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Titanic centenary gets schoolchildren musically inspired

Titanic centenary gets schoolchildren musically inspired

Musicroom February 7, 2012 0

This year marks the centenary of the sinking of the Titanic and more than 400 children in Cumbria are using the disaster as musical inspiration. They will lend their talents for a new commission

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Forget Elton John and Robert Downey Jr! Lembit Opik mimes along to London indie band’s new single!

Forget Elton John and Robert Downey Jr! Lembit Opik mimes along to London indie band’s new single!

GregJohnson February 7, 2012 0

Do you remember I Want Love, the 2001 single by Elton John? The song’s video famously featured Robert Downy Jr miming the lyrics in the singer songwriter’s place. Who needs to star in their

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You ask, we answer! “Which singer can hold the longest note?”

You ask, we answer! “Which singer can hold the longest note?”

GregJohnson February 7, 2012 1

Elaine James asked the musicroom facebook page. “who can hold the longest note? I’ve noticed Andrea bocelli can hang on, so can noah Stewart! Anyone else?” We answer! Currently, the world record for the

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Could OK Go’s new video top Michael Jackson’s Thriller?

Could OK Go’s new video top Michael Jackson’s Thriller?

GregJohnson February 7, 2012 0

As you can read in our daily feature, On This Day In Music, in 2005 Michael Jackson’s Thriller was voted the best music video ever by Channel 4 viewers, but is it still the

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Music industry becoming all about access

Music industry becoming all about access

Musicroom February 6, 2012 0

The future of the music industry will be about access and ownership, Spotify’s chief executive and founder Daniel Ek has said. Pleased that discussions are now centred on streaming rather than what is free

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Could Paul McCartney branch out into video games music?

Could Paul McCartney branch out into video games music?

Musicroom January 31, 2012 0

Sir Paul McCartney may have hinted that he is to write music for computer games. Speaking to German newspaper Die Zeit, the Beatles legend showed his excitement at collaborating on a video game and

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Stradivari cello sells for record price at auction

Stradivari cello sells for record price at auction

Musicroom January 30, 2012 0

A cello made by Antonio Stradivari has sold at auction for a record price. The instrument, which was made in 1707, once belonged to the Italian composer and musician Nicolo Paganini. Although a price

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One man performs Bohemian Rhapsody in its entirety!

One man performs Bohemian Rhapsody in its entirety!

GregJohnson January 27, 2012 0

After meeting and performing with Queen’s Roger Taylor recently, Richie Castellano decided to commemorate the occasion by re-recording the entirety of Bohemian Rhapsody by himself in a split screen YouTube video. Needless the say

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The top 10 most unlikely celebrity musicians

The top 10 most unlikely celebrity musicians

GregJohnson January 27, 2012 1

Yesterday’s revelation that Hulk Hogan used to be a session bassist (yes really!) and nearly joined Metallica, got the musicroom team thinking. Who are the most unlikely musicians with fame and careers in other

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Youth Music Voices launches Cultural Olympiad singing project

Youth Music Voices launches Cultural Olympiad singing project

Musicroom January 19, 2012 0

Members of Youth Music Voices, the charity that uses music to transform the lives of disadvantaged children, has launched a new arts festival to be held in the Houses of Parliament. Part of the

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