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Listen to Freddie Mercury and David Bowie on the Isolated Vocal Track for the Queen Hit ‘Under Pressure,’ 1981 | Open Culture
they went in not knowing what the other was done, the vocals were stitched together from different tracks, Bowie was a diva. AMAZING to hear the vocal fragments without the backing music: very clearly stitched together.
music  queen 
june 2013 by gnat
blog « amanda palmer
if we keep our expenses down, and keep the tour pretty practical and the video budget way down, i could probably put $100k of this in the bank personally. which would be great.
business  music  kickstarter 
june 2012 by gnat
Nazi rules for jazz performers - Boing Boing
so-called jazz compositions may contain at most 10% syncopation; the remainder must consist of a natural legato movement devoid of the hysterical rhythmic reverses characteristic of the barbarian races and conductive to dark instincts alien to the German people (so-called riffs);


plucking of the strings is prohibited, since it is damaging to the instrument and detrimental to Aryan musicality; if a so-called pizzicato effect is absolutely desirable for the character of the composition, strict care must be taken lest the string be allowed to patter on the sordine, which is henceforth forbidden;
music  history 
march 2012 by gnat
2006 album by Warren, the great Auckland guitar player
free  music 
june 2009 by gnat
Classical Geek Theatre: Regarding The Jonas Brothers
must watch the South Park clip to see Mickey Mouse going nuts on the Jonas Brothers. it's fantastic.
music  culture  sex 
may 2009 by gnat - Summer tours help bands pay bills
bela makes 70% of his income from touring, 10% from merch, only 20% from record sales
music  business  ip 
march 2009 by gnat
Summer Fly
copyright info for song we perform
music  copyright 
march 2009 by gnat
banjo + gameboy. two great tastes ... not so sure about the together.
february 2009 by gnat
Heavy Metal Band Names
Fantastic infographic, a taxonomy of heavy metal band names.
music  viz  fun 
january 2009 by gnat
YouTube - Thriller
Remake of "Thriller" by Australian librarians. Brilliant.
music  library  fun  video 
december 2008 by gnat
Is Our Future Really $0? - Fernando Herrera-Gonzalez - Mises Institute
arguing that Chris Anderson's "Free" arguments are largely bollocks. The costs of producing music and software are not "driven to zero". Copying might be cheap, but it takes a fuck of a lot of time with a large opportunity cost.
free  economics  opensource  music 
november 2008 by gnat
Baumol's cost disease - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Because the good produced by musicians' labour is the labour itself, you can't get greater productivity from musicians the same way that you can from (say) car manufacturers. So costs will increase for the arts but output will stay constant. Only way out is either unearned income (sponsorship) or rising ticket prices (which the greater output from other industries mean people should be able to afford).
economics  art  music 
november 2008 by gnat - Sherlock of rock
decoded the opening chord of Hard Day's Night with fourier transforms.
music  math  ninetonoon 
october 2008 by gnat
Apple threatens to shut down iTunes store - 02 Oct 2008 - NZ Herald: Technology, Computer, Mobile, IT, Games and Online News and Reviews
digital downloads now 23% of the market for recorded music. Sales of digital up 38%, sales of physical down 19.1%.
music  numbers 
october 2008 by gnat
Analyzing music the digital way | Philadelphia Inquirer | 09/22/2008
"Competition organizer J. Stephen Downie, an associate professor of library and information science at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, was especially taken with the entrants' success at identifying cover songs by different artists. For example, given one rendition of Led Zeppelin's "Stairway to Heaven," the electronic listeners had to sift through 1,000 songs and pick out 10 performances of "Stairway" by other artists, one of them on the banjo. A team from Barcelona, Spain, won that challenge, with a 75 percent success rate."
music  software 
october 2008 by gnat
trying this out. iTunes sharing and download
mac  osx  music  social 
september 2008 by gnat
Benjamin Zander on music and passion | Video on
Absolutely inspiring talk. Everyone must see this.
music  education  talk 
august 2008 by gnat
Does The New Business Of Music Change The Way Music Sounds? at FISTFULAYEN
He sees getting great musicians that are his friends together for a month or more and saying, “We’re going to eat well and have a roof over our heads but we aren’t going to get paid union rates. We’re all going to take an ownership stake in this record.”
music  technology  future 
august 2008 by gnat
Techdirt: Recording Industry Now Making Up Facts To Support Having ISPs Police File Sharing
comprehensive list of studies that show file sharers are big music spenders
music  copyright  research 
june 2008 by gnat
Musopen puts classical recordings, scores in public domain
project gutenberg for sheet music and a commissioning system for free recordings of classics
music  opensource  culture  free 
may 2008 by gnat Notes from <i>Deep Economy</i>
In 1900 the state of Iowa had 1300 local opera houses. "Thousands of tenors earned adequate, if modest, livings performing before live audiences." (Robert Frank, Luxury Fever)
quotes  life  music 
april 2008 by gnat
Meek•FM Typographic Synthesizer
fonts + tweaks + knob-filled board = freaky synth
audio  fonts  music  fun 
march 2008 by gnat
CMKY Festival
my brother-in-law is on the board of directors for this. rockin! Boulder, April 18-20.
music  art  events 
march 2008 by gnat
Study: Prefrontal Cortex In Jazz Musicians Winds Down When Improvising | Scientific Blogging
"increased neural activity in each of the sensory areas during improvisation, including those responsible for touch, hearing and vision, despite [..] no significant differences in what individuals were hearing, touching and seeing"
brain  music 
march 2008 by gnat
Best Buy Bodhisattva | Gamers With Jobs
fantastic tale of seeing a young kid whip the hardest song on Guitar Hero 3
music  gaming  fun 
january 2008 by gnat
YouTube - DragonForce - Through the Fire and Flames
holy crap, what insane guitar playing. ghastly music, but dizzying playing.
january 2008 by gnat
Pop Fecundity - New York Times
new artists releasing more and more albums, they're getting more money from their real fans instead of hoping to go supernova and cash out with a big album
music  media 
december 2007 by gnat
Indie-Rock Musicals - New York Times
growing genre of musicals scored with indy rock songs. Kurt Cobain tapdance numbers, anyone?
music  theatre 
december 2007 by gnat
Download This: YouTube Phenom Has a Big Secret -
astroturf marketing by major label on YouTube. looks like a net-grown discovered success, but really it's engineered by Hollywood Records. "Marie Digby" even bogused her profile.
media  music  marketing 
september 2007 by gnat
Spain | Lost for words |
Spain's national anthem has no words
music  fun 
july 2007 by gnat
After you've gone
Adrian and I played this at Foo Camp. Must learn.
music  chords 
july 2007 by gnat
We Didn't Mean to Go to Sea
quirky blog by timsdottirs
art  music 
may 2007 by gnat
collision detection: How does Mari Kimura make such weird sounds on her violin?
she can produce notes that are up to an octave above and an octave below a violin's normal range, transforming it from a glass-like synthesizer to a booming cello
science  music  physics 
january 2007 by gnat
collision detection: Eric Church, life hacker
text messages himself to keep track of song lyric fragments
lifehacking  music  mobile 
january 2007 by gnat
Timbaland ripped off a track from my buddy.
nellie furtado track uses a c64 demo track w/out permission
music  law  media  retro 
january 2007 by gnat
Charts By Region
The Akamai Net Usage Index for Digital Music is the world's first and only daily Web traffic benchmark that tracks where and when digital music is being consumed on a global basis
music  media  data 
january 2007 by gnat
Science Fiction is the Only Literature People Care Enough About to Steal on the Internet.
Cory Doctorow talks about technology and performers vs virtuosos, what gets stolen on the Internet, and why science fiction writers are best positioned to thrive on the net. Some great quotable lines.
sf  books  piracy  technology  p2p  culture  music 
july 2006 by gnat
Query by Humming at CS.NYU
Hum a song and it'll identify it for you.
music  media  ai  radar 
october 2005 by gnat
Tables Turned
Simple system for artists to give podcasters permission to play their music on podcasts without royalties, as happens on college radio.
media  music  legal  rights  radar 
october 2005 by gnat
OSCON Interstitial Music
Help me find the interstitial music for OSCON
music  opensource 
june 2005 by gnat
Earworms software allows users to create personally tailored songs to enhance their memory
mobile  music 
april 2005 by gnat
Kiddie Records
192kbps mp3 of old kids records and 32kbps streams
fun  music 
december 2004 by gnat
Simeda :: Pocketster Pro and the iPod
Pocketster is an application that allows your Pocket PC to be discovered by other Pocket PCs in the area or by any PC running a Zeroconf (a.k.a Rendezvous) discovery stack. You can also discover other Pocketster users anywhere on your wireless LAN. P
july 2004 by gnat
Clutter by Sprote Rsrch.
cd covers on the desktop
mac  music 
april 2004 by gnat
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