Coldplay Give Viola Beach Posthumous Glasto Headliner Spot

31st July 2016 No comments

You may recall earlier in the year up and coming band Viola Beach eagerly embarked on their first ever global tour and were subsequently killed in a car accident in Sweden on February 14. All band members; Kris Leonard, River Reeves, Tomas Lowe and Jack Dakin, and the band’s manager Craig Tarry were killed when their […]

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You Need Amazon's 'Gortimer Gibbon's' Playlist in Your Life

15th July 2016 No comments

Amazon has recently added a playlist to their SoundCloud and you must stop what you’re doing and listen to it. The playlist features cover versions of tracks from Amazon original series  Gortimer Gibbon’s Life on Normal Street. I must admit, when I first glanced at this I scoffed. These are among the most beloved songs in the history of […]

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What You Can Learn From Other Artists (Even if You Dislike Their Music)

10th July 2016 No comments

Popular music is filled with examples of divisive artists. You know, those artists whose mere existence results in passion in extremes – you love them or you hate them. A critical mistake many musicians make is dismissing those acts rather than paying attention to what they can learn from their careers, regardless of their genre or persona. Let’s […]

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Police Search for Sinead O'Connor After She Threatens to Jump Off Chicago Bridge

23rd June 2016 No comments

Chicago police remain on the hunt for singer Sinead O’Connor. After receiving a phone call from Irish police warning that O’Connor had threatened to jump from a bridge, Chicago police issued an all-points bulletin out of what the department calls “an abundance of caution”. Police did find a man in his 50s threatening to jump off of a […]

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Remembering Prince Be of P.M. Dawn, a nostalgist who heard the future 

22nd June 2016 No comments

Until last week, P.M. Dawn’s biggest hit seemed fixed in a distant era — in two distant eras, actually. Source: Remembering Prince Be of P.M. Dawn, a nostalgist who heard the future – LA Times

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Artists Respond to Orlando Attack With Music

18th June 2016 No comments

In the wake of last week’s hate-fueled rampage in Orlando, the music community is responding the only way it knows how: Songwriters are writing songs and singers are singing them. Christina Aguilera has released a new single, “Change”, which she’s dedicated to victims of the Orlando attack. She’s also donating all proceeds from the single […]

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What Prince's Death Can Teach You About Protecting Your Career

11th June 2016 No comments

Following Prince’s April 21 death reports began to surface that the singer left no will stating what was to become of his estate. This seemed an impossibility for so many reasons. Prince was one of the most business-oriented artists in the history of the music industry. He was a forefather of the DIY ethos so many […]

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Sitar Teli Provides Much Needed Reality Check Regarding Music and Start-Ups

6th June 2016 1 comment

At a Midem’s June 3 panel titled ‘Startups & Corporations: from Competition to Coopetition’, Connect Venture’s Sitar Teli offered a contrary opinion to that of her peers. While the other panelists spoke highly of the music industry and its  relationship with VC and startup culture, Teli strongly disagreed. When asked if music and tech companies have arrived […]

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Prince's Cause of Death Revealed

2nd June 2016 1 comment

The Associated Press has reported that Prince’s cause of death was opioid overdose. After the singer was found unconscious in an elevator in his Paisley Park compound on April 21 rumors around the cause of death began to swirl and now test results have confirmed what many speculated. No matter his cause of death, it’s tragic […]

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