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Does Your CD Cover $ell (Or Suck)?


Oh, I know the last part of the title (Suck) isn't a very pleasant description to apply to anyone's CD cover. But, in the interest of plain old honesty, and to face our demons head on, I wanted to (again) utilize a worst case scenario that we can only improve from.

How to Compose Using ABA Form


ABA form is like a musical sandwich. You have the 2 slices of bread with the contrasting meat and cheese on the inside.

New Age Music - What Is It Good For?


Let's face it. The world will not end if there isn't another new age music CD on the market.

George Winston and New Age Piano Playing


The first time I heard George Winston play back in the early 1980's I was blown away. I didn't know why I liked this music.

Trusting Your Inner Voice - Key to Success at the Piano


We all have so many critical voices in our heads.Telling us what's good, what's not, and what should be.

Piano Music - How to Begin and End a Piece


How do you begin a piece of music? That's a question I'm often asked. The answer I usually give is that you begin as soon as you start playing - that is, if you're trying to "compose" something, the piece begins the moment it has energy and is something you want to capture.

Music Making as Spiritual Experience


If you've been playing piano for some time, you may come upon periods where you forget yourself and only the music remains. You might even have had a spiritual experience.

Living Life Loud


Change is good. Just ask the millions of unsigned artists worldwide trying to get their music heard.

CD Mastering using Har-Bal


Feel free to download the entire manual detailing the mastering process from Har-Bal complete with pictures of all the tools needed to create a great sounding mastered cd .http://hdqtrz.

Warner Music Executive Payments


"In human life, art may arise from almost any activity, and once it does so, it is launched on a long road of exploration, invention, freedom to the limits of extravagance, interference to the point of frustration, finally discipline, controlling constant change and growth." Susanne Langer (1895-1985)CommentaryIn these times of major record label mergers, downsizing, the slashing of label rosters, and thousands of record company jobs being lost over the last three years--not to mention the enormous sea change and seismic shifts that technology has wrought--comes one of the most disturbing reports we have come across.

The Revolution has begun - and it will not be Televised The new Artist Development Paradigm


In reflecting on the world of the Music Business in 2004, there were some very profound and dramatic changes that changed the nature of the Music Business itself. 2004 will always be remembered as the year the 'Big Five' became the 'Big Four' and don't be surprised if you're reading at this time next year and we're telling you about the 'Big Three'! Beside the Sony/BMG merger, 2004 will also be remembered as the year labels utilized aggressively utilized video games as a marketing vehicle for the launching of many of their artists.

The Flower Garden and New Age Piano Music


If you've ever looked at a flower garden, not only its beauty may have captivated you, but also its overall arrangement.There may have been some tulips or roses combined with other flowers or plants.

How to Find Musical Ideas


The Russian Composer Igor Stravinsky once said: " A good composer does not imitate; he steals."I think what he meant by this is that it's OK to use a technique developed by another and make it your own.

When Does Practice Make Perfect? Not Much Of The Time Unless All The Pieces Fit First


Often people receive a banjo, mandolin, fiddle, guitar or some other musical instrument as a birthday, Christmas or special occasion gift. There's glee and joy everywhere.

Playing The Violin Is For Everyone Who Loves Music


Every day musical instruments enrich the lives of people around the world and continue to promote culture and art throughout every society and community, no matter what size or structure. Even those people of the world who live outside the realm of technology enjoy and use musical instruments to tell stories or entertain.

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Garth Brooks Finds the Fun in New Music  CMT.com

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BlackPink's "Ddu-Du Ddu-Du" music video has broken yet another record, becoming the most-watched music video by a Korean group on YouTube.


How Sex Work Helped This Cam Girl Launch Her Music Career  VICE

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Oscar music nods: Gaga, Kendrick Lamar, SZA, Diane Warren  KRQE News 13

NEW YORK (AP) - Lady Gaga is a double nominee at the Academy Awards, where rapper Kendrick Lamar is nominated for the first time while songwriter Diane ...


Brian Nabors wins 2019 Rapido! Composition Contest, provides fresh, lively music  ArtsATL

A lively afternoon of invigorating new music took place at the Walter Hill Auditorium on Sunday as Cincinnati-based composer Brian Raphael Nabors took home ...


Abba’s New Music Delayed Until Later This Year  Variety

A rep for Abba tells Variety that the group's new songs are delayed until later this year - although there may be more new music coming.


Elektron is making its powerful music-making sequencers more affordable  Engadget

Elektron has a reputation for building high-end synths, samplers and grooveboxes with matching high-end prices. It's "affordable" options -- the Digitakt and ...


Cellist From Baghdad Brings Music Message To San Antonio  Texas Public Radio

You may have seen the YouTube video showing a cellist playing in the ruins left after a car bombing in Baghdad. That cellist is Karim Wasfi , the conductor.


Cleveland Music Community Mourns the Loss of Saxophonist Norman Tischler  Cleveland Scene

Yesterday, Cleveland lost one of its great musical treasures. Saxophonist Norman Tischler, who had esophageal cancer, passed away. A true character, he was ...


Why the Barbican's New Music Center Is Right For London  CityLab

The new music center could, regardless of its aesthetics, help to make the Barbican's fortress walls feel more bridgeable.


‘A Star Is Born,’ ‘Black Panther,’ ‘Mary Poppins’ Lead Oscar Music Nominations  Variety

"A Star Is Born," "Black Panther" and "Mary Poppins Returns" each received Oscar nominations for Best Song and Best Score.


Studio Gang’s Downtown Brooklyn condo unveils amenities like cinema, music studio  Curbed NY

The first New York residential tower by Studio Gang will top out at 660 feet in the spring, giving the Brooklyn skyline another tower of note. The building isn't short ...


The music that made 1969 a shape-shifting year for rock ’n’ roll  San Francisco Chronicle

The Beatles — John Lennon (left), George Harrison, Paul McCartney and Ringo Starr — bid the '60s an exquisite farewell with “Abbey Road.” Photo: Apple ...


Ronnie and Shamari DeVoe talk music and RHOA  WGN TV Chicago

You know Ronnie DeVoe from his legendary R & B career as part of New Edition and BBD. You know Shamari DeVoe from her days in the popular girl's group ...


A four-night exploration of music and politics in San Francisco  San Francisco Chronicle

Music and politics have never been strangers, despite what some may claim, but it's always an invigorating pleasure to see that relationship placed…


$6 Million Anti-Abortion Movie Seeks Major Label Music, But Finds No Takers  Billboard

A $6 million movie expected to be critical of Planned Parenthood may have a lot less snippets of songs in it after multiple publishers have denied licensing music ...


Shikellamy's two-hour delay music video a hit on Facebook  Sunbury Daily Item

SUNBURY — A Shikellamy School District secretary and her family created a music video to inform students and parents about the school's two-hour delay ...


Gary Puckett Reflects on Life, Longevity, Music and Touring  Parade

In the late '60s, Gary Puckett and the Union Gap emerged to become one of the top musical groups of the decade with six consecutive gold records and Top 10 ...


Painted piano gives Doctors Hospital the sound of music  The Augusta Chronicle

Doctors Hospital has partnered with Jessye Norman School of the Arts to place a piano in the main lobby of the hospital. The sweet sound of “Georgia on My ...


R. Kelly Hasn’t Really Been ‘Dropped’ by Anyone in Music  Rolling Stone

In the short time since Lifetime's release of a bombshell documentary detailing R. Kelly's alleged years-long history of sexual assault, everything has changed ...


Rumble: the story of the Native Americans who shaped rock music  The Guardian

In an eye-opening new documentary, hidden Native American figures are finally given credit for influencing a vast amount of popular music.


How to choose what music gets stored on your Apple Watch  AppleInsider

Apple could make it less of a chore, but in just a few steps you can download playlists and albums directly to your Apple Watch. AppleInsider demonstrates how ...


Kane Brown announced as headliner for Music For Memories Concert  WJBF-TV

One of the rising stars in country music is set to perform at the annual Music For Memories concert in Augusta.


Huge food and music complex coming to FiDi's 28 Liberty  6Sqft

A massive new venue will be serving up food and entertainment on the ground floor of 28 Liberty Street–originally named One Chase Manhattan Plaza.


Video Game Menu Music Gets Its Own Tribute Album  Kotaku

The music we listen to as we play our favorite games is nice, but what about the music we hear when we aren't playing? The Materia Collective community ...


Lil Wayne Teases 'Don't Cry' Music Video: Watch  Vibe

Lil Wayne teased a snippet from his music video for "Don't Cry," featuring XXXTentacion.


The Best Music Moments of 2018  WIRED

All told, it was a good—if uneven—year in music. Rapper Cardi B finally released her long-anticipated major label album Invasion of Privacy; queer pop blew up; ...


The Killers' music video at US-Mexico border shows people seeking peace: Spike Lee  ABC News

Spike Lee talks about directing the "Land of the Free" music video for The Killers.


Music leads to Clint Eastwood movie for area band  Defiance Crescent News

Polka band Squeezebox, from Ridgeville Corners, appeared in the new Clint Eastwood film “The Mule,” in theaters now. Pictured with Eastwood (second from ...


Paris police release singer Chris Brown after questioning over rape allegation  The Guardian

The American R&B star Chris Brown has been released without charge after being held overnight for questioning over a rape allegation in Paris, the ...


APTN is conducting Canada's first Indigenous Music Impact Study  NOW Magazine

The broadcaster and non-profit is launching a study to collect info, identify structural barriers and create new funding opportunities.


Laura Marano Opens Up About Emotionally Stripping Down in New Music Video 'Let Me Cry' (Exclusive)  Entertainment Tonight

Laura Marano's new music video is here – and you're gonna need a box of tissues!


Listening to Pop Music’s Class of 2019  The New York Times

With each *fresh* year in pop music comes the hope that there will be new sounds, new ideas, new styles, and new artists leading the charge to make the field ...


Music teacher told Grade 6/7 students about serial killers, watching teen die  Vancouver Courier

A music teacher who told Grade 6/7 students how B.C. serial killer Robert Pickton fed prostitutes' remains to pigs and that they could be killed by a serial killer if ...


Ava Max's Sweet But Psycho music video draws backlash from mental health advocates  Daily Mail

Songstress Ava Max has courted controversy with the music video for Sweet But Psycho, in which she plays an axe-wielding woman obsessed with a man.


William Michael Morgan Decries the State of Country Music  Taste of Country

William Michael Morgan says that the state of country music right now is unsalvageable. Responding to a thread on Twitter, the "I Met a Girl" singer owns being a ...


Tupac Is Alive And Has 'New Music Coming', Suge Knight's Son Says  UNILAD

Another day, another dreamer claiming Tupac, one of the greatest rappers of our time (I.D.S.T), is still with us. Now Marion Hugh 'Suge' Knight Jr., an American ...


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From Zayn Malik and Lady Gaga to Charli XCX and Stormzy, some of the world's biggest artists have struggled with mental health. Roisin O'Connor wants to ...


Diller Scofidio + Renfro unveils twisted pyramidal tower for Barbican concert hall  Dezeen

The London Centre for Music, designed by Diller Scofidio + Renfro, will be a twisted pyramid tower featuring "a concert hall for the 21st century".


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You can now listen to music and podcasts directly from your Apple Watch but it how Apple forces you to do it is going to make you scratch your head. Even the ...


First Listen: Sneaks, 'Highway Hypnosis'  NPR

Sneaks has both the punk spirit and pop sense to carve out her own path in music. Highway Hypnosis is simply the sound of her revving the engine.


Universal's Bravado buys Epic Rights, boosting UMG's $250m+ merch business  Music Business Worldwide

Universal Music Group's merchandising arm Bravado has fully acquired its Los Angeles-based competitor Epic Rights for an undisclosed sum. Epic Rights ...


Falz: The Nigerian rapper rebelling through music  Al Jazeera English

Lawyer-turned-musician criticises politicians, police brutality and social injustice in his country through songs.


The Ghost Inside Recording New Music  Loudwire

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R Kelly news: Former music intern accuses singer of sexual abuse – 'I didn't know if this was how adults acted'  The Independent

A former music intern has come forward with her own R Kelly accusation in the wake of the Lifetime documentary that addresses multiple allegations of sexual ...


Rock no longer rules the X Games, which now showcases dance music and hip-hop alongside action sports  AOL

Punk and other rock subgenres have become less popular in recent years, but that hasn't diminished the link between music and extreme sports.


What's On: Art, music and events in Porirua and the Kāpiti Coast  The Dominion Post

Want to see your event in this list? Visit nbly.nz/kap and fill out the online form with your event details. Make sure you do this at least one week before your event.


Suge Knight's Son Insists Tupac Shakur Is Alive, Working on Music  XXLMAG.COM

Suge Knight's son claims Tupac Shakur is alive and back in the studio working on new music.


‘The 5 Browns’ Review: United by Music and Scarred by Sexual Abuse  The New York Times

A new documentary tells the painful but ultimately hopeful story of a classical music quintet of siblings, three of whom were molested by their father.


9 Must-See Live Music Events This Winter  WBUR

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Following 'Saturday Night Live,' Greta Van Fleet's music soars up the iTunes charts  MLive.com

Greta Van Fleet on "Saturday Night Live" with host Rachel Brosnahan and guest star Alec Baldwin on Saturday, January 19, 2019 (Photo by: Will Heath/NBC) ...


WATCH: IV of Spades releases new music video for 'Bawat Kaluluwa'  ABS-CBN News

Fans of IV of Spades could not have asked for a better start to the year.


Centtrip launches specialist Brexit desk for the music industry  Music Business Worldwide

Centtrip Music, the music industry specialist division of London-based treasury and international payments expert Centtrip, has launched a dedicated Brexit desk ...


Dario Argento says the Suspiria remake has "no music," which is a weirdly specific dig on poor Thom Yorke  The A.V. Club

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Why Is The Music Of 1968 So Enduring? 'It Was Allowed To Be Art'  NPR

Half a century later, 1968 continues to resonate as a landmark year for rock, pop and soul — in part, say musicians who were there in the studio, because artists ...


Vampire Weekend to finally drop some new music next week  The A.V. Club

Alright, for real this time, Vampire Weekend is about to release some new music. We know we said over the summer that a new album would be coming in ...


Music City Recap: Season 2, Episodes 5 and 6  CMT.com

A GIF recap of CMT's original series Music City from episodes five and six.


Music should go beyond beats - Titan | Entertainment 2019-01-22  GhanaWeb

Budding Ghanaian versatile artiste Ernest Adu-Gyamfi known in showbiz as Titan is cautioning fellow artiste and music lovers to also look out for messages in ...


The Swamiji had an ear for music  Deccan Herald

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David Cavanagh: the writer who saw the musicians behind the music  The Guardian

With his acute observations on David Bowie, Paul Weller and Radiohead, Cavanagh combined a passion for music with an eye for the small details of human ...


State Legislators, Music Industry Leaders to Launch New Georgia Entertainment Caucus  Billboard

A mix of congressional leaders and music industry executives are coming together to help bridge the gap between creatives and politicians in the state of ...


Sharon Van Etten: ‘I felt alone. I was done with music’  The Irish Times

The New Jersey songwriter took time out to act, become a comedian – and a mother.


YouTube Music 2.67 features UI tweaks, Queue changes, more [APK Insight]  9to5Google

Since launching last year, Google's latest streaming *service* has slowly gained new features, and continues work on others. YouTube Music 2.67...


J-Pop Trio Perfume Discuss Their Music And Their Future After Nearly 20 Years Together  Forbes

J-pop girl group Perfume discuss their career, musicality, and how they've changed over their nearly two decades together.


Ranking every Premier League club by their walk-on music  PlanetFootball

Most Premier League stadiums play music as players walk out of the tunnel. Beyond YNWA and the other classics, there are some really weird ones.


Elizabeth Diller unveils design concept for London’s Centre for Music  Wallpaper*

In London, architect Elizabeth Diller of Diller Scofidio + Renfro, has launched the design concept for the Centre for Music. The centre will bring the activities of ...


Maggie Rogers Makes "Weird" Music for Normal-ish People  GQ

If Maggie Rogers were to make a checklist of her accomplishments as a working musician so far, it would read like a dream diary. Get signed to a major label on ...


On Jan. 1, Books, Movies And Music From 1923 Enter Public Domain  NPR

James Boyle and Jennifer Jenkins of Duke's Center for the Study of the Public Domain talk with NPR's Leila Fadel about the movies, music and books from 1923 ...


Students Gather in Casper for the State Music Conference  KCWY 13 Where News Comes First

Four hundred of the best student musicians across Wyoming gather in Casper, representing every high school in the state.


Austin Music Awards Reveals 2019 Lineup: Punk icons, big name scions, viral rappers, and more top the talent - Music  Austin Chronicle

Punk icons, big name scions, viral rappers, and more top the talent.


Shenanigans on Shinagle Drive -- Loud parties, music and noise...  The Dickinson Press

It's every teenager's dream. Home alone with parents out of the state, a host of friends ready to party like it's a 90s era frat movie and straight-laced neighbors ...


Sphero’s latest toy turns colors into music  The Verge

Sphero acquired Specdrums in 2018, and at CES 2019, it's unveiling its first product called Specdrums, which turns colors into music.


Rafał Blechacz review – thrillingly direct and fiercely engaged  The Guardian

On a rare UK visit, the Polish pianist confirmed what an outstanding artist he is.


Most Exciting Music Tech From CES 2019  Rolling Stone

Music has been center stage this week at CES 2019, the latest edition of Las Vegas's international annual consumer electronics bacchanal. As smart speakers ...


Ariana Grande Remixes "These Are A Few Of My Favorite Things" For New Song "7 Rings"  Seventeen.com

Love Ariana Grande? Then you've already watched her new music video for "7 Rings" a bunch of times already. But does the jingle sound a little familiar?


How music helps connect people living with dementia  The Guardian

A new campaign aims to show how listening and playing music can help patients be happier, healthier and more harmonious.


Why is $1 Billion Bitcoin Giant Bitfury Building a Blockchain Music Service?  CCN

By CCN.com: The Bitfury Group, an early bitcoin mining firm turned global blockchain company based out of London, has announced that it will launch an ...


Culture - Motown: The music that changed America  BBC News

Sixty years ago, Berry Gordy set up the hit factory of Motown. Arwa Haider looks at how an independent record label created one of the most influential sounds of ...


Adam Ohana Has Quietly Become an Institution in the Bay Area Music Scene  East Bay Express

Over the last decade plus, Oakland's Adam Ohana — better known by the stage name An-ten-nae — has built a small empire in the world of electronic music.


Mega deal for country music fans!  WJW FOX 8 News Cleveland

It's the middle of winter, but the summer concert season is heating up! Again this year, Live Nation is offering a Country Megaticket. It gets you into six concerts at ...


Is Spotify’s Model Wiping Out Music’s Middle Class?  The Ringer

Fans may assume the $10 they pay for a monthly streaming subscription goes to the artists they listen to most. That's not the case. Now, a growing number of ...


R. Kelly can no longer release new music to fans  Rolling Out

These days, R. Kelly's career and life resemble an airplane being stuck in a holding pattern and circling above the airport with no place to land.


Pop, punk and protest songs: the hottest music on the horizon in 2019  The Guardian

With the uproarious Idles hitting the road, Kamasi Washington play a mind-expanding UK show, and new albums from the Specials, Weezer and AJ Tracey, here ...


Our Favorite Electronic & Dance Music of 2018  NPR

These rhythms and hues felt like transmissions from other worlds rather than escapes from this one.


NPR Music Staff Picks: The Best Of 2018  NPR

We all process a year differently. That's why, as we wave goodbye to 2018, even though NPR Music has already published our collective lists of the best albums ...


Music without borders: 2018's 10 best world albums  The Guardian

Palestinian hip-hop from 47 Soul, dramatic bass music from Soweto newcomers BCUC, the Tunisian electronica of Ammar 808 and Vodou protest music from ...


Kanye West Might Be Working on New Christian Music So Get Ready  Cosmopolitan.com

Kanye West might be working on a bunch of brand new Christian-themed music, y'all—find out more about his project from 112's Slim here.


Erykah Badu, Da Brat defend R. Kelly: 'Where are the parents?'  USA TODAY

Many stars have vocally condemned the singer's alleged behavior and even pulled the music they recorded with Kelly.


These 6 Types of Music Are Known to Dramatically Improve Productivity  Entrepreneur

Music isn't just a means of entertaining ourselves: it can also encourage creativity and help us become more productive. Listening to music can also be ...


Nick Cave offers update on the Bad Seeds’ “amazing” new album  Consequence of Sound

Speaking during a performance in Melbourne, Nick Cave offered an update on the new album he's working on with the Bad Seeds. The band's forthcoming ...


For One Violinist, Elevating Music By Black Composers Is A 20-Year Mission  NPR

Composers of color have long had to compete with dead white men for space on the concert stage. A new project, spearheaded by Rachel Barton Pine, seeks to ...


Robbie Robertson to Receive Lifetime Achievement Honor at 2019 Canadian Music & Broadcast Industry Awards  Billboard

Robbie Robertson, former guitarist and principal songwriter for The Band, successful solo artist, film composer and producer and author, will receive the Lifetime ...


19 Reasons We're Excited for LGBTQ Music & Culture In 2019  Billboard

Let's face facts: 2018 was one of the best years for LGBTQ representation in the entertainment industry within the last few decades. Queer artists such as Troye ...


Music to the ears of live venues as NSW Labor unveils policy  The Sydney Morning Herald

NSW Labor has pledged to provide $1.2 million to assist live music venues with soundproofing and, if elected, would create a new licensing scheme in a bid to ...


Teresa Giudice's Cameo in Milania's "I Can't Wait To Grow Up" Music Video Is Giving Us Life  Bravo

We've followed Milania Giudice in her pop music journey this season on The Real Housewives of New Jersey and now we're finally seeing the fruits of her labor.


New Year’s Eve: A Guide to Music and Comedy Events  The New York Times

Phish at the Garden, drag shows in Brooklyn, jazz in the Village, comedy perilously close to Times Square and more: Where to laugh, dance, mosh and jam in ...


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