Just recently, New Music Box shared three 20-minute composer video segments dating back to its May 19th live event. This event was a first for the composer-centric organization, which has already shared the insights of many composers in its archives in order to motivate aspiring artists and champion upcoming ones. The three artists featured in these live segments are Gabriel Kahane, Matana Roberts, and Joan Tower.
Mormon music has come a long way over the years. First there were composers like Leigh Harline, author of "When You Wish Upon a Star," and now the heralded group The Piano Guys, a Mormon outfit, will release their fourth studio album entitled "Wonders" on Sony Music Masterworks imprint Portrait.
The John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation has awarded 177 fellowships to a group of 178 scholars, artists and scientists, per NewMusicBox.
The American tradition of folk music stems from regional sects of the country, where acts like The Carter Family and Jimmy Rodgers trumpeted their old style country (and yoddling Appalachian "cowboy" anthems) to become some of the most popular musicians of their time.