Music students to Germany from abroad should be familiar with composers such as Bach, Mozart, Beethoven and Stockhausen. However, knowing modern Nigerian composers like Joshua Uzoigwe and Fela Sowande or the 16th-century Indian court musician Tansen is neither expected nor is their music taught in German music colleges. "For the entrance exams, you have to be familiar with Western European music; you can't apply as a specialist in African drum rhythms," Julia Gerlach from Berlin's Akademie der Künste cultural institute told Deutsche Welle. Watch video 04:13 Share Berlin, city of music, goes online Send Facebook Twitter reddit EMail Facebook Messenger Web Whatsapp Web Telegram linkedin Permalink https://p.dw.com/p/3rXHj Berlin, city of music, goes online Oxford plans to change curriculum The University of Oxford has recognized the lack of diversity in its curriculum. Recently, Britain's The Sunday … [Read more...] about Is classical music colonialist?
Publishing rights are a lucrative business, as Michael Jackson found out after he acquired 251 Beatles songs for more than $47 million in 1985 and doubled his money 10 years later. But that catalog was cheap by today's standards. Bob Dylan sold all his song rights to Universal Music for what Rolling Stone magazine estimates to be around $400 million in late 2020. Dylan had been one of the few artists who had retained the rights to their own catalog. But the balladeer has joined a slew of top-selling music artists who have recently made their publishing rights prized currency in a song acquisition boom. Just this week, the Red Hot Chili Peppers also got in on the act. The evergreen rock four-piece sold their publishing rights to Hipgnosis Songs Fund for over $140 million (€116.2 million), according to the music publication Billboard . Earlier this year, Neil Young also sold the rights to 50% of his songs, including such classics as "Heart of Gold," to the same investment … [Read more...] about Music Inc: Why song rights sales are booming
This year's Billboard Music Awards are going to be special as Drake is all poised to break his own record of 27 wins. The final line-up of nominees has been released with Canadian singer The Weeknd and DaBaby leading the nominations. The Weeknd grabbed 16 nominations, including in top categories of Top Artist, Top Billboard 200 Album, and Top Hot 100 Song. The Weeknd is followed by DaBaby, who leads with 11 nominations in the rap and streaming categories, including Top Rap Song, Top Collaboration, Top Streaming Song, Top Hot 100 Song, Top Rap Album, Top Rap Artist, Top Streaming Songs Artist, Top Hot 100 Artist. The third leader with 10 nominations is the late rapper Pop Smoke. Other artists from the music world who got nominated include Taylor Swift, Ariana Grande, and Billie Eilish. They are the nominees for Top Female Artist alongside Dua Lipa and Megan Thee Stallion. BTS, Lady Gaga, Blackpink, Justin Bieber, Jhené Aiko, and Machine Gun Kelly also got a place in the … [Read more...] about Drake all set to make history at Billboard Music Awards as The Weeknd, DaBaby top nominations
Foreign artists of the Hanoi Voices Choir (Photo: organising board) Hanoi (VNA) – A space converted from an old factory was the stage of a recent music show titled “For a worth-living Hanoi”, offering a special treat for the audience and also an inspiration for the love of the city. The concert, held at Complex 01 on Tay Son street in Quang Trung ward of Hanoi’s Dong Da district on April 25 afternoon, featured the “Da dang” (Diversity) and Hanoi Voices choirs, along with many other artists. Director of the Diversity Choir Hoang Huong said the event not only offered musical performances but also helped the audience recall memories of the past. Famous songs like “Hello Vietnam” composed by Marc Lavoine, “Bohemien Rhapsoday” by Freddie Mercury, “Mua xuan dau tien” (The first spring) by Van Cao, and “Nguoi Ha Noi” (Hanoians) by Nguyen Dinh Thi were among those on stage. The music show at Complex 01 on April 25 afternoon (Photo: VNA) In recent years, authorities … [Read more...] about Hanoi: Old factory provides unique venue for music show
(CNN) To hear Glenn Close tell it, she really doesn't know a great deal about music. "I think of myself actually as a music ignoramus," the acclaimed actress told CNN on Tuesday. Interesting, given that she has a new album coming out and a viral music moment from the recent Academy Awards ceremony that people are still talking about. Close curated "Transformation: Personal Stories of Change, Acceptance, and Evolution" with her dear friend and Grammy-winning musician Ted Nash. It features powerful spoken word performances by some notable names, including Wayne Brady, Amy Irving, Matthew Stevenson, Nash's son, Eli, and the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra (JLCO) with Wynton Marsalis. Read More Close said that while she grew up with an uncle who was a conductor and an appreciation for classical music and the work of Rodgers and Hammerstein, it took befriending Nash and Marsalis to get her into jazz. "I always was very intimidated by … [Read more...] about Glenn Close has a new album and a newfound appreciation for go-go music