Jay-Z’s 99 problems as illustrated by artist Ali Graham
“…we’re born into thinking we constantly have to rearrange things. Trying to constantly create order is a source of suffering…A lot of the chaos of the band on the stage is my crusade to bust out of too much order. Perfectionism is a disease.”
"After smell, music is the fastest, most user-friendly way to influence and reset your brain networks without using an external substance," explains Michele Hoos of the Daily Muse.
You’re already putting on your headphones to block out your coworkers but is your work playlist helping or hurting you?
Daily Fast Feed Roundup
Good morning Tumblr! Here’s a quick rundown of what you need to know today:
- Radiohead lead singer Thom Yorke has removed his music from Spotify, saying that “new artists won’t get paid f***all” while “shareholders are rolling it in.”
- Spotify responded to Yorke’s claim, saying that it pays handsomely and is “having a hugely positive effect on artists and new music.”
- Word on the street is that Apple is beefing up its iWatch staff and prepping for an ‘aggressive’ development of a smart watch.
- The British royal baby hasn’t even been born yet but it already has an app.
- Microsoft just cut the price of its tablet by a third. This move is a hint that it is struggling to gain traction in the tablet market.
Have a great day!
"We found Dove in a soapless place."
Spotify has compiled a top 10 list of the most-misheard lyrics.
One thing that makes NYC so great is all of the free things to see and do.
Like this concert that is happening outside of our office right now.
The 7 WTC 7th Anniversary Concert Series will be held at 12 pm on every Friday from July 12 through August 23.
This summer the music platform Spotify joined with the New York City Department of Education’s Innovate NYC Schools initiative to sponsor the first ever Music Education Hackathon, where makers, teachers and students worked together to create new solutions.
Mr. Rogers gets remixed again!
Rare photos of David Bowie give a behind-the-scenes look at some of his most iconic photos.
Chinese artist Ai WeiWei has created his first music video, for his single called “Dumbass.” The video recreates the environment of his 2011 prison stay right down to the wallpaper.
Weiwei sees “Dumbass” as a kind of therapy, and an activist message all by itself—it contains criticism of Chinese intellectuals who are trying to change China from within the system.
How do the most creative people work? Bryan Cranston Kendrick Lamar Max Levchin and other creatively supercharged folks share their methods.