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Autumn City talks songwriting, future music and more Special

Autumn City, the little band with big sound is quickly making a name for itself in the New Jersey indie rock scene. Three women with immense talent raging their way through dive bars, clubs and venues to showcase the hidden talents of indie artists.

Former Stone Temple Pilots frontman Scott Weiland dead at 48

Scott Weiland, Grammy-winning front man of Stone Temple Pilots and Velvet Revolver, died at the age of 48, according to wife Jamie Weiland.

London duo Oh Wonder attracted big buzz thanks to online smarts Special

Few musicians attracted as intense attention as Oh Wonder, a London duo who were earning rave reviews a year before their first EP was released. How? By teasing fans with posting one song a month for a year on Soundcloud.

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.

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.

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?

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.

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.

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.

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).

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Hunter Valentine β€” 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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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 β€˜It’ girl of Canadian vocalists in 2010.

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.

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.

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.

Displaced New Orleans Musicians Appear On Studio 60

The great performance of "Oh Holy Night" from last nights Studio 60.
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The London duo Oh Wonder
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