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Spotify set to end 'free' streaming next year

Music streaming service Spotify is looking to move towards a premium-only model next year, according to reports this weekend. Listening for free with adverts will no longer be an option as the music industry pushes for greater revenue from streaming.

Artist portrays Star Wars characters on vacation

Ever wondered how Darth Vader would look lazing on the countryside? Artist Kyle Hagey creates portraits of various Star Wars characters out of their element.

Artist sells other peoples' Instagram photos for $100k in NYC

An artist is exhibiting and selling other peoples' Instagram photos without permission in New York City right now. With prices reaching as much as $100k, the story is drawing controversy and criticism as a copyright loophole means it could all be legal.

Op-Ed: Steve Grand deserves to become next big superstar in music

At a day and age when contemporary music is all about auto-tune and over-production, singer-songwriter Steve Grand is pure heart and soul.

Catching up with Michael Zhonga: Greek-American EDM artist Special

Farmingdale - Greek-American electronic dance music (EDM) artist Michael Zhonga sat down and chatted with Digital Journal at a local cafe in Farmingdale on Long Island.

Toronto's Artist Project celebrates its 8th year with a new show

Toronto - One of the largest art fairs in Toronto is the annual Artist Project, which kicks off with its annual Opening Night Party on February 19th. This is an unique opportunity to meet and buy art directly from over 250 emerging and mid-career artists.

Hunter Hayes wins People's Choice Award for 'Male Country Artist'

January 7 was a night to remember for country star Hunter Hayes. He took home the "Best Male Country Artist" award at the People's Choice Awards.

Kip Moore wins 'Breakthrough Artist of the Year' at ACC awards

Country star Kip Moore has a major reason to be proud of. He emerged as a big winner at the inaugural American Country Countdown Awards.

'The Many Faces' Art Exhibition Opens in New York Gallery Sensei Special

New York - "The Many Faces," a new art exhibition exploring consumerism, sex, and American culture, opened in New York on December 12, 2014. The following photos are from the opening reception at Gallery Sensei, attended by the artists, curator, and art enthusiasts.

Artist draws picture of her sleep paralysis demon

A sleep paralysis-plagued artist has attempted to overcome her intense nighttime hallucinations by controlling the terror and drawing the demon that stalks her mind.

Are females more attracted to artistic men?

A recent study by an Italian postgraduate student claims that art and creativity is a masculine representation of one's genes in the context of selective mating in humans, and therefore makes males more attractive.

Dutch artist fakes five-week trip through southeast Asia

Amsterdam - In an effort to show how much we manipulate situations on the social media, Zilla van den Born from Amsterdam pretended to take a five-week trip away in southeast Asia, all the while keeping her friends on Facebook updated with photos of her great trip.

Colt Ford talks 'Thanks for Listening' CD, golf and Toby Keith Special

Country artist Colt Ford opened up about his latest studio album "Thanks for Listening," his new single "Workin' On," his tour with Toby Keith and golf.

Arrest of Tokyo vagina artist sparks free expression protest

Tokyo - Japanese police have arrested a Tokyo artist on obscenity charges for distributing data that allowed recipients to make 3D prints of her vagina, sparking protests over what supporters said was an attack on free expression.

Metal music in a box at London's 'Sculpture in the City' (Video)

London - Sculpture in the City is currently on in London, with some cutting edge contemporary works from leading artists popping up around town. One such installation involves a death metal band playing in an airtight, soundproofed box until the air runs out.

'Ai Weiwei: The Fake Case' looks at the human behind the artist Special

'Ai Weiwei: The Fake Case' is a new documentary tracing the Chinese artist’s life post-incarceration. Its filmmaker says you don’t have to love Ai’s art to appreciate the story of a human being facing incredible odds.

Artist turns your brainwaves into 3D-printed sculptures

A New York artist has made an astronomical technological breakthrough. Ion Pompian, located in a gallery six floors above Broadway has developed a tool that turns people’s brainwaves into 3D-printed sculptures.

Review: Leah Turner dazzles on new single 'Pull Me Back' Special

Columbia Nashville recording country artist Leah Turner is releasing "Pull Me Back" as her second single to country radio.

Review: A funk/soul album with great potential, but minor issues

“Burden to Bear is especially precious to me because it’s my first album,” says soul/pop artist Lael Summer, currently a student in the University of Southern California’s elite Popular Music program and signed to New York’s True Groove Records.

This parrot is actually a woman posing in bodypaint

What looks exactly like a parrot perched on a stump is really the work of artist Johannes Stoetter, who lives in Italy. He spent four hours painting the woman's body using special breathable paint.

Marius Macrobius creates 'ever-changing' motion picture EENDAG Special

Has it been a while since you watched your favorite movie because you already know every scene by heart? A South African artist decided to create his own favorite motion picture that will keep "transforming" for many years to come.

Robert De Niro does right by the old man

Park City - Much of what we know about Robert De Niro has played out on the screen, and his latest film venture will show us a whole lot more about the intensely-private actor who seldom grants interviews or ventures out to public events.

Conjuring Burroughs Special

New York - Katelan Foisy was a drug addict by the time she was 20. She lost both her lover and her best friend in a short span of time, but found inspiration as an artist and businesswoman through an unlikely source: the work of William S. Burroughs.

Australian artist introduces us to 'vaginal knitting'

Casey Jenkins, an Australian artist, will be spending a few weeks knitting with wool placed inside her vagina. She even uses the material when it is soaked with her menstrual blood.

Russian shock artist nails genitals to Red Square

Moscow - A Russian artist stripped naked Sunday and nailed his genitals to the ground of Moscow's Red Square in protest of the Kremlin's "crackdown on political rights."

Spain's 'anti-Banksy' train graffiti artist comes to end of line

Madrid - Some street artists, like Banksy, paint for a good cause. Others like "LOSE" just paint and paint. Now Spain's most prolific train graffiti artist has been arrested in Madrid, Spain.

Czech sculptor gives the country's president the finger (video)

Prague - David Černý is a controversial Czech artist, known for his anti-communist stance. Just ahead of the parliamentary polls, he has made a statement by installing a huge purple hand with a raised middle finger, right in the middle of Prague's main river.

Artist snorts paint, and then he creates art by crying

Leandro Granato, an artist from Argentina, snorts water-based paint and then squeezes the paint out of his eyes to create works of art onto a canvas.

Wet Dreams at Philadelphia's SPACE 1026

Philadelphia - Wet Dreams is a mixed-media installation inspired by deep sea celestial voyaging, surfing, and the mysticism surrounding the ocean. Its opening reception is this Friday at SPACE 1026, a Philadelphia-based artist collective.

Artist who painted Putin in women's lingerie flees Russia

A portrait of Vladimir Putin and Dmitry Medvedev in women’s undergarments has been seized from an art gallery in St. Petersburg ahead of the G20 summit.
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Clouds  painting by Greg Dwyer
Clouds, painting by Greg Dwyer
Greg Dwyer
Frida Kahlo (1907-1954)  Hospital Henry Ford  1932 (Henry Ford Hospital  1932)  oil on metal  31 X 3...
Frida Kahlo (1907-1954), Hospital Henry Ford, 1932 (Henry Ford Hospital, 1932), oil on metal, 31 X 38.5 cm. Collection Museo Dolores Olmedo, Xochimilco, Mexico
Banco de México Diego Rivera & Frida Kahlo Museums Trust, Mexico, D.F./A.R.S., New York
Sun up  painting by Greg Dwyer
Sun up, painting by Greg Dwyer
Greg Dwyer
Pilbara  painting by Greg Dwyer
Pilbara, painting by Greg Dwyer
Greg Dwyer
Nuit Blanche brings art to the city of Toronto.
Nuit Blanche brings art to the city of Toronto.
El Anatsui   Gravity and Grace   2010. Aluminum and copper wire  145 5/8 x 441 in. (369.9 x 1120.1 c...
El Anatsui, "Gravity and Grace", 2010. Aluminum and copper wire, 145 5/8 x 441 in. (369.9 x 1120.1 cm). Courtesy of the artist and Jack Shainman Gallery, New York. Photograph by Andrew McAllister, courtesy of the Akron Art Museum.
Andrew McAllister
Visitor views exhibit by artist Cynthia Tom at SOM Arts Center (2008)  photo courtesy of Cynthia Tom
Visitor views exhibit by artist Cynthia Tom at SOM Arts Center (2008), photo courtesy of Cynthia Tom
Photo of exhibit by artist Cynthia Tom
Ram Samocha
Ram Samocha
special permission from Ram Samocha
Keith Haring (American  1958–1990)   Untitled   1981
Sumi ink on paper
72 x 96 in. (182.9 x 243.8 ...
Keith Haring (American, 1958–1990), "Untitled", 1981 Sumi ink on paper 72 x 96 in. (182.9 x 243.8 cm) Collection Keith Haring Foundation. © Keith Haring Foundation
Keith Haring
Keith Haring (American  1958–1990)   Mudd Club ID 
Ink on paper
2 x 3 1/4 in. (5.1 x 8.3 cm)
Colle...
Keith Haring (American, 1958–1990), "Mudd Club ID" Ink on paper 2 x 3 1/4 in. (5.1 x 8.3 cm) Collection Keith Haring Foundation. © Keith Haring Foundation
Keith Haring
Dan Lester interpretation of Scott Pilgrim
Dan Lester interpretation of Scott Pilgrim
Dan Lester
Dan Hill
Dan Hill
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Artist Alex Amini and Boyce Ann Billingsley  owner and director of Art Seen 107 gallery.  Bentonvill...
Artist Alex Amini and Boyce Ann Billingsley, owner and director of Art Seen 107 gallery. Bentonville, Ark. 10-21-11
Profile Stacked  by Ai Weiwei
Profile Stacked, by Ai Weiwei
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Detail from  Peak   2010. Tin and copper wire. Three sections  113 of 140 sheets (each sheet measure...
Detail from "Peak", 2010. Tin and copper wire. Three sections, 113 of 140 sheets (each sheet measures 62 x 112 in.) Courtesy of the artist and Jack Shainman Gallery, NY.
Yida (Comb)  1994/2010. Wooden relief  24 x 76 1⁄2 x 3⁄4 in. Seventeen pieces. Courtesy of the a...
Yida (Comb), 1994/2010. Wooden relief, 24 x 76 1⁄2 x 3⁄4 in. Seventeen pieces. Courtesy of the artist and Jack Shainman Gallery, NY.
Profile Stacked  by Ai Weiwei
Profile Stacked, by Ai Weiwei
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Images from the Ai Wei Wei retrospective at the AGO.
Images from the Ai Wei Wei retrospective at the AGO.
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Elisabetta Fantone
A young lady proudly shows off her caricature of herself and a friend created by artist  Adam Pate a...
A young lady proudly shows off her caricature of herself and a friend created by artist, Adam Pate at the Hooley. Adam drew images of his patrons at no cost.