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SXSW Is Reportedly Threatening International Artists with Deportation If They Play Unofficial Shows

Unficial parties go along with mountains Doritos and questionable free energy drinks as some the most interesting parts Austin’s annual SXSW festival. That said, organizers have understandably tried to crack down on the non-branded events over the years. Ahead their 2017 edition, however, the fest has apparently taken things a little too far. Felix Walworth, Continue reading SXSW Is Reportedly Threatening International Artists with Deportation If They Play Unofficial Shows

The Power Pyramid in Music – Promoters, Agents & Labels  Article

The music industry is in a constant state change these days, not only for consumers but for artists themselves. Also changing are the relationships artists have with traditional power-holders, namely the power pyramid—consisting the promoter, the agent and the record label.  If you're an artist looking to lead a successful career in music, you must Continue reading The Power Pyramid in Music – Promoters, Agents & Labels Article

Daniel Romano’s Ancient Shapes Shares New Video from ‘Silent Rave’ Tape

Daniel Romano debuted his Ancient Shapes project last year with an LP the same name, and now he’s set to share a brand new album under that moniker at a string upcoming shows. The follow-up to Ancient Shapes is titled Silent Rave, and it will only be available to purchase on cassette at his fast-approaching Continue reading Daniel Romano’s Ancient Shapes Shares New Video from ‘Silent Rave’ Tape

Metric, the Sheepdogs, Bobby Bazini to Play 125th Stanley Cup Anniversary in Ottawa

The Stanley Cup turns 125 years old this year, and Ottawa is marking the milestone with an event that is sure to bring out hockey and music enthusiasts alike.   The Stanley Cup 125th Anniversary Tribute Concert is set to take place on March 17 at the Canadian Tire Centre, and will feature performances from Continue reading Metric, the Sheepdogs, Bobby Bazini to Play 125th Stanley Cup Anniversary in Ottawa

Master P, Logic & The 2017 Definition of Artistic Success  Article

Although it’s easy to take for granted, those us paying attention to the current landscape the music industry are being treated to an unparalleled shift in how it’s structured and what it means on a fundamental level. It might now seem commonplace for an artist like Ugly God to come out absolutely nowhere and garner tens Continue reading Master P, Logic & The 2017 Definition of Artistic Success Article

The Internet Made Me Do It: Comparing Peak Nelly vs. Peak Drake  Article

Ahmad was onto something when he wished to be a kid again. The Los Angeles rapper made a timeless song about yearning for his past, a return to simpler times. I’ve reached the ripe age where my childhood is a distant memory, almost like a completely different lifetime. It takes an elementary school yearbook, an Continue reading The Internet Made Me Do It: Comparing Peak Nelly vs. Peak Drake Article

Here Are Exclaim!’s Best Concert Photos of 2016

Live reviews can paint a picture artistic expression from any given event, but much like the saying goes, a picture alone can be worth 1,000 words. In looking back on another phenomenal year live music, Exclaim! has rounded up 50 our best concert photos from 2016. This year’s gallery runs deep with incredibly expressive artists. Continue reading Here Are Exclaim!’s Best Concert Photos of 2016