Music news updates.
It's hard not to love the Jim James for he is a lovely, lovely dude.
He's been touring in support of his first solo album, Regions of Light and Sound of God and if you haven't picked that goodness up, they are some highly recommended musics. He's also got this band called My Morning Jacket who are about to go on tour with Bob Dylan and Wilco.
Apple pacts with Sony, now has three majors on board for iRadio
Post from All Things D.
A rare chat with Boards Of Canada
Interview from The Guardian.
Bieber and manager to be rocketed to space
Item from NME.
Slacker emphasizes analytics
Story from Forbes.
Photos by Mallory Turner
There are many paths to success as an artist, but getting off the ground is undoubtedly the toughest part. At SXSW 2013, the always engaging and insightful Dez Dickerson (Pavilion Ent) led a discussion aimed at what it really takes to gain ground, leverage current success, and get the attention of people who make careers flourish (or bypass them completely). Joining Dez are social media wizard Katy Kirby (Thirty Tigers) and indie sales reporting guru Bram Bessoff (IndieHitmaker). Check out the full panel podcast below.
The first of our weekly shows kicks off today on the new SXSWfm: Americana World Headquarters, hosted by Kevin Connor. Americana describes the roots-oriented sound when folk, rock, country, and blues come together. This first show features some of the artists nominated for the Americana Music Association's annual awards, including Emmylou Harris and Rodney Crowell, Kelly Willis and Bruce Robison, John Fullbright, and Buddy Miller and Jim Lauderdale. And you don't have to be from America to be Americana. You'll hear Richard Thompson, Kathleen Edwards, Mumford & Sons, and the Dunwells, too. Hear Americana World Headquarters today at 12pm and 6pm Texas Time (CST) on SXSWfm.
Americana World Headquarters Premieres Today on SXSWfm
New program airs on SXSWfm at 12pm and 6pm. Tune in!
Daft Punk retains top spot
Chart watch from Billboard.
Jack White pays back taxes to save Detroit's Masonic Temple
Story from Detroit Free Press.
After abandoning CDs, music is dull
Commentary from The Guardian.
BMI sues small bars
Story from TMZ.
The Eiffel Tower as instrument
Story from NY Times.
A drums-only supergroup emerges
Post from Sterogum.
Beck planning two new albums
Item from Rolling Stone.
Apple's iAd refocused on streaming radio service
Post from TechCrunch.
20 great albums you can legally download for free right now
Post from Flavorwire.
Maxwells to close
Story from The Star-Ledger.
Fan from Miguel's Billboard awards show claims head injury
Story from MTV.
Checking in with Richard Hell
Interview from Buzzfeed.
The influence of the community on the pluralist generation and its music consumption
Post from Music Think Tank.
Written by Dempsey Jones
Amongst our latest music additions here on SXSWfm, we have recommendations from YOU, our listeners.
Our first recommendations we will be highlighting are from Canadian duo Tegan and Sarah, and South Africa’s Tidal Wave.
From Tegan and Sara’s 2009 album, Sainthood, we have “North Shore.” Tegan and Sara had 3 showcases at SXSW 2013, and they recently released their much-awaited album, Hearthrob, this past January.
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