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Guitar maker Fender has just debuted Fender Play, a new guitar lessons web platform and iOS app aimed at getting beginners hooked with visual, bite-sized tutorials. New users can sign up for a free, 30-day trial at the Fender Play website. After that trial, you’ll have to pay $19.99 per month to keep learning.
\\ Source the Verge //
The volume of subscription streams on the likes of Spotify and Apple Music jumped by more than 69% in the US during the first half of this year to 141.3bn – dramatically outperforming the number of online music video streams in the same period.
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In recent news, Sweden’s Bravalla Music Festival has received some serious reports of rape and sexual assault, as well as receiving the same claims at last year’s event. These unresolved issues have prompted the festival to be cancelled in 2018. Mumford and Sons, who were headliners of last year’s event said that they wouldn’t feel comfortable performing there until there was more safety for the female concertgoers.
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Last week, Public Enemy released their 14th album as a free download. We trace the group’s impact, from 90s grunge to nü-metal and everything in between.
\\ Source Noisey //
LAMC SummerStage Battles U.S. Radio Format With Princess Nokia, ÌFÉ & Mon Laferte
On Wednesday (July 12), the annual Latin Alternative Music Conference will be in Central Park for their free SummerStage show giving a voice to music artists who don’t quite fit the mold when it comes to radio play. The Rumsey Playfield event is host to musicians who are loved in their homes of Chile, Mexico or Venezuela, but don’t fit the radio formats of Spanish-language stations in the U.S.
ÌFÉ represents for Puerto Rico and hosts sounds of electronics, Afro-Caribbean percussion, and voices of the Santería faith.
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