Indie Music News
A Timeline of Prince's Final Days
The death of pop superstar Prince at the age of 57 shocked the world today. After the music icon was found dead in his Minnesota compound, Paisley Park, dozens of famous faces and millions of fans took to social media to express grief over the loss of the "Purple Rain" singer. To many, his death
NYC Man Loses Wallet, Gets a Brutally Honest Letter With Some of His Returned Belongings
When one New York City man lost his wallet, he did not expect to have it sent back to him. But this isn't necessarily a feel-good story of a Good Samaritan in a tough city. For Reilly Flaherty, 28, it was a bitter-sweet tale of greed wrapped up in a bit of altruism. "I thought everything was gone,
Music Reviews: The Latest From Calvin Harris, Neil Young, Ani DiFranco and Big Star
As the industry gears up for the coming holiday season, this week seems to be a moment to take a breath. There aren’t many high-profile releases this week, but the coming weeks will probably be monsters full of highly anticipated blockbusters. This week EDM-favorite Calvin Harris returns with his
Brooklyn Eighth-Graders Get Sony Record Deal
A trio of friends from Brooklyn, N.Y., who are not yet out of middle school have signed a record deal with Sony. Guitarist Malcolm Brickhouse, 13, bassist Alec Atkins, 13, and drummer Jarad Dawkins, 12, are the three members of the heavy metal band “Unlocking the Truth.” While other kids may be
Ariana Grande Sued for Allegedly Copying Song Lyrics
Singer-songwriter Ariana Grande is only 20, but many people in the music industry are already calling her the next Mariah Carey. Grande’s song, “The Way,” spent 26 weeks on the Billboard charts this year and led her to fame, but it has also landed her...
Bronze Radio Return: Band Finds Success in Marketing
You may not have heard of Bronze Radio Return yet, but with their songs licensed to more than 50 commercials and TV spots, you’ve likely heard its music. The six-man rock band met at The Hartt School, a music conservatory in Hartford, Conn. Drawing from varying...
Twin Shadow: Indie Crooner Composes His Motorcycle Diaries
American musician George Lewis Jr., who performs under the stage name Twin Shadow, has found an unlikely combination in danceable beats and intimate narratives. His 2012 album, “Confess” (4AD), contrasts bright pop melodies with moody themes and husky vocals. This spring, Lewis embarks on Twin...
Quick Questions, Long Answers: With Devendra Banhart
Indie Music Darling Devendra Banhart Muses About Identity, Venezuela and Life
Entertainment and Internet Providers Launch Copyright Alert System
Several groups from the entertainment industry have teamed up with five major American Internet service providers to create something called the Copyright Alert System. The system aims to educate and dissuade consumers from participating in illegal methods of sharing copyrighted materials online.
Chile's Pop Explosion: Music by the DIY Internet Generation
Like most musical phenomena, the Chilean pop explosion started without a blueprint. Take for instance its most representative figure, Javiera Mena . During her first major performance, at a Santiago movie art house in 2002, she was still looking for a sound. Standing with her acoustic guitar in