Juicy Fruit: James Mtume & One Of The Most Sampled Songs Ever

shockleewebpic_beatrepeatmtumejuicyfruit“Music is not to be posessed. It’s to be shared.” James Mtume shares his thoughts on the impact that his R&B classic, ‘Juicy Fruit’ has had on music in this mini doc from Red Bull Music Academy’s beat:repeat NYC, a drum machine exhibition taking place in New York through May 31st.

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Play With Your Music: Free Online Music Course Starts November 1st

shockleewebpic_playwithyourmusiccourseIf you’re interested in music production and audio engineering check out this free 6-week online course, a project organized by the folks at NYU and MIT that will take you through the basics of working in a DAW, editing, remixing and mixing. It all begins November 1st.

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Research Finds Music Is Getting Sadder As The Years Go By

Researchers at the University of Toronto have found that since 1965 the mood of pop songs has gotten sadder…is it a sign of the times or do we just prefer our music darker? Listen to this piece below from Studio 360 on what this new research means.

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Nile Rodgers In His Own Words At The International Music Summit

Legendary songwriter/producer Nile Rodgers who was introduced to the world via the work with his band Chic, recently sat down with Pete Tong at the International Music Summit in Ibiza. Hear Nile drop some amazing jewels in his own words about the various twists and turns in his career and the underlying recipe to his personal success.

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The Top 42 Ways Artists Make Money Today

The Future of Music Coalition set out to gain information on how artists are making their money these days so over the course of a few months, they reviewed the financial records of artists, interviewed 80 musicians and composers and held an online survey that 5,000 people took part in.

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David Byrne: How Architecture Helped Music Evolve

Expand your mind with this great video from TED where David Byrne explores some ideas on the development of modern music. The big question is…where do we go from here? Do we break out of the box? Let’s hope so…

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