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SCORING THE FUTURE: WRITING MUSIC FOR SCI-FI Coming to WonderCon 2017

SCORING THE FUTURE: WRITING MUSIC FOR SCI-FI Coming to WonderCon 2017

A must attend panel at WonderCon is brought to us by Broadcast Music Inc. (BMI) and White Bear PR. This panel never fails to entertain and enlighten the audience on various aspects of music in the movies, television shows and video games we enjoy. In previous years the panelists had composers sharing stories of how the composers got started in the industry, inspirations for the music they compose, tips on working with the producers and/or directors, one panel even included […]

DREAM THEATER’s Jordan Rudess Releases Creative New App ‘HARMONYWIZ’

DREAM THEATER’s Jordan Rudess Releases Creative New App ‘HARMONYWIZ’

HarmonyWiz –the latest app for iOS devices by Wizdom Music’s Jordan Rudess, the Keyboardist, Seaboardist and Continuum player for Grammy-nominated prog rock/metal icons Dream Theater, and developer  Ruben Zilibowitz—was released today (June 13) via iTunes. To purchase and download the app, visit: http://tinyurl.com/nlr4cvs. HarmonyWiz lets users paint a symphony and orchestrate their music in one touch. This app is an advanced harmonic generator which can create multi-part harmony, all just from inputting a single musical line. You can paint your music […]

SCIENCE reports that new music is ‘rewarding for the brain’

SCIENCE reports that new music is ‘rewarding for the brain’

When jazz legend John Coltrane first heard Charlie Parker play the saxophone, the music hit him “right between the eyes,” he once said. According to neuroscientists, Coltrane was exactly right. When we hear music that we like, even for the first time, a part of the brain’s reward system is activated, a new study has shown. The region, called the nucleus accumbens, determines how much we value the song-even predicting how much a person is willing to pay for the […]