Now You Can Buy Concert Tickets Directly from YouTube

What will the YouTube / Ticketmaster deal mean for major labels and the touring industry in the long-run? How much does YouTube truly pay artists when fans stream their music? According to top YouTube executive and former Warner Music Group CEO Lyor Cohen, $3 per 1,000 streams.  Yet, per the …

True To Atlanta: The Hawks Are Set To Host ‘Real Housewives of Atlanta’ Stars Kandi Burruss, Cynthia Bailey, Kenya Moore and Shereé Whitfield on Nov. 3rd

With an announcement on the Ryan Cameron Morning Show, the Atlanta Hawks Basketball Club revealed today that stars from Bravo Media’s “The Real Housewives Atlanta” will be special guests in the arena for the Nov. 3 game against the Houston Rockets. Cast members Kandi Burruss, Cynthia Bailey, Kenya Moore and …

Spotify Stands by Louis C.K. as Comedian Admits Everything

Spotify is not pulling Louis C.K.’s material, despite major pullouts from other streaming platforms and media companies. Louis C.K.’s catalog is still available on Spotify, even after the comedian admits to a range sexual abuse allegations.  On Friday afternoon (November 10th), the comedian’s catalog remained available on the streaming music platform, …

John Maus Is Making Outsider Pop for the End of the World

There may be no better arbiter the end days than John Maus, who for the last six years has been missing from our cultural psyche. He’s accredited for the task, at least, having spent that time completing a dissertation in “control societies” (i.e. ones where sharing information has mutated into …

Remembering the Tragically Hip’s Gord Downie

It may seem hyperbolic to say that no non-Canadian can truly understand the importance Gord Downie, because it is, but that doesn’t mean it’s not true. Downie, who died last night at 53 after a protracted and public bout with brain cancer, was the lead singer the Tragically Hip, a …