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Does Your CD Cover $ell (Or Suck)?


Oh, I know the last part of the title (Suck) isn't a very pleasant description to apply to anyone's CD cover. But, in the interest of plain old honesty, and to face our demons head on, I wanted to (again) utilize a worst case scenario that we can only improve from.

How to Compose Using ABA Form


ABA form is like a musical sandwich. You have the 2 slices of bread with the contrasting meat and cheese on the inside.

New Age Music - What Is It Good For?


Let's face it. The world will not end if there isn't another new age music CD on the market.

George Winston and New Age Piano Playing


The first time I heard George Winston play back in the early 1980's I was blown away. I didn't know why I liked this music.

Trusting Your Inner Voice - Key to Success at the Piano


We all have so many critical voices in our heads.Telling us what's good, what's not, and what should be.

Piano Music - How to Begin and End a Piece


How do you begin a piece of music? That's a question I'm often asked. The answer I usually give is that you begin as soon as you start playing - that is, if you're trying to "compose" something, the piece begins the moment it has energy and is something you want to capture.

Music Making as Spiritual Experience


If you've been playing piano for some time, you may come upon periods where you forget yourself and only the music remains. You might even have had a spiritual experience.

Living Life Loud


Change is good. Just ask the millions of unsigned artists worldwide trying to get their music heard.

CD Mastering using Har-Bal


Feel free to download the entire manual detailing the mastering process from Har-Bal complete with pictures of all the tools needed to create a great sounding mastered cd .http://hdqtrz.

Warner Music Executive Payments


"In human life, art may arise from almost any activity, and once it does so, it is launched on a long road of exploration, invention, freedom to the limits of extravagance, interference to the point of frustration, finally discipline, controlling constant change and growth." Susanne Langer (1895-1985)CommentaryIn these times of major record label mergers, downsizing, the slashing of label rosters, and thousands of record company jobs being lost over the last three years--not to mention the enormous sea change and seismic shifts that technology has wrought--comes one of the most disturbing reports we have come across.

The Revolution has begun - and it will not be Televised The new Artist Development Paradigm


In reflecting on the world of the Music Business in 2004, there were some very profound and dramatic changes that changed the nature of the Music Business itself. 2004 will always be remembered as the year the 'Big Five' became the 'Big Four' and don't be surprised if you're reading at this time next year and we're telling you about the 'Big Three'! Beside the Sony/BMG merger, 2004 will also be remembered as the year labels utilized aggressively utilized video games as a marketing vehicle for the launching of many of their artists.

The Flower Garden and New Age Piano Music


If you've ever looked at a flower garden, not only its beauty may have captivated you, but also its overall arrangement.There may have been some tulips or roses combined with other flowers or plants.

How to Find Musical Ideas


The Russian Composer Igor Stravinsky once said: " A good composer does not imitate; he steals."I think what he meant by this is that it's OK to use a technique developed by another and make it your own.

When Does Practice Make Perfect? Not Much Of The Time Unless All The Pieces Fit First


Often people receive a banjo, mandolin, fiddle, guitar or some other musical instrument as a birthday, Christmas or special occasion gift. There's glee and joy everywhere.

Playing The Violin Is For Everyone Who Loves Music


Every day musical instruments enrich the lives of people around the world and continue to promote culture and art throughout every society and community, no matter what size or structure. Even those people of the world who live outside the realm of technology enjoy and use musical instruments to tell stories or entertain.

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Here's how loud you can play music in your car  WKMG News 6 & ClickOrlando

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Monkees' Music Sales Increase by 1,172% Following Peter Tork's Death  Billboard

Following news of the death of The Monkees' Peter Tork, the band's music saw a huge jump in sales, according to initial reports to Nielsen Music.


The Social Movement Mix Tape: Smithsonian Record Label Spotlights The Music Of Change  WAMU 88.5

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The Week In Music: The Best Albums, Songs, Performances and More :: Music :: Features :: The Week In Music :: Paste  Paste Magazine

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John Legend on Kanye West, Making Political Music and Morality in Art  New York Times

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A UNC-Chapel Hill Student With Music In Her Blood: Faith Jones Debuts First Single  WUNC

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The music of Beaumont blues legend Johnny Winter still matters  Houston Chronicle

Imagine for a moment being the only white kid in a Beaumont blues club in the 1950s. Then consider being that kid, and also with the glowing hair and skin of ...


Music from butterflies, Mariposa is Dominic Lavoie's solo project  NewsCenterMaine.com WCSH-WLBZ

Dominic Lavoie has released his first solo project endeavor. The songs are all named after butterflies and the music flutters in flight from the first note.


This week’s 5 best bets for music in Las Vegas  Las Vegas Review-Journal

A round-up of the best music in Las Vegas this week.


Fred Foster, Founder of Monument Records and Combine Music, Dead at 87  CMT.com

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Wanderland unveils full two-day lineup for 2019 music and arts festival  ABS-CBN News

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Anderson .Paak Has Two Albums' Worth of Music With Dr. Dre Done  XXLMAG.COM

During an appearance on Jimmy Fallon, Anderson . Paak revealed he has two albums of unreleased music with Dr. Dre.


Fun, food and music at Taste of the Town  Laurinburg Exchange

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Rosenwald High School Celebrates Black History Month Through Music  My Panhandle

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Viva Friday Playlist: New Music by Marc Anthony, Fanny Lu, Jorge Celedon and More  Billboard

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Battle of the Bands: Venezuela Power Struggle Turns to Music  NBC 6 South Florida

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Knoxville music, theater: Jerry Lee Lewis still rocks, Clarence Brown goes Motown, KSO sets season  Knoxville News Sentinel

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R Kelly charged with 10 counts of sexual abuse  The Guardian

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Tedeschi Trucks Band at Brooklyn Academy of Music (A Gallery)  Relix

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The Damned Things release new music video, announce upcoming album  Alternative Press

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Video: Behind The Oscar-Nominated Music Of Spike Lee's 'BlacKkKlansman'  NPR

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Harry Hudson Drops New Music Video with His ‘Brother in This World’ Jaden Smith for ‘Just Slide’  PEOPLE.com

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Wagener-Salley High Black History program focuses on music, Great Migration  Aiken Standard

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Nineteen years ago today, on Feb. 22, 1990, Tritt released his debut album, 'Country Club'.


How the Dysfunction of My Chemical Romance Inspired ‘The Umbrella Academy’  Rolling Stone

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Music at the Band Rotunda bringing Rotorua together for music and companionship  New Zealand Herald

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IGE Music & Art Immersion Announces 2019 Musical Ambassador Lineup  JamBase

The 2019 intallment of Innovative Giving Enhancement (IGE) will be held in Lisbon, Portugal. Organizers of the 10 day/9 night immersion of music and art, which ...


Jukebox Hero The Musical, based on music of Lou Gramm, opens in Toronto  13WHAM-TV

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Australians Rally Against Music Regulations, Warn NSW Could Become 'First Music Festival-Free Zone'  Billboard

The vibrant festivals scene in NSW is said to be facing extinction, due to onerous new rules.


Spider-Verse & Spider-Man movie soundtracks are perfect time capsules  Polygon

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MTN Group appoints Oyebowale Akideinde Head OTT Music Services  Myjoyonline.com

MTN Group has appointed Oyebowale Akideinde as Head of Over the Top (OTT) Music Services.


Winter at Tantora: music festival brings Yanni and other stars to Saudi Arabia  africanews

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In The Know: SoStereo's Weekly Music News Summary February 22, 2019  Magnetic Magazine

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Retro cafe and music bar is coming to site near Hinckley town centre  Leicestershire Live

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The BBC Music Magazine Quiz: Sheep  Classical-Music.com

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Alt.Latino Music Inspired Oscar-Nominated Film 'Roma'  NPR

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Rob Thomas Teases New Matchbox Twenty Music in 2020: ‘the Optics Are Too Good’  PEOPLE.com

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Report of women's allegations against Ryan Adams prompts responses by music figures  NBC News

The New York Times quoted several well-known musicians by name in the story on Ryan Adams, with some saying he dangled career opportunities "while ...


Halsey passionately kisses new British beau Youngblud in his 11 Minutes music video  Daily Mail

Three months after their first public sighting, Grammy-nominated songstress Halsey passionately kissed her new British beau Youngblud in the music video for ...


Minnesota's craft brewery boom is good for music fans (and bands)  Minneapolis Star Tribune

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Queer Your Ears: New Music by Queer & Trans Artists from February 2019  Autostraddle

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YouTube Music 3.03 adds Android Auto support, continues work on playing on-device files [APK Insight]  9to5Google

Recent updates to YouTube Music have brought major features like Sonos integration, and more minor UI tweaks. YouTube Music 3.03...


WATCH: Debut music video ‘100 Miles’ drops for Georgia football player, recording artist Wix Patton  Saturday Down South

Those around the Georgia program know of Wix Patton; however, the rest of the country may soon know him, too. On Thursday, Patton's music video for his new ...


Amy Winehouse hologram tour postponed due to 'unique sensitivities'  The Guardian

Base Hologram, which was planning a concert tour featuring the deceased singer, says 'creativity does not necessarily follow a schedule'


Jack White curates Led Zeppelin playlist: Stream  Consequence of Sound

The Led Zeppelin Playlist Generator allows fans to build a playlist using any track from Led Zeppelin's back catalog, including all their studio and live albums ...


Beyonce And Travis Scott Are Reportedly Working On Music Together  Vibe

Who would have imagined Beyonce and Travis Scott would be embarking on new music together? According to Tone Stith, talks of a collaboration between the ...


The unexpected creates reward when listening to music: Scientists prove difference between expected/actual outcomes cause reward response  Science Daily

If you love it when a musician strikes that unexpected but perfect chord, you are not alone. New research shows the musically unexpected activates the reward ...


The 52: Great music or great pizza? At the Village Idiot, it's both  Toledo Blade

One of the best taglines in the history of taglines tells you everything you need to know about Maumee's iconic neighborhood staple, the Village Idiot: Great ...


The Importance of Using Music to Bring Us to Our Next Joy  DJBooth

From ScHoolboy Q's “Collard Greens” to Chance The Rapper's "All Night" and "Smoke Break," how music is a universal joy and coping mechanism.


Music Pick: Mazzy Star  L.A. Weekly

Combining the fragile intimacy of low-key Velvet Underground ballads such as “Sunday Morning” and “Pale Blue Eyes” with more mainstream classic-rock ...


Understanding the Music Behind Broadway's Choir Boy  Playbill.com

Jeremy Pope, Caleb Eberhardt, and the cast of the Tarell Alvin McCraney play recall the church songs that impacted their lives.


SoundCloud allows Pro users to directly distribute music to major streaming platforms  Resident Advisor

SoundCloud Pro users can now have their original music distributed to major streaming platforms. Available as a public beta, the new tool ports tracks listed by ...


Temple's WRTI radio station is now a classical music promoter, too  Philly.com

Presenting and curating music with an ear toward the local community fills a surprisingly vital need, our critic finds.


Every child deserves the magic of music  The Guardian

Letters: Learning an instrument can teach so many life skills, says Jess Gillam.


Can you beat this higher or lower music quiz?  Classic FM

Find out how well-tuned your ear is, in our fiendish higher or lower quiz. Simply tell us which piece has the highest note!


Music industry sexism: will Matt Healy's Brits moment spark change?  The Guardian

A discussion about music and misogyny with Chris of Christine and the Queens, the 1975's Matty Healy, DJ Matt Wilkinson and Guardian deputy music editor ...


Festivals with potential for a drug death deemed 'high risk'  Sydney Morning Herald

Festivals with drug-related deaths have been deemed 'high risk' under the state government's new licensing rules.


Gunna: Drip or Drown 2 review – poised, plangent Atlantan justifies hype  The Guardian

You can hear the influences – Young Thug, Atlanta rap and more – but Gunna makes it add up to more on this thoughtful album for a bruised America.


Pianist's near-death experience is story behind the music at Asheville Regional Airport  WLOS

ASHEVILLE, N.C. (WLOS) -- At the place where journeys begin and end in the mountains, Mike Andersen holds the keys to an unexpected conversation piece.


Music Pick: The Coathangers  L.A. Weekly

Outraged by the rise in gun violence in this country, The Coathangers put the National Rifle Association squarely in the cross-hairs for once, and the ...


African Music Legend Oliver 'Tuku' Mtukudzi Dead At 66  NPR

Born on Sept. 22, 1952 in Zimbabwe's populous Highfield suburb, Oliver Mtukudzi, known as "Tuku" to his legion of fans, died Wednesday at a clinic in Harare ...


Michel Legrand, Oscar-Winning Composer Who Lived 'Surrounded by Music', Dies At 86  NPR

Three-time Oscar-winning composer, songwriter and pianist Michel Legrand died Saturday at his home in France. He was 86. The conservatory-trained ...


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