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ASCAP'S 'I Create Music' EXPO, Plus Conversations with E-Streeter Nils Lofgren and Summer Horns' Mindi Abair

Mike Ragogna | Posted 06.18.2014 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

ASCAP'S "I CREATE MUSIC" EXPO At the end of the month, ASCAP once again is sponsoring their annual "I Create Music" EXPO, this being the event's 9t...

This Year's Grammy Awards: Lessons Learned or More of the Same?

Steve Stoute | Posted 04.11.2012 | Entertainment
Steve Stoute

The very meaning of the Grammy, excellence in musical artistry, is a testament to the hard work, sacrifice, and genius that recording artists bring to their craft. While to the viewer it may seem as if it is just a show, to the artists it is significantly more profound.

Are the Grammys Racist?

Michal Shapiro | Posted 09.05.2011 | Entertainment
Michal Shapiro

By lumping together certain ethnic musical forms, it makes it far harder for the artists involved in those genres to get the acknowledgement that the Grammy award bestows, and the career benefits thereof.

He Named It "Grammy": A Conversation With Hunter & Stan Freberg, Plus New Robert Johnson Releases

Mike Ragogna | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

2011-02-18-m.jpgStan Freberg, Hunter Freberg. Together, they're like an institution.

What You Don't Know About the GRAMMYs: They Give Back

Kristi York Wooten | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Kristi York Wooten

In a society where music programs in schools are a dying breed, the Grammy Foundation works to provide unique musical opportunities for young students.

Roots Fans Send a Message to the Grammys (VIDEO)

Andrew Shapter | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Andrew Shapter

The following post is an open letter to members of the National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences. I'm not a musician, music expert, or member ...

From Pink Floyd and Abbey Road to The Project and Austin Powers: A Conversation with Alan Parsons

Mike Ragogna | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

Sound designer Alan Parsons has long had a passion for the latest technologies. Alan took a moment to talk with me about his illustrious past that included his days at Abbey Road Studios through his latest technology-focused endeavor.

Grammy Goes Pop And Never Comes Back

Charles Karel Bouley | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Charles Karel Bouley

Grammy has always walked a tightrope between what is commercial and what is artistically satisfying, but the 2010 nominees show that commercialism and corporatism have a strong hold on the awards.

Pirates Stealing Music in China...US...Pretty Much Everywhere.

Mira Veda | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Mira Veda

Until there is some regulation, the world may never see the potential of so many songwriters, singers or artists that just can't afford to make music.

Folkin' Around with Benjamin Taylor, His Dad James, Dar Williams and That Guy Mark Erelli

Mike Ragogna | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

"Buzzer" is the album's most complex and surreal recording. It is an edgy piece crafted around her character's life choices and their results.