Gracenote – Providing Entertainment Metadata

Gracenote is a company that provides music, video, and sports metadata, as well as automatic content recognition technology (ACR) to entertainment companies and developers of consumer electronics across the globe. In total, Gracenote operates five businesses. These are music, video, sports, automotive, and video personalization. History of Gracenote Gracenote was originally started by Ti Kan…

Who Is Aphex Twin?

“Forget all the equipment, forget the music, at the end of the day it's just literally frequencies and their effects on your brain. That's what's everyone's essentially after.” Aphex Twin, born Richard David James, is an electronic music artist born August 18, 1971, who has come to be associated with genre descriptors such as IDM…

Bill Monroe – Mandolin Masters Series

Bill Monroe is a very important figure in the world of mandolin. He helped create bluegrass music, earning him the title Father of Bluegrass. A Bit About Bluegrass Style Bluegrass is encompassed by the genre of country music, taking root in Irish, Scottish and English music while incorporating elements of jazz. These traditional music styles…

10 Famous Mandolin Rock Songs

The mandolin is a rather mysterious instrument, primarily recognized with origins in Italy dating back to before the Middle Ages. It has gone up and down and back up again in popularity, and to this day adds a distinct sound that we can best describe as musical, magical, or mysterious.  Because of its past, many…
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The Origins of Hip Hop

You hear it when you tune into your radio. You see it fashioned when you’re walking through the streets. You listen to it being spoken through slang words people speak. Love it or hate it, you certainly can't deny it, Hip-Hop is everywhere. This relatively young music genre which started in America has now taken…