“We are a band of musicians playing music on instruments.”

snarky-puppy world-tour


“Enough, I’m sick of you.”

First, Whitey encouraged people to re-blog this facebook post:

And then:

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Unsound: extended trailer rough cut from Count Eldridge on Vimeo.


The marvelous Maria Popova recently brought two stories on space and sound to our attention. First, NASA informed the citizens of earth today that Voyager has made it to interstellar space (about 12 billion miles away), and sent us this sound of an explosion on the sun.

Then, a video tutorial on how to fold space-time featuring a wooden bowl, Möbius strip, backwards Bach, and the Music Box kit from our 2012 Holiday Gift Guide.


Tour starts right this minute, will end before you know it

PledgeMusic is sponsoring their first-ever tour, starring MMT Featured Artist and capitalization anarchist Bleu. All of this is part of a vast conspiracy to promote his fifth album To Hell With You.  THWY trades in power-pop for electro-pop, with well-reviewed results. If you don’t know Bleu then shame on you — check out our previous posts to get with the program.

The PledgeMusic campaign started in November 2012 and is still running, but the CD will not be released to the general public until January 2014.  Of course, you can be part of the specific public and pick one up at the shows.

Check the Facebook event for show times, and if you live in Portsmouth, get in the car right now — time is running out!

September 11th - The Press Room (Portsmouth, NH)
Tickets: http://pressroomnh.com/show.cfm?id=120115&cart
September 12th - World Cafe Live [Upstairs] (Philadelphia, PA)
Tickets: http://www.ticketfly.com/purchase/event/329151
September 13th - Club Cafe (Pittsburgh, PA)
Tickets: http://www.ticketweb.com/
September 14th - Bethel Road Pub (Columbus, OH)
Tickets: $8 available at the door
September 15th - 12th & Porter (Nashville, TN)
Tickets: http://www.ticketweb.com/
September 16th - Ramshead on Stage (Annapolis, MD)
Tickets: http://www.ramsheadonstage.com/
September 17th - Jammin’ Java (Vienna,VA)
Tickets: https://jamminjava.com/events/pledgemusic-presents
September 18th - The Bowery Electric (New York, NY)
Tickets: http://www.theboweryelectric.com/
September 19th - Brighton Music Hall (Allston, MA)
Tickets: http://www.ticketmaster.com/


Future of Music Coaltition examines how to improve the music ecosystem


2013 marks the 12th Future of Music Summit, which will again be held at Georgetown University in Washington, D.C. for academics, entrepreneurs, fans, lawyers, managers, marketers, musicians, policy makers, students, and technologists.

Future of Music Coalition (FMC), a national education, research, and advocacy nonprofit for musicians, announced the summit with these words from Interim Executive Director Casey Rae:

Musicians everywhere are making their voices heard on the issues that impact them and Future of Music Summit 2013 is the perfect place for those voices to mingle with others who share a vision for a healthier music ecosystem. This year, we’ll be looking at proposed changes to US Copyright law, artist compensation and access to audiences, and fundamental issues concerning creators at the local level, like health care and infrastructure.

In order to ensure musicians are not left out conversations that affect their livelihoods, Future of Music Coalition offers artist scholarships that allow musicians to attend on a sliding scale basis, starting at $25.

To register for the Future of Music Summit 2013, visit futureofmusic.org.

Speakers, presenters, and panelists are being confirmed every day. The following is an early list of confirmed participants.

Keynotes Addresses:

• Jacqueline C. Charlesworth, Appointed General Counsel and Associate Register of Copyrights, U.S. Copyright Office 
• Anton J. Gunn, Director of External Affairs in the Office of Intergovernmental and External Affairs (IEA) at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
• Jessica Rosenworcel, Commissioner, FCC

Musicians and Music Industry Experts:

• Sandra Aistars, Executive Director, Copyright Alliance 
• Bob Boilen, Host, All Songs Considered, NPR Music
• Stephen Brackett, MC, Flobots
Ariana Delawari, musician
Rebecca Gates, musician
Melvin Gibbs, bass guitarist, composer, and producer
Storm Gloor, Music Business Professor, University of Denver
Peter Gordon, composer
• Benjamin J. Harbert, Assistant Professor, Music, Department of Performing Arts, Georgetown University 
Peter Jenner, music manager and producer
• Sanjay Jolly, Policy Director, Prometheus Radio Project 
• Crista Kende, Performing Arts Campaign Specialist, Indiegogo
Wayne Kramer, musician, MC5 and founder, Jail Guitar Doors USA 
• Greg Kot, Music Critic, Chicago Tribune 
• Josh Kun, author, Associate Professor of Communication and Journalism, USC Annenberg
Erin McKeown, musician
• Bryce Merrill, Senior Associate Director, WESTAF
• Jeremy Peters, Director of Creative and Business Affairs, Ghostly International and Ghostly Songs  
• Tim Quirk, Head of Global Content Programming, Android
Paul Rapp, attorney specializing in intellectual property law, Adjunct Professor of Copyright and Art & Entertainment Law, Albany Law School
Tamara Saviano, artist advocate
Eddie Schwartz, musician
Jill Sobule, musician


Goldheart Assembly: Long Distance Song Effects

September 3, 2013

The second album from MMT Featured Artist Goldheart Assembly has been available in the UK since July 1st, but here in the MMT homeland we are still seeing: The video for the first single can also be a bit tricky to find, so we have done the undercover work and bring it to you with […]

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The Inaugural Millennial Ball + Inauguration Eve at M Central

January 18, 2013

LLF Partners with M Central to bring Music to Inauguration Weekend Listen Local First (LLF) is joining forces with M Central to bring music to the 2013 Millennial Base Camp Celebration in DC.  M Central is a pop-up art + creative space at 700 H Street NE  that will serve as the most accessible and […]

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oneTesla: a DIY Singing Tesla Coil

January 3, 2013

“We all share a love of high voltage, and a belief that doing is the best way of learning.” A DIY kit for a solid-state Tesla coil that plays music, shoots 2-foot-long sparks, and teaches you electronics. Have some extra Christmas cash? Then treat yourself or a loved one to the gift of learning – […]

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In Sorrow’s Wake

January 1, 2013

Where words fail, music speaks. ~ Hans Christian Andersen One month ago today, two of our dearest friends lost their only child in a car accident. Andrew York performed “In Sorrow’s Wake” at the memorial service.

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