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Aretha Franklin rebuffed Dionne Warwick

Saturday, April 29th, 2017

“At this point, it isn’t about an apology, it’s about libel,” said Franklin, who had great success with some songs originally associated with Warwick, notably “I Say a Little Prayer.” “We’ve never been friends,” Franklin added, “and I don’t...

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Elton John Hospitalized for ‘Harmful Bacterial Infection

Thursday, April 27th, 2017

Elton John is recovering at home after spending two nights in intensive care at a London hospital after contracting a “harmful and unusual bacterial infection” during a recent tour of South America. As reported by Uproxx, John’s team released an official statement explaining the situation....

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A thief stealing musical instruments was captured on CCTV

Sunday, April 23rd, 2017

A thief who smashed in the windows of a car to steal musical instruments was captured on CCTV. The theft took place in the early hours on Thursday morning in Bangor, Gwynedd in North Wales. According to musician who had his goods stolen, the robber smashed a car window and stole a Miyazawa flute,...

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Make Music Count

Saturday, April 22nd, 2017

“Make Music Count is the new creative Mathematics curriculum that teaches each lesson through learning how to play a song on the piano,” explains the program’s website. “Each musical note that is played is derived by solving an algebraic equation. Here is a new method teachers can use to...

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Job, Director of Client Services and Release Management

Friday, April 21st, 2017

Kobalt Music Recordings is looking for a friendly, dynamic and experienced music industry professional to work closely with the International Marketing teams in London, NY and LA, KMR’s artist community and the London-based Digital Operations/Supply Chain teams to ensure accurate and timely build...

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The first major UK fund for songwriters and writer-producers

Thursday, April 20th, 2017

The UK funder of new music and talent development has launched the initiative in association with the BASCA Trust, a charity dedicated to music education and supporting songwriters and composers. PRS Foundation and the BASCA Trust have initiated this fund in response to the fact that songwriters and...

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The MU has a new Assistant General Secretary

Sunday, April 16th, 2017

The Musicians’ Union (MU) has appointed Naomi Pohl has its new assistant general secretary. She is the first woman to join the MU’s team of senior officials in the Union’s history. Pohl’s previous roles with the Union include national organiser for recording and broadcasting, and London regional...

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Muffy Baby protects

Wednesday, April 12th, 2017

Apline explained that in the early stages, an infant’s hearing is very sensitive, and this could be an issue for parents who may have exposed their children to loud noises, without even realising it. Alpine claims its CE-approved Earmuff for the very young is a world-first and aims to combat this...

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Steve Perry on Rock Hall induction, ’emotional’ new album

Monday, April 10th, 2017

He didn’t perform with them, but former Journey lead singer Steve Perry did join his ex-band mates Friday night in Brooklyn, New York as they were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Speaking exclusively to ABC Radio Friday night after the event at the Barclay’s Center, Perry...

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International Youth Choir Festival

Sunday, April 9th, 2017

This event promises to be a ‘vibrant celebration of music’s power to change the lives of individuals and communities’, featuring eight outstanding choirs from four continents alongside a one-day conference. On 15 April, a daytime conference will include an extensive programme of CPD for music...

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Sennheiser XS Wireles Microphones

Saturday, April 8th, 2017

XS Wireless all-in-one system for music, theatre and speech combines easiest handling with reliable transmission and professional live sound  for an unmatched price. Even on a busy stage, XS Wireless is set up in no time and delivers professional live sound. Thanks to its intuitive operation, you...

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Steve Perry Will Reportedly Attend Journey’s Rock Hall Induction

Monday, April 3rd, 2017

Steve Perry has been typically tight-lipped about whether he’ll be there when Journey are inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame on April 7, but according to keyboardist Jonathan Cain, the band’s expecting to see its former singer there. Cain let the news slip during a recent interview...

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producer will record street musicians throughout Europe

Sunday, April 2nd, 2017

Microphone manufacturer Shure has teamed up with German record producer Marten Berger, whose next project is to tour Europe in a mobile recording studio, capturing performances by street musicians. Berger plans to record musicians “from every corner of the continent” and release a CD and...

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Want to take part in feedback panel?

Saturday, April 1st, 2017

The music education organisation is looking for 500 teachers from a wide range of backgrounds from across the UK to take part in a series of online polls and surveys. The results and insight from the feedback panel will influence the development of ABRSM exams, apps, books and events. It’s an opportunity...

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Phoenix requires new frontman

Friday, March 31st, 2017

Phoenix are looking for a new vocalist/frontman/frontwoman, to join us on our busy gigging schedule. With our current singer leaving us to take on other challenges we need someone who is 100% committed. The band is varied in age so your age is not important but the ideal candidate will have:


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