These days, he’s bullish on Spotify, comparing it to the influence MTV once had in breaking new music. “As a radio programmer, I would embrace that totally. It’d be silly not to,” he says. “Those who say no one will turn to Spotify during a hurricane are simply arrogant.” … [Read more...] about Renowned Media Consultant Lee Abrams: Terrestrial Radio Is on the Clock
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I was a saxophone performance major at Berklee College of Music at the time. My classmates and I rolled our eyes at Clinton-the-sunglass-wearing-saxophonist and laughed at how, despite his corny amateurism, the audaciousness of his effort lent him street cred. It seemed his "musicality" evidenced his capacity to relate to communities of color, earning him a tongue-only-partly-in-cheek designation, even by Toni Morrison, as our country's "first black president." "After all," Morrison once wrote, "Clinton displays almost every trope of blackness: single-parent household, born poor, working-class, saxophone-playing, McDonald's s-and-junk-food-loving boy from Arkansas." Clinton's supposed Blackness lost its currency when, by virtue of Barack ObamaBarack Hussein ObamaWhen will Trump's supporters see him for who he is? The American military benefits from vote by mail What would bin Laden think, watching our self-destruction? MORE's African heritage and demonstrable musical hipness, the "real … [Read more...] about Does Kamala Harris’s music matter?
“It starts as a game — to try to capture something I see in music,” he says. “While I play, I look at them a couple of times like a painter would. I try to see if, while I’m playing, are they agreeing with what I’m playing? Do they think that this is really a portrait of them? And usually they do.” … [Read more...] about On new album, Chick Corea plays with a piano and his fans
“Some practice rooms were 55 square feet, the size of an elevator,” said Jim Forger, dean of the music program, referring to the previous spaces. “You would need hearing protection if you’re going to do something like piano.” … [Read more...] about Michigan State completes $35M expansion of music building
As the Patriots gear up for the regular season, dinosaurs are taking over Gillette Stadium. The Jurassic Quest drive-thru is going on now through September 20, from 9am to 8pm, Wednesdays through Sundays. Guests will be able to spot over 70 moving and life-like dinosaurs during the interactive experience. Tickets are $49 per vehicle.JurassicQuest.com/events/drive-thru-boston … [Read more...] about To Do List: Dinosaur Drive-Thru, Music Festival, Sculpture Park Picnic