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People Just Aren't That Into Music, Study Finds... - Digital Music News

People Just Aren't That Into Music, Study Finds... - Digital Music News | Music Education | Scoop.it
... than all-you-can-eat approach. Lean-backs are looking for help to discover their musical taste, and are big listeners of hit radio stations, looking to have digital music recommended, curated, themed and packaged for them.” ...
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This is why Beats Music is so interesting, and why Pandora is crushing the competition.  It also explains why traditional radio is playing fewer songs than ever before.  Even the brainy Echo Nest seems to be learning that deep niches are mostly uninteresting to listeners.  ”Successfully monetizing digital music ‘on-a-plate’ requires a sizeable audience of lean-back listeners, close management, refined programming and packaging of music and a strong connection with local culture,” the report continues.

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Arts: The full value of music education - Waco Tribune-Herald

Arts: The full value of music education - Waco Tribune-Herald | Music Education | Scoop.it
“Arts: The full value of music education Waco Tribune-Herald One of the bigger ideas unpacked in this study is the way music instruction stimulates the brain to excel in non-related areas, many of which are the subject of hand-wringing when it comes...”
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Further evidence about the importance of music education.
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How Much are Musicians Actually Making per Stream? [Infographic]

How Much are Musicians Actually Making per Stream? [Infographic] | Music Education | Scoop.it
“While online music streaming businesses have given smaller, unsigned musicians the opportunity of extended exposure, it comes at a significant cost to musicians: their wallets.”
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(*sigh*) we need to $ value the creativity musicians have for their musical creations.
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Build This Dream Music Studio with IKEA Hacked Furniture

Build This Dream Music Studio with IKEA Hacked Furniture | Music Education | Scoop.it
“Building a music studio--or any creative space, really--can be difficult. Custom storage, desks, and workbenches can be expensive, but Dubspot's Michael Walsh did it on the cheap with a few trips to IKEA, his DIY spirit, and ...”
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Brilliant! (And cheaper, thank goodness!)
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Schools music funding concerns - The Age

Schools music funding concerns - The Age | Music Education | Scoop.it
“Schools music funding concerns The Age It also said the Education Department would also identify secondary schools with strong music programs to explore whether they could deliver music education for other schools and act as a "hub" of professional...”
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"Music is an absolutely vital part of the extra-curricular program and any reduction in funding would be absolutely disappointing," she said.
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New Music To Know: Betty Who Makes Dance Music You Can Cry ...

New Music To Know: Betty Who Makes Dance Music You Can Cry ... | Music Education | Scoop.it
“No, Newham is Betty Who, an Australian-born singer who earned a degree in pop music from Boston's Berklee College of Music and feels a lot of weird emotions when she sees Usher. “I got the 8701 Tour DVD when I was ...”
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Jessica Anne Newham is not the next Miley Cyrus. Nor is she the next Beyoncé, Katy Perry or Robyn, though she gets a kick out of people telling her she could be the love child of the latter two. No, Newham is Betty Who, an Australian-born singer who earned a degree in pop music from Boston’s Berklee College of Music and feels a lot of weird emotions when she sees Usher.
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Cancer charity tackles low self-esteem through music - Telegraph.co.uk

Cancer charity tackles low self-esteem through music - Telegraph.co.uk | Music Education | Scoop.it
“Telegraph.co.uk Cancer charity tackles low self-esteem through music Telegraph.co.uk ... self esteem, to help young people integrate back into education – whether that be primary or secondary school, college or HE.”
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Fine Arts are worth the educational investments. - Moberly Monitor Index

Fine Arts are worth the educational investments. - Moberly Monitor Index | Music Education | Scoop.it
Fine Arts are worth the educational investments.
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While promoting every art venue — from dance, music, theatre, media arts, literature, design and visual arts — his focal point is involving children in the arts.
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An interesting read, especially through the supportive data in the research to show why students achieve 'better' results across the curriculum, if involved in the Arts.

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Taking Music Education to the Next Level: Mark Katz and the Carolina Beat Making Lab at TEDxUNC

Mark Katz and the Carolina Beat Making Lab brought energy to the stage with their presentation, "Taking Music Education to the Next Level." Katz explained how it's common for musicians to be...
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Mark Katz and the Carolina Beat Making Lab brought energy to the stage with their presentation, "Taking Music Education to the Next Level." Katz explained how it's common for musicians to be unable to read music, and hence partnered with the US State Department so student musicians may teach and empower all over the world. With turntables and a beat pad at their side, the group mixed the crowd's applause into their music.

In the spirit of ideas worth spreading, TEDx is a program of local, self-organized events that bring people together to share a TED-like experience. At a TEDx event, TEDTalks video and live speakers combine to spark deep discussion and connection in a small group

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Peabody's music education students learn how to share their musical mastery - The Hub at Johns Hopkins

Peabody's music education students learn how to share their musical mastery - The Hub at Johns Hopkins | Music Education | Scoop.it
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... its music education students are also worth noting.
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Student-teaching is not only good for Peabody students' education skills, but also for their musicianship.

There is something about learning how to teach others that often provides a bump in a Peabody student's own performance skills. Every year, Harlan D. Parker, who is also the Peabody Wind Ensemble conductor and music director/conductor of the Peabody Youth Orchestra in the Preparatory division, notices improvement in several students' own practice as they begin to teach. "They're starting to learn how everything fits together," he says.

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Cadence: Where Physics And Music Fall In Love | Rock, Paper ...

Cadence: Where Physics And Music Fall In Love | Rock, Paper ... | Music Education | Scoop.it
The purpose of the game is to connect “nodes” together with lines, in order to build circuits down which musical pulses can travel – each level's goal is to create a constantly looping sound. It starts off fairly simply, before ...
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Cross curriculum science and music.
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Musical performance at State Capitol advocates for music education - fox13now.com

Musical performance at State Capitol advocates for music education - fox13now.com | Music Education | Scoop.it
Musical performance at State Capitol advocates for music education fox13now.com SALT LAKE CITY — A junior high school musical group played on the steps of the Utah Capitol Thursday, and the show was part of an effort to advocate for music education.
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A Map of the Most Distinctive Musician In Every US State... | Digital ...

A Map of the Most Distinctive Musician In Every US State... | Digital ... | Music Education | Scoop.it
If you want a better idea of unique music tastes across the United States. then take a look at this map. Paul Lamere, Director of Developer Platform at The Echo Nest, created the map and posted it on his blog.
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this is fun! But, who is it missing?

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Letter: Fine arts department touches every student - My Citizens News

Letter: Fine arts department touches every student - My Citizens News | Music Education | Scoop.it
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Letter: Fine arts department touches every student
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This department includes, music (vocal and instrumental), visual arts (photography, graphic design, drawing, painting, ceramics and sculpture), and theater.
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U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan believes, “A well-rounded education is simply too vital to our students’ success to let the teaching of the arts and humanities erode.” He also says, “…all students — 100 percent — should have access to arts instruction. All children should have arts-rich schools.”

These quotes were taken from published remarks he made while giving the results of the report on “Arts Education in Public Elementary and Secondary Schools” in April of 2012. He went on to say, “The study of the arts can significantly boost student achievement, reduce discipline problems, and increase the odds that students will go on to graduate from college.”

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A Wonderful Graphic Featuring The Importance of Music in Education [Infographic]

A Wonderful Graphic Featuring The Importance of Music in Education [Infographic] | Music Education | Scoop.it
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Fabulous to why music education is important.
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Study: Music, Manipulatives Are Fun, But Basics Best for Struggling Math Students - Education Week News (blog)

Study: Music, Manipulatives Are Fun, But Basics Best for Struggling Math Students - Education Week News (blog) | Music Education | Scoop.it
“Study: Music, Manipulatives Are Fun, But Basics Best for Struggling Math Students Education Week News (blog) First grade teachers facing a class full of students struggling with math were more likely to turn to music, movement, and manipulative...”
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Further evidence about the intrinsic value of music education.
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10 Ways to Maintain Musical Form During the Summer

10 Ways to Maintain Musical Form During the Summer | Music Education | Scoop.it
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The 5 Best Android music player apps [May 2014] | TalkAndroid.com

The 5 Best Android music player apps [May 2014] | TalkAndroid.com | Music Education | Scoop.it
“Poweramp made our list of music players last time around, and it's only gotten better since last year. It still offers a ton of features aimed at power users that other music players can't match, and the themes and tweaks in ...”
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These are five of the best music players available that cover a ton of features, depending on how you like to listen to music.
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Wynton Marsalis on Music Education: The NAfME Interview

“The National Association for Music Education's (NAfME) Digital Communications Manager, Nelson Duffle, interviews trumpeter, composer, music educator, Managin...”
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"I'm a Performer": Where Music is for Everyone - San Francisco Classical Voice

"I'm a Performer": Where Music is for Everyone - San Francisco Classical Voice | Music Education | Scoop.it
“"I'm a Performer": Where Music is for Everyone San Francisco Classical Voice The Berkeley Symphony's family concerts are part of a three-step music education program, according to Luke, who initially trained as a pianist.”
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10 Benefits of Music Education for Students » K12 - Learning Liftoff ...

10 Benefits of Music Education for Students » K12 - Learning Liftoff ... | Music Education | Scoop.it
... learn a second language. 2. Improved test scores. Studies have shown that students who are involved with a high-quality music education program in school perform better on tests than students who don't engage in music.
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Many families can instill the benefits of music education in children despite cuts to school programs. Some pursue music on their own or find supplemental learning programs that incorporate music in the midst of dwindling school programs. Private music teachers or music ensembles within communities and churches offer good options for kids to reap the academic benefits of music education. Some might find artistic success as well: K12 student Stephanie Grace, who at age 16 has already released twelve country music songs, and K12 student Kalona Pence, who is a rising Christian music artist. Parents of younger students might consider supplemental learning programs, such as EmbarK⊃1;⊃2;, that incorporate music and other arts that offer important benefits for kids.

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Why Aren't There More Music Oscars? (Guest Column)

Why Aren't There More Music Oscars? (Guest Column) | Music Education | Scoop.it
For far too long, music's relationship with the Oscars has been a one-way street.
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Traditionally, music is the last step before the picture locks. For the filmmaker and editor, it could be a useful tool -- like much-needed glue that can add substance and layers to the work. Music can be the ultimate forgiver as well as the creator of pop culture moments that stick. Yet it’s the last thought in the filmmaking process and often treated as an afterthought by the film industry.

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People Just Aren't That Into Music, Study Finds... - Digital Music News

People Just Aren't That Into Music, Study Finds... - Digital Music News | Music Education | Scoop.it
... than all-you-can-eat approach. Lean-backs are looking for help to discover their musical taste, and are big listeners of hit radio stations, looking to have digital music recommended, curated, themed and packaged for them.” ...
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This is why Beats Music is so interesting, and why Pandora is crushing the competition.  It also explains why traditional radio is playing fewer songs than ever before.  Even the brainy Echo Nest seems to be learning that deep niches are mostly uninteresting to listeners.  ”Successfully monetizing digital music ‘on-a-plate’ requires a sizeable audience of lean-back listeners, close management, refined programming and packaging of music and a strong connection with local culture,” the report continues.

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COMMENT: "Music education should be at the heart of the curriculum" - miPRO

COMMENT: "Music education should be at the heart of the curriculum" - miPRO | Music Education | Scoop.it
COMMENT: "Music education should be at the heart of the curriculum" miPRO If we can contribute to the regeneration of music at primary level then it will percolate up through the secondary's and we can all look forward to a sustainable future...
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Absolutely agree. (Note: vested interest- I'm a music educator!)
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Flipping the Band Room – iPad Apps to Make it Rock! | iPad and ...

Flipping the Band Room – iPad Apps to Make it Rock! | iPad and ... | Music Education | Scoop.it
I've always been trying to find ways to get students more involved outside of the classroom in creating music. In reading all of ... Apps for Teaching. TimeLine 3D App An awesome 3D TimeLine creation and presentation app!
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Harry Connick Junior talks Music Education and being real on American Idol

Front Row Features Wire | Pacific Rim Video correspondent Chris Trondsen talks to Harry Connick Jr during the "American Idol Top 13 Party" held at Fig & Oliv...
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Thank you, Harry. Love your work. (and music.)

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