Author: Smaxten

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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Veteran Artist Program

The Veteran Artist Program is a 501c3 non-profit dedicated to providing a weekly podcast which interviews creative veterans. Over the 5 years the organization has existed, host BR McDonald has interviewed hundreds of veterans including Jason Everman, John Lee Dumas, and Warwick Young. McDonald, an Army veteran himself, served as a linguist and special operator

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“Back To Me” EP Review

Army veteran Matt Williams recently released his debut EP “Back to Me” on July 4th. The EP has performed very well since its release. His EP climbed to the #8 on the Country iTunes Charts. With the assistance of Grammy Award Winning producer Chuck Butler, and contributing songwriting expertise of country star Dustin Lynch, Williams

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Philadelphia and Made In America’s Location Conflict

This past week controversy stirred when Philadelphia’s mayor Jim Kenney expressed to media outlets that Made in America’s labor day weekend festival needs to find a new venue in the city for next year. Jay Z responded the next day condemning the mayor saying, “We are disappointed that the mayor of the city of Philadelphia would

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Country Star Visits VA Medical Hospital

Army veteran and country singer Craig Morgan visited the Martinsburg VA Medical Hospital following our nation’s independence day. Morgan recently received an Outstanding Civilian Service Medal for working with the USO in providing entertainment for veterans and their families. Morgan played a local show that night where he stated, “I was honored to spend time

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