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idobi Radio Summer School Tour Announces LA Event & Charity Partner, Save The Music

WIN TICKETS TO idobi RADIO SUMMER SCHOOL TOUR It’s not just the weather that’s heating things up! With the debut idobi Radio Summer School Tour just around the corner, the fest has launched its partnership with the charity organization Save The Music. Together, they aim to empower students, schools, and communities to reach their full potential through the transformative power of making music. For every ticket sold across the touring festival, $0.50 will be donated to Save The Music. You can purchase tickets to the idobi Radio Summer School Tour here. Additionally, with school almost in session, the fest has… Read more »


VH1 Save The Music To Benefit From JNN Foundation

Singer A.J. McLean has launched the JNN Foundation, named for his alter ego “Johnny No-Name,” to focus on efforts to raise awareness, as well as funds, for the VH1 Save The Music Foundation and the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation. The superstar singer made the announcement Thursday at Hard Rock Live in his hometown of Orlando, FL, and kicked off the Foundation’s initial funding with a $1 million personal donation. The VH1 Save The Music Foundation is a nonprofit organization dedicated to improving the quality of education in America’s public schools by restoring music programs in cities across America, and raising… Read more »


Black Veil Brides Tease New Music With “BLEEDERS” Presave

Black Veil Brides is keeping fans on their toes. Today, they posted on their Instagram a graphic that gives off major Sweeney Todd vibes, with a shaving knife surrounded by deep red blood. Fans are unsure if this is a song, EP, or a full-length album, but regardless, the excitement is undeniable. “BLEEDERS,” the caption of the post begins, “Friday, April 26, 2024. Pre-save NOW.” In the comments, excited listeners commented about the incoming new music, “Who else screamed and who is lying?” posted user bellamy_jasper666. BVB bassist Lonny Eagleton also posted rock horn emojis on the post, furthering listeners’… Read more »


Save Your Breath release new music video

U.K. pop punk act Save Your Breath have released a music video for “Harrow Road.” The band are currently on tour in the U.K. supporting We Are The In Crowd and will make their way to the United States this Spring, including some show at South By South West. Check out the video below! httpvh://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WQVudjJkZEk


Save Your Breath release “Whole” music video

U.K. pop punk act Save Your Breath have released a music video for the song “Whole”. The track stems off the band’s upcoming album There Used To Be A Place For Us, out on October 8th via Animal Style Records. Pre-order the album here and check out the video below! httpvh://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_cBK1x0hjlU


Sumner Redstone: iTunes Saved the Music Industry

Sumner Redstone, the billionaire businessman who grew up in Boston’s former West End and went on to build a career at the forefront of the entertainment industry, delivered a message to a standing-room-only crowd at Boston University yesterday: content is still king, but in the digital age, copyright is what matters. Redstone, 84, the majority owner of National Amusements and the chairman of the boards of Viacom, the CBS Corporation, and the MTVi Group, spoke at the School of Law Auditorium about the challenges of keeping a media company profitable in the digital age and answered questions from Bill Schwartz,… Read more »


How "Guitar Hero" saved guitar music

Early in July, Rusty Shaffer, the founder of Optek, a small music company in Reno, Nev., visited Salon’s offices to show me his invention, the Fretlight guitar. Though it looks and feels like a standard, rock ‘n’ roll-ready instrument, the Fretlight contains a set of LEDs invisibly embedded inside its fretboard — connect the guitar to a computer and the lights spark up to indicate where to put your fingers in order to play a chord. Shaffer is certain that his guitar is a great leap forward for the normally tech-averse guitar industry; the Fretlight, he says, will transform guitar… Read more »


How Apple saved the music biz

The Apple iTunes store has been selling a million tracks a day, it was announced recently. And no, that is not a misprint: a million a day. This will come as no surprise to readers of this column. Quite why the music industry didn’t spot the opportunity will be the subject of innumerable MBA dissertations in the years to come. But for now the significant thing to note is that it was a computer manufacturer and not a record company that cracked the problem of providing legal music downloads. On a global scale, you might say that the inadequacies of… Read more »

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