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:

New York Times

CD-Loving Japan Resists Move to Online Music
New York Times
TOKYO — Around the world, the music business has shifted toward downloads and streaming. But in Japan, the compact disc is still king. On a drizzly Sunday afternoon recently, Tower Records' nine-level flagship store here was packed with customers like ...
Why Japan Is Still Buying Music CDsEntrepreneur (blog)
Japan stuck in some kind of time warp, still loves music CDsArs Technica
Why are people still going crazy for music CDs in Japan?The Verge

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The finale of the 2013 Americana Music Association Honors and Awards show.
The 13th annual Americana Music Association Honors and Awards Show took place on Wednesday, Sept. 17, live from the Ryman Auditorium in Nashville, Tenn. Americana figurehead Jim Lauderdale hosted the evening, backed by a house band featuring ...

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U2 and Apple Plot New 'Interactive' Digital Music Format
Forget .mp3. The era of .u2 is almost upon us as Bono and Co. promise new "audiovisual" files that can't be pirated. Tweet; Comment; Email. U2. Kevin Mazur/Getty Images for J/P Haitian Relief Organization. Adam Clayton, Bono, The Edge and Larry Mullen ...
Report: Apple and U2 to Debut New Music File FormatBillboard
Bono, Apple Creating "Irresistible" Music Format. Prepare to Buy the White ...Slate Magazine (blog)
Exclusive: U2 and Apple Have Another Surprise for YouTIME
Apple Insider -CNET -Newsweek
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Music Midtown, Garth, Braves top weekend events
Atlanta Journal Constitution
If you'd prefer your music indoors, Garth Brooks plays the first five of seven Philips Arena concerts on Friday, Saturday and Sunday nights. Concert times are 6:30 and 10:30 Friday and Saturday nights and 7:30 p.m. on Sunday. The country star's world ...


Jason Isbell dominates Americana Music Awards
NASHVILLE — Jason Isbell won big Wednesday at the 13th annual Americana Music Honors & Awards, taking awards for all three awards for which he was nominated — top artist, album and song. "Happy birthday to Hank Williams," Isbell said as he ...
Must-See Artists at Americana FestRollingStone.com
2014 Americana Music Awards: The PerformersCMT.com
Video: NPR, SiriusXM Outlaw Country to provide live coverage of TONIGHT's ...NewsOK.com
The Birmingham News - al.com -American Songwriter -Sacramento Bee
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New York Times

Tibor Rudas, Classical Music Impresario, Dies at 94
New York Times
Tibor Rudas, an irrepressible impresario who took classical music from concert halls to casinos and from there to baseball stadiums and the Eiffel Tower, helping to propel the Three Tenors to global glory, died on Sept. 8 at his home in Santa Monica ...
Tibor Rudas, music impresario who furthered Pavarotti's career, dies at 94Washington Post

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TechCrunch (blog)

Dice Wants To Be The First Gig Ticketing Giant That Music Fans Adore
TechCrunch (blog)
UK music ticketing startup Dice, launching today in London on iOS and Android, is looking to tear up the traditional ticket buying process by ripping out booking fees and sending the middleman up in virtual smoke. The KLF would surely be proud.

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Durham Herald Sun

Teaching history through music
Durham Herald Sun
“We're studying history, but we have a chance to talk to people in history,” said Douthit, who is, in addition to his role as an instructor, a music producer who goes by the name 9th Wonder. In addition to teaching at NCCU, he has also taught at Duke ...

Boys and Girls Club grant brings music to kids
Green Bay Press Gazette
In the end, the crew will develop a recording that could easily fit into a TV music video lineup. The state-of the-art equipment they used at the Boys & Girls Club of Green Bay's Oneida Street location recently was purchased through a grant from The ...

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Minneapolis Star Tribune

Michael Koerner charts long career in charming music for theater
Minneapolis Star Tribune
Michael Koerner uses music to tell stories that amuse and transport theater audiences. If he has a specialty, file it under whimsy, magic, comedy. He has composed songs and scores for dozens of shows in the Twin Cities and elsewhere over the past 35 ...

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