South African Soprano Pretty Yende, A Rising Star

pretty yende

Pretty Yende, a rising star soprano with a modern fairy-tale story, releases her debut album A Journey on Sony Classical. Available September 16, this recording has been a joyful labor of love for Yende, as it celebrates the milestones in her extraordinary musical journey, rising to the top of the opera world with unparalleled speed. [Read more…]

Chris Malinchak Announces UK Shows

chris malinchak

New Jersey DJ and producer Chris Malinchak is to make his return to the UK this October 2014 with three highly anticipated shows across the country. [Read more…]

12 Years A Slave Music

12 Years A Slave

Columbia Records will release the soundtrack to the year’s most anticipated new film, 12 Years A Slave. The soundtrack, MUSIC FROM AND INSPIRED BY 12 YEARS A SLAVE, will be released in the UK on 6 January 2014. [Read more…]

Palisade Music Festival

Palisade Music Festival

A blissful weekend in Palisade was just what the doctor ordered to usher in mid-June summer days in Colorado. Endless sunshine, lush green grass, a backdrop of the western Colorado peaks, and good old bluegrass tunes filled the long weekend. With a modest sized crowd with an overall mellow demeanor and music with the pleasant, upbeat tunes, the Palisade Bluegrass Festival was on point. [Read more…]

Spotify Pens Deal With Musicmetric

Spotify - MusicMetric

Musicmetric has announced a deal with Spotify, the world’s most popular music streaming service, that will allow its users to benchmark Spotify data alongside social media trends and file-sharing information. [Read more…]

Steve Miller Band, Albums Reissued

Steve Miller Band

Steve Miller Band

Edsel Records is proud to announce its reissue programme of the legendary first five albums by the Steve Miller Band, originally released between 1968 and 1970, issued in Special Digipak Editions. The albums will be released on Monday 8th October 2012. [Read more…]

Etta James Jazz Singer 1938 – 2012

Etta James Jazz Singer 1938 – 2012

Etta James Jazz Singer 1938 – 2012

Etta James has died after fighting leukemia and the ravages of the awful disease related complications.

James will be remembered for her powerful love song. At Last

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Families Out of Tune on Music Education

Music Eucation Program

Music Eucation Program

ATLANTA – More than half of U.S. children and adults have never received music education, though a majority (68 percent) thinks it’s important, says a new IBOPE Zogby poll* commissioned by Primrose Schools, The Leader in Educational Child Care ®. Over 70 percent of adults recognize that music education enhances children’s music appreciation, cognitive development and creativity. However, over the past 15 years, many school music programs have been cut to reduce budgets and to spend more time on math and reading instruction. [Read more…]