Music in 2023

Revenue will keep increasing, long-established artists will continue to sell the rights to their catalogs and TikTok will operate even more like a record label.  The music industry changes every day—whether it’s an album release, worldwide tour announcement, company merger or the sale of music rights. Music platforms and businesses are volatile, and next year … Continued

The Ultimate Playlist: Your Musical Pay Day

A new mobile app offers users a chance to win cash every day by listening to new music A few years ago, Shevy Smith and Khalid Jones opened an artist development company in Los Angeles to work directly with musicians to release and promote their music. But they soon realized the barrier in music promotion. … Continued

Brandi: Best at Bourbon & Beyond

Singer-songwriter Brandi Carlile displays the heart of her music: community, vulnerability and love Brandi Carlile sauntered on stage at Bourbon & Beyond in an exuberantly colorful and wildly patterned outfit. A toothy smile was plastered across her face.  Carlile is not new to the industry. She’s released seven studio albums and has earned 18 Grammy … Continued

What Young Voters Want

Ballots cast by voters under age 30 matter, and here’s how they could influence this election cycle.  By the time Luis Aguilar was 7 years old, he was already serving as a translator to help his immigrant parents and grandparents vote in elections in California’s Central Valley. “With my grandma, we’d walk to the polling … Continued

Brewing Up Bluegrass

Family band Gary Brewer & The Kentucky Ramblers talk about their own brand of brewgrass, topping the Billboard charts and pouring heart into their music

Matilda Marigolds’ DNA

After playing instruments since she was 5 years old, the singer-songwriter is at home in her music. With the release of her debut EP, Union, she’s ready to share it.

Beyond Bourbon, In The Rocks Room

DWP’s Bourbon & Beyond festival brought a stacked lineup of the best names in alternative, folk, country, bluegrass and rock to Louisville, Kentucky. But, the best part of it was the daily, intimate sessions put on for only a select number of people.

Taipei Houston Bring Alternative Influences To Punk Metal

The Beatles, Stones and Zeppelin were awesome—but rock lives on. Why not break out of the classic rock cocoon and give new rock a chance? Rockhound is here to help. Think of it as a bridge from 1967 to todayand beyond.  Breaking into their own angsty punk metal songs, the Ulrich brothers—sons of the legendary … Continued