With the recent publication of contracts required for music photographers to shoot top talent like Taylor Swift and the Foo Fighters, Kill the Music decided to sit down with L.A. based music photographer Samantha Madnick to get the scoop on what its really like to be a photographer in the music industry.
If more books were this relevant and entertaining maybe the 23% of American adults who did not read a single book last year (Pew 2014) would consider stepping a way from social media long enough to crack open a book. Modern Romance by Aziz Ansari speaks to those currently on a journey to find "the one" who feel lost and confused by their inability to navigate the modern relationship.
The Life is Beautiful Music and Art Festival revealed it's line up for this year's event. The annual three-day music, food, art and learning festival takes place in Downtown Las Vegas on September 25-27, 2015.
It's Sunday, which means it's Staff Recommendation Day. Let us know what you've enjoyed this week.
The much anticipated biopic, Amy (2015) opened today in London, New York, and Los Angeles. Director Asif Kapadia skillfully leads viewers through the tale of Amy Winehouse's brilliant, yet brief life. Her story is told through never seen before archival footage of Winehouse and candid interviews with her family, friends, and associates.
You have undoubtedly heard about Taylor Swift’s open letter to Apple Music, and how she proclaimed that it would be unfair for Apple to benefit from giving prospective subscribers to their new streaming music service a three month free trial without paying recording artists for supplying Apple with three months of product and publicity.
So, we were all skeptical in 2014 when Fronz first said he would be releasing a rap album. After listening to "Turn It Up" in late 2014, I was a little bit more scared of the album. After a year of waiting, he finally delievered a full album entitled Party People's Anthem and he has released his first rap video off of it.
Lexington, KY based rock band, Emarosa (Rise), has announced that following their stint on the Vans Warped Tour (June 19-July 12) they will be hitting the road for a 5 date tour across the Mid and Southwest. Far removed from the the Main Stages of Warped Tour and chaotic circle pits, fans can expect a much more subdued acoustic show featuring songs from Versus. Versus is the band's third album and first with lead vocalist , Bradley Walden. Emarosa will be joined on tour by Little Envy.
Epitaph Records has released a Summer Sampler including tracks by artists This Wild Life, Falling in Reverse, Sleeping With Sirens, and Beautiful Bodies in an effort to raise funds to purchase non-perishable food items to be donated to Feed Our Children Now. Fans can pay whatever they choose to download the sampler. Proceeds donated before July 9th will be used to purchase the non-perishable food items in an attempt to set the World Record for the largest food drive in an 8 hour period at a single location on July 10, 2015 at the Camden, NJ date of the Vans Warped Tour presented by Journeys.
Feed Our Children Now has partnered with Vans Warped Tour since 2007 and now stages food drives at every venue on the Tour. Last summer, 413,000 pounds of food was collected and donated to 42 charities in 42 US cities. Food collected is donated to local agencies that distribute it to families in need during the critical summer months when children are faced with hunger in the absence of school lunches.
Kill The Music's Ashley Setzer stopped by the Houston, Texas date of Warped Tour. Here's what went down on this day!
Lamb of God have just revealed the official music video “Overlord”. It's the second video to be released in support of the band’s upcoming album, VII: Sturm Und Drang, hitting stores on July 24, 2015 via Epic Records. You can read a track by track of the album over at Rolling Stone. Catch the band on tour this summer with Slipknot, Bullet For My Valentine and Motionless In White.