Trends in Music and Society

Trey Anastasio Given Award by National Association of Drug Court Professionals

Phish’s Trey Anastasio won an award this week from the National Association of Drug Court Professionals. He also got a standing ovation unlike any he’s ever received.

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Who Goes to Bonnaroo?

HeadCount’s “Signs of the Times” photo contest and “Fan DNA Project” reveal a lot about the throngs of people who attend Bonnaroo.

50-Cent on Why Homophobia is Bad for Business

As gay rights gain momentum amongst the young, cash-smart artists like 50 Cent are pulling back from anti-gay language.

Posted in Personal Liberty, Trends in Music and Society

Interview: The Heads of Headstash

In the brief period since its debut, Headstash has quickly become an underground voice for the most passionate enthusiasts of the jam band world. HeadCount recently sat down with its founders to discuss the scene, their vision and today’s 2.0 launch.

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Democrat Evokes The White Stripes on the House Floor

As the threat of a government shutdown loomed last week, Congresswoman Donna Edwards (D-MD) channeled her inner Jack White to relay her party’s message to young people of the nation on the House floor.

Beastie Boys Beat Cancer, Begrudgingly Stream New Music

Whether they like it or not, a song from the forthcoming Beastie Boys album has been leaked to the internet. Instead of fighting it, the Beastie Boys opted to stream the song themselves.

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Interview: Cake’s John McCrea

Cake frontman John McCrea discusses how the band brings audience participation to the Web as well as live performances – and sometimes gets flak for it.

The Force is With Fans at UMBowl

HeadCount rockers Umphrey’s McGee created a hilarious parody of the Volkswagen Darth Vader Super Bowl commercial to promote the audience interaction elements of “UMBowl II.”

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Hipsters With Dirty Hands: America’s New Farmers

Earlier this week, the New York Times ran a feature on a growing trend: the newfound popularity of farming among America’s young people.

Ticketmaster: Cheap Concerts, Expensive Tickets

Will Call? Paper Tickets? Print it Yourself? It doesn’t matter. TicketMaster charges multiple fees for every type of transaction.

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