What Are the 4 Calling Birds? Probably Not What You Think.

What Are the 4 Calling Birds? Probably Not What You Think.

In the original published version, it’s “4 colly birds” not “4 calling birds.” In England at the time, “colly birds” was a name given to blackbirds.There are hints of our past relationships with birds still among us…sometimes hidden in the lyrics of a popular song.

What Music Labels Learn When You Pre-Save Music

What Music Labels Learn When You Pre-Save Music

In a recent TikTok video, musician Clinton Kane riffs on the push by labels to get fans to pre-save music from artists, even before their songs are released.The benefits for the artists and labels are arguably greater: Pre-saving music requires direct access to your account on whatever music service you use.

The Magical Mystery of WandaVision’s Kathryn Hahn

The Magical Mystery of WandaVision’s Kathryn Hahn

Like Wanda herself, audiences don’t even realize Hahn, er, Harkness has been enchanting them.

7 Apps to Make the Most of Your Streaming Music Subscription

7 Apps to Make the Most of Your Streaming Music Subscription

That means you're not restricted to just the features inside Spotify, Apple Music, YouTube Music, Deezer, or whichever streaming platform you're signed up for, because you can use tools that run on top of these services as well to add extra features and options beyond what you get by default.

Movies of This Era Will Be as Unbalanced as the Pandemic Itself

Movies of This Era Will Be as Unbalanced as the Pandemic Itself

So far, the movies that have come out of lockdown—either those inspired by the pandemic or filmed under its restrictive conditions (or both)—have been, shall we say, uneven.

A Trip to the Movies May Soon Feel Like Going to the Airport

A Trip to the Movies May Soon Feel Like Going to the Airport

On Saturday, Santikos opened three locations, where CEO Tim Handren says things will run like a “finely tuned machine with all the protocols that are required.”.As of now, establishments like the ones run by Santikos and EVO are a litmus test for how theaters could operate for the foreseeable future.

7 New Songs to Help You Feel Less Socially Distant

7 New Songs to Help You Feel Less Socially Distant

The best music is built on community, and what truly gives any particular song staying power is how it’s regarded among the masses.

The Stranger Things Season 4 Trailer Is Full of Surprises

The Stranger Things Season 4 Trailer Is Full of Surprises

Today might be a holiday in the US, but that doesn't mean there's not plenty of news to get through, including some updates on Stranger Things and The Batman.Here’s the First Stranger Things Season 4 Trailer.

Generation Z Is Making Music With Anti-Radical Tones

Generation Z Is Making Music With Anti-Radical Tones

Recently, in the music video for "Keeping Tabs," the 21-year-old Chicano chillwave artist Omar Banos, who performs under the name Cuco, goes on a spiritual, mind-expanding journey.

Lizzo's 'Juice' Is the Most Patriotic Song of 2019

Lizzo's 'Juice' Is the Most Patriotic Song of 2019

Produced by pop emissary Ricky Reed (who's previously worked with Jason Derulo and Kesha) and cowritten by Theron Thomas (among other hits, he contributed to Beyonce's "All Night"), "Juice" is not just any old anthem—drenched as it is in themes of self-love and optimism—but the anthem.

Stop Meme-ing Taylor Swift

Stop Meme-ing Taylor Swift

If there's anything to say about "You Need to Calm Down," it's that the song is more evidence that Taylor Swift is extremely good at her job: being the pop star people deserve, if not the one they say they want.

Beyond Madonna: A More Colorful Picture of Queer History

Beyond Madonna: A More Colorful Picture of Queer History

In other words, Pose , whose second season premieres tonight on FX, is out to fill in the blanks of queer history that haven't made it onto screens of any size before.

WIRED Suggests Updated Theme Songs for Presidential Hopefuls

WIRED Suggests Updated Theme Songs for Presidential Hopefuls

But if she doesn't stick with Dolly Parton's feminist anthem, Taylor Swift's latest hit is a strong contender to be the theme track for the Warren 2020 campaign.

Meet the Bizarre American Bittern

Meet the Bizarre American Bittern

The Cornell Lab of Ornithology calls the bittern’s song the “gulps of a thirsty giant.” Take it from me, it’s positively jarring. “It’s so bizarre to hear this noise.”

How to Use TikTok: Tips for New Users

How to Use TikTok: Tips for New Users

Before you start recording, you can add a song, so that your lip-sync, dance, or skit is in time with the music. Tap the notifications icon at the bottom of the home screen to see who has commented or liked your videos.

How to Use TikTok: Tips for New Users

How to Use TikTok: Tips for New Users

The app itself revolves around sharing 15-second video clips, which are set to music often licensed from artists and record labels. Before you start recording, you can add a song, so that your lip-sync, dance, or skit is in time with the music.

Soundscapes of Arizona’s Aravaipa Canyon

Soundscapes of Arizona’s Aravaipa Canyon

Photo credit: © Justin Bailie / TNC Nightbirds (May 15, 10:30pm) – Before retiring for the night, I take a long walk up Turkey Creek Canyon, enjoying the robust insect chorus and listening for other night sounds.

Frozen 2 Trailer: Twitter Asks, Where Is Elsa's Girlfriend?

Frozen 2 Trailer: Twitter Asks, Where Is Elsa's Girlfriend?

Frozen 2 Trailer: Twitter Asks, Where Is Elsa's Girlfriend? No sooner had Disney dropped the trailer for Frozen 2 than the question started popping up: Where was Elsa's girlfriend? Menzel herself said she was "happy" people were asking Disney to give Elsa a female love interest.

So Is Hulu Just Trolling Netflix Now, or What?

So Is Hulu Just Trolling Netflix Now, or What?

Beginning February 26, the price for Hulu's cheapest plan, the ad-supported one, will drop from $7.99 to $5.99 per month.

That Viral Video of Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Dancing Is a Meta-Meme

That Viral Video of Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Dancing Is a Meta-Meme

Dozens of copycat clips were uploaded to YouTube, all featuring people doing The Breakfast Club dance to “Lisztomania,” including Ocasio-Cortez at Boston University.

The Best Music Moments of 2018

The Best Music Moments of 2018

—Brian RafteryRobyn Finally Releases 'Honey'It was the Chinese Democracy of Swedish pop: The final season of Girls featured a then-unfinished song called "Honey" from too-long-absent dance phenom Robyn.

Yaeji's "One More" Hops Languages, and Codes, With Purpose

Yaeji's "One More" Hops Languages, and Codes, With Purpose

Yaeji's "One More" Hops Languages, and Codes, With PurposeThough she was raised and resides in NYC, Yaeji spent portions of her formative years in Atlanta, Seoul, and Pittsburgh—and her music can feel like putting a puzzle together.Micaiah CarterKathy Yaeji Lee creates in the multihyphenate.