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B.O.B announces his first ever UK headline tour

*B.o.B* (AKA *Bobby Ray Simmons*) has announced his first ever UK headline tour which will kick off on 12 September in London at Indigo2. He will make stops in Norwich, Birmingham, Newcastle, Glasgow, Dublin and Manchester before finishing up in Sheffield at the Leadmill on 20 September. This will…

Ticket Giveaway: New Noise 004

We’re starting summer off right tonight with the fourth edition of our New Noise concert series at the Gibson Guitars DC Showroom. Ring in the season with live sets from Tiny Victories and Slowdance plus some between-set tunes from our blog bro, New Dust. Fancy winning a pair of tickets to the show? Leave your [...]

Comment on The Reality of the New Music Business by Lauren Tennet

I feel like these are all problems that the music industry has been facing for some time now. We live in a virtual land of abundance when it comes to music now. There is so much more available online now more than ever and with torrent and filesharing sites peoples tastes and ability to search has greatly increased. It is sad that artists are having to work harder than before to sell records or make a buck. I think though, in the future this could lead to something great. The ability for artists to expose themselves online to a greater audience is a huge asset. I know that not a ton of money is made on tours and tshirts, but look at artists like Pretty Lights and Mac Miller. They're independent and have great success doing tours across the country and shows on their own. I think there is still hope left in the live performance aspect of this business and something else needs to be monetized besides recordings. Like it or not, everyone will find a way to get their music for free if they can.

Also, Dave, thanks for this awesome blog. I don't really get much help or advice in the ways of music marketing in my public relations program at school. As a (hopeful) future music marketing professional your posts and information give me a lot to think about!

Premiere: New Desert Blues – Thom

The Southern Coast of England is perhaps the farthest place you can imagine from the American West. It’s quite astonishing, then, that Portsmouth’s New Desert Blues channels the ethos of this cultural-historic region better than most of the band’s transatlantic counterparts. Don’t mistake their sound, however, for some fascination with saloon brawls and gun duels [...]