Music Freedom Day Honors Victims of Paris Attacks & Celebrates Freedom of Speech Through Music

By James Pleasant Can you imagine what it would be like if music didn’t exist, or if your government banned any form of musical expression and you could be persecuted or imprisoned for creating – or even for listening to … Continue reading

Join Members of Arcade Fire, State Radio, Ally Coalition, Pandora & Music for Good to Give Back at SXSW

It’s easy to get swept up in the insanity of SXSW – checking out countless new bands, hobnobbing with friends and colleagues, and of course indulging in the ubiquitous beer and barbeque. But what if you could do all that … Continue reading

Kendrick Lamar’s Label Top Dawg Donates to Homeless on Skid Row

By James Pleasant Earlier this month, Ab-Soul, Jay Rock, Isaiah Rashad and several Top Dawg Entertainment employees organized a clothing drive for the homeless on Skid Row, a neighborhood in downtown Los Angeles. In a video posted on the label’s … Continue reading

Weird Al, St Vincent & More Promote Music Education at NAMM 2016

By Laura Ferreiro While most people think of NAMM (National Association of Music Merchants) as a musician’s playground where gearheads check out the latest instruments and jam out on the $4,000 guitar they’ve been eyeing, many don’t realize that promoting … Continue reading

Youth Orchestra Los Angeles to Perform with Coldplay at Super Bowl 50

By Lauren Shelburne Imagine receiving an invitation from one of the world’s biggest rock bands to join them on stage at the Super Bowl Halftime Show. This dream-come-true is a reality for the Youth Orchestra Los Angeles (YOLA), which was … Continue reading

Music Community Rallies to Combat Flint Water Crisis

By James Pleasant Musicians across the U.S. are rallying to donate much-needed clean water and funds to help the citizens of Flint, Michigan during the city’s deadly water crisis, which has already contaminated thousands of residents with extremely high levels … Continue reading

Mark Ronson, Alison Mosshart, Joanna Newsom and More to Headline Fleetwood Mac Fest Benefit Show

By Lauren Shelburne The Best Fest will continue its 15-year tradition of bringing rock-and-roll to fans for charity with their latest event, the Fleetwood Mac Fest, on February 9 and 10 at the Fonda Theatre in Los Angeles. The event … Continue reading

Joan Baez Works with Amnesty International to Raise Awareness of Mass Incarcerations

By Lauren Shelburne On January 27, folk artist Joan Baez will celebrate her 75th birthday by launching an 18-city North American tour with Amnesty International with a star-studded performance at the Beacon Theatre in New York City. The performance will … Continue reading

FC Bayern Munich Teams Up with Linkin Park to Raise Money for Disaster Relief

By James Pleasant The FC Bayern Munich soccer team is fusing music, sports and a great cause by teaming up with Linkin Park in a disaster relief effort for the non-profit that the rap-rock band founded, Music for Relief. The … Continue reading

College Playoff Free Concerts Kick Off with The Band Perry, Ciara & Campus DJ’s Spinning for a Cause

By Laura Ferreiro Leading up to the College Football Playoffs on January 11 between the Alabama Crimson Tide and the Clemson Tigers, fans will be treated to some stellar tunes from top artists and the Campus DJ National Championships at … Continue reading