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High 5 Riot Road Trip to Michigan-Photo by Aaron Noble

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If you’re a sports fan in the state of Ohio, you’ve been pre-programmed to dislike that school to the north; the one they call Big Blue. Over the years there have been some unforgettable moments to fuel that rivalry, like those games between legendary coaches Woody Hayes and Bo Schembeckler back in the late 60’s & 70’s.

While my dislike for everything blue has kept me from visiting Michigan much in the past, I recently hitched a ride to the Wolverine State to witness first hand a classic match-up of north and south when Dayton’s High 5 Riot met up with Michigan’s own Red Stone Souls at the Bachelor One Ballroom in Keego Harbor, MI about 35 mile outside of Detroit. The journey was intense. The fun was 1st-class, and the people were legendary!

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W937_logo3.5On the 2nd anniversary of Music Connection’s official creation, we are extremely excited to announce that the official launch of W937 Dayton Radio – Your Local Music Connection is scheduled for March 5th!   Read on to find out how you can get the early preview on our mobile app!

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printableDisplayImageOnly days away from our 2 year anniversary, we’re stoked to make another MAJOR announcement!

Jimmy C. and I have been busy as bees since we decided to partner, and we are shouting it loud and proud that we have now officially launched the Music Connection Dayton mobile app for Android devices!

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logoblue copyIf you’re tired of searching the Dayton area groups and websites for whatever it is you really need as a fan, musician, promoter or other Dayton music service,  I can totally relate to your utter confusion and frustration; that’s why I started Music Connection Dayton and why I’m bringing you two very special groups on Facebook that are dedicated to making your life easier!

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The live drummer is an endangered species in much of today’s popular music. Modern post-production makes it supremely easy to substitute programmed drums for an imperfect human performance, or even to buff out errors from a live take. Increasingly, a good drummer is simply an afterthought for producers.

But this trend is definitively misguided. Recent scientific studies show there are certain aspects of human-created rhythm that machines cannot replicate, or can only replicate poorly. These tiny imperfections are exactly what draw us to a real human drum player. Live drummers aren’t going anywhere anytime soon. View full article »

ALL WE WANT TO KNOW IS WHERE CAN WE GET THESE?

California-based company Glad may specialize in dustbin liners and food storage containers, but they recently unveiled a brilliant one-person trash bag tent for camping, music festivals and other outdoor events. The concept was launched at the SXSW 2013 music festival in Austin, Texas, where tents were distributed to campers and festival attendees on the condition that they would use them after the festival as garbage receptacles for cleaning up their campsite.

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A Manifesto For The Future Of Free Music

In the thankfully long gone days of DRM downloads it could be fairly said that ‘music was born free yet everywhere it is in chains’. Now it is free of DRM and, for most consumers, of price also. Of course the majority of consumers have always spent most of their time listening to music for free via TV or radio.

But the internet transformed free into something that was every bit as good as the paid for product. So yes, most people have always listened to music for free most of the time, but they listened to what broadcasters decided they would listen to. In the old model free music was something that would sate the appetite of the passive fan but was not be enough for the dedicated fan. Free music thus very clearly played a ‘discovery’ role for the core music fans. On demand free though has changed the equation entirely. For many consumers the free stream is the destination not the discovery journey. So 50 million YouTube views is no longer a marketing success but instead x million lost sales or paid streams.

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Over the next few weeks I will be writing a series of posts that illustrate what lessons the music business can heed from other industries. This is the first of these posts. Beer sales have been in steady decline for many years with the big brewers coming to terms with changing consumption habits of consumers and the impact of disruptive new models. Sound familiar?

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By Peter Helman / March 19, 2015

Win and Will Butler of Arcade Fire and economist/New York Times columnist Paul Krugman headlined a panel discussion at SXSW today on the “celebrity economy in music” and how artists in the future will make a living.

 

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Swedish researchers put their finger on a variety of factors, including starting early in life and taking lessons more than once a week.

The intellectual and emotional benefits of playing music have been widely documented in recent years. Yet many if not most people who take lessons as children put away their instruments or retire their singing voices by the time they reach adulthood.

So what sets certain people on a lifetime path of music-making, in spite of all their time pressures and responsibilities? Newly published research from Sweden finds predictive patterns in their childhood experiences. View full article »

Plans unveiled for downtown entertainment district | www.mydaytondailynews.com“Two investors who are part of a development group said Tuesday they’ve purchased key commercial buildings in downtown Dayton to launch a new entertainment and residential district around East Third Street.”

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By Matt Wake | mwake@al.com
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on March 11, 2015 at 7:26 AM, updated March 11, 2015 at 7:30 AM

Ever noticed how many successful male rock-singers sound a lot like chicks?

Robert Plant. Freddie Mercury. Rod Stewart. The Eagles’ Timothy B. Schmidt. Chris Robinson of Black Crowes fame. The Darkness’ Justin Hawkins. Steven Tyler. Axl Rose. Even Jack White at times.

Just to name a few.

Maybe all rockers would be better off finding female singers to front their groups, because it’s sure worked out roses for plenty of bands already.

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Almost two years after Kim Deal quit the Pixies, no-one’s any the wiser as to why she walked out. But when there’s a new Breeders record and regular seven-inches from Deal on the horizon, why dwell on the past? She tells Emily Mackay about keeping it cottage industry…

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