Vinyl sales grew for the 16th consecutive year in 2022, with 41 million albums sold — compared to 33 million CDs. Streaming is still the biggest driver of the music industry's growth.
Ticketmaster seems to be feeling pressure and making changes as Beyoncé tickets go on sale. While things appear to be running more smoothly so far, an economist says there's still cause for concern.
Several musicians and industry leaders are hoping to make their case for why Georgia should have tax incentives for the music industry mirroring those provided to the film industry years prior, which led to the state becoming a production hub for several notable franchises and film studios.
Georgia's independent music venues have been pleading with state and local government officials for additional assistance to help them weather the pandemic. With the passage of the new stimulus bill, help may finally be on the way.
Atlanta-based hip-hop artist Killer Mike joined a roster of other musicians calling out the Grammy Awards after his duo, Run the Jewels, did not receive a nomination for their album Run the Jewels 4, despite it receiving critical acclaim earlier in the year.
Author Grace Elizabeth Hale joined Virginia Prescott for one of the Atlanta History Center’s virtual author talks. Her new book, Cool Town: How Athens, Georgia Launched Alternative Music And Changed American Culture, documents the rise of the small Georgia town as a “new kind of American bohemia,” exploring the factors and the artists that made it possible. Hear their conversation about the rise of bands like R.E.M., The B-52's and Pylon, and how the Athens scene that they established offered an alternative option for Southerners who didn't fit the mold of the mainstream.
Colorado is famous for its summer festivals and world class venues, like the Red Rocks Amphitheater. See how some have found creative ways to keep the music alive during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Small music venues in the US are looking for a lifeline — and a new bill in Congress called the Restart Act might be it. Advocates say the future of independent clubs relies on government relief.
Today's show highlighted authors Soniah Kamal and Goldie Taylor, along with discussions on sports fans and information on an upcoming Georgia...
Georgia has been a major player in the music industry. Atlanta especially is a mecca for rap, hip-hop and R&B. Notable artists come here to record,...