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What I Would Change About The Music Industry: Pay To Play

Ah! What a beautiful morning! The sun is shining, birds are singing and your neighbor’s kid has managed to flood the tub and now it’s leaking into your living room. Time to call a roofer. So you call them up, hire them for their service, set up the date and time they’ll fix your stuff and then you charge them up front to have the privilege of working on your busted roof. Oh, wait…that’s not how that works. Let me try again. So your kid is turning four and for…

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Soundwave 2014 Lineup Update

AJ Maddah, promoter for hard and heavy Australian festival Soundwave, previously announced that a second round of bands playing the bill will be revealed in early October, but for now, some new information surrounding the 2014 lineup has surfaced. The second Soundwave 2014 lineup announcement will add some near 20 bands, including a third headliner to join Green Day and Avenged Sevenfold. There’s a rumour that Iron Maiden will be taking the spot, with Maddah in talks with the band since July about a possible Australian visit. The second lineup will most likely feature a slew of local…

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GUEST BLOG: How To Be A Rock Star Without Turning Into Lindsay Lohan

A typical night before a show goes something like this: print out set list, play Tetris with the equipment to fit all of it into our cars, figure out how far the venue is and if we each have enough gas to get there. Of course we don’t, so off to the gas station. We get the last FB posts and texts out there: “Tonight!! Harmful if Swallowed is performing live at the (fill in a club here) Don’t miss out! Carlos will buy your first round! Cheers!” Then, drive…

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The Devil Wears Prada Cancel Alliance Music Festival Appearance

Ohio metal band The Devil Wears Prada have had to cancel their appearance at the Alliance Music Festival, occurring this Aug. 3 in Macdonald, Pennsylvania.  They blamed the incident on the “promoter’s failure to meet contractual obligations.”  Read the full band statement, taken from TDWP’s Facebook page, after the jump. Buy concert tickets and purchase a CD here.   Please follow and like us:

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All Time Low Postpone Brazil & Mexico Shows

All Time Low, in the midst of their summer tour, have unexpectedly had to postpone dates for upcoming shows due to conflicts with their organizers Web Rockers.  Web Rockers is in charge of the festival the band was supposed to perform in in Sao Paolo, Brazil called Next Generation Fest 3 from July 27-28.  The festival has been rescheduled to some time in December (all tickets remain valid).  Another show on July 24 in Mexico City has also been postponed to December.  Full statement from the band after the jump….

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Guest Blog: Charlie Yang ‘Artistic Integrity’

There are plenty of difficulties being a musician in this day and age. With file sharing and easily accessible illegal downloads hitting the music industry so hard, labels can barely afford to take the leaps they used to in signing new artists. Once upon a time, a scout would walk into a venue, hear a band they loved, and offer them a deal. Today, even if the band rocks so hard it makes you tingle in your special places, a scout probably still wouldn’t be able to offer them any…

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Warped Tour To Return To Australia This Year

  After a recent Blink-182 Soundwave set in Brisbane, it was announced that Warped Tour would return to Australia on Dec. 13. It now looks like promoter AJ Maddah has confirmed via Twitter that the festival will visit major cities between Brisbane and Adelaide. Check out the tweets after the jump. Please follow and like us:

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Fan Disfigured At Soundwave Festival

  According to Soundwave promoter AJ Maddah, a Bring Me The Horizon fan was disfigured by a lit flare that was snuck into the festival and lit in the Bring Me The Horizon Pit. You can read a message from Maddah after the jump. Please follow and like us:

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Travis Barker Comments On Not Flying To Australia

Travis Barker recently commented on not flying to Australia, after some negative fan feedback. The comment then resulted in backlash from Soundwave promoter AJ Maddah. You can check out what Barker had to say after the jump and read more of what Maddah had to say here. Please follow and like us:

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