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To Sign Or Not To Sign: Artists Big And Small Face The Label Question

Sunday, July 06, 2014

Land a deal with a label or put out records on your own: Both options carry big risks. For musicians today there's a middle ground, but getting your songs in front of people will still cost you.

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New Sounds

Ecstatic Music Festival: Nick Zammuto & Jason Treuting

Sunday, July 06, 2014

From the New Sounds Live concert series recorded in 2012, listen to some distinctly oddball works by Jason Treuting (of So Percussion) and Nick Zammuto (ex The Books) on this program.  There’s a multi-media work based around an instructional video for autoharp, a work involving a spelling bee, and a bucolic piece revolving around a slideshow of rude gestures.

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Pipedreams

An Independence Day Celebration

Sunday, July 06, 2014

Pipedreams this week presents performances from the annual Fourth of July concerts held at Washington National Cathedral in our nation's capital.

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New York Now

On-Demand Audio: 'Andriessen 75' on the Edge

Sunday, July 06, 2014

Composers Derek Bermel and Ruby Fulton shared a program with Louis Andriessen and the late French composer Florent Schmitt at the "Andriessen 75" festival. Stream the entire concert, performed by the EDGE Ensemble, the Shenandoah Conservatory Wind Ensemble, and violinist Monica Germino.

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Spinning on Air

The World's Most-Used Musical Sequence!

Sunday, July 06, 2014

What do Beethoven, David Bowie, Green Day, Mozart, *NSYNC, Pete Seeger, Michael Jackson, Ray Charles, The Beatles, Bob Dylan, Duke Ellington, The Supremes, Rihanna, and many others all have in common? They all use the Andalusian Cadence, a four-note progression that's the world's most-used musical sequence.

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All Things Considered

Longtime Rockers NRBQ Get Down To 'Brass Tacks' In New Album

Saturday, July 05, 2014

Founder and frontman Terry Adams speaks with NPR's Kelly McEvers about teaming up with new musicians, battling throat cancer and keeping things fun.

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The Foreign Exchange: Tiny Desk Concert

Saturday, July 05, 2014

Watch the Tiny Desk turn into a church, comedy club and neo-soul spot as the band performs songs from its latest album, Love in Flying Colors.

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How To Be A Professional Triangle Player In 17 Easy Steps

Saturday, July 05, 2014

The triangle is an instrument so simple that its name is a description of its shape. It's easy to play, but not so easy to play it well.

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Raffi Returns To Recording With A New Album For Kids

Saturday, July 05, 2014

NPR's Tamara Keith picks up her banana phone to talk with beloved musician Raffi Cavoukian about his first children's album in 12 years, Love Bug.

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The Quiet Sound Of Luluc, Sparked By Punk Rock

Saturday, July 05, 2014

Zoë Randell and Steve Hassett, of the Aussie folk group Luluc, say that punk music inspires the introspective and forlorn melodies on their new album, Passerby. They speak with NPR's Tamara Keith.

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A Former Megadeth Guitarist's Journey To Japanese Pop

Saturday, July 05, 2014

How did one man go from shredding guitar for a platinum-selling thrash metal band to playing alongside Japan's fluffiest pop bands? It wasn't a mistake.

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From the Top

Costa Mesa, California

Saturday, July 05, 2014

Presented by the Pacific Symphony, this week's From the Top comes to you from Segerstrom Concert Hall in Costa Mesa, Calif. Among the highlights, you'll hear the beautiful andante from the Rachmoninoff Cello Sonata in G minor performed by a 16-year-old from San Francisco, and enjoy a Buxtehude praeludium played by a teenage organist. Also, an award-winning choir sings pieces by Samuel Barber and Eric Whitacre, and a 14-year-old pianist plays Stravinsky.

New Sounds

Children of the Otter

Saturday, July 05, 2014

For this New Sounds, hear some music that has not yet been released on CD by the Russian composer Vladimir Martynov - an epic project called “Children of the Otter.”  The work blends the ancient Tuvan sounds of the throat-singing ensemble Huun Huur Tu with a contemporary chamber orchestra and a choir singing poetry of the Russian avant-garde poet Velimir Khlebnikov (1885-1922.)

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Classics For Kids

George Gershwin’s Life

Saturday, July 05, 2014

More than anyone else, George Gershwin broke down the barriers between “serious” music and jazz. Learn more about the life and music of this famous American composer this week on Classics for Kids.

New York Now

On-Demand Audio: Bang on a Can All-Stars at 'Andriessen 75'

Saturday, July 05, 2014

The Bang on a Can All-Stars brought their powerhouse energy and skill to the "Andriessen 75" festival in Washington, D.C., playing some of the composer's most iconic works.

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Movies on the Radio

Summer Refreshments

Saturday, July 05, 2014

Tonight at 9 pm, some summery musical highlights from film scores evocative of the sea, American history, and more for the Fourth of July weekend.

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All Things Considered

Album Review: 'We Are All Young Together'

Friday, July 04, 2014

Keyboard player Walter Martin is best known for his part in the indie band The Walkmen. After the group took a break last year, though, Martin ventured into kids music. Reviewer Stephen Shepherd says Martin's solo debut, We Are All Young Together, is surprising, sweet and playful.

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'Dreamgirl' Jennifer Holliday Shares Wisdom On Getting Through Tough Times

Friday, July 04, 2014

Jennifer Holliday won a Tony for her performance in 'Dreamgirls.' But the singer's life wasn't always glamorous. She talks with host Michel Martin about battling depression and her latest album.

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The Good Listener: On Recommending Songs With Profanity

Friday, July 04, 2014

When praising a new band to friends, should you warn them about salty language for their kids' sake?

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Immigrant Voices: Writers Share Stories Of Coming, Staying, Going Back Home

Friday, July 04, 2014

In the new book Immigrant Voices: 21st Century Stories, writers from around the world explore the immigrant experience. Hear their stories — and music from Cuban pianist Omar Sosa.

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