Category Archives: Music Industry

Man: Welsh Progressive Rock in Merthyr

When I was growing up in Newcastle during the 1970s, one of may favorite bands was Man. In fact, like many people, when CDs emerged in the late 1980s I disposed of much of my vinyl records (stupidly), but my … Continue reading

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The Nostalgia Popular Music Market: Why do we prefer live over recorded?

As we move toward the third decade since the millennium celebrations, the interrelationship of music and nostalgia continues to be profound. Perhaps the best example of this includes the clear visibility of ‘vintage’ artists in worldwide ticket sales, with Bruce … Continue reading

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Sting Book. Final draft

Well, I am hopefully now in the final stage of the editing process for my Sting book. The (hopefully) final draft is sent off – so I am getting ready to enter the process of indexing and finalising the final … Continue reading

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Survivor Guitarist Sues Mike Huckabee Over ‘Eye of the Tiger’ Use

Republican presidential hopeful Mike Huckabee is facing a lawsuit stemming from a September rally where the former Arkansas governor used Survivor’s “Eye of the Tiger” without permission. Survivor’s Frankie Sullivan, who co-wrote the 1982 single, is suing Huckabee for unspecified … Continue reading

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Have we seen an end time signature experimentation in main stream pop music: If so Why?

In preparation for a lecture this week, I  was considering examples of popular music that use time signatures other than 4/4 or 3/4. As you will see in the Facebook responses below – the vast majority of responses where either … Continue reading

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The bassoon is facing extinction – News – Music – The Independent

I never thought I would hear of a musical instrument such as the bassoon becoming extinct. So – if anyone is thinking of taking up a instrument – here is your answer. Could the bassoon be the next ‘hip’ instrument … Continue reading

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Apple vs Spotify1: Machine listening and Potential Brainwashing.

Early last Spotify spent a reported $100 million to acquire The Echo Nest, the music data company started by Brian Whitman. In an attempt to reposition themselves in the wake of real competition from Apple Music, Spotify are now attempting to find new … Continue reading

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