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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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Claude VonStroke, Lee Burridge And More Share Their Miami Music Week Guides  Forbes

Need tips for how to survive Miami Music Week? Seven artists share their advice.

For Etienne Charles, Jazz and Caribbean Music Are One and the Same  The New York Times

EAST LANSING, Mich. — The trumpeter Etienne Charles stood in a Michigan State University classroom on a recent Tuesday evening — about 2,000 miles ...

Why Asheville, North Carolina, Is the New Must-Visit Music City  Rolling Stone

Dave Grohl had never been to Asheville, and when a wicked snowstorm hit the same December weekend that he played Warren Haynes' annual Christmas Jam ...

Canadian Government Pledges $15M in Federal Music Funding  Billboard

The Canadian government will allocate 20 million Canadian dollars ($14.96 million at current rates) to the Canadian Music Fund over two years, it announced ...

Expanded Music Education Project Offers Instrument Lessons for Youth  Pacific University

Pacific students offer music lessons to area youth in renowned String Project, which has has expanded to include band instruments.

Marshall School will refresh arts, music spaces  Duluth News Tribune

More than 90 percent of Marshall School's 400 or so students participate in arts and music education, and school leaders aim to give them a space that truly fits ...

RS Daily News: 'Like a Prayer' Turns 30; Bill & Ted 'Face the Music'  Rolling Stone

In our daily news show, Rolling Stone's Brittany Spanos checks in on a few of the headlines everyone is discussing. For today's episode, watch the video to get a ...

Songwriter groups agree on new Music Modernization Act licensing entity | Opinion  The Tennessean

The U.S. Copyright Office will officially designate who becomes the Mechanical Licensing Collective, or MLC, by July. The MLC has wide support.

Shaq coming back to Miami next week _ to play music  Associated Press

MIAMI (AP) — Shaquille O'Neal is coming back to play in Miami next week. Play music, that is. The former star center and four-time NBA champion still has a ...

How a Viral Rap Star Rocketed From Meme to Hit  The New York Times

Blueface's “Thotiana” is a nearly perfectly engineered hit of the social media age.

MoPOP's 2019 Pop Conference to Focus on Music, Death, and the Afterlife

This year's Pop Conference will center on the theme "Only You and Your Ghost Will Know: Music, Death, and Afterlife" and take place April 11-14 at the Museum ...

Our Favorite New Latin Music This Week: Cuco, Juanes, Santana And More : Alt.Latino  NPR

This week's Alt.Latino roundup includes a flute-looped reggaeton dance between Sean Paul and J Balvin, Mula's lush production and a Santana jam produced ...

How Finland Has Embraced Heavy Metal Music  BLABBERMOUTH.NET

Professor Esa Lijla of Helsinki University recently spoke to CNN's Richard Quest about why he thinks Finns love heavy metal. He said (see video ...

This Clever Hack Will Change the Way You Find Music on Spotify  Gizmodo

My favorite thing about Spotify has always been music discovery. So when the company started building personalized playlists like Discovery Weekly and ...

Community comes together to 'Save the Music in Paradise'  KCRA Sacramento

"There's a community that we're able to care for each other, and that's really special. And music touches us in more than one way, and we're really fortunate."

YouTube Music 3.07 lets you manually improve recommendations, adds animated thumbnails on iOS [APK Insight]  9to5Google

YouTube Music last week saw a wider international release to 14 countries including India and South Africa. The latest version of the app now lets users ...

Temptations' music elevates by-the-numbers 'Ain't Too Proud'  New York Post

Ain't Too Proud packs some terrific performances, but it's a paint-by-numbers evening.

Peloton sued by publishers for using music without permission  KTRK-TV

Peloton is accused in a lawsuit of using more than 1000 songs without permission for its online fitness classes.

Asbury Park music and arts community shows support for ailing Joe Harvard  Asbury Park Press

Joe Harvard is an integral force in the city's current music and arts revival.

Friday Finds: New music to check out – March 22, 2019  WDIV ClickOnDetroit

DETROIT - Happy Friday! We survived winter. Now, check out some new music as you enjoy the first weekend of spring. 5 songs we have on repeat this ...

MySpace Says It Lost Years Of User-Uploaded Music  NPR

MySpace — the once-dominant social media platform that was largely subsumed by Facebook — may have lost a decade's worth of music uploaded by users, ...

Michael Wilton Says Queensrÿche's Music Is 'Unique' And 'Timeless'  BLABBERMOUTH.NET

QUEENSRŸCHE guitarist Michael Wilton spoke to the "Cobras & Fire" podcast in a new interview about how the rise of grunge in the early 1990s fo...

AI-powered Google Doodle celebrates Johann Sebastian Bach’s birthday

Even if you think you have no musical ability — or especially if you think that — you can compose a beautiful bit of music today, thanks to AI, Google, and Johann ...

Ohio State School of Music looks to put on a show with its 42nd Annual Jazz Festival  OSU - The Lantern

The Ohio State University School of Music will have an active few days as it presents the 42nd Annual Jazz Festival, which began on Wednesday and will run ...

Cheese tastes different when it listens to Led Zeppelin, Swiss study finds  Digital Trends

Swiss cheese, meet Swizz Beatz. A funky new study shows exposing cheese to music can change its flavor and aroma. What's more, the genre of music matters.

Thursday Round-Up: Cliff Avril Featured In Macklemore's Newest Music Video

Seahawks Legend Cliff Avril is featured in collaboration of Macklemore and Why Don't We's newest music video for 'I Don't Belong In This Club.'

A career on the rise: York-native musical artist Nakuu makes connections in L.A.  York Daily Record

Nakuu, a musical artist from York, has been in Los Angeles making music and new connections.

Jackie Cruz Revisits Near-Fatal Car Crash in 'Melly 16' Music Video  Entertainment Tonight

Jackie Cruz is baring it all. The Orange is the New Black actress debuted her new song Thursday, and only ET has the exclusive music video. The song, titled ...

Can't stop the music: Pep bands in Salt Lake City for March Madness are the heart and soul of the NCAA Tournament experience  Salt Lake Tribune

The wide-open look was so clean, just a few feet away from Steven Smyth, a shot that had it gone in, would've been One Shining Moment-worthy on Day 1.

2019 KAABOO Del Mar: Lineup for music, comedy, art festival announced  10News

SAN DIEGO (KGTV) – There will be no shortage of star power at this year's KAABOO Del Mar, with Kings of Leon, Dave Matthews Band, Snoop Dogg and ...

In Music and in Life, Tamaryn Dreams in the Dark  The New York Times

LOS ANGELES — On a rainy March evening, the singer-songwriter Tamaryn waited for a gnostic priest to begin his lecture on the transformative power of tarot at ...

NRB Announces Vice Chairman Addition to NRB Noncommercial Music License Committee  NRB Today

Starting this year, the NRB Noncommercial Music License Committee (NRBNMLC) is adding a vice chairman position to its committee. By unanimous approval ...

Hyattsville Music School Sells Instruments After Drop in Enrollment  NBC4 Washington

A Hyattsville music school is selling instruments after facing a drop in enrollment and added costs at the school. Nevilla E. Ottley is the director and founder of the ...

Frank Iero drops electrifying “Young And Doomed” music video—UPDATED  Alternative Press

In addition to releasing the new music video for Barriers' debut song, “Young And Doomed,” Frank Iero And The Future Violents recently announced a ...

The 5 Best Hi-Res Music Player Apps for Mac  MakeUseOf

Most Mac owners use either iTunes or a streaming *service* to manage and listen to their music. That's great, but if you're an audiophile who prefers ...

Slingshot Scenes: 10 Must-Watch Music Videos From Philadelphia  NPR

Like any creative community, the Philadelphia music scene is best viewed as a constant state of collaboration. The artists might take center stage, but they ...

MySpace music lost as 12 years' worth of data wiped out  CBS News

Social network points to server issue in explaining why videos, audio files and other material is no longer on the site.

Music’s next big startup Splice raises $57.5M to sell samples  TechCrunch

Tech has a bad reputation for pulling money out of musicians' pockets, but Splice is changing that. The audio sample marketplace and music production ...

Waters: For Kilzer, triumph and tragedy were all there in the music  The Daily Memphian

The Rev. Dr. John Kilzer had big plans this year. He was scheduled to speak Thursday with his musical and spiritual brother Kirk Whalum at Calvary Church's ...

‘Miss Saigon’ at the Academy of Music: Beautiful, but can’t overcome the stereotypes

The Broadway Philadelphia series at the Kimmel continues with one of Broadway's most successful musicals. It is a visual feast, with tremendous staging, ...

S.F. International Film Festival's Music, Dance, and Art Offerings  San Francisco Classical Voice

The SFFILM Festival, née San Francisco International Film Festival, which opens on April 10 with the premiere of the Netflix production of Armistead Maupin's ...

JAY-Z Among Headliners At Woodstock 50 Music & Arts Fair  HipHopDX

In celebration of Woodstock's 50th anniversary, co-founder and producer of the 1969 Woodstock festival Michael Lang has announced the official lineup for the ...

How Does Music Affect Your Brain? Every Way Imaginable  WIRED

In the latest episode of 'Tech Effects,' we investigated how music gets into our brains—and our bodies.

This Music Video is About Camera Gear Lust  PetaPixel

Canadian photographer Taylor Jackson just dropped this new music video for a song titled “Gear Lust.” It's about the never-ending desire some photographers ...

Bill & Ted Make It Official: 'Face the Music' Out Summer 2020  Rolling Stone

The third installment of the Bill and Ted saga, Bill and Ted Face the Music, will open in theaters August 21st, 2020. Production on the film is set to begin this ...

Stream Tame Impala – “Patience” | New Music  Consequence of Sound

Tame Impala have returned with their first taste of their upcoming new record, which is the long-awaited follow-up to 2015's Currents. Entitled "Patience", the ...

Wade Robson: It's Not 'My Concern' Whether People Choose to Listen to Michael Jackson's Music

Michael Jackson accuser Wade Robson may not be listening to the King of Pop's music any longer, but that doesn't mean he's leading a campaign for others to ...

Post Malone Flew Viral 'Wow' Dancer Out for Concert and New Music Video  TMZ

ICYMI -- Mike Alancourt, a 40-year-old bald, bearded man from 1 Vibe Dance in Jacksonville, FL went viral earlier this month after Posty, Will Smith and other ...

'We are modern slaves': Mdou Moctar, the Hendrix of the Sahara  The Guardian

His first guitar was made from wood and bicycle parts and his first songs were shared via Bluetooth in the desert. But the Niger musician has become ...

Apple Music launching new multi-lingual playlist ‘Suave’ this week  9to5Mac

Apple Music is launching a new multi-lingual playlist today, as first reported by Billboard. The new playlist is called “Suave” and highlights R&B songs from ...

'Stranger Things' Season 3 trailer is here (with music by The Who & Motley Crue)  Brooklyn Vegan

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Alexa’s new Song ID feature can announce what music is playing next  TechCrunch

Amazon today is launching a new feature called “Song ID” that aims to help users discover music they like by using Alexa. When enabled, Alexa will announce ...

Alt.Latino's New Music Discoveries At SXSW 2019  NPR

From the heart of music madness in Austin, Felix Contreras shares the hottest new Alt. Latino sounds from SXSW Festival.

New Music Premiere: Devon Gilfillian's Nigerian Funk 'Get Out And Get It' : World Cafe  NPR

World Cafe premieres this tightly syncopated groove from Gilfillian which draws on the vibes of '70s Afro-rock and funk.

Mile Marker toning down the music | Local News  Gloucester Daily Times

The owner of Cape Ann's Marina Resort and its Mile Marker One restaurant says she's not sure when or how the venue and its bridge deck became "the hot ...

SXSW 2019: The 7 Best Acts We Saw at the British Music Embassy :: Music :: Lists :: SXSW :: Paste  Paste Magazine

The British Music Embassy returned to SXSW last week for its 12th year, showcasing some of the best new talent that the British Isles have to offer. This year's ...

Grime music is being 'stifled', MPs say  BBC News

Grime music faces significant challenges because of discrimination against urban acts, MPs have said. Despite the success of Stormzy, Dave and Skepta, it is ...

Madonna Teases New Music With Apple Tweets  Billboard

The art of teasing new music is one that many pop stars deal with on a regular basis — do you offer up a clip of a song, do you send out some new cover art, ...

Former Kent student remembered for his love of music  Kent Wired

To some, Ian Minnick was known as the lead guitarist for Akron-area alternative band Chil.

Here's your French Quarter Festival 2019 hour-by-hour music schedule

Featuring an all-Louisiana musical lineup, plus fab New Orleans-style food, the French Quarter Festival, April 11-14, is the best free event this side of Mardi Gras.

Taylor Swift Shut Down Your Theories About New Music. Here's What to Know  TIME

New Taylor Swift music and a new Taylor Swift album are not here — yet. Here are all the hints she's dropped and everything we know so far.

YouTube Music and YouTube Premium are now available in India  The Verge

Google has announced that YouTube Music, YouTube Music Premium, and YouTube Premium have all launched in India. The services join Google Play Music ...

Folks, we have our first Art-A-Whirl music lineups  City Pages

Art-A-Whirl runs May 17-19 this year. That, as those of you adept with calendars will have noticed, is almost exactly two months from now.

Because Music Shares Posthumous JJ Cale Animated Video 'Stay Around'  JamBase

On April 26, Because Music will issue a new posthumous album from JJ Cale titled Stay Around. The label released an animated music video for the collection's ...

Steve Mayer, The NHL's Man Behind The Music, Aims High For 2019 Stanley Cup Playoffs  Forbes

With three weeks to go until the 2019 Stanley Cup Playoffs begin, the NHL's Steve Mayer has big plans for this year's live musical entertainment.

Forget soppy love songs: meet Cambodia’s punk queen on a mission  South China Morning Post

Rather than sing about love as others in her country do, Sochetra Vartey writes lyrics about issues such as domestic violence and poverty. She may have ...

Jeremy Denk's New Album Spans 7 Centuries Of Music : Deceptive Cadence  NPR

On his new album titled c.1300-c.2000, the pianist begins with a medieval song by Machaut and ends with an étude by Philip Glass.

Stoner Music Isn't Dying, Just Turning Into Something You May Not Recognize  Billboard

As the laws and stigmas around marijuana change, so does the pop culture it inspires.

On Country Music Airwaves, Female Artists Fight For Equal Play  WBUR

Women of country music are raising their voices against the old boys' network in Nashville they say discriminates against them.

Ask The Salty Waitress: Our restaurant’s repetitive music is ruining my workday  The Takeout

Dear Salty, I'm a barista/server at a small café where the French owners are very enthusiastic about the whole French thing—Eiffel Tower photos, signs in ...

Relaxing music video: 'Can't Help Falling in Love' on kalimba, with dog, in nature  Boing Boing You need this. From AcousticTrench, first published on Oct 15, 2017, from their album.

CVS Will Soon Change Its Hold Music, Thrilling Harvard Psychiatrist Who Begged It To  WBUR

Steven Schlozman calculated that over the course of his career, he's spent 25 days of his life listening to the scratchy piano music. CVS says the change will ...

Man admits to attacking Eastman School of Music student while out on parole  WHEC

The 31-year-old man accused of trying to rape a student at a local college pleaded guilty Wednesday...

Phil Collins is 'not dead yet,' and he's coming to Omaha  Omaha World-Herald

Pop singer Phil Collins is coming to Omaha. The “In the Air Tonight” singer will play CHI Health Center on Oct. 11. It comes among a string of only 15 dates, and ...

Bahamas offers local music students a bit of wisdom (15 photos)  SooToday

Riding on the heels of last weekend's Juno Award win, Afie Jurvanen – better known in Canadian music as Bahamas – performed to a small but wildly ...

Milo Yiannopoulos sings Christian song while showing off wealth in new music video  Daily Mail

Yiannopolous covered the Christian song Silver and Gold, which celebrates Jesus over material riches, as he bragged about his past glamorous lifestyle with ...

Met Gives Music Gallery a Makeover  The New York Times

A terra cotta trumpet shaped like a jaguar. A drum with dragons. Keyboard instruments small enough to fit in your carry-on luggage. Gallery 681 fits them all.

Alan Krueger, Former White House Economist, Dies At Age 58  NPR

Princeton economist Alan Krueger, who served in the Obama White House, has died. Krueger's research interests included the minimum wage, the opioid ...

Radio 3 cuts threaten musical ecosystem | Letter | Music  The Guardian

Luke Turner (The BBC cutting Late Junction is a blow for experimental music,, 15 March), tore apart Radio 3's decision to cut much of its ...

First Listen: Grupo Fantasma, 'American Music Vol. VII'  NPR

The nine-piece Latin funk band's new album is a perfectly executed bi-cultural statement, made for the millions of people who love mariachi as much as James ...

Aidan Gallagher teases "new direction" with upcoming music video  Alternative Press

Umbrella Academy star Aidan Gallagher is gearing up to drop his first single in a matter of days. Now, our beloved number Five is teasing us with an upcoming ...

Michael Jackson’s Music Has Not Been Banned by the BBC  Variety

UPDATED: Contrary to a report that apparently originated with British publication The Times, a rep for the BBC tells Variety that the network, and specifically ...

Blink-182 to mark Enema of the State’s 20th anniversary with full album performance  Consequence of Sound

What's My Age Again? Well, in the case of Blink-182's Enema of the State, 2019 marks its 20th year on this planet, and the band has plans to celebrate in a big ...

Wade Robson on whether Michael Jackson's music should be banned

The controversial documentary Leaving Neverland has not only re-opened the conversation about Michael Jackson and the allegations of child sexual abuse ...

Pandora Stories launches, combining music and podcasting in a new format  TechCrunch

In an effort to one-up Spotify and Apple Music, Pandora this morning announced the launch of a new marketing tool for artists, called Pandora Stories.

Game of Thrones Turned Its Composer Into a Rock Star  The Atlantic

The arsenal of instruments Ramin Djawadi has used to score Game of Thrones includes mournful strings, mighty horns, and the Armenian double-reed ...

Music Pick: Within Temptation  L.A. Weekly

Dutch metal band Within Temptation, led by vocalist Sharon den Adel and her husband, guitarist Robert Westerholt, have been knocking around since 1996 but ...

New Music: The Best Albums From February 2019  NPR

Ariana Grande, Offset and Jessica Pratt are a few of the artists who made albums we'll remember all year long.

Miranda Lambert Teases New Music Following Marriage to Brendan McLoughlin

Miranda Lambert has returned to songwriting following her surprise marriage to Brendan McLoughlin. The 35-year-old, whose last album was the Pistol Annies' ...

Android can now wake you with YouTube Music or Pandora  The Verge

Pandora and YouTube Music have been added as alarm options to the Google Clock app, Android's default alarm clock. The functionality was added with ...

Music video shoot mistaken for violent, armed kidnapping  ABC News

Los Angeles sheriffs showed up to a violent, armed kidnapping on Wednesday -- only to find out it was actually an unlicensed music video shoot. All of the ...

DJ Sessions: Charlotte, North Carolina, Wants On The Music Map  WBUR

WFAE DJ Joni Deutsch says the Charlotte music scene is up and coming.

Music director finalist Arthur Arnold to lead Spokane Symphony in works by Poulenc, Saint-Saëns, Bartók  The Spokesman-Review

Classics 8” will be Saturday and 3 p.m. Sunday at the Martin Woldson Theater at the Fox.

New Music Friday: Our Top 6 Albums Out On March 1  NPR

Our sprint through this week's best new albums includes Grey Area from the UK rapper Little Simz, Weezer's self-titled "Black Album," the foot-stompers of Hozier ...

New Compilation Features Music Inspired By 'Roma'  NPR

Tonight at the Oscars, the film Roma is nominated for several awards. Director Alfonso Cuarón asked artists to contribute to a compilation album, Music Inspired ...

Celebrating Women: Dolly Parton marks 60 years in music  WJHL-TV News Channel 11

Dolly Parton went from one of twelve children born to a sharecropper in the mountains of Tennessee to one of music's most celebrated acts.

Britney Spears music coming to Broadway  CNN

Oh baby, baby, music by Britney Spears will soon be making its way to Broadway.

Quietness better than background music for creativity  Medical News Today

A study finds that listening to music can significantly impair performance on tasks that need creativity compared with doing them in a quiet environment.

The 20 Best Acts We Saw at SXSW 2019 :: Music :: Lists :: SXSW :: Paste  Paste Magazine

Another March, another 2,000 or so bands descending on Austin, Texas, hoping to find new a record deal, a booking agent or just some new fans. Along with ...

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