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Thursday, March 22, 2018
Proposes Eliminating the Arts and Humanities Endowments
By Sopan Deb (New York Times)
if Trump Really Does End Money for the Arts?
By Graham Bowley (New York Times)
Advocates Optimistic about NEA Funding Despite Trump’s Call for Cuts
By Ted Johnson (Variety)
Annual "Teach Music Week": March 19-25, 2018
(TeachMusicAmerica.org) -- We are encouraging musicians and music schools everywhere to find one new student they can begin to teach by offering one free 30 minute lesson. We are also inviting all interested music students (kids and adults) to seek out a music school or musician participating in "Teach Music Week". [Thanks to Doug McIntyre for the tip.]
[I will never
understand the basis for - or the outcome of - this lawsuit.]
"Blurred Lines" Verdict Upheld by Appeals Court in Win for Marvin Gaye Family
By Eriq Gardner -- The 9th Circuit won't order a new trial and affirms damage awards against Robin Thicke and Pharrell Williams … “…this establishes a dangerous precedent that strikes a devastating blow to future musicians and composers everywhere.”
to 'Frustrate' Some Users With Ads So They Pay For Music
(AdAge) -- YouTube will increase the number of ads that some users see between music videos, part of a strategy to convince more of its billion-plus viewers to pay for a forthcoming subscription music service from the Google-owned video site.
Says Facebook Made Mistakes on User Data, Vows Curbs
By David Ingram (Reuters) - iFacebook Inc Chief Executive Mark Zuckerberg said on Wednesday that his company made mistakes in how it handled data belonging to 50 million of its users and promised tougher steps to restrict developers’ access to such information.
By James Hetherington (Newsweek)
Today's Blockbuster Soundtracks Are Launching New Artists to Stardom
By Elias Leight (Rolling Stone) -- Industry insiders on why, now more than ever, placement on hit soundtracks like 'Black Panther' is a key step in a rising act's pop breakthrough
25 Greatest Soundtracks of All Time
By Jon Dolan, Will Hermes, Christian Hoard and Rob Sheffield (Rolling Stone)
You Build A Bedroom Studio?
By Will Henry (Music Think Tank) -- Many musicians wonder if they should take the plunge and invest in turning their bedroom into a studio. After all, they’re playing music all the time, anyway. So, why not?
Women Make A Living By Singing at People's Funerals
By Kate Leaver -- the surprising boom in professional funeral singers means that there are plenty who can step up to the plate.
The Sound Of Country Music Changed
By Jewly Hight (NPR) -- Evolution follows a familiar pattern in plenty of popular music genres. Fearless newcomers or agile established stars with credibility to burn veer from the dominant aesthetic, adopting approaches to music-making that come off as savvy correctives to what everyone's used to hearing. … These cycles propel country music forward too, but they're unfolding at a more deliberate pace in a genre where innovation tugs against preservation and the path to success often passes through conservative terrestrial radio.
A Small-Town Girl Chases Her Big-City Dreams
By Ally Karsyn (Siouxland Public Media) -- It may well be true, as a dear friend of mine once said, “Kay Scott, you have the guts of a burglar!” But it seems to me that great risk, that terrifying leap to the unknown, is its own reward. But only if we take it.
of a better use of one’s time than creating this:]
This Printer Can Create An Image Directly Onto Beer Foam
By Luke Dormehl (Digital Trends)