Having read this thread, I downloaded several *awesome* box sets... but then I download Itunes which resulted in this annoying problem. What can I do?! [more inside]
Often when listening to music or a film on my in-ear (ipod) headphones I fold my ears forward and hold them. Is this damaging my hearing? [more inside]
We are sending a capsule into deep space to carry a sample of America as it was in the 60's and 70's. We can include 12 CDs (or albums transferred to CD) to reflect popular music of the time (1960 through 1979.) What 12 CDs best represent what was happening then?
Well, the makers of Kazaa just paid out a decent chunk of change to recording industry in a settled lawsuit. My question is -- how come limewire/morpheus are still ok? Kazaa news link: http://www.nytimes.com/aponline/technology/AP-Downloading-Music.html [more inside]
So, what's the state of music production software in Linux? What are people using? [more inside]
I'm left-handed, but I'm torn as to whether I should invest in left or right-handed instruments. Any musicians care to provide some direction? [more inside]
Name that tune!! It's in a commercial in which a lady is walking around with an engine warning light on her forehead... [more inside]
Did anyone receive an album they liked from either Columbia House or BMG's selection of the month? [more inside]
My friend is interested in getting into the music management industry without experience. [more inside]
What bands have a drummer as a/the lead singer? [more inside]
What's the best way to locate scholarly writing and analysis of a given piece of classical music? [more inside]
Help me become an entertainer! Help me beat my fingers into submission without boring my friends and neighbors with the same two songs over and over again. Help me -- I am looking for songs I can play on the guitar using only the following chords: A, Am, C, D, E, Em, and G. [more inside]
What are good resources for teaching myself to play the santur? I'm an American composer with no training in Persian music -- just a deep love for it and a gradually improving (self-taught) structural understanding of it. My "more inside" lists some ideas I've had so far, but I would love to hear any suggestions of CDs, websites, books, etc., on Persian music and/or the santur. [more inside]
I've been wondering since 1984... [more inside]
Help me find the great Linux downloader for Emusic that I lost. [more inside]
What is Tony Judy talking about here:
[...]the European Sixties were always Eurocentric. Even the 'Hippy Revolution' never quite crossed the Atlantic. At most it washed up on the shores of Great Britain and Holland, leaving behind some sedimentary evidence in the form of a more developed drug culture than elsewhere -- and one spectacularly original long-playing record.-- Postwar: A History of Europe Since 1945, page 398 No footnote, no endnote, nothing. Anyone have any theories about what album he's talking about?
How can I rock out like Wolfdog? (or Sabbath, for that matter). One caveat--I prefer the fiddle, thanks. [more inside]
How can I easily get all the music files on my computer listed on to an excel spreadsheet? [more inside]
Songs which feature night? [more inside]
What are the differences between ASCAP and BMI? Does anyone consider one performing right organization superior to the other and, if so, why? [more inside]
Please help me find songs that fit my running pace! [more inside]
Should I finally join ASCAP, despite my misgivings about copyright, the music-licensing industry, and certain practices by ASCAP and similar orgs? Yes, the cash would make a real difference for me, given the way ASCAP handles my genre and given my low income overall. [more inside]
Straight up: Is it legal for me to loan a CD to a friend so that he can copy it for his own use? [more inside]
Can you help me be a better home recording engineer? I've posted some things to MuFi which were pretty fun, but are technically suck-tronic. [more inside]
Many pianists I know know many of the popular songs -- moonlight sonata, chariots of fire, piano man, the "Peanuts" song, fur elise, etc. Is there a list of the most popular piano pieces out there, both contemporary and classical? Even better if there is a songbook with the sheet music? Even better if it's available online? I'm looking to learn a few dozen songs with my free time in the Fall.
Hip hop song identification plea: the song is super-minimal, recently released, and has lots and lots of MCs on it. [more inside]
In what rap song do we first hear this much-imitated lyric pattern? "my name is ____ and i'm here to say... [followed by a line that rhymes with 'say']" Was there an actual sincere use of this rhyme by a hip-hop artist, or was this conceived of as a joke from the start? It may be hard to have an answer for sure, but perhaps we can approach the origins by listing examples and dates for the examples. One of the more ridiculous instances I've seen is the Sushi K rap in Snow Crash.
Playlist help: Having a party at my place for a bunch of trendy 20 something new yorkers, what songs should I be sure to play? [more inside]
Can anyone name (or ideally point me to an mp3 of) the old Franco Cozzo theme music? [more inside]
I love 80s New Wave synthpop in a completely non-ironic way. I came of age with this music, and it's still a big part of my life. What contemporary music has that mid-80s synthpop vibe? I'm looking for both individual artists and songs. (For example, I think Kylie Minogue's "I Believe in You" has an 80s vibe, but not everything of hers does. But The Postal Service would be right at home in 1984.) Here are some examples of what I'm looking for: [more inside]
Help me learn to properly mix tracks. [more inside]
Song I heard at a salsa club last night.. [more inside]
Where can I rent a room and a drum set by the hour in Manhattan? [more inside]
I have £200 to £300 to spend on an amp and speakers - what should I get? [more inside]
MuFi has got the best of me - help me get started making electronic music, particularly drum 'n' bass/idm. [more inside]
Who does the song on the commercial for the Friday Night Lights TV version coming this season? [more inside]
How do I prevent copying of shared itunes music? [more inside]
What is this mystery song?
Can ASCAP/BMI sue you or levy fees for original music not in their catalog? [more inside]
In browsing several concert venue websites, I noticed that many of them don't list their upcoming concerts and instead link off to www.livenation.com or www.pollstar.com. Does anyone know why this is? Is it a legal issue regarding the promoters of these events?
In church Hymnals what do the numbers below the title mean? [more inside]
Is there a way to play my ipod through my computer? [more inside]
What movie features a main character singing "Everyone's Gone to the Moon"?? [more inside]
I'm looking for books that in some way discuss the distribution of popular music, especially pre-phonograph (though a bit of that is fine). Accurate, but not necessarily academic- if it happens to be in a particular musician's biography or a novel of some sort, that's cool. [more inside]
Recording Filter: I want to make some almost studio quality recordings. I have a laptop, but I'm looking for good, well priced equipment (max $300 total). [more inside]
Does anyone know what movie Eels song, "From Which I Came/A Magic World" is in? Can't seem to remember. Thanks.
Suggestions for AirTunes Fun / Hacks, please! [more inside]
I love the song "Zingy Final" (?) by Ak'Sent - I especially love the jungle, tribal kind of drum feel to this style of hip-hop. Every now and then I hear a song like this, but I'm at a loss as to what to search for - can anyone give me other examples of artists or songs to look for that project this kind of sound and feel?