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Ari Gold, yeshiva student-turned-pop star and LGBTQ icon, dies at 47

Gold released seven albums, worked with homeless gay youth and worked to raise awareness about AIDS. While no longer Orthodox, he stayed connected to his Jewish identity.

By GABE FRIEDMAN/JTA
17/02/2021
Music producer Phil Spector attends his murder trial at the Los Angeles Superior Court in 2007.

Phil Spector, famed producer, dies of COVID at 81

Jewish recording genius convicted of murder in 2003, spent final years in prison

Up-Close-Personal with Music Producer Josh Herman

Josh was born and raised in Canada to parents already familiar with the music industry.

09/11/2020

19-year-old pop singer blamed for sustaining rape culture by MK

Others have claimed that the video, provocative as it may be, doesn't do anything that wasn't done countless times before.

MIRI BEN-ARI and Young D: "I’m obsessed with African music, I love it." August 2020

An African beat from violinist Miri Ben-Ari

Ben-Ari, who likes to work in all genres of music, is currently exploring African sounds.

Adam Schlesinger, Fountains of Wayne songwriter, dies from coronavirus, 52

Fountains of Wayne’s most famous song was “Stacy’s Mom,” for which Schlesinger and co-songwriter Chris Collingwood were nominated for two Grammy Awards in 2003.

By RON KAMPEAS/JTA , EMILY BURACK/ JTA
02/04/2020
Rapper Machine Gun Kelly

Rapper Machine Gun Kelly to make first Israel appearance

The rapper has nearly 10 million monthly listeners on Spotify.

Static and Ben El

Israeli pop duo sensation Static and Ben El release new song with Pitbull

Static and Ben El, the young pop musicians, are credited with having the most-watched Israeli music video in history, with over 54 million views on YouTube

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