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Pictured w/ @ChuckBrownDC. Thankful for the DC GRAMMY chapter love. Happy to be giving back. Onward and Upward!
How Our Brains Recognize Music
From the article:
Research is showing, for example, that our brains understand music not only as emotional diversion, but also as a form of motion and activity. The same areas of the brain that activate when we swing a golf club or sign our name also engage when we hear expressive moments in music. Brain regions associated with empathy are activated, too, even for listeners who are not musicians.
Watch a facinating video about this subject from the NYT Here.
Read the article in the NYT.
"I love food and hate exercise. I don’t have time to work out… I don’t want to be on the cover of Playboy or Vogue. I want to be on the cover of Rolling Stone or Q. I’m not a trend-setter… I’m a singer… I’d rather weigh a ton and make an amazing album than look like Nicole Richie and do a shit album. My aim in life is never to be skinny.“
Tomorrow the GRAMMYs will announce via live press conference what is new for the 54th annual awards.
Next Friday, the Washington, D.C. Chapter of the Recording Academy (the organization that presents the GRAMMYs) will be hosting GRAMMY Awards 101, which is a great event to attend if you are curious about how the GRAMMY Awards work or are a musician (or other music professional) interested in joining the D.C. Chapter of the Recording Academy.
The event is free and open to non-members. Click here to RSVP!
The Rise of Mumford & Sons: How a British Folk Band Became (Almost) as Popular as Justin Bieber
Following the band’s performance at the Grammys on February 13—where it was nominated in the categories of Best New Artist and Best Rock Song for “Little Lion Man"—its profile has soared. Mumford & Son’s debut Sigh No More rocketed to Number Two on the Billboard 200—it’s currently at Number Three—helping the London band become the first British act since Coldplay to sell more than a million records in the US. The band’s post-Grammys success is particularly remarkable when you consider they didn’t even win an award, and that the acts who did win—Best New Artist winner Esperanza Spalding and Best Album winner Arcade Fire, for example—have not enjoyed the same surge. Last month, the band sat on the charts between Justin Bieber and the pop music compilation album Now 37—how did a folk rock quartet from London get there?
Read the rest of the story and hear two of their songs here
Doesn’t he look lovely signing the guitar for the Grammy Charity auction?
This is something I’d be quite pleased to pay money to see!
After performing at the Grammys together on Sunday, Janelle Monae and Bruno Mars will team up for a North American co-headlining tour the two announced on their sites Tuesday.
This chart represents Grammy artist-level (tracks and albums) iTunes sales from Saturday to noon on Monday.
HypeBot: Indies See Grammy Sales Bump, Majors Stay Flat
Do the Grammy’s still sell albums and for who? The answer: not Lady Gaga or Train. While the awards show didn’t hurt them either, artists like Arcade Fire, Lady Antebellum, and Eserpanza Spalding saw the largest gains. In other words, the already well-known hit makers of the last year mostly stayed flat, with the exception of Eminem, while indies saw a significant bump in iTunes.