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Summer Concert Boom Marks Industry Turnaround

September 5th, 2015 · No Comments · Guitar

With the Rolling Stones, U2, Taylor Swift and One Direction on the road during an economic recovery, it’s hard to imagine the concert business having anything other than a blockbuster summer. Sidebar Summer 2015′s 30 Hottest Tours » First-half North American ticket sales were up 5.8 percent compared to 2014, according to Pollstar; top promoter [...]

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See Laura Jane Grace and Transgender-Fronted Band Spook School Meet

July 24th, 2015 · No Comments · Guitar

When Scottish indie rockers the Spook School stopped through New York City recently, Rolling Stone set up an earnest sit-down to introduce them to the singer of punk rockers Against Me. Both groups have transgender frontpersons – Nye Todd and Laura Jane Grace respectively – and immediately found common ground to discuss. Sidebar 2014: The [...]

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Hear Eli Young Band and Andy Grammer’s ‘Honey, I’m Good’ Country Remix

July 15th, 2015 · No Comments · Guitar

Andy Grammer’s hit single, “Honey, I’m Good,” may be about staying faithful to his wife while he’s on tour, but the pop songwriter is more than willing to play the field when it comes to experimenting with genres. Which is why he recruited Eli Young Band to add some quick-step twang and Texas-tinged vocals to [...]

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Watch M.I.A.’s ‘Matahdatah’ Video Featuring New Track ‘Swords’

July 14th, 2015 · No Comments · Guitar

M.I.A. unveiled a new audiovisual project titled “Matahdatah Scroll 01 ‘Broader Than A Border’” Monday on Apple Music, and the five-minute clip features a pair of the rapper’s songs: Matangi‘s “Warriors” and a new track called ”Swords,” which is set for her upcoming album Matahdatah. The video, filmed by M.I.A. in India and West Africa, shows different forms of dance [...]

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Watch M.I.A.’s ‘Matahdatah’ Video Featuring New Track ‘Swords’

July 14th, 2015 · No Comments · Guitar

M.I.A. unveiled a new audiovisual project titled “Matahdatah Scroll 01 ‘Broader Than A Border’” Monday on Apple Music, and the five-minute clip features a pair of the rapper’s songs: Matangi‘s “Warriors” and a new track called ”Swords,” which is set for her upcoming album Matahdatah. The video, filmed by M.I.A. in India and West Africa, shows different forms of dance [...]

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Watch M.I.A.’s ‘Matahdatah’ Video Featuring New Track ‘Swords’

July 14th, 2015 · No Comments · Guitar

M.I.A. unveiled a new audiovisual project titled “Matahdatah Scroll 01 ‘Broader Than A Border’” Monday on Apple Music, and the five-minute clip features a pair of the rapper’s songs: Matangi‘s “Warriors” and a new track called ”Swords,” which is set for her upcoming album Matahdatah. The video, filmed by M.I.A. in India and West Africa, shows different forms of dance [...]

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Thomas Rhett Readies New Album ‘Tangled Up’

June 30th, 2015 · No Comments · Guitar

Earlier this year, Thomas Rhett talked to Rolling Stone Country about how his affection for soul music was shaping his new album. On September 25th, fans will hear just how funky Rhett has become when he releases Tangled Up. The follow-up to 2013′s It Goes Like This, his second LP features the current hit single [...]

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Google Play Music Launches Free, Ad-Supported Streaming Service

June 23rd, 2015 · No Comments · Guitar

Google Play Music has launched a free, ad-supported version of its streaming service that allows users to browse a massive library of 30 million songs and listen to curated playlists for many occasions. The service is currently available online and as an app for iOS and Android devices. Sidebar Leaked Contract Reveals Inner Workings of Streaming Business » [...]

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Apple Exec Eddy Cue: Why Taylor Swift Was Right

June 22nd, 2015 · No Comments · Guitar

Within less than 24 hours, Taylor Swift’s To Apple, Love Taylor post prompted Apple executives to back down and pay artists and musicians full royalties on a three-month free trial period for the tech giant’s upcoming streaming service. “When I woke up and read Taylor’s note, it solidified quickly that we needed a change,” Eddy Cue, Apple’s [...]

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Thomas Rhett, Brett Eldredge to Headline CMT Fall Tour

June 11th, 2015 · No Comments · Guitar

Two of country music’s more dapper dudes, Thomas Rhett and Brett Eldredge, are hitting the road together. This fall, the pair will bring their brand of metro-country to cities across the nation as the co-headliners of the 14th Annual CMT On Tour. Dates will be announced later this year. Sidebar CMA Music Fest 2015: 25 [...]

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