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Top 1% of Superstar Musicians Earn 77% of the Income in Music

Top 1% of Superstar Musicians Earn 77% of the Income in Music

Somewhat depressingly, but equally unsurprisingly, new research from MIDiA Consulting has found that the modern music economy favors the world’s megastars more than we’d initially thought, with 1% of superstar musicians earning 77% of music’s overall income. “The music industry is a ‘superstar economy,’ that is to say a very small share of the total […]

Atlanta’s Tabernacle Due to Reopen on Valentine’s Day

Atlanta’s Tabernacle Due to Reopen on Valentine’s Day

Atlanta’s famous Tabernacle venue is set to reopen in time for a Valentine’s Day concert this Friday, after being shut down during a Panic! At the Disco concert earlier this month when the floor, well, broke. The band was a mere two songs into their set when the floor began to buckle. Fire marshal Lt. […]

Country Music Gets Documentary Treatment by Ken Burns

Country Music Gets Documentary Treatment by Ken Burns

PBS documentary maker Ken Burns is planning on creating a documentary series which is set to examine the roots of country music and how it has changed from its beginnings through to the present day for a multi-episode series due to air on public broadcasting. The country series explores the question, “what is country music.” […]

Rap Genius Disappears From Google

Rap Genius Disappears From Google

Once-popular lyrics site Rap Genius has angered ultimate Internet overlord Google, and the keeper of the Internet has responded by banishing the site from search — at least Google’s search. Rap Genius is a lyrics site that allows users to post lyrics and discuss their meanings with the RG community. The site posted a message […]

Live Out Your Dream Of Being John Cusack in High Fidelity

Live Out Your Dream Of Being John Cusack in High Fidelity

Ebay has seen its fair share of the weird and wonderful, but this is something new altogether – the chance to buy a lifestyle millions of music lovers worldwide have lusted over for decades. A record store owner in London is attempting to sell his beloved shop, which he opened in 1979, to a music […]

New York’s Roseland Ballroom Set to Close in April

New York’s Roseland Ballroom Set to Close in April

According to Billboard magazine, Manhattan’s historic Roseland Ballroom is set to close its doors for the final time next April after 95 years of rocking out. Although no official announcement has been made, Billboard obtained an internal email which claimed that the musical landmark, which has seen acts including The Rolling Stones, Madonna and Nirvana […]

Discovery Channel Unleashes ‘MythBusters’ for American Tour

Discovery Channel Unleashes ‘MythBusters’ for American Tour

Discovery Channel’s mega-hit show MythBusters is set for a fall 2013 tour. Fans of the show are promised “on-stage experiments, audience participation, rocking video and behind-the-scenes stories” meaning that you may well get the chance to live out your life-long dream of busting your own myths. Of course, you won’t be expected to go busting […]

‘Crazy Hearts: Nashville’ Takes Backstage Look at Music Industry on A&E

‘Crazy Hearts: Nashville’ Takes Backstage Look at Music Industry on A&E

Cable channel A&E has just announced the launch of a new 8-episode reality TV show following the lives of aspiring country musicians and industry people. The show is called Crazy Hearts: Nashville. According to The Hollywood Reporter, the show aims to “go backstage into the lives and lyrics of several up-and-coming musicians as they try […]

$1700 Band Fee to Enter Canada to Perform?

Canada’s Ministry of Employment, Social Development & Multiculturalism has just announced new legislation which seeks to charge international bands wishing to perform in the country, and actually, it looks to charge them quite a lot, with a four-member band staring $1700 directly in the face if they fancy a work-related visit. Spencer Brown, booker for […]

Mike Doughty Takes Soul Coughing Catalog on Tour

Mike Doughty has just confirmed a tour of epic proportions this fall, covering 32 cities over a period of 5 weeks, kicking off on October 16th in Teaneck, New Jersey and zig-zagging across the country, before coming full circle back to the East Coast to finish up in New York City’s Webster Hall on November […]

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