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Death Metal Vocalist Busts Out on The Voice

The Voix, the insanely popular Quebecois version of The Voice, was treated to a metalhead busting out a cover of Necrophagist’s “Stabwound” on the show. Awesomeness ensued, of course.  .. more

More Music From The Inbox 22 Feb 2017 Alysha Brilla, Crazy Bones, Colony House and More!

Artist: Alysha Brilla, “Sarees” Album: Human Amazing talent out of Kitchener-Waterloo artist with an Indo-Tanzanian background Sounds like:  History kept alive Link/Listen/Watch: Artist: Crazy Bones, “Melting” Album: N/A Awesome garage rockers out of Toronto Sounds like:  We’ve had felt like this at times Link/Listen/Watch: Artist: Colony House, “You Know It” Album: Only The Lonely.. more

Random Music News for Wednesday, February 22, 2017

Is there anyone with a worse job than Sean Spicer? Think about that the next time you hate your job. And now, the music news… Science says this playlist is the most effective you can get for working out. HMV Canada has begun to sell fixtures and furniture from their stores. Drop in for a [&hellip.. more

John Oliver Explains Vladimir Putin to Donald Trump in Song

From all reports, Donald Trump watches a lot of television. A lot. And sadly, he gets all the news he feels he needs for places like Fox News. Given his choice of viewing, he probably doesn’t watch This Week Tonight, which is too bad since John Oliver performed a very important public service by explaining [&hellip.. more

Random Music News for Tuesday, February 21, 2017

It was on this day in 1958 that the peace symbol was unveiled. I have no idea its official name is the CND symbol. And now, the music news. Kurt Cobain would have been 50 yesterday. Here are Nirvana’s biggest songs in the UK since then. So Paul McCartney and Ringo Starr are working together [&hellip.. more

If Kurt Cobain Were Still Alive, He’d Have Turned 50 Today

Had he not departed this plane in April 1994, Kurt Cobain would have turned 50 years old today. He might have looked like this. Frances Bean posted this on Instagram. February 20th 2017. Happy Birthday. A post shared by Frances Bean Cobain (@space_witch666) on Feb 20, 2017 at 12:01am PST Finally, we have this tribute [&hellip.. more

Bono at the Munich Security Conference on How Development Fights Extremism

World leaders dropped into Germany for the Munich Security Conference to discuss issues of defense and national security. Bono managed to wrangle a speaking invitation where he talk about how development–specifically in education and medicine–can go a long, long way in reducing levels of extremism. More at Rolling Stone.. more

Random Music News for Monday, February 20, 2017

Are you enjoying a statutory holiday today? Nice little February break, innit? Holiday or no, there’s still music news to report. I’m still in Western Australia for a few more days. The papers are full of this story about a mass overdose at a music festival. Biggest album in the US this week? The Fifty [&hellip.. more

RIP Clyde Stubblefield, James Brown’s Funky Drummer

Even if you’ve never heard the name Clyde Stubblefield, you’ve heard his work–or at least about 20 seconds’ worth of it. On November 20, 1969. James Brown assembled his supernaturally tight band at King Studios in Cincinnati, to record “Funky Drummer,” a track eventually divided into part 1 for the A-side and part 2 for [&hellip.. more

Looking to Get Your Song into a Movie or TV? Beware of This.

Artists know that licensing their material for use in a movie or a TV show can be an important source or revenue. Unfortunately, some musicians are learning that some producers are turning song placement into a pay-for-play deal. Mercenary act or just business? Read more here.. more

More Support for the Genre/Sound/Scene Known as “No Pop”

No Pop is an appellation that originated about a year ago with The Lonely Vagabond, a frequent correspondent of this site. Since then, others have adopted the name to describe…well, that’s a bit complex. Fortunately, we have this article from CultureAddict that can help sort things out. At the start of 2016, we introduced you [&hellip.. more

Will Artificial Intelligence Be Good or Bad for Music?

Can machines make music? Most definitely. But can they make music with soul and emotion? Scientists really want to make that happy–not to make musicians unnecessary and redundant, but to push the boundaries and capabilities of machine learning. A science experiment, in other words. But there are other uses for AI in the music industry [&hellip.. more

Introducing JAAK and MΞTA : A “Blockchain pilot for the Media & Entertainment Industry”

Today (Saturday, Feb. 18) at the European Ethereum Development Conference (EDCON) in Paris, Vaughn McKenzie and his partners Freddie Tibbles and Viktor Tron, introduced JAAK, a London-based technology company that has worked with the UK’s performing rights organizations and Viacom to develop a blockchain aimed at the media and entertainment industry. JAAK’s platform, MΞTA, is [&hellip.. more

Something Seems to be Very, Very Wrong with Australians’ Use of Music

It’s a lovely day here in Albany, Western Australia, as I tap this out overlooking the Southern Ocean. It’s a crisp 22 degrees, there’s not a cloud in the sky and I think I just saw a dolphin do something…dolphin-y about 100 metres out. Yet I cannot overcome a feeling of trepidation about the people [&hellip.. more

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