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Limerick says goodbye to Dolores O’Riordan

Thousands of mourners, some from as far away as China, queued in the rain so they could file past Dolores O’Riordan’s open casket as fans paid their respects to the Cranberries singer. Her body, arranged clutching a rosary, was on display for four hours on Sunday at St. Joseph’s Church in her native Limerick. Her bandmates left [&hellip.. Let`s see

Lawyer suing Spotify explains what this legal action is all about

Spotify wants to hit the stock market later this year. But standing in the way is some legal action that throws a wrench into everything. This is from Digital Music News. My law firm currently represents multiple songwriters and publishers in copyright litigation against Spotify that, in total, involve approximately 2,500 musical compositions. The allegations [&hellip.. Let`s see

How music can bring dementia patients “back to life.”

My grandfather was as sharp of a razor well into his 100th year. But in the last two years of his life, he was betrayed by both his body and his brain and slipped into dementia. There were terrifying moments of lucidity when he realized he was slipping away which resulted in periods of extreme [&hellip.. Let`s see

Origin Stories – Mars Bonfire on Steppenwolf’s “Born To Be Wild”

By: Juliette Jagger (@juliettejagger) It’s amazing how many classic pop songs started out as B-sides but ended up becoming mega hits when somebody decided to turn over the record. When Canadian-born Mars Bonfire (real name Dennis Eugene McCrohan) penned the now iconic “Born To Be Wild,” which was a B-side for Steppenwolf, he was young [&hellip.. Let`s see

This universal language is made up of music

We’ve all heard people refer to music as the universal language. Fine. But have you ever tried to construct a sentence using music? Or hold a conversation? It’s called Solresol, which is a language based entirely on music. Take a look.. Let`s see

Origin Stories – The Stampeders “Sweat City Woman”

By: Juliette Jagger (@juliettejagger) As far as iconic Canadian pop songs go, “Sweet City Woman” from The Stampeders is a bonafide classic. Released in 1971, the song put the Calgary group on the musical map. Formed in 1965 as The Redbounds, the group changed their name to The Stampeders before relocating to Toronto in 1966. [&hellip.. Let`s see

A failed experiment in listening to too much music

Anyone with an Internet connection can instantly access somewhere around 40 million songs from all eras of recorded music history. That’s a lot. Way too much for the average person as this article by James Jackson Toth at NPR points out. In Charlotte Zwerin’s 1988 film Straight, No Chaser, Thelonious Monk road manager Bob Jones tells [&hellip.. Let`s see

Random Music News for Saturday, January 20, 2018

It’s officially been a year of Trump. How are we all feeling? Ponder that as we go through some music news for Saturday, January 20, 2018. So there’s a new Guns ‘N Roses album in the works? That’s the gossip. Tom Hardy made a mixtape? Seriously? This could be VERY helpful: How musicians and other [&hellip.. Let`s see

When Dolores O’Riordan was in London to record a metal version of “Zombie” with Bad Wolves. They finished it without her and released this in her memory.

The shock over the sudden death of Cranberries’ frontperson Dolores O’Riordan hasn’t gone away. Too many unanswered questions, you know? Dolores was found Monday morning in the bathroom of her hotel suite in London. She was in the city to record a metal version of the Cranberries’ hit “Zombie” with a band called Bad Wolves, [&hellip.. Let`s see

Trump fans aren’t going to like this new U2 video

The new music video for “Get Out of Your Own Way,” the new single from U2’s Songs of Experience, isn’t going to make the band any friends among Trump supporters. Somehow, I don’t think they really care. This really pissed off the people at InfoWars.. Let`s see

Piracy used to be file-sharing. Now it’s stream-ripping.

It baffles me that people will pay $5 for a latte at Starbucks every day and yet cheap out when it comes to music. For ten dollars a month–about 33 cents a day–you can have a subscription to a streaming music service like Spotify, Apple Music, Google Play Music, Tidal, Napster, Deezer or any number [&hellip.. Let`s see

Tracking the upward trajectory of vinyl sales

Canadian vinyl sales were up Let`s see than 20% in 2017, capping Let`s see than a decade of double-digit year-over-year growth. The picture is much the same int he US. Vinyl’s overall market share is small, but it’s the only physical format that’s growing. More at Statista.   &nbsp.. Let`s see

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