January 27, 2020

All hell has broken loose within the Grammys

By Eve Barlow From Vulture “Music’s biggest night” is this Sunday, but it’s already been overshadowed by behind-the-scenes tension. Last Thursday, a dramatic news story broke revealing that Recording Academy president Deborah Dugan, newly in the role as of August 2019, was put on administrative leave only ten days ahead of this year’s Grammys ceremony. Dugan, […]

STAY IN THE LOOP – Week ending 17 January, 2020

From CARICOM In this episode, Communications Officers at the CARICOM Secretariat, Ms Tusankine English-Francis, presents a weekly news roundup of the latest from the Caribbean Community. You can also follow our Social Media Platforms and be sure to click the subscribe button below to stay in the loop. Highlights:             0:01:08 – BUILDING BACK BETTER: The Bahamas receives pledges in excess […]

The cost of a soundstage

By Paul McGowan From PS Audio Visitors to PS Audio often walk away from Music Room 2 with their jaws still open. Following a recent visit, Karel Osten wrote to me: “I know you have described the sound but until I heard it for myself I had no concept of the depth and rock solid […]

Strategies to grow your YouTube channel

Winning subscribers on YouTube requires work. Winning the first 100 subscribers is difficult, and reach the 1000 subscribers even more, which allows you to monetize your YouTube channel, along with the 4000 hours of viewing in the last year. A YouTube channel needs time to plan the strategy, time to record videos and time to […]

OECS Music Talk continues in St. Kitts and Nevis

By Sobers Esprit Thursday, January 23, 2020 — Roseau, Dominica — The fourth installment of the OECS Music Talk continues in St. Kitts and Nevis today, Thursday 23 January, from 6:00pm at the UWI Open Campus, The Gardens, Basseterre, St. Kitts and Nevis. The OECS Competitive Business Unit’s (CBU) Music Mentorship and Artiste Development Programme will feature a strong […]

Cayman Keswick 2020

Cayman Keswick 2020 DETAILS Sunday 19th to Friday 24th January  Evenings: Sunday-Friday, 7.00-8.30pm Walkers Road Church of God Lunchtimes: Monday-Friday, 12.10-12.50 Family Life Centre, Walkers Road (behind Church of God) Speaker: Jonathan Lamb (ex-Chairman of Keswick International) Radio Cayman: You can hear all the evening sessions live on Radio Cayman starting at 7:00pm Cayman Keswick is one […]

Grammys chief Deborah Dugan sues recording academy, claiming Sexual Harassment

By ETHAN MILLMAN & JON BLISTEIN From Rolling Stone Complaint includes accusation that ex-CEO Neil Portnow sexually assaulted a female recording artist Former Recording Academy CEO Deborah Dugan claims she was sexually harassed by the general counsel to the Academy and put on administrative leave for raising numerous concerns about goings-on at the Grammys in a new filing with the Equal […]

Sameness

By Paul McGowan From PS Audio Is it possible to produce identical sounding products? Can we assume that a new DirectStream DAC sounds the same as every other DirectStream DAC? I would suggest no. Just like every “identical” car drives differently and every same model piano plays and sounds differently, each piece of audio equipment […]

Top of the room

By Paul McGovern From PS Audio One of the most ignored part of the room is right above our heads. The ceiling—often flat, sometimes arched, broken up with timbers, slanted, domed, and everything in between. We position our speakers in the room more to keep the wall dimensions and layout happiest but rarely do we […]

WGN/Chicago cuts ties to Crain’s Chicago business after article speculates about station sale

From All Access An article in CRAIN’S CHICAGO BUSINESS about the programming changes at NEXSTAR News-Talk WGN-A/CHICAGO and speculating about the station being sold has resulted in the station cutting ties with the publication, reports ROBERTFEDER.COM. CRAIN’S editors and reporters were regulars on WGN shows, including the midday “WINTRUST BUSINESS LUNCH,” and WGN hosted the “CRAIN’S […]