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The Che Cafe has started a $125,000 Go Fund Me to help pay for repairs deemed required by UCSD. More information on what's happening with the venue can be found here.

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Jason Tate on 07/10/14 - 10:21 AM
Potato salad takes Kickstarter by storm.
Jason Tate on 07/09/14 - 12:19 PM
The creator of Minecraft was the mystery buyer of Aphex Twin's unreleased LP.
Notch paid $46,300 for the LP a test pressing that's believed to be one of only four in existence. As Joyrex says, a portion of the auction will go to charity, as voted on by his website's community. Current leaders include Doctors Without Borders and the World Wildlife Fund. The remaining money is supposed to be split between the artist himself and his record label.
Jason Tate on 06/24/14 - 02:38 PM
Priceonomics has posted a list estimating what it would cost to book your favorite band.
Before you read these lists, a few things should be clarified. First of all, they aren't perfect: a few acts are out of place, or suspiciously off -- we'll try to address these below. You'll also notice that there are a few anomalies, and acts that aren't music-related (ie. Myth Busters, who you can rent for a mere $100k); Degy books speakers and corporate entertainment acts too, and a few slipped into these listings. Lastly, keep in mind that these lists aren't comprehensive and only contain artists booked through Degy.
Jason Tate on 05/20/14 - 10:07 AM
Action Item have started an indiegogo to fund their debut full-length.

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Jason Tate on 04/03/14 - 11:05 AM
Dustin from With The Punches has partnered with a local NY tattoo parlor to raise money for a camp he helps run. The funds go to families to help send a special camp for children with diabetes.
Christian Wagner on 03/10/14 - 09:32 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 - 10:47 AM
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 12/07/13 - 11:31 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 - 10:53 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
Affiance has launched an IndieGoGo campaign.
Christian Wagner on 09/26/13 - 11:55 AM
Artist manager Adam Lopez has begun writing a book about his career and launched an IndieGogo to fund his book No Smoking In The Green Room.
Christian Wagner on 06/25/13 - 06:26 AM
Atlanta, GA's Microwave has launched an Indiegogo to help replace their stolen equipment.
Christian Wagner on 06/10/13 - 06:15 AM
Strange Vacation has launched an Indiegogo for the release of the band's upcoming full-length Thunderstorms. Tracklisting is below and video is in the replies.

Track listing
01) Heaven Must Be A Mess
02) Start Again
03) On And On
04) Sick Cycle (feat. AJ Perdomo)
05) Purpose
06) Come Watch The Sunset
07) Road Trip
08) Thunderstorms
09) Oasis
10) Just Stay
Christian Wagner on 04/23/13 - 02:07 PM
Metro Station have set up an indiegogo campaign for a new EP. I'm not one to usually make jokes about these things ... but shouldn't some of that "Achy Breaky Heart" fuck-you-money help fund this? Or did they boot that guy out of this band? I'm confused. Anyway ... um ... yeah.

Submitted by roddy152
Jason Tate on 03/19/13 - 05:17 PM
A while back we posted a list of the 30 wealthiest drummers, and there's also a list of the wealthiest lead singers too.
Some Stand-OutsDave Grohl - 225 million
Gwen Stefani - 80 million
Mark Hoppus and Tom DeLonge - 60 million each
Billie Joe Armstrong - 55 million
Zack de la Rocha - 50 million
Chester Bennington - 25 million

They forgot to include Hayley Williams on this list, however, according to another article from the same site, she's worth around 8 million dollars. Fred Durst is on the list for having 8 million dollars (he's #84).

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Jason Tate on 11/16/12 - 10:51 AM
Today is the last day for artists to claim royalties from SoundExchange that are over three years old, so if you are are a musician, make sure to check here if you have anything unclaimed.
Paul Tao on 10/15/12 - 10:57 AM
Over the weekend, NPR intern Emily White contributed a blog post where she admitted to rarely buying music and also what she thinks her and her generation are looking for in terms of a modern form of music distribution. Today, a UGA professor wrote a response letter which we think anyone who is a fan of music needs to read.
Paul Tao on 06/18/12 - 06:22 PM
Invisible Children are auctioning off a Fender guitar from their Silver Series at SXSW that's signed by all 25 bands involved. Find more info, as well as their new Kevin Devine video, here.
Paul Tao on 09/14/11 - 05:01 PM
Citigroup has taken control of EMI.

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Blake Solomon on 02/02/11 - 08:17 AM
Concert ticket sales hit their worst slump in over a decade.

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Blake Solomon on 06/18/10 - 03:05 PM
Paul Tao on 02/05/10 - 12:17 PM
Live Nation and Ticketmaster's merger has been okayed by the Department of Justice.
Paul Tao on 01/26/10 - 11:49 AM
Arms and Sleepers is trying to raise some money. Donating will get you some cool things from the guys.

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Blake Solomon on 11/25/09 - 03:02 PM
Live Nation will be running a one-day promotion on June 3rd (Wednesday) where they eliminate service fees for all of their ticketed ampitheater shows.
Steve Henderson on 06/01/09 - 05:44 AM
Brightwood will be shooting a video for "Swan Song" in June and are asking for any donations to help further the project. More details can be found in the replies.
Blake Solomon on 05/25/09 - 10:55 AM
Last.fm will start to pay royalties to unsigned bands.

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Joe DeAndrea on 07/14/08 - 10:56 AM
Pitchfork apparently pulls in $5 million a year on ads alone.
Steve Henderson on 04/22/08 - 09:22 AM
Cute Is What We Aim For will be doing an in-store at Vintage Vinyl in New Jersey on tomorrow, June 20th at 7pm (day of record release). They will be performing songs from their debut record The Same Old Blood Rush With A New Touch. Tell all your friends!

Vintage Vinyl
51 Lafayette Rd
Fords, NJ 08863
732-225-7717
Frank Giaramita on 06/19/06 - 11:47 AM
Love Hurts Clothing is having a spring sale and if you use the coupon code "APNETSPRING", you get 10% off your purchase.

Submitted by: timmysavedlatin
Frank Giaramita on 04/19/06 - 10:07 PM
As reported by MammothPress.com: According to Fox News, The Killers are being sued for $16 million by their ex-manager Braden Merrick, who filed a suit late Tuesday in federal court in Las Vegas. Merrick says the band ditched him and breached their contract.
Frank Giaramita on 02/23/06 - 12:27 PM
"Dirty," who is part of Fall Out Boy's posse, recently got a Pete Wentz tattoo.

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Jared Kaufman on 12/27/05 - 06:31 AM
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