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Arthur Alexander, Lonely Just Like Me

One of my favorite South by Southwest moments over the 28 years I have attended was the early-1990s performance of Arthur Alexander who was literally …

The flash and breakneck frenzy of James Brown’s “Live at the Apollo”

A glimpse at the legendary performer in his prime — a disciplinarian, but hardly a perfectionist<p><b>SWEAT</b><p>James Brown is already covered with sweat as he dances across the Apollo's stage to the instrumental break of "Think." His face looks like it's wearing a mask, a huge lattice of tiny diamonds, …

5 Types Of Music That Increase Your Productivity

Music has a way of permeating through empty corners and filling up environments with substance. It can help you relax, make you well up in tears, or …

Otis Redding Records an All-Time Great Song a Month Before His Death

<i>When I heard some of the songs he was writing, I said, “You’re right. You are going to be new. You’re not begging anymore.”</i><p><i>–Zelma Redding</i><p>Around the …

Five Techniques for Maintaining a Positive Mindset | Inc.com

My great-grandparents, Cleve and Zelma Carder, lost almost everything they owned during the Dust Bowl years. After losing their homestead and ranch, they packed what they could into a Conestoga Wagon and made the trek from Northern New Mexico to find work picking cotton in the fields of …

Happiness

Vinyl is having its best year since 1985. Shame no one is listening to the records

Vinyl’s still got something up its sleeve.<p>According to a new report last week from the Recording Industry Association of America, the US music business saw its first double-digit growth in almost 20 years in 2016. Leading that boom, of course, were on-demand streaming services, and particularly …

Living Rooms

The 40 weirdest Christmas record sleeves

<b>What can you get a wookie for Christmas, when he already owns a comb?</b><p>If ever there was an axiom for the festive season it’s that a Christmas record …

Vinyl Records

'Boy 23: The Forgotten Boys of Brazil' looks at the country's horrifying Nazi past

Director Belisario Franca based the chilling documentary "Boy 23: The Forgotten Boys of Brazil," which she co-wrote with Bianca Lenti, on a doctoral thesis by professor-historian Sidney Aguilar Filho. His research showed how, in the early 1930s, 50 black boys were moved from a Rio de Janeiro …

Rio De Janeiro

12 Brilliant Entrepreneurs in Marketing to Watch Next Year | Inc.com

One of the perks of speaking at several marketing conferences every year is that I get to meet and get to know lots of new and awesome people. And this year was no exception.<p>Now that the marketing conference season is wrapping up, I wanted to give a shout out to a few "unicorn" marketers--people …

Marketing

Wine and Coffee: Sharing Culture and Complexities

From terroir to tasting techniques, learn the many ways coffee and wine overlap, rewarding interest and enthusiasm with unique expressions and …

Coffee

Review: The Rolling Stones Reinvigorate the Blues on 'Blue and Lonesome'

Our take on rock legends' first LP since 2005<p>On April 7th, 1962, three young Englishmen obsessed with American blues met for the first time, at the …

Chicago's new generation of bluesmen

<b>Toronzo Cannon</b><p>When he’s not driving a city bus on the west side of Chicago, Toronzo Cannon is gigging local clubs on the weekend and headlining festivals around the world. His latest album, The Chicago Way (Alligator), is a gritty testament to life in his hometown. Besides his natural showmanship, …

Music

Chuck Berry to release first new album in more than 35 years

ST. LOUIS (AP) — Ninety-year-old rock 'n' roll legend Chuck Berry is set to release his first new studio album in more than 35 years.<p>The St. Louis Post-Dispatch (http://bit.ly/2ep3d7U ) reports that Berry's album, titled "Chuck," will be available in 2017.<p>The album was recorded in St. Louis-area …

Leonardo DiCaprio To Play Music Pioneer Sam Phillips; Launched Elvis, Howlin’ Wolf, Johnny Cash & Jerry Lee Lewis

<b>EXCLUSIVE</b>: Paramount Pictures has acquired the Peter Guralnick book <i>Sam Phillips: The Man Who Invented Rock ‘N’ Roll</i>. The film will be developed by …

Life Well Lived: Phil Chess, who helped bring blues music to America, dies at 95

Phil Chess, who helped capture the sounds of a generation and worked with legendary artists like Muddy Waters, Etta James, and Chuck Berry, passed away last Tuesday at his home in Tucson, Arizona at the age of 95.<p>He helped bring the incredible, soulful sounds of the blues to America, and Sunday …

What Are Producer Points in a Record Deal?

How Do Producer Points Work in a Record Deal?<p>How Music Producers Are Paid for Work<p>Updated March 17, 2018<p>A music producer is in charge of the overall …

Songwriting

James Worthy, not the basketball player, is making moves in the music industry

The young superproducer started from the bottom to now working with big stars<p>Remember the 1990s? You should. It was just over two decades ago when …

How blockchain can change the music industry

Ben Dickson Contributor<p>Ben Dickson is a software engineer and the founder of TechTalks.<p>More posts by this contributor:<p>Unlocking the potential of eye tracking technology<br>• Can you trust crypto-token crowdfunding?<p>Since the 1999 launch of Napster’s music-sharing platform, the music industry has been in …

Vinyl countdown: our writers' favourite album art

<b>Nick Drake – Bryter Layter</b><p>Nick Drake’s career may come cloaked in myth and mystery, but one facet often overlooked by musical historians and cultural scholars are <i>those</i> shoes. Those incongruously bulky blue suede brothel creepers with banana yellow laces.<p>For many years I assumed the disbanded …

Album Art

Mark Farina celebrates 25 years of 'Mushroom Jazz'

House music pioneer Mark Farina has been slated as one of dance music's top dogs for the last 30 years.<p>His famed compilation, 'Mushroom Jazz', …

Decapitated Take Legal Action Against Earache Records

Polish death metal veterans Decapitated have announced they’re taking legal action against Earache Records for unpaid royalties.<p>Decapitated got their …

Rock Music

Hear An Hour-Long Mixtape of 1970s East African Rock 45s

<b>Strut Records</b> is readying the release of <i>Ave Africa, The Complete Recordings 1973-1976</i>, a compilation of tracks from the short-lived but adored …

40 Years Ago: Chicago Release 'Chicago X'

There aren't many things we can really count on in life, but during the '70s, you could pretty much bank on a new Chicago record every year — and …

8 Bad Habits That Destroy Your Creativity | Inc.com

If you think some people are born creative and you're not one of them, think again.<p>What makes some people more creative than others is that they nurture their creativity. In fact, experts say that creativity is primarily a learned skill. And like any other skill you want to learn, it requires that …

Creativity

Thelonious Monk: So Plain Only the Deaf Can Hear

<i>This story originally appeared in our print quarterly,</i> The Pitchfork Review<i>. Buy back issues of the magazine here.</i><p>In 1964, Thelonious Sphere Monk appeared on the cover of <i>Time</i> magazine. It was a remarkable achievement for a middle-aged black man who had been broke just a decade before. Despite the …

Prince's Unheard Music: Inside the Paisley Park Vault

Purple One's former employees discuss contents of legendary archive<p>As former Paisley Park employee Scott LeGere saw for himself when he began working …

Music

The record exec, his massive record collection and a future where records won’t matter

Steve Kane's 1956 Seeburg Select-O-Matic jukebox clicks, whirs, then delivers a blast of music. The opening riffs of <i>Picture My Face</i>, the explosive 1978 single from first-wave Hamilton punk band Teenage Head, flood Mr. Kane's basement from a seven-inch single. "I'd have to say I'm buying more vinyl …

Vinyl Records

Hungry Boys Is The Latest Advertising Agency To Launch Its Own Record Label

Few record labels are digital-only. Even fewer labels make fans the tastemakers. Almost no labels are run by advertising agencies.<p>As a completely digital, social-powered record label run by Russian advertising agency Hungry Boys, Sound of Change defies all of these conventions. The voice behind the …

Google Play

A New Generation Discovers Vinyl

Peter Jasko sifts through a crate of records inside of Stony Brook University’s tight-spaced vinyl library. A dusty record player in the corner of …

Vinyl Records