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A&M/Octone and Interscope announce dissolution of joint venture

By Alan Ho Interscope Geffen A&M, a unit of Universal Music Group announced today (October 7) that it will buy out the remaining 50% share of the A&M/Octone joint venture from parent Octone Records.  The venture was formed in 2007 and was slated for a mid-2014 conclusion before the surprise announcement was […]

Lady Gaga reveals album cover for “Artpop”

By Alan Ho Behold.  For the last half hour, 45 minutes, piece by piece, a section of the album cover for Lady Gaga’s upcoming album Artpop was being revealed.  Drawn up by artist Jeff Koons, the cover revealed in its entirety below is typical Gaga, audacious, daring, even avant-garde edgy.  Artpop will be released […]

The Spotlight

By Alan Ho Who:  Poor Remy Where:  New York City (by way of Kenyon College (Ohio)) For fans of: Avett Brothers, Fleet Foxes, Old Crow Medicine Show, Bon Iver, The Decemberists, Iron & Wine Kenyon College is a small, but very influential liberal arts school […]

The Spotlight

  By Hayley Holmes Who:  Example (Elliot John Gleave) Where:  Fulham, England, United Kingdom For fans of:  Calvin Harris, Professor Green, Wretch 32 Elliot John Gleave, or more commonly known as Example due to his initials being E.G., which is an abbreviation […]

The Spotlight

By Maura Harwood Who:  3rd and Union Where:  Nashville, TN For fans of:  The Civil Wars, Lady Antebellum, Gloriana, Josh Kelley While most college students are simply trying to survive, balancing classes, extracurriculars, and a social life, country duo 3rd & Union is […]