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Music-streaming services really don’t exploit performers. Songwriters, though—that’s another story.
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This article shows very good examples of evidence about how Spotify and Pandora pay peanuts to very recognized and successful artists like David Lowery, singer-guitarist of Cracker and Camper Van Beethoven, Thom Yorke of Radiohead and producer Nigel Godrich.
I disagree in the "streaming music is not the digital equivalent of radio" point because for me it actually is the equivalent of radio and I think that artists should definitely get paid what they deserve for each stream, which is a lot more than they're getting right now. Therefore, I do think it is a problem that artists are getting paid peanuts from streaming services.
It helped define European anti-Semitism, especially when it came to Jewish music
How good is your memory? Is it shot, like mine? Do you know all your passwords? Can you remember what you did last Tuesday? Now consider the brain power involved in memorizing an entire script for a play and retaining it for months, if not longer.
In the early 1980s, Andy Warhol posed in drag for a series of Polaroid portraits. Wearing heavy white makeup in works like "Self-Portrait in Drag" (1981), he exudes a ghoulish glamour.
A device in the basement of the Library of Congress produces images of sound, echoing the reason recording devices were invented in the first place.
In Burkina Faso, dancer Salimata Wologem fills the room when she moves. Whatever the choreography, the forcefulness of her dancing depicts an individual conquering the limitations of space and society....
Big corny windswept sentimentality might just be the thing that pop does best.
The future of e-books, or any electronic text, may be soundtracked. A new experiment in automation is generating music in response to the emotion of words in literature.
Co-creation is something not often explored in the classical genre, and after working on Potential Energies, I’ve been thinking about how the choreographer-dancer process could be applied in creati...
Art museums and performing artists have a complicated relationship. Though to some they may seem like a natural pairing, or at least a reasonable one, there's an inherent tension.
Arvo Pärt’s compositions are not only universally spiritual, but specific to the Eastern Orthodox Christian Church, though he prefers to remain vague on that topic.
When the dancer Aakash Odedra set out to present a classical Indian piece on a large scale, he realised it encapsulated his experiences as a dyslexic
In his day, performers received little respect for grueling work. Yet the playwright strode the stage for more than 15 years—and then changed the acting profession forever.
The site you are about to enter is a series of dynamic and interactive educational materials aimed at fostering a multidisciplinary understanding of how movement ideas are enacted in various aspects of American culture.
From Singin' in the Rain to The Full Monty and Strictly Ballroom, dance films celebrate our human capacity for improvised, limitless joy. By Michael Newton
Interview with Carolyn Carlson on Italy, an abstract painter, Diana Vishneva, Carla Fracci, music, dance, poetry, film... and hands.
Theatre before Shakespeare was upfront, physical and fun. It required a different kind of actor and its spirit is still irresistible, writes Carl Heap
The people who make all that yummy music are actually being loved to death by fans who expect it to be free.
interview with Liz Lerman
Two Yale professors thrive where calculation meets choreography.
Enra is a self-described “entertainment unit,” a Japanese dance troupe “which presents the ultimate fusion of images and live performance.” And they've really raised the bar with their latest production, “Pleiades.” They've created a fluid work of art in w
dacIt began at a Rio barbecue. Now passinho is jinking out of the Brazilian favelas and onto a world stage, writes Jez Smadja
Eleven Play is a Japanese dance group that incorporates advanced technologies directly into their practice.
French choreographer Olivier Dubois' dance work Tragédie has been creating quite a stir; nudity always grabs the headlines. Here are the crits and the pics!
But when choreographer Miguel Gutierrez dissects ageism in Age & Beauty Part 1: Mid-Career Artist/Suicide Note or &:-/, his contribution to the Whitney Biennial (through May 4)—and the first in a planned series addressing queerness and the passage of time—he’s not talking about generations so much as he is grappling with vanity: the 42-year-old casts himself as the old fogey. In other words, he’s the victim here—but not a defeated one.
Why a production of Prince Igor was a missed opportunity to call a truce between opera and dance.