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RIAA Files Second Wave of Lawsuits


The Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) has launched a second wave of lawsuits against users of internet2 (a specialized high speed version of the internet that makes it ideal for file sharing). By adding 20 new schools to the list, RIAA has greatly expanded the number of students involved in the case.

Music For Self Improvement


Would you like to pop in a CD and have a better quality of life, and even self improvement? There are three ways you can use music to accomplish this.Music For MotivationPut on energetic music, and even doing housework seems less like work.

How to Start Your Own Band


Every once in awhile a guitar student will express a desire to be in a band someday.If this is your ambition too, then read on.

Radio - What's Happened To It?


Remember when radio stations played great music?OK, before you accuse me of sounding like your dad, I'll rephrase that. Remember when radio stations played an exciting variety of music and artists and you never knew what they would play and when?Well my friends if you do remember that, you've probably been around awhile.

Legal Music Downloads


On July 28, 2004, French Internet access providers and music copyright owners signed a joint national charter aimed at cracking down on illegal downloads and expanding the amount of legal music tracks available online (AFP). This is the latest in a series of moves taken across the world to combat music piracy as production labels see more and more of their profits being lost to illegal downloads of music files.

Is the Mainstream Ready Once Again for Dance Music?


Not since the heyday of Dance/Pop Artists like Taylor Dayne and Paula Abdul has Dance Music been a mainstream category. Today, "Dance Music" as defined by Billboard's Dance Club Chart represents only a very small segment of the music market.

Music, the Spiritual Connection


All through the age's music and spirituality as served hand in hand. As for instruments, the earliest is presumed to be, percussions from noisemakers to drums.

The Top 10 Reasons Why You Suck At Playing Guitar


You don't 'need' to play guitar enough.If you desire to become a great guitarist, you have to want it badly enough to sacrifice other parts of your life to devote to practice.

Jazz: What In The Heck Is It?


All of us know what jazz is when we hear it, but trying to define it is a different matter. With so many variant styles, coming up with an accurate definition of jazz is difficult if not impossible.

What is Music?


That's a fair question!Basically, you can call music any noise that is set to either a rythm as in percussions or that follows a melodic line of some sort.Our early ancestors sitting outside the cave by the fire, after a hard day of gathering and hunting food, probably made music by tapping bones together or blowing in sea shells.

Silent Discos!


The press have reported this week that silent disco's are now the in thing, saying:'T in the park is to follow the Glastonbury Festival into introducing a 'Silent Disco' this year. So that revellers can party through the night, clubbers at particular stages will be given headphones so they can continue to listen to music at high volume without upsetting the festivals neighbours.

Music and Emotion


The Age-old Puzzle of Human ResponseIf you've listened to more than a little music, you've most likely received an emotional reaction from some of it. You've probably noticed that whenever that happens, the effect is initially unexpected and varies in its intensity.

Piano Playing is Easier than You Think When You Understand Musical Form


Form is the key that unlocks the musical map of a song or a musical compostition. Like a house has rooms, so a song has rooms or sections.

Arranging for New Age Piano


A while back, I wrote an article that compared flower arranging to music arranging. While this may seem a world apart, it really isn't.

Interview With An Up And Coming Musician From Toronto


Today, Norm Goldman, Editor of Sketchandtravel.com and Bookpleasures.

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Forbes

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The Atlantic

The Writer Who Makes Perfect Sense of Classical Music
The Atlantic
He's also published many books on music, most notably Musical Thoughts and Afterthoughts and Music Sounded Out. The essays and lectures of each of those books (plus several previously uncollected works) are gathered in Music, Sense, and Nonsense: ...



Variety

'Conan' Cuts Music Performances; Booker Roey Hershkovitz to Exit (EXCLUSIVE)
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The Guardian

More synthetic bamboo! The greatest preset sounds in pop music
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In June, two listeners published separate videos to YouTube identifying the generic music samples – from recording and music creation software Logic Pro – that appear in her recent single, Girlfriend, and accused leader Chris (born Héloïse Letissier ...



Wall Street Journal

San Francisco's Outside Lands Moves Beyond the Music
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The Guardian

'Urban' sounds: it's time to stop using this hackneyed term for black music
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It is no coincidence that these forms of black music are lumped together into one category. Sam Taylor, an executive from the music publishing firm Kobalt, reignited the debate about the term by saying: “I hate and despise the word 'urban'.” Not only ...

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Bismarck Tribune

Here are the 10 wealthiest country music stars of 2018
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Chicago Tribune

A bold first season for U. of C.'s contemporary music center
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On paper, the first season of the emerging Chicago Center for Contemporary Composition looks quite significant for new music in this city. Formed last year at the University of Chicago, the CCCC on Tuesday unveiled an inaugural lineup of remarkable ...

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The Verge

Sony's charging nearly $7900 for a music player with a gold-plated volume knob
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At the Hong Kong High-End Audio Visual Show last week, Sony unveiled the newest additions to its Signature Series: a pair of snazzy looking in-ear headphones for more than $1,700, and a digital music player worth a whopping $7,882 to go along with it.


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