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Garland Encyclopedia of World Music Online

I was lucky enough to attend the first concert in UoP Music Department’s World Music series this week, a performance by the Silk and Bamboo Ensemble. This world-renowned Chinese string and wind group, based in the UK, was my first

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Good morning to all!

A judge has just ruled that the popular song “Happy Birthday!”, originally composed by two sisters, Mildred and Patty King, in 1893 in Kentucky as “Good morning to all” a song intended for the primary school classroom.  Copyright was registered

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Pluto in song

You can’t have missed the excitement about and stunning photos of Pluto with the New Horizons mission finally arriving at the orbit of the world. But we’ve particularly liked Tim Blais of A Capella Science’s ‘Outbound Probe’ which you can

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The wages of plagiarism

After a lengthy lawsuit, Robin Thicke’s 2013 hit “Blurred lines” has been found to infringe the copyright of Marvin Gaye’s 1977 “Got to give it up”, plagiarising the earlier work without attribution or permission. The breach of copyright cost £7.3 million

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Creative Arts Book of the Week 12/11/14

Its great to have the new book display up and running again, a good excuse to have a nice coffee in the library cafe and peruse the shelves of glossy new books. Today I chose to look at British Design

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Entertainment Industry Magazine Archive

If you are interested in film, television, radio, theatre or music you will love this new addition to library resources.  Entertainment Industry Magazine Archive provides full text access to key historical magazines in these subject areas including Melody Maker, New

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Freegal – Legal Free Music

Portsmouth City Council Library Service is excited to announce that we have launched Freegal- a music streaming and download service. Freegal rhymes with legal, and stands for ‘free and legal’.

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a cymbal at 1000 frames per second

You’ll never watch a live musician playing drums in quite the same way: http://www.musicademy.com/2013/06/cymbal-at-1000-frames-per-second/

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Horrible History songs

This is why we’re think they’re great: http://www.radiotimes.com/news/2013-06-06/horrible-histories-5-brilliant-songs-from-series-5

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Insane Drumming

We’ve posted drum things here before, but this we’ve not seen and caught our attention: Most Insane Moments of Drummers II Insane moments indeed!

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