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Music Review: Sara Watkins branches out

Thursday, 1:47 PM

FILE - In this July 29, 2012 file photo, Sara Watkins performs at the Newport Folk Festival in Newport, R.I. Watkins describes her latest venture as “a breakup album with myself,” but it seems like there might have been someone else involved. The songs on her new album, “Young in All the Wrong Ways,” have bite to them. There is anger here, a jarring departure from Watkins’ previous work. A couple of the songs push into hard-edged rock, her voice straining against a jagged electric guitar. (AP Photo/Joe Giblin)Sara Watkins, "Young in All the Wrong Ways" (New West Records)


Watch: Rihanna's music video for 'Sledgehammer'

Thursday, 1:27 PM

Video screenshot: "Sledgehammer" by Rihanna -- it is, in places, very purpleAs well as soundtracking the new trailer for "Star Trek Beyond," soaring power ballad now has its own space-themed music video.


Happy birthday, Apple Music

Thursday, 6:19 AM

Apple Music on iPhone 6Apple is famous for arriving late at the party but being its best guest. Portable mp3 players were already a ‘thing' long before the iPod. The market was overflowing with touchscreen phones and PDAs before the first iPhone, and the same is true of streaming. Pandora and Spotify have been around for years. Yet, as Apple Music marks its first anniversary, it does so with no free tier, 15 million paid subscribers, a host of big-name exclusives and at a moment in time where the music industry has officially moved from physical to digital.