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Trending: Tool Is Now On Spotify

After being against uploading their music to streaming services for some time, Tool is now on Spotify and — perhaps surprisingly to them — seeing results from it. Have the tides turned? In this piece, we’ll combat some of the common objections artists have toward streaming and help you answer the question: should you distribute your music on streaming platforms?

Tool On Spotify: Should Artists Use Streaming?

Watch Lady Lamb’s new video for “Little Flaws”

Today, Lady Lamb (aka Aly Spaltro) has just released a new video for the song “Little Flaws,” the first track on her acclaimed new album Even in The Tremor. Capturing the nostalgic intimacy of old family films, the video was shot in Detroit with an aging videocassette camera and edited by Aly herself. Shooting in this style allows for the intimacy of the song and what she films to come straight to the surface, capturing visually what she sings so earnestly on the song itself: “Baby, you’ve got little flaws like me / You try to be hard but I know you’re a softie / I thought you were tough up until you stopped me / From plucking that tiny white flower from the earth.”

Phish announce fall 2019 tour

Just a few weeks before Phish begins its traditional summer-ending three-night run at Dick’s Sporting Goods Park in Commerce City, CO, the band has announced a run of Fall 2019 tour dates. The seven-date tour begins with two performances at Dunkin’ Donuts Center in Providence, RI, and culminates with their first-ever three-night run in Charleston, SC at the North Charleston Coliseum. Additional highlights include a performance at Uniondale, NY’s Nassau Coliseum — the band’s first since 2003 — and a night at Peterson Event Center in Pittsburgh, PA. The full itinerary is below.

8/30 – Dick’s Sporting Goods Park – Commerce City, CO
8/31 – Dick’s Sporting Goods Park – Commerce City, CO
9/1 – Dick’s Sporting Goods Park – Commerce City, CO
11/29 – Dunkin’ Donuts Center – Providence, RI
11/30 – Dunkin’ Donuts Center – Providence, RI
12/1 – Nassau Coliseum – Uniondale, NY
12/4 – Peterson Event Center – Pittsburgh, PA
12/6 – North Charleston Coliseum – Charleston, SC
12/7 – North Charleston Coliseum – Charleston, SC
12/8 – North Charleston Coliseum – Charleston, SC

New Release from The Heels “Take The Trailer”

Encouragement and inspiration. Positivity and prowess. Fun and flare. None are in short supply when it comes to high-energy country trio The Heels and yeah, the music is damn good, too. The creative union of Bobbi Smith, Brittni Dominelli, and Kyla Rawlins was born of a desire to heal through music, and now they’re carrying that mission forward and sharingit with an ever-growing fanbase.

Atlanta’s Holy Beach Share New Single “Incest In The Herd”

When Atlanta-based rock band Holy Beach play, they send lightning bolts of energy hurtling through the ether to either fizzle or explode. Formed early this year, Holy Beach are not making any dainty debuts — they’re making an anthemic antithesis to the serpentine soundscape of post-rock, shooting out fast from the starting line. Their first full-length record, ​All That Matters Is This Matter​, releasing this summer and co-produced by platinum award winning engineer Jeff Leonard Jr. (who has worked with bands including Shinedown, Sleeper Agent, and Framing Hanley), is rich with the guzzled, cloudy waves of grunge interspersed with smashes of raging rock. The album marks the first official effort from Holy Beach, but its members are no strangers to the industry.


Michael Kiwanuka is pleased to announce details of his stunning third album, KIWANUKA, slated for release on October 25th 2019 through Interscope Records. KIWANUKA is the follow-up to Michael’s #1 UK charting album album Love & Hate, that resonated broadly both critically and in the public’s affections, netting the British musician his second Mercury Prize nomination, as well as his second and third BRIT nominations.

Lynyrd Skynyrd Postpones Farewell Tour Dates Due to Recent Heart Surgery for Gary Rossington

Due to illness Lynyrd Skynyrd must postpone shows for their Last of the Street Survivors Farewell Tour this weekend. The Friday, Aug. 16, date at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, NV has been rescheduled for Friday, Oct. 18, and the Saturday, Aug. 17, performance at Toyota Amphitheatre in Wheatland, CA for Saturday, Oct. 19. Bad Company will remain as special guest, co-headliner for the rescheduled Las Vegas date on Oct. 18. Tickets purchased for the original August 16 and 17 dates will be honored for the rescheduled dates in October.

Guitarist and original member of Lynyrd Skynyrd, Gary Rossington, had been experiencing fatigue and other symptoms related to a leaky heart valve. Rossington underwent a procedure on July 31 to repair the valve. To allow him proper time to recover the band must reschedule the upcoming tour dates. Rossington is expected to make a full recovery.

Lynyrd Skynyrd Postpone Tour Dates, Guitarist Gary Rossington Undergoes Surgery

BroadwayWorld Premieres Singer/Songwriter Kevin Pollack’s New Music Video

Chicago’s singer/songwriter Kevin Pollack premieres new summer hit, “Man About Town” music video through BroadwayWorld today. Pollack gives a sweet story of the perfect date through the vision of two directors, Deric Gochenauer and Lincoln Rogers and their crew. Tony Award Nominee Mary Bridget Davies was quoted saying, “The video is the sweetness the world needs to remember.” “It’s like watching the perfect movie unfold,” stated Pollack. “It’s Great. Love the hook!” exclaimed Michael Heidemann from WGN. LA Producer Lee Currerri agreed by stating, “I love it. Love the feel. Plus Pollack’s voice is really fantastic!” This is the second song off Pollack’s monthly series of releases.

Tickets Now on Sale for 2019 A2IM SynchUp Presented by Vydia

A2IM is proud to announce its fifth annual SynchUp conference, taking place on October 30, 2019 at the Annenberg Community Beach House in Santa Monica, California.

This year’s event will include programs featuring the best and brightest minds and leadership from the independent music industry. Attendees will participate in programs focusing on digital capacity and synch licensing while also taking time to meet with old friends and make new ones over breakfast, lunch, and a sunset cocktail hour. The event will feature workshops and networking with top independent record labels, publishers, music supervisors, and DSPs.