I. THE COUNTERPOINTER | YouTube
While it is still at odds with some music companies over deal terms, Apple is said to be eager to get the licenses in time to unveil the service — nicknamed iRadio by the technology press — at its annual developers conference, which begins June 10 in San Francisco.
Apple has signed a deal with the Universal Music Group for its recorded music rights, but not for music publishing — the part of the business that deals with songwriting. Over the weekend, Apple also signed a deal with the Warner Music Group for both rights. It is still in talks with Sony Music Entertainment and Sony’s separate publishing arm, Sony/ATV, whose songwriters include Taylor Swift and Lady Gaga.
NYT: ‘Apple Is Said to Be Pressing to Complete Deals for Internet Radio‘ | Daring Fireball
Appleの無料ネットラジオ「iRadio」で新たな音楽ライフが生まれるか？ | GoGo! Machead!
ARETHA FRANKLIN – NATURAL WOMAN – 1971 | YouTube
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I analyzed the chords of 1300 popular songs for patterns. This is what I found. | Blog – Hooktheory
First we’ll look at the relative popularity of different chords based on the frequency that they appear in the chord progressions of popular music. Then we’ll begin to look at the relationship that different chords have with one another. For example, if a chord is found in a song, what can we say about the probability for what the next chord will be that comes after it?
Analyzing the chords of 1300 popular songs | The Loop
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Bobby McFerrin plays… the audience! | Video on TED.com
観客を「奏でる」人間楽器ボビー・マクファーリン：Bobby McFerrin Plays The Audience | Long Tail World
Why Your First Mix Is Likely Your Best Mix | The Recording Revolution
Your first mix is often your best | The Loop
Some great advice here. Watch the short video with Bruce Swedien, the engineer that mixed Michael Jackson’s “Billie Jean” — after 91 mixes, the version that went on the album was mix number 2.
Leonard Cohen spent years struggling with his song “Hallelujah.” He recalls being in a New York hotel room in his underwear, “banging my head on the floor and saying, ‘I can’t finish this song.’ ” He wrote perhaps as many as 80 verses before paring the song down and recording it on the 1984 album “Various Positions.” Then his label, CBS Records, refused to release “Various Positions,” not realizing that “Hallelujah” would become one of the most haunting, mutable and oft-performed songs in American musical history.
A Cold and a Broken “Hallelujah” | Killing the Buddha