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PRG Revamps Nashville Digital Studio to Meet Broader Music Industry Needs
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PRG Revamps Nashville Digital Studio to Meet Broader Music Industry Needs

"The studio is specifically designed to enable musicians to do what they love to do and connect with audiences, and the improvements we've made make it even more effective," said Chance Stahlhut, Regional Vice President, Sales at PRG. PRG Nashville offers 2,400 square feet of studio space with a 60 x 40-foot stage and 32-foot ceiling height, which allows it to meet the demands of large musical acts and live and recorded video shoots. Further, the studio features live performance production elements, remote-control camera systems for an "at-the-show" fan experience and 35LIVE!™, a multi-camera production technology that combines the power and immediacy of broadcast television with the soft look and feel of film production. The facility's upgrades debuted during an immersive and intera...
Column: Do you believe (in the power of music)?
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Column: Do you believe (in the power of music)?

Music has the power to bring people together. It’s something that can be shared even when two people are miles away. (In case you can't tell, my love language is making and receiving playlists.)  Music has the therapeutic ability to help people cope with hard times. If you’ve read a few of my articles, you know that music has been monumental in helping me get through the past year. I’ve written about how the resurgence of Fleetwood Mac brightened a few of my days and how Pink Floyd helped me cope with the passing of my grandfather. I recently spoke with a few people about their l...
“I could just get lost in the place”: Remembering a sheet music store
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“I could just get lost in the place”: Remembering a sheet music store

What feature of the American retail landscape has disappeared in the last 10 years that was especially meaningful to you? Why do you miss this place? Email us at morningreport@marketplace.org. We’ll feature some responses on the air. From local mom and pop stores to big chains, the retail spaces we frequent can sometimes take on an outsized role in our lives. Many of those stores have closed their doors in recent years — the product of a changing retail landscape that’s only been exacerbated by the COVID-19 pandemic. From 1975 to 2020, Foundry Music was a destination for classical music lovers. (Courtesy of Foundry Music) For Victoria Reeve, a piano teacher in New Haven, Connecticut, that place was Foundry Music, an old-fashioned sheet music shop...
Sony Music Publishing Acquires Paul Simon Song Catalog Including Solo Work and Simon & Garfunkel Hits
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Sony Music Publishing Acquires Paul Simon Song Catalog Including Solo Work and Simon & Garfunkel Hits

Ariel King April 5th, 2021 - 6:31 PM Sony Music Publishing has purchased the rights to Paul Simon’s catalog, the purchase including material from his solo works and Simon & Garfunkel hits. The sum of the deal has not been disclosed. “Paul Simon is a masterful, once-in-a-lifetime songwriter whose remarkable body of work has generated an enduring influence on our culture and consciousness,” Jon Platt, Chairman & CEO of Sony Music Publishing, said in a statement. “From Simon and Garfunkel standards like Bridge Over Troubled Water to solo classics such as Graceland, Paul Simon’s music reso...
Luke Winslow-King finds love, musical passion in Spain
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Luke Winslow-King finds love, musical passion in Spain

Luke Winslow-King and slide guitarist Roberto Luti unleash a multi-camera, online concert from Spain on Saturday, with a new album and Michigan shows on the way in 2021. The Local Spins interview. ‘The Culmination of It All’: Luke Winslow-King, at right, with guitarist Roberto Luti. (Courtesy Photo)   Cadillac native Luke Winslow-King figures he couldn’t have landed in a better place for a pandemic lockdown than Spain.Support our coverage ofWest Michigan's music scene Drawn to Europe’s Iberian Peninsula by his girlfriend, Winslow-King relocated from Michigan to Spain in February 2020 just prior to the COVID outbreak. And while touring and performing has proven difficult, the experience has been life-changing. “I’...
Boosters seek return of in-person music instruction | News, Sports, Jobs
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Boosters seek return of in-person music instruction | News, Sports, Jobs

FORESTVILLE — The state of the music program at Forestville Central School was discussed during a recent meeting of the school board. While Forestville Music Booster co-president Karen Kaminski noted that the organization is pleased with the energy that has been put into school safety for both staff and students this year, there are also regulations put in place that have changed during the course of the year. “At the beginning of the year, there were certain rules put in place,” Kaminski said, “and I admire that, but obviously things have changed in regards to things like sports, and it seems reasonable that the music program could also adapt to have in-person instruction.” The music program is extremely important to Kaminski, who has been invested in ...
Sophia, Successful Visual Artist and Robot, Eyes Career in Music
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Sophia, Successful Visual Artist and Robot, Eyes Career in Music

Sophia, a robot designed by Hong Kong-based company Hanson Robotics who holds Saudi Arabian citizenship (no, really), shocked the usually unshockable art world last week by selling an NFT for $688,888.Sofia, who said she was "so happy" that her work was "so valued and appreciated," created a 12-second video file called "Sophia Instantiation" in collaboration with a human being, Italian artist Andrea Bonaceto.The non-fungible token art work began as a portrait, then evolved into a new image using "iterative loops of evolution," according to Sophia's creator and personal Dr. Frankenstein, David Hanson. A recording of this process, with authenticated ownership secured via blockchain ledgers, is what sold at auction.With successful visual artist safely ticked off on her c.v., Sophia has add...
Cameron University to present ‘An Evening of Music for Violin and Piano’ | Styles
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Cameron University to present ‘An Evening of Music for Violin and Piano’ | Styles

Cameron University professor Hyunsoon Whang will be joined by special guest violinist Rebecca Boyer for “An Evening of Music for Violin and Piano” this week.The two virtuosos will present sonatas by Beethoven and Schumann.“Becky and I met at North Carolina School of the Art while we were students there,” Whang said. “I have always admired her playing, and we have played together several times including in a chamber music concert in Germany two years ago. I look forward to playing with her again for my hometown audience this time.”The program will consist of Beethoven’s “Spring Sonata” in F Major, Opus 24 and Schumann’s Sonata in A Minor, Opus 10.“Becky want...
ATTILA Releases Music Video For Brand New Single “Clarity” – WATCH
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ATTILA Releases Music Video For Brand New Single “Clarity” – WATCH

ATTILA shared a brand new single called “Clarity” on March 19, giving fans the first taste of new music since the release of their single “Cancelled.” Both songs are set to appear on their yet-to-be announced ninth studio album, which the band continues to work on and will serve as the follow-up to their 2019 album, Villian. “Clarity / Just make it make sense to me. / Clarity / I know I’m good enough. Know I’m more than good enough / I’m not who I want to be / But I’m good enough to make you feel complete / All the things you hate about me, make me too good for you,” Attila frontman Fronz sings during the chorus of the track. Produced by Andrew Wade, the track is about “a toxic environment and emerging with a new sense of self worth.” The band continued to explain, “Ap...
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The Musical Human by Michael Spitzer review – a wide-ranging global history of music | Books

Music has been a lifeline during this year of Covid, but we haven’t all dabbled in drumming or taken up the trombone. Instead we’ve sparked up Spotify, soundtracking our constricted lives with a mood-changing playlist of uplifting beats or chill-out classical. This surge in listening has been little comfort to professional musicians, struggling while live venues are shuttered. Lockdown has boosted streaming by 22%, but with digital distributors keeping the lion’s share of the proceeds, some artists have found themselves delivering takeaways and stacking shelves. As Michael Spitzer points out, this shift towards isolated listening is only the latest stage in a transition from active participation ...