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Judge Rejects Lawsuits Over Internet Music Prices – Fortune

Posted: Wednesday, July 19, 2017

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Minneapolis BCA: Minneapolis officer heard loud noise before partner shot Justine Damond – Minneapolis Star Tribune

Posted: Wednesday, July 19, 2017

One of the officers involved in the fatal shooting of Justine Damond said he heard a loud noise before realizing his partner had shot through an open window, striking Justine Damond in the abdomen, according to information released Tuesday evening by the Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension. After nearly three days of silence, the agency on Tuesday released the first prelimnary account of what happened that night based on an…

Drone noise is driving people crazy – Engadget

Posted: Tuesday, July 18, 2017

It’s not necessarily the high-pitched buzz by itself. For one, most drones (with notable exceptions) are slower than cars — your irritation may grow simply because you have to put up with the sound for longer than a car speeding down the highway. Also, drone sounds are more likely to pick up rapidly (particularly during takeoff) and startle you. There’s also the simple matter of familiarity, NASA says. You’ve probably…

How noise pollution from humans is wreaking havoc on US wildlife – PBS NewsHour

Posted: Tuesday, July 18, 2017

Caribou, like those seen here in Denali National Park, Alaska, are dying in greater numbers in certain parts of the globe, “because the abundance of forage plants now peaks before the animals arrive on their summer breeding grounds,” according to a new study in Science. Photo by Lance King/Getty Images. As transportation networks expand and urban areas grow, noise from sources such as vehicle engines is spreading into remote places….

New Faculty at Mead Witter School of Music – Wortfm

Posted: Tuesday, July 18, 2017

The Mead Witter School of Music has announced new faculty that includes include one new assistant professor, four new adjunct professors and two instructors. These are the new appointments: Alicia Lee, assistant professor of clarinet Born into a musical family, Alicia Lee grew up in Michigan, where she began playing violin and piano at the age of five and switched to clarinet at the age of 12. Before her appointment…

Google Play Music on Android is now playable from search results – The Verge

Posted: Tuesday, July 18, 2017

Google Play Music is debuting a useful feature in its Android app that lets you play music straight from search results. The update spotted by 9to5Google comes several months after the same feature rolled out on Play Music’s web interface, and appears to be enabled server side — meaning it might be awhile before you see it in your own app, like we do in ours. If you’re searching for…

MelodyVR’s music app will have songs from the biggest labels – Engadget

Posted: Tuesday, July 18, 2017

When MelodyVR finally launches its virtual reality platform for music, it’ll have experiences to offer from all three major record labels. After signing up both Warner and Universal Music within the past few months, it has now forged (PDF) a worldwide multi-year licensing and distribution deal with Sony Music Entertainment. The startup calls the team-up “an extremely significant milestone,” since it will now be able to use Sony’s vast catalog,…

Coldplay, Harry Styles, Miley Cyrus, The Weeknd to Headline 2017 iHeartRadio Music Festival – Variety

Posted: Tuesday, July 18, 2017

iHeartMedia has announced the lineup for its 2017 iHeartRadio Music Festival, to be held Sept. 22 and 23 at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas. Coldplay, Lorde, Big Sean, and Miley Cyrus are among the headliners for the event, which Ryan Seacrest is hosting for the seventh time. The two-day lineup also features Harry Styles, Niall Horan, David Guetta, Thomas Rhett, P!NK, The Weeknd, Chris Stapleton, and special guest Kesha. Related…

300 Years Of Handel’s ‘Water Music’, With A Splash Of Politics – NPR – NPR

Posted: Tuesday, July 18, 2017

A portrait of George Frideric Handel, presenting his Water Music to King George I. Getty/Bettmann Archive hide caption toggle caption Getty/Bettmann Archive So what do you do if you’re a recently crowned Head of State and you’re already facing opposition—even from within your own family? One answer is optics. Make a big, public splash; throw a lavish party with A-list musical entertainment. That’s just what happened in London – 300…

300 Years Of Handel’s ‘Water Music’, With A Splash Of Politics – NPR

Posted: Monday, July 17, 2017

A portrait of George Frideric Handel, presenting his Water Music to King George I. Getty/Bettmann Archive hide caption toggle caption Getty/Bettmann Archive So what do you do if you’re a recently crowned Head of State and you’re already facing opposition—even from within your own family? One answer is optics. Make a big, public splash; throw a lavish party with A-list musical entertainment. That’s just what happened in London – 300…

Music in schools will soon be extinct – and the government is clueless – The Guardian

Posted: Monday, July 17, 2017

An elderly actor once told me she was hanging on to life only because she wanted to be here when Arts Council England (Ace) collapsed. She didn’t make it, but she would have been furious this week because it has decided not to fund the Music Venue Trust, which supports small live music venues. Not that Ace doesn’t fund music. It does, but mainly the grander sort – opera and classical music,…

Hearing loss, verbal fluency new early clues to Alzheimer’s, other dementias – Press Herald

Posted: Monday, July 17, 2017

Researchers have identified hearing loss, verbal fluency, and hospitalization as new factors that can provide clues about cognitive health and aid in early detection of Alzheimer’s and other dementias. Spotting signs of cognitive decline is especially important, experts say, because drug treatments and prevention strategies are most effective at the earliest stages of dementia. A study conducted by University of Wisconsin researchers found a link between hearing loss and mild…

Hearing loss could pose greater risk of potential dementia in later life – study – The Guardian

Posted: Monday, July 17, 2017

People who experience hearing loss could be at greater risk of memory and thinking problems later in life than those without auditory issues, research suggests. The study focused on people who were at risk of Alzheimer’s disease, revealing that those who were diagnosed with hearing loss had a higher risk of “mild cognitive impairment” four years later. “It’s really not mild,” said Clive Ballard, professor of age-related disease at the…

MUSIC: The Prefab Messiahs, decades later, build young fan base – Wicked Local Carver

Posted: Monday, July 17, 2017

By Rebecca LeBoeufSpecial to the Telegram & Gazette Summer is here and while many people are headed outdoors, The Prefab Messiahs can relate to the sometimes gripping desire to stay inside. “Sometimes Sunnydaze,” the band’s latest release, is about feeling the pressure to go outside and enjoy sunny days, but not wanting to, according to the band’s songwriter, vocalist and backup guitarist Xeth “Xerox” Feinberg. “I…

Silence breaks through the noise of success – Financial Times

Posted: Monday, July 17, 2017

Silence breaks through the noise of success

Hearing loss, diminished verbal fluency and hospitalizations can signal cognitive decline and Alzheimer’s disease … – Washington Post

Posted: Monday, July 17, 2017

Researchers have identified hearing loss, verbal fluency, and hospitalization as new factors that can provide clues about cognitive health and aid in early detection of Alzheimer’s and other dementias. Spotting signs of cognitive decline is especially important, experts say, because drug treatments and prevention strategies are most effective at the earliest stages of dementia. A study conducted by University of Wisconsin researchers found a link between hearing loss and mild…

Weedsport Free Library: Outdoor music and more highlight summer – Auburn Citizen

Posted: Monday, July 17, 2017

Cheryl Austin is the director of Weedsport Free Library. The library, 2795 E. Brutus St., Weedsport, is open 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Mondays through Thursdays, 3 to 7 p.m. Fridays and 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturdays. For more information, email weedlib@twcny.rr.com, visit facebook.com/weedsportlibrary or weedsportlibrary.org, or call (315) 834-6222.

Miguel kicks off Sound in Focus concerts – Los Angeles Times

Posted: Monday, July 17, 2017

Hundreds of guests sprawled across the lawn of the Annenberg Space for Photography on Saturday night for a performance headlined by Miguel and featuring multi-instrumentalist Gabriel Garzon-Montano. Presented as part of KCRW and the Annenberg Foundation’s Sound in Focus concert series, the show stretched from 5 to 10 p.m. and featured sets from KCRW DJ and host Anthony Valadez and DJ Stretch Armstrong. The crowd spanned generations, the majority millennials…

The violin takes a bow in Music@Menlo celebration – SFGate

Posted: Monday, July 17, 2017

Caption Close Like the saxophone in jazz, the electric guitar in rock ’n’ roll or the accordion in polka, the violin established itself in the mid-17th century as the principal vehicle for Western classical music. Even today, in the age of the sampler and the contrabass flute, it’s the violin that still does most of the heavy lifting. So the 15th season of the Music@Menlo chamber music festival, which got…

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