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If you want creativity, let artists and technologists work together

If you want creativity, let artists and technologists work together | Classical and digital music news | Scoop.it
Universities should stop trying to turn out jacks-of-all-trades and give students the skills they need to work with other specialists
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Solving Classical Music's Empowerment Problem | Chicago Q Ensemble | TEDxRushU

This talk was given at a local TEDx event, produced independently of the TED Conferences. Chicago Q Ensemble provides a thrilling performance on ways in which classical musicians can empower...
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Report claims SoundCloud nearing equity deals with major labels

Report claims SoundCloud nearing equity deals with major labels | Classical and digital music news | Scoop.it
SoundCloud’s lack of music licensing deals has been a source of growing unrest among some rightsholders over the last couple of years, eve

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Classical musicians need realistic salaries - Asbury Park Press

Classical musicians need realistic salaries - Asbury Park Press | Classical and digital music news | Scoop.it
Classical musicians need realistic salaries
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In classical music in the U.S., that compact between employer and employee does not exist.
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Musical Toronto | Toronto Symphony signs new recording deal with ...

Musical Toronto | Toronto Symphony signs new recording deal with ... | Classical and digital music news | Scoop.it
The company is a one of the most renowned classical music labels in the business, and have exclusive recording partnership with the BBC Philharmonic Orchestra, conductor Richard Hickox (multiple Gramophone winner ...
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TuneCore Paid Out $33200000 to Artists Last Quarter… - Digital Music News

TuneCore Paid Out $33200000 to Artists Last Quarter… - Digital Music News | Classical and digital music news | Scoop.it
TuneCore Paid Out $33200000 to Artists Last Quarter…
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TuneCore's music distribution service doesn't have the best reputation, from disgruntled customers to disgruntled employees. But, TuneCore is ...
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Every Composer Needs A Great Storyteller - Community Idea Stations

Every Composer Needs A Great Storyteller
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The legendary German conductor Otto Klemperer was one of the most profound musicians of the 20th Century.
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Gustav Mahler - Symphony No. 5 - YouTube

Gustav Mahler - Symphony No. 5
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Lorin Maazel's key recordings

Lorin Maazel's key recordings | Classical and digital music news | Scoop.it
Tom Service selects his five essential recordings made by the US conductor, who directed many of the top orchestras in Europe and the United States including Cleveland, Paris and Munich for more than 40 years.
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Germany’s Hipster NSA Snooping Solution—Typewriters, Classical Music, Walks in the Park

Germany’s Hipster NSA Snooping Solution—Typewriters, Classical Music, Walks in the Park | Classical and digital music news | Scoop.it
The Germans’ list of grievances with its old pal the U.S. over the NSA’s insatiable informational appetite has threatened to relegate the two countries’ relationship to frenemy status.
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The newest use for classical music: to discourage spying. Note: Grieg, not Beethoven.

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What Future For The Album In The On-Demand Age?

What Future For The Album In The On-Demand Age? | Classical and digital music news | Scoop.it
Recently BBC Radio 1’s head of music George Ergatoudis stirred up something of a storm with his claim that “albums are edging closer to extinction". Nonetheless there is a growing body of evidence ...
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Symphony guide: Mahler's 6th

Symphony guide: Mahler's 6th | Classical and digital music news | Scoop.it
In the first of 10 symphony guides to coincide with performances at this year's Proms, Tom Service looks at the triumphs, tragedies and controversies of Mahler's Sixth Symphony.
Mahlers A-minor Sixth Symphony is a mythical piece.
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How best to rip 1,500 music CDs? Your tech questions answered

How best to rip 1,500 music CDs? Your tech questions answered | Classical and digital music news | Scoop.it
They take more storage space, but lossless formats preserve the music's original qualityQ My large (1,500-strong) CD collection consists of classical music and jazz.
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Garth Brooks to Offer Digital Music for 1st Time

A longtime holdout from iTunes, Garth Brooks announced Thursday he'll be offering his music digitally for the first time, but only through his own site. Brooks also said he's returning to worldwide...
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Judith Weir prepares to be a radical master of the Queen's music

Judith Weir prepares to be a radical master of the Queen's music | Classical and digital music news | Scoop.it

For Weir, the first woman in the position, it means supporting composers and exploring the state of music education. Judith Weir must be the most modest master of the Queen's music in the job's 388-year history.


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Military bands offer musicians great jobs, similar challenges to orchestras - Washington Post

Military bands offer musicians great jobs, similar challenges to orchestras - Washington Post | Classical and digital music news | Scoop.it
Military bands offer musicians great jobs, similar challenges to orchestras
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In musical circles, there's a lot of disgruntlement that the government doesn't do more to subsidize the arts.
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Report: iTunes Users Spend As Much On Apps As Music - Mashable

Report: iTunes Users Spend As Much On Apps As Music - Mashable | Classical and digital music news | Scoop.it
Report: iTunes Users Spend As Much On Apps As Music
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A new research report on Apple helps shed some light on the Cupertino giant's services business and may offer more insights into its recent Beats acquisition.
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Africa's Digital Music Market Lives on Mobile - AFKInsider

Africa's Digital Music Market Lives on Mobile - AFKInsider | Classical and digital music news | Scoop.it
Africa's Digital Music Market Lives on Mobile
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Music distribution via ringtones and ringback tones is an unstoppable trend in Africa despite other emerging avenues such as online streaming, says an expert.
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Five Great Books on Classical Music and Musicians | EerdWord

Five Great Books on Classical Music and Musicians | EerdWord | Classical and digital music news | Scoop.it
This week we turn our gaze to classical music and musicians. Read on to discover five great books . . . Visions of Amen. Visions of Amen: The Early Life and Music of Olivier Messiaen Stephen Schloesser.
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Proms 2014: Tamsin Little is preparing for her 20th Proms - but busking is her ... - The Independent

Proms 2014: Tamsin Little is preparing for her 20th Proms - but busking is her ... - The Independent | Classical and digital music news | Scoop.it
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Proms 2014: Tamsin Little is preparing for her 20th Proms - but busking is her ...
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Over 700 independent labels sign Fair Digital Deals Declaration

Over 700 independent labels sign Fair Digital Deals Declaration | Classical and digital music news | Scoop.it
The document calls for transparency in digital music deals that would level the playing field between indie labels, major labels and online platforms such as YouTube and Spotify (Over 700 independent labels sign Fair Digital Deals Declaration
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Alex Lohiser's curator insight, July 20, 9:37 PM

Using the Fair Digital Deals Declaration, Sean Michaels raises an excellent point about labels making deals that don't support the artist 

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Opera Singer Maria Callas Complete Studio Recordings Now Remastered - Broadway World

Opera Singer Maria Callas Complete Studio Recordings Now Remastered - Broadway World | Classical and digital music news | Scoop.it
Opera Singer Maria Callas Complete Studio Recordings Now Remastered Broadway World Warner Classics presents the most ambitious and extensive project ever undertaken in the name of the Maria Callas catalogue: a groundbreaking remastered edition of...
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What Do Opera Singers Actually Get Paid?

What Do Opera Singers Actually Get Paid? | Classical and digital music news | Scoop.it

Most of the people in the business who replied to my query about percentages said they believed the percentage of singers earning over $100,000 was far less than 10 percent -- most said between 2 percent and 5 percent.


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Classical Music World Mourns Conductor Lorin Maazel - Voice of America

Classical Music World Mourns Conductor Lorin Maazel - Voice of America | Classical and digital music news | Scoop.it
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Classical Music World Mourns Conductor Lorin Maazel
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Happy birthday Sir Harrison Birtwistle!

Happy birthday Sir Harrison Birtwistle! | Classical and digital music news | Scoop.it
Harrison Birtwistle is 80 today. To celebrate, here are five pieces to celebrate his music, and to introduce you to his unique, elemental soundworld.
Happy birthday Harry! Harrison Birtwistle is 80 today.
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Truth in Advertising

Truth in Advertising | Classical and digital music news | Scoop.it
When I looked through the Metropolitan Opera's 2014-15 brochure, I was saddened by their lack of other contemporary repertoire. Then I flipped through the pages of the new issue of OPERA America's ...
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