The Weird and Wonderful Record Store Day Exclusives

Monday, April 13, 2015 at 6:00 AM
Melissa Bobbitt

  Music   The semiannual Record Store Day is upon us April 18, and there’s a flurry of goodness this go-round. In addition to the “standard” vinyl offerings, you’ll see rare cassettes, tote bags and other nifty gifts from artists big and small. Here are some items that piqued our interest:   Metallica - No Life ’Til Leather Records are so common. Real men and women collect cassettes. And this is the big daddy. Here you’ll find early demo versions of... READ MORE

Music Releases Move to Friday— Now What?

Monday, March 2, 2015 at 5:00 AM
Melissa Bobbitt

  News   The big hullaballoo this past week in the music world was that the world got a little more united. Friday was dubbed the universal day for fresh releases, after a lifetime of varying days for different nations. The International Federation of the Phonographic Industry, a body that represents record labels worldwide, claims that the Friday release date embraces digital trends and tears down figurative borders. Smaller entities such as Beggars Group – who represents artists... READ MORE

Iggy Azalea Shines Light on Sexual Assaults at Concerts

Monday, May 5, 2014 at 6:00 AM
Melissa Bobbitt

  Music Industry We all wish that the savoir-faire of pop stars could rub off on us. But that blind desire has turned into a sickening entitlement. With rapper Iggy Azalea having to cease crowd-surfing at her shows because of zealous fans’ grasping at her nether regions, it’s time to step back and stop believing we own the artists we admire. “Buying my album for $12 doesn’t mean you get to finger me,” the Aussie hip-hop scion said in a... READ MORE