It’s official, every Saturday night during April, One Colorado will host music in the courtyard featuring talent in collaboration with LAMA College for Music Professionals. It’s open seating and music begins at 8pm! This month’s music includes:
Saturday, April 6 – Karmic
Saturday, April 13 – Nikhil Korula Acoustic Duo
Saturday, April 20 – Empire Assembly
Saturday, April 27 – Felicia Andolong
Here’s the event page on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/526084160776768/
See you soon!
What if music students could still learn how to write music by hand, but quickly turn that into computerized notation? The people at @ThinkMusicTech say this is very real thanks to a new app that we don’t have many details for just yet but more updates are coming soon. Here’s a preview — we’ll keep an eye on the developments but we are interested!
A YouTube user was kind enough to collect 66 videos of 2012′s biggest music hits into one YouTube playlist, which we’ve posted below. We’re wondering…what were your favorite songs of 2012?
One of the elements of LAMA that we are most proud of is the large number of international students attending the school at any given time. This year is no exception! Recently, three of LAMA’s Ethiopian students — Etsegenet Mekonnen (Guitar), Kibrom Ashebir (Music Proudction) and Nefthalem Assegid Mulat (former Vocal program student) — contributed to a new documentary called “Get Together Girls”. The filmmakers phoned LAMA looking for musicians that could help them get the right sound.
Described on its Facebook page as “a story of women and community with a touch of creativity,” Get Together Girls focuses on teaching former street girls to be self reliant and support themselves and their families through fashion and creativity, learning all the manual skills that the tailoring projects requires. The film recently had a successful screening at the Women’s Independent Film Festival in West Hollywood and the students go to see their contribution up on the big screen. Here is the trailer it looks fantastic!
We have to admit a few years back Pandora was our go to streaming music choice. Some of us have been evangelists ever since. We loved the fact that we found a lot of great new artists and songs based on the crazy algorithm that determines what you may or may not like. Then, probably while listening to Pandora, they made some major news. And all they had to do was make the musicians who use and the support the service, very unhappy. According to an article in The Register:
The leading backer of a bill passing through US Congress that will slash musicians’ pay by 85 per cent, as well as effectively outlawing them from bargaining collectively with their paymasters, has been selling stock worth $1m in his own internet company every month.
If that’s not yucky enough for you, Hypebot announced Pandora is suing ASCAP for lower licensing fees on behalf of ASCAP songwriters. Execs cash in while suing songwriters is not going to win you any PR awards. What do you think about what Pandora is doing of late?
LAMA grad Debi Nova, a graduate from the LA Music Academy College of Music vocal department has been appointed as Ambassador of Youth and United Nations Global Alliance (YUNGA) and joins fellow musicians Anggun, Fanny Lu, Lea Salonga and other celebrities in supporting the United Nations and partners to educate, inspire and promote action of children and young people in undertaking social and environmental initiatives. Debi will begin by working with YUNGA on its biodiversity, forests and oceans initiatives as well as other key activities related to nutrition and hunger. See more at: http://yunga-youth.weebly.com/debi-nova.html
Debi is a Costa Rican vocalist who has worked with Boney James, Q Tip, Sergio Mendes and Will.I.am and made her US television debut on Dancing with the Stars in April 2010.
We stumbled across an incredible blog post from the folks over at Cracked.com. Written by Mohammed Shariff, the article analyzes seven artists who practiced “legitimate theft” of music including:
- Green Day
- The Beatles
- The Strokes
- John Williams
Can you blame these artists? If you research the topic long enough you could easily find other songs that have been “stolen” over the years. Madonna is on the list above…but the circle continues with Lady Gaga “stealing” from Madonna with “Born this Way” (see the video comparison below). What other artists can you identify with similar songs and melodies? Read the rest of the article here: http://www.cracked.com/article_19848_7-famous-musicians-who-stole-some-their-biggest-hits.html.