Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Cloudy Future

The music industry has taken another step towards living in the clouds. Check out this article about "Cloud Drive" from Amazon, a music storage system that allows users to upload and access their personal music collection in the cloud.


This Song is Stuck in My Head! Help Me, Help Me, Please!

Discover the REAL reason pop songs get stuck in our heads in this brilliantly funny and smart RADIOLAB podcast.

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Sing a Song of Sondheim: Happy Belated 81st, Steve-o!

What can you say about the best Broadway composer of his generation? His songs are remarkable, often devastating, short stories, his melodies fresh and ear-thrilling, even 40 years on, his wit wicked, his sense of what matters spot on. Thanks for all the hard work and beautiful moments.

Monday, March 21, 2011

RIP: Pinetop Perkins 1913-2011

Pinetop Perkins, among the last surviving members of the first generation of Delta bluesmen and the boogie-woogie piano player in Muddy Waters's last great band, died March 21st at his home in Austin, Texas. He was 97.

It's Spring, People, SPRING!

Friday, March 4, 2011

Raymond Roker at EMP - Roundtable: Getting the Brand Back Together: Branding, Music & Money in the Digital Age

Josh Kun and PMP 2011 Artist in Residence Raymond Roker co-moderated this must-see panel.
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California Lullaby: Sheet Music & the Musical Marketing of Southern California

PMP director Josh Kun illuminated the powerful mix of myth, music (in the form of sheet music), illusion and civic bombast that helped fuel the population goldrush to Southern California at the turn of the last century.