Archive | January, 2015

Music Industry Execs Sees Vinyl Rise as More 'Fad' Than 'Explosion'

Last year’s 52 percent jump in vinyl sales has been fantastic for record stores — “and growing more important by the day,” Carl Mello, senior buyer for New England music chain Newbury Comics tells Rolling Stone — but the record industry isn’t quite so enthusiastic. The vinyl explosion has been so pronounced that…… Source: RollingStone Link: Music Industry […]

Hear Rising Rock Weirdos Krill's Bizarre New Song 'Tiger'

Krill released their last LP, 2013’s breakthrough Lucky Leaves, by unconventional means, hiding music-filled USB sticks in balls of mozzarella cheese and selling them for 100 dollars a piece. None were purchased, but the record’s grungy musings on millennial angst eventually earned the band a dedicated East Coast following. The…… Source: RollingStone Link: Hear Rising […]

How the Music Industry Learned to Love Leaks

In 2004, when U2’s How to Dismantle an Atomic Bomb leaked online two weeks earlier than planned, the band’s label scrambled to contain the damage by hastily streaming it on MTV’s website. Those weeks are an eternity compared with how Björk and Madonna handled their music’s premature arrivals over the past month:…… Source: RollingStone Link: How the […]

Hear Carrie Underwood's 'Waiting All Day for a Super Bowl Fight'

Two days before the Big Game, the NFL has released Carrie Underwood’s “Waiting All Day for a Super Bowl Fight,” Super Bowl XLIX’s official theme song. Stacked high with synthesizers, power chords and banjo, “Waiting All Day for a Super Bowl Fight” is a reworked version of NBC’s Sunday Night Football…… Source: RollingStone Link: Hear […]

12 Best Springsteen Albums (Not Made by Bruce)

Keyboardist David Sancious was the only member of the E Street Band to ever live on E Street (located in Belmar, New Jersey) – but over the past four decades, E Street has proven to be a state of mind more than a neighborhood. Bruce Springsteen looms so large, straddling the Garden State…… Source: RollingStone Link: 12 Best […]

KRS-One Speaks at Tucson School Embattled Over 'Ethnic Studies'

KRS-One gave a lecture at the Tucson high school singled out for violating a state law banning certain approaches to teaching ethnic studies. The rapper, whose “Introduction to Hip-Hop” was targeted as being illegal to include in Cholla Magnet High School’s English From Culturally Relevant African-American Perspective course, came to the school’s Little…… Source: RollingStone Link: KRS-One Speaks […]

Missy Elliott Will Join Katy Perry for Super Bowl Halftime Performance

Missy Elliott will make a “surprise appearance” during Katy Perry’s Super Bowl XLIX halftime show performance, according to The Associated Press, citing an anonymous “person familiar with the plans.” (Consider the surprise ruined.) The rapper made a cameo on a remix of Perry’s 2011 single “Last Friday Night (T.G.I.F.),” though it’s…… Source: RollingStone Link: Missy Elliott […]

Jay Z Enters High-Quality Music Streaming Industry

After tackling the world of music, nightclubs, basketball team ownership and athlete representation, Jay Z has now set his sights on entering the gauntlet of high-quality streaming music. The New York Times reports that Jay Z has put in a million offer for Aspiro, a Swedish company that controls high-quality streaming…… Source: RollingStone Link: Jay Z Enters […]