By Tim Fraser It is a not a secret that since 2000, the music industry has seen a steady decline in the sale of recorded music. The rise of the internet has allowed people to have their favorite songs at their fingertips making recorded music, as musician David Bowie... Read more
By Jane Cohen and Bob Grossweiner New Jersey is getting a major rock music festival next summer. Festival Republic, owned by Live Nation and the force behind the hugely successful Reading and Leeds Festivals in the UK, has teamed with Austin, TX-based C3 Presents to create the Vineland Music... Read more
Madonna, New York Dolls, Strokes Practiced There By Alfred Branch, Jr. For 28 years, The Music Building on 8th Avenue in Manhattan has been a fixture on the New York City cultural scene and the largest, musicians-only practice facility in town. Ask an up-and-coming band in the area where... Read more
By Jane Cohen and Bob Grossweiner More then 150,000 people turned out to New Orleans’ City Park last week for the three-day, ninth annual Voodoo Music Experience. This record-setting attendance at New Orleans’ signature fall music event follows an historic comeback in 2006 with more than 93,000 concertgoers, and... Read more
By Jane Cohen and Bob Grossweiner The music of Bob Dylan will be interpreted in an array of different voices and styles on Nov. 7 at New York’s Beacon Theater by 16 unique and eclectic recording artists in celebration of Todd Haynes’ highly anticipated Dylan biopic “I’m Not There.”... Read more
By Bob Grossweiner and Jane Cohen This year’s Voodoo Music Experience, set for Oct. 26-28, has a new location within its New Orleans City Park home. Adjacent to the site used in 2006, the new location is situated closer to Tad Gormley Stadium where the multi-day festival was born... Read more
Foo Fighters frontman Dave Grohl: ‘I nearly gave up music after Kurt Cobain died’ by Seth D. Olson – Nirvana drummer Dave Grohl has recently spoken on Virgin Radio of the moment he nearly gave up music after the death of close friend and Nirvana lead singer Kurt... Read more
By Jane Cohen and Bob Grossweiner Have you ever wanted to feel what it would be like to be a nominee or invited music industry exec at the American Music Awards? Now you can at the 2007 American Music Awards, Nov. 18 at Nokia Theatre L.A. Live in Los... Read more
By Bob Grossweiner and Jane Cohen – The 2007 Oregon State Fair held in Salem, OR from Aug. 24-Sept. 3 saw an overall increase in attendance, up 2% following a 10% increase in 2006 over 2005. Several recognizable attendance precedents were established: On Saturday, Sept. 1, a single-day... Read more
Britney Hits a Sour Note In search of a comeback, a seemingly nervous and lethargic Britney Spears gave what many in the entertainment industry are saying was a less than stellar, lip-synced performance Sunday night at the MTV Video Music Awards. The “Oops… I Did It Again” singer looked... Read more