The Daily Music Break is a website that offers information on three music-related topics.
The first is music and musicians. The Daily Music Break provides insights on music and musicians regardless of era or genre. We are about Louis Armstrong and Billie Eilish. We are about Johnny Cash and A Tribe Called Quest. We are about Aaron Copland and The Grateful Dead. We are all over the map because that’s where the good music is.
The second (and more recent) focus of the site is vinyl records and analog HiFi equipment. That world was supposed to be squarely in the discount bin of history. Gone. Over. Fun while it lasted.
The exact opposite has happened, however. It’s not just surviving—it’s thriving. Records are hot. Indeed, sales records are set every year. There are a few reasons for this, which we discuss. We also dig deep into the gear, providing advice to non-audiophiles on turntables, record players, cartridges, amplifiers, preamps and accessories such as record cleaning equipment.
Finally, we look at music on the Web. The Internet Music Mapping Project is a parallel project that we’ve folded into The Daily Music Break. The guide, which continues to grow, consists of descriptions and links to hundreds of sites in multiple categories. Indeed, it’s surprising how many types of music-related sites exist. These range from giants such as AllMusic and YouTube that cover entire waterfront to small and sometimes eccentric (and interesting) sites.
The Daily Music Break has about 1,200 posts. These include audio-only and audio/video interviews and other video features, playlists and hundreds of embedded YouTube videos.