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5 Incredible Former Victory Records Artists The Scene Forgot

For the better part of the last fifteen years, Victory Records has been one of the most influential independent labels in alternative music. Though the quality of their current roster is open for debate, there was a time in the not too distant past where seemingly every band who signed with the Chicago based record […]

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UTG LIST: 5 Emcees You Need To Know

At the beginning of 2012 UTG released a list of five artists we felt needed to be watched in the months to come. Of these artists, all five have gone on to land record deals, gain more exposure, and slowly but surely take their place as the future of the alternative music scene. While we’re […]

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OurStage Launches “The Panel” Webseries

Fast-rising music discovery site OurStage.com has launched an intriguing new webseries called The Panel. The series, whose first episode can be seen right here on UTG, documents the real conversations industry insiders have when looking to discover the next big thing. The first episode features Hot Chelle Rae’s manager, as well as various label and […]

Book critic gives rap music a spin

The Anthology Of Rap is an upcoming book featuring hundreds of rap song lyrics from the past 30+ years. After reviewing the book with almost no knowledge of hip hop, New York Magazine’s Sam Anderson was asked to actually listen to the tracks and give his honest opinion of the genre. Read what happened next, here.