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7 Quick Tips for Better Business Writing | Inc.com

I took many writing classes in college but perhaps the most useful was one focused on business writing. My classmates and I spent a semester editing example after example of rambling or confusing letters, memos, and other professional materials. Here are seven bits of simple advice for clear and …

Creative Writing

Kenny Werner On Piano Jazz

Pianist, composer and author Kenny Werner is known for his 1996 book <i>Effortless Mastery: Liberating the Master Musician Within,</i> which has become a university textbook for improvising musicians and other artists. His album of original compositions, <i>No Beginning No End —</i> a meditation on loss, death and …

Watch: Another video for David Bowie’s “Love Is Lost” (James Murphy remix)

Turns out there’s two videos for the James Murphy remix of David Bowie’s “Love Is Lost”: the one with Bowie and his puppets, and now this one by …

'The Hunger Games: Catching Fire' Soundtrack Is Now Streaming

Features new music by Coldplay, Christina Aguilera, Lorde, the National, the Weeknd and more<p>Although it's not officially out until Tuesday, the <i>Hunger</i> …

Jake Bugg Goes Big (With Rick Rubin's Help)

Buzzy U.K. singer-songwriter hits Malibu and Memphis for rootsy new 'Shangri La'<p>Jake Bugg still can't believe the success of his 2012 debut, which …

Musicians’ anger at Spotify is like protesting the Sony Walkman — Billy Bragg

Advertisement<p>8 Comments<p>Credit: discpicture<p>Musicians who blame digital music services for declining income are lashing out at the wrong target, …

Music gives people a voice when words fail them at the end of their lives

A music therapist describes how improvising songs can open a vital channel of communication in palliative care<p>All that was dear to me, down below the sea<br>I cannot hold this piece of driftwood<br>When life abandons me<i><br>Liz, a patient at the Sobell House hospice, 2013</i><p>In palliative care, when clients and …

Smoke Photography Photoshop Tutorial

Although you may have learned to capture smoke photography, it often doesn’t really come to life until you make a few finishing touches in …

Beck signs with Capitol and announces Morning Phase album

First studio album since Modern Guilt will feature guests such as Joey Waronker and Jason Falkner<p>Fresh from signing a deal with Capitol Records, Beck has announced a new album, Morning Phase, due for release in February 2014.<p>His first studio album since 2008's Modern Guilt, Morning Phase looks set …

Warpaint – Love Is To Die: New music

Three years after their debut, Warpaint are back with the first taste from their self-titled follow-up and it's more of the same. In a good way.<p>Reading on mobile? Click here to listen<p>Yesterday, almost three years since the release of their excellent debut album The Fool, LA-based quartet Warpaint …

Los Campesinos!: "Avocado, Baby"

British indie rock band Los Campesinos! release their new album <i>No Blues</i> this week via Wichita/Turnstile/Heart Swells. Today, they've shared the video for album cut "Avocado, Baby", which was shot in one take and directed by Craig Roberts (who starred in the film <i>Submarine</i>). Watch the game …

New Albums

Drake previews new song “Trophies”, announces tour dates with The Weeknd

Drake’s “Would You Like A Tour?” landed in Brooklyn on Monday night, and it was a noteworthy performance right down to the DJ set that took place …

5 Social Media Metrics that your Business Should Track

This post is brought to you by Simply Measured.<p>Publishing content on the Internet generates reams (or, rather, spreadsheets) of data. Creators like you have access to unprecedented information about how your content is received and acted upon.<p>As data gets bigger, more ubiquitous, and more social, …

The Essential Guide To Writing Amazing, Quite Clickable Email Subject Lines

Your path to a better subject lines: Make them super searchable, readily actionable, and possibly edible.<p>When we talk about how to get better at email, we tend to dwell in the body text, which, as we’ve learned, needs to be clearly purposeful, easy to reply to, and, ideally, no more than five …

Acquainted

New Banksy Project Set to Exhibit on Streets of NY

Banksy is back with a brand new street project in New York called Better Out Than In. The elusive street artist plans to exhibit an entire art show on the streets of New York for the entire month of October, treating the city that never sleeps like a giant museum. He has just revealed his first …

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Posted by Young Entrepreneur Council on Sep 30, 2013<p>by Lisa Nicole Bell<p>In advice columns, business books, and public speeches, entrepreneurs note a …