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Ableton Loop event brings together artists, technologists and creative thinkers

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Ableton Loop is a 3-day event that brings together artists, technologists, educators and creative thinkers under one roof. to discuss how music is made today, and what it could be tomorrow. What is Loop? Loop is a gathering of musicians/enthusiasts who wish to participate and join the conversation around music, technology and creativity. The event […]

Performance rights organizations: Their role and difference between the various PROs

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Musical compositions constitute intellectual property which belongs to its artists, the creators of the works. The role of Performing rights organizations (PRO) is to ensure musicians are rightfully compensated for use of their music. Several Performing rights organizations (PRO) exists – American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers (ASCAP), Broadcast Music, Inc. (BMI), and SESAC, […]

High pressure Piano Competitions seen with suspicion by serious artists

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High-pressure piano competitions, for long, have long seen with suspicion by serious artists around the world. Glenn Gould said that piano competitions left their “eager, ill-advised supplicants forever stunted, victims of a spiritual lobotomy.” Maybe yes. But one thing seems to be sure: Piano competitions don’t work, and here’s why. Heard of Van Cliburn? When […]

FHSU to host International pianists in International Keyboard festival

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Irena Ravitskaya, concert pianist and associate professor of music at Fort Hays State University (FHSU), has organized recital series, which will take place in the Beach-Schmidt Performing Arts Center in Sheridan Hall on the FHSU campus. International keyboard festival at FHSU continues in March and April — FHSU Univ Relations (@FHSUnews) March 9, […]

Jamie Cullum’s Yamaha grand piano will be the star at this year’s Swindon Youth Piano Festival

Young pianists from across the town will have the opportunity to perform on Jamie Cullum’s beloved Yamaha grand piano at this year’s Swindon Youth Piano Festival. Young people in Swindon have this fantastic opportunity to play on this wonderful grand piano; it really does make a difference to inspire the next generation. “This isn’t a […]

23-year-old pianist Xuesha Hu wins Bösendorfer and Yamaha USASU International Piano Competition

23-year-old pianist Xuesha Hu, a master’s piano student of Alan Chow, won first prize and $15,000 in the 8th Bösendorfer and Yamaha USASU International Piano Competition. Hu performed Sergey Prokofiev’s Piano Concerto No. 3 to win the competition.In addition to the cash prize, Hu will receive a number of concerto performance opportunities with the Phoenix […]

Music for Galway Midwinter Festival (PRODIGY) to focus on compositions by young musicians.

This years’s Music for Galway Midwinter Festival will focus on compositions, rather than performances, by young musicians. The 2017 Midwinter Festival takes child prodigies as its inspiration. Every work in the weekend programme will have been written before or by the age of eighteen. “I’ve always been fascinated by certain pieces of music that I’ve […]

Georgia college to offer class on the music of OutKast

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Students at Savannah’s Armstrong State University in Georgia can now enroll for a literature class dedicated to “OutKast and the Rise of the Hip-Hop South.” The English course at Savannah’s Armstrong State University will be taught by Regina Bradley, assistant professor of African American literature and soon-to-be author of her book, “Chronicling Stankonia: OutKast and […]

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