Indie labels win government grants

You have probably heard about entrepreneurs, students and start-up businesses receiving grants from the government or some other institution. But did you know that the government is now giving out money to help promote the work of independent artists? In the United Kingdom, more than twelve songwriters and music labels have been given £200,000 by […]

Trent Reznor Talks About Moog Synths in Video Soundtracked by the Haxan Cloak

The popular American electronic musical instrument manufacturer, Moog Music, is discontinuing any further production on the Minimoog Voyager. This synthesizer was previously released in 2002 and was meant to be an enhancement to their original Minimoog synthesizer. In a recent announcement, Moog Music stated they will manufacture about 600 more units of the Minimoog Voyager […]

YouTube just launched its new subscription service – here’s how to try it for free

YouTube Red is the latest service offered by YouTube which allows users to have an ad-free experience watching videos on the website. All they have to do is pay $9.99 per month and then their account will upgrade to YouTube Red. But getting rid of advertisements is only one thing that the service does. It […]

The Crystal Method Denounce the Kremlin’s Use of Their Music

The Kremlin recently created a propaganda video that shows airstrikes being conducted in Syria. Apparently, they used a song produced by The Crystal Method called “High Roller” in the video’s soundtrack. The only thing is The Crystal Method claims they never gave Kremlin the permission to use their song in the soundtrack of the propaganda […]

Quintessential Bowie

Hey Noisy Planet! As promised here is our quintessential David Bowie top ten list. We have scoured in music mayhem all morning–while mourning the demise of Bowie. How do pay tribute to such an icon? His name alone invokes a sense of mystery, awe and admiration. But alas, let’s get loud and noisy and make […]

David Bowie Dies at 69

Wow… Pop legend, David Bowie, has died today in Manhattan, NY after an 18 month battle to cancer. This has come as a shock to Noisy Planet today–he was one of the most influential artists of our time. Tributes are being made around the world and we still cannot fathom the dimming of the great […]

Will Smith Confirms Tour with DJ Jazzy Jeff

Actor Will Smith just announced that he is going on tour with DJ Jazzy Jeff. In an appearance on the Ellen DeGeneres Show recently, he was promoting his new movie “Concussion.” During the appearance, Ellen asked Smith about his professional relationship with DJ Jazzy Jeff and if he would ever go on tour with him. […]

Music Streaming Service Grooveshark Shuts Down

The music streaming service known as “Grooveshark” is finally shutting down after ten years of service. A letter on their homepage last month announced the termination of the company. Grooveshark was most famously known for being a music streaming service, but they apparently failed to secure the proper licenses with a number of music producers […]

Scott Weiland found dead!

Scott Weiland Cause of Death: Accidental Overdose Former Stone Temple Pilots and Velvet Revolver singer died of an overdose of cocaine, ethanol and MDA He was found on Decemeber 3, 2015 deceased. Let’s enjoy his music and appreciate his life in music…afterall it is the music that matters… Stone Temple Pilots “Interstate Love Song” Velvet […]

Prince: ‘I Was Right About the Internet – Tell Me a Musician Who’s Got Rich Off It’

Prince is the music legend from the 80s and 90s who put out so many great hits during this era. In 1985, he released a hit single entitled “Paisley Park,” which was taken from his weird psychedelic opus entitled “Around the World in a Day.” Like many songs from Prince, it describes a setting that […]