Virginia native McKinley Dixon has been in the game for a minute. He knows what he wants and he is passionate about prensenting himself authentically above all. McKinley is more than just a rapper or a hip hop connoisseur. He's somewhat of a Picasso, he's truly an artist.
Of course our largest area of discourse will be our polar opposite views on the way in which music creators are being compensated (or not compensated) in the current digital economy...(yours being: stream away and embrace the new era; mine -- fair market value for my content, please).
You can get a taste of what's turning on classical music in Seattle at the Walt Disney Concert Hall this weekend when Ludovic Morlot, the Seattle Symphony's sexy young music director, conducts the Los Angeles Philharmonic in Mozart, Beethoven and Henri Dutilleux.
During Hurricane Sandy, there were pieces of metal siding being blown down the street outside, clanging around in the wind. And the trees were shaking violently. But in my warm studio, I was at peace and composing up a storm of my own.
YouTube music master Kurt Hugo Schneider stops by the What's Trending studio to chat about the brand new Awesomeness TV series Runaways and answer fans' questions about his favorite covers and dream collaborations.
Many may only know Schmidt's theater work but he has also composed extensively for the concert hall, studio, dance, and film and has found full-time work in sound design for theater and dance for many years.