Some songs seemingly have the ability to empathize with real world surroundings while they’re listened to (ex: James Blake‘s “Holocene” on a rainy day). And now, Spotify is testing the merits of this music-weather symbiotic relationship.
A band’s name is not merely a title for a group– it’s an identity that tells a story before the music even begins, a personal brand that resonates with the musical style and reflects the personalities of all the band members.
That being said, choosing a name is an extremely important process that can make or break a band’s success.
As the Live Music Capital of the World, Austin’s night life is heavily centered around loud performances and late nights. The city is full of notable music venues, but the Red River District seems to trump them […]
With tech-savvy consumers flocking to music streaming platforms, companies like Spotify and Apple Music are flooding with revenue. So, why is it that one of the most popular streaming platforms, SoundCloud, is actually losing money and facing a potential buyout by Google? Well, unlike streaming services that charge a monthly access fee, SoundCloud is 100% user-generated.
Despite cynicism and mass speculation from the Central Texas festival circuit, Sound on Sound Fest was a sonic success. Austin music lovers found themselves in a state of despondence upon the cancellation of the less-mainstream music and arts festival, FunFunFunFest. The dismay was promptly halted when SOS dropped a thriller of an innagural lineup to fill the void of FFFFest, including artists like Phantogram, Run the Jewels, Courtney Barnett and Explosions in the Sky.
As a city whose economy thrives immensely from live music events, Austin is discussing several new laws to enhance the musical experience and protect the industry. Several proposals such as cutting liquor taxes, extending the Red River District curfew and moving big events to parks in East Austin are expected to augment the industry and preserve Austin’s title as the Live Music Capital of the World.
Levitation Fest, Austin’s premiere psychedelic music festival, might be going through some changes in 2017. Local booking company C3 Presents, known for promoting Austin City Limits, is reportedly in talks to co-produce Levitation this coming year, but how much of an effect it will have on the festival remains to be seen.