Larry Rohter, writing for The New York Times, breaks down the process behind getting into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame:
After a dozen or so nominees are chosen, their names are submitted to a larger group of more than 600 voters, who include previous Hall of Fame inductees and a mix of music industry figures and critics. Voters receive an advocacy sheet for each nominee, are supplied a link that allows them to listen to tracks that are meant to exemplify the candidate’s work, and then they cast their ballots, with the top five or six vote getters emerging as honorees.
Jason Tate on 04/10/14 - 11:04 AM
Noise Collective is New York’s largest free music networking event, striving to bring people together in a social environment with the common thread of music. The monthly event covers all facets of the New York music community with attendees including artists, managers, agents, labels, promoters, publicists, music tech, and more. The next event is tomorrow night at Idle Hands Bar. Head to the replies for more info on the community.
Christian Wagner on 03/18/14 - 09:41 AM
For you guitar nerds out there, Fujigen Guitars has opened a US online store.
Christian Wagner on 12/12/13 - 06:29 PM
New Zealand journalist Duncan Greive has written a fascinating piece on the rise of Lorde.
Afterwards, Cain says that in 20 years in the industry he's never come across an artist so engaged with the minutiae of their presentation. He points up at a giant poster of Lana Del Rey. "With her, we could do whatever we liked," he says.

Ella is frequently compared to Del Rey, though it infuriates her. Both are white women making pop music soaked in the rhythm and attitude of hip-hop. But Del Rey has a much more conventional narrative -- she had an image makeover prior to her breakout Born To Die album, and co-writes her songs with some of the biggest producers and writers in the industry.
Jason Tate on 11/04/13 - 10:38 AM
Today is National Suicide Prevention Day. In the replies are resources and outlets for people to talk to you. No life is ever worth taking.
Christian Wagner on 09/10/13 - 10:52 AM
Vote for Jimmie Deeghan (Every Avenue) in the Guitar Center Singer/Songwriter contest.
Christian Wagner on 09/02/13 - 09:05 AM
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