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    Stefny! At The Disco Interviews Ivypaint

    Months before SXSW, I pored through the list to find bands that I wanted to interview and catch live. To my surprise, there was only ONE band in the entire lineup who billed themselves as “pop-punk”: Orlando-based Ivypaint. Back in January, lead singer Sean Duong answered some questions for me ahead of the festival. Who […]

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    The One Seven: Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Inductees

    The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction process is now complete. The fan-voting portion of the decision-making process ended with Duran Duran, Eminem, Pat Benatar, Eurythmics, and Dolly Parton receiving the most votes respectively. The Hall recently announced that Benatar, Duran Duran, Eminem, Eurythmics, Parton, Lionel Richie, and Carly Simon are the seven acts […]

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    Looking Back at SXSW: The Future of Live Music

    Even before the COVID-19 pandemic, live music and other events had begun to find footholds in the digital realm. But when live events shut down in 2020, the only way for many venues to stay afloat was by bringing the experience online. The Future of Live Music panel was moderated by Amy LaMeyer, managing partner […]

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    Looking Back at SXSW: Music in Games – The Future Is Now

    Music has long been an important part of video games. From the olden days of Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater and Guitar Hero to the cutting edge of Beat Saber, the right music can make or break a game. But what goes into creating that perfect intersection of music and gaming? Monday of the conference was […]

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    Looking Back on SXSW: Health in the Music Business

    As a person working in the music business and someone who suffers from health issues, the topic of mental and physical health in the music business is quite important to me. During SXSW I attended several panels on the “Future of Live Music” track, two of which were specifically dedicated to improving our mental health […]