December 5, 2013

Switchfoot’s New Wave

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(from Billboard Magazine, November 30, 2013) Switchfoot is a Christian rock band from Southern California who has a passion for waves and sound waves. Hoping to find inspiration for a new album, they visited famous surfing areas in New Zealand, Indonesia, and South Africa during their tour in 2011. Chad Butler, the band’s drummer, says […]

November 14, 2013

Country Labels Revive Two Forgotten Arts: Artist Development—And Patience

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(from Billboard Magazine, November 7, 2013) Usually record companies will drop an artist if they have a failed single, but that is not the case in country music. Country music labels often give their artists more than one chance to be successful. Brett Eldredge and Tyler Farr both did not do well in the beginning […]

October 17, 2013

Why the NFL and Pepsi Booked – But Didn’t Pay – Bruno Mars for Super Bowl XLVIII

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(from Billboard, October 14, 2013) Sarah Moll works for the NFL and is in charge of finding the entertainment for the Super Bowl halftime show. She had seen Bruno Mars three times, and halfway through the second concert, Moll knew she wanted Mars to perform in 2014 for the Pepsi Super Bowl Halftime Show. She […]

September 19, 2013

10 Things the Music Industry Needs to Know About Fall 2013 TV Season

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(from Billboard, September 13, 2013) This fall the only show that will be producing original music is NBC’s newer show “Nashville.” It is the only program with original music due to NBC cancelling their show “Smash.” The fifth season of Fox’s “Glee” does not use originals tracks, but it is the only one that is […]