Month: March 2017

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It’s a woman’s world: Girl Guitar empowers women in music

Ten years ago, after moving back to Austin from New York City and finding herself broke and unable to find a job, Girl Guitar founder and local singer-songwriter Mandy Rowden saw an opportunity to capitalize on a market that has very much been left untapped: female-only music lessons. She had previously taught at the Austin School of Music, and while there, she “noticed there’s a hole there – no one’s teaching a class just for women.”

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EP Review: Gasoline Boots “Fight For Peace”

I think we can all agree that there is something incredibly authentic about a good rock ‘n’ roll anthem. Lucky for us, Austin’s music scene is drenched with talented musicians creating epic rock tunes and spicing ATX one track at a time. Four-piece blues-rock band Gasoline Boots is a strong example–the band carries such vivacious energy that makes it hard not to passionately vibe along with them.

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Album review: Windows by Indoor Creature

I love nostalgia. I live for nostalgia. The comforting feeling it provides, the great memories it brings up – nostalgia is a powerful feeling. Listening to Indoor Creature’s latest release, Windows, gives me these feelings of intense nostalgia that I love, feelings that are such a consuming experience, that it’s hard to find many faults. The breezy electronic instruments and ethereal smoothness remind me of beaches, hot summer days and youthful romance.There are many albums that provide the perfect musical setting for driving down the coast of California in a classic American convertible, or stargazing on humid August nights — and Windows fits right into this list of albums.

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Blockchain: How it will entirely disrupt the music industry

Co-written by Amy Berryhill.


Since the early days of the music industry, artists have struggled to get their fair share of royalties from the purchase of their music. With overhead from publishers, record labels, streaming services, and so forth, artists struggle to maintain direct relationships with their finances. All of this overhead is crippling for artists’ incomes. As Jonathan Chester, contributor at Forbes, notes “artists lose up to 86% of the proceeds from their music.” With all the dramatic shifts that have taken place in the music industry, revenues are currently unsteady – and artists are taking the brunt of it all – but blockchain may fix that.

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SXSW 2017: Local Artists

This time of the year is always crazy, but in the best of ways of course. SXSW is back with a whole new array of events, films, and kick ass conferences that can impress even the most stoic of people. Of course, plenty of stuff has already happened since last Friday rolled around and many college kids have come down to the Live Music Capital of the World to see the future’s best and brightest.