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One Killed, 3 Injured in Radiohead Concert Stage Collapse

An hour before the gates were to open for a Radiohead concert in Toronto Saturday, a portion of the stage roofing collapsed onto the stage itself, killing one person and injuring three others as they were working on setup for the show. The deceased victim was later identified as Scott Johnson, 33, a drum technician for Radiohead, who was pronounced dead at the scene. Of the other three victims, two […]


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Music News Week in Review: June 16 Edition

As you crawl out of bed on a Saturday morning, wipe your sleepy eyes, grab that first cup of coffee, and sit down to scan the Internet, what’s the first thing you want to see? Of course, it’s a collection of music news headlines that you might have missed during the week! We know this to be true, and that’s why we create this special Music News Week in Review […]


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Music News Week in Review: June 9 Edition

As is our custom, we’ve scoured the interwebs just for you to find music news stories from the past week that you might have missed, but are worth a Saturday morning read. We then work our magic to combine these stories into our amazing weekly Music News Week in Review feature. Actually, it’s not all that dramatic. Anyhow, here are a few of the more interesting headlines from this week. […]


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Music News Week in Review: June 2 Edition

It’s that time of the week again…time to share some of the more pithy music news headlines for the week that were almost not worth reporting, but we decided to, anyhow. I wish I could say all the news was good, but for the artists in question, at least—not so much this week. Here goes…   JUSTIN BIEBER AND THE BUMMER START TO THE SUMMER Justin Bieber has been in […]


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More on “The Age of the Single”

A few weeks ago, I wrote a piece on this here news site called The Age of the Single?, in which I pondered and postulated about the future of record sales. I think it’s worth re-visiting this topic for a few minutes, because it’s becoming more and more apparent that singles are playing a dominant role in the music industry these days—and I don’t just mean in terms of radio […]


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Music News Week in Review: May 25 Edition

It’s time for our weekly edition of Music News Week in Review, where we share those music-related headlines that might have been missed during the week, but are still worth mentioning. While lots of times we spotlight the humorous and/or ridiculous in this feature, some of this week’s entries (as you’ll see) are actually pretty significant. Here goes…   BOBBY WOMACK IS CANCER-FREE After a slew of reports about cancer-related […]


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Barry Gibb Remembers Brother Robin with Video

If a picture is worth a thousand words, the video below speaks several million. Barry Gibb, the eldest (and now the only surviving) brother among the Bee Gees, recently posted the moving video montage below in honor of brother Robin Gibb, who succumbed to cancer on Sunday at the age of 62. The elder Gibb has yet to make any public statement about Robin’s passing, opting instead to let the […]


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Billboard Music Awards 2012: Recap and Commentary

Let’s start with the positive: Billboard Magazine provides an extremely useful and necessary service to the music industry, by compiling the data and crunching the numbers to come up with the music sales and airplay charts. I’d never want to suggest otherwise. But as far as award shows go…let’s just say Billboard would be better off just crunching the numbers. Billboard Music Awards 2012 was mostly a waste of television […]


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Remembering Robin Gibb (1949-2012)

This morning, the world is grieving the loss of yet another music icon. Robin Gibb of the Bee Gees passed away May 20 after a long battle with colon cancer. He was 62. Eerily, Gibb is the second icon of the disco era to leave us in the past three days, following Donna Summer, 63, who died of cancer on Thursday. Besides his work with the Bee Gees (which included […]


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Music News Week in Review: May 19 Edition

In the music industry, this week’s news was obviously dominated by reports about the passing of music legend Donna Summer, after a battle with cancer that many people didn’t even realize she was fighting. However, there were a few other items of moderate interest in music news this week, none of which are probably worth their own separate blog post, but taken together might make for interesting Saturday morning reading. […]


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String Cheese Incident Takes a Stand Against Ticketmaster

Boulder, Colorado-based jam band String Cheese Incident recently made a symbolic-yet-costly gesture, in favor of its fans, and in protest against Ticketmaster, with whom the band has had a long-standing feud. Determined to spare fans the costly service charges levied by Ticketmaster, the band enlisted the help of 50 fans, entrusting them with $20,000 cash to purchase 400 tickets from the box office of the Greek Theater in Los Angeles […]


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Donna Summer Dies of Cancer at Age 63

Donna Summer, the reluctant “Queen of Disco” whose sultry dance anthems helped define the music of the 1970’s, succumbed to cancer on Thursday morning, according to statements from her publicist and family. She was 63. Coming as a surprise to many, reports of Summer’s death sent shockwaves throughout the music industry, the Internet, blogosphere and Twitter-verse, prompting expressions of sympathy and grief from celebrities and fans alike. Tweets surfaced from […]


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“The Connectors”: Good News for Audio Students and Others

Here’s a tidbit for those interested in learning professional audio: if you want to learn audio engineering and music production, but can’t afford the cost of school, The Connectors may be able to scholarship you for a full, six-month apprenticeship in a real recording studio near where you live. The Connectors is a new reality television series currently in development, which is themed around connecting deserving candidates with their dream […]


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Music News Week in Review: May 12 Edition

It’s been a few weeks since we posted a music news “week in review;” this feature basically covers music news headlines we find interesting and worth your attention, but not necessarily significant enough for their own posts. In other words—drivel. Something to wake up to while drinking your orange juice on a Saturday morning. Anyhow, here’s some stuff you might find interesting about the past week.   LAWSUITS, AND MORE […]


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Brian Eno Lectures on Art and Music in the 20th Century

In music industry circles, Brian Eno is perhaps best known as a record producer for bands like U2 (he’s produced seven of their albums so far), as well as Coldplay, Sinead O’Connor, Devo, David Bowie and Talking Heads, among others. But Brian Eno is also very much an artist; he is a visual artist, a musician, and a composer, one of the originators of what is now referred to as […]


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