Top Ten Lists, artist profiles, original articles’ and news.
In the Spotlight
Round Hill Music Acquires Producer Steve Lillywhite’s Song Library – Includes Producer Royalties to Some of the Most Successful Albums and Songs of All Time from Artists Including U2, The Rolling Stones, Dave Matthews Band, The Talking Heads, The Killers, Morrissey, Peter Gabriel, Counting Crows, Phish, and Psychedelic Furs, Among Many Others!
Who Was David Bowie’s Great-Great-Grandfather? – One doesn’t need to be a famous person to come across a similar dilemma when climbing a family tree and comparing it with those who have climbed before you on Ancestry or similar communities. What can you do when an individual leads to more than one possible set of parents? How can you determine which is the correct line?
Radio.Garden – Stream the planet! Radio Garden works by crawling the web for radio streams from across the globe. Using this data, the stations are arranged by geolocation and grouped by cities, represented by a dot, with larger dots representing numerous stations within the town or city.
My Personal Best
1950s Music My Top 10 – During the 1950s Long-Playing (LP) Albums entered the mainstream consumer market. From sing-along to movie soundtracks, to classical and rock & roll fans were enjoying the stereophonic sound in their homes
1960s Music My Top 10 – The 1960s was the decade when I was introduced to popular music. Discover my top picks of the decade.
1970s Music My Top 10 – As a teen loving popular music and growing up in the 1970s I have many favorite albums. The following are my top ten for the decade!
U2 Achtung Baby 30th Anniversary – Thirty years ago, Bono described Achtung Baby as “the sound of four men chopping down The Joshua Tree” while Jon Pareles of the New York Times wrote that “stripped-down and defying its old formulas, U2 has given itself a fighting chance for the 1990’s“. The album won a Grammy Award for Best Rock Performance and became one of the most significant records of the nineties and of U2’s career.
Jesus Christ Superstar 50th Anniversary Edition – To mark the 50th anniversary of the 1970 concept double album, “Jesus Christ Superstar,” a variety of special anniversary edition albums will be released September 17. This landmark release, which includes full cooperation from the creators Tim Rice and Andrew Lloyd Webber, features an array of exclusive demos, commentaries, interviews and much more.
Fun & Games
MONOPOLY: David Bowie – Relive the artistry and musical milestones of one of the world’s most influential artists as you buy, sell, and trade locations named for Bowie’s remarkable albums, such as The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust and The Spiders from Mars.
Radio Roulette – Earlier in 2021, I became somewhat consumed with the “where in the world am I” online game, Geoguessr. At about the same time I discovered Radio.Garden, the “where in the world am I” online radio scanner. It was only a matter of time that the two united to become Radio Roulette.
Allison Russell has worked hard and put in her time to arrive at this musical moment in time. Get ready to take notice of this rising star. One day soon she will be up there with the likes of Aretha Franklin, Odette, and Billie Holliday.
SNJÜ entered the Vancouver Desi music community as a teen in the 1990s. The son of Singaporean-Punjabi immigrants who fostered his interest in music, SNJÜ has never looked back.
Funky Mosquito has some 30 years of experience as a DJ and Producer. Based in the heart of Switzerland it would be impossible to position the music into any one, two, or more genres.
On the official Facebook page, Funky Mosquito falls among that of “jazz, soul, boogaloo, chillout, groove, swing, funk, and nu funk,” which is probably just scratching the surface.
Nina Kraviz Announces VR Shows in Sensorium Galaxy – Nina Kraviz, the world-renowned electronic music artist, has announced she is set to debut with exclusive VR-sets in the Sensorium Galaxy metaverse.
In the News
Making Music Together – Global superstars and cultural icons, J Balvin and Ed Sheeran, have teamed up to combine their unparalleled talent and musical prowess to deliver an unprecedented musical collaboration with a 2-song EP, featuring titles “SIGUE” and “FOREVER MY LOVE”.
David Bowie Estate & Warner Music Partnership – Warner Music Group (WMG) and the estate of David Bowie have signed a global, career-spanning partnership for Bowie’s timeless recorded music catalog.
Nurofen Works With Experts to Create Music Tracks Shown to Reduce Pain Intensity – Scientific testing found reduction in levels of pain intensity and unpleasantness to be statistically and clinically significant.
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On the Screen
Irish Music Video – A selection of Irish music and video on YouTube to keep you company for St. Patrick’s Day and enjoy throughout the year.
The Ed Sullivan Show Is Alive With the Sound of Music – With music by Richard Rodgers, lyrics by Oscar Hammerstein II and book by Howard Lindsay and Russel Crouse, the classic film won five Oscars® at the 38th Academy Awards®, including Best Director, Best Music and Best Picture.
‘The Ed Sullivan Show’ YouTube Channel Spotlights Jazz In April – Iconic clips and historic performances officially available worldwide from UMe and SOFA Entertainment!
International Music Day – In 1974, the International Music Council declared that International Music Day would be celebrated on October 1 every year.
US Postal Service Celebrates Mariachi Music & Culture – U.S. Postal Service celebrated the sounds of mariachi, the traditional music of Mexico that has become widely popular in the United States, with a first-day-of-issue ceremony unveiling a pane of 20 Mariachi Forever stamps.
New Year’s Eve Vintage Viewing – Bring in the New Year with these classic performances from the 20th century.
The Temptations Kick Off 60th Anniversary – The yearlong event will include a new album, video series, and commemorative events.