Yearly Archives: 2018

Spotify Expands Premium Library

Spotify has expanded the number of songs a premium subscriber can download to 10,000. Originally, the limit was set at 3,333 songs, but I guess people started to fill their library. Spotify is the single largest music streaming platform globally. Additionally the publicly traded company has been performing well since it’s IPO back in the […]
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Veterans and Music Festivals

As the 2018 summer festival season comes to a close, I had the privilege of talking to some of the veterans among the millions of attendees.  These multi-day festivals are certainly not appealing to everyone. Only certain people appreciate standing for hours at outdoor venues with temperatures over 90 degrees Fahrenheit. Additionally, you have to […]
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Vetstock

Returning for the second year, Vetstock, will return to Galt, California on September 15th. The northern California music festival features both veterans and local musicians. Additionally, ticket sales will be donated to multiple veterans’ organizations. This year 14 local bands will fill the two stages for the day. The lineup includes Failure by Proxy, ​Among the […]
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The Seventh Sons

Started in 2009 through jam session covers from artists such as Ray Charles, Black Joe Lewis, Black Sabbath, The Grateful Dead, The White Stripes, and many more, The Seventh Sons have been working on perfecting the “Fuzzadelic” sound. The Chicago band plays rock music with a twist of reggae, funk, psychedelia, punk rocked blues, and freestyle […]
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The Traveling Military Music Festival: Basefest

For the second summer in a row, USAA hosted the first and only traveling music festival that is hosted on military bases across the United States. Basefest, was held at three different bases already, with one more show at the infamous 29 Palms Marine Corps base in California. The Brainchild for Basefest, Sean Gilfillan, has […]
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Opinion: 12%…An Awfully Small Seat at the Table

A recent study found from Citigroup suggests that artists in the music industry only receive about 12% of the $43 billion revenue generated by the music industry last year. Surprisingly, this is still an increase from the 7% that artists received in the year 2000. Still, both these percentages are only a small fraction of […]
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