José David
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Why is it that Garth Brooks's music isn't available to stream?
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Garth Brooks has always been critical of the revenue model for artists provided by digital channels and streaming services in particular. Also he disliked the emphasis on songs as the selling unit, as ...

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How can the blues be linked to hip hop / rap music?
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There's a hip hop relationship with the blues, but perhaps a distant one and not too evident. There aren't many traces, if any, of the more traditional blues in hip hop. No 12 bar form and no blues ...

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What did Chopin think of the saxophone?
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Chopin was uninterested in any instrument other than the piano. As is known, other than pure piano pieces, he only wrote the cello pieces and songs in his very early youth and the two concertos. And ...

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How did Gilbert and Sullivan protect their operas from pirates?
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In the begining of 19th century US law (copyright act of 1790) protected only American authors.(1) There were no international copyright agreements between the US and other countries, making it nearly ...

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Jazz style with examples?
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Probably a couple of reasons why such lists don't abound is that: Any such list is always going to be tremendously incomplete. In general you can't get a sound perspective on a style with just one or ...

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Are all ORIGINAL VERSION classical sheet music in the public domain?
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Laws vary from country to country in details (e.g. number of years a copyright is valid, the ways it can eventually be prolonged, weather the author is till alive or not influences the permanence of ...

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how a musician feels inspired by music of a different genre?
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Yes, musicians (and artists in general) look frequently outside their fields of expertise and aesthetical preferences for inspiration, to challenge their own assumptions and acquired habits, to look ...

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What genre would Jeff Wayne's musical adaption of "The War Of The Worlds" fall in and where can I find more?
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Thanks for reminding me about this rather brilliant work which I haven't heard in a long time. Now, genre classification is always a tricky business and this piece is indeed hard to classify, as it ...

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What exactly is 'epic music'?
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Genre classification is always a tricky subject with a lot a subjectivity and cultural context attached. With that caveat, I'd say "Epic" (as a classification, and when not used simply as an adjective)...

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Since when/Why is the girl from ipanema the go to elevator music?
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The Girl from Ipanema was popularized in the US in the 60's by the saxophonist Stan Getz as part of his Bossa Nova influenced Jazz approach. Getz had a lyrical approach to playing the sax, ...

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How are band names protected?
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Legally, band names are pretty much like... brand names (no pun intended). First of all a technicality, names are not copyrighted, they are trademarked and can also be registered. Legal details of ...

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In what music genre is The Coconut Song?
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The most strong characteristic (and despite some possible other minor influences introduced by the choir arrangement) is that of Calypso, a traditional genre from the Antilles, because of: syncopated ...

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Who are present great composers of a classical tune like Mozart, Bach, and Beethoven?
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Classical music composers from previous eras were the "popular" music of their day. Some of them were publicly appreciated in their own day, but some of them weren't, specially in the 19th century, as ...

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Did Glen Gould record the full Liszt transcription of Beethoven's 7th symphony?
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I have not found authoritative sources explicitly saying there were no other recordings, but all references I know point to Gould only having recorded the 5th and the 6th. The liner notes to a CD ...

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Did Wagner consider burning down an opera house?
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I would expect the correspondence archives posted online by a reputable entity would be reliable, and I've found at least one source that confirms the story: As Wagner approached his sixtieth ...

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Jean Michel Jarre songs with lyrics
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His last couple of albums, Electronica Volumes 1 and 2, feature several songs with sung lyrics. These are collaborative works, the leit motif of the albums being that each track is a collaboration ...

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Does the written music exist?
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I doubt (but wouldn't know for sure) it has ever been published as a score, even if there was an original written score from the composer. It was recorded for the library music production company ...

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Why 3000 in artist's name?
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When I was a kid in the 70's the year 2000 was a cliché for anything futuristic or that wanted to be seen as ahead of it's time. Innumerable books, cartoons, movies, tv shows and yes, a few bands ...

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Are there any restrictions for guitar colors?
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Manufacturers frequently change their catalogues according to consumer demand. Probably the yellow model did not sell enough to justify keeping it in the catalogue.

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Is "mother mary" from the beatles let it be mean marijuana?
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Apparently not, as per this (alleged) quote from Paul McCartney himself, the song is about his mother coming to him in a dream. But it may be difficult to know for sure unless there is a quote about ...

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Does this music from *Assassin's Creed* align with Renaissance music techniques?
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Excellent answer from Angst! On an harmonic perspective, the piece inquired about is also far from typical renaissance music, which tends to be somewhat static or obey to basic tonal progressions. ...

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French artist, guitar + strong voice, does exist?
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For the quintessential french balladeur accompanying himself (mostly) with a classical guitar, I suggest Georges Brassen. He has a deep baritone voice, but not rough as the russian example provided by ...

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Who was there before The Doors?
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According to Elektra Records founder Jac Holzman, who originally signed the Doors recording contract with that company, Jim Morisson was a big fan of the band Love and of their leader Arthur Lee. ...

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Tchaikovsky piece
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Probably the Dance Of The Sugarplum Fairy (from The Nutcracker indeed). https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Rapf3g_XvCc But the instrument used (normally) is not (if that is indeed the piece looked for) ...

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Why do techno artists add noise to recordings?
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All instrument sounds can be characterized by the sum of what are called harmonic and stochastic components. Harmonic components of a sound are predominant in pitched instruments, they are what gives ...

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Cover song royalties
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If a song is copyrighted, a recording artist does need to pay royalties to the owner of the copyright. This may be the original author(s) (not necessarily the artist who recorded the original version, ...

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Did "On the Media" misidentify this background music?
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Both pieces (the one you heard and "Waltz #2") are from the varyingly called "Jazz Music" "Jazz Albums" or "Jazz Suites", I suppose from a difficulty in precisely translating the russian original ...

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Progressive Rock song, c.2002, "girl with brown hair" "standing there in my dream"
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How about Not A Dry Eye In The House by Meat Loaf? It's not from the 70's but fits the bill of Classic Rock and (it seems to me) your description. EDIT: As requested by Chris here's a few more ...

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Does this sound similar to Beethoven's compositions?
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Authorship is credited on the youtube posting it self ("enjoy the music by Anirudh Ravichander.") Anyway it is not much related to Beethoven or other Classical or Romantic period composers. If ...

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How does billboard determine the account for their 'hotplay' list?
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The "hot" trackers try to measure full exposure of the song through different channels, buy aggregating data from radio airplay, sales, and streaming. Radio exposure is measured by a subjective ...

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