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Napster documentary shows origins of today’s “piracy wars”+

Alex Winter's 'Downloaded' takes a look back at Napster and its effect on today's music biz.

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The Metalluminati at Mayhem Fest 2013+

We braved 100-degree heat and catered lunches just to talk to bands.

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Crowdfunding is for the lazy?+

Is crowdfunding a way for lazy bands to get money, or a way to get past lazy record labels?

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The Agonist and Casket of Cassandra frontwomen talk about their respective DIY hustles+

Last night, we caught up with Alissa White-Gluz of the Agonist and Amanda Maddera of openers Casket of Cassandra before they...

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Lacuna Coil singer talks about their 15-year career+

We caught up with Lacuna Coil frontman Andrea Ferro in San Francisco last night, before their opening slot for the...

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Hoeks Metal Fest shut down by police at SXSW+

Austin mainstayers Hoeks Death Metal Pizza‘s yearly SXSW metal fest was shut down earlier tonight by the Austin Police Department.  The...

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Download Wristbands let everyone at your show have your music “on hand”+

One of the most abundant sights at SXSW is bands handing out free copies of their music on CD. Problem is,...

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SXSW: Is it worth it?+

We’ve already made our enthusiasm for SXSW well known, and will be departing SFO for Austin in 24 hours to...

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Gojira drummer gives advice on resolving band conflicts+

We caught up with Gojira drummer Mario Duplantier before their show at the Fillmore in San Francisco last week. One of...

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Amazon now gives free MP3’s of any CD you’ve bought since 1998+

Amazon.com is probably the last survivor of online music retailers who were around during the birth of the interwebs. (R.I.P....

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How to pack your suitcase for tour+

Being on tour for weeks or even months at a time is no easy endeavor.  But if you also suck...

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‘Tis the season to make money!+

CD Baby’s DIY Musician blog has put up a string of posts showing how musicians can take advantage of holiday sales spikes, much like...

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Voivod say “music is music,” don’t obsess over sub-genres+

Canadian metal iron men Voivod played their first SF Bay Area show in nearly a decade this past weekend, opening...

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All Shall Perish frontman says label suing downloaders is “absolute horseshit”+

We talked to All Shall Perish vocalist Eddie Hermida last week before they opened for the mighty Hatebreed. Eddie told...

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How to sell 1 million albums and still be broke+

By now, you’ve heard the RIAA talking point that “file-sharing hurts bands” even though artists in other genres are using...

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How to sell more merch+

We’ve long talked about how merch sales will make the most money for your band in the Internet Era. Not...

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Devin Townsend tells fans to “download everything that I’ve ever made”+

We caught up with Devin Townsend the other day at San Francisco’s Great American Music Hall on his co-headlining tour with...

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Paradise Lost guitarist talks “booze bargains” while on tour+

We’re not always so serious around here. For instance, when we talked to Paradise Lost guitarist Greg MacKintosh before they...

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Save yourself the money and STOP making CD’s!+

A new study by the ominously named Total Bankruptcy blog breaks down the current state of selling music. As any stroll through...

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The Metalluminati at Bay Area Metal Fest+

This past weekend, we welcomed the bands of the Zombie Apocalypse Tour to Oakland for their final date at the Bay...

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The State of the Music Industry+

In four cartoon panels, the always-brilliant Oatmeal has summed up the problem and solution to the current music biz.  Normally, this would...

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Iced Earth guitarist wants to someday “be our own label”+

Jon Schaffer of Iced Earth sat down with the Metalluminati’s Audriana Gates in Tempe, Arizona on the second week of...

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Anti-Islamic female black metal band from Iraq a hoax?+

Anti-religious sentiment has been a hallmark of metal since the genre was born.  And in the decades since then, anti-religious...

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Top 10 ways to NOT completely fail at touring+

Underground musician RJD2 knows a thing or two about longevity, having been a professional artist for over a decade. Though...

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The Metalluminati at Warped Tour+

The Warped Tour may not be what comes to mind when you think "metal," but there's still PLENTY we metalheads...

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Iwrestledabearonce say the Internet is “a gift and a curse”+

Among our plethora of Warped Tour interviews, our chat with Iwrestledabearonce probably best exemplified the conundrum facing musicians in today’s Internet...

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Anti-Flag drummer says failing labels make “a much better world”+

We always knew that Anti-Flag pride themselves on being a politically outspoken band — like a punkier version of Rage...

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Marduk guitarist talks about lasting over 20 years in black metal+

We caught up with Marduk‘s lead ax-wielder Morgan “Evil” Steinmeyer Håkansson in a dark corner of San Francisco’s DNA Lounge this...

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Book your own shows with ‘Indie on the Move’+

We always tell artists to be as self-reliant as possible — which includes booking your own shows! However, with most...

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Your iPod is worth… $700 million???+

Copyright dinosaurs have a well-documented history of filing lawsuits for absurd amounts of money against people who share music online.  Sure,...

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