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Coon Creek Girls - Classic Appalachian Folk

Updated: Culture

Nestled deep in the Appalachian mountains, the Coon Creek Girls played their beloved folk songs from 1937 through 1957, enjoying an illustrious career that included TV appearances on John Lair's Renfro Valley Barn Dance and even a performance at the White House for President Roosevelt, King George VI, and Queen Elizabeth in 1939. Even back […]

Bette Midler Roasts Pandora's Poor Royalties

Updated: Industry News

Drama is about on Twitter as many artists are beginning to speak up concerning their perception of internet advertising commissions.  The typical CPM's (cost per thousand impressions/plays) is upsetting artists, such as below where Bette Midler roasts Pandora and Spotify for their poor royalty structures. Artists should definitely receive more compensation than they are for their streaming […]

DJ Kittens - Cat Scratch Fever (Fleamix)

Updated: Adorable

DJ Kittens, the hottest new turntable group, just turned out another banger on the faders.  Check out the hit single entitled Cat Scratch Fever (Fleamix). In an exclusive interview with LedgerNote, lead kitten MC Fluff-E-Nuff had this to say: The inspiration for the Fleamix came when our roadie Tapeworm said "I'd rather rock a killer case […]

Krishna Raj's Guru Stotram

Updated: Culture

The first in our exploration of world music leads us to India where the Hindu culture and spirituality cannot be separated.  A beautiful rendition of a Bhakti devotional song and mantra called the Guru Stotram was performed by Krishna Raj and captured on the meditational album entitled Akhand. Download the full song and album here. […]

Jay-Z Becomes Majority Stockholder in Aspiro & Tidal

Updated: Industry News

The New York Times reported that as of yesterday, rapper Jay-Z is now the majority stockholder in Aspiro, a Swedish music technology company. Aspiro is just entering the United States market with their streaming services WiMP and Tidal with the intentions to compete against players like Spotify, Pandora, and Apple's iTunes. As reported by Aspiro in […]

Common Chord Progression Examples

Updated: Lessons

A company known as HookTheory has produced several useful resources for musicians in the learning phase. Among these is TheoryTab, a database of thousands of popular songs categorized in various ways, but particularly by chord progression.  Today I want to show you how you can listen to common chord progression examples by using TheoryTab's songs […]