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

Classical Critics Pick the Top Music Recordings of 2014
New York Times
HERE it is: the annually anticipated choices from the classical music critics of The New York Times of the best recordings of 2014. First, though, a qualification: None of us remotely claims to have heard all the recordings of note released this past year.
Breckenridge Music Festival presents Holiday Brass winter concertSummit Daily News
Albany Symphony's The Winter's Tale Concerts At Troy Savings Bank Music HallWAMC

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You Don't Have To Understand Music To Feel Its Power
Joel Beckerman is an award-winning composer and producer for television and the founder of Man Made Music, a company specializing in sonic branding. Beckerman has worked with John Legend, will.i.am, Moby, OK Go, Morgan Freeman, and the ...

Organize and listen to your own music on the cloud
But once all that hard work is done, it's nice to be able to stream any of those tracks across devices -- even when I'm away from my main computer. Here's a guide on how to organize your music and choose a cloud streaming service to listen to tunes ...

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New York Times

At Voice Charter School in Queens, Students Have Outperformed Their Peers ...
New York Times
They are pupils at Voice Charter School in Queens, where students learn to read music, execute complicated harmonies and play a little piano in the music classes they attend at least once a day, and where, far more than in other general education ...

The Guardian

Ed Sheeran, Sam Smith, George Ezra: 2014, the year in music
The Guardian
All offer basically the same product: pleasant music for mums and daughters that sounds a bit like the past without actually referencing any social or cultural signifiers. The days of Lady Gaga releasing mariachi songs in response to Arizona ...

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NPR (blog)

The 2014 NPR Music Jazz Critics Poll
NPR (blog)
But don't be put off by all this overt intellectualism or you'll miss out on some of 2014's most robust and eventful music. For general point of reference, think Eric Dolphy's Out to Lunch, Jackie McLean's 1960s recordings with Bobby Hutcherson and ...

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How big data can change the music industry
Total music sales in the U.S. have dropped below $7 billion compared to $13 billion in 2003, according to the RIAA. Meanwhile, led by the technology industry, the music industry continues to replace old, classic pay revenue models like CDs and iTunes ...

Madame Noire

"Maybe I Should Have Been Born White:" Tanks Quits Music Industry Over Poor ...
Madame Noire
Tank fans beware, this post is not going to make your day merry or bright. One-third of TGT and the falsetto crooner who brought us hits like “Maybe I Deserve” appears to be completely done with the music industry. It's hard to know how good Tank will ...

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Music Review: Lori Henriques' 'How Great Can This Day Be'
When you think about children's music, jazz may not be the first thing that comes to mind and that's why the musician we're about to hear stands out. Her name is Lori Henriques. Reviewer Stefan Shepherd tells us that her new album, "How Great Can This ...


Music Losers 2014: Robin Thicke, Apple, Last Year's Queens Of Pop
Earlier this week, we took a look at some of the music industry's winners of 2014–namely, Taylor Swift, Dr. Dre and the unusually large group of successful acts from the U.K. and its former colonies, not counting the U.S.. Today, like last year, we'll ...

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