Facts about MC Big Proof

Facts about MC Big Proof"If I was you, suicide would be a way of life. If you was me , you'd kill you." (Proof)Before I start talking about D12's gifted Mc Proof, I would like to thank and to give credit to the webmaster of the following Derty Harry website... Read More

The Three 8 Mile Battles

Three battles at the end of the 8 Mile movie made Jimmy Smith aka B. Rabbit a reputation in the rap arena. A real challenge for Jimmy Smith who was left with no voice at the beginning of the movie: a typical case of stage fright. People who are not... Read More

Dont Censor the Music and Artistic Expression

Ann Powers said: "Don't censor the music and artistic expression. Eminem's music, in particular the songs "Kim" and "Stan," is a continuation of a tradition in music and American art in general: the Gothic murder ballad, which has been with us ever since the blues or Appalachian folk music.... Read More

Downloading MP3s Made Easy

The MP3 movement started out with a huge audience of music enthusiasts on the internet. The MP3 digital music format has had, and will continue to have, a huge impart on how people, gather, listen to and share music.The MP3 format is a compression system for digital music that helps... Read More

Facts about Betty Kresin, Eminems grandmother

Betty Kresin, Eminem's grandmother from the maternal side , got married at the age of 14. She got six children from 3 different marriages. She first married Bob Nelson. She gave birth to her daughter Debbie in 1955.She accuses her first husband, Bob Nelson, of being verbally abusive.... Read More

Origins of the Mathers Family

Eminem's roots can be found in Scandinavia through his mother Debbie Nelson and in South Wales through his father Marshall Bruce Mathers II.But Eminem has mostly Scottish blood running through his veins. On both sides( maternal and paternal sides), Scottish roots can be found.Back to the 7 th generation on... Read More

Motorhead Inferno

Motorhead-"Inferno"-Review by Les Lewellyn When David Grohl of Nirvana and Foo Fighters fame release the sensational CD "Probot" this year it rekindled my metal tastebuds. For those of you not familiar with his project I'll explain. He recorded songs on which he played all instruments and he... Read More

Music Licensing

Music licensing can be a very confusing subject. My intent with this article is to give you enough details on what music licensing is and what are your rights to use music in advertising and / or video productions. A few months ago I was... Read More

Eminem: A Social Commentator

In an interview given to Musik Magazine in 2000, Eminem comments some of his lyrics: 'Please Lord, this boy needs Jesus/Help this child, help him destroy these demons/Please send me a brand new car and a prostitute while my wife is sick in the hospital'. What I'm trying to... Read More

Music Mini Course: Learn The Basics Of Reading Music On A Keyboard Instrument

Welcome to the wonderful world of music. As you begin reading this Music Mini Course it is fun to realize that you are also participating in a very important cultural aspect from around the world which has been going on for centuries. Did you know that pianos in some form... Read More

In The News:


In Jerusalem, Soaking Up Music Sacred And Profane
Over the next few days, I hope to provide some insight–both in this column and via Twitter and Instagram–on the Jerusalem music scene, or at least the globally diverse one currently in the city. I'd also like to explore what makes certain types of ...
Matisyahu to Perform at Jerusalem Music Festival, Fresh Off Controversial ...Haaretz

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New York Times

Popcast: 2015 MTV Video Music Awards
New York Times
At the 2015 MTV Video Music Awards on Sunday night, it was the most theatrically transgressive of times, and the most honestly transgressive of times. Miley Cyrus, pop's enfant terrible, hosted the event, but she was hardly the most shocking part of ...
The MTV Video Music Awards Were Huge On Twitter, Not So Much On TVForbes
MTV Video Music Awards 2015: More trash than class?NOLA.com
Kanye West steals Miley's spotlight at MTV Video Music AwardsChicago Tribune
6abc.com -The Guardian -azcentral.com
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The Guardian

What EMI's six-month sample amnesty means for the music industry
The Guardian
From Tuesday 1 September, any artist who has used a sample from the company's EMI Production Music division – the library music arm that controls both the composition rights and the sound recordings to a vast number of musical works including the News ...

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Little Fyodor and Babushka Are Experimental Music Legends
“I've had people tell me my music is too silly, and other people have said I'm a terminal bummer,” says the musician known as Little Fyodor. “To me it's a mixture of both. Oscar Wilde once said, 'Give a man a mask, and he'll tell you the truth.' I ...


All That Background Music
Why do television shows use so much background music? Sometimes it's so loud that it overwhelms the actors' lines. Marilyn responds: I think this practice often compensates for less-than-stellar acting, writing, and directing. The music provokes the ...

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New York Times

Former Apple Music Executive Ian Rogers Moves to LVMH
New York Times
Ian Rogers, the music executive at Apple who stunned the industry last week with news of his departure, has revealed his new job: chief digital officer at LVMH, whose brands include Louis Vuitton and Moët & Chandon. Mr. Rogers, 43, was in charge of the ...
Apple Music Exec Ian Rogers Heads to French Luxury Giant LVMHRe/code
Luxury giant LVMH names former Apple Music exec Ian Rogers its Chief Digital ...VentureBeat
New home for Apple Music exec Ian Rogers is French luxury giant LVMHApple Insider
Phys.Org -Cult of Mac
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New York Times

At MTV VMAs, Celebrity Feuds, Miley Cyrus and Also Some Music
New York Times
By any measure, booking Miley Cyrus to host the 2015 MTV Video Music Awards seemed like a certain coup. Two years ago, performing on the show, she ignited a thousand think pieces with her antics, and since then, she's become perhaps our most ...
MTV Video Music Awards: Winners and nomineesUSA TODAY
5 Reasons To Watch MTV's Video Music Awards TonightForbes
MTV Video Music Awards 2015: Twitpics & Instagrams!PerezHilton.com
Deadline -Los Angeles Times
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Voice of America (blog)

Tanglewood Music Center Celebrates 75th Anniversary
Voice of America (blog)
But its summer home is the Tanglewood Music Center in western Massachusetts. The Boston Symphony Orchestra also has a summer program at Tanglewood. It is designed for young singers, musicians and those who create musical works. Composers like ...


Blackout Music & Film Festival Talks Artists and Social Justice
A round table of musical artists, producers, an A&R exec and magazine editor-in-chief discussed the current state of music and social justice during the Blackout Music & Film Festival Saturday at the Grammy Museum in downtown Los Angeles. Moderated by ...

People Magazine

Wes Craven Wasn't Only a Horror Director: Remembering Music of the Heart
People Magazine
In 1999, Craven directed the drama Music of the Heart, which starred Meryl Streep as Roberta Guaspari, a real-life violinist who in 1981 founded Opus 118, a Harlem, New York, music school for children. The film details how Guaspari fought hard to save ...

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Buying A Guitar

There are many things to consider when buying a new... Read More

A Dying Cat And A Nylon String Guitar

"Music isn't just learning notes and playing them, you learn... Read More

Creating Caverns - an Improvisation Exercise

In a recent post to my Yahoo group, I mentioned... Read More

Songs Await Singer

I Want To Grow Old With You (C)Chorus: I want... Read More

Chords or Melody First... Which is Best?

There are basically two ways you can compose a piece... Read More

The Acoustic Guitar

The steel-stringed acoustic guitar is usually credited with being developed... Read More

Is Rhapsody Music Downloads Service Getting A Good Rhap?

Rhapsody music, from RealNetworks is one of several reputable legal... Read More

Piano Playing For Adults: More Fun Than Sex And Not Nearly As Dangerous!

OK, so I lied about the fun part.Maybe piano playing... Read More

Born to sing, Britney Spears is as big as ever today

Britney Spears was born December 2 1981 as Britney Jean... Read More

Thomas Jefferson and the Chinese Gong

While Richard Nixon's diplomatic visit to China may have created... Read More

How Has Eminem Risen to the Top?

How is it that a little white boy from Kansas... Read More

The First The American Idol Kelly Clarkson

There is a lot more to the story that meets... Read More

Modal Theory for Guitar Players - Part 1

IntroductionThe fact that you are holding this in your hands... Read More

How To Write A Song

Did you ever wish that it was your song playing... Read More

How Many Chords Are There, Anyway?

Since chords (the main component of harmony) are one of... Read More

How to Download Music From The Internet

Most of you have probably heard of the RIAA's quest... Read More

Why Learning How to Improvise is So Important

Imagine asking a beginning writer to write a short story... Read More

An Interview with Jon Bon Jovi ? 100,000,000 Bon Jovi Fans Cant Be Wrong

The idea originated with singer Jon Bon Jovi. Jon kept... Read More

Its Jewish Music, But Is The Music Jewish?

A while back I was driving along the Jerusalem highway... Read More

Can You Really Learn To Play a Musical Instrument From an Online Course?

Out of the 250 million people in the United States,... Read More

Independent Music Promotion on the Web: 3 Steps to Success

Let's face it, the wildfire spread of web-based portals designed... Read More

How To Overcome The Lyric Writing Hurdles That Are Keeping You Behind

The lyric writing side of songwriting is known to create... Read More

Beginners Guide to Music File Formats

Are you confused by the various types of music file... Read More

If Setting The Gain Correctly is So Important, Why Dont Mic Preamplifiers Have Meters?

When you first learn how to use a mixing console,... Read More

Six Reasons to Play New Age Piano

Here are six very good reasons to learn how to... Read More