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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 for the rare info I found about Deshaun Holton aka Derty Harry aka Proof: Holton aka Proof was born on October the 2nd 1975 in Detroit.Although they didn?t attend the same High School, Eminem and Proof have been friends since 1988. They used to live in the same street in Detroit.Proof used to go to Osbourne High school while Eminem was attending Lincoln High. Both friends used to skip high school in order to rap together: in fact Eminem skipped Lincoln High and used to come to Proof?s school very often, because both friends wanted to rap together. This is how they met:?I was skipping school, and he was skipping school also, passing out flyers for his concert he was having in Centerline. That had to be, like, '88 or something.? (Proof)Some (white) underground Mcs from Detroit like Backstab the Kingpin are convinced of Proof?s racism. But Deshaun?s statements seem to prove the contrary. CDNow has asked Proof how he felt about Eminem?s skin color at the time they met:CDNow: Did you wonder what this blond, white kid was up to? Proof: ?You know, I went to Catholic school and had a great, great friend of mine who happened to be Irish; we were best friends since the sixth grade. So when I saw [Eminem] was white, I didn't even jump off like that; when he rapped, he was dope. What made us get dope and become great friends was we both rhymed "first place" and "birthday," and we've been tight ever since [laughs].?Eminem and Proof have been real friends since the beginning. When Eminem was kicked out of his home, he would sleep at Proof?s house.It is well known that Proof is an amazing freestyler.He won the freestyling competition in the Source magazine in 1999. He his a better freestyler than Marshall, but Marshall?s force is in the way he handles his words in his lyrics. That?s exactly what Proof states about their complementary talent:?We were both impressed with each other. The advantage I've got over Em is freestyling; I'm the kind of guy who freestyles off the head, right? The advantage he had over me was that he knew how to write intricately; he knew how to put a song together and bring feelings about. That's why I journeyed under him, like, "Yo, show me the ropes, homeboy." The idea of the D12 group composed of talented MCs and sick aliases with popped into Proof?s mind:"I was in New York; I had this deal with Tommy Boy that didn't work out, unfortunately. But I just had this idea that we could put together a team of dope MCs, put a lot of Detroit on as far as having MCs with skills. Everybody's solo took so we'll make aliases, like Eminem's Slim Shady and I'm Derty Harry, and call it the Dirty Dozen -- and at this time, to be honest with you, we thought The Dirty Dozen was a Western movie; we didn't know it was an army movie [laughs]. That fits us, army rather than Western, 'cause we see ourselves more as gun-slingers, lyric-slingers. Then the idea was to form a pact whereas this team, whoever gets out first comes back and gets the rest of the group."Proof has always been confident in Eminem?s loyalty, even if some other members of the group may have been worried:?Not me; I've been there since day one, almost. I think the rest of the group may not have been there, but Proof has been beside Eminem all this time. I play a leadership role in the group, where I talk to everyone else; Em is like the president, and I'm the general. I talk to the rest of the fellas and put 'em in line and show 'em the direction. It's a family, too, so there'll be a lot of fighting and bickering, and some people might have felt it might not be the way it should be. So, yes, there were times when people felt funny about things. But now everybody thinks back to that, and we were tripping out over nothing.?Acccording to Proof, Eminem?s success was the best thing that could have happened to D12:?Right. Some people look at us like, "You're gonna be Eminem's group. You're gonna be in his shadow." They don't realize how positive and great that is to hear; if you're in the shadow of a guy who can sell almost 10 million records in just the states alone, great. That's not a dis to us. But when they hear the album, they hear the individuality of each person, how everybody holds their own.?It is so true that each D12 emcee has his own talent and ability to rap.It is less known that Proof?s first stage name was ?Maximum?. Proof has always been appreciated in Detroit for his raps and his freestyling qualities. He changed his nickname when people started calling him ?Living Proof?, because in many people?s minds, Proof was the ?living proof of the living MCs in Detroit".Proof has collaborated and still collaborates with numerous artists such as Dogmatic.Proof?s first released Cd was called ?From Death? and was co-produced with Da Goon Squad.He has released a CD called ?Promatic? with Dogmatic and a six Track solo EP called ?The Search For Jerry Garcia?.As well as for Eminem, Detroit has been very influencial to Proof who describes his hometown as ?the type of place where eye contact can get you killed? and also as ? a city where the sun never shines, full of pot holes, snow and con artists ready to jack everything you got?.

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.

Dont Censor the Music and Artistic Expression

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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.

Facts about Betty Kresin, Eminems grandmother

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 the paternal side, Peter Mathers from Pennsylvania married a Scottish woman named Isabella (last name unknown). On the maternal side, Scottish roots can be found in Marshall?s family in the 6 th generation : Ailsa Mc Allister from Edingburgh emigrated to the United States ?precisely to New York in 1870.Most of the Mathers have been working as farmers in the state of Missouri.Marshall Mathers I, Eminem?s paternal grandfather has been working as an assistant hotel manager at Plainsman Hotel in st Joseph Missouri and his wife Rae has been employed at Del Cornonado hotel in guest services.When Eminem?s paternal grandmother Rae died recently in 2002 from an Alzheimer desease , Marshall Mathers II discovered interesting documents related to his famous son like a Christmas card from Marshall addressed to his grandmother Rae.Ethymology of the name MathersMathers means mower or reaper.History of the name MathersThe name Mathers is related to the Scottish Barclay clan. The family Barclay settled down in a place called Mathers in Scotland in the 13 th century. The history of the Mathers goes back to an english immigrant Theobald de Berkeley and his son who owned the estate of Mathers. Alexander was the first to use the surname Mathers.Pronounciation of the surname MathersIt is commonly admitted that the surname Mathers is pronounced as if there was an y in the middle of the name : Ma(y)thers .If you want to know more about the history and genealogy of the family Mathers, you can find some interesting info here like to thank the people who made up this interesting website. I discovered a lot of info about Marshall?s paternal side. I have a lot of info about his maternal side, so I hope to be able to complete his family tree as soon as possible.

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 had guest vocalists come in and sing as well as write the lyrics and play whatever instrument they might also play. The cd features vocalists such as King Diamond, Snake from Voivod, and many other great singers/musicians. The whole cd flows like it was a gift from God or at least the Heavy Metal God. On that cd Lemmy from Motorhead does a fantastic job on the tune "Shake Your Blood". On first listen I was excited to hear Lemmy singing on such a awesome tune and the excitement was enough for me to do some google searching and that is where I found out that the boys were back and had a new CD released on the indie label Sanctuary entitled "Inferno". Like Monster Magnet, being on an indie has enhanced their sound big time! Always a rough and tough rocking band, Motorhead has never rocked like they do on this CD. What's amazing is how great Lemmy's vocals sound. I have loved the band since their beginning and my fondness for Lemmy dates back to his Hawkwind days. I have to say I have enjoyed Motorhead whenever I've bought a cd and listened. But NEVER have I been entrapped into their sound like I am today. The opening song, "Terminal Show", features Steve Vai on guitar. I have to admit even though I'm a guitarist I respect Steve Vai but I just can't get into the instrumental cds he's released. Actually, I dig them I just don't find myself playing them very often. But Steve takes hold of "Terminal Show" and sounds like he's in the band. He refrains from overplaying his part and he fits Motorhead like a glove. Philip Campbell, Motorhead's guitarist, allows Steve Vai to play with no conflicts and it's sweet as honey! But Philip Campbell then goes on to play lead on all the rest of the tunes like a banshee in heatexcept the end of "Down On Me" on which Steve Vai returns. What's cool about this is the fact that the two tunes on which Steve Vai plays guitar are not necessarily the best on the cd. It's a seemless collection of tunes that will rock the toughest crowd. I can only imagine how great they sound live and I can't wait to catch them on their current tour. Mikkey Dee returns on drums and this cat pounds the hell out of them. Lemmy attacks the bass like a maniac and his vocals are his best to date. The cd never gets politcal but it does paint a dim look at life in these troubled times. It's really kind of creepy how convincing Lemmy sounds on the tune "Killers". Obviously the dude is fascinated with murder because he sings three tunes about the topic. I'm glad he's got his bass and band to keep him busy!!!! I know I claimed Monster Magnet have the best cd this year but I have to say that Motorhead are coming in with a tie at least! "Inferno" is a must buy cd for any hard rock fan. From start to finish the album soars past and demands repeated plays. I am sure that Motorhead's old fans will freak out over this cd and also they've created a cd that will hopefully get them some new young fans. Visit their site at http://www.imotorhead.comBuy this CD!

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 contacted by a company that was celebrating 20 years in business. They wanted to put together a radio commercial that highlighted their celebration. Their request was to use Kool and the Gangs song Celebration in their radio spot. I explained to them in order to do this they would have to obtain a licensing which would cost them quite a bit of money. This was not an option for them due to their limited budget and ultimately they told me that they ?went another direction? with their advertising. If I had agreed to use this song without obtaining a licensing I would have put both of our companies at risk. It was not worth the risk just to make a sale. Beware that there are unscrupulous production companies that will do this type of illegal activity so the best protection you have is knowledge. The copyright law protects writers of music by giving them exclusive right to their music. Once a piece of music is under copyright protection it is illegal to use it without getting permission to the owner of the copyright. There are actually two types of copyrights in the United States. One is the actual copyright which is denoted with the familiar C with a circle around it. This protection is for the actual melody, lyrics and arrangement of the music. The copyright is usually owned by the actual artist that wrote the piece or their publishing company. The second form of copyright is the actual recording itself. This is denoted by a P with a circle around it. This protection covers the performance of the song caught on tape or digital media and released on CD or other media. Many times a record or production company will own this performance right. If you want to use a song in a production, you need obtain a Master Use license from the owner of the copyright and a Synchronization license (often called a sync license) from the owner of the performance of the song. The fees for synchronization licenses vary greatly. Low-end TV usage (music is playing from car radio in a scene) can cost up to $2,000. In a film, the fee may be as high as $10,000. A popular song is worth more, possibly $3,000 for TV and $25,000 for film. A song used as the theme song for a film might get $50,000 to $75,000. Commercials can get even more money. Fees for a popular song can range from $25,000 to $500,000 plus per year. The typical range for a well-known song is $75,000 to $200,000 for a one year national usage in the United States on television and radio. I think you will agree with me that that is allot of money and usually way over budget for many video and radio productions. To get around these outrageous fees, music production companies sell buyout music. When you purchase a buyout CD you do not need to obtain a licensing to use the music. You can use the music hassle free and at a much lower cost. Buyout music or royalty-free, as it applies to my products, means that for your one-time purchase price, you can legally use the music in your productions for life of ownership. All copyrights of the music remain with Zebra Music LLC. My jingle licensing agreement allows a protected area of 200 miles. By doing this no other companies in a local market will have the same jingle. Many other production companies offer a similar buy out music licensing. I would advise you to read the licensing agreements with other production companies and ask questions if you have concerns. Network broadcast and international broadcast of buyout production music is cleared through a performance organization (like BMI or ASCAP). The revenue that these songs produce when they are aired is paid directly from broadcast station licensing, NOT from you as a producer. These performance organizations then in turn pay each artist based on the amount their song or songs were aired on the radio or TV. I hope this article has cleared up any confusion or questions that you have had about copyright and music licensing.

Eminem: A Social Commentator

In an interview given to Musik Magazine in 2000, Eminem comments some of his lyrics:

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 have been around for over 500 years? Some of the first instruments of this kind were created in the late Medieval Period and were called clavichords. They had a very light, metallic sound because the small hand-pounded 'hammers' were made of very light weight metal-like material. These hammers struck strings of varying lengths to create different tones or pitches. The next cousin to the clavichord was the harpsichord invented by Cristofori in Italy around 1450 A.D. This keyboard instrument had a mechanism in it called the plecktrum which 'plucked' the strings and produced a slightly stronger sound than its predecessor. Whether you are playing an acoustic instrument, which is the closest relative to the history just mentioned, or an electronic keyboard, you are now participating in a centuries old musical art form.

Shut Up And Sing

What is it with these performers and their politics? Do they really think that people who pay $100 or more to hear them sing want to hear them utter political opinions? The audience pays hundreds of thousands of dollars to see and hear a performer PERFORM. You want to spout politics, run for freakin office, you moron! When performers use a paid venue to play politics they are abusing the paying audience, the venue, the sponsors and everyone connected to their artistic performance. It's an inappropriate venue and inapproprite behavior to voice your political viewpoint, you jerk! And they wonder why people boo.

Top 50 Music Quotations

Discover the phenomenonal complexity of music and reflect on the way it can positively influence your life with this sound collection of riveting quotes...

The First Step and Most Important Thing in Learning Guitar

Most of the guitar lovers playing guitar for few years but still unsatisfied with their progress. They feel like still stand at the starting point and can't enjoy their playing. This mainly caused by most of them don't build up a strong foundation at the begining. I found that some of the guitar learners even just playing guitar for one to two years but are more better than so many that playing for over five years. This is the foundation problems. Me myself was an example when I started playing guitar long time ago.

The Secrets of Correctly Stringing Your Guitar

Why do you care about stringing your guitar you may ask. Well the reason is simple. It will make you sound better because if your guitar is properly strung, you will get longer natural sustain.

Jazzing Up Your Leadership Style

I met New York jazzman Tim Armacost in college almost 25 years ago, at a time when we were both grappling not only with what careers we ought to pursue, but with what kind of adults we wanted to become. Tim comes from an illustrious family, boasting more than its fair share of bank presidents, ambassadors and college presidents. I would not have been surprised if he had gone into finance, diplomacy, or academia. And yet, with seemingly limitless professional options open to him, Tim chose a more modest path ? that of the jazz musician. For two decades he?s been traveling the globe, pursuing his career as a professional tenor saxophonist, in such exotic locations as Amsterdam, Delhi, and Tokyo. His albums, including Live at Smalls and The Wishing Well, have received high praise from the Washington Post and Jazz Times. Fluent in Japanese, Tim is also a longtime student of Zen Buddhism; his meditation practice infuses his music and contributes strongly to his relaxed yet passionate performance style.

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Local's vision becomes Skip's Marysville Music Cafe | News  Appeal-Democrat

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The 12 best music tech personalities in the world right now  MusicRadar

The Future Music/Computer Music/MusicRadar Best in music tech 2018 polls received thousands of votes, and we're now ready to roll out the winners.

Amazon Music app is now completely hands-free, Alexa wake word works

Amazon has updated the Amazon Music app for iOS and Android to work completely hands-free with Alexa.

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The nonprofit musical group got students moving to the beat with holiday music and some Beatles classics.A.M.P. provides interactive concerts that cater to ...

Marina and the Diamonds confirms new music will be released in January (EXCLUSIVE)  PopBuzz

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WSAV presents 'Music in Our Schools' on Christmas Day 2018  WSAV-TV

WSAV is proud to highlight our local schools this Christmas Day. Make sure to tune in for WSAV Presents Music in Our Schools with great performances by ...

Best of 2018: Cold Cave's Wes Eisold on Favorite Music, Fallen Heroes  Revolver Magazine

Singer, also of American Nightmare, looks back on momentous year.

One in six commuters listen to podcasts and music instead of radio, survey claims  The Independent

Millions of Britons have shunned the radio on their commute – in favour of podcasts and playlists. Researchers who carried out a survey of 2000 UK motorists ...

Some council members not in tune with Houston airport music contract

City council is mulling whether to pay up to $600,000 a year for live music at Bush Intercontinental and Hobby airports, a *service* that Mayor Sylvester Turner has ...

'A Community of Music' a big success at The Block Northway  Tribune-Review

On Friday, Dec. 7, at the Block Northway, a special event was held called 'A Community of Music,' where musical groups from local schools and organizations ...

WEST END NEIGHBOR: Warm music brightens up long-term care facility  Peninsula Daily News

ONE DOESN'T REALLY have to tune a washtub bass, so Larry Baysinger waited patiently while the other musicians tuned their strings.

As debates over music in the age of #MeToo rage on, radio is still about the power of the people  Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Actions to pull “Baby It's Cold Outside” from radio play for what some deem as inappropriate lyrics are gaining momentum across the country.

Tencent Music Guides Pricing Around Midpoint in $1.2 Billion IPO  Yahoo! Finance News

(Bloomberg) -- Tencent Music Entertainment Group, China's largest music-streaming *service*, is guiding potential investors that it could price its $1.2 billion U.S. ...

Pearl Jam guitarist mentors foster children in music-making

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A year in music: Ranking the top 50 songs of 2018

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The 50 best albums of 2018, No 9: Low – Double Negative  The Guardian

The best album of the Duluth band's career sounds familiarly glacial and hymn-like – but recorded all wrong. It's the sound of the world collapsing.

Sleiman "Sam" Bathani Makes Beautiful Music at Al-Tarboush Deli  Riverfront Times

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Holiday Lights Synchronized to Music Now on Display at Erie High School

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Column: Shopping mall troubadour shares music to lift spirits  Honolulu Star-Advertiser

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Driver's ed to music: 6 things you didn't know you could learn from free high school online

Online classes might have a reputation for being data- and reading-oriented, but a surprising number of classes you can take online are off the beaten path.

Cardi B Teases Her Gold Plated Look for 'Money' Music Video  Billboard

Cardi B is living proof that "all a bad b---- need is the money" in her upcoming "Money" music video sneak peek.

U.S.'s Pop Music Is No Longer The Global King, But Its Christmas Music Can't Be Beat  Forbes

American pop music isn't heard everywhere like it used to be, but its Christmas music is embraced all over the world.

Made With Shade: Local Performers Join Artist In Residence For Music With Attitude  90.5 WESA

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Genesis P-Orridge: fantastic transgressor or sadistic aggressor?  The Guardian

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Ferneyhough Day review – explosive salute to a modern master  The Guardian

Decades of virtuoso compositions were played in style as the Arditti Quartet and BCMG paid tribute to Brian Ferneyhough.

Three Strange Nights with Oliver Tree, a Music-Making Meme Machine  VICE

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Cardi B Channels Nicki Minaj's Queen Cover for New Music Video  E! NEWS

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Gonzales man charged with attempted second-degree murder in music video stabbing  WBRZ

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How the Grammy Nominations Really Made Us Feel  The New York Times

Music's big awards show is trying to make big changes. So what do these nominations tell us?

Tracks of the Week: new music and videos from Greta Van Fleet, Von Hertzen Brothers and more  Louder

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Music icon Cher announces Irish show for 2019  RTÉ News

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Music Giant Backed by Pony Ma Is Poised to Spin New Billionaires  Bloomberg

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Billie Joe Armstrong Is Writing New Green Day Music  Loudwire

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Apple buys Platoon, a start-up that helps indie musicians get discovered  CNBC

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Celebrating 15 years of audiovisual excellence from the French music label.

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Learn Spanish Through Pop Music Using This App  Lifehacker

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Liam Gallagher says he’s been working on ‘life-changing’ new music, will premiere Oasis track at intimate London gig  NME Live

Liam Gallagher has offered further details on his upcoming new music, claiming to have recorded "20 songs that will change your lives".

Michael Bublé confirmed he's not retiring from music and then helped a couple get engaged

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Tough Market for Streaming, Japan Gets Hi-Res Service From Sony Music  Billboard

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New music legislation set to boost artist royalties, and may give independents a more fair shake  CNBC

The signing of the much anticipated Music Modernization Act (MMA) will have an impact on the music industry, and could trickle down to independent artists.

Flying Lotus: ‘Kendrick Lamar absolutely deserves the key to the city’  The Guardian

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All Songs Considered: The Year In Music 2018  NPR

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Why Is Everyone Talking About Ariana Grande's New Music Video?  The Cheat Sheet

Just when you thought Ariana Grande couldn't generate any more buzz for her new album Sweetener, she upped the stakes. Her music video for the album's ...

Thank U, Next: How Ariana Grande and Drake Accelerated the Pop Music Life Cycle  The Ringer

With the #InMyFeelings challenge and the Pete Davidson saga, music's biggest stars became more responsive and self-referential than ever.

Watch Jorja Smith Step Up Her Beauty Game in her New Music Video, “The One"  Vogue

From a bath time beauty tutorial to va-va-voom bedhead, Jorja Smith transforms into a total bombshell in her new music video for “The One.”

The 50 best albums of 2018: 50-10 | Music  The Guardian

Formidable electronica meets unsettling, socially conscious rap and searching R&B in our latest additions to our best albums countdown. More every weekday.

Prefab Sprout's new music  BBC News

Paddy McAloon from 80s band Prefab Sprout, plays an exclusive taste of his new album.

All The Best New Indie Music From This Week  UPROXX

Steve Gunn, Phoebe Bridgers, La Dispute, Robyn, and Steady Holiday made some of the best new indie music of the week.

'Music is like breathing,' says Sault artist Dunn  SooToday

MD Dunn launches latest folk CD at Water Tower Pub gig.

The 10 Best Music Videos of 2018  Highsnobiety

As this year winds down we've recapped its highlights to bring you the best of 2018 in fashion, sneakers, music, movies and more. Jay and Bey's late night at the ...

Pop Music in 2018 Was a Beautiful, Transformative Mess  Vanity Fair

This was a messy year for pop music. Rules changed, hits were eccentric, and the whole twelve-month period felt enigmatic in a way we don't usually expect ...

UConn Music Professor Nominated for Grammy Award  NBC Connecticut

A professor of music composition at the University of Connecticut has been nominated for a Grammy Award.

Neil Young criticises festival sponsor Barclays over 'fossil fuel funding'  The Guardian

Young says choice of sponsor for his London show with Bob Dylan 'doesn't work for me' and claims promoters British Summer Time 'jumped the gun'

The World's Highest-Paid Women In Music 2018  Forbes

Back in 2015, when Katy Perry appeared on the cover of Forbes after earning $135 million in a single year, she knew she'd secured her place in the pop star ...

Offset's Alleged Mistress Was in Cardi B's Rap Rival Nicki Minaj's 'FEFE' Music Video

Offset's alleged mistress Summer Bunni was in Nicki Minaj and Tekashi69's music video "FEFE"

Remembering Sprite and St. Ides' Rap Campaigns: Music Sermon  Vibe

Before rap was used to sell everything under the sun, the 80s and 90s saw two brands put their entire business on hip-hop's back: Sprite and St. Ides.

Queen Sells: Why You Hear So Much Freddie Mercury Music in Ads  Ultimate Classic Rock

Queen songs have appeared in commercials for decades now. What makes their music so popular with advertisers?

Deftones confirm release of new music in 2019  Consequence of Sound

Back in August, Deftones excited their fan base by sharing a few photos of band members jamming in a studio, with the hashtag #writing. While it could have ...

The top 100 songs of 2018 | Music  The Guardian

Guardian music writers have picked their favourite songs of the year – from UK drill breakthroughs to pure pop anthems – and put them all on a giant playlist.

Sony ­WF-SP900 wireless earbuds: listen to your music untethered  The Australian

You can now store music tracks in your ears. Well, kind of. You can store all your music in tiny earbuds that fit into your ears. Its almost the same thing and a ...

How 'Bohemian Rhapsody' turned Queen into box office, music chart champions after decades  CNBC

The rock band hasn't dropped a music project in nearly 30 years, but thanks to the performance of "Bohemian Rhapsody," their music has been given a new ...

RHCP's Flea hopes this artist's music is left behind if humans become extinct...  Radio X

The Red Hot Chili Peppers bassist hopes a Louis Armstrong performance will be found by a new race.

Travis Mills From Apple Music's Beats 1 Talks to We Are L.A.  L.A. Weekly

This week in our We Are L.A. video series, we chatted with Apple Music's Travis Mills about his new live-streaming pop culture show on Beats 1.

Best of 2018: Failure's Kellii Scott Picks Favorite Music of Year  Revolver Magazine

Alt-rock cult favorites Failure had a big 2018, releasing an ambitious series of four EPs, In the Future, Your Body Will Be, The Furthest Thing and From Your Mind ...

The 10 most-viewed music videos on YouTube in 2018

YouTube has released its list of top music videos of 2018, and it turns out teamwork is a powerful force: the “Te Bote Remix” from Casper, Nio Garcia, Darell, ...

NYC high school bans Nazi symbols from ‘The Sound of Music’  The Jerusalem Post - Israel News

The performing arts school known for the musical “Fame” ordered the Nazi props removed from the musical.

Lisa Ellis Joins SoundCloud as Global Head of Music  Billboard

Former Sony Music executive Lisa Ellis has joined SoundCloud as global head of music and artist relations. In her new role, the industry veteran will lead ...

This Just Cause 4 Easter egg takes on a classic music video  Polygon

Just Cause 4 borrows from one of the best music videos of the MTV generation for another fantastic Easter egg. Prepare to have A-Ha's "Take On Me" in your ...

All I Want For Christmas Is To...Not Hear Christmas Music  Capital Public Radio News

Shoppers wait in line for Apple iPhone purchases during a Black Friday sale at a Target store, Friday, Nov. 23, 2018, in Newport, Ky. John Minchillo / AP Photo.

Music with a message: How growing up on reserve shaped the Snotty Nose Rez Kids

When Quinton “Yung Trybez” Nyce and Darren “Young D” Metz first started performing as the Snotty Nose Rez Kids, both were dealing with deep, personal ...

Music-inspired tree trunk carvings unveiled on Hamilton Road  The London Free Press

Three bandmates are joining the ranks of London's famed tree trunk sculptures on Hamilton Road.Buster the bass-playing bear, an eagle drummer named ...

Slayer announce new 2019 North American farewell tour leg with Lamb of God, Amon Amarth, and Cannibal Corpse  Consequence of Sound

Slayer's farewell tour continues to grow, with the legendary thrash metal band announcing today that they've added a new North American leg to their 2019 ...

Spotify Wrapped 2018: Your Year of Music Wrapped Just for You  G2 Crowd

Spotify Wrapped is back and better than ever, with your year music wrapped just for you! Haven't checked our your Spotify 2018 Wrapped? We'll show you how ...

Sexual harassment is crippling N.J. music. 6 artists share their stories.

Female musicians say they have been stalked, groped and demeaned in the N.J. music scene.

This fan-made Avengers: Endgame trailer mashup with Logan’s music is going viral on Twitter – watch video  Times Now

Fan-made trailers have become a big source of entertainment for fans these days. Almost every major Hollywood motion picture gets their trailer mashed up by ...

Apple announces its ‘Best of 2018’ lists across apps, games, music, podcasts and more  TechCrunch

Apple today announced its Best of 2018 selections – its annual, editorial list of what it considers the best *content* across its App Store and iTunes, along with its ...

How The 'New World' Symphony Introduced American Music To Itself  NPR

This story is part of American Anthem, a yearlong series on songs that rouse, unite, celebrate and call to action. Find more at

Christmas Music Madness: Help pick Kansas City’s ultimate holiday song  KMBC Kansas City

Vote for new round of Christmas song matchups until ultimate winner is reveled.

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