Music piracy amid a pandemic; Interview with Cody Blakely

This Corona pandemic has also made music at the media forefront. This includes getting music online both from streaming and illegal services and encouraging a conversation on music piracy. Continue reading Music piracy amid a pandemic; Interview with Cody Blakely

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KDrummer 16 Q&A

Bringing you amazing drum covers brought to a whole and creative new levels with practical and edited effects. These covers are hard, energetic, amazing and visually stunning. These visuals add to the drum covers themselves allowing them to “capture the beauty of drumming, and of course the drumming of the metal and hard rock genre.” Continue reading KDrummer 16 Q&A

Everyone has their thoughts and worries about the Covid-19 pandemic. Abacus Data and Music Canada surveyed Canadians to learn their worries about the music industry during the pandemic. In may of 2020 was the first survey that found that over half of Canadians are concerned about returning to live music venues and wouldn't be comfortable until 6 months or more had passed.

Concerns Elevate Regarding Live Music According to Data

Everyone has their thoughts and worries about the Covid-19 pandemic. Abacus Data and Music Canada surveyed Canadians to learn their worries about the music industry during the pandemic. In may of 2020 was the first survey that found that over half of Canadians are concerned about returning to live music venues and wouldn’t be comfortable until 6 months or more had passed. Continue reading Concerns Elevate Regarding Live Music According to Data

As the pandemic continues, it shows the industries that are more vulnerable and susceptible. The Music industry is being hit hard during the pandemic as their main source of income and customer interaction has been limited. Live music specifically has been hit rather hard.

Covid-19’s has Hard Financial Impact on Musicians

With the COVID-19 pandemic, it’s been difficult to do much of anything. This includes making a living. It’s harder for those that rely on groups and in-person connection. As the pandemic continues, it shows the industries that are more vulnerable and susceptible. The Music industry is being hit hard during the pandemic. Continue reading Covid-19’s has Hard Financial Impact on Musicians

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Retail Christmas Music; It’s not all bad?

It’s that time of year again; Retail Christmas Music. A Consumer Reports survey, reports that 90% of respondents noted something that stressed them out over the holiday season. While it wasn’t the top complaint, Christmas music was on the list with 23% of people saying it was their chief complaint. That is after crowds and long lines (68%), gaining weight (37%), getting into debt (37%), … Continue reading Retail Christmas Music; It’s not all bad?

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Covers for the Cause; Charity by Music Heals

Cover for the cause is a fundraising event connecting artists, fans, and communities. This event, put on by Music Heals, aims to raise funds and awareness for music therapy programs across Canada. It’s a way for artists to not only reach out to their fans but also their community as well. The premise of this event is to raise funds using pledges for various bands to perform covers. It brings publicity to the foundation, to music therapy, and to the bands. As of this posting, $6,293 has been raised so far. Continue reading Covers for the Cause; Charity by Music Heals

Switching Styles | Statistic | Academic | What? An academic journal article? For a blog about song covers? Say what?? Yep, covers are a cool topic and anything can be a topic for an academic article. Try searching for gummy bears or tattoos on google scholar and you’ll see what I mean.

Babacan Article Review

In conclusion, it seemed that these specific cover versions are preferred over the originals. Yet, the reasons for this are extremely diverse. They range from an emotional response, vocal quality, to instrumental and arrangement. Thus, covers can be seen as better than the originals for a vast variety of reasons. However, this article provides the evidence of three songs and two corresponding covers. This doesn’t provide a full view of all songs or all covers. I think it does offer an interesting point that cover songs are legitimate as a musical form. It also highlights that everyone has their own subjective tastes in music. Continue reading Babacan Article Review