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Music

December 20, 2014

"A Brief History of Jimmy Fallon's Uncanny Musical Impressions"

He certainly is good. (I think the Boss and Neil Young are his best.)

December 19, 2014

"She Sells Sanctuary"

The Cult with Lego stop-motion video added.

"This Insider Just Explained The Truth About Today's Music Business"

Steve Albini, author of "The Problem with Music," is back with another take on the subject.

Fast forward 21 years. This weekend, Albini gave a speech at an Australian music conference in which he basically said that the internet hasn't broken the music business at all  — at least not as far as fans and 99% of musicians are concerned. Fans have easier access to more music than they ever could have dreamed of 20 years ago. Musicians have many more ways to reach fans directly, and as a result the relationship between fans and bands is stronger than ever. Albini says his band's live gigs can pay 10 times better than they did a decade ago.

According to Albini, the only people who don't like the way it works are the middlemen who profit off the old way of doing things. Look no further than mega-star Taylor Swift, whose record label pulled her songs off Spotify.

December 12, 2014

"Good Girl" with Carrie Underwood and featuring the PS22 chorus

The kids seem to be having a really good time.

December 05, 2014

"(Your Love Keeps Lifting Me) Higher & Higher"

Live at the 25th anniversary of the Rock’n’Roll Hall of Fame show with Darlene Love, John Fogerty, Sam Moore, Billy Joel, most of E Street, and the Boss.

"20 Insanely Great Neil Young Songs Only Hardcore Fans Know"

Given how huge Neil's catalog is it's unsurprising that at least a few of his songs would be underappreciated

December 04, 2014

"Stayed Up All Night"

Make your own mixtapes on the Web

(For those of you too young to remember mixtapes, see John Cusack in High Fidelity.)

Link via Metafilter.

December 03, 2014

"How Much Is Taylor Swift Worth?"

At 24 years old she's worth $196 million and counting.

New York magazine does the math.

Pono

Neil Young's new venture: music with better quality than CDs and mp3s.

November 28, 2014

"Why "I Love L.A." Should've Been on Our "20 Best Songs About L.A." List"

Apparently, Randy Newman's small masterpiece is controversial. Who knew?

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