I have a couple friends that are obsessed with music discovery. For them it’s a 24/7 pursuit. All day, every day they’re listening to the latest releases and playlists, skipping over anything they’ve already heard. I asked one of these friends once when he […]Read more
A 1922 copy of “The Everyday Song Book,” containing lyrics to “Happy Birthday.” (Christine Mai-Duc / Los Angeles Times)
Have you ever wondered why the waiters at TGI Fridays sing their own unique, annoying song when it’s time to bring out the cake and embarrass you on […]
Are most musician bios really “a mine of useless information,” the term arts critic David Lister used to describe the biography of virtuoso violinist Julia Fischer that was printed in a concert program?
That’s the conclusion of Anastasia Tsioulcas in her piece for NPR called […]
According to Digital Music News, Facebook now serves up four billion videos every single day (a quadruple increase over last year), and that number is rising quickly. “A year or two from now, we think Facebook will be mostly video,” says Ted Zagat, Facebook head of […]
Grim? Accurate? Both?
This funny chart comes courtesy of The Violin Channel, which might explain the fear of child prodigies — though really, don’t we all lose sleep worrying about whippersnappers?
Every once in a while, a friend of mine (against my recommendations, of course) will use a company other than CD Baby to distribute their latest […]Read more
Budweiser is now offering a limited-edition beer that’s not only branded with Metallica’s logo, but also “imbued with the band’s essence.” Nasty!
91,000 cans of this stuff will be made available exclusively in Quebec City. Is that a big […]
[This article was written by Martin Wells, a musician and writer who covers lifestyle topics including home improvement and life hacks.]
Whether you just bought a new guitar and you’re ready to part with the old one, or you’ve decided it’s time to stop playing […]
When a fan takes some social action on your behalf (liking your band’s Facebook page, subscribing to your YouTube channel, etc.), it can be seen as a form of currency.
At least that’s the […]