New York Music Daily was born in late summer 2011, focusing on music and communities that are under-served by the corporate media and the conformist indie rock blogs. New York Music Daily’s philosophy is that ordinary people love extraordinary art. This blog was designed to be a magnet for music that corporate radio, tv and their online imitators ignore because the artists who make it don’t have the right social numbers, or come from the wrong part of town…or the world.
At this point in history, we need music and the arts more than ever, as a bridge between communities where we can all find common ground – and have a lot of fun in the process. Great art transcends boundaries: if you give people good music, we all listen.
New York Music Daily’s guiding principle is that different styles of music from around the world, the artists who make it and the cultures that incubate it should be celebrated rather than marginalized. Being located in one of the world’s great cities, New York Music Daily advocates for live music from every great culture here as well as on a global level.
In an era when everybody’s working so much that nobody has the time to surf for interesting and relevant new music, New York Music Daily offers a shortcut. In less than half the time you would spend watching one single video, you can discover something new here, every day, that could make a difference in your life…or in our lives.
For every day of the year, there’s new information here, whether a monthly concert calendar, an album review, a free download, a concert, or maybe just a song.
In a twist of fate that can be interpreted many ways, New York Music Daily has taken on the task of providing a comprehensive listing of upcoming New York City concerts that the now more-or-less defunct Time Out New York and Village Voice did with varying degrees of success for many years.
Depending on what’s on the calendar, and who’s playing around town, there might be nothing but rock music here for a whole week…and then the week after, no rock music at all. New York Music Daily covers artists from all over the globe, but doesn’t limit that coverage to dance music like so many of the “world music” blogs. Jazz gets a lot of attention here, but this isn’t a jazz blog per se. Live music throughout New York City’s many communities remains this blog’s central focus, yet more artists from around the world get coverage here than those who call this city home.
For fans of so-called “serious music,” all of New York Music Daily’s ongoing coverage of jazz, classical music and the avant garde is archived at predecessor blog Lucid Culture.
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