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To the Record Store Day Haters: For the Love of Vinyl, Stop Acting Like Curmudgeons

Record Store Day
Chuck Armstrong, Diffuser

Every year it seems to get cooler and cooler to hate Record Store Day.

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Grace Potter Discusses Jamming With the Rolling Stones + Her Debut Solo LP

Grace Potter
Josh Timmermans, Mountain Jam

If most artists had the opportunity to jump on stage and jam with the Rolling Stones, we think it's safe to say that anxiety would run rampant.

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Daniel Johns: ‘I’m Not Going to Let People’s Expectations Get in the Way of My Vision’

Daniel Johns
Mark Metcalfe, Getty Images

On the heels of the release of his new LP, Silverchair's Daniel Johns talks to us about his life as a solo artist.

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Why Tidal Might Be the First Streaming Service to Start Its Own Record Label

Jay Z -- Will Tidal Start Its Own Record Label
Elsa, Getty Images

Music industry analyst Mark Mulligan thinks Tidal may stand the best chance of taking the plunge into the label world, and he makes a compelling case for it.

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Filed Under: Category: Columns, Exclusive, Longform, Music, News

The Importance of Being Sturgill

James Stafford, Diffuser
James Stafford, Diffuser

Sturgill Simpson is the best thing to happen to country music in decades. Here's why.

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Warner Music Group’s Billy Fields on the Importance of Record Store Day

Peter Macdiarmid, Getty Images
Peter Macdiarmid, Getty Images

With Record Store Day nearly upon us, it seems as though virtually everyone have shared their thoughts on the annual event.

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Spotify Wants to Play You Different Ads Based on What You’re Doing

Spotify Targeting Ads to Playlists
Mario Tama, Getty Images

The music streaming service will start targeting specific kinds of ads to their 1.5 billion playlists, based on the playlists' general mood.

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Filed Under: Category: Music, News, Tech

Why I Won’t Be Going to Record Store Day (But I Hope It Lasts Forever)

Tim Boyle, Getty Images
Tim Boyle, Getty Images

Like every other red-blooded music geek, I’ve experienced varying levels of anxiety regarding the state of music retail over the last 15 years or so.

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Vinyl Sales Are Still on the Rise in 2015

Vinyl
Peter Macdiarmid, Getty Images

At this point, it seems like everyone has heard that vinyl sales were up last year, rising from 6.1 million units sold in 2013 to 9.2 million in 2014.

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Filed Under: Category: Music, News, Vinyl

40 Artists Who Should Be in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame

Nine Inch Nails
Karl Walter, Getty Images

On April 18, the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame will induct its 2015 class, which will include Lou Reed, Green Day, Joan Jett and the Blackhearts and more.

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