While many artists we’ve come to know and love first broke out through the channel in the ’80s and ’90s, I attribute parts of my own musical discovery to MTV. If it weren’t for Total Request Live taking an interest in independent (and alternative) music, I never would have heard a band like My Chemical Romance before they were huge or their predecessors, like Blink-182 and New Found Glory.
I might have been able to dig this deep into the chaconne from regular listening. I could even imagine learning how to play it on guitar, though only after my kids go to college. But being able to play around with the music in Ableton Live accelerated and deepened the process enormously. We should consider remixing to be a core competency for music educators, not just because it helps them understand all the music of the present (which is reason enough) but because it’s a superb tool for understanding the music of the past, too.
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Every week, your mentor will send you a specific activity or two intended to get you closer to your stated goal for the course. These activities are designed to be practical and push you to use your new skills right away.
He alleged that Porter had used Arnstein’s “The Lord Is My Shepherd” as the basis for his “Begin the Beguine” (premiered in the Broadway musical Jubilee), as well as “A Modern Messiah” for his “Don’t Fence Me In” (originally written for Adios, Argentina), and “A Mother’s Prayer” for his popular song, “My Heart Belongs to Daddy” (premiered in Leave It to Me!).
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Program fees: There are several options, depending on your preference, starting at a $500 flat fee, as well as options for $70/week for a room and $70/week for board. Fellowships are available. There is no cost to apply.
Imagine a world where every time a phone rings, your music plays. Creating and selling ringtones on iTunes can be a fun as well as a profitable way to repurpose your most popular or favorite songs. Even though you won’t earn royalties each time the phone rings, the good news is that you can earn royalties each time your ringtone is downloaded.
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