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Watch Thundercat make his acting debut in Star Wars spin-off series, The Book of Boba Fett

Thundercat has made his acting debut in the latest episode of Star Wars spin-off series The Book of Boba Fett. The bass guitar extraordinaire appears in The Gathering Storm, the fourth episode of the series which premiered on Disney+ on December 29, portraying a body modification artist with a robot hand. It's unclear as of yet whether Thundercat will appear in any future episodes of the show.
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MMM: "At some point we get the feeling that we’re not in charge anymore – the track has a life of its own and is suggesting what it wants"

The glowing techno chords of MMM’s long-awaited debut album, On The Edge, are delivered with razor-sharp precision. Danny Turner charts the record’s creation. Having first met in 1994, Berlin-based duo Erik Wiegand and Michael Fiedler have collaborated intermittently on numerous singles and EPs, producing electro, funk and techno-influenced club music under the name MMM.
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5 Amazing Plugin Synth Bundles For Music Production In 2022

The very definition of ‘comprehensive’, Arturia’s stunning library of 28 classic synths and keyboard instruments puts the history of electronic music at your fingertips in spectacular style. All the giants are here, from the Minimoog, Moog Modular, ARP2600, and Yamaha DX7 and CS-80, to the Sequential Circuits Prophet 5, and Roland Juno-6 and Jupiter-8, sitting comfortably alongside less well known contraptions such as the Buchla Easel, Oberheim Matrix-12 and OB-Xa, Casio CZ-101 and CZ-1000, and EMS Synthi. It’s not all about synths, either, as V-Collection also features a raft of excellent keyboards: acoustic and electric pianos, clavinets, organs and more.
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‘Music can help us heal’: Philly students produce album

In the song titled “Home Screen,” Jehmir Nixon, a junior at Hill-Freedman World Academy, raps about his fears of not making it to graduation:. “Can’t count the number of times I thought about dropping out, because I doubt that I can make it to graduation with my friends because my hesitation to be productive is destructive to my future. I’m stressing, I need to decompress.”
PHILADELPHIA, PA
Yellowhammer News

Alabama native Alan Hunter named honorary co-chair of The World Games 2022

Birmingham native, film producer and original MTV VJ Alan Hunter has joined The World Games 2022 as an honorary co-chair. Birmingham will host The World Games 2022, an international multisport competition organized with the support of the International Olympic Committee, July 7-17. About 3,600 elite athletes from more than 100 countries will compete in a variety of fast-paced, emerging sports throughout the event.
BIRMINGHAM, AL
Guitar World Magazine

Rock icon Meat Loaf dies aged 74

Meat Loaf – whose Bat Out of Hell remains one of the best-selling albums of all time at over 40 million units sold – has died aged 74. The singer's cause of death is yet to be disclosed. The news has been confirmed by his family via his...
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Sonic State

Casio Releases CT-S1000V Vocal Synthesizer

If you can type it, the CT-S1000V keyboard can sing it 21/01/22. If you were wondering what that Casio teaser last week was about, we can now reveal that the company has announced the Casiotone CT-S500 and its big brother, the CT-S1000V, which they describe as the first vocal synthesizer that can literally turn any text -- such as song lyrics -- into a musical phrase and then "sing" it in full harmony based on any notes played on its keys.
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unherd.com

Why pop can’t escape the Eighties

Last year, the Canadian musician Tamara Lindeman, who performs as the Weather Station, explained to Uncut that her new album Ignorance was influenced by pop, but not just any old pop: “Eighties pop music, which was, I think, the best pop music.”. You know what she means. The pop...
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audiomediainternational.com

The Future of the Recording Studio

As consumer music technology continues to open routes into recording and mixing release-quality music at home, what role does the venerable recording studio play for the next generation of producers?. As we recently highlighted in our analysis of the live music sector, the Covid pandemic has hastily accelerated negative trends...
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Hudson County Schools of Technology to Strengthen Career and Technical Education Programs Across Jersey City and Secaucus Campuses in 2022-23 School Year

HUDSON COUNTY, N.J. – In an effort to continue providing quality Career and Technical Education program opportunities for Hudson County Schools of Technology high school students, County Prep High School/ATD and High Tech High School/ACTE will be coordinating to strengthen specialization of Career and Technical Education (CTE) programs across both campuses. The program enhancement is set to take effect at the beginning of the 2022-23 school year in September.
HUDSON COUNTY, NJ

Simon Foxley obituary

My brother, Simon Foxley, who has died aged 64 of circulatory problems, was an accomplished musician, conductor, teacher, arranger and composer. He was born in Harrow, north-west London, the son of Doreen (nee Hartle), a nurse specialising in anaesthetics, and Ray (Raymond) Foxley, a professional jazz pianist. He grew up in Bromsgrove, Worcestershire, and began playing the piano at a young age, encouraged by his father. At North Bromsgrove high school Simon also took up the French horn and played in the school and county youth orchestras.
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Alabama native Alan Hunter named honorary co-chair of The World Games 2022

Birmingham native, film producer and original MTV VJ Alan Hunter has joined The World Games 2022 as an honorary co-chair. Birmingham will host The World Games 2022, an international multisport competition organized with the support of the International Olympic Committee, July 7-17. About 3,600 elite athletes from more than 100 countries will compete in a variety of fast-paced, emerging sports throughout the event.
BIRMINGHAM, AL
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Fireside Chat with Will Page and Vickie Nauman

In this week’s episode, listen to one of the headlining events of the 2021 Music Tectonics Conference featuring a fireside chat with Will Page and Vickie Nauman. Tune in as Will Page, former chief economist at Spotify and author of Tarzan Economics, and music technology consultant Vickie Naumen explore the reinvention and growth of the music industry during the pandemic. Will and Vickie dive into current trends including podcasts, livestreaming, and the resurgence of vinyl. Will shares his economic analysis of the music industry and his predictions for the future. Where is the music industry headed in the coming years? Discover how TikTok is changing the way consumers discover new music and their listening habits. How can one TikTok shape the entire rediscovery of a band like Fleetwood Mac? Find out on this week’s episode. The Music Tectonics podcast goes beneath the surface of the music industry to explore how technology is changing the way business gets done. Visit MusicTectonics.com to learn more, and find us on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram. Let us know what you think!
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