Three of the world’s biggest and most notable collection societies are joining forces for an epic project in the music industry. ASCAP, PRS and SACEM are collaborating to create their very own blockchain for copyright management.
At Austin’s Euphoria Music Festival 2017, On Vinyl’s Levi Thompson captured photographs of the entire festival experience, from festival goers to big-name performers.
In a world of streaming, you’d think music consumption is dominated by some of your favorite apps such as Pandora, Spotify, Apple Music and Tidal. However, sales of vinyl have boomed in the last year […]
Everyone uses music to set a mood; whether it’s romantic, melancholy, or upbeat, music moves us in a way that can greatly affect how we feel. But can music set… a smell? PHLUR, an Austin-based perfume house, believes that fragrance is not only about smelling good, but about feeling good – it can make or break a mood just as much as music. It evokes certain feelings and memories, just as music does.
After two albums launches in two years, and another project coming soon, Malik looks to be an unstoppable creative force in the Austin scene.
With his new project, titled Spectrum, Malik is aspiring to forge a new, more vulnerable, more honest version of himself. “This project is about me celebrating being secure in myself,” he says, “talking about things I’ve been afraid to talk about.”
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.”
Unlike most aspects of the music industry, ticketing has remained largely untouched by the hands of time – save for digitalization. Ticket digitalization has streamlined the process of buying tickets significantly. However, with increasing digitalization comes greater ticket reselling through third-party platforms. These platforms make it easy to sell show tickets at drastic price increases.Tickets ending up on secondary markets is often a huge disadvantage to both artists and fans. To counteract the negative effects of outdated ticketing and to prevent tickets from ending up on secondary sites, big industry players are stepping up to revolutionize the way both bands and fans interact with ticketing.
SXSW is my favorite unofficial holiday every year. There’s nothing better than waiting for the SX schedule to drop like a child waiting for Santa to come down the chimney with mad gifts during Christmas. While there was talk of a SX scale-down, it was hard to notice when my calendar was blotched with calendar invites to official and unofficial shows and sessions for every half-hour block for ten days straight. My Christmas finally arrived. Here are my SXSW journal passages and records of some of the “gifts” that I got this year at SXSW 2017.
As SXSW continues to expand every year, bringing in some of the best bands from around the world, it also brings to Austin some of the best music showcases. This year, SXSW runs from March 10th through March 19th, with hundreds of shows all over Austin. Streets and venues will be jam-packed with thousands of people from all over the world who are looking for the best of the best in music – and SXSW is where they will find them.
Some say that music videos aren’t just what they used to be. They say that music videos used to have a specific character and theme to them, like the perfect visual embodiment of the music being played. While I do believe that music videos are made either as pure promotional material, like Justin Bieber’s “Love Yourself,” or made just to spark controversy, like Nicki Minaj’s “Anaconda,” I do believe some artists make videos just for fun. Local band Edison Chair does just that.