Thank You to Navarat Varin – Guest International Speaker // Music at This Year’s 9Health Fair // Closing Arguments in Hazing Case

We want to offer a GREAT BIG Thank You to Navarat Varin, one of our Guest International Musicians/Speakers at the April Meeting Firstly, a big Thank You goes out to…

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A BIG Thank You to Our Guest International Musicians/Speakers at the April Meeting // 20 Artists Missing From the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame

Firstly, a big Thank You goes out to COMBO Board Member Annette Cannon for putting together and hosting this program. Very well done, Annette! The speakers including Alejandro Parra (Venezuela);…

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Real Life “Pitch Perfect” Television Docu-Series on Pop, “Sing It On” Starts May 13th

Sing It On, a docu-reality television series inspired by the blockbuster movie “Pitch Perfect” and produced by CORE Media Group, the co-producers of “American Idol” and “So You Think You…

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SEE IT: Two Engineering Students Put Out Fire With Sound

Firefighting is all about that bass. A pair of George Mason University engineering students built a handheld fire extinguisher that puts out flames with low-frequency sound. Seniors Viet Tran and…

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Is Pandora’s Licensing Deal With Classical Label Naxos Unfair to Professional Artists? // Jay Z Launches New Music Service – Tidal

Members of the American Federation of Musicians (“AFM”) continue to be deeply concerned about greed and profiteering in the music industry, at the expense of those who create music. Professional…

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The Song is Over, as ‘Glee’ Ends its Tuneful 6-season Run // KC and the Sunshine Band Founder Gets Emotional Over Lonely Past

The “Glee” series finale delivered glorious news that William McKinley High School is being turned into an arts school and that Will Schuester, who started its glee club way back…

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RIAA’s New 2014 Music Revenue & Shipment Data // Ringo – Rock Hall of Fame // Watch Korn Perform ‘Daddy’ for First Time in 20 Years

Now posted to http://riaa.com are the RIAA’s 2014 shipment and revenue statistics. Included is an overview memo with several charts and graphs to further explain key data points. On page…

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Tips for Traveling on Airplanes with Musical Instruments // Where is Live Music Going?

Flying with your instrument? Preparing for air travel with instruments is risky, delicate, and often frustrating. As you prepare to travel, decisions you make along the way will lead you…

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2015 Westword Music Award Nominees // Josh Gracin Loses Half of Music Rights

[Westword] held the first Westword Music Awards 21 years ago, in 1995. There were 55 nominees on the ballot that year, including such enduring names as Slim Cessna’s Auto Club,…

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Music Connects Ailing Glen Campbell and Daughter Ashley

NEW YORK (AP) — Glen Campbell’s daughter says that although she can’t have a typical conversation with her father, who suffers from Alzheimer’s disease, she’s able to speak to him…

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The Toll Alzheimer’s Disease has Taken on the Rhinestone Cowboy // 11 Bands That Soldiered On Without Their Iconic Lead Singer

Alzheimer’s disease plays no favorites. It’s the Great Equalizer. Just ask Kim Campbell, wife of singer Glen Campbell, who was diagnosed with the disease in 2011 and now lives in…

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Eddie Van Halen Talks Immigrant Roots, Innovation in Music // Watch Every Best Music Video Grammy-Winner Ever!

For Eddie Van Halen, making music is all about having good ears and a talent for experimenting with guitars and amps to create just the right sound. Now 60, Van…

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Why Are Artist Managers Taking Center Stage? // * Meghan Trainor Broke Despite ‘All About That Bass’ Success

LOS ANGELES (Hypebot) – The evolving music industry is turning top managers into moguls — operating across media, tech and consumer brands The evolution of the music industry is putting…

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Colorado Company Seeks Rights to Names of Iconic Grand Canyon Lodges

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) — To those who know and love the Grand Canyon, the names of its historic lodges are synonymous with the national park itself. Phantom Ranch, Bright Angel…

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What Makes an Artist Signable–or Not // Sales Rise On Vinyl Records

Everyone knows the music business has changed radically, forcing labels and A&R execs to adapt to a new sonic ecosystem—one where music consumption has increased while music sales have dwindled….

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