• “16 Songs” Video Album from Allison Crowe = Music + Movie Magic

    24 Sep 2014, 01:49 by Adrian22

    "Soulful. Alive. Joyous. Grievous. Real, true, music is what I want to make."

    That’s how Allison Crowe framed things near the start of this century before launching Rubenesque Records Ltd., one of the world’s truly independent music labels.

    Through legendary live performances, broadcasts, and a dynamic oeuvre of recordings, globally-acclaimed and loved, Crowe’s distinguished herself among today’s finest songwriters, recording and concert acts, and as a supreme interpreter of popular song.

    Combining versatility and virtuosity, the amazing Canadian musician transmits emotion into a visceral joy – sharing heart and soul with audiences.

    Timeless artistic expression has its own tradition in Canada, a land plentifully represented by: wordsmiths & tunesmiths, Joni Mitchell, Leonard Cohen, Gordon Lightfoot and Neil Young; by jazz pianist/composer Oscar Peterson; classical composer Marjan Mozetich; in theatre and opera – beautiful voices of Teresa Stratas
  • List of Queer Artists and Band Members

    30 Jan 2007, 03:31 by bunkadoo

    This is a list of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender artists and bands with LGBT members that I've been compiling for the last few years as part of the Queer Artists and Band Members group.

    If you know of more that I've missed, send me a message and I'll add them. Also, if there are ones that you think shouldn't be on this list, let me know so I can add links to more info.

    For living people, this list is based on how they identify. If they've had same-sex experiences but say they're heterosexual, they won't be listed here. That also means that if they say they're bisexual but have never had a same-sex experience, they will be listed.

    It's alphabetized by first letter, so if you can't find a band that should be here, try looking under "The."

    The List:
    4 Non Blondes
    A Lifeline Before Drowning
    Aaron Copland
    Academy 23
    Adam Joseph
    Alberta Hunter
    Alex Parks
    Alicia Bridges
    Alix Dobkin
    Alix Olson
    Amanda Lepore
    Amanda Palmer
    American Music Club
  • British classical fans like to download

    1 Oct 2006, 18:43 by Cuggar

    Gramophone magazine says that fans of the classical genre are fully embracing the digital music age following a reader survey which the title's editor reckons will "overturn our preconceptions about the kind of person who buys and listens to classical music".

    Gramophone surveyed 60,000 of its readers about their music listening habits, and found that 75% used a computer, MP3 player or digital radio to listen to music. And while readers said they still listening to CDs and terrestrial radio, many also said they were now downloading music - with classical fans over the age of 50 having downloaded an average of eleven pieces of music last year. For those fans discovering downloading for the first time, Beethoven, Mozart and Peter Maxwell Davies are the most popular choices for a first download.

    Discussing the survey, Gramophone editor James Jolly told reporters: "All ages actively enjoy classical music, with the over-50s showing themselves to be particularly dynamic. …