Dan Buckley, formerly of the band Peace Mercutio, details how the band spent over 50k dollars trying to make it in the music industry.
$51,573.42?! As I was writing this it was difficult for me to look at these numbers now 5 years later and see how irresponsible and ignorant I was. All of the band expenses were on top of my living expenses including school debt and personal loan payments totalling around $48,000. During the course of three years, I’d spent more money on the band than on my own living expenses. I could write an entire post breaking down the mistakes in my spending, and I will comment on it more in a later post, but for now, I’m going to focus on a lesson that was very...
Jason Tate on 08/06/15 - 12:49 PM
I almost can't believe all these "ads" that have been created to promote the anti-piracy campaign are real. The ones found from 2007 are just fucked up.
Paul Resnikoff, over at Digital Music News, has a series of fairly graphic anti-piracy ads from Universal Music that it used in Brazil in 2007, each one involving a dismembered body part, implying that downloading music leads to cutting off (or out) pieces of a musicians' body.
Jason Tate on 08/06/15 - 12:34 PM
Pears new song "Snowflake" can be found in the replies.
Jason Tate on 08/06/15 - 12:29 PM
Theophilus London says new Kanye West album is completed and was played to a small group after OVO Fest.

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Jason Tate on 08/06/15 - 12:23 PM
Tampa, Floridian band Ovid's Withering have broken up.
Regretfully, I am quitting Ovid's Withering. Recently, we have discovered inexcusable actions by Aaron Rodriguez. Multiple sources have come forward and confirmed that he solicited inappropriate pictures from underage girls. I, without any doubt, believe these accusations to be true and am disavowing him publicly. I, along with the rest of the band, am disgusted by these revelations.

The victims of his indiscretions deserve vindication and I encourage anyone with additional information/accusations to come forward (anonymously or otherwise). He will try to lie his way out of the situation so any additional information is useful....
Jason Tate on 08/06/15 - 12:20 PM
Hit the replies to stream a new song from City and Colour titled "Wasted Love." If I Should Go Before You releases October 9th.
Aaron Mook on 08/06/15 - 12:17 PM
Breaking Benjamin are teasing an announcement with a riddle on their website.

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Jason Tate on 08/06/15 - 12:14 PM
Pre-orders are up for Jimmy Eat World's Stay On My Side release on vinyl.

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Jason Tate on 08/06/15 - 12:12 PM
A Thorn for Every Heart has started their own petition to call for the release of their shelved second album, It's Hard to Move You, which was recorded in 2007.
The Second Record from the band A Thorn For Every Heart (It's Hard to Move You), was set to be released on July 31, 2007. It was recorded with record producer Matt Squire. Later, due to the demand of their label Interscope, they returned to the studio with Mark Hoppus and recorded two songs that completed the record. . It's Hard to Move You leaked in its entirety on June 1, 2007. However, their record label, Kickball Records, was closed by its parent company Interscope Records, leaving the record shelved. The record has never...
Jason Tate on 08/06/15 - 11:58 AM
Kenny from Moneen's new solo EP, released under the name BR/DGES, can be streamed in the replies via Exclaim.

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Jason Tate on 08/06/15 - 11:56 AM
Blessthefall's new video for "Walk on Water" is in the replies.

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Jason Tate on 08/06/15 - 11:53 AM
Silversun Pickup's new video for "Nightlight" can be found in the replies.
Jason Tate on 08/06/15 - 11:50 AM
Hit the replies to stream "Armour" by Lupa J.
Jason Tate on 08/06/15 - 11:49 AM
Morrissey has posted three demos from the Years of Refusal sessions on True to You.
Here are three previously unheard initial run-throughs of 'Something Is Squeezing My Skull', 'One Day Goodbye Will Be Farewell' and 'Mama Lay Softly On The Riverbed' from the 2008 Years Of Refusal sessions.
Jason Tate on 08/06/15 - 11:47 AM
Atmosphere has released a video for "Sunshine" to celebrate the 20th anniversary of the band. It's in the replies.
Jason Tate on 08/06/15 - 11:42 AM
After a music manager turned down a request for one of her artists to collaborate with another, she got lambasted by the requester because she's a woman. The Huffington Post has the story:
The email from a man called 'Terry' read: "Emma, shame you're female, maybe you'd make a decent manager. It's a male industry so maybe you need to take note of that, and cut your losses. If I need a cleaner - I'll holla at you. Thanks you piece of shit. Terry."
Jason Tate on 08/06/15 - 11:39 AM
The Dear Hunter have debuted another heavy-hitting new track entitled "Wait" from their forthcoming Act IV: Rebirth in Reprise. Stream it in the replies.
Garett Press on 08/06/15 - 11:36 AM
The Dirty Nil signed with Dine Alone Records and will release its debut full-length through the label next year alongside a new 7" in November. The band is currently on tour and will be heading across Western Canada with Seaway next week. Dates in the replies.
Deborah Remus on 08/06/15 - 09:30 AM
We’re happy to once again be a media partner for this year’s Riot Fest. We just wanted to remind everyone that the festival is happening soon in Denver (Aug. 28-30,) Chicago (Sept. 11-13) and Toronto (Sept. 19-20.) You can find the latest lineups for each date here and be sure to keep your eyes open for coverage on AP.net over the next few weeks too.
Deborah Remus on 08/06/15 - 09:22 AM
Coheed and Cambria's cryptic website has revealed a pre-order and tour dates for their new album, The Color Before the Sun, available on October 9th. Hit the replies for more info.
Garett Press on 08/06/15 - 09:14 AM
Royal Headache are now streaming their sophomore album, High, via NPR. High releases August 21st via What's Your Rupture? and is a must-listen for fans of Against Me!, Frank Turner and lo-fi noise-pop.
Aaron Mook on 08/06/15 - 08:39 AM
Somehow it makes perfect sense that Ryan Adams is recording his own version of Taylor Swift's latest album 1989.

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Blake Solomon on 08/06/15 - 08:11 AM
Lydia has posted a teaser on their website, with artwork that is reportedly for their new album, due out sometime this fall. You have to click and hold on the middle of the screen to see the cover. The album, according to the cover art, will be titled Run Wild. You can see a higher resolution image of the artwork in the replies.

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Craig Ismaili on 08/05/15 - 07:46 PM
In Search of Sun's new video for "Elevation" is in the replies.
Ryan Gardner on 08/05/15 - 03:28 PM
Suburban Scum have been dropped from playing Today's Mixtape Festival. The band has also released a statement about Tom Alderson's recovery. The member of the band that was alleged to be involved in the attack is missing from the signed statement.
We would like to express our deepest sympathy to Tom Alderson, his family, and his friends at this time. Although it is clear that little can change the trauma this situation has caused Tom, the people close to him, and the community at large, we would like to extend our support to Tom and his recovery. We do not condone senseless violence in our community. We are all a part of this scene because we feel passionate about this music and this...
Jason Tate on 08/05/15 - 03:26 PM
Dear You's video for "I Can Only Blame Myself" is in the replies.
Jason Tate on 08/05/15 - 03:17 PM
Stories Of Living have signed with Standby Records and will release their debut LP, Save Your Breath, digitally on August 28th.
Jason Tate on 08/05/15 - 03:12 PM
The Grateful Dead will be touring again ... with John Mayer on guitar.
Their first performance as Dead & Company is set for Halloween night (Oct. 31) at New York’s Madison Square Garden, where the Grateful Dead had played more than 50 times since its formation in 1965. Joining the group on bass is Oteil Burbridge of the Allman Brothers and Aquarium Rescue Unit and Ratdog keyboardist Jeff Chimenti.
Jason Tate on 08/05/15 - 02:49 PM
Some new songs have been announced for Guitar Hero Live. Hit the replies.
Jason Tate on 08/05/15 - 02:38 PM
Ilya Goldberg, Emancipator's violinist, has announced that he will be releasing his debut album under the moniker Lapa. The album, titled Meeting of the Waters is coming out on September 9th via Loci Records. You can hear the first single “Roadwalk” in the replies, or download it at “Name Your Price” on Bandcamp.

While the Russian composer and violinist’s talent and extensive knowledge and interest in Western music set him apart in his home country, Goldberg quickly realized that in order to fully utilize and broaden the scope of his musical ambitions, he would need to relocate to America. His debut record is a testament to that commitment. His music explodes with the technicolor...
Craig Ismaili on 08/05/15 - 02:12 PM
Lower have announced new fall tour dates which you can find in the replies along with the group's latest track called "At The Endless Party." The band will release their new EP, I’m A Lazy Son… But I’m The Only Son, on September 9th via Matador Records.
Keagan Ilvonen on 08/05/15 - 01:58 PM
A Jawbreaker fan, who used to sell bootlegs of the band's b-sides on eBay -- 15 years ago -- wrote to the band to apologize and repay the money.
I got a letter today. No return address on the envelope. I open it up and a couple of postal money orders fall out. I figure it's someone having trouble with the jawbreakerband website ordering a shirt or record. I read the note:
Jason Tate on 08/05/15 - 01:09 PM
Hit the replies to watch The Devil Wears Prada play "Escape" at Mayhem Fest in NJ. Just me or is the security guard sleeping and that crowd really light?

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Jason Tate on 08/05/15 - 01:04 PM
Kevin Devine talks about the new Desaparecidos record for The Talk House.
It looks good on him. I’ve always felt Desaparecidos was the best fit for Oberst’s most unhinged, freaked-out vocal performances, and working in this context seems to have ignited a compelling aspect of the storyteller in him. Payola details the pervasive horror and battered hope of a moment boiling over with institutional rot both macro (American imperialism, antiquated religious zealotry) and micro (the yawning death of the record business, as addressed on “Backsell”). Oberst’s lyrics are direct (“All the founding fathers sowed their seeds into servant girls”), blunt (“It’s a locker room of CFOs telling racist...
Jason Tate on 08/05/15 - 01:02 PM
Patent Pending's The Armageddon EP can be streamed in the replies.

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Jason Tate on 08/05/15 - 12:56 PM
You can help unlock the exclusive album premiere of Never Shout Never's "Black Cat" by Shazaming any of their songs.

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Jason Tate on 08/05/15 - 12:53 PM
Signs are pointing toward Anthony Green and Will Yip both being involved with the new Saosin album.

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Jason Tate on 08/05/15 - 12:52 PM
The Associated Press is reporting that former Owl City member Daniel Jorgensen has been charged with criminal sexual contact and attempting to lure a 14-year-old girl to his hotel room in Atlantic City in 2013.
Authorities say he committed criminal sexual contact on the beach and then tried to lure the girl to his hotel room and the band's tour bus to have sex. Bail was set at $100,000. It wasn't immediately clear if he had an attorney. The second-degree attempted luring charge carries a potential penalty of five to 10 years in prison. Jorgensen played guitar for Owl City.
Jason Tate on 08/05/15 - 12:45 PM
Beats 1 now allows you to listen to the shows again via replays.
The easiest way to find Replays is to look for the DJ's curator page on Connect (such as "Julie Adenuga on Beats 1"), tap the Connect tab, and look for a playable Replay. This way, you'll be able to listen to a show in its entirety without having to skip the DJ talk and interviews with the playlists – which are still available if you only want to get the songs from each show.
Jason Tate on 08/05/15 - 12:39 PM
Hit the replies to stream a new song and music video from Donovan Wolfington titled "Mosquito" via Nerdist. How to Treat the Ones You Love releases August 21st via Topshelf Records and can be preordered here. If the three released tracks are any indication, this very well may be an AOTY contender.
Aaron Mook on 08/05/15 - 11:49 AM
The folks over at Modern Vinyl have a new podcast called Missaligned. Our very own Caitlin DeWeese is one of the hosts along with Deanna Chapman and Ashley Aron. You can check out the first episode in the replies.
Welcome to Missaligned, the first extension of the MV Podcast family and a biweekly show produced and created by Deanna Chapman, Ashley Aron and Caitlin DeWeese. Personally, I wanted a show that featured strong women, talking about issues that pertain to our female readers and beyond. And while I’m sure their focus will expand throughout the podcast’s lifetime (which I hope is long and extensive) I think we’ve found just that. Can’t tell you how excited I am for this to...
Keagan Ilvonen on 08/05/15 - 11:47 AM
Chance the Rapper and Lil B have blessed us with a free mixtape, titled Free, and it can be streamed in the replies.
Aaron Mook on 08/05/15 - 11:13 AM
Disclosure have announced new North American tour dates for this fall -- they're in the replies.
Keagan Ilvonen on 08/05/15 - 11:04 AM
You can stream Big Awesome's new album, Party On, over on Substream.
Keagan Ilvonen on 08/05/15 - 10:42 AM
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