When I arrived at Swan Dive Saturday night at 8:30, the place was already buzzing, with people rushing in and out to set up for the performances of MAMAHAWK and Medicine Man Revival. In the midst […]
After scoring several large gigs in Dallas, including performances at ’til Midnight at the Nasher and NYE at The Rustic, future soul duo Medicine Man Revival is making their first foray into the Austin music scene with a month-long […]
Artists go through a multitude of steps just to get their music to listeners, and a large part of the process of distributing music is the artist’s use of a music distributor. A music distributor, says […]
Need a break? This playlist from the OV Staff is full of coffeehouse picks, perfect to help you unwind, relax, and maybe cram a little bit more for those last finals. Soft ambient rock and […]
During our interview early last month, Malik and I talked about the future of his music, and what listeners could expect from his improved artistry and risk-taking with his sounds. Now, three weeks later, listeners can finally […]
Before streaming services like Spotify, SoundCloud, and Pandora were part of the mainstream, MySpace had a solid hold on the online music-social media hybrid industry. But, as the social network began to decline in popularity, all the artists and users it had once consolidated into its platform left – and spread themselves across a multitude of new music streaming services. While this much unorganized talent may seem like a daunting task for social media-music startups to take on, Bas Grasmeyer, in his article “Online Music is About to Experience Another Myspace Moment,” thinks MySpace’s fall from grace is the perfect storm for young companies to do something profound in the music-social media hybrid industry. Grasmeyer states, “From the ashes of MySpace, which never managed to recover, rose a new ecosystem of music startups.”
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.
Earlier this month, Spotify signed a new, multi-year agreement with Universal Music Group–a deal that, as Bas Grasmeyer points out in his article, “Projecting Trends,” allows the world’s largest record label to “withhold albums from […]
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.
As the semester winds down and the weather heats up, an upbeat playlist is essential to soak up the good summer vibes. Whether you need the motivation to finish the semester strong or just want some tunes […]