While one finds only despair, the other argues that we’re still capable of kindness, despite the terrible things we do.
Tag: music industry
Conductor James Levine accused of sexual misconduct during his time as Ravinia’s music director, and other Chicago news
Also, Jim DeRogatis asks why the music industry has given R. Kelly a free pass despite numerous sexual misconduct allegations.
Matthew Santos on “The Interview Show”
Singer-songwriter Matthew Santos stopped by “The Interview Show,” hosted by Mark Bazer at The Hideout, to perform and talk about his new CD (“This Burning Ship of Fools”) and more. PART ONE PART TWO
Spotify, Soundcloud, and the web’s leaky music infrastructure
Taylor Swift just sold more than a million albums the same week she yanked all her music from Spotify. What’s the state of streaming for everyone else?
Why mixtapes don’t hit the charts
Billboard and the RIAA are ignoring mixtapes, which just happen to be outside music-industry control.
Why South By?
Given that South by Southwest’s influence is on the wane, should upstart bands still bother playing the festival?
Here comes Mae Ya Carter Ryan
Eleven-year-old Mae Ya Carter Ryan has a voice that sounds decades older than she is. People are starting to listen.
Still alive at five
Permanent Records may not be permanent yet, but Lance Barresi and Liz Tooley are celebrating an anniversary that nobody would’ve guessed they’d see
I wonder how many really send the money
Feeling bad about downloading music for free? Make amends to your favorite artists at Dear Rockers.
Sub Pop shifts to “digital vinyl”
Buy Sub Pop vinyl and download a free digital version.
Plugging the leaks
The death of the release date.
Beck’s sticky wicket
Beck can’t chart in the UK because he wants you to play with stickers.
Three Pandering Sluts and Their Music-Press Stooge
Bill Wyman: The opening paragraph of your Year-in-rock recap [Hitsville, January 7] is one of the most brilliant bits of ass-forward thought I’ve seen in years. If I read your heavily parenthetical English correctly, you are making the case that Liz Phair, Urge Overkill and the Smashing Pumpkins are somehow unique in rock music because they […]