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Extremely Loud And Incredibly Close: Fans Risk Hearing Loss – NPR (blog)

Posted: Saturday, February 01, 2014

i i hide captionThe current record holder for loudest crowd in history are the fans of the Seattle Seahawks, who cheered so loud that they induced a mini-earthquake. But that level of noise can permanently damage fans’ hearing. Scott Eklund/AP The current record holder for loudest crowd in history are the fans of the Seattle Seahawks, who cheered so loud that they induced a mini-earthquake. But that level of noise…

Metal band Skinny Puppy send US government invoice after finding out their … – The Independent

Posted: Saturday, February 01, 2014

“We heard through a reliable grapevine that our music was being used in Guantanamo Bay prison camps to musically stun or torture people,” founder cEvin Key told the Phoenix New Times. “We heard that our music was used on at least four occasions.” While Metallica politely asked the US military to stop using their music for the sleep deprivation of detainees, Skinny Puppy took it one step further. “So we…

The sound system ‘so powerful it can KILL humans’: Enormous horn is helping … – Daily Mail

Posted: Saturday, February 01, 2014

Large European Acoustic Facility sound system is capable of generating more than 154 Decibels and is housed in a special room in the Netherlands The sound is the equivalent to standing next to several jets taking off It is used to blast satellites and spacecraft with sound Large horns are housed in a sound-proofed room that is 16.4metres tall By Sarah Griffiths PUBLISHED: 09:55 EST, 31 January 2014 | UPDATED:…

The sound system ‘so powerful it can KILL humans’: Enormous horn is helping … – Daily Mail

Posted: Saturday, February 01, 2014

Large European Acoustic Facility sound system is capable of generating more than 154 Decibels and is housed in a special room in the Netherlands The sound is the equivalent to standing next to several jets taking off It is used to blast satellites and spacecraft with sound Large horns are housed in a sound-proofed room that is 16.4metres tall By Sarah Griffiths PUBLISHED: 09:55 EST, 31 January 2014 | UPDATED:…

AT&T delays big push as glitch hits Beats Music – New York Post

Posted: Friday, January 31, 2014

A massive marketing push to support Jimmy Iovine’s Beats Music has been delayed because of technical glitches with the service, The Post has learned. The streaming music service, which aims to take on Spotify and its six million subscribers, suffered an outage in its first few days, several music industry sources said. After just one day of service, Beats Music stopped signing up new customers after a flood of subscribers…

4 Ways To Hear More In Music – NPR (blog)

Posted: Friday, January 31, 2014

i i hide captionIt comes down to rhythm, melody, harmony and color. iStock It comes down to rhythm, melody, harmony and color. iStock You love the music you love, but you’ll love it even more if you listen closely. Analysis will never trump feeling: The way a piece or a song moves us is ultimately what makes music lovers (addicts, really) come back for more. But the more you understand…

AT&T delays big push as glitch hits Beats Music – New York Post

Posted: Friday, January 31, 2014

A massive marketing push to support Jimmy Iovine’s Beats Music has been delayed because of technical glitches with the service, The Post has learned. The streaming music service, which aims to take on Spotify and its six million subscribers, suffered an outage in its first few days, several music industry sources said. After just one day of service, Beats Music stopped signing up new customers after a flood of subscribers…

Pete Seeger: the road goes on for ever – The Guardian

Posted: Thursday, January 30, 2014

You didn’t have to listen to Pete Seeger‘s music to feel his effect on the popular music of the last 70 years. It was his influence that set the moral compass of many great singers and songwriters, ensuring that even in the times when the music industry threatened to be washed away by the tide of its own most bloated, celebrity-worshipping, money-grubbing excess, the voice of a social conscience could still…

Music Data Firms to Collaborate on Internet Radio Platform – New York Times

Posted: Thursday, January 30, 2014

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The Fat Lady Is Still Singing – New Yorker (blog)

Posted: Thursday, January 30, 2014

As the musicologist and pianist Charles Rosen so eloquently put it, “The death of classical music is perhaps its oldest continuing tradition.” To place that tradition in context, consider the infographic below. Design credit goes to Andy Doe, a consultant in the classical recording industry and the author of the blog Proper Discord. Doe has already addressed some of the factual and conceptual errors committed by Vanhoenacker. This timeline shows…

Pete Seeger, Champion of Folk Music and Social Change, Dies at 94 – New York Times

Posted: Wednesday, January 29, 2014

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[Hands-On] Beats Music May Look Better Than Other Music Streaming Apps, But … – Android Police

Posted: Wednesday, January 29, 2014

Do we need another streaming music service? There’s Pandora for people who always want to listen to something new, Spotify for people who want access to a large number of music as soon as it comes out, and All Access for Android users who want to combine streaming new music with the albums they’ve already backed up to Google Music. Then there’s Rhapsody and Rdio for, I guess, the same…

Primavera Sound Festival 2014 Lineup Announced: Nine Inch Nails, Slowdive + … – Billboard

Posted: Wednesday, January 29, 2014

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Zendaya Shows Off Her Swag In ‘My Baby’ Music Video (WATCH) – Huffington Post

Posted: Wednesday, January 29, 2014

Whether it’s the red carpet at the Grammys or on the small screen, you can count on Zendaya to bring the ‘tude (in the best way possible). In her latest music vid, the “Replay” singer did not disappoint. Z shows off some serious swag while rocking bright blue lips, hats and sports jerseys in her new music video for “My Baby.” Once again, the 17-year-old proves that she’s all grown…

Parents’ Top 5 Questions About Music Lessons for Kids – Washington Post

Posted: Wednesday, January 29, 2014

Katherine Frey/The Washington Post In more than 10 years as a piano teacher, I’ve noticed that my students’ parents invariably ask the same basic questions. It made me realize how little material there is out there to guide those who need practical information about how and when children should begin formal music instruction. With that in mind, I’ve compiled a list of the top five questions I hear most frequently….

Pete Seeger, Songwriter and Champion of Folk Music, Dies at 94 – New York Times

Posted: Tuesday, January 28, 2014

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Spotify, Rdio, Beats Music, and more: How to get started with subscription … – CNET

Posted: Tuesday, January 28, 2014

(Credit: Sarah Tew/CNET) Subscription music services date all the way back to 2001, but it wasn’t until Spotify hit the scene that they finally started to go mainstream. They’re the latest breed of digital music services, offering that early Napster feeling of being ability to listen to nearly anything — instantly — but for a small monthly fee. You’re in total control of what you’re listening to, making them feel…

New Music Shines at Classical Grammy Awards – NPR (blog)

Posted: Tuesday, January 28, 2014

i i hide captionComposer and bandleader Maria Schneider accepts her Grammy Award. Her album Winter Morning Walks earned three awards yesterday at the pre-telecast Grammy ceremony in Los Angeles. Michael Buckner/Getty Images Composer and bandleader Maria Schneider accepts her Grammy Award. Her album Winter Morning Walks earned three awards yesterday at the pre-telecast Grammy ceremony in Los Angeles. Michael Buckner/Getty Images “New classical music is well and alive,” Brad Wells,…

Grammy advertisements tell us more about state of music biz than the show itself – Washington Post

Posted: Tuesday, January 28, 2014

They came during the commercial breaks. Justin Timberlake tried to sign us up for a MasterCard. Katy Perry was peddling CoverGirl cosmetics. John Legend invited us to test-drive a Chevy. The subtext was quietly waving in our faces like a red flag soaked in Pepsi: Pop music’s excellence is now defined by its ability to sell something else. Yeah, sure, we live in a fog of late-capitalist ennui where it’s…

Well-known DJ falls ill, fellow musicians help raise money – MiamiHerald.com

Posted: Tuesday, January 28, 2014

Over his more than 20-year career, DJ Mark Leventhal has made his mark on the South Beach music scene, spinning at ‘90s hotspots including The Spot and Warsaw and working private parties including one for Madonna. Now, the community that he shared his musical talent with over the years is rallying behind the 50-year-old father of three who suddenly fell ill Wednesday and is now fighting for his life at…

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