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Real Vinyl: In The Studio With Dylan, Jagger, Sinatra and More

Glenn Berger, PhD | Posted 02.25.2016 | Entertainment
Glenn Berger, PhD

The new HBO series, Vinyl, produced by Martin Scorsese and Mick Jagger, brings back to life the legendary New York music scene of the 1970s. I was luc...

Paving the Way For the 'Celestial Jukebox'

Steven Marks | Posted 11.03.2016 | Entertainment
Steven Marks

Twenty years ago this week, President Bill Clinton signed one of the most important pro-music laws ever enacted, laying the foundation for the digital streaming revolution that has become so central to our lives today.

Michael Jackson's Xscape Origins: The First Review

Charles Thomson | Posted 05.18.2015 | Books
Charles Thomson

Hundreds of books have been written about Michael Jackson, but this is one of the very few must-reads to have been published since his death, forgetting his much-debated private life and shedding light on the one area most people appear least informed about; his work.

Virtually Challenged

Susanne Mentzer | Posted 04.07.2015 | Arts
Susanne Mentzer

I miss reading the LP covers and the CD booklets. It is not dissimilar to reading the newspaper online. I miss the overall experience of seeing the entire page and reading little things I might miss online.

The Gentle Genius Behind the Greatest Jazz Label: Alfred Lion and Blue Note

Ted Fox | Posted 04.06.2015 | Entertainment
Ted Fox

Monday was the anniversary of Alfred Lion's death in 1987. The founder of Blue Note - the greatest jazz label of all time - Lion produced some nine hundred records, including Thelonious Monk's first recordings.

Eight-Time Grammy Winner Manny Marroquin's Music Mixing Magic

Xaque Gruber | Posted 04.05.2015 | Entertainment
Xaque Gruber

Manny Marroquin is the most humble hitmaking powerhouse mixer in the business. With eight Grammies to his name so far including the rare feat of winn...

Bob Dylan Gives Us an Early Gift

Anne Margaret Daniel | Posted 07.13.2014 | Entertainment
Anne Margaret Daniel

Is Dylan's new track from a forthcoming album? A good guess. The single is a cover, and is almost Dylan's age, written by Buddy Kaye and Ted Mossman in 1945 and most notably recorded, that year, by Frank Sinatra.

Michael Bublé Discusses Recording a Unique Christmas Album: "A Dream Come True and Years in the Planning"

Quora | Posted 02.01.2014 | Entertainment

"It's no secret that I love the holidays, all the traditions and especially Christmas music. I thought about how and what I would record for my Christmas album for ages."

11 Homes Any Music Lover Would Want

Ryan Nickum | Posted 11.19.2013 | HuffPost Home
Ryan Nickum

Whether music is a hobby or you're house hunting for Dr. Dre, an in-home recording studio is an awesome feature for a home to have We scoured Estately's real estate listings across America to find these homes for sale that come with a recording studio.

Twenty Feet From Stardom

Dwight Brown | Posted 08.12.2013 | Black Voices
Dwight Brown

They can sing a joyful noise. In pitch-perfect harmony. Never missing a beat. Yet they rarely take center stage. Why? Background singers, are the unsung heroes of music.

Risë Stevens: A Brief Tribute

Susanne Mentzer | Posted 05.25.2013 | Arts
Susanne Mentzer

Until my late teens Risë Stevens was all I knew of opera. I am sure mom wore out the grooves listening to the overture, and the arias "Habañera" and "Séguidilla". I knew these, too, by osmosis.

Cyber Singer #doingitmyself

Susanne Mentzer | Posted 05.14.2013 | Arts
Susanne Mentzer

Now I need to put my performer hat back on, rehearse with the two pianists and Carlisle Floyd, and stay healthy. I know that thanks to my efforts at least 250 people will have the CD in hand by the fall. This was the goal.

How I Stopped Downloading Music Illegally & Began Paying For It

Tyler Kingkade | Posted 10.23.2012 | College
Tyler Kingkade

I downloaded my first song illegally in 5th grade and continued to harbor pirated music all the way through college. Now I pay for my music. What happened?

From a Soldier in Thailand, to His Girl Back Home

Bob Purse | Posted 10.07.2012 | Home
Bob Purse

Finding recordings as like the one on this tape is among the biggest reasons I spend my free time delving into the contents of old reels, and I'm sure there are others out there who will enjoy this just as much.

Talking With Leslie Lewis, GRAMMY Nominees and Ted Soundtrack Producer

Chris Castle | Posted 07.25.2012 | Entertainment
Chris Castle

Leslie Lewis has had an active role as a record executive, producer, manager, recording artist, marketing executive, artists & repertoire executive, advocate, motion picture music studio executive, soundtrack music executive, and as the Director of the Producers & Engineers Wing.

Mom Signs Record Deal At 55: 'I Never Gave Up On My Dream'

Huff/Post50 | Lori Weiss | Posted 10.09.2012 | Home

“When I walk out on stage, I often say ‘You’re probably wondering who I am. Well, I’m a 55-year-old woman who just got her first record deal.’"

The Gift of Music -- My "Fifty @ Fifty" List

Albert Imperato | Posted 08.29.2012 | Arts
Albert Imperato

Not quite sure how it happened, but I'm turning fifty years old in a couple of days. Time sure does fly. To mark these double occasions, I've put together a list of 50 classical music recordings, arranged alphabetically by composer, that have given me particular pleasure over the years.

The Music Industry Might Actually Not Be Dying

Huffington Post | Chris C. Anderson | Posted 03.28.2012 | Entertainment

The Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) recently released their report on 2011 Year End Shipment Data, in which states that "total [music...

Vinyl Is Forever: In Praise of Indie Record Stores

James Rotondi | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
James Rotondi

This piece was originally posted at the MTV Music Blog For those who only buy their music on iTunes,, or other online digital music servic...

Radio Gives Payola a Facelift to Stay Afloat

Jason Schmitt | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Jason Schmitt

Radio will take a bone wherever one is thrown and major labels have paid an arm and a leg to have their songs played frequently on stations across the nation.

Download Illegally, It's the Right Thing to Do

Jason Schmitt | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Jason Schmitt

The plea from the music industry, which seems to have only gross sales in mind, is that if you illegally download you are hurting the artists themselves. This logic is far from true.

After American Idol with Anoop Desai

Fabio Periera | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Fabio Periera

WEST HOLLYWOOD, CA--Now in its ninth season, American Idol has broken some of the most recognizable names in pop music the world over: Kelly Clarkson,...

Minnesota Woman Ordered to Pay $1.9 Million for Downloading Songs

Bloomberg | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

June 19 (Bloomberg) -- A Minnesota woman accused of swapping music over the Kazaa Internet service was ordered by a jury to pay Vivendi SA's Universal...

For the Justice Department-RIAA Connection, the Fifth Time is Not The Charm

Gigi Sohn | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Gigi Sohn

While there are a number of lawyers and others in the White House and elsewhere with a more balanced view of copyright, having so many recording industry lawyers concentrated in the Justice Department is particularly troubling.

Move Over Wall Street, Hollywood and the Chamber of Commerce Want Their Handouts Too

Gigi Sohn | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Gigi Sohn

These lawsuits could be brought even if the copyright holder has sued the alleged violator for civil damages; your tax dollars could be used to punish the same person or company twice.