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PledgeMusic up and closes, leaving artists in the cold.

PledgeMusic’s site goes offline while still owing money to artists

It could have all been so different for PledgeMusic.  Back in May, the troubled crowdfunding site for musicians announced that it was heading into administration while it still owed millions of dollars...
Lil Nas X has longest running No. 1 on Billboard Top 100video

Here’s how ‘Old Town Road’ became Billboard’s longest No. 1 hit

On Aug. 4, 1958, Ricky Nelson scored the first-ever #1 hit on the Billboard Hot 100 chart. Created by Billboard magazine, the Hot 100 was intended to boil the metrics of...
Life is Beautiful 2019 ramps up to be a winnervideo

Life Is Beautiful 2019: Chance The Rapper, Post Malone, The Black Keys headliners for...

Las Vegas gets more festivals every year but Life Is Beautiful still reigns supreme. Each year you can count on LIB to bring a stacked lineup to downtown Las Vegas and...
DJ Diesel, better known as Shaq, brings big love and big bass to Tomorrowland 2019 in Belgiumvideo

Shaq rages in Tomorrowland mosh pit, completes transition into EDM bro

Once athletes retire, their lives spiral into all sorts of unpredictable directions.  Some go on to make mediocre in-home grills. Some become Oscar-winning cartoonists. Others take their gap-toothed smiles to frothy early...
LAist Studios is changing the podcast scene

LAist Studios opens up new windows of opportunity for podcasts in Southern California

There is good news for the creative storytellers of Los Angeles. Southern California Public Radio is launching LAist Studios. The new home, which will nurture podcast development and production, has the...
Echo is part of the reason Amazon's music service is growing at a faster rate than Spotify and Apple Music.

Here’s how Amazon’s Music Unlimited is growing faster than Spotify and Apple Music

According to new data, Amazon’s music streaming service, Music Unlimited, has grown by more than 70 percent over the past year. By comparison, Spotify rose just 29 percent, and Apple Music...
David Bowie's 'Space Oddity'video

Remembering Bowie’s ‘Space Oddity’ and other songs as we celebrate the 50th anniversary of...

David Bowie’s iconic hit, “Space Oddity,” turned 50 on July 11. The famous tune was released just five days ahead of what is now the historic Apollo 11 mission to the...
Amoeba Music to close in Hollywood

Los Angeles loses another landmark with the closing of Amoeba Music

For a city that has such a rich history in music, its future is questionable. The news of Amoeba Music changing locations has many people asking what's next for Los Angeles....
Music metadata issue leads to lost revenue for artists

Music metadata is screwing songwriters and artists out of millions of dollars

For decades, the music industry has been a rigged game. We’ve all seen this before: The artist typically always gets screwed, and the house (the major labels and suits) always wins;...
Want to be happy? Attend a music fest

Attending a music festival could boost your happiness and well-being

Music festivals have been around for decades. However, in the past several years, they have gained new prominence. No longer a boomer's past fantasy, people don't trek to a muddy dairy...

Researchers find 8 vulnerabilities in Nest security cameras

As more Internet of Things devices go online every day, the overall security of home networks decreases. Unfortunately, that means many IoT gadgets are...