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Red Velvet releases new album, 'Peek-A-Boo' music video

Red Velvet releases new album, 'Peek-A-Boo' music video

Entertainment
Nov. 17 (UPI) -- South Korean girl group Red Velvet returned with new music Friday.The K-pop stars released their second studio album, Perfect Velvet, and a horror-themed music video for their single "Peek-A-Boo."The "Peek-A-Boo" video shows Irene, Seulgi, Wendy, Joy and Yeri lure a pizza delivery boy to their haunted house on the night of a full moon. The singers wear several coordinating outfits, including all-red ensembles.Perfect Velvet is a followup to the group's debut studio album, The Red, which was released in September 2015. The group last released the EP The Red Summer, which included the single "Red Flavor," in July."Even though we had a lot of worries and thought a lot while we prepared our next song, when we saw our completed new album, a lot of our worries went away," the st...
UK railway pension fund investing millions in music

UK railway pension fund investing millions in music

Finance
Of the many alternative investments outside stocks and bonds that pension funds can buy, a few are putting retirement money into music copyrights.RPMI Railpen, the manager of one of the largest and oldest UK pension funds, is leading a $ 345 million investment in a fund rolled out Monday by Kobalt Capital, the subsidiary of music royalties collection and technology company Kobalt."With low expected returns from many traditional asset classes, we are prepared to allocate in alternative investments that can help us to pay members' pensions well into the future," Craig Heron, deputy investment director, RPMI Railpen, told CNBC this week in an email. Through the fund, Railpen buys music copyrights and receives royalties collected by Kobalt."This is an innovative investment opportunity that off...
Florence and Calvin Harris upset at Tory conference music

Florence and Calvin Harris upset at Tory conference music

Entertainment
Florence Welch and Calvin Harris have complained about their music being used at the Conservative Party conference. Both musicians said they did not approve of their songs being played and were not happy about it. Prime Minister Theresa May took to the stage for her speech to the music of Harris's 2016 Rihanna collaboration This is What You Came For. "I do not support nor condone happy songs being played at such a sad event," Harris tweeted.Skip Twitter post by @CalvinHarrisConservative party conference playing my song was not approved - I do not support nor condone happy songs being played at such a sad event— Calvin Harris (@CalvinHarris) October 4, 2017End of Twitter post by @CalvinHarrisFlorence Welch from Florence and the Machine also tweeted that the use of her version of You've Go
Girls, guitars and sexism in the music industry

Girls, guitars and sexism in the music industry

Entertainment
Mercury shortlisted guitar group The Big Moon are sick of the music industry putting everyone in boxes.Guitarist Soph Nathann says: "Because there's not enough [women] out there it's like a separate genre - rock, pop, then women!"I catch up with the guitar band - whose album Love in the 4th Dimension made the Mercury shortlist for 2017 - just before they take to the stage for the Reading leg of the Reading and Leeds Festivals.They are one of just a handful of all-female bands to make it onto the bill.Video:Is rock really only for the boys?Bassist Celia Archer says it's something most female rock groups have come to accept: "Society is still generally sexist, it's ingrained. It's such an entrenched problem but hopefully it's slowly getting better."This year, embarrassed festival organisers ...
Oakland Raiders' Derek Carr announces new music career

Oakland Raiders' Derek Carr announces new music career

Sports
Aug. 16 (UPI) --Derek Carr is the highest-paid player in the NFL. Now the Oakland Raiders quarterback is testing out a music career.Carr announced his debut single on Tuesday."Can't wait for you to see what's next," Carr wrote.The video he posted is full of dramatic poses, denim apparel and catchy tunes. Carr also launched the new website derekcarrmusic.com.Carr, 26, had a breakout year in 2016, passing for 3,937 yards, 28 touchdowns and six interceptions. He signed a six-year, $ 126.15 million contract with the Oakland Raiders in June."If I am going to do a touchdown dance, I should have a song to dance to, right," Carr wrote on Facebook.Carr heard a ton of feedback from the video, from haters and lovers alike."Everyone calm down it's ALL a joke! I don't really dress like that and make mu...