Recording Academy expands Black Music Collective Council

Recording Academy expands Black Music Collective Council

The Recording Academy‘s Black music collective (BMC) has added new members to its Honorary Chairs and Board of Directors. Together, the group is committed to “the inclusion, recognition and advancement of black music and its creators and professionals within the recording academy and the music industry at large,” according to BMC. Yolanda Adams, Valesha Butterfield … Read more

Morrisons turns off the checkout beeps as music and Tannoy scraps for the Queen

A silent tribute to the Queen by Morrison’s supermarkets has confused some shoppers. The checkout tones at self-service checkouts have been turned off. Announcements and music were also switched off in all branches. Taking to Twitter, some shoppers said they found the still “pretty comfortable,” while others stressed the move was “absolutely insane.” “Because if … Read more

How Kitty Perrin keeps Norwich’s music scene young

How Kitty Perrin keeps Norwich's music scene young

NO ACOUSTIC GUITARS. The plaque in the beer garden at Norwich’s Playhouse Bar sends a strong message to wannabe buskers and one-man bands. Despite its tough stance on uninvited artists, The Playhouse is a Shangri-La for the city’s bohemian crowd. Located in the ‘over the water creative district’ on St George’s Street, it is a … Read more

Kiev ravers escape the horrors of war through music

Kiev ravers escape the horrors of war through music

Kyiv, August 30 (Reuters) – Parties rarely start with a DJ arriving in his military uniform, but this is the reality for Ukraine’s electronic music scene as it moves through the war. Before the Russian invasion began on February 24th, the capital of Ukraine, Kyiv, was fast becoming a top European nightlife destination. Now his … Read more

Benefits of music therapy for overall mental health

Benefits of music therapy for overall mental health

Image source: FREEPIK Representative picture Ancient civilizations had a strong musical tradition that is present in all cultures today. However, music is now considered essential to overall health and well-being. Our brain releases dopamine and serotonin when we listen to energetic, pleasant music, which makes us happy. On the other hand, calm music promotes rest … Read more

Jennifer Lopez, Ben Affleck’s wedding with fireworks and live music

Jennifer Lopez, Ben Affleck's wedding with fireworks and live music

A wedding for eternity. Ben Affleck and Jennifer Lopez will seal the deal with a lavish fireworks display at their wedding this weekend. The couple will say “I do” for the second time at Affleck’s Georgia riverfront estate in front of their famous friends and family. New pictures from the “Plantation” home show a large … Read more

Okanagan Talent Rises at Red Bird Brewing Music Festival – Okanagan

Okanagan Talent Rises at Red Bird Brewing Music Festival - Okanagan

When the owners of Red Bird Brewing Company decided to renovate and expand their facility, live music was their number one priority. The Nest Fest music festival was exactly the type of event they envisioned for their renewed space. “People come here and their eyes kind of pop out of their heads and they’re like, … Read more

Questions and Answers: Damien Crutcher builds character through music for Detroit students at Crescendo Detroit

Questions and Answers: Damien Crutcher builds character through music for Detroit students at Crescendo Detroit

By: Emiliana SandovalSource: Dedicated to Michigan News Damien Crutcher Damien Crutcher, MM ’96, delivers the commencement address at the UM School of Music, Theater & Dance in 2021. He urged students to “put people first in everything you do.” When Damien Crutcher fell in love with music, his whole world opened up. As the leader … Read more