JamBase: James Taylor Announces Archival Video Series & Shares 1970 The Beatles Cover

JamBase: James Taylor Announces Archival Video Series & Shares 1970 The Beatles Cover. “James Taylor announced a new archival video series. The legendary singer-songwriter also shared the first offering from the archive, a performance video of The Beatles classic ‘With A Little Help From My Friends.'”

Broadway World: Columbus Symphony Unveils Two New Music Education Web Sits For Kids and Teens

Broadway World: Columbus Symphony Unveils Two New Music Education Web Sits For Kids and Teens. “Via an online library of educational videos, students can learn everything from the basics of reading music to the history behind famous orchestral composers. Visitors can view online lessons or get audition tips from a Columbus Symphony musician. Both sites offer the ‘Columbus Symphony Recommends’ page which lists Columbus Symphony concerts featuring their favorite instrument.”

NME: Facebook clarify what October update means for artists on the platform

NME: Facebook clarify what October update means for artists on the platform. “A spokesperson for Facebook has clarified what an update to terms coming into effect in October mean for artists on the platform. The social networking site has previewed new terms and conditions that will be introduced on October 1, with music guidelines stating that users are not permitted to use videos to ‘create a listening experience’.”

Los Angeles Times: Mark Mothersbaugh nearly died from COVID-19. FaceTiming with his family kept him alive

Los Angeles Times: Mark Mothersbaugh nearly died from COVID-19. FaceTiming with his family kept him alive. “As Mark Mothersbaugh lay in a Cedars-Sinai hospital bed in early June after contracting the novel coronavirus, a ventilator tube snaking into his throat to help him breathe, the Devo cofounder and acclaimed film and TV composer came to believe that he was recovering from a vicious beating in downtown Los Angeles.”

New Indian Express: Memories of a maestro

New Indian Express: Memories of a maestro. “The man behind the seven-stringed violins’ is a title that is still used to describe legendary violinist T Chowdiah. Though a prominent name in music, his compositions stand the risk of being lost in the annals of history. But now the Indian Music Experience Museum (IME) aims to give people access to an online digital archive of the compositions of the violinist and music guru…. This project has been launched in association with Shankar Mahadevan Academy, which runs a digital initiative called Archive to Alive project, that keeps a record of rare compositions of Indian classical legends.”

NME: The OPM Archive Foundation unveils online archive of digitised Filipino music artifacts

NME: The OPM Archive Foundation unveils online archive of digitised Filipino music artifacts. “The OPM Archive Foundation has unveiled an online archive collecting digitised artifacts of Filipino music, now open for virtual viewing. Earlier this week (August 26), the OPM Archive Foundation announced the digital archive, now open for online viewing and for donations of memorabilia.”

Winnipeg Free Press: Neil Young sets sights on ‘corrupt’ Facebook, Google

Winnipeg Free Press: Neil Young sets sights on ‘corrupt’ Facebook, Google. “In the midst of his battle against President Trump, Neil Young has decided to take on a couple of other sizable entities —Facebook and Google. The Rock and Roll Hall of Famer has announced he’ll be spending thousands of dollars to disconnect his popular Neil Young Archives music site from the two online giants.”

Mental Floss: Explore Marian Anderson’s Handwritten Letters, Private Recordings, and More in a Newly Digitized Collection

Mental Floss: Explore Marian Anderson’s Handwritten Letters, Private Recordings, and More in a Newly Digitized Collection. “More than 2500 items of archival material, including letters, diaries, journals, interviews, scrapbooks, performance programs, and private recordings, are available to view online through a research portal called ‘Discovering Marian Anderson.’ Many of the manuscripts were donated by Anderson, who was born and raised in Philadelphia, before she died at age 96 in 1993.”

Hartford Courant: A Connecticut rock band named Goose may have figured out how to ‘tour’ — and make money — during the coronavirus pandemic

Hartford Courant: A Connecticut rock band named Goose may have figured out how to ‘tour’ — and make money — during the coronavirus pandemic. “Over consecutive weekends in June, Goose livestreamed eight sets of music from a borrowed barn in Fairfield County. Calling it Bingo Tour, the band assembled each set of music in real time, by pulling balls labeled with song titles or specific instructions (’20-plus-minute jam,’ ‘no drums’) out of a bingo roller.”

KARE11: Walker launches free online catalog to highlight influential Black jazz artists

KARE11: Walker launches free online catalog to highlight influential Black jazz artists. “If you can’t see performances in person right now, you can see rare historic ones online, for free, while learning about important Black jazz artists in the Upper Midwest. The Walker Art Center’s performing arts program launched Living Collections Catalogue—Creative Black Music at the Walker: Selections from the Archives.”

AceShowbiz: Idris Elba Debuts Charity Single To Fund Black Cultural Archives

AceShowbiz: Idris Elba Debuts Charity Single To Fund Black Cultural Archives . “Idris Elba has released a single to raise funds for Britain’s Black Cultural Archives (BCA) institution. The actor and DJ has teamed up with south London rapper Tiggs Da Author and electro-pop producers The Knocks for the track, ‘One Fine Day’.”

Musically: YouTube lands exclusive on archive Elton John concerts

Musically: YouTube lands exclusive on archive Elton John concerts. “The series premieres on Friday (3 July) with the stated aim of raising $500k in donations for the Elton John AIDS Foundation Covid-19 Emergency Fund. Each week, a new archive concert will be made available in its entirety, starting with gigs from 1976, 1986, 1989, 1995, 2000 and 2001.”

Vanilla Ice Cancels 4th of July Concert: ‘I Didn’t Know the Numbers Were So Crazy!’ (Consequence of Sound)

Annnnnd from Consequence of Sound: Vanilla Ice Cancels 4th of July Concert: ‘I Didn’t Know the Numbers Were So Crazy!’. “‘I listened to my fans, I hear all you people out here. I didn’t know the numbers were so crazy,’ he said in an Instagram video. ‘We just want to stay safe, we do take it seriously, and we want to make sure everyone stays safe. We wanted to have a good time on Fourth of July, but it turned into a big vocal point on me, and it’s not about that.'”

New York Times: That Healing Jazz Thing on a Porch in Brooklyn

New York Times: That Healing Jazz Thing on a Porch in Brooklyn. “Albert Marquès, a Barcelona-born Latin jazz musician and public-school teacher, began piping away on his melodica as his children, ages 3 and 6, danced and twirled on the sidewalk. The Haitian jazz guitarist Eddy Bourjolly came in from Canarsie, while Eric Alabaster, a retired teacher and drummer, and Mo Saleem, a Pakistani musician marooned by the virus, kept rhythm on drums and the dholak, a two-headed hand drum. In rain and chill and welcome shafts of sunlight, the audience grew, young and not so young, African-Americans and whites and Pakistanis and Mexicans, masked and occupying spaces between cars and trucks and on lawns and in driveways. It was like this the world round, Italians and Argentines, French and Greeks and New Yorkers, singing and playing in rebellion against the darkness.”