Music Gear News

At Gear4music.com we update our news channel daily to ensure you always get the latest and most important music news.

Frank a feature for funerals

Sinatra track much-chosen when it comes to funeral music.
Great deals on musical instruments
A Co-operative Funeralcare study has shown that the music instruments filled song My Way, sung by the famed Frank Sinatra, is more popular than any other contemporary track when it comes to funerals.

The song was also the most popular track overall, out of contemporary, classical or religious musical options.

Other contemporary tracks to make up the top ten, based on music requested at funerals, were Celine Dion's Titanic theme song, My Heart Will Go On, and Eva Cassidy's famous acoustic guitars version of The Wizard of Oz song Over The Rainbow, which Judy Garland sang in the film.

The Co-operative Funeralcare says that, in the past year from which this data is taken, classical options were requested at a mere four per cent of funerals, hymns at 30 per cent.

"Hymns were once the mainstay of a funeral service but pop music plays such an important part in people's lives that it now acts as the theme tune to their passing," commented the organisation's Lorinda Robinson.

Published by KT.ADNFCR-2133-ID-801469144-ADNFCR Posted on 15 Oct 2012 11:13 to category : Music News

Related Music News

thumbnail

Apple Music has declared that they will pay royalties to musicians during the free trial period after protest from music labels and artist Taylor Swift.

22 Jun 2015 11:38
thumbnail

The UK has generated more than£3 Billion with music tourism in 2014, according to the Wish You Were Here Study 2015.

16 Jun 2015 10:46
thumbnail

The American Federation of Musicians file complaint against the recycling of samples and sounds from major soundtracks and works.

1 Jun 2015 11:00
thumbnail

Technologists, creative thinkers and artists to converge in Berlin in a collective exploration of what music is today and what it will be tomorrow!

27 May 2015 12:25
thumbnail

Fender to tour UK and Ireland showcasing their American Standard series for free.

27 May 2015 09:21
thumbnail

Les Paul’s Big Sound Experience to honour the guitar icon with a year long tour.

20 May 2015 08:17

Recent Music News

thumbnail

DOD has lifted the lid on their latest two new pedals – the Meatbox Subsynth and the Gonkulator Ring Modulator.

1 Jul 2015 17:15
thumbnail

Its official – The UK’s creative industry is booming.

30 Jun 2015 17:25
thumbnail

Ableton Live 9.2 is now available free to Ableton Live users. Find out about the new features!

29 Jun 2015 15:09
thumbnail

Bring Me The Horizon, Judas Priest and Mastodon are due to share the stage with Slipknot at this year’s Knotfest, California.

29 Jun 2015 10:10
thumbnail

The Junior Conga range by Gear4music has been released in both tuneable and non-tuneable versions.

26 Jun 2015 17:16
thumbnail

Oscar-award winning composer, James Horner has died in a plane crash in California.

24 Jun 2015 16:48