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Internet radio service Pandora posts 40 per cent growth in revenue
Oct 23, 2014 7:32pm | Fact Magazine

The world’s largest internet radio service achieved significant revenue gains in the third quarter of this year. 

Pandora’s positive overall growth continues with the company posting a $2 million net loss for the third quarter of 2014, an improvement on the $4.1 million loss recorded one year earlier. The $2 million loss came on record revenue of $239.6 million, a 40 per cent increase on the same time period last year.

Pandora’s mobile revenue stream rose 52 per cent to $188 million whilst local advertising grew 118 per cent to $41.8 million. In the first 9 months of the year, the company’s revenue grew 49.2 per cent to $652.8 million.

Although Pandora’s third quarter financial statistics were largely positive, the company experienced mixed results with listening growth. The company’s number of active listeners for the quarter rose by just 100,000.

Pandora also experienced a 1 per cent decline in overall listener hours, down to 4.99 billion hours from 5.04 billion hours in the year’s second quarter. It is worth noting that the third quarter total of 4.99 billion hours is still a 25 per cent increase on the numbers reported for the same period in 2013.

The company’s largest expense, royalties, totalled 46.5 per cent of its overall revenue.

[via Billboard]



Grateful Deads 50-year career to be chronicled in Martin Scorsese-produced documentary
Oct 23, 2014 7:09pm | Cosequence Of Sound

Legendary jam band Grateful Dead will see its 50th anniversary commemorated with a brand new full-length documentary due out next year. As Deadline reports, the authorized production will be directed by Amir Bar-Lev (Happy Valley, 12-12-12, The Tillman Story), with Martin Scorsese serving as executive producer. Music supervision will be handled by longtime Dead archivist David Lemieux.

The as-yet-untitled film will trace the path of the band’s origins in 1965, touch on the death of frontman Jerry Garcia back in 1995, and wrap up with the band’s current schedule. Surviving band members Mickey Hart, Bill Kreutzmann, Phil Lesh, and Bob Weir will all be interviewed for the project, as will “other characters and pranksters from the Dead universe.” The interviews will be interspersed with never-before-seen concert and behind-the-scenes footage.

In a statement, Hart, Kreutzmann, Lesh, and Weir said, “Millions of stories have been told about the Grateful Dead over the years. With our 50th Anniversary coming up, we thought it might just be time to tell one ourselves and Amir is the perfect guy to help us do it. Needless to say, we are humbled to be collaborating with Martin Scorsese … The 50th will be another monumental milestone to celebrate with our fans and we cannot wait to share this film with them.”

For his part, Scorsese said, &ld...



Wayne Coyne Comments On Kesha/Dr. Luke Controversy
Oct 23, 2014 6:37pm | StereoGum

The Dr. Luke/Kesha situation is getting increasingly ugly, and now frequent Kesha collaborator Wayne Coyne has weighed in. As you may recall (and was detailed in Chris’ excellent timeline of their relationship), Coyne was working with Kesha on a collaborative album with the Flaming Lips for a long time, which was called Lip$ha, but was supposedly blocked from release by Dr. Luke. In a new interview with Radio.com, here’s what Coyne had to say:

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Ebola scare hits Brooklyn music venues
Oct 23, 2014 6:34pm | Cosequence Of Sound

Two Brooklyn bowling alleys that moonlight as music venues were visited last night by a New York City man who has since been hospitalized with symptoms of Ebola.

According to the New York Daily News, Dr. Craig Spencer recently returned from an extended stay in the West African country of Guinea. On Wednesday night, he reportedly went bowling at Brooklyn Bowl and The Gutter in Williamsburg. Just hours later, he was rushed to Manhattan’s Bellevue Hospital suffering from a high fever and nausea — two potential symptoms of Ebola. He’s since been isolated and tested for the disease, with results expected in the overnight hours.

As BrooklynVegan points out, The Gutter is currently shut down “due to unforeseen circumstances,” canceling a CMJ showcase scheduled for this evening. In a statement posted on Twitter, Brooklyn Bowl said it was aware of the reports that Spencer attended the venue last night, but have yet to be contacted by authorities. As of publication, tonight’s events — which includes a DJ set from Questlove — will go on as scheduled.

We are aware of the reports that an individual who may possibly be infected with Ebola attended an event in Williamsburg last night.

— brooklynbowl (@brooklynbowl) October 23, 2014

Brooklyn Bowl has not been contacted by...


Ebola scare hits Brooklyn music venue
Oct 23, 2014 6:34pm | Cosequence Of Sound

A Brooklyn bowling alley that moonlights as a music venue was visited last night by a New York City man who has since tested positive for Ebola, according to The New York Times.

Dr. Craig Spencer recently returned from an extended stay in the West African country of Guinea. On Wednesday night, he reportedly went bowling at The Gutter in Williamsburg. Just hours later, he was rushed to Manhattan’s Bellevue Hospital suffering from a high fever and nausea .

As BrooklynVegan points out, The Gutter is currently shut down “due to unforeseen circumstances,” canceling a CMJ Music Marathon showcase scheduled for this evening. The Times reports that health workers will inspect the venue tomorrow.

It’s worth noting that Ebola is not an airborne illness and is only transmittable by people who are already showing symptoms. According to reports, Spencer did not fall ill until Thursday morning.

Update – 9:45pm: Spencer only attended The Gutter, and not Brooklyn Bowl, contrary to earlier reports. Questlove — who is set to DJ at Brooklyn Bowl this evening — took to Instagram to address panicking citizens of New York City:



Watch the hypnotic video for Teengirl Fantasys collaboration with Lafawndah
Oct 23, 2014 6:17pm | Fact Magazine

Mononymous songstress Lafawndah is the focal point for the New York duo’s new video.  

Last month Teengirl Fantasy announced their upcoming EP Thermal, due out on next month via Break World Records. Today the duo shared the video for the EP’s first single, ‘Lung’. The track is an exercise in deconstructed dancefloor pop and combines the siren-like vocals of Lafawndah with moody, high-gloss production.

The video for ‘Lung’ is as immersive as the track itself. Filmed at New York gay utopia Fire Island Pines, the hypnotic film clip is bathed in a green hue that offset’s the track’s warm production, capturing Lafawndah as she is writhing on the seashore and singing amidst a bed of lush tropical reeds.

Teengirl Fantasy’s Thermal EP will be released on November 18 via Break World Records.


Clickhole Takes On Sex With With All 3 Members Of Yo La Tengo
Oct 23, 2014 6:16pm | StereoGum

The Onion’s sister site Clickhole posted an article today called, “I Regret Waiting Until Marriage To Have Sex With All 3 Members Of Yo La Tengo,” where the author lamented that she saved sex for marriage when she could have had sex with all three members of the New Jersey band. “All throughout high school and college, I was the only one of my friends who wasnt having sex with Yo La Tengo. So, when I found myself in bed with Ira Kaplan, Georgia Hubley, and bassist James McNew on the night of my wedding, l really had no idea what I was supposed to do,” the author writes. Later, she says, “In hindsight, I cant help but wish I hadnt waited until marriage to go all the way with Yo La Tengo. It just would have made things so much easier. And I know my husband feels the same way.” It’s maybe the second funniest satire article about Yo La Tengo, following this one. Read it over here.

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The Grateful Dead Announce 50th Anniversary Documentary Produced By Martin Scorsese
Oct 23, 2014 5:54pm | StereoGum

The Grateful Dead turn 50 next year and to celebrate the occasion, they’ll release a career-spanning documentary directed by Amir Bar-Lev, who also had a hand in 2010′s The Tillman Story and 2007′s My Kid Could Paint That. Most notably, the film will be executive produced by Martin Scorsese. The film will contain never-before-seen footage of performances and new interviews with surviving members Mickey Hart, Bill Kreutzmann, Phil Lesh, and Bob Weir. “Millions of stories have been told about the Grateful Dead over the years. With our 50th Anniversary coming up, we thought it might just be time to tell one ourselves and Amir is the perfect guy to help us do it,” the band said in a statement. “Needless to say, we are humbled to be collaborating with Martin Scorsese. From The Last Waltz to George Harrison: Living In The Material World, from Bob Dylan to the Rolling Stones, he has made some of the greatest music documentaries ever with some of our favorite artists and we are honored to have him involved. The 50th will be another monumental milestone to celebrate with our fans and we cannot wait to share this film with them.” No details about the film’s release schedule have been revealed so far.

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The Grateful Dead Announce 50th Anniversary Documentary Prod. By Martin Scorsese
Oct 23, 2014 5:54pm | StereoGum

The Grateful Dead turn 50 next year and to celebrate the occasion, they’ll release a career-spanning documentary directed by Amir Bar-Lev, who also had a hand in 2010′s The Tillman Story and 2007′s My Kid Could Paint That. Most notably, the film will be executive produced by Martin Scorsese. The film will contain never-before-seen footage of performances and new interviews with surviving members Mickey Hart, Bill Kreutzmann, Phil Lesh, and Bob Weir. “Millions of stories have been told about the Grateful Dead over the years. With our 50th Anniversary coming up, we thought it might just be time to tell one ourselves and Amir is the perfect guy to help us do it,” the band said in a statement. “Needless to say, we are humbled to be collaborating with Martin Scorsese. From The Last Waltz to George Harrison: Living In The Material World, from Bob Dylan to the Rolling Stones, he has made some of the greatest music documentaries ever with some of our favorite artists and we are honored to have him involved. The 50th will be another monumental milestone to celebrate with our fans and we cannot wait to share this film with them.” No details about the film’s release schedule have been revealed so far.

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The Gutter bowling alley in Willamsburg shut down, allegedly due to Ebola scare (CMJ shows included)
Oct 23, 2014 5:36pm | Brooklyn Vegan


@brooklynvegan our cmj show at @thegutter was canceled, have any alternative venues!!??

— Goodnight Records (@GoodnightRecord) October 23, 2014


our @GoodnightRecord show at @thegutter canceled tonight because of an #ebola scare in #Williamsburg ..still @MercuryLoungeNY tonight @ 1am!

— HEAVEN (@heavenbandNYC) October 23, 2014

Goodnight Records just sent out the message that "Unfortunately our CMJ show is canceled tonight as The Gutter can't open because of "Unforseen circumstances."" The Gutter is a bowling alley in Williamsburg that is not Brooklyn Bowl, and which matches the description related ot the ebola scare happening in NYC right now.

Brooklyn Bowl earlier confirmed that no authorities had been in contact with them, and they are open.

Heaven, Big Sleep, Friend Roulette, and Sun Club were the bands scheduled to play the Gutter tonight.

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The Gutter bowling alley in Willamsburg shut down, due to Ebola scare (CMJ shows included)
Oct 23, 2014 5:36pm | Brooklyn Vegan

UPDATE: NYC officials confirm that The Gutter was the Williamsburg bowling alley the ebola-infected doctor went to last night.


@brooklynvegan our cmj show at @thegutter was canceled, have any alternative venues!!??

— Goodnight Records (@GoodnightRecord) October 23, 2014


our @GoodnightRecord show at @thegutter canceled tonight because of an #ebola scare in #Williamsburg ..still @MercuryLoungeNY tonight @ 1am!

— HEAVEN (@heavenbandNYC) October 23, 2014

Goodnight Records just sent out the message that "Unfortunately our CMJ show is canceled tonight as The Gutter can't open because of "Unforseen circumstances."" The Gutter is a bowling alley in Williamsburg that is not Brooklyn Bowl, and which matches the description related ot the ebola scare happening in NYC right now, and which has since been 100% confirmed as the bowling alley that Craig Spencer went to. It was not Brooklyn Bowl, which is another bowling alley in the same neighborhood.

Brooklyn Bowl earlier confirmed that no authorities had been in contact with them, and they are open.

Heaven, Big Sleep, Friend Roulette, and Sun Club were the bands scheduled to play the Gutter tonight.

Update: The man's name is Craig Spencer and he has tested positive for ebola.

UPDATE: The Gutter issues a statement.

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Judas Priest w/ Steel Panther @ Izod Center (pics & setlist)
Oct 23, 2014 4:30pm | Brooklyn Vegan

photos by Dana (distortion) Yavin

Judas Priest / Steel Panther at Izod Center - 10/17/14

Anyway, the show took a dark turn when they played their ballad "Beyond the Realms of Death", which made me have to sit down a second and think about my own mortality and also how this chick's ass was in my way for a second. But I got over that fast because then Rob Halford came out on a fucking Harley for "Hell Bent for Leather" and it was the greatest thing ever to happen in North America. He also wore like nine different leather jackets during the show, which ruled. Most singers are lucky if they can wear like three jackets tops. [Dave Hill's Barclays Center review]
Metal legends Judas Priest's tour with Steel Panther already hit NYC for a show at Barclays Center. We posted pictures and Dave Hill's review of that (excerpted above), and now we've got a set of pics from the other NYC-area stop that happened October 17 at the Izod Center. Like at the Barclays show, this was packed with classics like "You've Got Another Thing Comin'," "Breaking the Law," "Hell Bent for Leather," "Metal Gods," plenty more. Didn't catch the exact number of leather jackets this time though.

More pictures, with the setlist, below...

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Here Are The 2014 CMJ College Radio Award Winners
Oct 23, 2014 4:28pm | CMJ


CMJ is thrilled to announce the winners of our 2014 College Radio Awards. Check out the fantastic individuals, stations and companies who took home the awards this year. And a massive congratulations to everyone who was nominated! College radio continues to be a strong force in the music world because of all the fabulous people who make it happen. Congratulations!

Radio Awards


Station Of The Year
WTBU (Boston, MA)

Music Director Of The Year
Ingrid Jin, WTBU

Specialty Music Director Of The Year
Andrew Weiler, CJLO

Most Creative Programming
KALX (Berkeley, CA)

Best Community Resource
KUOM (Minneapolis, MN)

Best Student-Run, Internet-Only Station
WVAU (Washington, DC)

Best Taste In Music
Trevor Morrison, WHUS

Best Use Of Limited Resources
Radio UTD (Richardson, TX)

Rookie Of The Year
Michelle Feghali, WDBM

Biggest Champion Of The Local Scene
KUOM (Minneapolis, MN)

Biggest Improvement
WVFS (Tallahassee, FL)

Will Never Sell Out
Ross Koeberl, KUOM

Industry Awards


Promoter Of The Year
Allan Benedict, The Syndicate

Promotional Company Of The Year


ASCAP: Ballet School, Mosco Rosco, Line & Circle, Aurora, Little Daylight, Hoodlem @ The Studio @ Webster Hall
Oct 23, 2014 4:12pm | CMJ

Music publishing powerhouse ASCAP left the numbers crunching at the office and brought some of their best newer acts to the Studio at Webster Hall last night. Ballet School fawned out their dancey, art-pop into the dark corners of the intimate venue. Mosco Rosco, Line & Circle, Aurora, Little Daylight and Hoodlem filled out one of the varied and expansive shows of the Music Marathon so far.

Photos by Ryan G. Smith

The post ASCAP: Ballet School, Mosco Rosco, Line & Circle, Aurora, Little Daylight, Hoodlem @ The Studio @ Webster Hall appeared first on CMJ.


Thurston Moore Band & PCPC (Parquet Courts + PC Worship) played Saint Vitus (pics, review, videos)
Oct 23, 2014 4:12pm | Brooklyn Vegan

photos by PSquared Photography, words by Andrew Sacher


The Thurston Moore Band -- aka Thurston Moore, his former Sonic Youth bandmate Steve Shelley, My Bloody Valentine bassist Deb Googe, and guitarist James Sedwards -- brought their tour in support of their brand new album The Best Day to Saint Vitus Tuesday night ("we're on our tour of Northeast black metal clubs," Thurston joked on stage). Thurston's new album is the most Sonic Youth-sounding thing he's been involved with since The Eternal, and he's definitely got the right band for the job. James Sedwards is a bit more of a J Mascis type than a Lee Ranaldo (he threw a few wailing guitar solos in there), but Deb held down that SY-style bass playing really well and it was fun to watch her rock out on a small stage in comparison to seeing her with MBV last year. And of course Steve and Thurston have insane chemistry. It's impossible to not wish Kim and Lee were on stage too, but during some of those noise buildups it almost felt like being at a SY show.

Opening the night was their tourmates PCPC, the collaborative band that Andrew Savage and Austin Brown of Parquet Courts formed with members of PC Worship. This year, Andrew and Austin already have a Parquet Courts album out and a Parkay Quarts album on the way that they recently put out a track from, but it was a mystery as to what PCPC would sound like. Turns out they sound... a lot ...

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