Worcester, MA's historic Palladium has launched an Indiegogo campaign to restore and renovate the venue.
Alex DiVincenzo on 01/31/14 - 06:24 AM
Before Their Eyes has launched an IndieGoGo campaign for their new album.
Christian Wagner on 01/27/14 - 10:25 PM
Alex Reed (Go Radio) has joined Downwrite, a website that allows songwriters to collaborate with fans and other musicians on songs. He joins a roster that includes Mark Rose, Bob Nanna, Shane Henderson, and more.
Christian Wagner on 01/27/14 - 10:17 PM
Self Defense Family got into a van accident.
So, our shit crashed on black ice. Everyone is ok, gear is ok, but van is janky and shitted on. We’re considering all options for the next few days. Van rental for a week? Rideshare to the next three shows until we get our van back? Bullet train? Living in Seattle?

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Jason Tate on 01/27/14 - 12:01 PM
Mogwai are releasing their own whisky.

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Jason Tate on 01/22/14 - 11:55 AM
The Damnwells have started a PledgeMusic campaign to fund their next album.
Jason Tate on 01/09/14 - 01:22 PM
Last year Kickstarter saw 3 million people pledge $480 million dollars.
About 89 percent of that money was given to successful projects, and there were also more of those than ever too, with 19,911 projects getting funded. But while the numbers show growth for Kickstarter, that growth has dramatically slowed from its previous year. Between 2011 and 2012, pledges rose by over $200 million, while last year, they rose just $160 million.
Jason Tate on 01/08/14 - 11:47 AM
Britney Spears' fans are pretty pissed over the fact they payed $2,500 for a meet and greet with her ... and it lasted less than 3 seconds.

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Jason Tate on 01/06/14 - 12:00 PM
Lady Gaga has posted a blog addressing the reports that her latest album lost her record label over $25 million dollars.
It is late because, just like with the Applause video unfortunately, I was given a week to plan and execute it. It is very devastating for someone like me, I devote every moment of my life to creating fantasies for you. All my my most successful videos were planned over a period of time when I was rested and my creativity was honored. Those who have betrayed me gravely mismanaged my time and health and left me on my own to damage control any problems that ensued as a result.

Millions of dollars are not enough for some people. They want billions. Then they need...
Jason Tate on 01/06/14 - 11:43 AM
Children 18:3 have launched a Kickstarter to fund their final album.

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Jason Tate on 01/04/14 - 01:31 PM
Jason Lancaster has started an indiegogo campaign to fund his new solo album.

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Jason Tate on 12/17/13 - 02:28 PM
Gryffin Media has compiled an infographic for Digital Music News showing what each of the digital streaming websites are paying out to bands and labels.
Jason Tate on 12/16/13 - 05:55 PM
A recent study found that people are less likely to buy a product if an advertisement features someone with tattoos or is a person of color.
A study recently published in the Economic Journal of the Royal Economic Society discovered that online shoppers are less likely to purchase a product if a black person or someone with a tattoo is selling it. [...] The experiment found that black sellers did worse than white sellers on a variety of metrics. Specifically, black sellers received 13% fewer responses, 18% fewer offers, and offers that were 11% to 12% lower. The results were similar in magnitude to those associated with a white seller's display of a tattoo.

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Jason Tate on 12/16/13 - 10:56 AM
One of the details that came out during Jack White's divorce is that he makes $62,000 a month. Damn.

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Jason Tate on 12/14/13 - 12:21 AM
Looking for a different way to display your records, but still be able to access them to play? Check out this Kickstarter from the aptly named "Records On Walls."
In 2010, I came up with the idea for Records On Walls. My educational background wasn't in design or manufacturing, but I wouldn't let that stop me. I was obsessed with producing this invention, convinced that it solved the problems I was having with displaying my record collection.

After several design iterations and prototypes, I developed the first version of Records On Walls, and started shipping them from my basement to North American customers. Although feedback for the product was great, there was still room for...
Jason Tate on 12/09/13 - 04:29 PM
The Fender Stratocaster that Bob Dylan played at his famous 1965 Newport Folk Festival performance -- widely hailed as the first time he "went electric," forever changing the face of folk music -- has sold at auction for $965,000, the highest price ever paid for a guitar in an auction.
Chris Collum on 12/08/13 - 12:31 AM
Jezebel pulls out virtually every reason why I won't buy a Mars Hill record. Next time someone asks -- this is why. Sorry Dustin.
First, masturbation can be a form of homosexuality because it is a sexual act that does not involve a woman. If a man were to masturbate while engaged in other forms of sexual intimacy with his wife then he would not be doing so in a homosexual way. However, any man who does so without his wife in the room is bordering on homosexuality activity, particularly if he's watching himself in a mirror and being turned on by his own male body. [...]

A husband should be the firm and responsible head of his household, the leader of a "little flock called home and...
Jason Tate on 12/06/13 - 09:35 PM
Downwrite has added some more artists to their roster. Bob Morris (The Hush Sound), Chris Broach (Braid / Firebird Band), JT Woodruff (Hawthorne Heights), Carmen Cirignano (Young Statues), Daniel Castady (The Fold), and William Beckett (The Academy Is...) are all now signed up.
Jason Tate on 12/03/13 - 01:53 PM
Descendents coffee is up for pre-order. All is right in the world.
We sought out a small, local coffee roaster in Fort Collins, sampled coffees from around the world, then roasted, cupped, and re-roasted until we felt it epitomized what we have been singing about for all of these years. Ultra dark, robust, and of course, eccentric. Sourced from a family farm, Finca Candelaria, located in the Candelaria region of Guatemala made famous in 1974 for its expansive underground cave system that spans over 80km. As far as the coffee goes, the high altitude and rich volcanic soil create the environment to grow very dense coffee beans- meaning that they are chocked full of complex flavors but...
Jason Tate on 12/02/13 - 10:17 PM
Capture the Crown have started a campaign to fund an EP.
We recorded our EP back in April of this year. We experimented and wrote this EP for you guys. We listened to what you guys wanted and we tried our best to give you that in five very different songs. The issue we encountered with this EP was it lacked a promised deadline, sort of like our debut album, which took three years to release. We were supposed to release this EP twice, before two different tours. Once in the middle of the year and another in September. Then the real shit storm hit, our RV died in the middle of the Scream It Like You Mean It tour and our label told us they would no longer release our music. There was...
Jason Tate on 12/02/13 - 02:51 PM
Lyle McKeany, formerly of Pressure 4-5, has written a blog post about how expensive it can be to tour. The break-down of expenses is definitely on the high-end -- so it's not exactly your average band, but you get the idea.
Tenacious D sings the truth, touring is fuckin’ hard. It’s incredibly fun and gave me a lifetime of stories. But it’s not easy. Not only is it physically draining due to long hours and not enough sleep, but it is financially draining, as well.
Jason Tate on 12/02/13 - 02:19 PM
If you know of some good online deals for "Cyber Monday" (what a stupid name) -- post about them in the replies.
Jason Tate on 12/02/13 - 02:08 PM
Two Into It. Over It. test pressings for the "Snug" session are being auctioned off on eBay for the Typhoon Haiyan relief fund.
Jason Tate on 11/27/13 - 01:40 PM
Queens of the Stone Age have posted up their Christmas sweater for sale.

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Jason Tate on 11/27/13 - 01:38 PM
Steve James, the director of Hoop Dreams, is raising funds on Indiegogo for a documentary based on Roger Ebert's memoir, Life Itself. You can find the video pitch in the replies.
[T]he first ever feature-length documentary on the life of Roger Ebert, covers the prolific critic's life journey from his days at the University of Illinois, to his move to Chicago where he became the first film critic ever to win the Pulitzer Prize, then to television where he and Gene Siskel became iconic stars, and finally to what Roger referred to as "his third act"; how he overcame disabilities wrought by cancer to became a major voice on the internet and through social media.
Jason Tate on 11/25/13 - 01:03 PM
The producer of a documentary about The Wrecking Crew (ie: the band behind some of the most well known music ever recorded), has taken to Kickstarter to raise funds to be able to afford the licensing costs to release the film.
This is a documentary film about an elite group of studio session musicians in Los Angeles in the 1960’s who played on hits for the Beach Boys, Frank Sinatra, Nancy Sinatra, Sonny and Cher, Jan & Dean, The Monkees, Gary Lewis and the Playboys, Mamas and Papas, 5th Dimension, Tijuana Brass, Ricky Nelson, Elvis Presley, Johnny Rivers and Phil Spector's Wall of Sound and that’s just a few! The amount of work in which they were involved was tremendous. These musicians...
Jason Tate on 11/25/13 - 12:46 PM
Shop Radio Cast is having a Thanksgiving week clearance sale.
Jason Tate on 11/25/13 - 12:37 PM
Aaron Carter has filed for Chapter 7 bankruptcy.
The artist, 25, accrued at least $2 million in debt, yet had only $917 available in his checking account last month.
Alex DiVincenzo on 11/23/13 - 01:10 PM
Austin Carlile has teamed up with Neff to launch a limited edition line of women's clothes.
Jason Tate on 11/21/13 - 06:00 PM
Siren Records is giving 20% off all vinyl & merch with code 'SIREN20' - grab records and merch from Felled Trees (Thrice, Samiam, Texas Is The Reason, The Jealous Sound), Peace'd Out (Vinnie Caruanna, RX Bandits), I Is Another (Far, Rival Schools), Silver Snakes, and more.
Christian Wagner on 11/19/13 - 11:53 AM
Tom Oakes (ex-The Higher, More Amor) has launched a kickstarter to fund his solo project.

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Jason Tate on 11/18/13 - 12:35 PM
Glamour Kills have launched a new line for the holidays.
Jason Tate on 11/18/13 - 11:35 AM
From Indian Lakes have put up their stellar album, Able Bodies, on Bandcamp in the pay-what-you-want model. The band will be using the funds to complete a new music video. The special ends Tuesday at midnight - go grab my favorite album of 2012, and give them lots of money.
Jack Appleby on 11/15/13 - 06:49 PM
Ian Curtis' kitchen table has sold for over 13,000 dollars on eBay.
Joy Division original members Bernard Sumner and Stephen Morris would like to lend their voice of support to Deborah and Natalie Curtis, who have been caused great distress over media reporting of the sale of the table originally owned by the family, and currently being auctioned on eBay. Deborah and Natalie would like to point out that the sale of this table has nothing whatsoever to do with them. The table was sold along with the house in 1980 and Natalie has never signed any authentication document. Furthermore, they consider the sale of a personal family item, and the subsequent media reporting, to be distasteful...
Jason Tate on 11/14/13 - 12:12 PM
The Appreciation Post has a Kickstarter campaign to press physical copies of their new EP.
Jason Tate on 11/14/13 - 11:32 AM
The Classic Crime's next album has been fully funded via Kickstarter.

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Jason Tate on 11/13/13 - 02:00 PM
Oldies.com has an absolutely massive vinyl sale going on - over 7,000 records, most of which are 50%+ off. Some great stuff there, like Head Automatica's Decadence, La Dispute's Wildlife, A Loss For Words' No Sanctuary. Moving Mountains' New Light, Mutemath's Armistice, Say Anything's self-titled record, Daytrader's Twelve Years and more - many of which are less than $10.

Update: It appears that many orders from Oldies.com's clearance sale are being cancelled, or partially delivered. Many users noted in the comments that they're receiving only a few records from their orders, if any at all. Refunds are apparently a mixed bag as well. Check the comments for the latest -JA
Jack Appleby on 11/11/13 - 03:59 PM
Dreamcatcher (Bryan Czap, ex-The Dangerous Summer) has an Indiegogo campaign to fund the physical production of their first EP, Wonderlust, out December 10th. Their new song, "June," is viewable on the campaign page.

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Jason Tate on 11/11/13 - 11:23 AM
Ian Curtis' kitchen table is for sale on eBay.
Included with the Table are confirmation of authenticity from Natalie Curtis, Debbie Curtis, Marco from Joy Division Central and Vicky Morgan. Also there is a four page print from a web site with pics taken inside 77 Barton Street when it was a B and B and a picture of Dorothy Smith.
Jason Tate on 11/07/13 - 08:14 PM
Blockbuster is dead.

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Jason Tate on 11/06/13 - 01:33 PM
YourNewManagers.com ... this is a thing? This is a thing.
Jason Tate on 11/04/13 - 01:10 PM
This year to help spread the word about Type 1 Diabetes, Dustin of With The Punches enlisted bands like State Champs, The Ghost Inside, Far From Proper, Major League, Candy Hearts, Pentimento, Real Friends, and Forever Came Calling to help spread the word not only about Diabetes, but to help raise money to send kids living with Type 1 to a summer camp specifically for kids with Type 1 Diabetes. More info is in the replies.
Christian Wagner on 11/01/13 - 09:00 AM
Working Man's Productions in Lancaster, PA is running a special for November/December 2013, offering mastering services for $30/song. Recent clients include Bright and Early, The Composure, Squid The Whale, and more. Email for more info.
Christian Wagner on 10/30/13 - 07:29 AM
Going the DIY route, SLC Punk 2 has started an Indiegogo campaign to fund the movie.
Jason Tate on 10/28/13 - 11:49 AM
Kiss Kiss has launched a Kickstarter to fund the vinyl release and re-master of Reality Vs. The Optimist. It would be on 180 gram 12” vinyl via a triple label collaboration of Eyeball Records, frontman Josh Benash’s Motor Oat Records, and guitarist Mike Abiuso’s SwitchBitch Records. If the Kickstarter achieves the required amount, a limited edition run of 250 units will be printed and pressed. If funding exceeds the required amount, any additional proceeds will be put toward pressing 250 more copies of the album on vinyl along with a potential release of Kiss Kiss’ The Meek Shall Inherit What’s Left on dual disc vinyl.
Christian Wagner on 10/07/13 - 03:59 PM
Affiance has launched an IndieGoGo campaign.
Christian Wagner on 09/26/13 - 11:55 AM
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