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I trust you all had a great Thanksgiving weekend! There will be more of the “Best Music Freeware” & “Must Have Freeware” coming in the next couple of weeks. I intend to finish up my favorite music freeware in the next 10 posts or so. Then I am going to follow with a new series that showcases freeware programs that I use on a day to basis that help me to get things done with my computer and day to day operations. These will include file utilities, graphic programs, video and more.
Please feel free to “chime” in if you know of something that I don’t write about or know of something that is better than those I have listed. I’ve saved some of the very best music freeware programs for last. Stay tuned!
In an unrelated “mega music world shocker” that transpired over the last couple of weeks… did you all catch what the Eagles did through Wal-Mart? They cut a deal with Walmart to release their latest album without a record label… and they’ve already sold over a million copies. This created an amazing stir in the record and distribution agencies. This move by the Eagles will no doubt be copied by others.
Keep watching this happening as fans of free agency and haters of walmart squabble along with the record industries as to what this “all” means for the future of music production and sales. I am very interested to see how this will “play out” in the future. Comments Welcome.
Joseph M. Pisano, Ph.D., is an industry innovator, educator, clinician and lecturer, trumpeter and conductor, and the creator of many music and education websites. He is currently the Vice President of Innovation and Engagement at Keystone Ridge Designs, Inc. After twenty-three years as a professor and administrator in higher education, he made the move into industry in 2018.
As one of the youngest full professors in Grove City’s history, he served in many capacities during his tenure including Professor of music, Director of Music and Fine Arts Technology, Technical Director of the Pew Fine Arts Center, Associate/Assistant Chair of Music and Fine Arts, Director of Jazz Studies.
He finished his tenure at the college as the Director of Bands, where he directed the college’s Symphonic Concert Band, Wind Ensemble, Marching Band, Pep Band, and various smaller ensembles. He continues to guest direct bands, consult with music programs, and adjudicate ensembles and programs today.
He has been named a TI:ME Teacher of the Year, received the JEN Jazz Educator Award, the PA Citation of Excellence, and named a “member for life” of the PA Intercollegiate Bandmasters Association. He is a past Vice President of the Technology Institute for Music Educators, an associate member of the American Bandmasters Association, a past President of the PA Intercollegiate Bandmasters Association, and a member of various education and music honoraries.
He has written for numerous publications including DCI Magazine, Teaching Music Magazine, SBO, and was the Educational Editor for In-Tune Monthly Magazine for eight years; he has contributed hundreds of articles to various publications.
He is an active conductor, trumpeter, clinician, and educator. Find out more at his website: jpisano.com.