Most S21 regulars know about these already, but for all our newer visitors I thought I’d mention how most of us keep on top of what’s what, day-to-day, in the classical and “non-pop” world.  The secret is to visit a few of the aggregation sites intrepid volunteers have set up, that comb the news sites and blogs for current tidbits of interest. It’s really pretty easy on your part, requiring just three quick clicks (besides our humble and happy abode, of course!) once a day (or twice or thrice, even better):

NetNewMusic Reblog — Jeff Harrington’s site probably has the most eclectic mix of news, gathering not only classical sites but experimental, art-jazz, electro-whatever and etc. as well.

Chris Foley’s Classical Pageflakes — Chris’ effort focuses more strictly on the classical end of things; the bonus with Pageflakes is that you can see snapshots of each website’s homepage.

Blognoggle | New Music — Our own fearless leader Jerry Bowles’ contribution to the mix, the site tracks 100 of the most read and most pertinent blogs, whether classical, jazz, new-music or even a few more general art sites.

There’s not much better way to easily find the major (and much of the minor) news of the day, than to give these three links a daily visit.  Bookmark ‘em, Danno…

4 Responses to “Keeping Up Made Easy”
  1. Richard Mitnick says:

    Interesting and definitely useful. But, none of them have RSS, which these days makes life easier.

  2. Paul Hertz says:

    Actually, the NetNewMusic reblog has RSS. Look just below the archives list on the right column for the link. I can’t find RSS for the other two.

  3. Jerry Bowles says:

    The Blognoggle site is built from RSS but I suppose there could be an RSS feed of RSS feeds.

  4. JC Combs says:

    Grats to the three sites mentioned for the large contribution to classical in all shapes and sizes!

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