Month: April 2021

Why The Popularity of Live-Streamed Concerts is Here to Stay

Why The Popularity of Live-Streamed Concerts is Here to Stay

[Editors Note: This article was written by Patrick McGuire.] Nothing like 2020 has been usual for the world, and the music industry hasn’t been an exception. By now, we’ve all grown accustomed to the mass cancelation of in-person events like festivals, shows at venues, and even local open-mic nights, but it’s important to remember just …

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Authority Zero Is Back With a New EP and a New Member

Authority Zero Is Back With a New EP and a New Member

Today’s the day: Authority Zero’s new EP, The Back Nine, is available to purchase and stream. A few tracks were available earlier this month. “Fire Off Another” and “Ollie Ollie Oxen Free” give a glimpse into the punk-rock vibe of the songs the band created during the pandemic. “Title-wise it means, ‘Come out, come out …

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Tencent Faces $.5 Billion Antitrust Penalty In China, Report Says

Tencent Faces $.5 Billion Antitrust Penalty In China, Report Says

Tencent is reportedly facing a more than $.5 billion “antitrust” penalty in China – with an emphasis on its Tencent Music subsidiary and the entity’s QQ Music, Kugou Music, and Kuwo Music streaming services. Reuters shed light upon the imminent crackdown and $.55 billion (¥0 billion) fine that Tencent will purportedly have to pay, citing …

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The Lunchbox

Here’s Why Phoenix Music Venue The Lunchbox Might Never Reopen

At a time when concert spots across the Valley have begun hosting shows again, one notable local venue remains dormant — and unlikely to return. The Lunchbox, the small east Phoenix DIY/underground venue situated in a strip mall near 40th Street and McDowell Road, has been closed for more than a year. Owner Danny Levie …

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The Grid in Mesa Reopens This Weekend, Plus More Phoenix Music News

The Grid in Mesa Reopens This Weekend, Plus More Phoenix Music News

Metro Phoenix’s music and nightlife scenes are continuing to come back to life as popular bars reopen for business, new concerts are announced, and music festivals are being planned. For proof, look no further than our latest roundup of recent news from around the Valley, including details about The Grid making its long-awaited return, synthwave …

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Joe Rogan Episode Under Review at Spotify Over 'COVID Misinformation'

Joe Rogan Episode Under Review at Spotify Over ‘COVID Misinformation’

Spotify is now actively reviewing a recent episode of The Joe Rogan Experience following concerns that Rogan spread ‘COVID misinformation’ during the discussion. It’s unclear what direct action — if any — Spotify is planning to take against Joe Rogan following the remarks, though a recent episode is now understood to be ‘under review’ at …

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