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The Dark Side of P2P File Sharing

P2P file sharing programs are free. Period.

Music Licensing: The Cold Cash Facts About Money for your Music

Where music meets licensing, there's money to be made. How much money? "I have synched quite a few thousand songs into productions over the years," states Peter Jansson of Janssongs, Inc.

Music Business Contacts: Music Business Registry connects artists, managers, publishers, producers &

"The difference between success and failure is information," notes Ritch Esra, and he should know. Along with his partner, Stephen Trumbull, Esra is a leading part of the number one most-reliable source of information on "who's who" and "who does what" in the music business.

Music Industry Insider: Tess Taylor of NARIP and LAMN

Members of LAMN (founded in 1988) and NARIP (founded in 1998), are able to more quickly gain the insight, knowledge, and contact information they need for career development and career enhancement.The success of both organizations extends well beyond their names - both LAMN and NARIP have members across the country and around the globe.

Flaming Guitars! Minarik Fuels The Excitement of a New Generation of Musicians

From the Telecaster to the Flying V to the Iceman to the Warlock, some guitar designs are forever branded on our consciousness, and now there's a new one: the Minarik Inferno X-treme. The body shape erupts in furious fingers of flame.

Tips for a Great Recording Session

You know your songs are great (and so does your girl/boyfriend, family, pets etc), and you finally decided to record an album in a real studio. That's great! But what actually happens when you get there?When you finally do pick the perfect studio, one that you feel comfortable at, there is a certain routine that must be followed in order to get the best performance and the best recording for your budget.

How Has Eminem Risen to the Top?

How is it that a little white boy from Kansas City has becomethe most well known rapper in the world? Starting from nothingand eventually moving up to a multi-millionaire, Eminem over thepast seven years has been in the eye of the public everywhereyou look. He has essentially entered a black man's business andgone to the top over the course of a few years, but how?On October 17, 1972 Marshall Bruce Mathers III was born in St.

Is it Possible to Download Music Legally Anymore?

Throughout the past few years downloading music on the internethas increased in popularity. At the same time though, it hasbecome illegal through many companies to download music asmusicians and artists have been losing money on their CD sales.

Its Jewish Music, But Is The Music Jewish?

A while back I was driving along the Jerusalem highway scanning the radio stations. On one frequency, a very intense dance beat was exploding out of the speakers.

Guitar Tuning Tips

Most new guitar players and even some experienced ones have trouble staying and playing in tune. I'll try listing here some of the common mistakes and there solutions.

How I Learned How To Play The Guitar After Giving Up In Disgust

I was 17 at the time (the Beatles era), and it was considered cool to play the guitar. I had a little training in music in elementary school where I had learned how to play the trumpet.

Free, Legal Music Online

Almost everyone has heard about the massive crack down on Internet music piracy that has been occurring over the past few years. Napster was taken down (although it has now returned as a pay service), other file sharing programs now require users to pay for a license and the RIAA and other similar organizations are doing their best to hunt down copyright offenders and put an end to their crime sprees.

Establishing Your Mix

Now that you've spent hours and days and weeks and months recording your musical masterpieces (and you've also read my article "Tips for a Great Recording Session"), you have arrived at my favorite time in the studio; The Mixdown.But don't think your job is done yet! The mixdown is just as important as recording.

Guitar Buying - The Pros and Cons of Vintage vs. Reissue

To most people, owning the "genuine article" is the only thing that will suffice. As a guitar player, and one who appreciates classic "vintage" instruments, I can fully understand this point of view.

14 Ways Musicians Can Increase Their Tips

I was listening to NPR the other day when they did a report on tipping in the restaurant industry. One they had a list of tips on how wait staff can increase their tips.

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What It's Like to Hear the Desert in Music
New York Times
The composer John Luther Adams won the Pulitzer Prize in 2014 for “Become Ocean,” a lushly tidal, terrifyingly immersive evocation of nature. “The music is not only a description of the sea — it behaves like it,” Corinna da Fonseca-Wollheim wrote in ...

Los Angeles Times

Spring music preview: Coachella, Kacey Musgraves and everything else worth lending your ears
Los Angeles Times
Kacey Musgraves' new album, "Golden Hour," is due March 30. (Allen J. Schaben / Los Angeles Times). For years, springtime in Southern California has meant one thing for music lovers: the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival, which once again will ...


New Music Friday: March 23
All Songs Considered's Robin Hilton talks with NPR Music's Lars Gotrich, Ann Powers and Stephen Thompson about the essential albums landing today, including Jack White's sprawling, completely bonkers Boarding House Reach; Americana from Courtney Marie ...


Spotify Saved Music. Can It Save Itself?
Ek, 35, started Spotify in 2006 because he thought he could stamp out the piracy that had ravaged the music business. He was right. Total global music sales have grown three straight years after a 15-year decline. More than 70 million people now pay ...

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Hazel Smith, 83, Matriarch of Country Music, Is Dead - The New ...
New York Times
A freewheeling songwriter, journalist, confidante and more, she was credited with coining the phrase “outlaw country” to describe a raw new sound.

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New York Times

6 Classical Music Concerts to See in NYC This Weekend
New York Times
Our guide to the city's best classical music and opera happening this weekend and in the week ahead. BAYERISCHES STAATSORCHESTER at Carnegie Hall (March 28, 8 p.m.; March 29, 7 p.m.). Surely the highlight of this spring's classical music schedule is ...

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This New Music App Wants To Help You Manage Your Mental Health
Yu partnered with board-certified music therapists and music producers to create Hummly's meditations, which address specific issues like social anxiety, workplace burnout and sleep problems. In the episode on public speaking anxiety, calming music ...

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US Music Revenue Rises, Boosted by Streaming Services
As with 2016, last year's music revenue rise can be attributed to streaming music platforms, which represented the majority of revenue. The category includes revenue from premium subscription services offered by companies such as Spotify, Amazon, Tidal ...
US music subscriptions equal the entire population of Canada now ...CNET
Digital downloads face the music as streaming surgesTechRadar
US Music Industry Hits Highest Revenue Mark in a Decade, Fueled by Paid SubscriptionsBillboard
Wall Street Journal -Bloomberg -Recode -RIAA
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Music and Poetry of the Kesh
Music and Poetry of the Kesh, her collaborative album with composer and analog synthesist Todd Barton, was first issued on cassette in 1985, bundled with Le Guin's novel Always Coming Home, a dark-horse favorite among her readers. It's an expansive ...

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Los Angeles Times

Step inside New York's Carnegie Hall, where beautiful music and stirring history ring out
Los Angeles Times
Sites and Sounds: This is the first in a series of occasional articles exploring great music venues of America. Tine Thing Helseth, a 30-year-old Norwegian trumpeter, had just made her Carnegie Hall main stage debut with the Orpheus Chamber Orchestra ...

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