My favorite SXSW showcase, The British Music Embassy (BME), celebrates its 16th year of spotlighting a variety of musical genre and geographical corners of the U.K., from punk and grime, to indie dance, garage thrash, and glam rock. From Northern Ireland and Scotland, to Wales and the Northern Powerhouse of Manchester, Liverpool, Leeds, Sheffield, Hull […]
Each year roughly 2,000 bands travel from around the world for one of the most diverse music festivals in genre and country of origin. Having covered SXSW since 2002, this is a magical, abundant holiday for us music geeks. While the craziness of Sx can be a bit overwhelming with so many amazing sounds to […]
The blockchain and cryptocurrency world has been on quite the rollercoaster ride in the last twelve months. Bitcoin (BTC) alone climbed in value from $1,110 in early February of 2017 to over $18,000 mid-December, and today sits at around $7,000 and change as of this publishing date. Meanwhile, you can’t swing a cat (figuratively, of […]
Through each decade of triumphs and tragedies, our musical heroines and heroes have inspired us by tapping into our collective angst and anger, and then translating those emotions into song, releasing timeless tracks that are appreciated and adored from one generation to the next. 2017 is definitely one for the world’s-gone-mad record books, making Stephen […]
It’s already Day 2 of the Life is Beautiful Music & Arts Festival and the weather has been cooperating nicely, with an unusual, and almost Los Angeles-like “sunny and 72 degrees” flow going for this time of year. Today the live streaming feature on of the festival continues on Yahoo.com/lifeisbeautiful, brought to fans by Toyota.
Toyota’s Music Den has been on tour during the festival season and arrives this weekend for Life is Beautiful Music & Art Festival in downtown Las Vegas (September 22-24). The Music Den serves almost as a mini-festival within a festival, curating more intimate musical experiences for the fans by bringing the performers up close and […]
This week I fly out to Toronto (unfortunately, on United Airlines…wish me luck) for my third Canadian Music Week, the annual music business conference and festival. In addition to having the pleasure of being on the panel, “Brands in the Music Space: A Debate on the Pros and Cons” (sorry, couldn’t resist the plug), attending […]