Category Archives: Music

Around the World… Waka Waka Hey Hey! – WFMU’s Beware of the Blog

Here is an excellent blog entry on Shakira’s World Cup piece Waka Waka. It concerns the seemingly free use of African copyright material in the West and is an excellent read. Around the World… Waka Waka Hey Hey! – WFMU’s … Continue reading

Posted in Music, Uncategorized | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment

Bristol named Britain’s ‘most musical city’ in new survey – but Cardiff was Second”

The Performing Rights Society recently conducted a poll that placed Cardiff as the 2nd most musical city in the UK. The data is based on the number of musicians that are produced when compared to the total population. The organisation … Continue reading

Posted in Music, Wales | Tagged | Leave a comment

DEVELOPMENT OF A FOUNDATION DEGREE IN MUSIC RETAIL MANAGEMENT: A CASE STUDY PARTNERSHIP BETWEEN A UNIVERSITY AND ROLAND UK

I have just had an article published on the research I have conducted regarding developing work based music Foundation Degrees. The Details can be found here.

Posted in Academic, Music | Tagged | Leave a comment

Jon Eberson – Another Norwegian Gem

After listening to Eivind Aarset, I thought I would dig around and see if I could find any other Norwegian guitarists that are relevant to my research. I have been a fan of Terje Rypdal for many years, but now … Continue reading

Posted in guitar, Music | Tagged , , , , , | 1 Comment

Sir Paul McCartney Backs Rage Against Machine For Xmas Number One Against X Factor’s Joe McElderry | Showbiz News | Sky News

Sir Paul McCartney has thrown his weight behind the campaign to land Rage Against The Machine the Christmas number one. via Sir Paul McCartney Backs Rage Against Machine For Xmas Number One Against X Factor’s Joe McElderry | Showbiz News … Continue reading

Posted in Music | Leave a comment

Tunited – New Music Website

Just been sent a new web site by its MD – Matt Stanley. It is aimed at independent artists and co owned by ex Ultravox frontman – Midge Ure. Check out the link below.   Tunited > Home.

Posted in Music | Tagged | Leave a comment

Zappa influence on my own music

Having become so obsessed with Zappa’s music over the last few years, I thought it would be interesting to compare some of my own work to his.  Although the tracks I have posted below have no stylistic influence – I … Continue reading

Posted in Frank Zappa, Music | Tagged | Leave a comment

Zappanale:The Ultimate Music Festival

After a long journey from Brecon to Bad Doberan, the first delight was the exposition on Jimmy Carl Black near the ‘Arf Society’ office. Featuring a huge collage of album covers, a video installation and several of his sculptures, the … Continue reading

Posted in Academic, Frank Zappa, Music | Tagged , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

The ways in which we can listen to and consume music

Over the last couple of months I have discovered several different ways that make it possible to listen to music on the Internet. The first and possibly most amazing is a site entitled Wolfgang’s vault. This site focuses upon live … Continue reading

Posted in Music | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments