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The MusicCritic Band Name Food Pyramid

For decades, Food and Drink have been source of inspiration for band names. Music Critic has built a pyramid out 80 of these bands. Just beware – a hefty 21 of these bands fall right where the USDA Food Pyramid recommends the most moderation: Sweets, fats and oils. You could never accuse Rock Stars of wanting to follow all the …

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5 Reasons to Play Piano

5 Reasons to Play Piano

Recently, I received a couple of questions from a new member of our community, Bimal! It was great to hear (read) some intriguing and thank you for keeping me on my toes. This infographic outlines 5 amazing reasons why you should start playing the piano now! via keyswithease.co.uk

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Parents’ Guide To Buying A Violin For Beginners

Buying A Violin for beginners

There are many types of violins and they come in different shapes, sizes, and colors. Parents with kids learning to play the violin face a challenge of choosing the right type for their youngster. As a parent, you have to be rightfully informed before making a purchase so you won’t regret it in the end. This infographic highlights major details …

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Wedding Music Guide

Wedding Music Guide

Bands For Hire are a live music agency in the UK offering a wide range of live wedding bands and musicians to cover every aspect of your wedding day. With so much to get to grips with, it’s easy to get lost in the world of wedding planning; that’s why we’ve put together this simple guide to start you off …

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DJ Gift Guide

There is very specific gear that goes along with DJing. If you know someone who is trying to become a DJ and hone his or her skills, then you also might be clued in to how much of an investment this hobby – or profession, in many cases – really is. Because DJing can require a large investment on the …

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Do you Know What Pop Songs are Samples?

Sampling is a vague science however it is a key fixture and the mystery sauce in a song remix. How about we investigate other hit melodies tests that have graced the Billboard’s hot 100 while breathing new life into tune classics we all know and love. via idjnow.com

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The Benefits of Music Lessons for Kids

There are many reasons why a child should learn to play an instrument. Here are a few examples of how learning an instrument at an early age can help develop life skills and improve their education. via caswells-strings.co.uk

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How We Get Our Groove On

With German roots and an entrance into the US market, Sixt rent a car has prepared an infographic comparing music and dance between America and Germany. via sixt.com/german-music

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Ibiza Opening Parties 2015

The most comprehensive visual calendar of all of the opening parties in Ibiza- Europes clubbing capital. Find out where all the top DJs are playing this summer and find out how to get exclusive access to the hottest shows this year! via ibizasummervillas.com

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The Evolution of Radio’s Listening Audience

Over the past century, radio has become so much more than a simple transmission that provides music to the masses. Radio has evolved into a medium that provides music, entertainment, news, sports, emergency alerts and more. While FM radio hasn’t changed greatly in recent history, new technologies have transformed the way audiences listen to and engage with the content. via …

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First Time Spinner | A Beginners Guide to DJing

If you’ve made it a point to learn how to DJ, it’s time to take the next step and invest in equipment and accessories. Your laptop will be the star of the set so be sure it has a minimum of 25 gigabytes of hard drive space, multiple gigs of ram and USB connections, and a Core 2 Duo processor. …

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Top 6 Love Songs of 2014

2014 is over but the love songs live on. Here is a list of the top 6 love songs of 2014. The songs’ meanings are all about love of another. via weddingmuseum.com

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Rihanna: The Rise of a Pop Superstar

Not many can boast accomplishments such as those that Rihanna has earned throughout her career. Born and raised in Barbados, Rihanna was always a very shy girl. However, she found her passion of performance at a young age and used it as an outlet for creative expression by performing in front of friends and family. During her teenage years, she …

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Infographic: Guitars of Legend – That Rock and Roll Sound

This infographic explores the details and history of guitars belonging to the Boss (the Esquire), Tom Morello (Arm the Homeless), Eric Clapton (Blackie), Prince (Cloud), Jimmy Page (doubleneck), Stevie Ray Vaughn (Strat Number One), and of course Neil Young (Old Black). Brought to you by silveroakcasino.com

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Infographic: 10 Astounding Gig World Records

If you’re interested in the ten most amazing records ever set in the music industry, this handy infographic is for you. Are you itching to know which band’s tours sell out the fastest? Or who attracts the biggest crowds? Maybe you’re interested in learning about the deepest ever concert. It’s all in here, along with a host of other facts …

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Infographic: GET ME IN! Ultimate Festival Line-up

The GET ME IN! Ultimate Festival Line-up has been announced and is the result of over 12,500 votes by British music fans. The most favourite acts include Queen, Coldplay, Muse, The Beatles, The Rolling Stones and Jessie J. See what other artists made the line-up. Brought t0 you by GET ME IN. Brought t0 you by GET ME IN

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Infographic: Music Lessons Make You Smarter

Want to sharpen up your mind and have fun while you’re at it? Music lessons, such as singing or guitar lessons, are much more than just a creative pastime – they can help you relieve stress, develop self-confidence, and believe it or not, even make you smarter. Don’t believe us? Let these facts tune you in… Brought to you by …

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Infographic: Rihanna The Princess of Pop

The young Barbadian pop star has certainly made a big impact on the music industry since arriving on the scene in 2005. The folks at Tropical Sky decided to pay tribute to her musical career with some interesting facts and figures (we’ve even managed to tie Rihanna in with the Mars “Curiosity” Rover – take that Will.I.Am!) Brought to you …

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Infographic: When Do You Listen To Music?

Online music is exploding. 89% of music revenue in Sweden comes from streaming music. Pandora has 150 million registered users around the world. You might have heard people call the Facebook Ticker the Spotify Ticker, because it was one of the first apps to share over Facebook. Lab42 decided to ask 500 music listeners a series of questions on their habits—when do they listen, and …

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