PledgeMusic isn't a one-size-fits-all answer to a music industry in flux and decline. But it is the only platform of its kind that brings artists, fans and charities together as part of the creative process.
The devaluation of music has also the devalued the listener. Maybe the problem with music isn't technology. Maybe it's us. Could it be that the music industry is sinking and fewer people are buying music -- not only because people don't want to pay for it, but because listening to music is now officially a lost art?
Imagine the eek, eek, and eek, of Psycho on the giant screens with live music under the stars in the Hollywood Hills.
If you've watched Hollywood Exes, you've heard her powerful vocals perform the VH1 series' theme song. This is someone that you need to know about if you don't already - her name is Arika Kane.
This weekend wishes did indeed come true here, thanks to the musical talents of Scott Grimes (ER, American Dad!), Bob Guiney, and musician Jay Gore as they rocked out to honor one little boy's powerful legacy of compassion.
It's wonderful to watch a really great young woman with talent oozing out of her have it recognized and discovered by the public.
"Is this cheating on Tracey? I dunno," Ben Watt asked. He felt a little funny performing Everything But the Girl's "25th December" in Los Angeles a few weeks ago without his wife and creative partner.
Karl Wallinger is sitting on the running board of his tour van and smoking a cigarette. He just finished World Party's sound check at the Variety Play...
Bob Dylan turns 73 over Memorial Day weekend, on May 24. Increasingly, birthday celebrations are being held around the world by his fans, featuring local musicians playing covers of Dylan songs and tributes of their own.
Merchant's "Lulu" is the latest pop music tribute to Louise Brooks (1906-1985), a silent film star who suffered decades of obscurity and was reluctantly brought back into the limelight late in life.
Courtesy of MAK Media Productions You know him best as the man that is pimped out on the hit video from the hit song Thrift Shop by Macklemore, Rya...
Many tomes about Rock and Roll exist, but Mad World is one of the first to give artists from the 1980s another day in the sun: the interviews in the book are priceless.
For Sarah Dooley, doing stupid things has been a genius move. The winsome young artist became a YouTube sensation in 2008 when she created And Sarah, ...
If a band like U2 uses a fisheye lens to transform its verses into panoramic sing-alongs to crowds of 80,000, then Elbow uses a telescope to go big or go home. It's micro love on a macro level; these songs are like personal stories beamed back to earth via satellites -- stuff that needs space and time.
Falsetto is a rock singer's secret weapon. The upper register of a man's voice can transmit a sexy yowl, a vulnerable plea for understanding, or the simple joys of a high melody. In Neil Finn's case, it's all of the above.
For fans of the UK underground music scene, Mark Stoney is a familiar name.