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Rusted Root combines world music and good feelings - Greenville News
Rusted Root combines world music and good feelingsGreenville NewsFor 25 years, Rusted Root has been breaking down walls — musical walls but also the boundaries between people. The Pittsburgh band's unique fusion of acoustic, rock, world and other styles of music seems to carry a message of unity....[read more]

Lakewood Music Fest to feature 30 bands, 3 stages, food trucks, vendors and ... - The Plain Dealer - cleveland.com
Lakewood Music Fest to feature 30 bands, 3 stages, food trucks, vendors and ...The Plain Dealer - cleveland.comLAKEWOOD, Ohio - The Lakewood Music Fest is more than just what its name implies. Yes, it's at Lakewood retro cool bowling alley/concert club Mahall's 20 Lanes. And yes, music is the mai...[read more]

Nicki Minaj vs. Taylor Swift: Who won this week's music-video showdown? - Entertainment Weekly (blog)
The GuardianNicki Minaj vs. Taylor Swift: Who won this week's music-video showdown?Entertainment Weekly (blog)But both artists have been making increasingly straight pop over the past couple years, and in the process found vast audiences who don't align with one particular musical culture. The tw...[read more]

30 Years Of Music Industry Upheaval In 30 Seconds - Huffington Post
30 Years Of Music Industry Upheaval In 30 SecondsHuffington PostIn 30 years, we've gone from flipping cassette tapes to playing CDs to downloading iTunes to streaming Spotify. These seismic shifts in the music industry are visualized in a fascinating GIF, created by Paul Resnikoff, founder of Dig...[read more]

Celtic Classic in Bethlehem announces music lineup, and an important new stage - Allentown Morning Call (blog)
Celtic Classic in Bethlehem announces music lineup, and an important new stageAllentown Morning Call (blog)And it will bring back some of the favorite music from recent years to fill those stages, with 25 music, dance and comedy artists – fewer than last year's 40, but about the same as in 2012. ...[read more]

Music Matters: Celebrating Godchaux on her birthday - Pensacola News Journal
Pensacola News JournalMusic Matters: Celebrating Godchaux on her birthdayPensacola News JournalTonight, Grayson Capps plays Vinyl Music Hall, 2 Palafox Place. The Alabama-born rocker has played in almost every imaginable venue on the Gulf Coast. From Pirate's Cove to Halloween parties, his heart ...[read more]

Spotify's mesmerizing new map shows that music can be social again - Quartz
TechliciousSpotify's mesmerizing new map shows that music can be social againQuartzAs I have previously written, the streaming music landscape is highly fragmented. No one has broken away with an unassailable lead, like Google did in search and Facebook did in social media. With its 40 million ac...[read more]

Why the Pay TV Model Won't Work for the Music Business - Variety
Why the Pay TV Model Won't Work for the Music BusinessVarietyWe had a high-quality carrier in the music business; it was known as the CD. Hell, we even improved it, with the SACD and DVD-A. But the truth, is no one wanted this high-end tech. It hit the market like the DeLorean, too late and too e...[read more]

Music lobby pushes for control of Web domain - The Hill
Music lobby pushes for control of Web domainThe HillIn a letter on Wednesday, the American Association of Independent Music — which works with independent record labels and music platforms — said the music industry should decide who gets to run websites that end in .music, instead of the traditio...[read more]

A Clever App That Lets You Make Music With Shapes - Wired
A Clever App That Lets You Make Music With ShapesWiredSo you can't read music. Or carry a tune. No big deal. If you've always dreamed of making music but can barely tell the difference between a treble clef and an ampersand, all is not lost. A new app, called Geometric Music, requires no real mus...[read more]