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Chinese artist Nut Brother fights pollution with rock music


On a remote dirt road in northwest China’s Qinghai Plateau, a four-piece band dressed in hazmat suits and gas masks launches into a thrash metal number about the dangers of burning trash.

“A person’s life is but a single breath, a breath laced with garbage,” the singer death-growls through his mask in videos of the performance.

The unusual concert is part of a countrywide series conceived of and led by the Chinese artist known as Nut Brother, who stands in front of the band dressed in camouflage, gently nodding his head to the distorted eight-string guitars.

China’s summer floods and heat waves fuel plans for a changing climate

In recent years, the 41-year-old, who prefers not to reveal his real name to avoid additional scrutiny from authorities and online critics, has developed a knack for highlighting overlooked environmental and social issues in China using quirky,

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Rep. Rashida Tlaib to Propose New Royalty Program for Streaming Music

Congresswoman Rashida Tlaib is calling on her colleagues to ensure that musicians can actually make a living from their music. On Tuesday, July 26, the Michigan Democrat circulated a letter alerting her colleagues that she would be proposing a new Congressional Resolution to create a new royalty for streaming music. 

While streaming services have become the primary mode of music consumption, many artists have criticized the meager amounts of money they receive, especially as the vast majority of those payouts go to the biggest artists with the most streams. Rep. Tlaib’s resolution, according to a draft obtained by Rolling Stone, calls on the federal government to “establish a new statutory royalty program,” saying it’s the government’s duty “to provide musicians, whose recorded work is listened to on streaming music services, like Spotify, reasonable remuneration through a royalty payment earned on a per-stream basis.”

This new program would be overseen

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Billy Strings, Molly Tuttle nominated

  • The International Bluegrass Music Association announced Bluegrass Music Awards nominees Tuesday.
  • Billy Strings, Molly Tuttle, Po’ Ramblin’ Boys and more earned nods for the 2022 ceremony.
  • The association also confirmed the 2022 Bluegrass Music Call of Fame class.

Nominees for the 2022 Bluegrass Music Awards include red-hot newcomers alongside tried-and-true lifetime pickers. 

Modern firebrand Billy Strings, fast-playing songwriter Molly Tuttle, living legend Del McCoury, traditional bluegrass band Po’ Ramblin’ Boys, award-winning outfit Sister Sadie and more earned nominations for the annual show, the International Bluegrass Music Association announced Tuesday. 

The 2022 Bluegrass Music Awards take place Sept. 29 in Raleigh, North Carolina. 

Tuttle, Strings, McCoury, Po’ Ramblin’ Boys and Sister Sadie compete for Entertainer of the Year, top prize awarded by the association. Strings took home the honor in 2021; Sister Sadie scored Entertainer of the Year in 2020. 

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Arts Federation in Lafayette, Indiana, offering DIY: Your Music Career | Lifestyle

The Arts Federation in Lafayette, Indiana, is partnering with Rec Room Recording and Songwriters Association of Mid-North Indiana to present a series of business development seminars for recording artists.

According to information provided, DIY: Your Music Career will be a two-day intensive on Aug. 20-21 at TAF, 638 North Street, downtown Lafayette.

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Fender Announces the George Harrison Rocky Stratocaster

ESP LTD Eclipse EC-1007

Loaded with an EverTune bridge, this single-cut shred monster is bound to keep your djenty riffs in check. It features set-thru construction, a Macassar ebony fretboard, EMG active humbuckers, and thin neck profile.

$1,399 street

Ibanez Axion Label RGD71ALMS

Powered by a set of Fishman Fluence Modern humbuckers, this multi-scale 7-string keeps things dead simple with only a master volume and pickup toggle plus two different voices via a push-pull knob. Its Wizard-7 neck shape is ready for speed.

$1,199 street

Jackson Pro Series Soloist SL7A MAH HT

This modern take on a 7-string houses a pair of Seymour Duncan Distortion 7 pickups along with 24 jumbo frets, a compound radius fretboard, and a mahogany body with an ash top. And dig the new take on the pearloid piranha-tooth inlays.

$1,299 street

Ernie Ball Music Man JP15 7

Legendary prog-metal shredder John Petrucci’s

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7 Advantages of Zoom Piano Lessons

7 Advantages of Zoom Piano Lessons


There are two pianos available.

One of the most major advantages of taking online piano lessons is the availability of two pianos. Due to the fact that both the instructor and the student have their own instrument, it is much simpler to explain, gives a more visual learning experience, and the class frequently goes more smoothly.

It is not necessary to travel.

The use of Zoom piano lessons eliminates the need to go. Many students who attend lessons after work have to contend with rush hour traffic, wasting a significant amount of time as a consequence. As a result, they are often agitated.

One of the advantages of online piano lessons is that students may avoid traffic delays and spend more time preparing for class while sipping a cup of tea!

Due to the short travel time, students may warm up for the

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