Music essays

Indian Music

Raga is the basis of melody in Indian music and a substitute for the western scale. Indian ragas are suppose to reproduce the conditions and emotions associated with them. For instance the, “Dipak raga is supposed to produce flames in actuality; and a story is told of the famous musician named Gopal Naik (Baiju Bawara) …

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Impact of the Fairness in Music Licensing Act of 1998

In 1998, President Clinton signed a highly debated and controversial law extending copyrights covering patented music for an additional twenty years beyond existing protection laws for artists. The bill is known as The Fairness in Music Licensing Act of 1998 or most often referred to as the Sonny Bono Act, properly named the Copyright Term …

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Classical music

The world has gotten too complicated. People have too many choices in their hands that sometimes they end up with the wrong priorities. This points out why there are many things today in the world that can use some changes to make lives more meaningful and worthwhile. In this regard, one thing that I would …

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iPod vs Cellphone: A Mobile Music Revolution

Digital audio technology has created a multi-billion dollar industry that has put forth new growth avenues for leading software companies, mobile virtual network operators, internet portals and also handset manufacturers. The US digital music market accounted for around 17% of total music revenues in 2006 to hit 25% by 2008, as per projection. The popularity …

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Musical adaptation

The Lion King musical is a musical adaptation of the 1994 animated Disney film of the same time. An award-winning Broadway stage musical which is directed by Julie Taymor, it features actors dressed up in animal costumes and prominently uses traditional African costumes and African Safari themed sets. The basic plot of the story is …

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