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How Do Musicians Make Money?

Skunk Uzeki
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If you have ever seen a guitar player busking for money, you're probably under the belief that musicians really are almost always either totally broke or filthy rich. Speaking as someone who has a lot...

Experimental?

CHEM USERS
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Does experimental music involve the giving up of music? To answer this question both music and experimental music needs to be defined. Composer Elliot Schwartz (n.d) defines music as ‘the organisation...

Signs You're Getting Dropped From the Band

Ossiana Tepfenhart
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Being part of a band isn't easy. There are constant practice sessions, rehearsals, and work involved in touring. At times, even just squeezing the time to play at different venues and sync up schedule...

5 Reasons Why Musicologists Are Important

Mary Golden
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"Musicology? What's musicology?" If I had a nickel for every time I heard that question, I'd have quite a bit of money by now. It is unfortunate that many people don't know about musicology. Whenever ...

Five Ways You Can Help Support Local Music

Yvonne Glasgow
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Most local musicians aren’t signed to any labels, and many of them don’t want to be. A lot of them are college students or parents, and they are just trying to do what they love, and maybe make a litt...

Five Best Rock Albums of the 1990s

Ryan A. Hagan
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Despite only being alive for the last five years of the 1990s, I’ve developed a deep passion for the rock music that was released in the decade.

It's So Far Out, The Way Out Is In

M J Steel Collins
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I remember the moment George Harrison first caught my attention. It was during the run-up and broadcast of The Beatles Anthology documentary series in 1995, when I was 13 and "Free As A Bird" was constantly on TV. George looked rather enigmatic, so somehow I got drawn in. He might also be responsible for killing my Robbie Williams crush by being rather easy on the eye, and witty in interviews. Such is the way of teenage hormones! But it did go beyond the usual whims and ways of the teenage pop i...

The Music Career of Charles Manson

Jon Carp
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Manson is not typically remembered for his music. In fact, there’s a good chance you had no idea he even wrote music before reading this article. However, he has put out a considerable number of recor...

My Favorite Michael Jackson and Gloria Estefan Albums

Rikki La Rouge
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Gloria Estefan: Her album "Mi Tierra" which was released in the early 1990's, is a tribute to Cuba and the way the island had been a paradise before the invasion of communism and the Castro regime tha...

"Michael Jackson: This Is It": A Bittersweet Look at What Was to Come

Rikki La Rouge
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Michael Jackson's rockumentary, This Is It, was released after the King of Pop's tragic and untimely passing in 2009. This is It documents the rehearsals for what was supposed to be Michael's musical ...

There Will Never Be Another Left Eye!!

Rikki La Rouge
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Lisa "Left Eye" Lopes was taken from us much too soon in a tragic and fatal car accident while she was in Honduras, doing mission work and going on her own personal and spiritual cleansing retreat. Sh...

The Worst Song to Ever be Created

Skunk Uzeki
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Sometimes, bad music happens to good bands. Elvis Presley infamously sang "Confidence" as part of a children's movie he filmed in the late 60s. Chuck Berry's song, "My Ding-A-Ling," was his only solo ...

TLC: One of the Most Iconic Girl Groups in the History of Music

Rikki La Rouge
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Currently, as I write this piece, the remaining members of the trio TLC, T-BOZ, and Rozanda "Chilli" Thomas are soon going to release their farewell studio album. Staying true to Left-Eye, her spirit ...

Best Indie Rock Bands

Skunk Uzeki
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We're pretty sure that VH1 has done at least one list ranking the best indie rock bands of all time. Indie rock has been around for longer than hipsters have been in Brooklyn, and the fact is that man...

Chirino: The Portrait of The Champion of Salsa

Rikki La Rouge
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Willy Chirino born Wilfredo Jose Chirino in Pinar del Rio, Consulacion del Sur Cuba. He left Cuba at age 14 through Operacion:Pedro Pan which is a program that air lifted 14,000 children out of Cuba t...

Listen To The Music!

Marlene Affeld
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Ever since pre-historic cavemen first banged two rocks together in an eurythmic beat that entertained the ear, music has been an integral part of every culture in the world. Whether it be drums covere...