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Preselection confirmed for the Choice Music Prize Awards

The ten best Irish albums of the year have just been announced by the Choice Music Prize Awards. The shortlist was revealed by co-founder and chairman Jim Carroll yesterday afternoon. The list is as follows. Biceps | He is Elaine Mai | Homepage For those I love | For those I love Indoor plants | […]

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Radio Milwaukee remains committed to fighting assault on the local music scene

Radio Milwaukee aspires to build a diverse and inclusive community through the amplification of music and stories, including giving local artists a bigger stage to stand on. While Radio Milwaukee has always been proud of its support for local artists, we must also recognize the negative impact (trauma and violence) that power and fame can […]

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Khatija Rahman: Khatija, oldest daughter of music maestro AR Rahman, becomes engaged to Riyasdeen Shaik Mohamed in private ceremony

Maestro AR Rahman’s eldest daughter and musician, Khatija Rahman, announced on January 2 her engagement to Riyasdeen Shaik Mohamed, who works as a live sound engineer with Rahman and Amit Trivedi. Khatija, who is in her 20s, took to Instagram and shared a collage of herself with her fiance Mohamed. Rahman’s daughter revealed that the […]

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Cancel culture? What cancels culture?

Deep in your brain, you know this to be true. It may appear that people are being “canceled” or permanently forced out of social and professional circles, left and right for alleged bad behavior. But who really has? Louis CK? He’s just been nominated for a Grammy, still sells in major media markets, and recently […]

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How to add music to your Instagram story

Why would you want to add music to your Instagram story? Why, for the effect of course! When Instagram Stories started (yes, it’s been years now) you couldn’t add music to your story updates. However, as we all know, social media is constantly evolving, with competing platforms scrambling to stay relevant in our day to […]

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This year at Houston Music

Exactly a year ago, everyone was rubbing their eyes blurry and hoping to say goodbye to the year most commonly known as a dumpster fire. At the start of 2021, things looked promising as more people were getting vaccinated and the number of COVID cases declined. Live music around town quickly saw the benefits of […]

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Dolby Poll: GenZ Could Save The Sound Quality Of Music!

IN A WORLD O… sound quality has been crushed under the hegemony of convenience and scale as young music fans have learned to prefer metallic tones of compression and exaggerated recording levels, while dynamic range and fidelity become distant memories. In this dystopian world where the secret societies of old people and hipsters hold tight […]

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Who is the music composer behind Disney’s Encanto movie?

Disney’s latest movie Encanto tells the story of the Madrigal family who live in a lovely place called an Encanto. Each child received a magical gift outside of Mirabel, the protagonist of the film. The film is set in Colombia and the music echoes it, with cumbia, the Colombian national dance, becoming a key part […]

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3 scenes that were enhanced by their music

When you watch a TV show most people notice the dialogue or the storylines, but have you ever noticed how important the musical choices are during certain scenes? Music can really make or break a moment. Gilmore Girls is one of those shows that regularly incorporated music into its scripts, and it did it in […]

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The best art / music crossovers of 2021 – ARTnews.com

In a year when the boundaries between art and everything else continued to become increasingly porous and open to potential, followers of music adjacent to art (and vice versa) had a lot to appreciate. Historical examples have survived to show that the past was in many ways even more open and adventurous than the present, […]