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Remembering Beatles producer George Martin, an algorithm for music videos, Cassius gets Cat Power on a dance track and more in this week's music

Cassius feat. Cat Power + Mike D: ACTION Cassius’ 2010 EP The Rawkers was a goldmine: every one of those six tracks—from “I Love U So” to “Arcadine” and “Shark Simple”—showed off a different aspect of Philippe Zdar and Boom Bass’ personality and musical style, striking the hearts of dance music bloggers with the golden French touch. Zdar has since kept busy behind the scenes—producing, …

The Beatles: Eleanor Rigby

Visionary producer, arranger, composer, conductor, audio engineer and musician Sir George Martin passed away peacefully in his sleep at the age of 90. He’ll be lovingly remembered for seeing the potential in The Beatles, giving them their first recording contract, and going on to produce every single one of their albums, save for Let It Be (produced by Phil Spector). A beautiful example of Martin’s …

The Beatles Are Finally Debuting Their Music on Streaming Services

It’s a holiday miracle. After a years-long hold-out from music streaming sites, The Beatles will finally make their streaming debut, releasing their entire musical catalogue on nine different services—including Spotify, Google Play, Amazon Prime and even Apple Music. The songs will appear online exactly at 12:01AM local time on Christmas Eve—an early Christmas present for those hoping to stream “Christmas Time (Is Here Again)” the …

Hamburg’s Reeperbahn Music Festival

Over 70 venues across the German city unite for a raucous showcase of global talent

The northern European port city of Hamburg, Germany has long been a hub for musicians. While it played host to The Beatles for two important developmental years in the early ’60s, that was neither the beginning nor the end of the city’s musical impact. To honor the history and the continued spirit of the St. Pauli neighborhood (and its chaotic main drag, the Reeperbahn) once …

Rock Paper Photo

Famed Beatles photographer Tom Murray on the debut of the ultimate online gallery of pop culture images

Last week online photography gallery Rock Paper Photo launched, ambitiously making thousands of the most sought-after images in pop culture history available to the general public. Shot by top photographers, all images are carefully selected, available in limited editions and hand-signed by the lensmen themselves. Connoisseurs can snap up Richard E Aaron’s archival pigment print of Jerry Garcia peering over his glasses for thousands or, …