The Who, Kanye, Springsteen and Billy Joel will be performing at Madison Square Garden on December 12 to support relief efforts for Hurricane Sandy. The Brooklyn equivalent will take place this Saturday, featuring Vampire Weekend and members of Dirty Projectors and the Walkmen.
A bunch of stuff is happening with Spotify, including a $10 million investment from Coca-Cola.
Over on Pitchfork, Damon Krukowski of Galaxie 500/Damon And Naomi shares his experience on revenue from streaming services.
Spin takes a look at the economics of the dance music boom from the recording side.
Across the pond, the CEO of Universal Music UK has spoken about the need to break more British artists. He notes a decline in commercial radio’s support for new acts.
Apparently people still buy Now That’s What I Call Music compilations, but more people buy Taylor Swift records. One Direction’s new album is set to knock Swift off the top spot next week.
Seapunk, blah blah, Azealia Banks, Rihanna, stealing stuff from the internet, I don’t even know anymore.
Read a history of A&M Records over on NPR for the label’s 50th birthday.
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