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Charlie Haden and Carla Bley

Bassist Charlie Haden, who died July 11, formed the Liberation Music Orchestra with pianist Carla Bley at the height of the Vietnam War in 1969 after hearing songs from the Spanish Civil War. The LMO performed and recorded throughout the 1970s and was arranged largely by Bley, with a focus on political folk music, free jazz ...

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Top Pandora Execs Donate to Anti-Gay, Anti-Abortion Congressmen

Pandora founder Tim Westergren, its CEO and half of the company's board of directors have made campaign donations to several powerful anti-gay marriage, anti-abortion Republican Congressman. Utah Republican Representative Jason Chaffetz believes that D.C. autonomy is unconstitutional and led the charge to roll back gay marriage there. Representative Bob Godlatte of Virginia is a bit less radical than ...

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Sony's Major Label Shenanigans Revealed by American Idol Lawsuit

By copyright and intellectual property attorney Wallace E. J. Collins III, Esq.. 19 Entertainment, the record company founded by “American Idol” creator Simon Fuller, has sued Sony Music Entertainment for allegedly cheating artists such as Carrie Underwood and Kelly Clarkson out of monies due to them. The lawsuit sheds light on some controversial accounting practices at ...

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Chubby Checker Settles Hewlett Packard Penis Size App Lawsuit

Music icon Chubby Checker has settled his lawsuit with Hewlett Packard. Terms of the settlement were not disclosed. But neither side has accepted liability and HP has agreed not to use the singer’s stage name, trademarks or likeness. Early in 2013, Checker, best known for his #1 hit “The Twist" had filed a multi-million lawsuit against ...

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Business-Oriented Social Networks for Musicians: Gigmor, Aampp, Jammcard

Business-oriented social networks for musicians are an area I haven't covered in a while. A variety of new networks and platforms are emerging and today I'd like to point you to three business-oriented social networks that are worth knowing about. Gigmor connects musicians with compatible musicians and also uses that matchmaking process to help industry people ...

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Alive Inside Documents the Power of Music to Fight Alzheimer's Disease and Dementia

You may recall the video of a withdrawn elderly man who comes to life upon hearing music he cares about on an iPod. The “Old Man In Nursing Home Reacts To Music" (and other title variations) video did more than go viral. It inspired the filmmaker who shot the original video to look more closely at ...

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Music Legends Jon Anderson And Jean-Luc Ponty Announce Formation Of New Music Ensemble - The Anderson Ponty Band

Los Angeles, CA - Music legends Jon Anderson and Jean-Luc Ponty announce the formation of a new ensemble - The Anderson Ponty Band! YES's original singer/songwriter for 35 years, Jon Anderson has had a successful solo career, which includes working with such notable music artists as Vangelis, Kitaro, and Milton Nascimento. International jazz superstar Jean-Luc Ponty ...

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Ex-Google, SoundExchange Execs Launch Startup to Bring Gaming Revenue Model to Music

Two respected digital music veterans, Tim Quirk and Brian Calhoun, are joining forces to launch Freeform Development, a new music tech startup. Quirk recently left Google Play and before that was an executive at Rhapsody. Calhoun held a high level position at SoundExchange and more recently as a digital strategist for artist managers The Blueprint Group. Exactly what the pair is planning, however, ...

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It's not just David Byrne and Radiohead: Spotify, Pandora and how streaming music kills jazz and classical

More musicians are taking aim at the rates paid by Spotify and Pandora, and warning whole genres are in danger After years in which tech-company hype has drowned out most other voices, the frustration of musicians with the digital music world has begun to get a hearing. We know now that many rockers don’t like it. ...

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Senzari's Musicgraph.ai Digs Deep into Music Data with Analytics and Intelligence Algorithms

Senzari continue the evolution of their MusicGraph platform with the introduction of MusicGraph.ai at the Graphlab Conference 2014. MusicGraph.ai is both a dashboard for the music data and recommendations provided by MusicGraph and also allows for deeper mining and exploration with the addition of analytics and intelligence algorithms. MusicGraph.ai is intended to make algorithmic analysis as ...


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