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April 24 ~ This Day in Music History

. 1706 ~ Giovanni Battista Martini, Italian music scholar and composer

. 1792 ~ La Marseillaise composed by French army officer Claude Joseph Rouget de Lisle… 671 more words


Are Online Echo Chambers Making Music Journalism Dumber?

Consciously embarking on a career into not one, but two industries perceived to be dying poses the opportunity for endless pithy self-congratulation. Music and┬ájournalism? Hey, kid, it’s your time, it’s your energy. 1,574 more words

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Feature Story: The Scoop On Music Critic Melissa Ruggieri

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Infamous music critic and feature writer, Melissa Ruggieri has made a name for herself in the entertainment and writing industry. 684 more words


November 25, 2016 ~ Today in Music History

. 1787 ~ Franz Gruber, composer of Silent Night

1896 ~ Virgil Thomson, American composer, conductor and music critic
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November 4, 2016 ~ Today in Music History

Carl Tausig (1841) Polish pianist

1847 ~ Felix Mendelssohn died
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.1922 ~ Paul Rovsing Olsen, Danish composer, ethnomusicologist and music critic… 221 more words


Poetry and song lyrics

Today, the Nobel Prize of Literature was awarded to Bob Dylan, “for having created new poetic expressions within the great American song tradition“.

In 2011, the Prince of Asturias Award for Letters was confer to the Canadian poet and novelist Leonard Cohen for a “body of literary work that has influenced three generations of people worldwide through his creation of emotional imagery in which poetry and music are fused in an oeuvre of immutable merit.” (You can check it out the full statement in this link: … 577 more words