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Music Box session #8 – Tom Grennan – The Independent

Posted: Tuesday, April 18, 2017

It’s pretty mad to think we’re almost at the end of the first season of Music Box, but here you go – this is probably the most electric performance we’ve had from an artist so far.  Tom Grennan was on our Ones to Watch list for 2017 and also made it onto the BBC’s Sound Of poll for the year.  This guy’s got something special – it’s not just his…

How to personalize your own radio stations in Apple Music – Macworld

Posted: Tuesday, April 18, 2017

I’m not a fan of the playlists on Apple Music. I don’t care that much for the so-called curated lists of songs that focus on an artist, a decade, or an activity. (Specific playlists for barbecues? Or Classical Music for Elevators? Seriously?) But I do appreciate the breadth of music available on Apple Music. While I listen much more to my own large music library, I often want to sample…

Music Magic: The String Pulse Experience – Mountain Lake PBS

Posted: Tuesday, April 18, 2017

Two years in the making, countless hours of filming, and finally the project is complete. Music Magic: The String Pulse Experience will premier on Mountain Lake PBS. This exciting documentary, directed by award-winning documentary filmmaker, Diana C. Frank, focuses on the internationally renowned violinist, Daisy Jopling, as she inspires and encourages local young music students to excel and then to perform with her in her original show, The String Pulse Experience….

Cookie honor is music to maestro’s ears – Toledo Blade

Posted: Tuesday, April 18, 2017

For Yuval Zaliouk, life has always been filled with important sounds. First there was the sound of orchestral music, then came a crunching sound. Two months from now in New York, his ears will ring with the sound of lasting recognition. Three decades ago, Mr. Zaliouk, then-conductor of the Toledo Symphony, took a favorite boyhood treat —…

Timeline: Music is about Venue – Vermont Public Radio

Posted: Monday, April 17, 2017

Music has always been created with a specific venue in mind. The composer may not know who will be in the audience or how it will be received but they know it has to be played on an instrument or sound system in a place. Throughout all of history, whether it was a church, a ballroom, a dance hall, an opera house or a dive bar, music was written to…

Ticonderoga Central recognized for music offerings – Plattsburgh Press Republican

Posted: Monday, April 17, 2017

TICONDEROGA — Music is in the air at Ticonderoga Central School.  The district is among 147 in the state and 527 in the nation to make the National Association of Music Merchants Foundation’s 2017 list of Best Communities for Music Education.  The honor is given to school districts that show “an exceptionally high commitment and access” to music instruction and honors “outstanding efforts by teachers, administrators, parents, students and…

Review: DJ Khaled brought plenty of surprises — and not much else – Los Angeles Times

Posted: Monday, April 17, 2017

“When I’m done tonight, they are gonna have me headline,” DJ Khaled declared at the top of his Coachella set Saturday night.  That’s a rather cocky assertion when you’re playing among 150 acts, but the producer/DJ promised the tightly packed crowd in the Sahara (bodies spilled out of the sides with no visible end in sight) that he had the entire music industry waiting in the wings. And did he…

New Data Shows That More People Want To Access Music Than Own It – Forbes

Posted: Monday, April 17, 2017

Pexels.com Streaming services are now the majority source of recorded music revenue, bigger than downloads, CDs and vinyl combined. For over 20 years, people have envisioned a future in which you don’t need to own music, where a vast library music is available everywhere from a “celestial jukebox.” Although that vision became reality several years ago through services like Spotify, today it’s more than a vision: it’s the majority of the music…

Alice Coltrane’s Devotional Music – The New Yorker

Posted: Monday, April 17, 2017

In the early eighties, Coltrane bought forty-eight acres and built an ashram.CreditChuck Stewart Photography, LLC Near the end of his life, John Coltrane decided to buy a harp. The visionary saxophonist and bandleader hoped that having one in his home studio would help him rethink his approach to harmony and texture. The harp he ordered took months to build and wasn’t delivered until after his death, of liver cancer, in…

Alice Coltrane’s Devotional Music – The New Yorker

Posted: Monday, April 17, 2017

In the early eighties, Coltrane bought forty-eight acres and built an ashram.CreditChuck Stewart Photography, LLC Near the end of his life, John Coltrane decided to buy a harp. The visionary saxophonist and bandleader hoped that having one in his home studio would help him rethink his approach to harmony and texture. The harp he ordered took months to build and wasn’t delivered until after his death, of liver cancer, in…

Alice Coltrane’s Devotional Music – The New Yorker

Posted: Monday, April 17, 2017

In the early eighties, Coltrane bought forty-eight acres and built an ashram.CreditChuck Stewart Photography, LLC Near the end of his life, John Coltrane decided to buy a harp. The visionary saxophonist and bandleader hoped that having one in his home studio would help him rethink his approach to harmony and texture. The harp he ordered took months to build and wasn’t delivered until after his death, of liver cancer, in…

Alice Coltrane’s Devotional Music – The New Yorker

Posted: Monday, April 17, 2017

In the early eighties, Coltrane bought forty-eight acres and built an ashram.CreditChuck Stewart Photography, LLC Near the end of his life, John Coltrane decided to buy a harp. The visionary saxophonist and bandleader hoped that having one in his home studio would help him rethink his approach to harmony and texture. The harp he ordered took months to build and wasn’t delivered until after his death, of liver cancer, in…

Frequency Therapeutics launches to tackle hearing loss – Chemical & Engineering News (subscription)

Posted: Monday, April 17, 2017

Frequency isn’t the only company to see opportunity in preventing, treating, or reversing hearing loss. Recently formed competitors include Audion Therapeutics, Auris Medical, Autifony Therapeutics, Decibel Therapeutics, GenVec, and Otonomy.

Facing the music: Sunwook Kim – The Guardian

Posted: Monday, April 17, 2017

What’s been your most memorable live music experience as an audience member? There have been two unforgettable concerts for me. The first was at Carnegie Hall in New York in 2006. Alfred Brendel gave a recital whose programme included Schubert’s piano sonata D894. I was not a big fan of Brendel at the time but when he played this sonata, it sounded so miraculous and it just blew my mind….

‘Girls’ Ended Without Music During The Final Credits & It Seems Hannah’s Moving On – Bustle

Posted: Monday, April 17, 2017

It seems only fitting that Girls would end with no finale music. The last time we saw Hannah we heard her cooing to her son, Grover, instead of listening to music. On a show with consistently-epic closing music, it was somehow the most pitch-perfect way to end an episode dedicated to showing us the rocky new phase called “motherhood” taking over Hannah’s life with just the sound of her voice….

Why Major Artists Like Ludacris And DJ Jazzy Jeff Are Going Indie On Distribution – Forbes

Posted: Monday, April 17, 2017

Ludacris attends the premiere of Universal Pictures’ ‘The Fate Of The Furious’ at Radio City Music Hall on April 8, 2017 in New York City. (Photo credit: ANGELA WEISS/AFP/Getty Images) When a FORBES Hip-Hop Cash King boasting 24 million records sold and 40 million followers combined across Facebook, Twitter and Instagram chooses a four-person startup with no venture capital funding to distribute his music, you know a tectonic shift is…

Inside the Baghdad Music and Ballet School Some Iraqis Call ‘Immoral’ – NBCNews.com

Posted: Monday, April 17, 2017

As students dash to class along a music-filled corridor, ballet shoes dangle from their backpacks. It could be a scene from a 1980s American dance movie. But this 2017 in Iraq’s capital, Baghdad. In a city where IED explosions, car bombs, gunfire and mortar shells killed 90 people in March alone, the Baghdad Music and Ballet School is a haven where teens can pursue their passion for the performing arts….

Man who threatened Jews on metal music site faces sentencing – ABC News

Posted: Sunday, April 16, 2017

A Connecticut man who posted threats against Jews and synagogues on a metal music internet forum plans to argue at his sentencing that he has served enough time in prison. Kendall Sullivan is scheduled to go before a U.S. District judge in Bridgeport on Monday. He pleaded guilty in January to perpetrating a hoax and originally faced three federal charges of making online threats. The 50-year-old was arrested in July…

Tokyo’s Hottest DJ Is an 82-Year-Old Woman – Newser

Posted: Sunday, April 16, 2017

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Audio Installation Haunts Underground Arts Space In Washington, DC – NPR

Posted: Sunday, April 16, 2017

LOURDES GARCIA-NAVARRO, HOST: About eight feet beneath Washington D.C.’s Dupont Circle, there is a network of dark winding concrete passageways. It’s the remains of what used to be a trolley system – train tracks, platforms, tunnels – mostly abandoned 50 years ago. But as NPR’s Samantha Balaban reports, if you go today, you’ll hear voices. UNIDENTIFIED WOMAN #1: I looked again into the crowd of people… UNIDENTIFIED MAN #1: A…

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