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‘Dear White People’ Music Supervisor on Soundtrack as ‘Statement Piece’ – Variety

Posted: Monday, May 29, 2017

“I keep a running list of songs that I hope to use,” says “Dear White People” music supervisor Morgan Rhodes. “I’m a little bit old-school because I write them down on Post-It notes and they’re all over my office. I’m just completely geeked about digging for music.” Her obsessiveness paid off for the Netflix series, which is based on the 2014 film of the same name, and uses music to…

How to Convert YouTube Videos to MP3 – TNW

Posted: Monday, May 29, 2017

That YouTube video that you love is downloading pretty slowly; however, it’s not the video you want, no! You are in love with the tune. How the artist hits the high notes just melts your heart. And truly you have to get the feeling sometime. Which way do you go? An MP3 is often a cool option. But how do you convert this video into an MP3? Here is a…

A fan remembers Gregg Allman’s life-affirming sound – ABC News

Posted: Monday, May 29, 2017

The stage remains dark in the moments before the final show. It’s the Allman Brothers’ annual New York City Beacon Theater run, in March 2011. Across the twilight, the first clear notes of “Hot ‘Lanta” rise from Gregg Allman’s Hammond B3 keyboard. Stage lights come up as the organ’s tremolo fills the hall. Drums, percussion and bass join in, twin lead guitars launch over the top and an enormous driving…

A fan remembers Gregg Allman’s life-affirming sound – ABC News

Posted: Monday, May 29, 2017

The stage remains dark in the moments before the final show. It’s the Allman Brothers’ annual New York City Beacon Theater run, in March 2011. Across the twilight, the first clear notes of “Hot ‘Lanta” rise from Gregg Allman’s Hammond B3 keyboard. Stage lights come up as the organ’s tremolo fills the hall. Drums, percussion and bass join in, twin lead guitars launch over the top and an enormous driving…

Digital Music Is Set Free – Forbes

Posted: Monday, May 29, 2017

Shutterstock This week’s milestones in the history of technology include the theory of the Internet, Thomas Edison’s first patent, transmitting speech on a beam of light, and Napster letting people share music on the Internet. May 31, 1961 Leonard Kleinrock submits his PhD thesis proposal at MIT, “Information Flow in Large Communication Nets,” establishing, in his words, “the underlying principles of data networks that are the basis of the Internet.” From the citation…

The MP3 isn’t “dying.” The MP3 is eternal. – Vox

Posted: Monday, May 29, 2017

Reports of the MP3′s death have been greatly exaggerated. Earlier this month, one of the patent holders for the audio file type, the German technology institute Fraunhofer, announced that in April it had allowed its patents to expire. Fraunhofer releasing its patents doesn’t mean MP3s will cease to exist, though — it simply means the ubiquitous file type has been released into the wild, making it easier for developers who…

Veterans using the creativity of music and art to heal PTSD – Fox News

Posted: Monday, May 29, 2017

Veterans often find it hard to adjust back to daily life when they return home, but one fellow soldier says that music and art can help them regain a sense of healing and hope. Warrior Songs has spent most of the past decade using songwriting and other artistic endeavors to assist veterans with PTSD help channel the flood of emotions they experience after returning from battle. The organization…

A fan remembers Gregg Allman’s life-affirming sound – ABC News

Posted: Monday, May 29, 2017

The stage remains dark in the moments before the final show. It’s the Allman Brothers’ annual New York City Beacon Theater run, in March 2011. Across the twilight, the first clear notes of “Hot ‘Lanta” rise from Gregg Allman’s Hammond B3 keyboard. Stage lights come up as the organ’s tremolo fills the hall. Drums, percussion and bass join in, twin lead guitars launch over the top and an enormous driving…

The 12 best summer music releases you may have missed – Salon

Posted: Monday, May 29, 2017

The music industry’s promotion cycle has traveled at hyper-speed in recent years. This year is no different. Records seem to come and go in a flash, announced, released and then left behind after a spin or two, because dozens more have already arrived in stores or online. For fans, this abundance is both boon and bane. On the one hand, there’s never been more amazing music to experience. On the other, keeping up with…

Vision-challenged Texas teen uses technology to enjoy music – Miami Herald

Posted: Monday, May 29, 2017

Colton Hill fingers the edge of the dining room table as he walks carefully from his laptop computer to an upright piano against the back wall of his Vidor home. The Beaumont Enterprise reports the 16-year-old sits at the piano bench and peers over his sunglasses at nonexistent sheet music. He begins to play a piece by Bach — then Handel — moving quickly to John Williams’ “Star Wars” theme…

Google is offering new Google Play Music subscribers four free months – The Verge

Posted: Monday, May 29, 2017

Google is running a deal on its music streaming service and storage locker Google Play Music. Typically, the site offers up a 90-day free trial when you sign up, but it’s now giving new subscribers an extra month of free time. The service allows users scan up to 50,000 songs from their music library, and listen to custom radio stations on their computer or mobile device. Users who use the…

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Posted: Monday, May 29, 2017

The music industry’s promotion cycle has traveled at hyper-speed in recent years. This year is no different. Records seem to come and go in a flash, announced, released and then left behind after a spin or two, because dozens more have already arrived in stores or online. For fans, this abundance is both boon and bane. On the one hand, there’s never been more amazing music to experience. On the other, keeping up with…

Isis hates music for its power over our minds and bodies – Financial Times

Posted: Sunday, May 28, 2017

Isis hates music for its power over our minds and bodies

Manager: Allman tried to keep playing music until the end – Fox News

Posted: Sunday, May 28, 2017

As Greg Allman neared the end of his life, he tried to maintain some privacy about what was coming. “He kept it very private because he wanted to continue to play music until he couldn’t,” said Michael Lehman, the rock star’s manager. Allman, whose bluesy vocals and soulful touch on the Hammond B-3 organ helped propel The Allman Brothers Band to superstardom and spawn Southern rock, died Saturday…

Manager: Allman tried to keep playing music until the end – ABC News

Posted: Sunday, May 28, 2017

As Greg Allman neared the end of his life, he tried to maintain some privacy about what was coming. “He kept it very private because he wanted to continue to play music until he couldn’t,” said Michael Lehman, the rock star’s manager. Allman, whose bluesy vocals and soulful touch on the Hammond B-3 organ helped propel The Allman Brothers Band to superstardom and spawn Southern rock, died Saturday at his…

How researchers claim a crease in your ear could indicate you face a greater risk from stroke – The Sun

Posted: Sunday, May 28, 2017

THE shape of your ear lobes could indicate your risk of suffering a stroke, according to new research. Scientists claim that having diagonal creases across your lobes may mean you are at an increased risk of suffering from the life-threatening condition. Diagonal creases on the ear lobes are said to be indicative of a higher stroke risk In a study of 241 stroke sufferers, researchers found that over three quarters had…

Music legend Gregg Allman dies at 69 – CNN

Posted: Sunday, May 28, 2017

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Traditional dance meets modern music at Flagstaff Zuni Festival – Arizona Daily Sun

Posted: Sunday, May 28, 2017

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Vivid Sydney: the Avalanches’ block party with DJ Shadow shuts … – The Guardian

Posted: Sunday, May 28, 2017

The Sydney Harbour Bridge is outlined in luminous green. The skyscrapers on the skyline are dappled pink and teal, and under the sails of the Sydney Opera House punters gaze out over the harbour as ferries trundle past emblazoned with neon zoo animals – a tiger, a frog, a rhinoceros – and, just in case you hadn’t caught on to how all these things were supposed to make you feel,…

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