Flashback: With a CSO concert in 1933, Black composer Florence Price’s career hit a history-making crescendo. The world is finally rediscovering her gifts.

By RON GROSSMAN CHICAGO TRIBUNE | MAR 19, 2021 On June 15, 1933, the flick of a baton turned a page in history. Responding to the conductor’s downbeat, the Chicago Symphony Orchestra made Florence B. Price the first Black female composer to have a full-length work performed by a major orchestra. Subsequently, Price’s significant achievement was all…

EVERYTHING TO KNOW ABOUT THE MOVIE MUSICALS OF 2021

LEIGH SCHEPS | FEBRUARY 23, 2021 Broadway may be on hiatus right now, but while we eagerly wait for it to reopen, several movie musicals will help us get through 2021. Shows such as In the Heights, Dear Evan Hansen, and West Side Story are being reimagined for the screen, giving audiences a fresh take on beloved stories. “We’re getting movie musicals…

How Atlanta startup Music Tech Works is changing the way we license music

By Erin Schilling – Technology Reporter/ Atlanta InnoJanuary 21, 2021, 02:07pm EST Licensing music has never been a simple process.   A content creator must first find who owns the rights to song, then negotiate permission to use it. With different production companies, record labels, performers and songwriters, that could mean getting permission from upwards of 10 different people or entities.   And if you do it wrong,…

Grammy nominations show Recording Academy has made progress on diversity goals – but not enough

David Oliver USA TODAYNovember 24, 2020 Grammy nominations arrived Tuesday, and in a year when diversity is top of mind, the Recording Academy is trying to improve on its history. Did it succeed? The Recording Academy recognized the Black community with nominations this year in major categories – Beyoncé got nine, the most for any nominee, including record…

5 Moments From the American Music Awards

The ownership of Taylor Swift’s catalog returned as a hot topic during a night highlighted by creative performances, throwback charm and lots of mask wearing. By Olivia HornPublished Nov. 23, 2020Updated Nov. 25, 2020 Los Angeles County shattered its daily Covid-19 case record last week, but preparations for a live broadcast of the 2020 American Music Awards forged…

The secret of TikTok’s success? Humans are wired to love imitating dance moves

Niall Edwards-FitzSimons, University of SydneyMarch 10, 2020 Since its launch in 2016, the online video sharing platform TikTok has grown at an astonishing rate. The app has been downloaded more than a billion times, and more than 700 million people around the world (most of them quite young) use it every day. TikTok’s design brings…

Brain stimulation reverses the effects of fast music on learning

In a nutshell: Listening to high-tempo music can impair learning, but electrical brain stimulation reverses the effects. August 2, 2018 We often listen to music while doing something else – like studying, exercising or driving – and might even feel like it’s improving our performance. But background music can also be a distraction, and can make…