You may not have seen Russ Roberts when browsing our Top Artists pages, and that would be because he’s not primarily a musician, but in fact an economist.
While you might be wondering why we’re posting something about economics on a music blog, it’s actually simple, Russ Roberts, a research fellow at the Hoover Institution and economics professor at George Mason University has started use rap music to help explain economic theory to those of us who aren’t economists. Continue reading Explaining Economic Theory with Rap Music »
The most awarded female artist of all time, Whitney Houston, passed away Saturday, February 11th, 2012.
“She was underwater and apparently unconscious,” the Beverly Hills Police Department said in their initial statement. As the investigation continued, it became clear that Whitney did not die from drowning but instead from an overdose of Xanax and other prescription medications mixed with alcohol. Coroner officials indicated that the water in her lungs was not substantial enough to conclude that she drowned. Houston’s publicist, Kristen Foster, confirmed the singer died at the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Beverly Hills, Calif., from a toxic combination of powerful prescription narcotics. Continue reading Queen of Pop, Whitney Houston, dies at 48 »
Boeing has contributed $150,000 towards the creation of an interactive website to comprehensively promote local Music events and venues in Chicago.
Initially focused on Jazz music with a game plan in the works to expand and cover other genres, a new website collaboration project with Boeing and local music locations in Chicago plan to provide visitors a comprehensive website to help visitors find out who’s playing, where and when.
“There’s a need for an aggregator,” says Tracie Hall, Chicago Community Investor at Boeing. “A place that not only shows what’s playing where, but that brings the music community together – owners and operators and audiences, (where people can) look at the information, talk together, build this online community. The city of Austin [Texas] is able to portray itself as Music City, just by saying, ‘We’re the musical capital of the world.’ [However] in Chicago on any night, we have the same or more than Austin.” Continue reading Boeing backed Music Website to Highlight All Local Music Events in Chicago »
Researchers at Purdue University have developed a new type of implantable pressure sensor, which is powered by acoustic vibrations such as those that come from music,and particularly rap music, due to it’s heavy driving bass beats.
In hopes of treating people affected by aneurisms, incontinence due to paralysis, researchers at the Purdue University have developed a new medical sensor in the form of a vibrating cantilever which is activated by frequencies in the range of 200-500 hertz. Frequencies in this range cause the cantilever to vibrate, creating energy which is then stored in a capacitor for later use.
“The music reaches the correct frequency only at certain times, for example, when there is a strong bass component,” Babak Ziaie, a Purdue University professor of electrical & computer bioengineering and biomedical engineering, explains “The acoustic energy from the music can pass through body tissue, causing the cantilever to vibrate.” Continue reading Rap Music Powers New Medical Devices »
Sir. Paul McCartney is working on a track for a video game, suggesting that video games are a great way to reach out to young people with music.
Paul McCartney, is putting a new twist into his latest work. Instead of new composing music for a album or film, one of his most recent pieces will be composed for a computer video game, which is currently unnamed. Continue reading Paul McCartney Now Creating Music for Video Games »
Bruce Springsteen’s 17th album titled “Wrecking Ball“, is scheduled for release March 6, 2012 in the USA (March 5th in the UK), with an accompanying tour also in the works. Springsteen’s latest work, an 11 track EP, was produced was produced by mufti-platinum record producer Ron Aniello, who has previously worked with artists including Candlebox, Lifehouse, Barenaked Ladies, Jars of Clay and other top artists. Continue reading Bruce Springsteen’s 17th Album “Wreaking Ball” & US Tour Announced »
Starting on April 17th, jazz keyboardist and composer, Yanni (Yiannis Hrysomallis) will be commencing a fourth month tour titled “An Evening with Yanni” visiting a variety of states and provinces within the United States and Canada.
The tour “An Evening with Yanni” will include Yanni’s music from his most recent album Truth of Touch, released in 2011, which includes top hits “Truth of Touch”, “Guilty Pleasure” and “O Luce Che Brilla Nell’oscurità”. Continue reading “An Evening With Yanni” North America Tour »