Talking with Alasdair MacLean | Music Matters

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LJ talks to Alasdair MacLean, singer, guitarist, and songwriter for the English rock band The Clientele. He spent 2012 writing daily at his public library and is widely known for the literary references in the lyrics of the band’s elegant chamber pop and 1980s alternative music.

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 Libraries and Funding | Music Matters

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The performance librarian is behind-the-scenes, mounting great seasons; in a performance environment the goal is to have the correct editions for all artists and the correct number of parts for the orchestra at the right place and time…

Library Care Packages: CDs, Freshly Picked | Music Matters

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Physical music collections are still strong; the Cincinnati public library’s CD of the Month Club brings a new music discovery service to patrons. You can, too.

Performance Library Cataloging | Music Matters, March 1, 2014

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LJ‘s Tanisha Mitchell offers the details of a special circulation cycle, how opera scores are stored, and what is unique about cataloging music pages.

Thinking Inside the Box | Music Matters

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LJ‘s Matthew Moyer on box sets with a broad, best of eclectic focus.

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