The Department of Music at the University of North Carolina and their Southern Folklife Collection will be hosting an academic seminar at the Chapel Hill campus as part of their new Bluegrass Initiative. The initiative is an effort to incorporate the music and folkways of rural […] The post Carolina Bluegrass Summit next month at UNC appeared first on Bluegrass Today.
Live music has been largely unaffected by the radical shifts that shook the rest of the music industry. But that appears about to change with the adoption of virtual reality. Imagine going to a concert without ever leaving home? ___________________________________ Yesterday came word that 70's superstars Abba are reuniting to...
Every once in a while, we like to share with you a piece of art created by a fan such as yourself. In recent months we've shared a video that showed how lackluster the music in the Marvel Cinematic Universe has been, and another expertly-edited clip that placed Deadpool smack dab in the middle of the action in Captain America: Civil War. Show More Summary
Swedish pop group ABBA are working on a mysterious digital entertainment project with Universal Music Group and music manager Simon Fuller, according to an announcement on Universal's website. Few details were given about the project...Show More Summary
Get your first look at the main animated characters from Universal's Sing, with new photos and details from the voice cast members.
Classic rock music lovers who think they don’t like poetry, and literary purists who think they don’t like popular music, may have been equally baffled to hear that Bob Dylan is a winner of the Nobel Prize in Literature. As an unrepentant English major, I’m delighted. I can’t remember a time when Dylan’s music wasn’t […]
The former Death Row CEO files lawsuit asking for a minimum of $300 million.
The Decemberists have announced a new reissue of their 2006 album The Crane Wife to celebrate the 10-year anniversary of its release. The 5xLP box set is out December 9 via Capitol Records/Universal Music Enterprises, and in addition...Show More Summary
American alternative rock band The Mowgli's has joined HRC’s Equality Rocks campaign. This California-based band’s music is known for sending a universal message of love and positivity, which the band shows on and off stage. Along with...Show More Summary
The first sight Alex Horwitz ever caught of Lin-Manuel Miranda was on a stage at Wesleyan University, playing the title role in - aptly enough, given the near-idolatry that would one day follow - "Jesus Christ Superstar." The two became buddies and then castmates in an extracurricular improv-comedy...
The Mountain Goats' John Darnielle has been keeping busy with some literary pursuits in addition to his musical ones. In the gap between the releases of the 2012 Mountain Goats album Transcendental Youth and 2015's Beat the Champ, Darnielle published his first novel, the excellent Wolf in White Van... Continue reading…
Earlier this year, a team from Queen's University in Canada demonstrated a smartphone prototype called ReFlex that had a flexible display capable of flipping virtual book pages in response to what were dubbed bend gestures. Researchers...Show More Summary
(University of British Columbia Okanagan campus) In a recently published study, researchers Kathleen Martin Ginis and Matthew Stork studied the attitudes of moderate exercisers towards high-intensity interval training, which they hadn't been exposed to before. Show More Summary
Many high-profile artists got their initial start while they were in college, and able to draw on the ready made fanbase provided by a university population. Here we look at how DIY artists can tap into this market and cultivate their own success. _______________________ Guest Post from IndieU on the...
While anecdotal evidence and the advice of others can be somewhat helpful when it comes to making more money from your music, not every experience is universal, and such advice isn't always helpful. Here we look at three tips with science to back them up on how you can get...
Their first release since their debut EP “Internet Evening” in 2014, “Tribes” is the sultry synthesis of BeachSeason’s new school R&B and bass music. The Calgary-based duo recently signed to Universal Music and the stunning lead single from their forthcoming Libra Year EP is a fine teaser to what’s in store for their rapidly growing fanbase […]
“How is universal music possible? Is not music, like language, born of culture and environment? Is not each musical style a unique expression of place and experience?”
“In July, a team of scientists from Queen Mary University of London reported they had trained a neural network to determine musical genres with 75% accuracy by feeding it with 6,600 songs in three genres: ballad, dance, and hip-hop. Then they tore apart the layers of the computer’s neural network in order to see what […]
James McCormack calls himself “Pharmacist, Professor, Medication Mythbuster, and Healthy Skeptic at the Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences at the University of British Columbia.” We can add to that: singer, podcaster, and humorist about important messages. Show More Summary
(Aarhus University) New research from Center for Music in the Brain shows that patriotism in music is expressed through use of speech rhythms from the composer's native language.