A recent study from London found three music revolutions in the last five decades. All three happened in the 20th century, 25 and more years ago. Every generation since the beginning of recorded music has introduced a game-changing genre. Until now. What the hell is going on with today’s western pop music?
Stone Jone, Artist of the Week in August, released this fall the short film Lurk as part of Atlanta’s production team The Red Jacket. It has been their first production and is intended to spark dialogue about the potential dangers of sharing too much info through social media.
There are the CD and vinyl limited and collectors editions, of course. But those are mostly only meant to sell a record a second time to an artist’s fans. But what is much more interesting, are personalized copies.
David Lynch’s work is not only famous for him leaving audiences in a state of existential drift, but also for him very carefully selecting music for his movies. I’ve seen his first film Eraserhead in my late teens, and it never did let me loose. And after more than 30 years, I could still sing the song In Heaven today.
A subgenre of indie rock, shoegaze has its origin in the late 80’s and early 90’s in the United Kingdom, and is now in its second or already third wave and very popular these days. One of these bands is Czech Republic’s DIV I DED, one of our Artists of the Week in June.
Cameroon-born singer and songwriter Andy Allo is an artist who is truly paving her own path with a sound and vibe that is uniquely her own. Also, releasing her actual Christmas EP as free download sets her apart.
Good news for musicians: The US Copyright Royalty Board (CRB) has increased the rates for satellite radio services in the United States by more than 40%, from 11% of revenue to 15.5% of revenue, effective January 1, 2018 until December 31, 2022. The new rates have been announced by the board on December 14.