiner’s second book. He also wrote the novel Politics of the Asylum (Urbane Publications). Released in 1994, The Downward Spiral is the second […]

Puma Blue on debut LP ‘In Praise of Shadows’

November 30, 2020 by

360°Sound spoke with singer, songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Jacob Allen, aka Puma Blue. Allen’s first full-length album, In Praise of Shadows, arrives Feb. 5 on the London indie label Blue Flowers. Two singles, “Velvet Leaves” and “Opiate,” as well as B-side “Snowflower,” were released this fall. The 25-year-old London native first attracted attention in 2014 when […]

Author Interview – Sittin’ In: Jazz Clubs of the 1940s and 1950s

November 28, 2020 by

In this 360°Sound exclusive, music historian, memorabilia dealer, and former music executive Jeff Gold discusses his new coffee-table book Sittin’ In: Jazz Clubs of the 1940s and 1950s (out now on Harper Design). The 256-page book consists of over 200 rare souvenir photos and memorabilia from American jazz clubs like Village Vanguard, Cotton Club, and […]

‘Be Thankful For What You Got’ This Thanksgiving

November 26, 2020 by

Though you may not drive a great big Cadillac Gangsta whitewalls TV antennas in the back You may not have a car at all But remember, brothers and sisters You can still stand tall Just be thankful for what you got Way back in the 1970s, William DeVaughn, a Washington D.C. government worker and aspiring […]

Springsteen Podcaster Reviews ‘Letter To You’

November 24, 2020 by

In this 360°Sound exclusive, JB Clark, co-host of the popular podcast Bruce Springsteen Sings the Alphabet, shares his review of the new Springsteen record, Letter To You. Since 2016, Clark and Rob Carmack have been releasing episodes on every officially released Springsteen song in alphabetical order, amassing nearly 400 episodes. (Click here to read our […]

The Weeknd – “Blinding Lights” in Dark Times

November 23, 2020 by

by Alex Beene (Alex also writes children’s literature. His latest is called Dreams We Share.) 2020 clearly wasn’t the year The Weeknd was expecting – it was better. One year ago, as Americans prepared their families and their plates for the Thanksgiving holiday, Canadian singer The Weeknd (aka Abel Tesfaye) debuted a new single, “Heartless.” […]