How the music industry explains the weird economics of the app world
Post from The Atlantic.
One Direction sells 540k in first week
Chart watch from Billboard.
Some musical shopping suggestions
Reviews from NY Times.
Fiona Apple postpones tour to care for ailing dog
Item from LA Times.
The SXSW® Music and Media Conference is back for its 27th year. Our reputation as the biggest and most anticipated convergence of all things music is being kept alive by our continued effort to offer compelling daytime programming and stellar nighttime showcases.
The man who invented scrobbling and changed the world
Post from Wired via Evolver.
KCSN makes inroads
Story from LA Times.
Disputes arise about Pussy Riot's legal team
Story from The Guardian.
What's doing with China's lackluster digital music market
Post from Paid Content.
AC/DC end iTunes holdout
Story from E! Online.
Geiger touts subscription model
Story from Billboard.biz.
Howard Smith's interviews with '60s luminaries to be released
Story from NY Times.
Story from NY Daily News.
The South By Southwest Music and Media Conference and Festival proudly announces Dave Grohl as keynote speaker for the 2013 event. The keynote will take place on Thursday, March 14, 2013 at the Austin Convention Center, the hub of SXSW Music events.
Dave Grohl's ascension to legendary status as one of the most beloved and respected figures on the international music scene goes back to his joining the DC-based punk rock band Scream at the age of 17. Three years and much international touring later, Grohl became drummer for Nirvana, making his recorded debut with them on 1991's generation-defining Nevermind. Following a guest drumming opportunity with Tom Petty, Grohl took center stage, forming Foo Fighters, on whose 1995 self-titled debut he wrote, recorded and sang every note–save for one guitar track. Foo Fighters have since grown into arguably the last great American arena/stadium rock band, with 2011's Wasting Light debuting at #1 in the U.S. and 11 other countries while over the years The Colour & The Shape (1997), There Is Nothing Left To Lose (1999), One By One (2002), In Your Honor (2005), Echoes, Silence, Patience & Grace (2007) have raked in 11 Grammy Awards, sold 25 million copies and spawned anthems like Everlong, Monkey Wrench, My Hero, Learn To Fly, All My Life, Best Of You, The Pretender, Walk and more. Prior to the Wasting Light sessions, Grohl returned to the drums for an album and world tour with Them Crooked Vultures, the Grammy-winning supergroup he formed with Led Zeppelin's John Paul Jones and Queens of the Stone Age's Joshua Homme. Among the other artists with whom Grohl has collaborated are Paul McCartney, David Bowie, Mick Jagger, Neil Young, Elton John, Queens of the Stone Age, Nine Inch Nails, Roger Taylor and Brian May of Queen, Lemmy Kilmister of Motorhead and Tenacious D, in whose 2006 film Tenacious D in The Pick of Destiny, he played the role of Satan.
Rappers help scientists study creativity
Post from Ars Technica.
The idiotic 'If you want to make money, you should tour' argument refuted
Post from Naming Blogs Is Easy/Maura Johnston.
The Who kick off Quadrophenia tour
Review from NY Times.
The oral history of Bikini Kill
Story from Spin.
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