Mary Bue Opens Up About Sexual Assault on New EP "The Majesty of Beasts"

1st December 2016 No comments

2016 has been challenging for many people and singer-songwriter Mary Bue counts herself among them. In addition to the general heartbreak most of us have felt since November, Mary got divorced earlier this year, her band broke up, and she left her longtime home of Duluth, Minnesota when she relocated to Minneapolis. Never one to fester […]

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Why the Potato Salad Kickstarter May Not Be a Joke

17th July 2014 1 comment

Zack Danger Brown and his Kickstarter campaign attempting to earn $10 to make a batch of potato salad has become something of an internet darling of late. The campaign has gone viral, been on many global news and media outlets, and surpassed its $10 goal almost instantly having raised $50,750 from 6,184 backers as of […]

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‘Artist We Love’ Emily Hearn Launches Kickstarter Campaign

7th April 2014 No comments

One of our favorite singers (who was recently featured as part of our Artists We Love series) is making a new record! Hearn announced today that she’s heading into the studio to make a new album this summer and she’s launched a Kickstarter to fund it. With a lofty goal of $30,000 set, we really […]

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GoldieBlox vs The Beastie Boys

27th November 2013 No comments

Well over 7 million people have seen the viral video ‘commercial’ for GoldieBlox, which features a group of young girls enthusiastically rigging contraptions and building. This all takes place over the course of a highly energetic reworking of the Beastie Boys classic song, ‘Girls.’ The original song features somewhat misogynistic, if not playful lyrics. “Girls, […]

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A Breakdown of International vs. Domestic Music Appreciation

18th October 2013 1 comment

*This article was originally written for Think Like a Label. I’ll be posting some of my favorite and most popular pieces for TLAL here on Thirty Roses with kind permission from Think Like a Label owner and editor Jeremy Belcher. America has always been considered a melting pot. In so many ways we, as a […]

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Amanda Palmer to Morrissey: “Crowdsource”

29th April 2013 No comments

Kickstarter darling Amanda Palmer wrote an open letter to Morrissey via salon.com in response to a piece which recently appeared in The Guardian. In The Guardian article, Morrissey stated “I have a lot of songs. We could record three studio albums immediately, very easily. But none of the majors are interested. [They] are only interested […]

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Kickstart My Heart

5th June 2012 No comments

There are few things in life that make me absolutely giddy to spend money on. Travel, anything related to technology, and always, atop the list, is music. Anything and everything related to music. For the longest time, as consumers, we were fairly limited in what we could spend money on when music was concerned. We […]

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Supporting Your Career in an Increasingly Small World

18th February 2012 No comments

Chinese band Shanren have recently entered a plea of sorts on RocketHub in an effort to earn enough money to tour North America. While I have no particular allegiance to Shanren, reading about their plight did bring to mind something that I’ve often wondered. There’s no arguing that the internet has made it easier for […]

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