The Mayor: The Salzburg Festival opens up to the world with free digital archive

The Mayor: The Salzburg Festival opens up to the world with free digital archive. “The rich treasure trove offers theatre pieces, opera and classical music performances by some of the most iconic names of the 20th century…. Representatives of the Austrian Media Library estimate that the content could fill an entire two months of non-stop watching. They include 453 recordings, 262 audio and 191 video. Apart from the performed theatre pieces and musical pieces, there are also rare rehearsals.”

American Songwriter: New Website Celebrates the Legacy of Les Paul

American Songwriter: New Website Celebrates the Legacy of Les Paul. “There is no name better known to guitarists, songwriters, guitar collectors, and music fans than the name Les Paul. A website recently launched that is dedicated to the inventor, musician, and music technology pioneer who has become known as the ‘father of modern music’. It celebrates his remarkable life through hundreds of rare videos, photo galleries, behind-the-scenes experiences, and more.”

Pitchfork: Radiohead’s Discography Is Now on Bandcamp

Pitchfork: Radiohead’s Discography Is Now on Bandcamp. “The majority of Radiohead’s catalog is now available on Bandcamp. Fans can listen to or purchase all nine of the band’s studio albums, the 2001 live album I Might Be Wrong, the King of Limbs remix album, 2007’s In Rainbows Disk 2, and the reissues OK Computer OKNOTOK 1997 2017 and Kid A Mnesia. Find Bandcamp’s announcement below.”

Flood Magazine: KCRW Announces Audio Documentary Series on Deirdre O’Donoghue

Flood Magazine: KCRW Announces Audio Documentary Series on Deirdre O’Donoghue. “Hosted by Tricia Halloran of KCRW’s ‘Brave New World,’ the series will feature interviews with artists recollecting their time on the DJ’s original radio series ‘SNAP!’ (an acronym for “Saturday Night Avant Pop”), including Julian Cope, Michael Stipe, Henry Rollins, Syd Straw, Glass Eye’s Brian Beattie and Kathy McCarty, Dave Newton of Mighty Lemon Drop, David Lowery of Camper Van Beethoven, and many of the other artists who squeezed into her studio to perform on her late night show.”

Chopin Forever: a digital retrospective on Google Arts & Culture (Google Blog)

Google Blog: Chopin Forever: a digital retrospective on Google Arts & Culture. “Did you know that Chopin was a child star? He was writing and composing poetry at the age of 6, and performed his first public concerto at the age of 7. By the time he was 12, Chopin had already performed in the drawing rooms of countless Polish aristocrats and created multiple original compositions This is just a snippet of what you’ll discover through ‘Chopin Forever’, an original online retrospective dedicated to the life, legacy and music of Chopin — brought to life through a collaboration between The Fryderyk Chopin Institute, twelve partners in 6 different countries and Google Arts & Culture.”

Tennessean: Travis Tritt cancels shows at venues that require COVID-19 vaccines, negative tests, masks

Tennessean: Travis Tritt cancels shows at venues that require COVID-19 vaccines, negative tests, masks. “Travis Tritt has canceled shows at venues requiring masks, proof of COVID-19 vaccinations or a negative test. The country singer and songwriter announced the move Monday, which triggered the cancellation of four upcoming shows in Muncie, Indiana; Philadelphia, Mississippi; Peoria, Illinois; and Louisville, Kentucky.”

Toronto Star: Is there really a Canadian music? With its digital platform Picanto the Canadian Music Centre provides an answer

Toronto Star: Is there really a Canadian music? With its digital platform Picanto the Canadian Music Centre provides an answer. “Look up the Canadian Music Centre in that indispensable sourcebook, the Encyclopedia of Music in Canada, and you will find four columns of type describing ‘a non-profit, non-governmental library and information centre for the dissemination and promotion of Canadian concert, operatic, educational and church music.’ The encyclopedia was published in 1992 (second print edition) and, judging from the latest project of the CMC, as the institution is popularly known, the definition now needs some updating.”

The Verge: Clubhouse has a new Music Mode that could make it the place to play

The Verge: Clubhouse has a new Music Mode that could make it the place to play. “If you’re a musician on Clubhouse, or you love listening to live music on the app, the new Music Mode ‘optimizes Clubhouse to broadcast your music with high quality and great stereo sound,’ according to the company’s blog post. Clubhouse doesn’t say what it means by high quality, but it does also mention that you can now hook up professional equipment, like a USB mic or mixing board, and use it during your broadcast.”

Rolling Stone: Eric Clapton Isn’t Just Spouting Vaccine Nonsense—He’s Bankrolling It

Rolling Stone: Eric Clapton Isn’t Just Spouting Vaccine Nonsense—He’s Bankrolling It. “In the past, Clapton has been reluctant to voice his political views. As he told Rolling Stone in 1968, ‘What I’m doing now is just my way of thinking, but if it gets into a paper somewhere, people will say that what I’m saying is the way they ought to think. Which is wrong, because I’m only a musician. If they dig my music, that’s great, but they don’t have to know what’s going on in my head.’ But in recent months Clapton has himself become a leading vaccine skeptic, part of a community that Dr. Anthony Fauci has said is ‘part of the problem — because you’re allowing yourself to be a vehicle for the virus to be spreading to someone else.’”

NBC New York: YouTube Pulls Two R. Kelly Channels After Sex-Trafficking Conviction

NBC New York: YouTube Pulls Two R. Kelly Channels After Sex-Trafficking Conviction. “YouTube pulled two channels linked to R. Kelly after he was found guilty on all counts in a federal sex-trafficking trial last week, the company said. However, Kelly’s songs and albums will continue to be available on the YouTube Music service, and user-generated content incorporating Kelly’s music is still allowed on the main platform, NBC News reported.”

XXL: Website Shows the Most Repeated Words in Any Rapper’s Lyrics

New-to-me, from XXL: Website Shows the Most Repeated Words in Any Rapper’s Lyrics . “There’s a new website called Repeeted that has counted every word a rapper has uttered in their lyrics and gives you the results within seconds. So far, the word cloud generator has analyzed nearly 300 million words from 985,119 songs by 22,119 artists across different genres including rock, pop and country. Rappers from the hip-hop world are featured in their database as well.” Lots of variations of the n-word on this page, just a warning. I tried looking up several Australian musicians I like. Ball Park Music, Alex the Astronaut, and Client Liaison were in the database, while Bluejuice, Miiesha, and Baker Boy were not.

WRAL: 3 Doors Down cancels Raleigh concert in response to new COVID-19 regulations

WRAL: 3 Doors Down cancels Raleigh concert in response to new COVID-19 regulations. “A rock band is no longer scheduled to come to Raleigh because of recently implemented COVID-19 regulations. 3 Doors Down was set to play at Red Hat Amphitheater on Oct. 7 as part of its The Better Life 20th Anniversary Tour. On Wednesday, the band announced on social media that upcoming performances in Raleigh and Atlanta were off. Refunds will be issued.”

Architectural Digest: Katy Perry Has a Genius New Way to Help You Pick Your Paint Color

Architectural Digest: Katy Perry Has a Genius New Way to Help You Pick Your Paint Color. “Choosing a paint color the old-fashioned way is notoriously daunting—staring at a huge wall of paint chips can quickly go from exciting to exhausting. But Katy Perry—in collaboration with Behr Paint and Spotify—has just launched a new tool that just might eliminate the fatigue. Called Music in Color, it’s an inventive website that allows you to input a song of your choice and receive a color recommendation based on that song.”