How to Identify good music?

 

What is good music and how can we identify one? I think I should start off by explaining what good music is. Many people have their own definition of what good music Is meant to be, but not everyone really understand the true meaning of It and how to identify It.

First of all music is an international language which transcends beyond borders irrespective of language barriers. Having said that let me explain what Good Music is. Good Music is any music that stimulates your brain and helps you think clearer. It’s also a music you can listen to for years on end, without getting bored of it. Music that is made with a lot of love, care and time can also be attributed to good music. But the most important factor is the fact that music affects us in different ways. There is no real classification of a good music as long as the music touches us emotionally and makes us feel in a way that we weren’t before.

In my opinion, music is “good” when it touches its audience. If you hear something that catches and holds your interest, then it’s good music irrespective of its genre. But many music critics will argue that music can only be termed good if it’s emotional and carries a message that touches our soul no matter how old the song is. Good music generally is based on perception. In short, I think it’s impossible to define “good music” since it varies for every individual.

So what do we look for in a good composition? Rhythmic grooviness (does it move your ass and head with its rhythm?), melodic diversity (are the notes fluctuating in colorful waves), does it get stuck in your mind but still not annoying (is it catchy yet not cheesy), does it include originality (is it actually a new song or is it some version of an already existing song)? Does it have good chords (does the song have original yet good sounding chord combinations that initiate rich and sophisticated feelings inside)? And much more.

Have you sometimes listened to music that you don’t really understand the language but you still somehow find yourself falling in love with it? That’s what a good music is meant to do because sometimes music is spiritual, it can speak to your without really understanding a word of what is been said in the song. Our understanding of good music in this part of the world is old classics blues records or classical jazz but genre like Apala, Highlife, Fuji, Juju and other local music genre also have a lot of good music which are evergreen and touches it’s listeners one way or the other anytime the songs are played.

I hope with this short written piece of mine I have been able to educate you on what good music is all about and how you can identify it. I also hope it will change our perception to what good music is and appreciate every music as a piece of art. If you know any Nigerian music that can be classified as good music, you can list them in the comment section so we can know the few Nigerian songs that are good music.

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Here are 10 Nigerian Artistes That Should Retire From Music

Here are 10 musicians we wish will respectful retire from music for the sake of their legacies.

Because we don’t want them to spoil the good memories of them that we have, we therefore urge them to learn another trade and maintain their ‘legendary’ status.

Like they say, all good things must come to an end. For some of these artistes, the end has come for a few years.

Because we really like them and we don’t want the good memories we have of them to be tainted, we’ll like to respectfully recommend them for retirement. There’s no shame in that, is there? Check out the list below:

1. Sound Sultan

You’ve been a mentor and big brother to many artistes. Your songwriting ability has never been in doubt but the arrangement just no dey gel again. As you probably noticed with the cold reception of your seventh album, it’s time to free the music jare.

2. 2face Idibia

When artistes start changing names, you know there’s not much music to give again. And after all of 2baba‘s achievements, who can blame him? Now that his kids are growing up, maybe now is the time to spend more time with them.

3. 9ice

When 9ice decided to enter politics, he knew what he was doing. Being involved in politics is likely to pay him (pun unintended) more than music. 2019 is around the corner. Now is the time to start campaigning o!

4. Ice Prince

When was the last time Ice had a hit? It’s been a long while. He seems to not to be sure of what to do; rap or pop. But Chocolate City has given him his own label, Super Cool Cats. Time to learn how to recruit new stars.

5. Ruggedman

There was a time when Rugged had rhymes, wit and punchlines. But that was long ago. Daddy, take time off, go for vacations, tour the world, and focus more on the clothing business. This rap thing is not ‘werking’ again.

6. D’Prince

To be honest, if it wasn’t for this video Don Jazzy shared on Sunday morning about him going to church with DPrince, most people have completely forgotten about his younger brother.

7. Kayswitch

We are still trying to look for another job description for you sir; since the only biography you had went with Mo’Hits Records.

8. D’banj

At this juncture, it is clear to the Kokomaster that he needs to pay more attention to his agric ventures and forget about music. There’s nothing to prove anymore- he’s not very good at making hits anymore.

9. Banky W

Thank God he knows how to direct now; perhaps it’s time to join Kemi Adetiba, and possibly feature in more movies. If that was good enough for Will Smith who left his somewhat lukewarm music career for Hollywood, then it’s most definitely good for Mr Capable.

10. Ill Bliss

The self acclaimed ‘Oga Boss’ who is only a boss at Capital Hill. Phyno has gone. Chidinma has gone. Even Suspekt has moved on. On behalf of Nigeria new school youths, we award you the permission to retire. Those two Headies plaque were retirement gifts in disguise, just in case you didn’t know.

Davido signs new Artist to his record label

David Adedeji Adeleke, better known by his stage name Davido and the CEO of DMW, posted a post few hours ago about signing a new guy to his record label.

The artist he signed is a young rising artist which his name is said to be “Yonda.

Davido tell his fans to stay cool for the artist first single tomorrow.

Nigerian Music Legend, KSA, Becomes 1st Nigerian To Join Hard Rock’s Hall Of Fame

Grammy Award-nominated icon, Sunday Adeniyi Adegeye, popularly known as King Sunny Ade, is now officially the first Nigerian musician to donate pieces from his personal reserve to Hard Rock’s world-famous memorabilia collection.

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On Wednesday, November 30, 2016, the Juju maestro donated a vintage Fender Guitar and other personal items including an album cover and a pair of shoes at Hard Rock Cafe Lagos.

“I’m thrilled to be the first Nigerian musician to donate personal items to Hard Rock’s world-famous collection and to be showcased alongside other legendary artists,” said King Sunny Ade. “For me, this is more than just a ceremony; it’s an opportunity to pass on a cultural legacy and inspire new generations of musicians around the globe.”

King Sunny Ade’s donated personal items will join more than 81,000 pieces of music memorabilia that Hard Rock has acquired over its 45-year history. Other iconic pieces include John Lennon’s wireframe tinted glasses, Jim Morrison’s famous brown leather pants, and many more.

“It’s a great honor to be able to pay homage to the rich and historic musical roots in Lagos with a memorabilia donation from King Sunny Ade,” said Sanjay Mathani, CEO of Hard Rock Cafe Lagos. “Hard Rock embraces all genres of music, and we are proud to support such a talented and influential artist.”

The first-of-its-kind donation was brokered by leading talent agency and event management company, Temple Management Company, who are also putting together the highly-publicized grand concert for King Sunny Ade tagged “Sunny On Sunday” scheduled for Sunday, December 11, 2016 at Federal palace Hotel in Lagos.

“Celebrating King Sunny Ade is something of a national assignment for us at Temple Management Company that must be carried out,” said Terfa Tilley-Gyado, Director of Communications, Temple Management.

Demi Lovato Says She’s Excited to Be ‘Taking a Break from Music and the Spotlight’

Demi Lovato has announced she is stepping out of the limelight next year. The 24-year-old took to Twitter on Tuesday to reveal she would be ‘taking a break from music and the spotlight’.

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She shocked fans when she tweeted: ‘So excited for 2017. Taking a break from music and the spotlight, adding ‘I am not meant for this business and the media’.

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She made these tweets after her Interview with Glamour magazine about Taylor Swift’s Bad Blood video. During the Interview Demi said:

‘I think that having a song and a video about tearing Katy Perry down, that’s not women’s empowerment.’

Demi also criticised the video for giving young fans the wrong impression of what they should look like by only using women with seemingly perfect figures. Demi, who is known to promote positive body image after suffering from an eating disorder, said:

‘This will probably get me in trouble, but I don’t see anybody in any sort of squad that has a normal body. It’s kind of this false image of what people should look like.’

She got a backlash from Taylor Swift’s fans after her interview but she defended herself by tweeting

Davido Vows Never To Take A Break From Music Again

After 11 months of music silence, Davido has finally unveiled the art work of his EP (Extended Play).

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The long awaited project according to the singer, is set to be dropping September 30th, after approval from Sony Musicdavido-art-work.

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Davido unveiled the art work of his Extended Play, which he titled ‘Son of Mercy’.

“who ever tried to count me out cant count, pre-order #SOM September 30th. thanks to my fans and family that have been patient! i will never take a break like that again.” He wrote

He also disclosed that he would be dropping 20 videos, as he reveals big plans to finish the year in grand style.

Davido, who has been quiet for almost a year, has still stayed relevant in the music industry, as he has collaborated with artistes’ like Rayce, Skales and his signee, Danagog.

New Music: Mr. Raw ft. Flavour – Blessing (prod. Masterkraft)

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Indigenous rapper and eastern hip-hop veteran – Mr. Raw (Dat Nigga Raw) returns with a Masterkraft produced cut dubbed “Blessing”, enlisting the melodious expertise of another highlife king – Flavour.

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This one cuts all corners!

New Music Video: AKA Ft. Patoranking – Special Fi Mi

This collaboration, between AKA and Patoranking, is part of the Coke Studio TV show. The two artists have teamed up to produce a lyrical celebration of the infatuation in a newly found romance.

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“Special Fi Mi” meaning “Special For Me” sparks a wave of passion and euphoria as you are enthused through the different genres of music creatively amalgamated together to not only make you want to sing along but get up and take over the dance floor.

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P-Square Are BACK,Checkout Their New Song “Bank Alert”

After a lot of teasing from the video shoot and studio session, the latest single from the Okoye brothers, P-Square, since their squabble has been released.

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“Bank Alert” was dropped by Square Records and we are excited to share the new song with you.

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