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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Free downloads = More money?+

By focusing on the bigger revenue picture, bands can bring in more money by 'hooking' fans with free music.

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For Today frontman embraces religious controversy+

Mattie Montgomery might have a brilliant publicity tactic in courting religious controversy around his band's Christian values.

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Is substance abuse your biggest career obstacle?+

There is nothing wrong with getting clean... And you don't have to go broke doing it!

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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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Matt Byrne of Hatebreed talks touring, transitioning, and (Randy Blythe’s) trialing+

We caught up with drummer, Matt Byrne, of Hatebreed on their The Divinity of Purpose Tour with Shadows Fall, Dying Fetus,...

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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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Anders Fridén claims “there’s vitamins in all the beers we drink.”+

I met up with Anders Fridén of In Flames at the Warfield in San Francisco, CA, while they were on tour...

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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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Why are metalheads so petty?+

This is a guest post by ex-Warbringer guitarist Adam Carroll. Adam contacted us immediately after seeing various reactions to yesterday’s...

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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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Touring for Dummies+

Touring is the most important thing you can do as a band. However, it also is the most costly in...

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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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