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Performance anxiety: the secret life of the lead singer - The Guardian
The GuardianPerformance anxiety: the secret life of the lead singerThe GuardianIt's for this kind of reason that singers such as Dalle, Okereke and Way often decide to go solo – not just to pursue musical ideas, but to enjoy the freedom away from carrying a band, or having to keep things harmonio...[read more]

Music Matters: Celebrating Godchaux on her birthday - Pensacola News Journal
Pensacola News JournalMusic Matters: Celebrating Godchaux on her birthdayPensacola News JournalTonight, Grayson Capps plays Vinyl Music Hall, 2 Palafox Place. The Alabama-born rocker has played in almost every imaginable venue on the Gulf Coast. From Pirate's Cove to Halloween parties, his heart ...[read more]

Spotify's mesmerizing new map shows that music can be social again - Quartz
BillboardSpotify's mesmerizing new map shows that music can be social againQuartzAs I have previously written, the streaming music landscape is highly fragmented. No one has broken away with an unassailable lead, like Google did in search and Facebook did in social media. With its 40 million acti...[read more]

Survey: Carrie crushes Taylor as music's top role model - USA TODAY
USA TODAYSurvey: Carrie crushes Taylor as music's top role modelUSA TODAYFor August's Heartbeat survey, iHeartRadio listeners picked Carrie Underwood as the best role model in music by an overwhelming margin over runner-up Taylor Swift. (What? No Nicki Minaj?) The poll also designated Pharrell th...[read more]

Why the Pay TV Model Won't Work for the Music Business - Variety
Why the Pay TV Model Won't Work for the Music BusinessVarietyWe had a high-quality carrier in the music business; it was known as the CD. Hell, we even improved it, with the SACD and DVD-A. But the truth, is no one wanted this high-end tech. It hit the market like the DeLorean, too late and too e...[read more]

Man charged with murder in Atlanta music studio shooting - WSB Atlanta
Man charged with murder in Atlanta music studio shootingWSB AtlantaAtlanta Police homicide investigator said they had probable cause to charge Christopher Ballard, 22, with murder. He turned himself in at the Fulton County Jail Thursday, according to police. Ballard is accused in the shooting of ...[read more]

Music lobby pushes for control of Web domain - The Hill
Music lobby pushes for control of Web domainThe HillIn a letter on Wednesday, the American Association of Independent Music — which works with independent record labels and music platforms — said the music industry should decide who gets to run websites that end in .music, instead of the traditio...[read more]

Thousands of young music fans gather for Leeds and Reading festivals - and it ... - Daily Mail
Daily MailThousands of young music fans gather for Leeds and Reading festivals - and it ...Daily MailThousands of music fans have started their pilgrimage to Reading and Leeds for two of the biggest highlights in the festival calendar. The overwhelming majority of each site's 100,000 revellers ar...[read more]

Country Music's Taylor Swift Problem - The New Yorker
IBNLiveCountry Music's Taylor Swift ProblemThe New YorkerOn Monday afternoon, the Country Music Association sent out a tweet to its half a million followers, asking, “What do you think @taylorswift13 has up her sleeve?!” Taylor Swift, one of the biggest stars country music has ever produced, had ...[read more]

A Clever App That Lets You Make Music With Shapes - Wired
A Clever App That Lets You Make Music With ShapesWiredSo you can't read music. Or carry a tune. No big deal. If you've always dreamed of making music but can barely tell the difference between a treble clef and an ampersand, all is not lost. A new app, called Geometric Music, requires no real mus...[read more]