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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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This New Music App Wants To Help You Manage Your Mental Health
Forbes founder Joanna Yu launches music therapy app to help reduce stress and depression.

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The Dollars and Desperation Silencing #MeToo in Music
Little consolidated data is available about the gender breakdown of the American music industry, but Census Bureau data points to an imbalance: within the sound recording industry, for example, which includes record labels and publishing groups, women ...

The Verge

YouTube plans to annoy music listeners into subscribing by playing more ads
The Verge
YouTube is going to start serving heavy music listeners more ads in the hopes of annoying them into becoming paid subscribers to the company's upcoming new music service, according to YouTube's global head of music Lyor Cohen in an interview at SXSW ...
YouTube will 'frustrate and seduce' you into its music service (updated)Engadget
YouTube Will 'Frustrate' Some Users With Ads So They Pay for MusicBloomberg
YouTube wants to 'frustrate' users with ads so they pay for musicBBC News
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Wine Spectator (blog)

The Music of Wine
Wine Spectator (blog)
I often think of wines in musical terms—and vice versa. And that got me wondering, can synergies with music make a wine in the glass better and add something extra to the music on the sound system? Sipping a wine that complements the music can do the ...

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The Tennessean

Luxury hotel, music venue, high-end homes pitched for south Davidson County hilltop
The Tennessean
Brian Weissmann, a developer who relocated to Nashville six years ago, said he has envisioned a boutique hotel, spa and music venue project for decades. Once he moved to Nashville, where he had visited for many years on business, Weissmann began ...


Former Guns N' Roses Drummer Matt Sorum Talks Artbit, His New Crypto-Based Music Platform
“I've had pretty much every accolade there is to get in this business of music,” Matt Sorum says from a sterile-looking suite at the Element hotel in downtown Austin. Hundreds of feet below, locals and out-of-towners alike flood the city streets for ...

Eater Denver

The Biggest Music Festival to Hit Denver Has a Formidable Food ...
Eater Denver
Grandoozy announced its inaugural lineup on Tuesday, and it's a stacked list of some of the world's top artists (see headliners Kendrick Lamar, Florence + The Machine, and Stevie Wonder). But the music festival also will bring a sizeable list of ...
New music festival planned for GallatinWSMV Nashville
Texas man dies during weekend music festival at Cadron Creek Outfitters in GreenbrierLog Cabin Democrat

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The Denver Channel

Grandoozy festival eyed as opportunity for Denver to become music mecca, but not everyone's happy
The Denver Channel
Visit Denver CEO Richard Scharf said he sees the Grandoozy as an opportunity to get Denver's brand as a music mecca out there, and bring new faces to the city. "They'll visit. They'll explore the city. They'll spend their money that they made somewhere ...

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Los Angeles Times

Ojai Music Festival names LA Phil's Chad Smith as artistic director
Los Angeles Times
Los Angeles Philharmonic Chief Operating Officer Chad Smith has been named the new artistic director of the Ojai Music Festival. (Mathew Imaging / Mathew Imaging). Chad Smith, the Los Angeles Philharmonic's chief operating officer, has been named ...

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Invisibilia: They Risked Their Lives To Bring Music Back
Welcome to Invisibilia Season 4! The NPR program and podcast explores the invisible forces that shape human behavior, and we here at Goats and Soda are joining in for the podcast's look at how a reality show in Somalia tried to do far more than crown a ...

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