Editorial

Submitted by Admin on Sun, 05/07/2017 - 15:32 - Comments

Are there limits to freedom of speech?

After some strange incidents that I came across lately, I started wondering if in the 21st century things that have to do with the freedom of speech, democracy and the international human rights are still valid or they have become a “figure of speech” so as to serve the needs and the requirements of the powerful ones.   The Internet and the...
Submitted by Admin on Sun, 04/09/2017 - 19:51 - Comments

The Music Biz Paradox...

It’s to wonder how in a “destroyed economy’ and in a time-period when the music sales (both digital and physical) have taken the downside, there are so many music labels, music managements, PR labels, bands/artists and of course releases around. In a way, it can be described as “irrational” since the economic model of “supply-...
Submitted by Admin on Mon, 03/06/2017 - 02:22 - Comments

The Grammy awards paranoia...

Well, the 59th Annual Grammy Awards ceremony was held on February 12th, 2017, in Staples Center in Los Angeles. According to the official “Grammy” definition: A Grammy Award, or Grammy, is an honor awarded by The Recording Academy to recognize outstanding achievement in the mainly English-language music industry.   OK got it now?! An “honor...
Submitted by Admin on Sun, 02/12/2017 - 20:02 - Comments

Great music is everywhere…

It’s true that 2017 made quite an entrance on the musical, social & political part. I won’t deal with anything else but music; although things are not going so well both on the social & political part and soon they are gonna affect music as well. Let’s hope that this won’t happen anytime soon and somehow we will manage to get through...
Submitted by Admin on Sun, 01/08/2017 - 18:27 - Comments

Grande Rock - The Best Albums & Songs of 2016

All the best for a Peaceful, Healthy & Rockin’ 2017! That’s all we need for the New Year and let’s hope that things will be better than they were in 2016. Grande Rock is here again, another year – a year older… and we’re giving the best of us to make it through and keep the ezine up & running. We wanna thank each &...
Submitted by Admin on Sun, 12/18/2016 - 19:45 - Comments

Merry Xmas & Wishes for a Happy & Rockin’ 2017!

Well that time of year is already here! Hooray!!! It’s the end of 2016 and we are standing at the door of 2017! Apart from the Season’s Greetings, I must say that 2016 was a good music year on the whole. No, I am not going to do a retrospection of 2016, but be sure to check the lists with the Best 25 Albums as well as the Top Songs of 2016.   I...
Submitted by Admin on Sun, 11/06/2016 - 15:37 - Comments

Music & Politics - Worlds Apart

I’ve always wondered why some artists & musicians get into politics and they try to blend arts (music, theater etc.) with politics in general. Well, some may argue that they both deal with the commons so… but come on, let’s be honest. The arts and especially music has nothing to do with politics and the majority of people that represent it....
Submitted by Admin on Sun, 10/02/2016 - 19:32 - Comments

The future of digital music & other music stories…

Spotify, one of the leading digital music services, recently announced that their premium accounts have increased to 40 million and along with the free accounts they have, they have reached the extraordinary number of 100 million users! Apple music comes second with about 17 million users! How about that?!   I do not care about the digital services and I...
Submitted by Admin on Sun, 09/11/2016 - 16:50 - Comments

Tech-Zombies of the new era…

Another matter that caught my attention was that thing about (smart)phones on live shows, a fact that was brought up by Alicia Keys. Well, from now on, your (smart)phone will be locked-up on any Alicia live show. I like the idea of the phone-free zone, especially at a live show or a festival. I can see that people nowadays cannot be without their (smart)phone for a...
Submitted by Admin on Sat, 07/16/2016 - 18:06 - Comments

The European Union in Crisis...

Well, what’s with all that madness about the Brexit? Why are people so into it? We all know that the European Union is not what it was meant to be and it was just a matter of time to be broken into pieces again. After all, musically speaking, the UK was always apart from Europe… just see some press releases saying this band announces a UK Tour and a...
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