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Music

February 20, 2015

Something to see and hear

Queen Bey, live in L.A., covers Stevie Wonder.

February 19, 2015

"Norway Has Figured Out How To Solve The Problem Of Music Piracy"

More evidence that draconian IP laws are beat by a better business model.

February 11, 2015

"Transcript of Bob Dylan's MusiCares Person of Year speech"

Mr. Dylan settles some accounts.

February 06, 2015

"Jerry Lee Lewis on touring with Elvis, Johnny Cash, Carl Perkins"

Forget about the Beatles. I would have wanted to see the Killer, in his prime, live, upstaging Carl Perkins and Johnny Cash.

"Two Neil Youngs Sing 'Old Man'"

Cool.

 

February 03, 2015

"The Future Of Music Business Models (And Those Who Are Already There)"

Yes, indeed.

The idea that you "can't compete with free" or that free means there's no business model is a myth. As [Trent] Reznor and others have recognized, when the music goes free, it opens up new opportunities for better, stronger, more efficient business models. 

Link via Michael Greenspan.

January 30, 2015

"Edgar Froese, RIP"

Founder of Tangerine Dream. Post is accompanied by audio of one their compositions, "Love On a Real Train" from Risky Business. (Great scene, great movie.)

January 28, 2015

"Mind-Blowing SIX Song Country Mashup!"

Proof that a lot of the recent stuff sounds the same.

January 22, 2015

"Why 'Dad Rock' Became 2014's Put-Down Du Jour (Sorry, Bruce and U2)"

This is true:

Fifty years ago, baby boomers adopted the edict “Never trust anyone over the age of 30,” so it’s hilarious to see youth-oriented publications form a de facto Revolutionary Tribunal and attack boomers by reprising their own credo.

So is this:

He omits a big reason for music’s current turn: the dad-rock 
way—learning to play and sing well enough to record without digital editing and 
pitch correction—was harder. While harder doesn't mean better, it deserves note.

Link via Michael Greenspan.

 

January 09, 2015

"Watch Al Green Sing the HIts and Bring Down the House on Letterman"

"Yes, he's still got it."

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