Author: Amy Berryhill

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Local band Fancy Pants changes name to NOISECHOIR

A band’s name is not merely a title for a group– it’s an identity that tells a story before the music even begins, a personal brand that resonates with the musical style and reflects the personalities of all the band members.

That being said, choosing a name is an extremely important process that can make or break a band’s success.

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SoundCloud facing potential Google buyout

With tech-savvy consumers flocking to music streaming platforms, companies like Spotify and Apple Music are flooding with revenue. So, why is it that one of the most popular streaming platforms, SoundCloud, is actually losing money and facing a potential buyout by Google? Well, unlike streaming services that charge a monthly access fee, SoundCloud is 100% user-generated.

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Latest Austin news: Liquor tax cuts, curfew extension, park venues change

As a city whose economy thrives immensely from live music events, Austin is discussing several new laws to enhance the musical experience and protect the industry. Several proposals such as cutting liquor taxes, extending the Red River District curfew and moving big events to parks in East Austin are expected to augment the industry and preserve Austin’s title as the Live Music Capital of the World. 

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Euphoria lineup continued: Wiz Khalifa, Alan Walker, The Disco Biscuits, 20+ more

Austin’s sixth annual Euphoria Fest has recently released the second artist lineup and we are stoked. The stellar phase two lineup includes an array of talented artists including hip-hop sensation Wiz Khalifa, Norwegian DJ Alan Walker, electronic band The Disco Biscuits and 20+ more.

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Political drama continues: Music infringement cases raising concerns

Campaign teams spend countless hours searching for the perfect inspirational anthem to place in the background of a smiling candidate’s face to win over votes of the American people. Some artists this part year were not too happy about their material being used in a illegal way, and they raised hell. As if the election year hasn’t been filled with enough drama so far, several music copyright infringement cases in politics are stirring up the scene. Let’s go ahead trace the musical drama of three prominent political figures this past year.