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If you’re the kind of New Yorker prone to wondering what it would have been like to go to a CBGB that wasn’t located inside the Newark airport, you might also wonder if you arrived in the city too late. Fair enough. But the old bohemian, culturally rich downtown Manhattan spirit still has a few […]

I had been on hold with the IRS for 30 minutes when I noticed that the music wasn’t driving me crazy. Background music can be a particularly noxious branch of the art of sound. The tinny elevator Muzak. The synthesized Christmas carols that fill drugstores for weeks. The buzzy sound in the background at the […]

Tokyo is a difficult place to begin a career in music. The city is massive, with hundreds of obscure and independent venues. There isn’t a town or district that burgeoning musicians call home, nor a bar that is known for its role in launching artists’ careers (though What the Dickens has certainly hosted great up-and-comers). […]

GarageBand celebrates 15 years across Apple ecosystem! GarageBand, Apple’s digital audio workstation that helps users easily create music on iOS and macOS devices, is turning 15 tomorrow. First introduced at Macworld 2004 by the late Apple co-founder Steve Jobs and American musician John Mayer, the app, according to Apple, has grown to become the most […]

Happy new year! The Metropolitan Opera rang in 2019 with a boffo “Adriana Lecouvreur,” featuring a love triangle of Anna Netrebko, Anita Rachvelishvili and Piotr Beczala with enough sizzle to lead some critics to warm to the not-always-respected work. More on that in a second. I was more than 4,000 miles away, celebrating in Vienna […]

Music is a regular fixture in my daily life. I listen to music to keep me motivated while I exercise, to relax and distract me when I travel, and for a quick creativity boost when I’m writing. My family—especially my kids—have music playing around the house all the time. I also use relaxing music to unwind before […]

CREDIT: ANL/REX/SHUTTERSTOCK Nancy Wilson, one of the most revered jazz singers of the 20th century, has died at age 81, her manager told the Associated Press. The singer passed away at her home in Pioneertown, a small California community north of Palm Springs, after a long illness, according to manager Devra Hall. Wilson’s three Grammy awards spanned […]

                What an honor to have Carl Giammarese of The Buckinghams (#1 Billboard hit “Kind of A Drag”) supporting Power of Positive Music Movement! #PoPMM Carl Giammarese began his music career as a founding member of The Buckinghams, as lead guitarist and vocalist, in 1965. The Buckinghams were an important part of […]

YouTube  today is launching lower-cost subscription plans for students who want to enjoy an ad-free version of YouTube or its music streaming service, YouTube Music. The new plans are the first significant changes to YouTube’s music subscription program since its launch last year. At that time, YouTube had also rebranded its ad-free YouTube Red subscription as YouTube Premium. […]

This month Mariah Carey released “Caution,” her 15th studio album, and one of her most relaxed in years. She deploys less flamboyant vocal approaches, and works with producers from a wide range of perspectives, including Nineteen85, Blood Orange, DJ Mustard and Skrillex. The Carey of this album is in transition, a far cry from the […]

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