At $71 billion, Americans spend more money on the lottery per year than they do on both live and recorded music. The same could be said of weddings, and for about the same amount. Live and recorded music, ticket sales, and digital and physical recordings, including streaming, are worth instead a total of only $6.8 billion. Nielsen puts the average per capita consumer spending on music in 2014 at $104, and this includes live performance and festival spending. This figure seems to be much exaggerated. For a population of 350 million, it would mean a total music spending in the US of nearly $35 billion, making festivals and, perhaps, artist...
Today, we're bringing you a brand new music video from Terror, for their song "Sick and Tired", off their latest record, The 25th Hour. It's a short, fast, and aggressive track that features the band taking turns on each others position in the band. Hit the replies to check out the video, as well as dates for the band's headlining tour.
For an artist with Adele's commercial power, the decision to release music on some platforms and not others has immense commercial and cultural ramifications. Artists believe streaming services have the potential to cannibalize their early sales, and that's a big concern when their albums could be on track to sell millions of copies in their first week of availability. Label sources have pegged 25's first-week sales at a number well above that threshold, and it makes sense for Adele on both a promotional and a financial level to make sure...
Nothing can ever change, or detract from the magic of the relationships that helped create the music that is The Used. For these beautiful memories, we will be forever grateful. As a result of mutual understanding, Quinn will not be returning to the band and Justin Shekoski will be taking his place. The journey so far has been amazing and we continue to feel very positive about what lies ahead in the future. As always, can't wait to see you on the road!
The Word Alive lead vocalist Telle Smith was injured during a stage dive in Pomona. Band releases statement saying they will continue to play scheduled shows with Telle.
"WE WILL NOT BE MISSING ANY SHOWS DUE TO Telle Smith BREAKING RIBS AND HIS BACK... He won't be moving much though so if you can come out and go extra hard we would love that!! We told you that if TWA ever has missed a show it was because we absolutely couldn't play and this should prove that!"
"Stage dive in Pomona, Telle landed on an elbow right on his back and two ribs. Broke one rib, fractured another and broke a bone in his spine."
Halogens will release their new, self-titled EP on January 9th via Why Bother Records. We are premiering their new song "Ayúdame!," which you can hear in the replies. The EP was produced by Gatherers’ Adam Cichocki. If you're really into Tiny Moving Parts or The Front Bottoms, this song is for you.
In addition to the initial week-one projection of almost 2.5 million, sources add that Sony projects it will sell an additional 1 million CDs over the following three weeks. By Christmas, 25 could be at 4 million units total.
In researching this story I heard of several, increasingly elaborate, techniques bands have used to sneak themselves and their equipment into the US. A common move is traveling separately without gear in order to look less like a band, sending band members over the border in separate cars or on planes and busses to deflect suspicion, and then picking them up on the other side. Once over the border, some bands have full second sets of equipment stashed with friends in the US. Others take advantage of Guitar Center's (a large American chain of musical instrument retailers) no-questions-asked 30 day return policy, buying an entire band’s worth of gear, keeping...
Punk Goes Christmas will be coming out on November 27th. A teaser is in the replies.
1. New Found Glory - “Nothing For Christmas”
2. All Time Low - “Fool’s Holiday”
3. Real Friends - “I Had A Heart”
4. Jarrod Alonge - “12 Days Of A Pop-Punk Christmas"
5. Man Overboard - “Father Christmas”
6. The Summer Set - “This Christmas”
7. Crown The Empire - “There Will Be No Christmas”
8. Yellowcard - “Christmas Lights”
9. August Burns Red - "Home Alone Theme"
10. Issues - “Merry Christmas, Happy Holidays”
11. Jason Lancaster - “All I Can Give You”
12. Being As An Ocean - “Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas"
13. The Ready Set - “I Don’t Wanna Spend Another...
Anti-Flag will be releasing Cease Fires on December 18th. The album is made up of b-sides and re-recorded material.
1. Coward In My Veins
2. The New Jim Crow
3. Kill The Rich
4. Twenty Years Of Hell
5. Bring Out Your Dead
6. The Consumer’s Song
7. Mumia’s Song
8. Wake Up
9. The WTO Kills Farmers
10. No Future
11. The Ink And The Quill (Be Afraid)
12. The Great Depression
13. The Ghosts Of Alexandria
14. Close My Eyes
"While the band is now home safe, we are horrified and still trying to come to terms with what happened in France. Our thoughts and hearts are first and foremost with our brother Nick Alexander, our record company comrades Thomas Ayad, Marie Mosser, and Manu Perez, and all the friends and fans whose lives were taken in Paris, as well as their friends, families, and loved ones.
"Although bonded in grief with the victims, the fans, the families, the citizens of Paris, and all those affected by terrorism, we are proud to stand together, with our new family, now united by a common goal of...