Diggers Factory Brings Community To Indie Vinyl Pre-Sales

Diggers Factory founder Alexis Castiel takes us behind the scenes of his crowdfunding styled vinyl pre-order and production service designed to keep artists from wasting money on vinyl production. In this article he explains how the idea for the company came about and where it’s headed. ____________________________ Guest post from…

Pirate Bay Ordered To Pay Labels A Paltry $477,000

Despite being an early target of multiple lawsuits brought my several labels and music trade groups, torrent tracker Pirate bay is still operating and helping to enable music and media piracy worldwide. Now , 6 years after a lawsuit began, a court has ordered to Pirate bay founder to pay…

Did Technology Kill Your Local Music Scene?

The internet forever changed how we consume and create music as individuals… but what about as groups? Anyone from the pre-internet music era will surely tell you stories of how particular cities possessed distinct musical personalities, aka music scenes… but do they exist today? Can they exist today like they…

7 Key Clauses In An Artist Management Agreement

The relationship between an artist and their manager is one of the most important in the music business, and it’s critical that both artist and manager are on the same page. In this article we look at seven key clauses every artist management deal ought to have. ____________________________________ In this…

President’s Committee On the Arts and Humanities Resign En Masse

The entirety of the President’s Committee On the Arts and Humanities tendered their resignation on Friday in protest of President Donald Trump’s qualified criticism of the violence in Charlottesville last weekend. ____________________________________ 16 of 17 members of the of the President’s Committee On the Arts and Humanities, cited the “false…

CHANGES @ MassConcerts • APA • Ticket Arena and Event Genius • JRA Fine Arts • Perciolan • Time For Fun

After a long sabbatical in Europe, MassConcert’s John Peters has returned to oversee a newly-revamped Worcester, MA Palladium. Capacity is 2560 with an open floor and seated balcony. Peters also owns the Town Ballroom in Buffalo and Webster Theater in Hartford. • Talent agency APA is the latest to announce…

5 Locations Fight To Become The Next Mecca For EDM

As is often the case in the entertainment business, EDM mecca Ibiza has grown past the stage of hip obscurity, and with raised prices and beefed up regulations, it has the current EDM crowd in search of a new home. Here we look at some of the possibilities. __________________________ Guest…

New Taylor Swift Single This Friday After Her Social Media Blackout Breaks Internet

A full solar eclipse and a President’s speech to the nation did not stop Taylor Swift from dominating both traditional and social media over the last few days. Wiping both her web site and social media accounts clean led to endless speculation. Now the wait is almost over. _____________________________________ Taylor…