"You don’t know fuck about the music industry."
Lady Gaga said regarding her critics during her SXSW Keynote Speech
"TriCaster and 3Play allow us to bring the magic of SXSW to the world stage, far beyond Austin’s city limits, with relative ease and affordability. It’s the biggest thing we’ve done on the live webcasting side by a mile"
— Russ Hull, SXSW Pro Media.

Icona Pop’s live in-studio performance from B96 in Chicago is live streaming today at 1pm CT / 11am PT.  

Tune in: http://bit.ly/1hU0QaU



"Purchasing music — no matter the form — can never compare to watching a musician create a sound and tell a story in real time,"
Rachel Black, director of NYC’s Greenwich House Music School (GHMS) and veteran NYC concert producer

We’re stoked to partner with Team B3 & announce the 2014 edition of their B3SCI PRESENTS: SXSW Day Party in Austin, TX, kicking off SXSW Music on Wednesday, March 12th at Red Eyed Fly (located at Red River & 7th St) with a full day of live sets from the best/coolest/need to know emerging talent right now.

Austin not in the cards for you?  No sweat, got you covered too.   Tune into the live Hi-resolution Audio Stream powered by Spacebar and IROCKE for select live sets from the showcase.

RSVP here: http://bit.ly/1fCv78W

"At this juncture in history, the music industry is like the Wild West; we’re all trying to figure out how to exist in a volatile new place that is constantly changing. Artists, label owners, producers, all of us have to look forward, not backward, and try to learn how to exist in a streaming world."

Ron Pope (independent musician, producer, songwriter, and label owner)


Apple today announced the first iTunes Festival to be held in the US, featuring an amazing lineup of global superstars, running from March 11-15. Taking place at ACL Live at the Moody Theater, home of Austin City Limits, the iTunes Festival at SXSW will feature iTunes chart toppers including Coldplay, Imagine Dragons, Pitbull, Keith Urban, ZEDD and more to come. All five nights of the iTunes Festival will be available to enjoy for free as a live and on-demand stream via the iTunes Store® on your iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, Mac or PC. Performances can also be seen in the iTunes Festival app on your iOS device or with Apple TV in stunning HD. 

For more info:  www.itunes.com/festival


Our March issue featuring Ahmir ‘Questlove’ Thompson of The Roots hits tablets and the web today, newsstands next week.

Check out this preview!


Questlove drops some advice on how to find music that you love:

We did it one way in the past; now we have to figure out how to do it in the present, which, in so many ways, is the future. 


Check out the latest issue of WIRED (wired) and “follow these geniuses to the Best Music on the Internet” —> http://wrd.cm/N7scOW

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