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Gift the App! | Classical Ear

Gift the App! | Classical Ear | Classical and digital music news | Scoop.it
Want to share Classical Ear with a friend or loved one? Tuck an iTunes gift card/token and one of our free gift slips into a holiday card of your choice and you have a great, last-minute gift. 
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Venezuelas El Sistema music scheme is model of tyranny, UK academic says

Venezuelas El Sistema music scheme is model of tyranny, UK academic says | Classical and digital music news | Scoop.it

Supporters rush to defend beacon of social justice as study shows project fails to reach disadvantaged youth.


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'The Black Horn': Blowing Past Classical Music's Color Barriers - NPR

'The Black Horn': Blowing Past Classical Music's Color Barriers - NPR | Classical and digital music news | Scoop.it
Robert Lee Watt, the first black French horn player to join a major U.S. symphony, spent 37 years with the LA Philharmonic. He faced a lot of resistance along the way, as his new memoir recounts.
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Garth Brooks Launches Download Store

Garth Brooks Launches Download Store | Classical and digital music news | Scoop.it
Country performe Garth Brooks, who has long refused to let any download store sell his music, is launching GhostTunes, his own iTunes competitor, which will offer over 10 million digital songs by thousands of artists.
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Recent reviews round-up 5 November 2014 | Classical Ear

Recent reviews round-up 5 November 2014 | Classical Ear | Classical and digital music news | Scoop.it
Dear readers: The Classical Ear app for iPhone (and iPad) brings a new recording review to your device each weekday, along with other useful information.
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The Uncertain Fate of College Radio - PopMatters

The Uncertain Fate of College Radio - PopMatters | Classical and digital music news | Scoop.it
Artists like OutKast and R.E.M. were first heard on college radio. As corporations take over these stations, what will it mean for artists and students?
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More about non-commercial radio stations.

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Why does KBIA play so much classical music? - KBIA

Why does KBIA play so much classical music? - KBIA | Classical and digital music news | Scoop.it
One way CoMO Explained chooses topics for our episodes is from listener questions. Way back in our first iteration of the show a listener posted on Reddit
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As one who grew up with classical music on NPR stations, I don't quite understand the question. But good historical background nonetheless.

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Can concerts in bars and cafés save classical music?

Can concerts in bars and cafés save classical music? | Classical and digital music news | Scoop.it
In 30 cities and counting, a group called Classical Revolution is bringing a waning genre back to the people.
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As you know, we don't believe classical music needs saving, but having put up with a toddler's Thomas the Tank Engine at the next table over lunch today, classical music in cafés sounds good to us. 

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iOS generative music apps roundup – apps that make music for you

iOS generative music apps roundup – apps that make music for you | Classical and digital music news | Scoop.it
Pretty much since the early days of music software for computers, developers have been making software that, in one way or another, attempts to write its own music.
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It’s Time For A Streaming Pricing Reset [Mark Mulligan]

It’s Time For A Streaming Pricing Reset [Mark Mulligan] | Classical and digital music news | Scoop.it
By Mark Mulligan of MiDA on his Music Industry blog.
There is a growing realization that that streaming revenue is not growing quickly enough to offset the impact of declining download sales.
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5 best CD-quality digital music services

5 best CD-quality digital music services | Classical and digital music news | Scoop.it
From streaming services to download stores, low bitrate music just doesn't cut it any more.
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Useful.

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SoundCloud Cuts First Major Music Group Deal With Warner Music

SoundCloud Cuts First Major Music Group Deal With Warner Music | Classical and digital music news | Scoop.it
Warner Music Group (WMG) today became the first major music group to announce a deal with the SoundCloud audio platform.
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Time to say goodbye: Top conductor retires

Time to say goodbye: Top conductor retires | Classical and digital music news | Scoop.it
The inside track on classical music and related cultures
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Spotify CEO explains why Taylor Swift should be grateful to his company

Spotify CEO explains why Taylor Swift should be grateful to his company | Classical and digital music news | Scoop.it
Last week we learned that pop star Taylor Swift decided to remove all her music from Spotify because she felt that it doesn't "fairly compensate the writers, producers, artists, and creators of this music" and that she couldn't "agree with...
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Joshua Bell: My classical music New York - New York Post

Joshua Bell: My classical music New York - New York Post | Classical and digital music news | Scoop.it
He's one of the most famous violinists in the world — but when Joshua Bell fiddled incognito in a Washington Metro station, he barely cleared $30. Would he have made more busking in New York City? ...
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Henry Lamont Simpson's WW1 poems made into classical music piece - BBC News

Henry Lamont Simpson's WW1 poems made into classical music piece - BBC News | Classical and digital music news | Scoop.it
The poems of a soldier who died in World War One have been turned into a song called Remembrance Day.
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“It’s a Very Strange Job”: Talking With Alex Ross About Music Criticism

“It’s a Very Strange Job”: Talking With Alex Ross About Music Criticism | Classical and digital music news | Scoop.it
The New Yorker's Alex Ross talks with KQED before his pre-concert lecture at the San Francisco Symphony on Nov. 6 as part of the Rubin Institute on Music Criticism.

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NASA Posts a Huge Library of Space Sounds, And You're Free To Use Them - Create Digital Music

NASA Posts a Huge Library of Space Sounds, And You're Free To Use Them - Create Digital Music | Classical and digital music news | Scoop.it
Space is the place. Again. And SoundCloud is now a place you can find sounds from the US government space agency, NASA. In addition to the requisite vocal clips (“Houston, we’ve had a problem” and “The Eagle has landed”), you get a lot more.

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Opera & Classical Music Listings for Nov. 7-13 - New York Times

Opera & Classical Music Listings for Nov. 7-13 - New York Times | Classical and digital music news | Scoop.it
A selected, critical guide to classical music performances in New York City.
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Taylor Swift takes a stand over Spotify song royalties - The Guardian

Taylor Swift takes a stand over Spotify song royalties - The Guardian | Classical and digital music news | Scoop.it
Singer’s move condemned by some as shortsighted, but others see it as a savvy way to drive up album sales
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▶ Chopin Competition 2010 - Yulianna Avdeeva - Piano Concerto no1 in e minor - 1st movement (1/2) - YouTube

Performed in the 3rd Round of the Chopin Competition 2010
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Here's the second half of the movement: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NvqqNr72WPA

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Spotify Deletes Its App Platform, Offers Developers Inferior Alternative

Spotify Deletes Its App Platform, Offers Developers Inferior Alternative | Classical and digital music news | Scoop.it
Please note: Future releases of the Spotify Desktop client will no longer feature an App Finder tab and will no longer support the presentation of Spotify Apps, therefore this feature has been discontinued.
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Tom Magliozzi of NPR's 'Car Talk' helped turn Saturday-morning radio into a ... - Washington Post

Tom Magliozzi of NPR's 'Car Talk' helped turn Saturday-morning radio into a ... - Washington Post | Classical and digital music news | Scoop.it
APPRECIATION | With his brother, Ray, “Click and Clack” gave sound auto advice, but always veered hilariously off-course.
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We are sad.

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Musical America Award Goes to Peter Sellars - New York Times (blog)

Musical America Award Goes to Peter Sellars - New York Times (blog) | Classical and digital music news | Scoop.it
Peter Sellars was named artist of the year for his inventive staging of Bach’s “St. Matthew Passion” with the Berlin Philharmonic at the Park Avenue Armory
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New Podcast: the life and music of Richard Strauss | gramophone.co.uk

New Podcast: the life and music of Richard Strauss | gramophone.co.uk | Classical and digital music news | Scoop.it
The latest Gramophone Podcast, celebrating the life and music of Richard Strauss is now live: http://t.co/k4VWg9hqrm http://t.co/ew5WdSjrCX
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So, podcasts. Do you like them? Do you like this one? Should we (Classical Ear) do some? If so, please let us know; we're interested but could use a bit of encouragement!

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