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Legal Free Music Downloads - Songs You Want at No Cost

It's all over the news these days. Download music from the Internet and you could be sued, fined, and/or go to jail.

How to be Creative at the Piano

So you want to be more creative when playing piano. Many students wish they could just sit down and improvise their own music but don't know how to begin.

Piano Playing and Performance Anxiety

I'll never forget the first time I played the piano for an audience.It was my first concert and it was fairly full up.

So You Wanna Learn How To Start a Record Label?

Well, you love music so much that you have decided you want to start a record label of your own. This can be a very exciting step and a fun one.

Why New Musicians (Rappers) Fail: Three Reasons and Solutions

Despite the title of this article, the purpose of it is actually to HELP new emcees AVOID some common traps on their journey to learning how to rap better. You can come up with a million reasons why new rappers fail?or why any artist fails for that matter, but we've boiled the list down to three specific to new emcees.

Hip Hop Clothing

Celebrities now such as Outkast, a fashion wear can be a must have. Likewise gainful for celebrities included within the clothing lines world, which is how come we are in possession of these most up to date hip hop clothing lines on the market like, FuBu.

These MIDI Tools Are Music To My Ears

Curious about MIDI? Want to find out what tools are out there and what they do? Here are a few pointers.MIDI Maestro is music software designed for use by amateur and professional music directors, conductors, and soloists in live musical theater and similar musical accompaniment situations.

Dierks Bentley Brings The Heat From Nashville To The North!

Dierks Bentley is more than meets the eye, but what does meet the eye is pretty darn hard not to look at. His presence is warm, inviting and you feel like you just sat down with an old friend.

Creating Caverns - an Improvisation Exercise

In a recent post to my Yahoo group, I mentioned that I created the piece "Caverns" using one chord. I'd like to explain how I accomplished this.

The Dos and Donts of Getting Your Child to Love Learning an Instrument

We all know that music can be inspiring, entertaining, and exhilarating. There are few things more enjoyable than listening to good music.

Visualization Techniques for the Pianist

Controlling the images of the mind through image projection has proven valuable not only for psychotherapy, but also as a learning aid. Visualization can have as much impact on the subconscious, memory, and entire body as a "real" experience.

Can You Really Learn To Play a Musical Instrument From an Online Course?

Out of the 250 million people in the United States, about 25 million of them play an instrument of some kind, or used to when they were in school and would like to pick up where they left off. Another 30 million or so sing in a church choir, a barbershop quartet, or at the very least, in the shower.

Memorizing Music - How Is It Best Achieved?

When memorizing music there are several things you can do that will make your job that much easier. Memorizing music is important as most people know you play better when having the music in your head rather than having your head in the music.

MP3 Music Subscription Services. A Good Deal?

There's a reason Apple Computer dominates the legal 99-cents-a-download digital music scene: It does it right. Apple's iPods set the style and ease-of-use standards that other portable music players must try (so far unsuccessfully) to match.

What Works Best in New Age Piano Improvisation

Many students want to know how to improvise. What they really want to know is how to be able to keep an improvisation going.

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How a Bunch of Romantic Goths Changed Music As We Know It  Vulture

Last week, the label 4AD reissued three This Mortal Coil albums. Here's the story of how the goth band accidentally created a blueprint for moody music that ...

Who should win best music video of the year?  The Week Magazine

If you like things that are safe and familiar, I have some bad news for you about the 2019 Grammy nominees for Best Music Video. Ranging from provocative to ...

Music News | Latest Music Stories & New Releases  TodayFM

Bono, Snow Patrol, Saint Sister, Little Green Cars and many more come together for Ireland's Homeless. Irelands top singers and songwriters have joined forces ...

Rising star HRVY admits he was terrified music bosses wouldn’t take him seriously because of his ‘baby face’ a  The Irish Sun

The 19-year-old singer has amassed an incredible half a billion streams of his music and has just been added to Radio 1's coveted Brit List – but when he ...

Art and music celebrated at Second Saturday on Main  WKRC TV Cincinnati

OVER-THE-RHINE, Ohio (WKRC) - Dozens showed up to celebrate art and music in Over-the-Rhine on Sunday afternoon. Second Sunday on Main featured ...

iPad Pro bug makes music apps stutter and crackle  Cult of Mac

The new iPad Pro is brought to its knees by simple music apps. It stutters and crackles, and the CPU goes into the red, even running apps that any old iPad can ...

Unearth's Trevor Phipps on Politics in Music: This Is My Platform  Loudwire

Unearth frontman Trevor Phipps was the latest guest on Full Metal Jackie's weekend radio program. The singer discussed the band's latest album, Extinction(s), ...

Some council members not in tune with Houston airport music contract

City council is mulling whether to pay up to $600,000 a year for live music at Bush Intercontinental and Hobby airports, a *service* that Mayor Sylvester Turner has ...

Listen Now: 20 New Music Releases to Add to Your Holiday Play List  Parade

Time to celebrate! Yes, the holidays are here and what better way to bring on the cheer than to check out some new holiday music, released this year just in time ...

First-Ever Chip Hooper Award Winner Kelly Stelbasky Got Her Start in Music With the Legendary Agent  Billboard

When Kelly Stelbasky arrived in Monterey, California in 2005 to accept a job at Monterey Peninsula Artists, she brought two suitcases and an open mind.

Apple Reportedly Acquires Platoon to Boost Music Portfolio

Per reports, in an undisclosed deal, Apple (AAPL) acquires London-based Artists and Repertoire (A&R) and creative services company, Platoon.

Get in the groove: here's 4 best music events in Chicago this week  WLS-TV

From jazz music with a magic show to a world famous guitarist, read on for a local music to-do list to fill your calendar this week.

UCO student radio station playing nonstop holiday music

UCO's student-operated radio station is playing nonstop, commercial-free holiday music throughout December.

Jim Halsey Music Business Institute launches Starmaker360 app  Tulsa World

Jim Halsey is a Tulsa-based music impresario. The classroom-styled iOS and Android app connects users to educational *content* directly from a panel of industry ...

Music Photos Of December 2018: Ariana Grande, Beyoncé & More  Billboard

Cardi B performs at Z100's Jingle Ball 2018 at Madison Square Garden on Dec. 7, 2018 in New York City. Kevin Mazur/Getty Images for Billboard. 002. 009.

Here’s where to hear all-original music in State College  Centre Daily Times

If you haven't been to Webster's recently, you're long overdue.

Music researches have found the formula to the perfect Christmas No.1  NME Live

Music experts have conducted research on Christmas No. 1s to determine what makes a sure-fire festive hit.

Harmony Project, which funds music education for Long Beach students, will host annual gala on Dec. 12  Long Beach Press Telegram

By Gary Metzker. Contributing writer. A large number of youngsters will make a lot of noise this week — and that's a good thing.

New Mexico teacher motivates students through music  WLS-TV

A New Mexico teacher is using rap to motivate and inspire his students.

Tracks of the Week: new music and videos from Greta Van Fleet, Von Hertzen Brothers and more  Louder

Classic Rock's weekly guide to the best new music, ready to be judged and ranked by you...

Music Giant Backed by Pony Ma Is Poised to Spin New Billionaires  Bloomberg

A lawyer, a computer scientist and China's third-richest person are poised to create one of the year's biggest hits in the music industry.

Natti Natasha's 7 Most-Watched Music Videos  Billboard

Billboard Latin is celebrating Natti Natasha's birthday with a compilation of her most-watched music videos on YouTube.

U.S.'s Pop Music Is No Longer The Global King, But Its Christmas Music Can't Be Beat  Forbes

American pop music isn't heard everywhere like it used to be, but its Christmas music is embraced all over the world.

Alt.Latino's Best Music of 2018  WAMU 88.5

It's been another watershed year for Latin music. Alt.Latino's Felix Contreras, Stefanie Fernández, Catalina María Johnson and Marisa Arbona-Ruiz round up the ...

New Music Monday: Georgia Anne Muldrow, Swindle, Que Vola? and More  JAZZIZ Magazine

Are you looking for some Monday motivation? We've got you covered. Start your week the right way by discovering some great new music right now.

Nobody Paid Attention to Oliver Tree's Music Until He Became a Living Meme  VICE

When Casey Mattson was a teenager in Santa Cruz, California, his friend Oliver Tree Nickell told him that, one day, he was going to shoot a music video where ...

A Gift Guide On All The Best Speakers For The Music Obsessives In Your Life  UPROXX

If you're unsure what to buy the music fan in your life, participate in this quick thought exercise for a minute. Think back to a time you were at their place recently.

Songwriter busbee launches JV music company Altadena with Warner Bros. Records  Music Business Worldwide

Grammy-nominated Warner/Chappell songwriter and producer busbee has launched a music company called Altadena as a joint venture with Warner Bros.

Genesis P-Orridge: fantastic transgressor or sadistic aggressor?  The Guardian

Last month, industrial performance artist and provocateur Genesis P-Orridge performed her final concert at London venue Heaven. It wasn't just a farewell to her ...

How the Grammy Nominations Really Made Us Feel  The New York Times

Music's big awards show is trying to make big changes. So what do these nominations tell us?

Learn Spanish Through Pop Music Using This App  Lifehacker

When I was in kindergarten our class participated in a riveting performance of “50 Nifty United States” a song about, you guessed it, the 50 states. Part (and by ...

The 20 Best New Artists of 2018 :: Music :: Lists :: New Bands :: Paste  Paste Magazine

These new faces blew us away in 2018. Here's hoping they stick around.

Best Irish pop music of 2018: A year brimming with talent, confidence and swagger  The Irish Times

Year in Culture Review: Talented acts keep emerging, and a new grass-roots industry infrastructure is also taking shape.

Billie Joe Armstrong Is Writing New Green Day Music  Loudwire

Billie Joe Armstrong has confirmed that he is writing new Green Day music. The frontman revealed the news in a comment on a recent Instagram Live video.

Music by Bay Area classical artists is a gift that keeps giving  The Mercury News

Here are some gift suggestions for that music lover on your list -- all featuring SF Bay Area musicians and groups.

Police use music video to track down 20 accused of illegal weapon possession  KPRC Click2Houston

Twenty gang members are facing gun charges after police said they were brandishing weapons during a music video shoot at a Houston park earlier this year.

On the eve of its $1.2b IPO, Tencent Music is being sued by an investor  The Music Network

China's largest music streaming *service* Tencent Music Entertainment (TME) is being sued by an early investor. Hanwei Guo claims he was defrauded and ...

Ferneyhough Day review – explosive salute to a modern master  The Guardian

Decades of virtuoso compositions were played in style as the Arditti Quartet and BCMG paid tribute to Brian Ferneyhough.

Enjoy free food, drinks, music by JD Shelburne at networking event

Robbie Valentine is teaming up with Kyle Henderson from Angel's Envy to put on a networking event at the KFC Yum Center. Those in attendance will be able to ...

An evening of music with Jenn Bostic and Traveled Ground  SW News Media

The Arts Consortium of Carver County (ACCC) is sponsoring a House Concert featuring Clark Machtemes, his band Traveled Ground and Jenn Bostic at 7 p.m. ...

Rhapsody, Sony Music to Launch Spotify Competitor in Japan  Variety

Rhapsody and Sony Music Entertainment today announced a partnership to launch what they describe as the first on-demand, high-resolution streaming music ...

Award nominations open for music and film artists across northern Ontario

Music and Film in Motion (MFM) is still accepting admissions for the Northern Ontario Music and Film Awards (NOMFA) until 5 p.m. on Jan. 11, 2019.

Historic Leicester landmarks inspire unique music installations  De Montfort University

Leicester's St Nicholas Church and the Magazine are at the heart of unique music installations celebrating the city's historic architecture.

The Morning After: Mars music and 'Ghost in the Shell'  Engadget

Hey, good morning! You look fabulous. Welcome to your weekend! Along with the usual highlights from this week, we have some space exploration highlights, ...

Cardi B Channels Nicki Minaj's Queen Cover for New Music Video  E! NEWS

I Like It rapper also opened up about her fashion week fight over the weekend.

The 10 Best Music Videos of 2018  Highsnobiety

As this year winds down we've recapped its highlights to bring you the best of 2018 in fashion, sneakers, music, movies and more. Jay and Bey's late night at the ...

Why We Should Keep Music In Schools, By Palaye Royale's Remington Leith  Kerrang!

Learning an instrument doesn't just help with being in a band, says the Palaye Royale vocalist. It teaches valuable lessons and gives people an outlet...

'Music is a freedom that breaks every border': Young musicians in Gaza fight the siege to play for peace  The Independent

She played the “Dance of the Sugar Plum Fairy” on the piano to drown out the deadening crunch of air strikes as they smashed up the neighbourhood around ...

YouTube Top 10 Music Videos of 2018 Dominated by Spanish-Language Tracks  Variety

The most popular YouTube music videos this year once again had a distinct español flavor.

'Music is like breathing,' says Sault artist Dunn  SooToday

MD Dunn launches latest folk CD at Water Tower Pub gig.

UW-Madison professor earns Grammy nomination for folk music descriptions

Jim Leary's second Grammy nomination is for writing the album notes on an album of old Swiss, German and Tyrolean tunes.

Beyond beautiful music: Community welcomes Opera Edwardsville  Alton Telegraph

EDWARDSVILLE — Inspired by a centuries-old artform, operatic tenor Chase Hopkins has returned to his hometown to share his passion for opera with the ...

Archive dive: How Soul Train, the show that put black music on TVs across America, got its start in Chicago  Chicago Reader

Even after it moved to LA, Chicago kept its own version running daily for nearly a decade.

Why Is Everyone Talking About Ariana Grande's New Music Video?  The Cheat Sheet

Just when you thought Ariana Grande couldn't generate any more buzz for her new album Sweetener, she upped the stakes. Her music video for the album's ...

Mamma Mia-style movie based on Prince's music in the works  The Guardian

Universal acquired the rights to some of the artist's most popular songs for a fictional musical in the style of the ABBA hit franchise. Guardian staff. Mon 3 Dec ...

The Sixteen at Christmas review – thought-provoking and never predictable  The Guardian

Harry Christophers and his Sixteen are so much more than the sum of their parts. At Christmas, it's never predictable seasonal fare: this year again they span ...

Junos looking for volunteers to help with week-long music celebration  The London Free Press

You don't need musical talent to be part of the Juno Awards in London.Organizers have put out a call for volunteers for the Juno Week celebrations March 11-17, ...

Liam Gallagher says he’s been working on ‘life-changing’ new music, will premiere Oasis track at intimate London gig  NME Live

Liam Gallagher has offered further details on his upcoming new music, claiming to have recorded "20 songs that will change your lives".

WATCH: US Rapper Says Cops Targeted, Beat Him Over His Music  Sputnik International

A Tennessee sheriff's department has vowed to investigate after a viral video showed one of its officers kicking and punching a local rapper called Interstate Tax.

'He will age well in music' | Entertainment  Jamaica Star Online

The music landscape has evolved since international reggae artiste Mark 'Buju Banton' Myrie was first remanded by US federal agents in 2009.Traditional ...

Ariana Grande, Cyndi Lauper, Janelle Monae and More Awarded at 2018 Billboard Women in Music Event  Billboard

A who's who of the music industry gathered at Pier 36 in lower Manhattan on Thursday night (Dec. 6) to honor this year's best and brightest female artists at the ...

Music City: What We Know So Far

Take a walk down memory lane with the cast of CMT's Music City ahead of the brand-new season premiering on Jan. 3.

Ray Charles’ ‘Modern Sounds in Country and Western Music’ Gets Multi-Format Reissue  Rolling Stone

Of the dozens of pop hits Ray Charles had during his remarkable career, his biggest was a soulful take on Don Gibson's country classic “I Can't Stop Loving You ...

BYU Vocal Point signs record deal with Universal Music Group  Daily Herald

Vocal Point, Brigham Young University's nine-man a cappella group, recently announced a new record deal with the release of its latest “What Child is This?

Music Experts Find The Christmas Number 1 Formula  WSFM

British music researchers have crunched the numbers on Christmas songs to find the perfect formula for a festive hit. Experts at a UK music label looked at every ...

10 of the best Ed Banger music videos - Video Blog  Mixmag

Celebrating 15 years of audiovisual excellence from the French music label.

Sony ­WF-SP900 wireless earbuds: listen to your music untethered  The Australian

You can now store music tracks in your ears. Well, kind of. You can store all your music in tiny earbuds that fit into your ears. Its almost the same thing and a ...

Social music app Playlist lets you listen to music with others in real time  TechCrunch

A new app called Playlist aims to make music a more social experience than what's offered today by the major music platforms like Apple Music, Pandora or ...

Watch the 2018 Billboard Women in Music Live Stream  Billboard

The 13th annual Billboard Women in Music event is going down on Thursday night (Dec. 6).

Young: Public music, personal triumph at Wyman’s 20th Christmas concert  Montreal Gazette

Wanda Kaluzny will mark the 20th anniversary of her first Christmas concert with the Wyman Memorial United Church choir in Hudson on Dec. 16. Bill Young ...

As debates over music in the age of #MeToo rage on, radio is still about the power of the people  CNN

Baby, it may be cold outside, but this week, it's been colder on 96.5 KOIT's Facebook page.

XXXTentacion: Skins review – a toxic legacy | Music  The Guardian

Shot dead in June, the rapper has since stormed the chart. This posthumous album contains evidence of a maverick talent – and a grim contribution from Kanye ...

Flying Lotus: ‘Kendrick Lamar absolutely deserves the key to the city’  The Guardian

Steven Ellison, otherwise known as Flying Lotus, on unearthing new talent, LA beat, 'difficult' Tyler, the Creator and ten years of Brainfeeder records. Sat 8 Dec ...

The Best Music Of 2018 Says, 'We're Here, Get Used To It'  NPR

Women dominated NPR Music's list of the best albums of 2018. But the revolution behind the changes in music today is deeper, and more subtle, than the ...

New music legislation set to boost artist royalties, and may give independents a more fair shake  CNBC

The signing of the much anticipated Music Modernization Act (MMA) will have an impact on the music industry, and could trickle down to independent artists.

Ellen DeGeneres gets her own Spotify hub in music service's first content partnership  USA TODAY

Spotify is teaming with Ellen DeGeneres for a first on the music *service*: a partnership hub for Ellen with her favorite music and podcasts.

This fan-made Avengers: Endgame trailer mashup with Logan’s music is going viral on Twitter – watch video  Times Now

Fan-made trailers have become a big source of entertainment for fans these days. Almost every major Hollywood motion picture gets their trailer mashed up by ...

Kids' music: Survey finds parents influence musical tastes  TODAY

Music for kids: A new survey has discovered that parents can have an influence over what types of music their children will like, but the magic age is 10.

Neil Young Decries ‘Massive F-ckup’ Around Bob Dylan Hyde Park Show  Rolling Stone

Neil Young is furious with the organizers of the massive concert that he's scheduled to play in London's Hyde Park alongside Bob Dylan on July 12th, 2019.

All Songs Considered: The Year In Music 2018  NPR

The All Songs gang looks back at this year's anthems and unmissable milestones, from Kendrick Lamar's Pulitzer to Childish Gambino's mind-blowing video for ...

Watch Jorja Smith Step Up Her Beauty Game in her New Music Video, “The One"  Vogue

From a bath time beauty tutorial to va-va-voom bedhead, Jorja Smith transforms into a total bombshell in her new music video for “The One.”

Remembering Sprite and St. Ides' Rap Campaigns: Music Sermon  Vibe

Before rap was used to sell everything under the sun, the early '90s saw two brands put their entire business on hip-hop's back: Sprite and St. Ides. Today, rap ...

'Window rattling' and 'floor vibrating' red zone music event upsets residents

Christchurch residents have complained about "window rattling, floor vibrating and feet tingling" noise from a music festival in the residential red zone. Odyssey ...

The 50 best albums of 2018: 50-10 | Music  The Guardian

Formidable electronica meets unsettling, socially conscious rap and searching R&B in our latest additions to our best albums countdown. More every weekday.

Thank U, Next: How Ariana Grande and Drake Accelerated the Pop Music Life Cycle  The Ringer

With the #InMyFeelings challenge and the Pete Davidson saga, music's biggest stars became more responsive and self-referential than ever.

Pop Music in 2018 Was a Beautiful, Transformative Mess  Vanity Fair

This was a messy year for pop music. Rules changed, hits were eccentric, and the whole twelve-month period felt enigmatic in a way we don't usually expect ...

UConn Music Professor Nominated for Grammy Award  NBC Connecticut

A professor of music composition at the University of Connecticut has been nominated for a Grammy Award.

Queen Sells: Why You Hear So Much Freddie Mercury Music in Ads  Ultimate Classic Rock

Queen songs have appeared in commercials for decades now. What makes their music so popular with advertisers?

Offset's Alleged Mistress Was in Cardi B's Rap Rival Nicki Minaj's 'FEFE' Music Video

Offset's alleged mistress Summer Bunni was in Nicki Minaj and Tekashi69's music video "FEFE"

“My Music,” by Campbell McGrath  The New Yorker

Poetry by Campbell McGrath: “My music belongs to me and it is awesome.”

USC music students and inmates put on musical concert at Lee Correctional  WIS10

Two groups who may have never crossed paths got together for a concert at Lee Correctional Institution. College students and prisoners.

Travis Mills From Apple Music's Beats 1 Talks to We Are L.A.  L.A. Weekly

This week in our We Are L.A. video series, we chatted with Apple Music's Travis Mills about his new live-streaming pop culture show on Beats 1.

Deftones confirm release of new music in 2019  Consequence of Sound

Back in August, Deftones excited their fan base by sharing a few photos of band members jamming in a studio, with the hashtag #writing. While it could have ...

Best New Music: Chance, Sampa, half·alive, Crooked Colours  ABC Local

There's some quality hip hop lighting up the airwaves this week, including this week's Feature Album - JID's incredible DiCaprio 2, and amazing emerging ...

The 10 most-viewed music videos on YouTube in 2018

YouTube has released its list of top music videos of 2018, and it turns out teamwork is a powerful force: the “Te Bote Remix” from Casper, Nio Garcia, Darell, ...

Former ‘Arsenio Hall’ Music Director Robin DiMaggio Charged With Embezzling From Children’s Charity  Deadline

Robin DiMaggio, the drummer and onetime musical director of The Arsenio Hall Show has been arrested for wire fraud.

The World's Highest-Paid Women In Music 2018  Forbes

Back in 2015, when Katy Perry appeared on the cover of Forbes after earning $135 million in a single year, she knew she'd secured her place in the pop star ...

The top 100 songs of 2018 | Music  The Guardian

Guardian music writers have picked their favourite songs of the year – from UK drill breakthroughs to pure pop anthems – and put them all on a giant playlist.

LoveYatri actor Warina Hussain to feature in Badshah's music video  Times Now

Mumbai: Actress Warina Hussain, who marked her Bollywood debut with LoveYatri this year, will feature in the video of the song She moves it like by rapper ...

Music That You Are Grateful For  NPR

We asked All Things Considered listeners to share musicians they're thankful for in 2018. Brandi Carlile, Lizzo and cello students in Greenfield, Mass., are some ...

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