Music Industry

Murder By Death 20th Years Tour

Performing, traveling, and creating music for 20 years is an absolutely astounding feat in the world of music, and Murder By Death has turned this into an art form. Beginning in 2000, Murder by Death has played 1766 shows to date, and this current tour will bring them to the cusp of an astounding 1800 […]

Late Night with Saint Motel at The Van Buren, Phoenix, Az

On Monday, October 30th Saint Motel, the Prog Indie Pop Rock band out of Los Angeles, tore the roof from the newly minted Phoenix, Az music venue, The Van Buren. Originally planned to be held at Crescent Ballroom (a sister venue owned by the same consortium), the promoters smartly moved the show to the newer […]

Regina Spektor performing at Celebrity Theatre in Phoenix, AZ on 10/25/17

Regina Spektor live at Celebrity Theatre in Phoenix, Az

After 10 years, Regina Spektor returned to Phoenix, Az on a small and limited  month-long solo tour. Stopping at The Celebrity Theater, Spektor took the stage to a packed house full of what some consider to be the most die hard fans in the industry. The decade long wait was well worth it to all; […]

Macklemore & Ryan Lewis at March Madness Jamfest

The NCAA March Madness always brings a party when the Final Four Championship comes to town, and this year was no different. Held in Phoenix, Arizona, the NCAA held their March Madness Capital One Jamfest Music Festival at Margaret T. Hance Park in downtown Phoenix, and featured Nathaniel Rateliff & the Night Sweats, Blink 182, […]

My Chemical Romance

If You Sing These Words We’ll Never Die – My Chemical Romance Leaves The Stage

My Chemical Romance has posted a short entry on their blog tonight, announcing the break up of the band: “Being in this band for the past 12 years has been a true blessing. We’ve gotten to go places we never knew we would. We’ve been able to see and experience things we never imagined possible. […]

Blaqk Audio - Davey Havok and Jade Puget ~ 2012 ~ DOOM! Magazine

Blaqk Audio Signs with Superball Music / Big Death

Superball Music is pleased to announce the signing of electronic super duo BLAQK AUDIO. Featuring Davey Havok and Jade Puget, members of the acclaimed, multi-platinum group AFI, the talented pair will be releasing their highly anticipated sophomore album, Bright Black Heaven, this Fall via their new imprint, Big Death

Left Brain - Odd Future Member Accused of Assaulting Show Photographers -©2011 Eric B./silverfuture CC BY-NC-NA 2.0 - DOOM! Magazine

Odd Future Member Accused of Assaulting Show Photographers

As if being homophobic and sexist weren’t enough, now hip hop group Odd Future has a member accused of assaulting two members of the press.

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A Protester’s Account of the Occupy Wall Street Brooklyn Bridge March

We watched from above as people began climbing the cords and metal of the bridge to escape the cops. People on the pedestrian bridge were trying to pull people up out of the roadway.

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Mike Pedicone speaks about his dismissal from My Chemical Romance

Following Mike Pedicone’s firing as drummer for My Chemical Romance last week he’s released a statement via Kerrang telling his side of the story…. well, kind of.

MXC Copyright

First Three No Flash, Oh yeah and give us all your pictures for free…

Photographers do not want bands or their managements exercising any kind of control or restriction on their work, and signing away copyright, giving unfettered access, allowing editorial control and giving away free use are all unacceptable demands that no creator would accept whether they be photographer, writer, painter or even musician…

Born This Way Lady Gaga Album Release

Download ‘Born This Way’ now on

Lady Gaga’s new album ‘Born This Way’ was released yesterday, and the digital download of the full 14 song album plus a digital booklet available on for a limited time for only $0.99!

MXC Copyright

Throughout The Universe, In Perpetuity: Why I Don’t Sign Copyright Grabbing Photo Contracts

Brisbane-based photographer Justin Edwards talks about copyright grabbing photo contracts and poses some disturbing questions about the future of concert photography if they became an industry standard, much like the ubiquitous “3 songs no flash” commonly seen today.

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Save Image As: Combating Internet Photo Theft « Cary Liao

If you’re a concert photographer and have posted your work online, chances are at least one of your photos has been downloaded and reposted without your permission at some point.

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Exclusivity: I don’t make this stuff up…

I’ve talked about the impact of fans and others reposting unlicensed photos, especially taken from a photographer’s or agency’s licensing site. Here’s one example for you.

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A Concert Photographer’s Manifesto on Copyright Grabbing Contracts

There are two main types of rights grabbers out there at the moment, there are the full blown rights grabbers where artist owns all rights to your photos and then there are ones that state artists are allowed to you any of your photos for whatever they want without payment. Both types are totally unacceptable and a slap in the face to any photographer.

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