Trends in Music and Society

Free Concert Tix for Good (Global) Citizens

What if taking action online to end global poverty earned you free concert tix? Global Citizen is making that a reality.

Deadheads Get Organized to Keep Jerry Garcia’s Name On Venue

Jerry Garcia gets a venue bar named after him just as Deadheads unit to keep his name on another venue in San Francisco. Plus, other places named for musicians we love.

Posted in Trends in Music and Society

Jason Collins: America Supports

History has been made in America: We have our first openly gay active professional athlete. Or, should the headline be a little different than that?

Posted in Personal Liberty, Human Rights, Trends in Music and Society

10 Years of the iTunes Store, 10 Years of Songs You Recognize Because They Were in iPod Commercials

It’s the anniversary of the iTunes store, so we’re looking back at years of commercials advertising iPods and featuring songs you can buy in the store.

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Swapping Guns for Greatness

The “Guns for Greatness” program offers cash – and mentoring from hip hop luminaries – in exchange for guns.

Engineering Immigration Reform, Virtually

Can online activists incite change on immigration policy? They think the answer is yes.

Posted in Trends in Music and Society, Jobs and the Economy

Music Industry Makes More Money For First Time Since 1999

Spotify, Rdio and iTunes, oh my! Music industry make money for the first time in over a decade.

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The League of Young Voters Shares a Message Through Hip Hop

Getting Americans involved in politics through music is what HeadCount is all about and recently, our friends over at The League of Young Voters Education Fund have done just that with an official mixtape release.

Posted in Music and Activism, Trends in Music and Society

No More Spotify In the House

Spotify has been banned in the U.S. House of Representatives and, perhaps surprisingly, the legislators are not indifferent to the new rule.

Posted in Human Rights, Trends in Music and Society

Studying Music Abroad, All Expenses Paid.

Do you want to study abroad? Yeah. Do you want to do it with someone else’s money? Hell yeah. Want to study international music culture while you’re there? Well my friends, you should know that The Fulbright Scholarship has taken a turn toward the musical.

Posted in Trends in Music and Society, Education