Music Biz 101 & More: Local College Radio Show Helps Aspirational Musicians Learn About The Biz

The music industry has evolved exponentially over the past two decades, first with the rise and fall of Napster, and now the widespread acceptance of streaming services such as Spotify and Pandora and the rise of YouTube sensations.

Despite the traditional music business being turned on its head, the do-it-yourself …

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Interview with I Am The Avalanche: Personal Mission

To some, three years doesn’t seem like a long span of time. But for Vinnie Caruana, lead singer and one of the founding members of I Am The Avalanche, it was a make-or-break period, personally and professionally.

Between the release of Avalanche United in 2011, and their latest opus, Wolverines

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An Interview with Against Me!: Embracing The Blues

Since the release of their first full-length album in 2002, Against Me! have become recognized—and praised—for their dedication to maintaining the sound and spirit of punk rock.

Throughout their nearly 15-year existence—more than 15 if you count the solo years, which started in 1997—Against Me! have established a booming voice …

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fun. In The Making: An Interview with Jack Antonoff

Anyone who says fun. are overnight success stories are sorely mistaken. While the trio’s latest album, Some Nights, seemed to hurl lead vocalist Nate Ruess, bassist Andrew Dost and lead guitarist/drummer Jack Antonoff into a world full of radio hits and sold-out venues, this feat has been in the …

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An Interview with Jesse Valenzuela from Gin Blossoms: Love Of The Game

To make it in the music industry, there’s a certain level of hustling involved, for lack of a better word. At the beginning of a band’s career, they’re faced with a laundry list of obligations: generating a fanbase, spreading buzz, rehearsing the live show, writing and recording, touring, and the …

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Interview with Aaron Gillespie from The Almost: On Being Real

The holiday season is a guaranteed time for people to decompress. Schools shut down and businesses close their doors for a few days, allowing everyone to take a step back and forget about the stress of day-to-day life and daunting to-do lists. But for Aaron Gillespie, frontman of The Almost, …

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Jack White @ Radio City Music Hall

MANHATTAN—Since the first time I saw the music video for The White Stripes’ track “Fell In Love With A Girl” in 2001 or 2002, I have been fascinated by Jack White. Seeing him as a musical scientific genius of sorts, I have followed White throughout his entire musical journey, from …

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Cymbals Eat Guitars Join Music Up-And-Comers For Second Annual The Project Matters Benefit @ Maxwell’s

HOBOKEN, NJ—There are several moments in history that have reaffirmed music’s ability to bring people together, regardless of their age, gender or beliefs. Outside of the extravagant, culture-shifting events, such as Woodstock and Live Aid, countless artists are supporting and driving awareness for their own personal causes. For example, indie …

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Interview with Nick Wheeler from The All-American Rejects: Initiating A Rock Revival

Let’s be clear—it’s been quite some time since the men of The All-American Rejects were, in fact, rejects. With careers exceeding the 10-year mark, as well as four albums and a slew of radio hits under their belts, the mere notion is damn near laughable.

But in an era in …

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Young Guns: Bones

In the alternative rock/post-hardcore genre, most acts teeter on the fine line between aggressive, face-melting tracks, and reputation-crippling cheesiness. Even the most subtle nuances can force a band over the edge and seemingly turn the entire listening experience into a joke.

However, some acts manage to venture down that line, …

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