Justin Vernon and Aaron Dessner, of Bon Iver and The National, respectively, have announced the second annual Eaux Claires Festival. It will take place August 12th and 13th, featuring the likes of James Blake, Erykah Badu, Beach House and Deafheaven. A poster and announcement video are in the replies.
Typically, under terms that the record labels worked out with the streaming services (and somehow persuaded the federal rate courts to sign off on), when a song is streamed, sixty per cent of the income goes to the owners of the sound recording, thirty per cent goes to the service itself, and ten per cent goes to songwriters and publishers. When a song is streamed on an Internet radio site—Pandora is by far the largest—the holders of publishing copyrights receive a thousandth of a cent per stream.
Forget Harry Potter: Bruce Springsteen just wrote your new favorite book. Just days after being the best part of a Super Bowl Halftime Show he wasn't even present for, the Boss has announced that he will publish an autobiography, via Simon & Schuster, on September 27th. He has supposedly been writing the book privately for the past seven years. In a turn of events that will surprise no one, the autobiography will be titled Born to Run. You can read a full press release in the replies.
Pity Sex will release White Hot Moon on April 29th via Run For Cover Records. Their new song "Burden You" is in the replies (via Nylon).
1. A Satisfactory World For Reasonable People
2. Burden You
5. What Might Soothe You
7. Nothing Rips Through Me
8. Orange And Red
10. White Hot Moon
11. Pin A Star
12. Wappen Beggars
JK Rowling announced the upcoming Harry Potter stage play, Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, will be released to book stores on the play's opening day, July 31st. She didn't technically write the play, but she does have a Story By credit, so that's better than nothing, right?!
Vanna were burglarized recently in Atlanta. The band subsequently set up a Gofundme account for fans, to help recoup some of their lost possessions. The campaign has raised over 11,000 dollars so far. That's fine. That happens. But apparently, the next day, members of the band posted pictures of themselves gambling. Understandably, it made a lot of fans mad. A classic case of "Donor Beware," it seems. A pic of the incident is in the replies.