Linkin Park launch suicide prevention site after Chester Bennington death

Linkin Park have set up a tribute website to their singer Chester Bennington, who died last week in what is being treated as suicide.

The site, chester.linkinpark.com, features suicide prevention information including phone numbers for the US services Suicide Prevention Lifeline and Crisis Text Line. The site also collates social media messages from fans paying tribute to the singer.

 

Full Story at The Guardian

A New Canon: In Pop Music, Women Belong At The Center Of The Story : NPR

A few years ago, my friend Jill Sternheimer and I started a conversation one night while driving around the streets of New Orleans. Both of us are music nerds, and we regularly attend the kinds of musical retrospectives that have become common in this age of historical exploration via tribute shows and historical playlists. Jill, in fact, often organizes such shows at Lincoln Center Out of Doors, where she is the director of public programs. I sometimes write about them, and often ponder how music history’s being recorded and revised in the digital age. Why, we wondered, was the importance of women so often recognized as a trend instead of a source of lasting impact? We came to a conclusion that, in 2017, will likely strike no one as a surprise: that the general history of popular music is told through the great works of men, and that without a serious revision of the canon, women will always remain on the margins.

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Turning The Tables: The 150 Greatest Albums Made By Women : NPR

This is a follow up to the Previous Post: A New Canon: In Pop Music, Women Belong At The Center Of The Story : NPR

This list, of the greatest albums made by women between 1964 and the present, is an intervention, a remedy, a correction of the historical record and hopefully the start of a new conversation. Compiled by nearly 50 women from across NPR and the public radio system and produced in partnership with Lincoln Center, it rethinks popular music to put women at the center.

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Shania Twain Revealed Lyme Disease Almost Ended Her Music Career

While Shania Twain says her painful divorce from her ex-husband Mutt Lange in 2010 was the primary reason for her 15-year hiatus from music, she recently revealed that it wasn’t the only explanation for her long musical interlude.

The country artist says she battled Lyme disease for several years after being bit by a tick in Norfolk, Virginia, according to The Sun. She spent a considerable time during her break from the music industry battling the illness, which resulted in dysphonia, a vocal cord disorder, and the loss of her voice for years.

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What a Wall Street banker learned while playing music with New York’s homeless – CBS News

More than 127,000 people reportedly slept in New York City’s municipal shelters last year. Countless more slept on the streets.

The homeless population is often overlooked, but CBS News’ Michelle Miller spoke with one man who’s paying it forward.

A 29-year old Wall Street banker and a homeless veteran living on the streets of New York City is an unlikely duo.

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Childhaven Launch Chris Cornell Music Therapy Program

With many reflecting on Chris Cornell today on what would have been his birthday, it’s great to know that his impact will be felt on future generations. One such way this is happening is through the nonprofit organization Childhaven who have established the Chris Cornell Therapy Music Program with a $100,000 assist from Vicky Cornell to help get the program up and running.

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Doctors should prescribe art and poetry classes to patients, MPs say | News & Star

Greater use of “arts-on-prescription” programmes could save the NHS money by improving patients’ mental or physical health, with evidence suggesting creative activities could lower GP consultation rates and hospital admissions.

The All-Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) on Arts, Health and Wellbeing said: “Arts-on-prescription activities help people to overcome physical and psychological pain, playing a vital role in the recovery and maintenance of health.

“Group creative activities in the community also help to overcome social isolation in people of all ages.”

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The Richest Artists In the World Make 75%+ of Their Money from Touring

Music streaming has helped major labels post record-breaking revenue.  In its Q1 report, WMG posted over $1 billion.  During the same period, Sony Music reported $1.2 billion.  UMG alone earns $4.5 million a day from streaming.  But despite the rise of streaming in the music industry, the richest artists still make the majority of their cash from touring.

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