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How Music Affects our Brain: a One-of-a-Kind Interactive Event!

Calling all Music Technology geeks! My next Music Technology event is a must for anyone who has ever wondered what happens to our brains while we listen to music. Attendees will be active participants in McMaster University LIVELab’s one-of-a-kind interactive music performance at world’s only combination research lab and performance hall. You won’t want to miss [&hellip.. more

Pearl Jam raised more than $11 million from Home Shows

From all accounts, the two sold-out Home Shows Pearl Jam performed in Seattle were singular moments in time. Fans lined up for hours before the opener to buy gear, to sort through some of Danny Clinch’s photos, vinyl crate-digging style, and the guys themselves had been working toward the shows for nearly a year. It [&hellip.. more

And now, two monks from an ancient Serbian monastery cover Iron Maiden

The Tuman Monastery in eastern Serbia has been around in some form since the 14th century and has an ancient reputation as a pretty pious place. It’s not where you’d expect to find two resident monks covering Iron Maiden. Jeromonah Patar and Monah Teofil got together to run through Maiden’s ballad, “Wasting Love” because…well, why not? [&hellip.. more

Interested in how vinyl is pressed? Then this event is for you.

Viryl is a vinyl record-pressing facility in Toronto that uses some cutting-edge new technology when it comes to the ancient art of storing music in grooves. On October 5-6, the company will present Vinyl Pressing Experience which will highlight the “art and science of mastering, plating, labelling, and packaging” for an actual vinyl record. Guests will get [&hellip.. more

Another snapshot of concert ticket sales on the secondary market

There’s always wailing about the price of concert tickets on secondary-selling sites as the market tries to settle on the true value of these tickets. All the controversy surrounds prices that go through the roof, but there’s also the flipside of this. Sometimes tickets on the secondary market can be a bargain. It all depends [&hellip.. more

Random music news for Tuesday, August 21, 2018

By the end of the year, inflation in Venezuela could hit 1,000,000%. No, that’s not a typo, either. In music news for August 18, 2018… Weekly Canadian music sales and streams vs. this time last year: Total albums, -18.5%; digital albums, -21.1%; physical albums, -16.8%; CDs, -20.9%; vinyl, +45.8%; streams, +51.6% (1.098 billion streams last [&hellip.. more

Heads Up! Death from Above Announce New Tour

It’s hard to believe, but the two members of Death from Above have now been back together for more years than they were before the band’s initial breakup. Jesse F. Keeler and Sebastien Grainger first got together in 2001, and put out their debut EP Heads Up the next year. I don’t know if it [&hellip.. more

Spotify to artists: “Please get your metadata sh*t together”

Ever download a song only to find that the album art is missing or that it gets filed on your device under “Unknown Album?” If so, you’ve experience incomplete metadata. Metadata is the information embedded in a digital file that tells you something about the song, everything from the artist and title to the composer, [&hellip.. more

This could be the first Aretha Franklin tribute song

Aretha Franklin passed away just last Thursday, but over the weekend DJ Gramatik posted what might be the first tribute song to the Queen of Soul. Gramatik has been a big Franklin fan for years, sampling her work dozens of times. Take a listen to his thank you. (Via FYIMusicNews.ca).. more

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