Alicia Keys recently joined the likes of Dave Chappelle, Chris Rock, Guns N’ Roses and many more who want you off your phone at their events by turning to Silicon Valley startup Yondr – a company dedicated to creating "phone-free spaces" at concerts, events and other places. They're not alone, as more musicians and entertainers are speaking out at the interference phones are presenting at live shows. What's really going on here? Can it be argued that rampant narcissism at live events is getting out of hand these days?
"Nashville" found a new Season 5 home after ABC dropped it. CMT and Hulu picked it up with the help of $11 million in economic incentives. $8.5 million comes via the State of Tennessee Film Office, $1 million from the City of Nashville, $1 million from the Nashville Convention & Visitor Corp and $500,000 from Ryman Hospitality.
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[UPDATED] I've written about the effects and promise of the digital revolution on musicians and the music industry for almost a decade. But yesterday, separate announcements from Pandora, PledgeMusic and Bandsintown combined to make it the most memorable day in independent music since the launches of CD Baby and Tunecore.
Although it may not have the same level of musical association as cities like Nashville and Austin, Seattle has a rich and varied history within the music industry and is particularly notable as the birthplace of grunge. In this interview, KEXP host Sharlese Metcalf weighs in on local artists the state of the scene in the Pacific Northwest.