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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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New York Times

The Creator of 'Radiolab,' a Lapsed Composer, Returns to Music
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The Verge

Apple Music's latest personalized playlist is perfect for chill Sundays
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Apple Music already has a pair of personalized playlists in My New Music Mix and My Favorites Mix, and now it's launching a third to help you chill out in these trying times. Its latest personalized playlist, aptly titled My Chill Mix, will give you 25 ...
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New York Times

New 'Hamilton Mixtape' Music Video Takes Aim at Immigration
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A music video released on Wednesday for “Immigrants (We Get The Job Done),” a song off “Hamilton Mixtape,” is replete with stark political imagery and not-so subtle messaging targeting President Trump's rhetoric on immigration. “Hamilton Mixtape” is an ...
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CMT.com

Shania Twain Previews Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum Exhibit
CMT.com
Wearing a gold lamé suit, Shania Twain previewed her new Rock This Country exhibit at Nashville's Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum on Tuesday (June 27). The event attracted several members of the local music community including Kelsea ...

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Fast Company

Why 2017 Is The Year Of Reckoning For The Streaming Music Business
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There are few industries more paradoxical than streaming music. On the one hand, it's exploding: The boom in paid subscriptions is driving the music industry's first real growth in over a decade–in fact, streaming now makes up more than half of its ...

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National Geographic

In a First, Bird Uses Tools to Make Sweet Music
National Geographic
By analyzing the sequences of the beats made by the birds, Heinsohn and colleagues found the sounds were highly predictable, just like human music. And each male Heinsohn observed banging a rock or stick had a unique, yet discrete, musical style.
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Telegraph.co.uk

Georgia Van Etten performs Take My Hand in exclusive music session
Telegraph.co.uk
In 2014, the plucky Australian decided to leave her home in Melbourne with nothing more than a suitcase in an attempt to forge her musical career. The problem was she didn't have any musical connections. Fast forward three years, and she is now ...

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Variety

'BANG! The Bert Berns Story' Doc Headed to Apple Music and ...
Variety
"BANG! The Bert Berns Story," the documentary about "Twist & Shout" songwriter and label executive Bert Berns and the music industry's early entanglements ...

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Fox News

Robotic musician 'listens' and creates his own music
Fox News
Dr. Gil Weinberg, the director of the Georgia Tech Center for Music Technology, created Shimon nearly 10 years ago, but now the robot musician has learned how to do things on his own. Weinberg's goal is to use the technology to collaborate with humans ...

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