Music Industry

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‘Kill Your Friends’ Trailer Teases 90s Music Industry Chaos

“The music business is a cruel and shallow money trench, a long plastic hallway where thieves and pimps run free, and good men die like dogs. There’s also a negative side.”

The above quote from Hunter S. Thompson is one …

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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 …

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EDITORIAL: Dear Record Labels – Please Upload And Maintain Your Video Archives

December is typically a slow month for music news, but this week was given a jolt of life in recent days when country icon Garth Brooks announced he will be touring next year for the first time in over a …

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UTG INTERVIEW: Steve Rennie, Manager of Incubus, Founder Of Renman Music & Business

From time to time, a chance to interview someone we’ve long admired comes up that we simply cannot resist. Stevie Rennie is a music industry expert who started as a promoter in Los Angeles, became a record executive for Epic …

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Grimes Blogs About Sexism In Music

Indie favorite Grimes is making headlines around the world today with a new blog posted to her Tumblr page on the topic of sexism in music.

Titled “I don’t want to have to compromise my morals in order to make …

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COMPLAINT DEPARTMENT: Death to Vinyl Flippers

Welcome to the Complaint Department, a column dedicated to calling out trends in the entertainment industry that bother us.

Have something to complain about? Tweet at us, or email utgjames@gmail.com (Subject: COMPLAINT DEPARTMENT) with whatever is on your nerves

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UTG INTERVIEW: William Control

There are a select few in this alternative music community who truly spend every waking second trying to develop fresh ideas to share with curious ears. Sometimes their efforts fail, sure, but in our book a disastrous experiment is better …

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WATCH: Brandon Boyd (Incubus) Interview About The Music Business

Brandon Boyd, lead vocalist of alternative band Incubus, has recently done an interview pertaining to the music industry. The video, done for former Epic Records executive and current Incubus manager Steve Rennie, is a rather informative (and lengthy) discussion …

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[New Feature] Real Talk With Pop Evil’s Chachi Riot: “Is Rock And Roll Dead?”

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 …

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Sex, Drugs, And Bubblegum Pop (Week 50)

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 …

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Sex, Drugs, & Bubblegum Pop (Week 49)

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 …

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David Geffen States “I’d Kill Myself” Before Entering Today’s Music Industry

Geffen Records’ own David Geffen made it very clear recently that he would rather off himself than be in today’s music business. That is a pretty harsh statement.

Read what Geffen had to say in this article below and comment …

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