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The Physical Network: Word of Mouth Moving Tickets to Bestival, Electric Zoo, More

So you've just started a music festival and you haven't figured out how to inspire fans to come to your event and not the hundreds like it. Enter The Physical Network, a marketing team bent on using your fans to sell tickets to their pals in return ...

Music Times Talks to Peter Wolf about New Solo Work, the J. Geils Band and More

Peter Wolf made a name for himself as the vocalist of the J. Geils Band but he'll be releasing a new solo album in 2016. We caught up with him prior to his more famous band's tour stop at New York's Beacon Theatre, He talked about his music, his art ...

Longest Gaps Between Albums: Dr. Dre, Kraftwerk, Jeff Lynne and More

Dr. Dre finally did away with all the conjecture last week when he released Compton, a follow-up to 2001 that 16 years in the making (his last album, despite its title, was dropped in 1999). That span marks two years longer than the time it took Axl ...

6 Lopsided Hip-Hop Beefs: Eminem, Cassidy, El-P Eviscerate Foes

Meek Mill is trying to put this whole Drake beef behind him, as the latter emcee has won on every front—from diss tracks to social media—since the former decided it would be wise to accuse him of ghostwriting. We always here about the great rap ...

Austin City Limits Curfew for Euphoria, Levitate, Other Area Festivals

The legal battle between a popular Austin-area music festival hotspot and neighboring community is over, with a noise curfew in place. Carson Creek Ranch—the host of events including Levitation (previously known as the Austin Psych Fest), EDM ...

Okilly Dokilly Rocks "Nedal," Ned Flanders-Themed Metal Music

Metal bands don't tend to be the most Christian of entities, but that doesn't mean that a Ned Flanders-themed group won't be awesome. And that's exactly what we've got in the form of Phoenix's Okilly Dokilly, which describes itself as the world's ...

Bonnaroo, Nashville Talk Country Music Event in Manchester, TN

The owners of the Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival are looking into the possibility of bringing a country music event to the farm in Manchester, TN, and the tourism industry in nearby Nashville is certainly interested.

Barack Obama Won't Force Kanye West to Release 'Swish,' Despite Petition

The government has once ignored the demands of its constituency as Barack Obama has refused to force Kanye West to release his new album, believed to be titled 'Swish.' In all seriousness, a petition at the We The People site, which allows citizens ...

Family Guy's Peterpalooza Packs Snoop Dogg, Deadmau5, Weird Al, More

Family Guy's Seth MacFarlane is bringing the biggest music event to Rhode Island since the Newport Folk Festival, including performances from Deadmau5, Snoop Dogg, Weird Al Yankovic and more. Unfortunately, this revelry won't take place in real life ...

5 Songs You Didn't Know Violated Copyright: Johnny Cash, Radiohead and More

Music samples and their legality has been a hot-button issue in music news this year: First, Robin Thicke and Pharrell Williams were forced to pay the estate of Marvin Gaye over similarities between their smash hit "Blurred Lines" and his "Got To ...

Best Digital Sellers by Genre: Rihanna, Carrie Underwood and More

Carrie Underwood received official word this week that she was the bestselling country music performer of the digital era, having moved for than 29.6 million tracks in her career. That places her ahead of Jason Aldean and his 23.5 million digital ...

Big Pimpin' Finally Gets Trial Date

Jay Z, Timbaland and other representatives of various music agencies will finally come to court to comment on one of the longest-running lawsuits in the United States, questioning the use of a sample in the single "Big Pimpin'." The emcee and the ...

Bill Anderson's Acoustic Guitar Found at Pawn Shop 50 Years Later

Toyota released a commercial last year that featured a young woman buying a storage unit, where she discovers on of B.B. King's iconic Gibson "Lucille" model guitars, which she promptly returns to the blues legend (in her Camry), and he rewards her ...

Led Zeppelin Dominates Albums Chart with 'Out Door,' 'Coda.' 'Presence' Rereleases

A slow week in album releases means that one performer dominated record sales this week, and it's not Taylor Swift: Led Zeppelin landed three different albums in spots nos. 2-4 on the charts. The last three titles in the band's discography—'In ...

Billboard Hot 100 v. Official Charts Company: Mariah Carey, Madonna and 40 Years of No. 1s

Few people realize just how different the music across the pond is from that we listen to in America, that the Hot 100 doesn't exist in the UK, and that its equivalent to our singles chart doesn't just feature a whole bunch of American artists with ...

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