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Research Shows Cats Prefer A Tune Of Their Own Rather Than Classical Music

Pet owners might have their own ideas about their animals interests, which can include types of music. But there’s actually a study on what felines really consider easy listening.

04/06/2015

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Chosen: New App Puts Singers, Musicians, Dancers In American Idol-Like Nationwide Star Search

For anyone who’s ever dreamed of being on “American Idol” or “The Voice” as a performer or judge, a new app seeks to make their fantasy come true.

03/26/2015

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Metallica Biographers Claim Band Is In Financial Trouble

Metallica could be in some dire times financially, at least according to their biographers.

03/20/2015

Narada Michael Walden at the piano at Tarpan Studios in San Rafael. (CBS)

Marin Musician Shares His Time And Talent With Kids

A North Bay musician fills his calendar with work for his own band and producing music for top recording artists. But this week’s Jefferson Award winner still makes time to share his art with local kids.

03/18/2015

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Extracurricular Music Program Boosts Students’ Grades And Graduation Rates

Better math scores and higher rates of graduation among public school students are just a couple of the benefits of the music education program MUSICSTAR.

03/18/2015

Pharrell Williams and Robin Thicke perform onstage during the 56th annual GRAMMY Awards Pre-GRAMMY Gala and Salute to Industry Icons honoring Lucian Grainge at The Beverly Hilton on January 25, 2014 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Larry Busacca/Getty Images for NARAS)

‘Blurred Lines’ Verdict Likely To Alter Music Business

A jury’s verdict that Pharrell Williams and Robin Thicke copied Marvin Gaye’s music to create their hit song “Blurred Lines” won’t just be felt by the singer’s pocketbooks — it has the potential to change how musicians work and could open the door to new copyright claims.

03/11/2015

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Scientists Find That Particular Monkey Species Enjoys Metallica Music

While several 30 second clips of the researcher playing sounds that closely resembled monkey calls provoked the most obvious reactions, only one human band actually caused them to react at all.

03/05/2015

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Owners Of Sonoma Raceway Looking To Bring Massive 4-Day Music Festival To The North Bay

The plan calls for permitting up to 55,000 people per day for the festival, although Sonoma County officials say the proposal is still in the early stages.

02/25/2015

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Killer Tofu: Local Label Father/Daughter Has Real Life Bands Cover Famous Fictional Songs

When press started rolling in for Father/Daughter‘s first Faux Real Compilation last Record Store Day, label founder Jessi Frick knew she was on to a good thing. Record Store Day’s arbitrary process for selecting exactly what albums get […]

02/11/2015

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Remembering The Jacka: Local Venues And Musicians Pay Their Respects

Last night, Bay Area rapper The Jacka was killed by a gunshot in Oakland.

02/03/2015

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