Musicians, Brands and Charities Descend on NAMM 2014

By Laura Ferreiro A cacophony of sounds emanated from every corner of the Anaheim Convention Center, which could only mean that NAMM was in town. From pounding drums to strummed ukuleles and singers hitting high notes to demo sound equipment, … Continue reading

Eric Church, Sheryl Crow, Ziggy Marley and More Rally to Save the Oceans

By Sarah Weiss The Tortuga Music Festival is focused on saving the world—or at least the 71 percent of it that is covered by oceans. The second annual Rock the Ocean’s Tortuga Music Festival will take place on April 12 … Continue reading

Ysanne Teams Up With Sea Shepherd to Protect Dolphins & Other Marine Life

By Hilary Gridley This past April, composer and Smashing Pumpkins violinist Ysanne announced a musical partnership to support healthy oceans. Now, as the world watches while Japanese fishermen threaten the lives and well being of hundreds of dolphins, Ysanne has … Continue reading

The Killers Donate Proceeds From “Christmas in LA” to Fight AIDS – Watch Video Starring Owen Wilson

By Laura Ferreiro The Killers have rekindled their annual holiday tradition of getting into the giving spirit by donating 100% of the proceeds from an original Christmas song to an important cause. The Las Vegas rockers will donate funds from … Continue reading

David Byrne organizes benefit concert for Philippines typhoon relief

By Sarah Weiss When super typhoon Haiyan struck the Philippines on November 7, it left millions of people without homes and caused unfathomable death and destruction. In response to the tragedy, former Talking Heads frontman David Byrne is putting on … Continue reading

Esperanza Spalding recruits Stevie Wonder, Janelle Monae and Harry Belafonte to call for closure of Guantanamo Bay

By Laura Ferreiro Esperanza Spalding recruited some of the biggest names in music to appear in a new video that urges people and Congress to take action and close the Guantanamo Bay detention facility. The Grammy-winning singer is rallying people … Continue reading

Andrew Bird Teams Up with Nature Valley for the Quietest Show on Earth to Preserve National Parks

By Laura Ferreiro It’s hard to think of a more idyllic setting for a concert than the middle of a gorgeous, windswept Joshua Tree-filled desert. This was the setting for the Quietest Show on Earth – an intimate performance featuring … Continue reading

Members of the Black Keys, Midlake, Dhani Harrison and more for Dylan Fest New York and San Francisco

By Sarah Weiss What could be better than singing along to Rolling Stones and Tom Petty tunes with some of the best musicians in the business? Singing along to Bob Dylan songs, of course! Best Fest – the team that … Continue reading