Perfect Score: Three Composers Who Changed Video Game Music Forever

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It’s almost like praising a book for its cover art or a movie for the font that it used in its credits, but video game music is an art in and of itself that adds to the overall experience of playing a title. You can’t have Mario without the ludic tunes that accompany the plumber throughout his romp through the mushroom kingdom and its safe to say anybody who’s ever heard the tetris music will be able to recite a large portion of the melody on command. For as memorable as many video games are, they are only able to reach such heights in part because of the feel created by the soundtrack.  Read the rest of this entry »

  

Save on all of your Music Needs

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If you love music you probably invest a good amount of your disposable income feeding your passion. Instruments, accessories, concerts and other performances all add up and then there’s sound equipment and downloads to add to the expense.

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Is Music the Secret to Winning at Poker?

Have you ever stumbled upon a televised or online poker tournament and wondered why the players are sitting around largely in silence? While tension may be running high during the games, some pros actually use music to enhance their game. For instance, Annie Duke, who holds a World Series of Poker gold bracelet from 2004, says that she listen to White Stripes’ “Seven Nation Army” when she is short-stacked. Read the rest of this entry »

  

Why A Band Break May Be Exactly What You Need

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New York City” (CC BY-SA 2.0) by anieto2k

Hey there – don’t panic! We’re not suggesting your band breaks up; nope, not in the slightest. A break of the good kind (AKA, a getaway), could be exactly what you need to get those creative juices flowing. Whether you’re guys, gals, or both, some time away can really help reset any kind of writer’s block, bring groups closer together, and help you work better at doing what you love best. You guessed it, that’s performing and songwriting! If you’re in the States, the good news is that you don’t have to go far. What with band practice and time off for recording, we already KNOW you’ve used your vacation days, so grab a cheap flight, and head for a weekend in one of the following awesome cities. Read the rest of this entry »

  

Michael Jackson hanging out . . .

Here’s a cool photo of Michael Jackson hanging out with Bette Midler, David Bowie and Cher.