The "Music Modernization Act" Passed the U.S. Senate Unanimously on September 18, 2018. This is a momentous day for songwriters, artists, composers, producers, engineers and the entire industry that revolves around them.
This 185-page copyright protection bill is still not a done deal until the Senate’s new version is approved by the House of Representatives and then signed into Federal Law by the President of the United States.
The Music Modernization Act updates music copyright laws for the digital age, and will accomplish three things:
1) Updates licensing and royalty laws for rights holders to get paid from streaming services (satellite and online radio) when their music is played.
2) The AMP Act (or Allocation for Music Producers Act) allocates royalties for producers and engineers when their songs are streamed.
3) The CLASSICS Act (or Compensating Legacy Artists for their Songs, Service, & Important Contributions to Society Act), makes sure songwriters and artists receive royalties on songs recorded before February 15, 1972.
In short, music-makers will get more money.
Sabías que la guitarra fue creada basándose en la mandolina?
En 1850, el español Antonio Torres realizó el primer diseño de la guitarra tomando como guía la mandolina que fue creada en 1179 por Gaetano Vinaccia
Pero los primeros indicios de un instrumento similar a la guitarra surgieron en Asia y Oriente hace 3400 años en un pueblito donde usaban una caja de resonancia para tocar música
En el año 1000 a.C le agregan una cuerda a la caja de madera ovalada (sin mástil)
No es hasta comienzos del siglo XVIII que le agregan la 6ta cuerda al instrumento
Sabes cuantos tipos de guitarra hay en la actualidad?
Life is really good at throwing curve balls. Often they’re small curve balls, ones that will impact our decisions for the day or the week; but once in awhile the curve ball is enormous, or life changing. 🎶
I just returned from the hospital a couple hours ago. On Monday evening my fingers on my right hand stopped moving while I was doing a run through of my junior recital music, and by Tuesday (yesterday) morning I could not even hold a pencil to take notes in class. I went to the ER that night, hopeful that I could at least get referred to a neurologist because I had also lost some feeling on one side of my arm and hand as well. I spent a very long, sleepless 14 hrs there, in which they admitted me to the hospital to get an MRI done to make sure it wasn’t multiple sclerosis. Thank God they ruled that out. However, they came to the conclusion that I have carpal tunnel syndrome, and I was told in no uncertain words by the doctor that if I don’t take a break from flute for a few months and find an occupational therapist who specializes in working with musicians, my flute career is done. So as much as it breaks my heart to take a few months away from my flute, I am going to be doing exactly that so that I can get to the root of this problem. If you’re religious, please keep me in your prayers! If you aren’t, send me good vibes! And if any of you know of any occupational therapists who either specialize in or work regularly with musicians in the DC/Baltimore area, please let me know! •