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The Music Channel teaches us about the industry, the instruments and the genres. These articles explain why music is such an important fabric of our collective soul.
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How this relatively small Southern city beat out the others to become 'Music City U.S.A.'?
By Dave Roos
It’s rare for a band to put out a truly classic album on their first try. Most bands take years to hone their sound, so expecting them to nail it on the first try is asking a lot. Sometimes though, bands come out of the gate with a seminal work that stands the test of […] The post The Greatest Debut Rock Albums Of All Time appeared first on Goliath.
These days music fans don’t necessarily care about what genre the music they enjoy falls into but this wasn’t always the case. There was a time where much of your identity was tied to the music you listened to. Case in point: the rock vs. disco debate that dominated the late 1970s. Throughout the past 50 years […] The post 12 Music Genres That No Longer Exist appeared first on Goliath.
By Charles Rogers
When it comes to rap it seems that everyone has a different idea of who’s the GOAT. The creation of a list of a “Greatest Rappers of All Time” list is a mostly subjective process, although there are several names that consistently rise to the top. With the “Golden Age” of 80s and 90s hip-hop well behind us, there […] The post The Greatest Rappers of All-Time appeared first on Goliath.
By Charles Rogers
When one hears the label “classic rock,” bands such as The Beatles, The Who, and Led Zeppelin instantly spring to mind, but the term applies to a broad range of musicians and bands from the early ’60s to the early-to-mid ’80s. Bands such as the ones I just mentioned have become synonymous with the era’s […] The post The Most Underrated Classic Rock Bands Of All Time appeared first on Goliath.
During the early 1960s, many songs featuring tragic teen deaths, usually in car crashes, became huge hits. What was behind this morbid craze?
Soprano Audrey Luna sings an A over high C, the highest note ever achieved onstage at the Metropolitan Opera.
Nearly four decades after the Village People anthem hit the discos, the song's namesake still isn't really ready to fully embrace it.
By Chris Opfer
Not everyone agrees that as you age, you only want to hear the oldies.
By Dave Roos
Vinyl records are not dead. On the contrary, as music becomes increasingly digitized, sterilized, and neutralized, a growing number of purists are turning back to traditional vinyl records, which they consider to be of superior sound quality. In fact, many rock music icons are big proponents of the vinyl movement, including Mick Jagger, who co-produced […] The post 10 Tips For Starting Your Own Vinyl Collection appeared first on Goliath.
By Jack Sackman
Whether you love cheery pop tunes or melodramatic ballads has a lot to do with your age and gender, right? Actually, your musical taste depends more on your personality.
A musicologist uncovers a surprising link between the musical cultures of ancient Europe and India.
We constantly hear figures of how many copies a record has sold or how much it money it has earned, but very little about how much it actually cost to record the album. This information is more free and open in the film industry, and this helps give you a better idea of how profitable a […] The post The 10 Most Expensive Albums Ever Recorded appeared first on Goliath.
By Jonny Hughes
During the ’80s, ’90s and early 2000s music videos were the highlight of the music industry, and their importance was recognized through various awards shows that gave credit to the many aspects that go into their production and development—the most famous, of course, being the MTV Video Music Awards. However, since the widespread adoption of […] The post 15 Of The Most Expensive Music Videos Ever Made appeared first on Goliath.
By Wes Walcott