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SXSW 2015: A Survival Guide

In preparation of this year’s South By Southwest (SXSW), the music industry’s most epic and grueling music festival, I felt inclined to make a list of advice and suggestions that I wish someone had told me in 2009, as I headed into the event. So to all of you SXSW rookies out there, take heed […]

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Fireworks Frontman Opens Up About Life, Music, And More

We don’t cover them nearly as much as we admittedly should these days, but we absolutely adore podcasts. There are dozens of great shows out there, including many from the world of music. We hope to highlight them all in due time, but today we want to share a show that has roots right here […]

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Real Talk With Pop Evil’s Chachi Riot: “Piracy”

Keeping with our ongoing efforts to further expand into as many areas of music as possible, UTG is hoping to engage in real discussions with mainstream rock fans in our latest column, Real Talk. Hosted through weekly video blogs by Pop Evil drummer Chachi Riot, Real Talk is a recurring feature about the state of […]

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Sex, Drugs, And Bubblegum Pop (Week 35)

Sex, Drugs, And Bubblegum Pop is the most outlandish column on UTG. Written by Mr. Jayce, vocalist for Secret Secret Dino Club and all-round funny guy, this column isn’t as much about the music as it is the experiences people in the music industry have. WARNING: This column does and will continue to contain content some readers […]

Concert attendance rates drop 57%

According to a new report on Digital Music News, a recent survey from Edison Research found a staggering 64% of people ages 12-24 reported having NOT attended a single concert in the previous 12 months. This is up from 43% in 2000. You can find the full report, here. Any ideas on how we could solve this problem?

Ryan Tedder shares his journey in the music business

OneRepublic frontman Ryan Tedder is no stranger to the difficult process of making it in the music business. The singer/songwriter/musician/producer recently blogged about his personal journey in the industry and shared many of the obstacles he’s faced along with the tricks he’s pulled along the way. “I would call the complaint hotline phone #’s on […]