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What I Would Change About the Music Industry: Bands Who Resist Labeling Their Sound

No one likes being labeled. Being pigeon-holed into a certain category of anything can be frustrating. Here’s the thing though, from a radio personality, concert photographer, promoter, music reviewer, and live show booking agent standpoint, labels are needed. I’m not talking about record labels, but rather, providing the people with some sort of description or label of your sound. Imagine this. You’re a concert promoter. Or you’re a street team member. And you have no idea what kind of band (insert super generic-sounding band name here) is, so you go…

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INDUSTRY INTERVIEW: Nate Sirotta (Total Assault)

Last month we brought you our industry interview with Bandhappy founder and Periphery drummer, Matt Halpern. This month, we bring you  an interview with Nate Sirotta, Director of Digital Marketing at Total Assault . Future publicists,and bands looking to sign with an agency would do well to check this one out.   Please follow and like us:

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Slayer Guitarist Jeff Hanneman Dies At 49

Slayer guitarist Jeff Hanneman passed away yesterday of liver failure after contracting a rare skin-tissue disease two years ago. Our condolences go out to the Hanneman family. Read more after the jump.             Slayer’s publicist issued the following statement: Slayer is devastated to inform that their bandmate and brother, Jeff Hanneman, passed away at about 11AM this morning near his Southern California home.  He was 49.  Hanneman was in an area hospital when he suffered liver failure.  He is survived by his wife Kathy, his…

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