A Sanford, Florida policeman was fired after taking the stage in full uniform to sing "Let the Killing Begin" with death metal band Vital Remains. "An incident of this nature erodes the thin fibers of trust which already exist between the community and the police and it will not tolerated..." the city said in a statement. WATCH:
As an artist, breaking into the music industry is a difficult task, and it's easy to feel as though your efforts are offering little in the way of rewards, but it may be that you're just not looking close enough. Here are four tell-tale signs that show you're making progress, even if it doesn't always feel that way.
“Love overshadows evil” was the message in the first statement from U.S. musicians Eagles Of Death Metal since the horrific attack at their Paris concert earlier this week. "Although bonded in grief with the victims, the fans, the families, the citizens of Paris, and all those affected by terrorism, we are proud to stand together... united by a common goal of love and compassion," the band wrote on Facebook.
The Nashville Association of Talent Directors (NATD) honored several music industry execs during their annual Gala, including including CMA CEO Sarah Trahern, Nashville Mayor Megan Barry, Red Light Management's Charlie Brusco, Voice of the Nashville Predators Pete Weber, “American Pickers'” Mike Wolfe and APA Senior VP and Partner Steve Lassiter.
[UPDATED] While the success of superstars such as Beyonce and Taylor Swift can make it seem as though the music industry is ahead of the game when it comes to gender equality, the reality is quite different. Even a cursory glance at the statistics reveals there is quite a bit of progress which still needs to be made when it comes to women in the music business.
While the days of Woodstock and Lilith Fair may be behind us, the U.S. has no shortage of other festivals to offer the modern music fan who may be seeking to indulge their senses with tens of thousands of other like-minded individuals, all for the price of a ticket.
In this article Storme Whitby-Grubb discusses the dangers of becoming too emotionally attached to a career as she speaks about her roller coaster of a journey through the music industry, from a simple fan to a high-profile manager to quitting the industry altogether before re-entering it as a writer.
Live Nation beat Wall Street's expectations on Thursday when the company posted revenue increase of 10%, up to $2.76 billion in the third fiscal quarter and an adjusted operating income of $279 Million, up 8% from the same period in 2014. Analysts surveyed by FactSet had estimated that the concert giant would announce revenue of $2.44 billion for the quarter.
While the combination of technology with more old school methods of solicitation means there are countless ways to communicate with potential donors when running a crowdfunding campaign, nothing can quite compare to the power of face-to-face communication. Here are some ways you can use live events to give your cause a boost.