Category: "The Music Business"


You & Your Piano: New or Second-Hand?

Written by Vincent Tarin & Gordon Harvey on

Previously we’ve talked about the choice between digital or acoustic pianos, and, if you go acoustic, what kind of piano you might choose. If you’ve come this far, you might be ready for the next question – new or second-hand?…

You & Your Instrument – Acoustic Pianos

Written by Vincent Tarin & Gordon Harvey on

In the first article in this series, we discussed the choice between digital and acoustic pianos. For those considering a digital piano, we included some advice, but as to the purchase of an acoustic piano, we decided that dark art…

Discover New Music in the Streaming Era

Written by Gordon Harvey & Daniel Kielman on

If you’re as old as I am, you might remember a now largely vanished delight: walking into a record store and being instantly struck by something fantastic being played over the speakers, or seeing a cool-looking album beckoning to you…

The World of Music in a Few Clicks

Written by Daniel Kielman on

I previously wrote an article for the playground discussing how the way you listen to music compensates the artists that create it. But putting aside that issue, streaming music services are worth exploring if only for the huge selection of…

How to Listen to Music that Supports the Musicians You Love

Written by Daniel Kielman on

The 21st century is a great time to be a music lover. But it’s not such a great time for musicians. Not all of the new ways of finding and listening to music pay the artist well. If you care…