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Music in 1967 Part 1 – Albums

“It was (50) years ago today . . . “ Happy to watch 2016 recede in the rear-view mirror, I looked 50 years further back and thought that if memory serves, 1967 was a pretty good year for music. But did memory … Continue reading

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Music in 1967 Part 2 – Songs

“And my soul has been psychedelicized” This is the second of two posts that present Spotify playlists of music from 1967. See “Music in 1967 Part 1” for two album-focused playlists. With one exception, each playlist contains a unique set … Continue reading

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Twin Danger

  Beautiful arrangements, gorgeous vocals and a tenor sax that will melt your walls. If this sounds good to you, check out Twin Danger. The vocalist is Vanessa Bley, the daughter of the brilliant jazz pianist Paul Bley. The saxophonist … Continue reading

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Twenty-six years of hip-hop in a brilliant infographic

  If all you saw was the image above along with the title – Billboard’s “Hot Rap Songs” Chart (1989-2015) – you’d have no idea what’s waiting at the other end of the link. Hit it and you’ll find that Matthew Daniels at Polygraph … Continue reading

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Streaming, Music and Money: Show Me the Value

We showed you the money in the previous post in this series. Showing the value is a more difficult proposition. In capitalist societies value is often measured, and sometimes exclusively measured, in monetary terms. There often seems to be a quiet … Continue reading

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Streaming, Music and Money: Show Me the Money

Streaming is changing the way people listen to music while record labels, music companies, music providers, and musicians complain that they’re not getting enough money. Is there money in streaming? How much money? Who is getting it? Why is everybody complaining? According … Continue reading

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Streaming, Music and Money: Musicians Who Signed with a Record Label

The first article in this series made use of an outstanding infographic from Information is Beautiful titled “Selling Out” to illustrate how little money independent musicians make from streaming their music. The situation is even worse for musicians who signed with a record label. … Continue reading

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