Vietnam doc makes Ken Burns, Trent Reznor partners – Richmond Times-Dispatch: Music

Really excited for this one. I’m a bit of a documentary nerd anyway, so naturally Ken Burns is one of my loves. But to have a Ken Burns documentary dealing with the primary issue this Nation faced during my childhood, the Vietnam War, paired with the music of the era soundtrack created by Trent Reznor, is going to be nothing short of amazing.

The article states that this will be a 10-part series and is scheduled for this fall. I’ll post more when I learn the actual schedule. Can’t wait.


Ken Burns and Trent Reznor would seem two unlikely collaborators, but both describe their recent work on the upcoming PBS documentary on the Vietnam War as among the most satisfying of their careers.

Source: Vietnam doc makes Ken Burns, Trent Reznor partners – Richmond Times-Dispatch: Music

If music was a regular job, would anyone do it?

Some may say this research is long overdue. How do the well-known pressures of the music industry affect the mental health of those employed in this cutthroat industry.

Long, late-night shifts; no security; low unpredictable pay; no holidays; and the constant pressure of performance. New research is looking at the harsh conditions of the music industry, and its impact on the mental health of its workforce

Source: If music was a regular job, would anyone do it?

Report claims Apple Music pays more to record labels in royalties per stream than Spotify

This might be of interest to those of you who earn your income from streaming services. According to this article your highest royalties are with the following:

Apple
Spotify
Google Play Music
YouTube

…at least for Record Labels. I don’t see how it may be different for independent artists.

Other services listed in the top ten include Deezer, Rhapsody, Xbox Music, Amazon, Tidal, and Telecom Italia. Read the full article at the link for the details.

Record labels are getting a better deal on streaming music royalties with Apple than major rival Spotify, according to a report, with Apple Music streaming rates claimed to be nearly double what is paid out by its main competition.

Source: Report claims Apple Music pays more to record labels in royalties per stream than Spotify

Bringing music to those who need it: Vijay Gupta on Street Symphony | Arts and theater | stltoday.com

These are pretty amazing people who are bringing great music to the Homeless and Incarcerated. I never cease to be amazed by the thoughtfulness and creative ideas by many in the arts industry, especially when they themselves have first-hand knowledge has to how easily any of us can become one of the lost.

Street Symphony brings live music to the homeless and incarcerated, including critically acclaimed performances of Handel’s “Messiah.” Gupta, a TED senior fellow, will talk about his work Tuesday at Washington University’s Graham Chapel.

Source: Bringing music to those who need it: Vijay Gupta on Street Symphony | Arts and theater | stltoday.com