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Why not put music at the heart of education? – The Guardian

Posted: Monday, June 19, 2017

One of the most exciting commitments of the general election campaign was made in Jeremy Corbyn’s wonderful eve-of-election speech in Colwyn Bay, north Wales. The promise to give every child the chance to learn a musical instrument. There is surely no greater gift for a youngster. Corbyn has always been good on funding for the arts, especially as it applies to children. It was part of his second Labour leadership…

Megyn Kelly Grills Alex Jones: ‘You Don’t Sound Very Sorry’ – Variety

Posted: Monday, June 19, 2017

Megyn Kelly pressed conservative firebrand Alex Jones on his access to President Trump, his unfounded conspiracy mongering and his growing following during the “Sunday Night” interview that drew fierce criticism of Kelly and NBC News. Kelly repeatedly pushed Jones, the founder and chief host of the Infowars radio and online outlet, to offer a mea culpa for his past claim that the 2012 massacre of 20 children and six adults…

How Prog-Rock Went From Chart Topper To Laughingstock – Forbes

Posted: Monday, June 19, 2017

NEW YORK, NY – APRIL 07: 2017 Inductees Yes onstage at the 32nd Annual Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame Induction Ceremony at Barclays Center on April 7, 2017 in New York City.  The group waited decades beyond their initial eligibility for induction. (Photo by Mike Coppola/Getty Images) Between the late 60s and late 70s, the grandiose genre known as progressive or “prog” rock dominated the album charts. Bands like…

Sónar 2017: 15 of the Best Sets From the Barcelona Music Festival – New York Times

Posted: Sunday, June 18, 2017

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US Open 2017: That annoying noise you’re hearing is a plane flying an ad – SB Nation

Posted: Sunday, June 18, 2017

If you’ve been watching the 2017 U.S. Open, you’ve noticed the sound of a flying plane throughout FS1 and FOX’s broadcast. Plenty of people on social media have complained about the noise, to the point where Joe Buck had to explain what’s been going on during the final round: “By the way, you can hear the plane overhead that’s buzzing. That’s not our aircraft that’s up there. And there are…

How The Most Hated Rock Music Style Went From Chart Topper To Laughingstock – Forbes

Posted: Sunday, June 18, 2017

NEW YORK, NY – APRIL 07: 2017 Inductees Yes onstage at the 32nd Annual Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame Induction Ceremony at Barclays Center on April 7, 2017 in New York City.  The group waited decades beyond their initial eligibility for induction. (Photo by Mike Coppola/Getty Images) Between the late 60s and late 70s, the grandiose genre known as progressive or “prog” rock dominated the album charts. Bands like…

Watch a short documentary about an artist who makes music with forgotten home appliances – The Verge

Posted: Sunday, June 18, 2017

The YouTube channel toco toco tv has released the latest installment of its artist documentary series. This week’s video is about Ei Wada, a musician in Tokyo who makes music from old media, like open tape reel recorders, VHS tapes, and boxy TVs. First spotted by Prosthetic Knowledge, the clip follows Wada as he discusses his unusual tools and artistic process. Wada takes viewers on a tour of his local…

Audio company hopes to expand offerings with Bridgeport manufacturing facility – CT Post

Posted: Sunday, June 18, 2017

Caption Close Art Powers expected his decision to move his company’s production to Bridgeport from Port Chester, N.Y., to benefit his small business. The move has turned out even better than he had hoped. Powers, a former New Yorker who now lives in Westport, runs Intelligent Audio Products Corp., the parent company for PlanterSpeakers, a line of outdoor audio products, audio-video integrator Designed Sound and the Art Powers Design Group….

Laura Mvula: ‘I can’t make music when I’ve got a dirty kitchen’ – The Guardian

Posted: Sunday, June 18, 2017

I grew up in a little terraced house in Selly Park, Birmingham. The rickety old piano was in the dining room. I’d usually practise while the smells of mum’s cooking – ackee and saltfish – drifted in from the kitchen. A piano and dining table are practically one and the same in my mind. One church we attended had Caribbean evenings on Saturdays, where members of the congregation would put…

Master of None: Music supervisor Zach Cowie shares his soundtrack secrets – BBC News

Posted: Sunday, June 18, 2017

Image copyright Zach Cowie Image caption Zach has a collection of more than 10,000 vinyl albums in his LA apartment How does a hit song end up in a TV show? It’s not as simple as it seems. Every musical moment has to be tested, approved and licensed before it appears on a soundtrack; and that process can take months upon months upon months. It’s all the responsibility of a…

Nazneen Rahman: ‘Science and music are mediums in which I create’ – The Guardian

Posted: Sunday, June 18, 2017

I’ve had an exciting and unusual few weeks. My group published a scientific paper revealing a new genetic cause of a childhood kidney cancer called Wilms’ tumour. This discovery has been of immediate benefit to families, providing an explanation for why their child got cancer, and information about cancer risks for other family members. During the same period, I also released my second album of original songs, called Answers No…

Listen to Three Hours of Music, From a Single Note – New York Times

Posted: Saturday, June 17, 2017

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Jason Isbell rocks harder on fifth album, ‘The Nashville Sound’ – Los Angeles Times

Posted: Saturday, June 17, 2017

Two songwriters get on a plane, and no, this isn’t a setup for a punch line. The songwriters in question are widely respected American musicians: Alabama-bred singer-songwriter and former Drive-By Truckers vocalist Jason Isbell and Louisiana-reared singer-songwriter Mary Gauthier. Their in-flight small-talk? Only how artists survive in a shifting digital-first landscape. “We were talking on a plane — we just wound up next to each other recently — about the…

Heartbeat Music: Parents Remember Their Son Through His Song … – NPR

Posted: Saturday, June 17, 2017

Nate Kramer was a tall, quiet college swimmer when he was diagnosed with leukemia. His father, Vince, says it was a difficult four years of chemotherapy, infections and operations. Courtesy of Vince Kramer hide caption toggle caption Courtesy of Vince Kramer Nate Kramer was a tall, quiet college swimmer when he was diagnosed with leukemia. His father, Vince, says it was a difficult four years of chemotherapy, infections and operations….

‘What We Started’ looks at dance music history and raises questions about a way forward – Los Angeles Times

Posted: Saturday, June 17, 2017

The new EDM documentary “What We Started” begins with an ending. Some of the first shots in the film follow DJ Carl Cox as he walks around the empty cavern of Space in Ibiza, the nightclub where he’d served as resident DJ since 2001. Cox is a North Star for contemporary house, techno and EDM, as the 54-year-old has been performing around the world for three decades. The film juxtaposes…

Gibson Brands transforms guitar-making into a diverse ‘music lifestyle’ – Los Angeles Times

Posted: Saturday, June 17, 2017

By Randy Lewis Jun 16, 2017 | REPORTING FROM NASHVILLE Resting in its case on top of a desk at the corporate headquarters of the company that makes Gibson guitars is a technologically head-spinning model that Chairman and CEO Henry Juszkiewicz describes with parental pride. The craftsmanship that went into Gibson’s Firebird X “hexaphonic” limited-edition electric instrument is obvious. Less apparent is this contraption’s ability to do just about anything…

Jason Isbell rocks harder on fifth album, ‘The Nashville Sound’ – Los Angeles Times

Posted: Saturday, June 17, 2017

Two songwriters get on a plane, and no, this isn’t a setup for a punch line. The songwriters in question are widely respected American musicians: Alabama-bred singer-songwriter and former Drive-By Truckers vocalist Jason Isbell and Louisiana-reared singer-songwriter Mary Gauthier. Their in-flight small-talk? Only how artists survive in a shifting digital-first landscape. “We were talking on a plane — we just wound up next to each other recently — about the…

Bob Seger’s Music Finally Arrives Online – NPR

Posted: Saturday, June 17, 2017

Bob Seger, left, and his Silver Bullet Band in London in 1977 (from second to left: Drew Abbott, Robyn Robbins, Alto Reed, Chris Campbell and Charlie Allen Martin). Malcolm Clarke/Getty Images hide caption toggle caption Malcolm Clarke/Getty Images Bob Seger, left, and his Silver Bullet Band in London in 1977 (from second to left: Drew Abbott, Robyn Robbins, Alto Reed, Chris Campbell and Charlie Allen Martin). Malcolm Clarke/Getty Images “[Bob]…

Heartbeat Music: Parents Remember Their Son Through His Song Of Life – NPR

Posted: Saturday, June 17, 2017

Nate Kramer was a tall, quiet college swimmer when he was diagnosed with leukemia. His father, Vince, says it was a difficult four years of chemotherapy, infections and operations. Courtesy of Vince Kramer hide caption toggle caption Courtesy of Vince Kramer Nate Kramer was a tall, quiet college swimmer when he was diagnosed with leukemia. His father, Vince, says it was a difficult four years of chemotherapy, infections and operations….

2 Chainz Explains Why ‘Pretty Girls Like Trap Music,’ Talks His Bucket List and Benihana – RollingStone.com

Posted: Saturday, June 17, 2017

Atlanta MC 2 Chainz, who had his first hit with Playaz Circle nearly 10 years ago, has persevered by being trap-rap’s punchline king, never afraid to wield jokes that range from knee-slappers to groaners. But for his latest, he gets autobiographical: “You’ve got to know when it’s time to tell the doctor, a.k.a. the microphone, what you’ve been feeling,” he says. His fourth LP, Pretty Girls Like Trap Music, is…

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