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Musicians News

NetGalley, sequels, haunted cathedrals on Fiction Frenzy TV VLOG Special

A frenzy of indie artists vlogging to viewers from all over the world in AR Films new show "Fiction Frenzy TV." Two new episodes showcasing indie authors and musicians were released on "Fiction Frenzy TV"'s YouTube channel this month.
Digital Journal Report by AR Vasquez

Musicians rally together for performance royalties

In the U.S., performers of songs are not paid when their songs are broadcast on public and commercial radio. A group of musicians have got together to campaign for what they regard as fair compensation.
In the Media by Tim Sandle - 1 comment

American Music Awards go on for some reason

Los Angeles - For many, when it comes to the American Music Awards, it is a big night for music. For many others, it begs the question, why?
In the Media by Tim O'Brien - 2 comments

BuskerFest Toronto 2013: Scenes of Wonder and Delight Special

Toronto - The Scotiabank BuskerFest (organized by Epilepsy Toronto) includes street performers of every sort - and the performances are enthralling, thrilling and surprising.
Digital Journal Report by Elka Weinstei - 3 comments

Taylor Swift dominates Billboard Music Awards

As the daggers come out for the winners of the Billboard Music Awards, note that it is a show about record sales, digital downloads, social media and radio airplay.
In the Media by Tim O'Brien - 1 comment

Top Grammys go to Kelly Clarkson, Gotye and Mumford and Sons

Los Angeles - In a night that was packed with performances, the 55th Annual Grammy Awards wrapped up and should leave many feeling satisfied.
In the Media by Tim O'Brien - 1 comment

Early Grammy winners include Gotye and The Black Keys

Los Angeles - Many performers are celebrating their Grammy wins already as many get handed out before the official live show, which airs on CBS tonight (Feb. 10).
In the Media by Tim O'Brien

Jazz vocalist Solitaire Miles gets into the Swing Special

Chicago - Listen up, music fans, you will enjoy the sounds and style of Solitaire Miles who, with her sultry, strong voice, brings tunes of the 1930's and 40's to clubs in Chicago, jazz albums, and beyond.
Digital Journal Report by Kay Mathews - 2 comments

Grammys packed with performances, from Rihanna to Elton John

Los Angeles - The Grammy Awards always make sure to pack the show with performances. This year is no different. It is usually a visual delight for the senses as well as the ears.
In the Media by Tim O'Brien

Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra contract talks break down

Indianapolis - Another blow to the performance arts community came over the weekend with news that the Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra has cancelled its first two weeks worth of performances due to its ongoing financial crisis.
In the Media by Jacki Viles - 2 comments

World personalities pledge support to Ecuador asylum for Assange

Quito - Intellectuals, musicians and world personalities have made public their support of the decision by Ecuador to grant asylum to Julian Assange and to the protection of Ecuador's diplomatic premises in London.
In the Media by Anne Sewell - 6 comments

Million Dollar Quartet rocks on Special

Toronto - Elvis Presley, Jerry Lee Lewis, Johnny Cash and Carl Perkins made history when they gathered at Sun Studios on December 4, 1956. The musical based on that evening offers a powerful reminder of the magic that emanated from a small Memphis studio.
Digital Journal Report by Cate Kustanczy

Op-Ed: The 'Greatest Guitarists of All Time' list blues

Rolling Stone, Spin, Digital Dream Door and a number of other music publications put out different versions of the "Greatest Guitarists of All Time" lists. Some people agree with their rankings, some don't, but all love the music.
In the Media by R. Francis Rubio - 8 comments

Hunter Valentine — Lessons From the Late Night Special

I interviewed Hunter Valentine's Kiyomi to talk about their latest album, Lessons From the Late Night and the creative process in putting together such an intense record.
Digital Journal Report by Erin P. Capuano

Antigone Rising releases new album 23 Red Special

If you haven't heard of the all-female rock band Antigone Rising you are certainly missing out. With their combined talent and ability to write catchy emotionally charged tunes you'll be hooked once you take your first listen.
Digital Journal Report by Erin P. Capuano

Canadians get ready for the Juno Awards; show is set for April 1

Come April 1, it is time for Canada to celebrate music as the Juno Awards will be presented. William Shatner will host this year's event.
In the Media by Tim O'Brien

Scottish musicians out in force to protest radio show's axing

Some of Scotland's biggest names in the folk and world music genres have come out to support a growing protest over the axing of a traditional music show on Radio Scotland.
In the Media by Louise Auty

Blues Marker for the Staple singers

Drew - The legendary Staple Singers is now being honored in Drew, MS for their world wide performances and music. They continue to hold a special memory for many even after 40 years.
In the Media by Forstine Carter

Second Street blues festival Saturday Special

Clarksdale - If you enjoy good blues, barbeque, fried fish and fun, then The Second Street Blues Festival was your place to be on Saturday.
Digital Journal Report by Forstine Carter

Op-Ed: Mourning 'that girl Amy'

Yesterday, I woke up to the shocking news that R&B singer Amy Winehouse had died. She was found dead at her Camden home. Amy was only 27 years old. Cause of death is yet unknown.
In the Media by Joie Maccarone

Op-Ed: The daily music festivals of Quebec City Special

Quebec - To say Quebec City is beautiful sounds like a redundancy. It is lovely and charming in its quaintness. Small, the city is strategically located, the reason for its importance in geopolitics of earlier times.
Digital Journal Report by Romeo Marquez

Toronto transit buskers bring culture to subway system Special

Toronto - Each year 74 musicians walk into one of 25 subway stations in Toronto to perform for the masses. They are not homeless buskers in fact they have to pay for the right to entertain the crowd.
Digital Journal Report by KJ Mullins - 3 comments

Jenn Grant-Her Year Of Living Famously Special

New year, new chance to make all manner of wild predictions, secure in the knowledge no one will remember them come next New Year’s Day. Here we go; Jenn Grant will ascend to stardom and become the ‘It’ girl of Canadian vocalists in 2010.
Digital Journal Report by Lenny Stoute - 1 comment

Science Says Musicians Make Appealing Partners in Relationships

Hum that tune, honey? Well, it turns out the fellow or gal can do a lot more than that, science says. They make great partners in relationships. Indeed relationships will hum all by themselves just because a musician has a good sense of emotions.
In the Media by Carol Forsloff - 6 comments

Sir Paul McCartney 3rd on the Sunday Times Music Industry Rich List

The former Beatle legend's fortune of 725 million pounds earned him third place on the Sunday Time's Music Industry List.
In the Media by Janice Ambrose - 3 comments

Religious Affiliation of the 100 Greatest Rock Musicians

Rock musicians and religion almost seem to be at opposite ends of the spectrum. That's why this list of 100 greatest rock musicians with their religious affiliation makes for interesting reading.
In the Media by Patrix - 8 comments

Displaced New Orleans Musicians Appear On Studio 60

The great performance of "Oh Holy Night" from last nights Studio 60.
In the Media by Bob Norman - 4 comments

Oscar Peterson: Trail of Dreams Suite

Jazz legend Oscar Peterson's latest composition, Trail of Dreams Suite, is inspired by the Trans Canada Trail, a 16 000 kilometre, recreational trail that stretches from coast to coasts. Peterson describes Trail of Dreams Suite--as performed by the ...
In the Media by Rosemarie Godina, DigitalJournal.com
 

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County music at a  make love not uranium  gathering.
County music at a "make love not uranium" gathering.
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Dahn and Steeves have their fair share of challenges as partners in both life and art.  We found it ...
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Dahn and Steeves have their fair share of challenges as partners in both life and art. "We found it all fairly straight-forward until we became parents," they explain. "The main challenges we have are as real-life partners and they are pretty typical for working parents: food shopping, ferrying kids around, school projects (due tomorrow)... organizing the home life while we're on tour is very challenging!"
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Live musical entertainment was provided by Melanie Grant and  Sandra Thompson.
Live musical entertainment was provided by Melanie Grant and Sandra Thompson.
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Man playing electric guitar
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Duo Concertante -real-life couple Nancy Dahn and Tim Steeves -has a new CD of Beethoven s sonatas fo...
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Duo Concertante -real-life couple Nancy Dahn and Tim Steeves -has a new CD of Beethoven's sonatas for piano and violin.
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Tony Bennett the libertarian.
Tony Bennett the libertarian.
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The Philadelphia Orchestra on stage with Stokowski for the American premiere of Mahler's Eighth Symphony, March 2, 1916.
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Tony Bennett reading a newspaper outside.
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Tony Bennett reading a newspaper outside.
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Musicians playing on a restaurant patio  Marseille France
Musicians playing on a restaurant patio, Marseille France
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The North Shore Slow Pickers, a group whose members speak out about environmental issues, provided music during the opening.
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Broken Social Scene will be reuniting for a live gig at Field Trip on June 8th.
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Broken Social Scene will be reuniting for a live gig at Field Trip on June 8th.
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Keyboardist Andy Bull and travelling partner Taiwanese clarinettist Irene Chen. Making Tracks projec...
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Keyboardist Andy Bull and travelling partner Taiwanese clarinettist Irene Chen. Making Tracks project.
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Acoustic guitars in music store
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Australian guitarist Luke Webb and his travelling partner English cellist  Desmond Neysmith. Making ...
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Australian guitarist Luke Webb and his travelling partner English cellist, Desmond Neysmith. Making Tracks project.
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