Rock Bands’ Hottest Tour Stops: Ad Agencies

From Adage: It's not listed on their official tour T-shirt, but in February rock band O.A.R. played an important venue in Richmond, Va.: the Martin...

Bits Blog: Digital Diary: Rihanna and Beyonce Define the Social Web Spectrum

From The New York Times: It’s no secret that I’m obsessed with Rihanna and Beyonce. I devour their every post on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram and...

Want to understand the 1992 LA Riots? Start with the 1984 LA Olympics

From The Nation: If you don’t light the fuse, the bomb won’t blow. But striking the match and lighting the fuse are only the final...

Stream the new song from Cassandra Wilson “Red Guitar”

Stream the new song from Cassandra Wilson "Red Guitar" on YouTube: [youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=12p0tkZHTMk&w=560&h=315]

Watch a clip from an unreleased M.I.A. track, Come Walk With Me

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Kate Hudson inspects the grooves on her vinyl, do you?

Kate Hudson inspects the grooves on her vinyl, do you? (seriously, it's an ad for Almay...) Via: Digital Music News

New Eddie Vedder: “Skipping”

Model Christy Turlington Banks' maternal charity Every Mother Counts is releasing a new benefit compilation on May 1 featuring new and previously unreleased music...

A Radio Merger in New York Reflects a Shifting Industry

From The New York Times: On its surface, the merger last week of WRKS and WBLS, longtime rivals in the R&B radio format in New...

EVERCLEAR release new studio album, “Invisible Stars,” on June 26, 2012

MULTI-PLATINUM ROCK GROUP EVERCLEAR TO RELEASE “INVISIBLE STARS,” FIRST ALBUM IN SIX YEARS SUMMERLAND TOUR HITS CITIES ACROSS THE U.S. (New York, NY) – EVERCLEAR is...

K-pop enters American pop consciousness

From The Los Angeles Times: Girls' Generation, 2NE1, GD&TOP, JYJ, Wonder Girls and others from South Korea are expanding audiences in U.S. beyond Korean Americans. The...

The Coloa Wars: How Pepsi and Coke Are Battling In the Music Space

From Billboard Magazine: It's late January in Cannes, and Mark Ronson is dressed like a White Stripe. Taking the stage at the MIDEM music conference,...

Meet the anti-Groupon

Wrapp, a Swedish "social gifting" startup, has big backers like Reid Hoffman and Niklas Zennstrom and even bigger retail partners, including Gap and Sephora. FORTUNE...

The New Yorker: Klout Is Evil, But It Can Be Saved

From The New Yorker: Social media has a fraught relationship with neurosis. Obsessive people are essential to sites like Facebook and Twitter. They add energy...

Grammys legal challenge dismissed

From BBC: A New York judge has dismissed a legal claim against the organisers of the Grammy Awards over its decision to axe some of...

Jazz stars enlist star reinforcements to take on rap

(AFP) UNITED NATIONS — Herbie Hancock, Stevie Wonder and Hugh Masekela starred at the finale concert for the first International Jazz Day in New...

The first 100 records from John Peel’s personal record collection will be online today

The first 100 records from John Peel’s personal record collection will be online as of today. The records are being archived as part of an...