It’s time to once again start nominating your peers for the 4th annual RadioContraband Rock Radio Awards. Who will be this years nominees? Who will be this years winners?
Join us at the Rock Radio Convention in Vegas for the Awards ceremony hosted by Lou Brutus January 31st at the Crossroads Room at the House Of Blues!
Goood Morning everybody! It’s Deja vou all over again this week on the active rock chart numbers, as #s 1-4 remain locked in place. Continue Reading »
A Bio on a promoter… Hmmmm…. Well here goes nothin. I started over 20 years ago booking shows for my cousin’s band in and around Chicago. It was an original project and I ran them through all of the popular venues throughout Chicagoland. Those simple times really carved out the basics for working with venues, the marketing that was associated with them and the makeup of each particular location they played. I met lots of really interesting people, found out who really made the music scene tic and started to create my own footprint in the music world. Continue Reading »
In what the music biz sees as a long overdue move, Nielsen SoundScan and its client Billboard will soon implement radical changes in the way album sales are calculated for the weekly chart that remains a key metric of an artist’s popularity.
Beginning with the album chart that will be published Dec. 3 (covering sales for the week ending Nov. 30, which climaxes with retail’s Black Friday), music streams from services like Spotify and Beats Music will be tabulated as part of the data employed to rank the nation’s most popular albums. SoundScan will equate 1,500 song streams as the equivalent of an album sale; this measurement will be known as a “stream equivalent album.” Continue Reading »
The band just announced a major North American run that will keep them touring from July into October next year. The trek officially kicks off with a 4th of July bash at Washington, D.C.’s RFK Stadium, and runs through Oct. 7 at the FedExForum in Memphis, Tenn.
Royal Blood will provide support on a number of the upcoming dates, while Mission of Burma have been added to open a Boston Fenway Park show. Continue Reading »
Chris Jericho…I’m a big fan. The huge wrestler fan, or dork, that I am was in Chicago the night he made his WWE debut…pretty sweet. Fozzy is making some HUGE noise and is killer live. Here is my sit down with pro wrestler, Mega KISS fan, and lead singer of Fozzy Chris Jericho.
1. Hollywood puts together a movie about FOZZY, who plays you? Continue Reading »