Why certain music gives you goosebumps – and why it’s a very good thing – Mirror Online

So, apparently since I get “goosebumps” with certain music ( I even get a weird “spine tingling” sensation with some) I have what’s called “higher-order cognition” – who knew?  I always knew I was weird, but at least now I have a word for it: “frisson”.

It’s always good to put a label on things, right?

Does music give you the chills? Have you got a few favourite songs that leave you with goosebumps?

There’s a scientific name for it: ‘frisson’. And not everybody gets it. If you do, it sets you apart from the rest, and means your brain works a little differently, according to music graduate Matthew Sachs.

Full Story: Why certain music gives you goosebumps – and why it’s a very good thing – Mirror Online

North Country revitalization through the arts – Sun Community News & Printing

More regions are seeing the benefits of supporting the arts…More regions are seeing the benefits of supporting the arts…

A group of art, history and business executives convened last week to talk about ways the arts can spur economic development in the North Country.

The panel discussion, attended by over 50 residents, was hosted by the Adirondack North Country Association at the Harrietstown Hall in Saranac Lake on Aug. 22.

Philip Morris, the CEO of Proctors Theater in Schenectady, gave a presentation on ways that his theater has worked toward revitalizing the city as a whole.

Full Story: North Country revitalization through the arts – Sun Community News & Printing

MelodyVR, app for virtual reality music, highlights hardware problems with VR – Business Insider

Imagine watching a rock concert from the very front of the stage, a hairs-width from the singer, in front of 10,000 screaming fans. It’s not just the best seat in the house, it’s totally impossible.

But that what MelodyVR is building — a virtual reality (VR) platform that lets you watch concerts from the “unobtainable seat in the house,” right on stage, up close and extremely personal.

Full Story: MelodyVR, app for virtual reality music, highlights hardware problems with VR – Business Insider

Goldman Sachs Predicts $28 Billion Streaming Music Market, But Should Anyone Care?

Goldman Sachs raised some eyebrows recently with it’s latest Music In The Air report that predicted the streaming music market alone would increase to $28 billion per year by the year 2030. Sounds great, but considering that the industry’s greatest revenue year to date brought in $27.4 billion (in 1996 during the height of the CD era), Goldman’s figure might be more than a bit optimistic. While everyone connected with the music business would be delirious with joy should the forecast occur, one has to look

Full Story: Goldman Sachs Predicts $28 Billion Streaming Music Market, But Should Anyone Care?

Rapper Bun B and Music Manager Scooter Braun Planning Houston Benefit Concert | PEOPLE.com

It’s so amazing to see so many people come together to help.  I’m sure much more will be needed in the coming weeks, months & even years – but we need to get started now & many are stepping up to do just that.

Braun — who manages Justin Bieber and produced Ariana Grande’s Manchester benefit concert — is working on bringing together a lineup for the Houston benefit, a representative for the rapper told the Associated Press.

The rep said Braun  — who has worked with fellow Houston native Beyoncé —  “is actively working on gathering talent and organizing logistics for the event,” and added that the concert is tentatively scheduled to air on four national networks on Sept. 12.

Full Story : Rapper Bun B and Music Manager Scooter Braun Planning Houston Benefit Concert | PEOPLE.com

City bringing new life to music history

We need to be saving more historic locations such as this, especially across the South.   So much great music came out of these spots – in spite of the cruelty and unfairness of the laws of the day.  Where would we be culturally without these influences?  They need to be preserved, celebrated & remembered.

Herbert Riley

Want to get Herbert Riley riled up? Just say something negative about restoring Charlies Place—a project he’s poured his heart and soul into for years.

Charlie’s Place was a thriving nightclub and restaurant on Carver Street from the 1930s to the 1960s. At any time, you could find some of the most famous black entertainers in the world—Little Richard, BB King, Billie Holiday and many others—performing to standing-room-only crowds there.

Nielsen Releases First Canadian Live Music and Brands Study | Billboard

Really interesting information here.  It shows just how important “live performances” can be for a musician/band.  How the fans feel after your show and your interactions with them and just how that can translate into more sales of various goods – including merch & streaming purchases.  Good info for you independent artists.

Eighty-five percent of adults surveyed for Nielsen’s first Canada Live Music & Brands Report revealed cost as one of the most important deciding factors in purchasing a live music event ticket and 70 percent buy their tickets within two weeks of the onsale.

Sixty percent of their annual music spend is on live music events and 40 percent of the attendees bought the artist’s CD after the show, 29 percent streamed their music and 20 percent paid for a download(s).

Full Story:  Nielsen Releases First Canadian Live Music and Brands Study | Billboard

When musicians want their songs in TV shows, movies and streaming sites, they go here – LA Times

Great article detailing how to break into this market and just what it can do for an up-and-coming musician’s career.

Over the past few years, the Florida-based indie/pop musician has toured relentlessly on a shoestring budget, building a small but loyal fan base that helped her raise money to release a handful of singles and music videos.

But her big break came in January when Dudukovich’s song “War Paint” was featured in Fox’s network TV series “Lucifer.” In addition to the $3,000 paycheck, the high-profile song placement gave her legitimacy in the industry, making it easier to book gigs and find producers to work with.

Full Story: When musicians want their songs in TV shows, movies and streaming sites, they go here – LA Times

Music can improve our cities. So why isn’t music urbanism a thing? | CityMetric

Proof that the arts can make a real difference in a young person’s attitude and life.  Why we don’t have more community based programs like this is beyond me.  How much evidence do we need before we actually start caring about this stuff?

The program, called Youth on Record, taught songwriting, production, DJ and other skills, and its success was staggering. The high school truancy rate of those attending the after-school program was cut in half, as they weren’t allowed to attend if they didn’t go to regular classes. In addition, a new income stream was created for local musicians who were paid to teach. Since the school was first set-up, the organisation has recorded albums, staged a community festival and improved the lives of hundreds of residents.

Full Story:  Music can improve our cities. So why isn’t music urbanism a thing? | CityMetric