Been getting a lot of messages about a "management" company called Monolith Management that's been charging bands to be part of their management roster. Randy Nichols (Force MM) recently called them out on Facebook, which has led to a really interesting thread with stories from bands that got screwed, other managers, etc. It's an interesting learning experience that everyone would be wise to read through.
According to this article, the mandatory switch in Facebook to the "Timeline" view is causing a huge drop off in traffic on band's pages. You know, if they wanna drop me a few stock options -- I've got some ideas to fix that.
According to Astronautalis' facebook page, he has "started a new band this week with my friends Arson Only, S. Carey, and Bon Iver [Justin Vernon]...already finished tracking for the album. so excited about this."
Mello Yello is holding an interesting, American Idol-esque contest where singers, songwriters and bands can upload their original songs and performances to facebook. The winner is chosen by fans and gets $25K. Check out all the information here.
PMToday have fueled rumors of a reconciliation after they put their facebook page back up, posted pictures of drums, and started responding to wall posts -- that includes one saying they need "time" to make new music.
Looks like Craig Owens is writing a new album. He recently posted on facebook that, "Yes, I'm writing a new record. No, it's not I&G. No, I can't say what it is." Come on Craig, you wanna tell little 'ol me, right?
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Update: Craig would like to know what album/project you think he should write next.
I get the marketing reason behind it -- but I really am getting tired of having to "like" a band in order to hear music. I'll like something once I like it. I prefer less friction when trying to hear new music. Maybe it's just me. Anyone else with me?
Southern Lights posted a new song titled "Comfort In the Quiet" on facebook. Their new EP Bring Me Peace, produced by Erik Ron (Panic! At the Disco, D.R.U.G.S., I the Mighty) is now available on iTunes.
Facebook today has launched a "listen with" feature that, when clicked, will let you listen to what your friend is currently listening to on Spotify or Rdio - together, note for note. A group can join a chat together, and listen to the same music, at the same time. Look out Turntable.fm.