Month: May 2021

Take a trip through Phoenix concert history on the Ticket Stub Time Travels blog.

The Ticket Stub Time Travels Blog Wants to Remember Concerts With You

Some people think I’m a weirdo for holding on to these scraps of paper all these years,” said Rod Smith about his giant collection of concert ticket stubs. “But it turns out they’ve come in handy.” In January, Smith launched Ticket Stub Time Travels, a blog that each day pairs a stub with Smith’s memories …

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47 Years of Music Industry Change — In 47 Seconds or Less

47 Years of Music Industry Change — In 47 Seconds or Less

The music industry changes very, very quickly. Here’s a time-lapsed review of how recording formats have morphed over time — dating back to the early 970s. If you liked our 30-year music industry recap, you’ll love this. Each pie shows the revenue contribution from various recorded music formats in a given year, 973-present, based on Recording …

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Rap's First-Ever Certified Gold Song Is Now Being Made Into an NFT

Rap’s First-Ever Certified Gold Song Is Now Being Made Into an NFT

The first rap song certified gold by the RIAA is being turned into an NFT, with only 4 minted to celebrate. Kurtis Blow has announced he’s entering the NFT arena with “The Breaks.” He was the first MC to earn a gold plaque from the RIAA for the song 4 years ago. A digital rendering …

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NetEase Is Spinning Off Its Streaming Music Service In a $ Billion IPO

NetEase Is Spinning Off Its Streaming Music Service In a $ Billion IPO

Tencent competitor NetEase has revealed plans to spin off its streaming music service in a reportedly $ billion Hong Kong IPO. The 24-year-old tech company’s reportedly billion-dollar IPO plans came to light in a newly posted regulatory filing. According to this document, Hangzhou-based NetEase intends to list shares for Cloud Village – the division behind …

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Metallica Will Donate $.6 Million to 23 Community Colleges This Year

Metallica Will Donate $.6 Million to 23 Community Colleges This Year

Originally conceived in 209, The Metallica Scholars Initiative (MSI) is a collaboration between the band’s foundation (All Within My Hands) and the American Association of Community Colleges (AACC), which represents over ,000 community colleges in the United States. The goal of the MSI — and their area of greatest success thus far — is associating …

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Ousted Megadeth Bassist Talking to Scottsdale Police About Filing Revenge Porn Charges

Former Megadeth Bassist Has Spoken to Scottsdale Police About Revenge Porn Charges

The fallout from David Ellefson’s dismissal from Megadeth continues. On May 26, Rolling Stone reported that the musician (and longtime Valley resident) had given a statement to the magazine about his departure from the band and the leaked video that caused it. “Recently, a very private video was illegally posted on the internet and false …

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BE THE CHANGE: WOMEN MAKING MUSIC 2021

TuneCore Partners with Hi-Res Audio Platform Qobuz

Note: TuneCore will only deliver high-resolution tracks to Qobuz.  That means that your file must be 24-bit, 192 kHz. Because you’ve chosen to utilize TuneCore’s Store Automator, we’ll only deliver your existing releases to Qobuz if they meet this requirement. High-resolution audio may seem like a niche interest, but in fact its popularity has steadily …

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