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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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The Guardian

Muqata'a: 'Our music is a way to disrupt, to be a glitch in the system'
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I sample classical Arabic music in my records. When our land is being taken away, our culture is muted. So it's a way to try and disrupt that – being a glitch in the system is very important. When your heritage is being attacked by the state, you have ...



USA TODAY

TGIF! Lady Gaga teases new music video from 'A Star is Born': 'I'll Never Love Again'
USA TODAY
In celebration of the film's third weekend in theaters, Bradley Cooper and Lady Gaga are gifting us with a music video for the film's closing power ballad, "I'll Never Love Again." On Friday, the officially engaged Gaga tweeted a preview, but you can ...
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Billboard

Executive Turntable: Sony Music Entertainment, Sony Music Nashville, Warner Bros. Records, Crush Music & More
Billboard
Sony Music Entertainment announced the promotion of Kirit Joshi to the role of senior vice president & chief information officer on Friday (Oct. 19). He will be based in New York and will report to Carmine Coppola, executive vice president and chief ...

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New York Times

10 Classical Music Concerts to See in NYC This Weekend
New York Times
The Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center has done a better job of venturing into the music of our own time in recent years, and does so again here, with William Bolcom's Piano Quintet No. 1. Mozart's Piano Quartet in E flat and Dvorak's String ...



Billboard

Licensing Experts Wanted: Now That the Music Modernization Act Is Law, Who Will Lay It Down?
Billboard
The music industry now has less than 90 days to agree upon a board of directors for a new licensing collective mandated by the Music Modernization Act. The board will comprise 10 music publishers, four songwriters who own their publishing rights and ...



Peak Leaf Music and Brewers festival takes place today
The Winchester Star
MIDDLETOWN — The first Peak Leaf Music and Brewers Festival will take place today in Middletown. The festival will feature live music and products from local breweries, vendors and food trucks. Tyler Wakeman, along with his wife, Angel, said they ...



NPR

New Music Friday For Oct. 19: 8 Albums You Should Hear Now
NPR
On this week's sprint through the best new releases we've got irresistible earworms from Peter Bjorn & John, the deep soul of PHONY PPL, Esperanza Spalding's mind-bending songcraft and more. All Songs Considered's Robin Hilton is joined by NPR ...

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JamBase

Philadelphia's Electric Factory Now Named Franklin Music Hall
JamBase
“The name Franklin Music Hall was selected from more than 5,000 submissions during a naming contest, which kicked off in September following the acquisition of the venue by The Bowery Presents,” the company shared in a press release. “We were thrilled ...



New York Times

New Opera at the Met: The Week in Classical Music
New York Times
The Takacs Quartet's recital at Alice Tully Hall on Thursday featured just two works, one by Schubert and one by Webern — but, the program notes practically screamed, not the type of Webern music you might expect. His lush and lyrical “Langsamer Satz” ...



New York Times

Does Brahms's Obsession With Rhythmic Instability Explain His Music's Magic?
New York Times
Polyrhythms run through Brahms's music like an obsessive-compulsive streak. In a bucolic moment such as the one in the Clarinet Quintet, which the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center performs on Nov. 15, they seem to subtly mirror the organic ...


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