Comedian and Hulu star Chris Estrada is nobody’s fool, Metro Silicon Valley
Art often imitates life. And for Chris Estrada—LA-raised writer, actor and comedian—spending his youth in Inglewood and South Central LA provided plenty of life experience for artistic material. As co-creator and star of Hulu’s critically-acclaimed This Fool, Estrada will be back on TV when the second season of the charming, wildly funny comedy series returns this July.
Four Tet wins lengthy legal battle with Domino Records, Dancing Astronaut
After seven months of legal back-and-forth over copyrights, Domino Records has finally settled on Kieran Hebdan, better known as electronic music producer Four Tet’s, breach of contract lawsuit.
Deep Tropics Proves How Festivals Can Be More Sustainable, Festival Insider
Event organizers across the US are introducing initiatives to produce more sustainable music festivals. The issue is at the forefront for millennials and zenials, who make up most of the audience at music events annually.
How Venues Can Help With Harm Reduction, Festival Insider
According to newly updated data from the CDC, the US saw an increase in opioid overdoses throughout the duration of the pandemic. Honora McCormack, Marketing and Ticketing Manager at Buffalo, NY’s Town Ballroom, said since reopening the Ballroom this year, a nurse on the venue’s staff has procured a go-bag for medical emergencies that includes Narcan, an opioid-overdose medicine.
'Nightlife Safety Summit' Program Aims to Prevent Sexual Assault in Nightlife, Gray Area Magazine
The newly unveiled Nightlife Safety Summit is a year-long ambassador program for artists, managers, agents, venue staff, and “any industry professional wanting to educate themselves on nightlife violence prevention within the music industry,” says Brown.
How Festival Stages Work, Festival Insider
Long gone are the days of Woodstock, of festivals with little to no buildings of any kind... today’s events and music shows are meticulously equipped and perfectly designed to accommodate an event’s theme and a vast number of visitors.
iPod officially discontinued by Apple after two decades, Dancing Astronaut
Apple has announced the company’s decision to discontinue what has been arguably the most influential, and popular, digital device for more than two decades—the ubiquitous iPod. The iPod Touch, the last remaining model of the once groundbreaking mp3 player, will disappear from the market forever once the existing stock of iPod Touches is sold out, Apple said on May 10.
G Jones, Eprom launch ‘Acid Disk 2’ EP rollout with ‘On My Mind,' Dancing Astronaut
Acid meets breakbeat on G Jones and Eprom’s latest collaborative cut, “On My Mind,” out now via Illusory Records. “On My Mind” is the bass-producing pair’s first joint release since 2019’s “Daemon Veil.” The track is a tastefully scattered composition of instrumentals, textures, and sound elements that harmoniously ebb and flow between the two equally talented producers’ styles.
HitPiece Owner Has Previously Been Accused of Exploiting Artists, Festival Insider
A recent beta venture utilizing blockchain technology is HitPiece—a site aiming to auction individual songs as NFTs for large bids. Launched in December 2021, HitPiece is owned by music executive and former rapper Michael Barrin aka MC Serch; two tech venture capitalists, Ryan Singer and Blake Modersitzki; and music industry professional Rory Felton, whose motives with this latest venture seem questionable, according to several sources.