Labels are a lot of people who should optimistically be helping artists ... What a label used to be is not what a label is now. Artists just need help. It used to be the only ones capable of helping them was a label. Now you’re seeing them get help in all sorts of creative ways.
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Amanda Palmer on crafting her TEDTalk Don't make people pay for music, says Amanda Palmer: Let them. In a passionate talk that begins in her days as a street performer, she examines the new relationship between artist and fan. Palmer believes we shouldn' from NPR Read more »
Amanda Palmer playing Mermaid Parade benefit at Music Hall of Williamsburg and PS 122 Spring Gala (dates)
As mentioned, the annual Coney Island Mermaid Parade is in danger and have launched a Kickstarter to help keep it afloat in 2013 and years to come. They're currently about halfway to their $100,000 goal with 20 days left. No stranger to crowdfunding, Ama from Brooklyn Vegan Read more »
Tracked down: Kevin Bacon, Solange Knowles, Deval Patrick, and more...
“The Following” star Kevin Bacon and his Bacon Brothers band playing a benefit show at the Wilbur Theatre for The One Fund … Beyonce’s little sis Solange Knowles, musicians Amanda Palmer and Nick Cave, choreographer Karole Armitage and many other contemp from Boston Herald Read more »
Donovan: The Best of the TVD Interview
It’s not lost on us that some of the biggest and most talented artists and musicians of this or any generation have gone on the record—on records—here at TVD. This week we’re sharing some of our favorites from the archive. —Ed. Donovan has been doing mor from The Vinyl District Read more »
CAREER: 9 Tips for Throwing an Awesome CD Release Party
Yes indeed. What a night! Could the long term good vibes of the church be blessing our communion ! I'm not the least bit religious but last night was the best feeling I've had in a group of strangers since the sixties." - Tim Rounds (Let's get this out o from All About Jazz Read more »