Words on World Music

Blog archives for December, 2008

Archive for December, 2008

Tuesday, December 30th, 2008

CTV.ca has just published their “Year in Music” review of 2008.  And as you may expect, it bodes ill for music lovers looking toward the new year. Along with “Unnecessary Comebacks” and “Plastic Guitars”, a disturbing trend is “The Album is Dead”. The trend here is that artists are going to increasingly spend their efforts […]

Tuesday, December 30th, 2008

I always think that, if you are making decisions about music and musicians, you should ask the musicians what they think about it.  The Canadian Music Creators Coalition is an organization of musicians for music and musicians who explain and publicize their concerns. We are a growing coalition of Canadian music creators who share the […]

Monday, December 29th, 2008

It’s always interesting when we find out how world music is enjoyed throughout the world.  Here‘s a review of the best world music concerts of 2008 — in Kampala, Uganda. Here’s a 2008 wrap-up from Nigeria. And here’s a story on a company that creates software using games and music to help children understand the […]

Sunday, December 28th, 2008

From The Motley Fool financial site (yeah, we get around) comes this story about one of the dumbest stock moves of the week. It is our custom to eschew news of the stock markets, due to its depressing nature and frustrating content, but this item caught our eye. Warner Music has pulled all its music […]

Friday, December 26th, 2008

I hope everyone had a great Christmas, and that nice seasonal glow remains with you.  Santa brought me a new battery for my laptop (Santa has a special place in his heart for computer geeks) thus freeing me from the tether of the AC cord.  It’s much nicer to blog in front of a fireplace. […]