Officials Crack Down on Justin Bieber Graffiti

San Francisco City Attorney Dennis Herrera is demanding the full cooperation of recording artist Justin Bieber’s record label and distribution company to identify and punish those responsible for a guerrilla marketing campaign that includes pervasive ads spray-painted on public sidewalks to promote Bieber’s album, Purpose. Herrera, who called the graffiti vandalism “illegal and actionable” in a letter to executives…

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New Restaurant to Open at The Met Breuer

The Metropolitan Museum of Art has announced that it will collaborate with restaurateur Thomas Carter and chef Ignacio Mattos, of the acclaimed Manhattan restaurant Estela, to launch a new restaurant in The Met Breuer next summer. Overseen by the critically-acclaimed team, Estela Breuer will provide a distinctively modern culinary experience…

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MoMA Receives $40 Million Donation

The Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) has announced that the Kenneth C. Griffin Charitable Fund, a fund created by Citadel Founder and CEO Kenneth Griffin, has made a gift of $40 million to MoMA. The donation is one of the largest that MoMA has received in its 85-year history. “We are thrilled by Kenneth Griffin’s generosity, enthusiasm and appreciation for The Museum of Modern Art…”

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Nigel Stanford Combines Electronica and Science

Sennheiser’s MOMENTUM campaign has highlighted dozens of unique sound stories from all over the world: stories about creators with MOMENTUM and people who push the world forward with their creative passions. These stories feature artists, innovators and entrepreneurs in the most authentic sense, and serve to inspire others to uncover their own unique MOMENTUM.

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The Songbook Academy Now Accepting Applications

The Great American Songbook Foundation, founded by Grammy-nominated vocalist Michael Feinstein, has announced the opening of the 2016 application process for The Songbook Academy, a music and performance intensive for high school students. The application is available online at TheSongbook.org until March 25, 2016. Now in its seventh year, The Songbook Academy is a summer music intensive for young singers who have an interest in the American Songbook.

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Tonara Partners With Alfred Music to Build Sheet Music Library

Tonara, a leading music technology company, has announced a partnership with Alfred Music, an educational music publisher, to bring the world’s top piano pedagogy to the Wolfie iPad app. The closure of the deal provides teachers and students with access to an expanded music learning catalog, which now includes Alfred’s Premier Piano Course and Alfred’s Basic Piano Library…

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Audiodraft Aims to Be the Next Industry-Changing Solution

Audiodraft is changing the way audio is being used and commissioned in the advertising and film industries throughout the world. The small and fierce music startup originating from Helsinki, Finland, has a big promise: to deliver unique and custom audio to any project, no matter the budget or the schedule. Audiodraft represents more than 20,000 artists globally and aims to make stock music irrelevant for professional projects.

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Hip Hop SeaZon Promoting Local Artists

Known as the No. 1 hip-hop showcase in the country, Hip Hop SeaZon (HHS) is a “middle ground” for underground hip-hop and R&B artists to develop their crafts while also establishing their fan base. Complete with a radio station on SoundCloud (SeaZon Radio), a singing competition (Singers Paradise), an open mic series and a monthly showcase, HHS was founded by CEO/President Michael Chillz…

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Casting Announced for A Bronx Tale: The Musical

Paper Mill Playhouse has announced the complete casting for the world premiere of A Bronx Tale: The Musical. The show will be co-directed by New York native Robert De Niro and Jerry Zaks, with choreography by Sergio Trujillo. The show features a book by Chazz Palminteri, music by Alan Menken and lyrics by Glenn Slater. Leading the company are Jason Gotay (Bring It On, Spider-Man) as Calogero…

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