Dispute over credits for Coldplay song

From David Wild writing at Huffington Post: Honk If You Wrote Coldplay’s “Viva La Vida” Too. I would like to take the opportunity to claim that I wrote Coldplay’s “Viva La Vida.” In fact, I wrote “Viva La Vida” just about an hour ago after hearing the news that my pal Yusuf — the artist Read more about Dispute over credits for Coldplay song[…]

Before Ghetto Smile, Frippertronics

Cover of Sacred Songs Never seen h monthly before, but they came up on a Google News alert for Daryl Hall (yes, I do care that much, shut up) and had a well-written quick review of Hall’s Sacred Songs album: So, in perhaps one of the most befuddling pairings of all time, Hall teamed up Read more about Before Ghetto Smile, Frippertronics[…]

Yes, I’ve now seen Hall and Oates on the Daily Show. Thanks!

Everyone who knows I’m a Hall and Oates super-fan keeps asking if I saw them on the Daily Show the other night. Never fear, I just did. I loved it! (OK, I loved it in spite of it seeming like they could have maybe used another rehearsal of the song.) They’ve made guest appearances on Read more about Yes, I’ve now seen Hall and Oates on the Daily Show. Thanks![…]

Music and food: do they go together for you?

I’m making a pizza (not the one pictured, although DON’T I WISH!), and I don’t have any music playing. This is most unusual. As I wander over to the laptop to remedy this situation, I thought I’d ask those of you who are music lovers and foodies: do you always have music playing while you Read more about Music and food: do they go together for you?[…]

The 100 Biggest Top 100 Hits

From Mi2N, the Music Industry News Network comes this release. Wondering how it was determined? The list was compiled by Cashbox chart archivist Randy Price using a progressive inverse point system applied to the positions each record held on the weekly Top 100 charts. In addition, a compensation factor was calculated for each year to Read more about The 100 Biggest Top 100 Hits[…]

Should I write a song about it?

Stumbled across a good post by Frasier Smith about what makes a song hit-ready. I think this is the songwriting equivalent of “get rich quick” schemes to the average Joe, or of “Good to Great”-style books for business. And yes, I’ve thought a lot about the topic myself. Smith talks about various elements in hit Read more about Should I write a song about it?[…]