I just received the January, 2022 issue of the academic journal Psychology of Music. I’m on the editorial board so I always pay close attention to what’s going on in this field. The 22 articles are technical and hard to read if you don’t work in the field, so I thought I would summarize a… Read More Music and the Mind: New Research
Here’s the creative process behind the hit song by Martha and the Vandellas, “Dancing in the Street.” It’s a story of collaboration and of the zigzagging creative process, as reported to Marc Myers in the WSJ. In early 1964, songwriter Ivy Jo Hunter was in a Motown studio, playing around on a piano and trying… Read More Dancing in the Street
In the old days, when people bought music on CDs, the music industry was focused on making sure a new album had a big opening weekend–kind of like a Hollywood movie. They would make sure the album’s songs were on the radio and on MTV. They would put ads on highway billboards. Maybe you heard the… Read More Can Technology Change What Music Gets Produced?