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Childish Gambino Accused of Copyright Infringement in 'This is America'

Updated: Industry News

Life comes at you fast. And we all know what they say about Karma. Donald Glover, performing as Childish Gambino, vocalist on 'This is America' This is America's Success Childish Gambino experienced a tremendous success with his recent outrage-baiting single and music video entitled 'This is America,' in which he repeats a lot of nonsensical […]

Clarinet Student Awarded $350,000 After Girlfriend Sabotages His Career

Updated: Life

Get ready to take an emotional rollercoaster. There are some real despicable people out there doing horrible things for selfish reasons, but in the end justice can prevail when given the opportunity. Eric Abramovitz, Rising Clarinet Star The Context - Mastering the Clarinet That's how it went down for Eric Abramovitz. From the early age […]

Should I Upgrade My Mastering Equalizer?

Updated: Q & A

A fun question came in yesterday regarding upgrading a mastering equalizer. EQ's are always used in mastering, and while this question asked about specific models, I couldn't help myself but offer my opinion on EQ's in this capacity in general. Special thanks to the readers who have emailed in with corrections and suggestions regarding ways […]

Kendrick Lamar's Pulitzer Prize Makes History for Rappers

Updated: Industry News

History was made today as it was announced that Kendrick Lamar, an intellectual rapper from Compton, California who made his rise through the ranks a reality around 2014, won the first ever Pulitzer Prize awarded to a rapper. Kendrick's Pulitzer Prize As a matter of fact, he's the first musician to win that wasn't a […]

The Barrel Organ Lives on Like a Smooth Criminal

Updated: Culture

In our recent foray of covering weird and uncommon instruments, we've touched on a couple of instruments related to the barrel organ. While they all function based on pre-determined music programmed out on a roller, some of them work like a harp or piano with strings being struck while others resemble a kalimba with tines […]

The Aztec Death Whistle Will Give You Horrific Nightmares

Updated: Life

The Aztecs made countless types of noisemakers and musical instruments. Using clay, sugar cane, turkey feathers, ores, frog skins, and much more, they were able to create sounds to be associated with many life events. They had conch shells for ceremonies, ocarinas for making animal grunts to attract deer, flutes for traditional music entertainment. Some […]