"Best Day of My Life" lifts 2-1 on Adult Top 40. First released on the Brooklyn band's self-titled EP, which topped Heatseekers Albums for two weeks in January/February, the song doubles as the lead track from its debut full-length "Oh, What a Life," due on next week's Billboard 200. The song (up 23-21 on the Hot 100) is a band's first career-opening single to rule Adult Top 40 since the Lumineers' "Ho Hey," which led for eight weeks and became the format's top title of 2013.
Ascap, which represents millions of songs, had asked the court to raise Pandora’s royalty gradually from 1.85 percent, its current rate. Pandora sought a rate of 1.7 percent, which is what most commercial radio stations pay Ascap. The difference represents a potential shift of millions of dollars for the whole industry, and the case came to symbolize the economic conflict between technology companies and the traditional music industry.
Downpour - featuring former and current members of Shadows Fall, Overcast, Unearth and Seemless - have released their first track. Check out a demo titled "The Serpent's Tongue" in the replies. Their debut is due out this summer.
Driver Friendly's trailer was stolen this weekend at SXSW. They've released a statement which you can read in the replies. This marks the second time in six weeks that the band has been robbed. They've set up a donation page where you can take a look at what was stolen and pick up some merchandise.
Handguns have parted ways with drummer Woody Spokas.
Anyone who was expecting to see me on the Love like tour with All time Low and Man Overboard sorry but I won't be seeing you guys. With the tour approaching fast I figured it's about time I released a statement. Handguns decided that it's best for me to part ways with the band. I was a member of Handguns for the past 2 years and exceeded way more than I thought I ever would in my life. It was the best 2 years I've ever had in my life and will hold onto those memories and the people that I've met forever. My position in the band can be replaced without a doubt but, those accomplishments and the stories I made will never be ...
Mitch Kraeling was a huge part of the Long Island scene and his life was tragically cut short due to cancer. Several Long Island artists including Crime In Stereo, Vinnie Caruana, Bellwether, and others played a tribute show. There was a tribute video made with these artists performing from the show and it is now for purchase. All of the proceeds from the show and video go to the Stony Brook Hospital Pediatric Cancer Care.
Hit the replies to check out my recap of Day 3 (Friday) of SXSW. You can check out my recap of Day 1 (Wednesday) and Day 2 (Thursday) as well. Make sure to follow me at @RyanGardnerC on Twitter or Instagram for random thoughts and reviews during the day before I recap them.
I looked everywhere and came up with a ton of names, and the only name that really stuck in my mind was Night Windows. So, I decided to pay homage to one of my favorite bands (The Weakerthans) and name the band Night Windows after one of John K. Samson's most beloved songs.
London based artist, Sivu, recently released the official video for his fantastic single "Can't Stop Now" and today premiered a Jack Steadman (Bombay Bicycle Club) remix of the track. Hit the replies to check both of them out.
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