About Matthew Moyer

Appreciating Ambient | Music Matters

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Ambient is music (or, more accurately, harmonic sound) without any vocals, lyrics, beats, grooves, song structure, or linear movement.

Music Matters: Cornell’s Hip-Hop Collection

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A look at the Cornell University Hip-hop Collection.

Music for the Masses: Music Advisory | June 1, 2013

The latest “Music for the Masses” column from the June 1 issue.

Forget Me Not: Rozz Williams | Music for the Masses: May 1, 2013

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Columnist Matthew Moyer takes a look at the work of the late Rozz Williams, front man for Christian Death, as well as a pivotal figure in the American gothic and dark alternative genres.

Music for the Masses: Music Clubs, Part 2, April 2013

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Library music clubs: part 2.

Music for the Masses: Music Clubs, Part 1, March 2013

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Librarians who run music discussion groups on how and why they do what they do.

Music Mags Still Worth a Damn | Music for the Masses: February 1, 2013

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Matthew Moyer on lesser-known, high-quality music magazines.

Making Noise: Steve Kemple | December 2012 | Music for the Masses

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An interview with Steve Kemple of the Public Library of Cincinnati about his experimental music program.

Best Media 2012: Best Music

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Music fans have been blasted between the ears with digital for years, but in 2012 vinyl and, even more remarkably, cassettes began rising from the ashes to again find a small but solid handhold. Music for the Masses headliner Matthew Moyer has kept librarians well apprised of these developments in his unique columns and Q&As. […]

Music Is Up-to-Date in Iowa City | November 1, 2012 | Music for the Masses

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John Hiett of the Iowa City Public Library discusses their local music project.

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