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Songwriting and Grief: Creative Unifying Principles

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I was thinking this week about Sting’s creative process when writing both Nothing Like The Sun and The Soul Cages. It is well documented how… 543 more words

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The History of Acid Jazz Podcast

I am having a chat tomorrow with the guys down at the Loose Goose Podcast on the early years of the Acid Jazz movement. In order to do a bit of prep I raided my old vinyl collection and found a few ‘records’ I was involved in. 171 more words

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Apple Music talks investigated for potential anti-competitive behaviour

The new Apple streaming service is getting more interesting by the second. According to an article in the Guardian – they are now being investigated for anti competitive behaviour. 120 more words

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Apple Music Finally Unveiled

So, Apple have eventually entered the streaming market. It appears that they are now attempting to develop an ‘all in one’ platform that facilities users to access all of their content in one place. 103 more words

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Sting Interview: BBC Radio Newcastle on May 29th 2015

My interview on Radio Newcastle on my Sting book is available for the next week below. The interview links into Geordie Identity and the progressive ‘love/hate’ relationship with a region. 31 more words

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The Elements of Music and Musical Form

This podcast is on the relationship on the elements of music and form. It considers the ways in which elements such as musical texture, time signatures, and harmony can interact to create expectations in a listener. 56 more words

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How Can We Think About Popular Music?

Another very very short segment – this time concerning the ways in which we can think about popular music analysis – more detail late!

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