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Billboard listings question

When listing music labels, what do the numbers mean? For example Decca 29418, Decca 32230, etc.
posted by dilaudid on Dec 16, 2014 - 3 answers

Angeleno musicians, how do you find one another?

I'm kicking my band back into existence after 15 years. Where does one find professional and committed fellow players in L.A. nowadays? [more inside]
posted by mykescipark on Dec 16, 2014 - 3 answers

ISO perfect Christmas tree decorating album!

Mom and I have been searching for a choral Christmas album that we love since our favorite Christmas tape died. Naturally, snowflakes follow. [more inside]
posted by chaiminda on Dec 16, 2014 - 7 answers

Scratch my earworm, please

I am mildly obsessed with Odesza's "Say My Name". Thankfully there are literally a hundred remixes of it on SoundCloud, so I can listen to it effectively indefinitely. But I'm looking for more songs that would scratch whatever itch this song does. Others that seem to do it are Chromeo's Jealous and Lizzo & Caroline Smith's Let 'em Say. [more inside]
posted by BungaDunga on Dec 15, 2014 - 6 answers

How do I get more bands to have shows in drive-thru land?

I live in New Mexico, drive-through land for musicians, bands and tours. I've seen plenty of artists and groups stop multiple times in Texas, Arizona, and/or Colorado, but skip New Mexico all-together. Could I get involved with local music promotions to get more musical events in New Mexico? [more inside]
posted by filthy light thief on Dec 14, 2014 - 4 answers

Now this is a story all about how...

I am looking for SoCal music, the newer the better. It doesn't have to be from there necessarily but it has to evoke it. No Eagles. [more inside]
posted by vogon_poet on Dec 14, 2014 - 34 answers

Rediscovering Folksy Classics

I've enjoyed how recent video games have featured old bluegrassy/folksy hymns. Any recommendations for further exploring this sound? [more inside]
posted by Solon and Thanks on Dec 14, 2014 - 15 answers

Gently mournful, decidedly modern: suggestions for memorial music

As part of my job, I'm coordinating an informal memorial service for a young graduate of my school who died this summer in an accident. I'm looking for music to play/have playing at the beginning , as people arrive, and at the end as people leave. Can you help? [more inside]
posted by deliriouscool on Dec 14, 2014 - 12 answers

I'd like to edit an e-book series with multiple authors. How?

The bottom has basically fallen out of the music journalism market, and I'd like to do my part to keep great longform music writing alive by starting an e-book series where some of those critics and thinkers can do their thing. I have no experience in book publishing, though, and I don't know yet how digital book publishing works, aside from the fact that you can self-publish on Kindle. Help me get my bearings. [more inside]
posted by mirepoix on Dec 14, 2014 - 4 answers

Your favorite 2014 music by olds?

What are some great songs/albums released this year (2014) by people over 40? [more inside]
posted by Potomac Avenue on Dec 12, 2014 - 32 answers

Open-Source Replacement for iTunes

iTunes has a nice interface but it sucks deep down. Is there a good open-source iTunes alternative for Windows? Linux and Mac OS are nice but not a necessity. [more inside]
posted by anemone of the state on Dec 11, 2014 - 17 answers

Comms. reading material over the holidays

Not too heavy but not too light [more inside]
posted by winterportage on Dec 11, 2014 - 5 answers

More easy listening, non-classical piano music?

I like this album, especially tracks 1, 4, and 11. Which other composers or pieces should I look into? I have a very limited knowledge of music outside of classical piano, and it's hard to know where to start or what reference to use. I know of Philip Glass, and Yann Tiersen, and would like to learn about the broader spectrum that includes these styles.
posted by polymodus on Dec 10, 2014 - 15 answers

Of Pencils and Pixels

I want to read scholarly work about why doing things with "digital" tools (like word processors or MIDI music keyboards) is experienced differently from doing things with "analog" tools (like typewriters or pianos). [more inside]
posted by overeducated_alligator on Dec 9, 2014 - 6 answers

Puppy Dance Party

I work from home, and I want to institute periodic dance breaks throughout my day, to force me out of my chair and pump me up a little, since I'm prone to desk hypnosis. Also, my dogs think it's awesome when we dance. [more inside]
posted by Lyn Never on Dec 8, 2014 - 25 answers

Italian Culture, in and out of translation

Recommendations, please, on current Italian popular music, literature in English translation, and subtitled media. [more inside]
posted by Mngo on Dec 7, 2014 - 5 answers

Identify this Mexican folk song, performed by a mariachi band! (Spanish)

Here is the song Starting at one minute, ending at the two minute mark. My Spanish is terrible, especially with the elongated words. Can anyone identify this song?
posted by flying_trapeze on Dec 6, 2014 - 4 answers

What music is being used in this trailer?

There is a hilarious parody of the new Star Wars trailer done in the style of Wes Anderson. Does anyone know what music is being used? All I can tell is that the singing is in French. [more inside]
posted by supercrayon on Dec 6, 2014 - 3 answers

What other songs have this same tune?

I recently heard A Piece of Ground by Miriam Makeba. I am certain that I have never heard these lyrics before, but I am almost equally certain that I know the tune. But I can't think of where I know it from, and it's driving me crazy! What other songs have this tune? Vague ideas about where I might know it from inside. [more inside]
posted by Flunkie on Dec 5, 2014 - 20 answers

Name That Musician/Band!

I've been Googling on and off for years now trying to remember the name of this musician/band. I feel like name of the band was Pailhead or Paleface or something close to that, but those searches are coming up with not-my-guy. [more inside]
posted by not_on_display on Dec 4, 2014 - 9 answers

Song Lyrics Translation

I'm working on a song where I'd like the chorus and the end of each verse to be in Spanish - can you translate the lines in italics? [more inside]
posted by InfidelZombie on Dec 4, 2014 - 3 answers

Answer what you want

Where can I get more recordings from the show or set where Bad Religion played the version of "Do What You Want" in the All Ages compilation?
posted by michaelh on Dec 4, 2014 - 2 answers

Christmas Music 2014 Edition

I'm on the lookout for fresh Christmas music. Pretty much anything goes. What's new, good, unusual, or just plain worth a listen?
posted by mazola on Dec 3, 2014 - 18 answers

super cool mix tape please

I have started a mixed tape, but now I am stuck. Can you look at my list and think in your head...I LOVE those songs...then write a comment with other super cool songs you love. And then I will have more than 4 songs for my mix tape? [more inside]
posted by orangemacky on Dec 3, 2014 - 12 answers

What does "beats" mean, in music?

I keep hearing others referring to "sick beats", or something similar, when describing certain music tracks. Every time I ask for an explanation of what "beats" means, I get a lot of hand waving and no satisfactory answer. I always took "beat" to mean a temporal unit that defines a discrete chunk of time. For example a 4/4 will have four beats, and so on. I thought it might have something to do with the rhythm of a track, but apparently it doesn't quite mean this ("beat" might mean this, but "beats" seems to mean something different). I've tried looking on google, but coming up surprisingly thin. Is this a bullshit term, or does it have a useful meaning?
posted by spacediver on Dec 3, 2014 - 27 answers

Pop and Soul music by women and people of color

Please recommend pop and/or soul music made by women and/or people of color. [more inside]
posted by sarahnade on Dec 3, 2014 - 22 answers

Licensing for inflight entertainment

How do airlines pick, buy, and/or license inflight entertainment? [more inside]
posted by divabat on Dec 2, 2014 - 5 answers

Why does our 9 month old love the Gangam Style music video?

Psy just blows it out of the park with the really young female crowd apparently, or is it a selection bias of sorts? You know what I'm sayin'! [more inside]
posted by RolandOfEld on Dec 2, 2014 - 27 answers

What is this Indian musical instrument?

In the Concert for George, around nine minutes into "Arpan", a musician plays an instrument that looks like a piccolo but which produces a surprisingly deep sound. What is the instrument? And can you point me to other good examples of it being played?
posted by paleyellowwithorange on Dec 1, 2014 - 4 answers

What music ecosystem should my pre-teens use?

Our two pre-teen children have been clamoring for more ways to listen to music, and they're both going to have personal wifi-only Android devices after Christmas. What music ecosystem should we set them up with (or encourage them to use)? [more inside]
posted by QuantumMeruit on Dec 1, 2014 - 10 answers

What is this sample in these two songs?

What is the sample used in Homebody Sandman's "I Saw a World" and Cunninlynguists - "Things I Dream"? [more inside]
posted by cashman on Nov 30, 2014 - 6 answers

Who are your favourite lesser-known bands in your city?

After spending more time crawling pubs and attending street fairs, I've discovered some very good local music that I might not have heard about otherwise. Usually, the most press they get is a small blurb in a local community events paper, and you generally only hear about them through word of mouth. I'd love to find less-famous musicians in other cities who deserve some love. Who are your favourite local bands? Can you link to one or two of their tracks?
posted by quiet earth on Nov 29, 2014 - 23 answers

Music composition

How difficult is it for a skilled classical composer to write a decent pop song? [more inside]
posted by neat graffitist on Nov 28, 2014 - 16 answers

How do I go about finding a good private music composition teacher?

I've been out of college for about 15 years, where I minored in music composition, but I wouldn't say it was a complete education, although I'm pretty good on basic theory, counterpoint, modulating, etc. In the meantime I've done a bit of film and video game music on the side, but I really want to have a rigorous education in modern composition. [more inside]
posted by hanoixan on Nov 27, 2014 - 8 answers

Songs like this

I absolutely love the vibe of the song "I'm Not the Only One" by Sam Smith. Would like more songs like this, please. [more inside]
posted by yawper on Nov 27, 2014 - 5 answers

Visually Creative Videos? For a Toddler.

Our almost-three-year-old loves Peter Gabriel's "Sledgehammer" video (AKA "the fruit video"). Any suggestions for fun visually-creative videos? [more inside]
posted by kirkaracha on Nov 26, 2014 - 27 answers

Help identify this funk tune

My SO heard this song on a DJ mix years ago and has been trying to find out the title/artist ever since. We’ve Googled the lyrics and tried to identify it using Shazam, but have had no luck. He’s uploaded a clip of it here. Since this was taken from a mix, it might be played back at a different pitch than it was recorded at. Can anyone identify it?
posted by yeahyeahrealcute on Nov 25, 2014 - 3 answers

Is it R&B? Is it Funk? It is certainly some sorta Soul!

I just heard this song for the first time this morning and it is blowing me away. Can you recommend more like it: Curtis Harding - Heaven's on the Other Side [more inside]
posted by zyxwvut on Nov 24, 2014 - 7 answers

MP3 Player for Toddlers

I'd like to get my soon-to-be 3-yr-old nephew an mp3 player, preferably with external speakers, and external SD card slot. A previous thread here suggested the SweetPea, but there seems to be a lot of debate about the quality of the current model. The Sansa Shake was also mentioned, but seems to be out of production. The others I've looked at seem to be less than impressive. Any current suggestions?
posted by TheSecretDecoderRing on Nov 23, 2014 - 4 answers

must-see bands in Austin right now... and great venues

I am interested in going out to see live music in Austin but I'm not plugged into any groups who seem up on the scene right now. Who are the good bands? what is interesting in Austin music right now? what are the best venues and why? I'm open to any kind of good music. This is free-form, go nuts. Thanks.
posted by jayder on Nov 22, 2014 - 12 answers

For varying definitons of "upset" and "piano"

My favorite musical genre boils down to "upset women with pianos." Where can I find more of it? [more inside]
posted by thesmallmachine on Nov 21, 2014 - 44 answers

Song ID

ahhh, ooo oo aHH! ahhh, ooo oo aHH! There's a song that starts this way! I thought it was an M83 song but that doesn't seem to be the case. Any ideas?
posted by curious nu on Nov 20, 2014 - 26 answers

I love that old-timey contemporary classical prog-choral rock opera

Help me buy music for my extremely eclectic dad! [more inside]
posted by lollymccatburglar on Nov 20, 2014 - 27 answers

Hipster contemplative music: go!

Hipster contemplative music: go! [more inside]
posted by odinsdream on Nov 19, 2014 - 15 answers

Dramatic Silence in Live Music Performance

I am looking for examples of musical performances in which the performer uses a natural break or pause in the song and stretches it out to the breaking point creating tension for dramatic effect before diving back into the song.
posted by j03 on Nov 19, 2014 - 11 answers

What is this song I heard on the radio

Name this song! It was on 9.07 WFUV in NYC at 2pm a few Sunday's back during a Gaelic music show. Pretty sure it's in Gaelic. But I can't find the playlists for that show on WFUV. It is funky .
posted by Potomac Avenue on Nov 18, 2014 - 21 answers

Distributed proofreaders for music?

Is there such a thing? By which I mean, teams of people collaboratively transcribing public domain sheet music into some kind of open format.
posted by dilaudid on Nov 18, 2014 - 3 answers

Grrrl Power Playlist

Help me create a mix CD for my wife that celebrates womanhood. [more inside]
posted by Leontine on Nov 17, 2014 - 39 answers

Help, I'm going through acute [a cute!] Bee and Puppycat withdrawal!

So I finally got around to watching Bee and Puppycat (previously on Metafilter) and there is NOT ENOUGH for me! What other media would you recommend that hits that spot? [more inside]
posted by fiercecupcake on Nov 17, 2014 - 13 answers

Help me meet my agonizingly specific internet music needs!

I am struggling mightily to find the internet radio station and/or streaming music service that works for me. Am I just being too picky? Musical snowflakes inside. [more inside]
posted by zeusianfog on Nov 16, 2014 - 6 answers

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