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Coachella 2013 Lineup: Blur, Phoenix, Red Hot Chili Peppers Headlining
25/01/2013

Blur, the Stone Roses, Phoenix and Red Hot Chili Peppers top the lineup for the 2013 Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival, which was unveiled late on Thursday night (Jan. 24). The annual fest is set to once again take over Indio, Calif. on consecutive weekends, this year from Apr. 12-14 and Apr. 19-21. more...

Eve Forms Label, Releasing First Album in 11 Years
24/01/2013

Following an eleven-year recording hiatus, rapper-actress Eve has announced that her fourth studio album. "Lip Lock" will be released this spring on her own independent label, the recently formed FTR (From the Ribs) Music and distributed through Sony/Red. more...

Ross On Radio: Songs That Missed The Banjo Boom
24/01/2013

Top 40's sudden change in acoustics has made for surprise hits from Ed Sheeran, Phillip Phillips, the Lumineers and even Mumford & Sons. But there's another decade of equally appealing indie pop that found a home at Alternative or on CHR around the world. Some missed their chance by a matter of mere months. Let's now appreciate those "Songs That Missed The Banjo Boom." more...

Building the $100 Billion Dollar Music Business: Guest Post by Tom Silverman
23/01/2013

In this guest post, New Music Seminar/Tommy Boy Entertainment founder Tom Silverman describes how we can grow the music business into one that reaches $100 billion in annual retail revenue in the next decade. more...

A2IM's Second Annual Libera Awards Announced, Accepting Nominations
22/01/2013

The second annual Libera Awards ("The Libbys"), an event begun by A2IM and strictly for independent labels and services, is now accepting nominations for its award show to take place Thursday, June 20th at New York's Highline Ballroom. more...

Backbeat: The Surreal APAP Convention Hall: From Tibetan Monks to Lez Zeppelin, Branson On the Road to Slask
18/01/2013

In many regards the convention hall at the annual Association of Performing Arts Presenters in New York CIty resembles nothing so much as a Fellini film. Here, Tibetan Monks, Polish folk dancers, Lez Zeppelin and, of course, a golden praying mantis, all man booths before thousands of curators, agents, and promoters from across the country who trod the Hilton New York's carpeted aisles looking to book their 2014-2015 seasons. more...

Chart Moves: David Bowie's 'Where Are We Now?' Debuts On Hot Rock Songs, Blake Shelton, Taylor Swift Soar Onto Hot 100
18/01/2013

As previously reported, Bruno Mars spends a sixth week at No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 with "Locked Out of Heaven," while Macklemore & Ryan Lewis' "Thrift Shop," featuring Wanz, charges 5-2. While the rap duo could have a No. 1 in store, who else makes news on the Hot 100 and other singles charts? more...

Sundance Live: Dave Grohl, Muscle Shoals Tribute & Darlene Love in the Mix
18/01/2013

A star-lined Dave Grohl party, a tribute to the music of Muscle Shoals, Ala., and legendary back-up singers stepping into the spotlight are among the music highlights on tap for the Sundance Film Festival. more...

Arts & Crafts Label Announces Ten-Year Anniversary Events
15/01/2013

Toronto indie label Arts & Crafts, which helped spawn the careers of Feist and Broken Social Scene among others, is celebrating its 10th anniversary this year with AC10, a series of events, releases and collaborations in music, fashion, photography and literature. more...

Indie Band Love in the Circus Explores 3D Imaging at CES
14/01/2013

Music can be as much about the visuals as it is about the sound. Among the more intriguing demonstrations of this at this year's Consumer Electronics Show was a video display in the Sony booth from an independent band called Love in the Circus; the Los Angeles based band used projection imaging to create a live stage that evokes a Cirque du Soleil-esque setting, wrapping custom animations around a physical stage set. more...

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