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Classical Live: A Gift to New Music Fans

It's a great thing when major orchestras release new recordings of contemporary art music. It's an even better sign of the vibrancy of the classical music business for that to happen under the auspices of a new major international initiative that brings together commercial and non-profit entities. Show More Summary

Iggy Azalea is Burning All Her Bridges

Oh Iggy Azalea, how quickly the not-quite-mighty have fallen. Just a year ago, Iggy Iggs, as she likes to refer to herself in pop jams, was on her way up in the music world. Her album, The New Classic, did well and had a couple of hits, including the insanely popular song, “Fancy.” She was [...] Iggy Azalea is Burning All Her Bridges was originally published in HecklerSpray

Five Things Classical Musicians Need To Do To Survive

“People can always tell when they are being patronised, and the only way classical music will manage to survive is to reach wider audiences by believing in what it has to offer, and not by trying to change what it is.”

Music for soprano and string quartet - Carolyn Sampson and the Heath Quartet

Carolyn Sampson JS Bach, John Musto, Anton Webern, Arnold Schoenberg; Carolyn Sampson, The Heath Quartet; the Wigmore Hall Reviewed by Robert Hugill on Jul 13 2015 Star rating: 5.0 Ravishing performance of a 20th century classic, paired...Show More Summary

1950s American Automobile Culture – 50 Color Photos of Classic Buicks on the Street in the 1950s

1950s American automobile culture has had an enduring influence on the culture of the United States, as reflected in popular music, major trends from the 1950s and mainstream acceptance of the "hot rod" culture. The American manufacturing...Show More Summary

Big Sean’s “Play No Games” Video (ft. Chris Brown & Ty Dolla $ign) Pays Homage to “Martin”

Big Sean‘s music video for his latest single “Play No Games,” featuring Chris Brown & Ty Dolla $ign, may be his best video yet. The video, directed by Mike Carson, creatively pays homage to the classic 1992 TV sitcom “Martin,” which is something most of the twenty-somethings today grew up on and can all relate Big Sean’s “Play No Games” Video (ft. Show More Summary

The Very Best of Neil Young

Decades of classic music bundled together in one sheet.

Heitor Pereira's Music for 'Minions'

Heitor Pereira is the Brazilian composer who created the music for Minions, and for its two Despicable Me predecessors. He spoke to me about some of the 1960's classic songs on the soundtrack of the new film and creating music that is...Show More Summary

BBC cuts 1,000 jobs (top execs are exempted)

Director-General Tony Hall today announced a cut of 1,000 in the BBC’s 16,672 workforce. He gives his reasons in a letter to staff, reproduced below. But the executive level keeps on growing, especially in classical music broadcasting which can least afford it. More and more chiefs, not enough creatives on the shop floor. Explain that, please, […]

Jason Derulo Strikes a Stylish Chord in ‘Cheyenne’ Music Video

Cutting a stylish figure, Jason Derulo delivers a new music video for his haunting single Cheyenne. The catchy song and arresting music video pay a nod to Michael Jackson’s classic Thriller. Sporting contemporary styles for the outing,...Show More Summary

Music - Australian World Orchestra 2015

Wed 29 Jul While many classical musicians in the Northern Hemisphere enjoy their summer holidays, 95 Australian expat artists are preparing to return home for one...

Remembering Gunther Schuller

“Although he coined the expression “third stream” in the late 1950s as a suitable epithet for his own amalgam of classical and jazz forms, his music was technically complex and demanding. Hence it never secured a wide and sympathetic audience in his lifetime.”

For Those About to Rock: AC/DC Streaming Hits Google Play Music

Fans of AC/DC will be happy to learn that the band’s complete discography has hit Google’s servers, available for streaming via Google Play Music right now. The classics are all there, including Highway to Hell, Back in Black, and High...Show More Summary

All the big character deaths on 'Game of Thrones' are much more endearing as an 8-bit RPG.

4 days agoHumor / odd : Happy Place

I guess nothing about this says it has to be an RPG but that's what the music makes me think of. Ah, Game of Thrones. One of the classics of our time, I've decided it is a metaphor. A metaphor for the folly of ever growing attached to anyone. Show More Summary

Hank Williams Movie 'I Saw the Light' Set for November Release

The big-screen retelling of the life of country music icon Hank Williams has secured a release date, just in time for awards season. Sony Pictures Classics has announced that I Saw the Light will bow in movie theaters on Black Friday, November 27th. English actor Tom Hiddleston will play the lead...

Deal: AC/DC Albums On Sale Starting At $6.99 Through Music Deals App In Windows Phone Store

Music Deals app in Windows Phone Store gives you access to the best music at great prices. Each week, you’ll find deep discounts on new and classic albums you should own. Music Deals will keep you informed about the latest and greatest deals. For this week, more than a dozen of AC/DC albums are on […]

July 1, 1979: Sony's Walkman Changes Recorded History

4 days agoHumor / odd : mental_floss

How Superman, summer vacation, and classical music created a phenomenon.

11 Atlanta festivals to attend in July

Celebrate everything from ice cream to classic movies to gospel music

Artist2Artist: Ira Gitlin – Two Wrongs Make An Awful Good Right

For those who don’t regularly attend bluegrass festivals, or listen to the classic bluegrass music on albums or on terrestrial, streaming and satellite music stations — the clash of musical voicing is what makes classic bluegrass music… bluegrass music. It’s that quirky “you know it […]

Late, Late Night FDL: Five Long Years

Buddy Guy, Jonny Lang, and Ron Wood – Five Long Years Jonny has a busy Summer ahead of him… Guitarist Jonny Lang says that playing the blues now that most of the greats are gone is like classical musicians still playing music written centuries ago. He tells the Columbus Dispatch: “Classical musicians weren’t around when...

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