Indie Artist Spotlight: Jeanne Ricks

Jeanne Ricks was born to play the guitar. As the child of musical parents, music was always a part of her life. Although she had a piano, violin, recorder, and flute at her disposal, it was an old banged up guitar that became her instrument of choice. When Ricks’ parents noticed their daughter’s budding talent,…

New Music Releases 12/13/11

ROCK Charlotte Gainsbourg – Stage Whisper (Elektra) Rammstein – Made in Germany (Universal Music) DANCE/DJ/DUBSTEP Nero – Welcome Reality (Cherrytree / Interscope) R&B/SOUL Anthony Hamilton – Back to Love (RCA) HIP-HOP Snoop Dogg & Wiz Khalifa – Soundtrack: Mac & Devin go to High School (Atlantic) Naughty By Nature – Anthem Inc. (Entertainment One)  

Facebook Reveals Its Users’ Most-Listened to Songs

With over 800 million active users, Facebook is a formidable presence on the Internet. The social networking site has become a go-to location for what’s hot in fashion, movies, TV and music. Facebook recently reveal it’s users’ most-listened to songs. Because of her popularity, it’s no surprise that Rihanna topped the list, but a lesser known…

New Music Releases 12/6/11

POP Amy Winehouse – Lioness: Hidden Treasures (Universal Motown Republic Group) Dia Frampton – Red (Universal Motown Republic Group) Martin Briley – Iceberg Shrinking (Varese Sarabande Records) Cimorelli – The Cim Fam EP (Universal Island Records) ROCK The Black Keys – El Camino (Nonesuch) Carmine Appice – Classics (Varese Sarabande Records) The Cure – Bestival Live 2011 (PIAS America)…

Free Music Download: “Far Away” by Mónica Albán

Earlier this year, Six String Theories, profiled Colombian singer Mónica Albán. Since then, the talented artist has been busy. She has released her debut album, I Own My Own Mind, recorded new music, and continues to dance and choreograph with her troupe Adagio Dance Company. Her new single, “Far Away” (right click and chose ‘Save Link As…’),…

Napster Finally Dies a Quiet Death

I have fond memories of Napster, the peer-to-peer music service that was introduced in 1999. A coworker told me about the service after we listened to some of the music he had downloaded from the peer-to-peer service on his office computer. After that introduction, I was hooked. I remember the thrill of searching their database, finding…