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Five Grammy Awards Performances We’re Not Going To Miss
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Five Grammy Awards Performances We’re Not Going To Miss

The Grammy Awards are set for this weekend and producers have just announced a stacked lineup of performers. Airing Sunday on CBS at 8 PM and streaming on the new Paramount+, music's biggest night will be hosted by comedian Trevor Noah. According to a press release this year's show will serve as a tribute to independent venues. Behind the scenes, workers from some of the countries most iconic venues will serve as presenters in categories throughout the evening. A wide range of talent will take the stage from Billie Eilish to Harry Styles to Cardi B but these are the five performances we're going to be sure to catch. For more Grammy info you can find the full lineup here and the nominees here. Black Pumas were nominated in 2020 for Best New Artist and had it not been for Billie Eil...
Telefunken Elektroakustik Celebrates 20 Years
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Telefunken Elektroakustik Celebrates 20 Years

Connecticut-based Telefunken Elektroakustik marks 20 years in business in the US after reviving the high-end microphone brand around since 1903. Owned and operated by Toni Fishman, he acquired the rights to the name and iconic diamond logo in 2001 after purchasing a mic for his recording studio sometime the year before. According to a recent press release, the original ELA M 251 he bought needed a new polar pattern switch, a common issue with that type of microphone. When Fishman was able to reverse engineer the component he was able to provide a fix for other users. From there he ambitiously set out to remake the entire microphone and over the next two years meticulously recreated the parts needed to start producing the mic with his growing team. Originally a German brand, 'tele'...
Todays Musicians Should Consider Releasing Music As NFTs
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Todays Musicians Should Consider Releasing Music As NFTs

First of all, what is an NFT and how can it benefit bands and musicians on the scene today? NFT stands for non-fungible token and it's all the rage at the moment. When you purchase a digital form of collectible whether it's music, art, or even a comic book, because ownership is recorded on a blockchain, each copy is unique and tied to the person who purchased the digital item. What this prevents is the pirating of any type of media sold as an NFT by the artist. According to Rolling Stone, Kings of Leon is the first high-profile act to release a full album as an NFT. Set to be released on Friday When You See Yourself is the band's first new music since the October 2016 release of Walls. The album will be available through all the conventional channels but it's the release through NFT si...
Five Reasons Why 2021 Will Be A Great Year For New Alt Music
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Five Reasons Why 2021 Will Be A Great Year For New Alt Music

The pandemic has led to a lot of downtime for bands and musicians in the absence of full touring schedules. Many have channeled their energies into writing and producing new material. 2021 is shaping up to be a great year for new music so let’s dive into five artists who have albums coming.  Bleachers Singer/songwriter Jack Antonoff is set to drop a new album later this year after releasing a surprise collaboration with fellow New Jersey resident Bruce Springsteen in November called ‘Chinatown’. Antonoff, a prolific writer collaborating with the likes of Taylor Swift and Lana Del Rey in recent years, is also known as a member of Fun. and Steel Train. But it’s with Bleachers he’s at his best channeling a nostalgic feel for the 80s and 90s while incorporating soaring me...