Musicians Warning Fans About the Music Industry

It’s no secret that the music industry is filled with countless pitfalls and scams. It’s especially difficult to be an artist in the industry, and these successful musicians used their platform to warn fans.

Smashing Pumpkins frontman Billy Corgan dropped some truth bombs about the music industry on The Joe Rogan Experience. “Fame is such a great quotient in American life now that you can see where kids would trade fame and be willing to give away the profit part,” Corgan says. He also warned artists about taking ‘360 deals’ and blew up how some record companies threw their

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Local gov’ts in central Japan rap music event organizer for lax COVID steps

Chiefs of local governments in central Japan on Monday condemned the organizer of a hip hop music event held the previous day in Aichi Prefecture for its lax COVID-19 measures despite a pledge to follow the anti-infection guidelines set by the live concert industry.

According to the Aichi prefectural government, about 8,000 tickets had been sold for the event, Namimonogatari2021, held at a convention center in Tokoname, which its organizer says is one of the largest outdoor music events in Japan, bringing together hip hop, and rhythm and blues artists.

Music event Namimonogatari2021 is held on Aug. 29, 2021, in

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Music publication probes further into strange circumstances surrounding disappearance of Gorge concert goer | Columbia Basin

GEORGE – Last week, iFIBER ONE News broke the story about the disappearance of Angela Melnick, a Bass Canyon attendee who was left behind by friends after she never returned to their campsite the day after the concert ended.

The 20-year-old woman from the Tri-Cities area made headlines when other friends and family went to the Gorge Amphitheater to look for her on Tuesday, Aug. 24, which was the day after the party she went with returned home without her. Friends and family began their search when it was realized she had left all of her belongings behind at the

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Ernie Ball Music Man updates the Mariposa model with stunning new finishes

Back in January, Ernie Ball Music Man released an affordable, Sterling by Music Man version of its Omar Rodríguez-López signature electric guitar, the Mariposa.

This doesn’t mean, however, that the company has lost sight of the more upscale, US-made version – not by a long shot. EBMM has now debuted an updated version of the luxurious signature guitar, complete with two beautiful new finishes.

When bought with one of the new Galaxy Pearl and Sahara Sunset finishes, the Mariposa will come with an ornate pickguard color-coordinated to match the finish, with gold hardware and gold hat knobs to boot.


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composer Cristobal Tapia de Veer explains the show’s score.

On this week’s episode of Working, Isaac Butler spoke with composer Cristobal Tapia de Veer about his distinctive score for HBO’s The White Lotus. They discussed his transition from classical music to pop to composing music for film and TV, his goal of getting away from computer-generated sounds, and the collaborative process between a show’s composer and its director. This partial transcript has been edited and condensed for clarity.

Isaac Butler: Many of our listeners are becoming newly familiar with your work, thanks to The White Lotus, which recently aired its season finale on HBO. I’d love to

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Taliban kill folk singer days after banning music in Afghanistan, family says

An Afghan folk singer has been executed by the Taliban just days after the Islamic fundamentalist group declared that “music is forbidden in Islam,” according to his family.

Fawad Andarabi’s family told the Associated Press that he was shot dead Friday when enforcers returned to his home after earlier searching it and even drinking tea with him.

“They shot him in the head on the farm,” his son, Jawad, said of the killing in the Andarabi Valley for which he was named.

“He was innocent, a singer who only was entertaining people,” the grieving son said of his dad, who

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Leslie Winer’s Music Was a Mystery in 1990. She Still Likes It That Way.

The new collection emphasizes how effectively Winer mashed up genres and approaches: the slow trip-hop of the era, breakbeats, the New Orleans’ funk band the Meters, samples of Gen. H. Norman Schwarzkopf and the words of the poet Charles Bernstein. “Tree” samples a jaunty Irish jig, chopped and layered so it buzzes like an Indian drone. Winer’s delivery — drawled yet quick, with a smoker’s rasp and acerbic tone — was nothing like the fast-talking slam poets of the era, instead hewing closer to the dry delivery of her mentor, Burroughs.

Winer often lifted passages from other writers, quoted other

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New Music Friday – New Albums From Rod Wave, D.O.L.L.A. + More

New Music Friday – New Albums From Rod Wave, D.O.L.L.A. + More | HipHopDX


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Afghan orchestras in peril: ‘I cannot imagine a society without music’ | Afghanistan

For more than a decade, Ahmad Sarmast has taken impoverished children from the streets of Afghanistan and filled their lives with music. One, an orphan girl who hawked chewing gum in one of the most conservative areas of the country, became a conductor of Afghanistan’s first all-female orchestra.

All that is now at risk as the Taliban tighten their grip on power.

“Right now, my biggest concern is for the safety and security of my students and what their future might be. Given the visibility of the school, we are very worried about everyone’s safety,” Sarmast told the Guardian.

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Lorde: Solar Power review – this is a musical resignation letter


n the US, one psychologist recently termed it the “Great Resignation”: workers leaving jobs at unprecedentedly high rates. Covid hasn’t just changed our lives today. It’s changed the way many of us want to live tomorrow as well.

Which brings us to the third album from New Zealand’s Ella Yelich-O’Connor. As a 16-year-old, calling herself Lorde, she sent her debut single, Royals, to number one all over the world, and since then has seemed less and less interested in pop stardom. That song was about the way suburban teens on the other side of the

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