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  • Nine Inch Nails – Ghosts I-IV

    Ghosts I-IV, the sixth studio album from Nine Inch Nails, was released on 2 March 2008 via their website. The 36 track album, which was recorded over a ten week period in the latter part of ...

  • Voice Training: Everyone Can Do It!

    Most people are blessed with an ear for music and good voices but to be something more than just a ‘bathroom singer’ most voices need to be trained. Voice training in order to take up music or ...

  • Music’s Best Storage and Filing Practices

    We will never be free from untidy stacks of old records, tapes, CDs, and whatever new recording media may be invented for music! You are not alone if you often feel frustrated at not finding the ...

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    It is important for every country to invent initiatives that support the local music industry, encouraging local musicians to express themselves and making it easier for them to build their ...

  • Kylie Swaps Hollywood for Bollywood

    Kylie Minogue, the petite Australian singer with a big voice, has made the decision to become the first international A-list star to sing for a mainstream Bollywood film. According to DNA ...

  • Music Industry Trusts Award Honors Annie Lennox

    The Music Industry Trusts Award has selected Annie Lennox as the recipient of its 22nd award, saluting her noteworthy contribution to British music and her outstanding work as a ...

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  • Musicians Guide to Ska Music

    The birth of Ska was the result of many influences of other genres. Some believe that much Jamaican music is merely the result of badly-tuned radios, and the inability of reception for various jazz and R&B songs eventually became Jamaican music as we know it, including Reggae.

  • Musicians Discussion Board Policy

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  • Online Promotion of Music for Musicians

    In a technologically advanced world what better way to promote your music than online? Many musicians are turning to the world-wide web for exposure and as a distribution channel. This can be done through community sites or by creating your own online website. By taking advantage of online promotion thousands of people will have access to your music. This may require you to place free MP3s ...

  • Musicians Guide to Funk Music

    Funk is an offshoot of R&B music that emphasized the finer points of Jazz and Soul. One of the greatest influences of funk was the new emphasis on the bass guitar, an instrument hardly used in rock bands of that era, but now a requirement. Especially common in funk songs was the use of the slap bass technique, a style that is generally credited to Larry Graham of Sly and the Family Stone.

  • Musicians Guide to Alternative Music

    Alternative is an umbrella term that refers to an age of music spanning from the late-1980s to the mid-1990s. Yahoo music has a station devoted to '80s alternative, but these bands were not considered alternative in their day. Groups of this particular type had a following, but were often ignored for more established, money-making pop artists. Yet, some of them, such as the now-famous R.E.M. ...

  • Musicians Guide to Opera Music

    Opera music is the music to which a theatrical dramatic performance is set. Whilst an opera is presented with acting, scenery etc., the words are sung. Opera singers are accompanied by an instrumental ensemble and in some instances by a complete symphonic orchestra. The earliest opera, Dafne by Jacopo Peri, was performed in 1597. A popular opera of our time is The Phantom of the Opera. ...

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