All posts by LB Bowen
Happy Birthday Jimmy Cliff
ARTICLE VIEWS: 186 #Aries Jimmy Cliff International reggae star Jimmy Cliff, born James Chambers on April 1, 1948, in St. James, Jamaica, began making music as a child. In his adolescent years, he began releasing singles and...
- Posted April 1, 2017
Legal: Determining Songwriters’ Future Revenue
ARTICLE VIEWS: 1,097 #LEGAL Streaming Revenue. Determining Songwriters’ Future The Copyright Royalty Board is setting hearings to determine a new mechanical royalty rate. The current statutory mechanical royalty rate for physical recordings (such as CDs) and permanent...
- Posted March 31, 2017
The Working Musician vs. Bar & Club Owners
ARTICLE VIEWS: 31,227 Open Letter from Working Musician, Dave Goldberg to LA Club & Bar Owners. The Working Musician vs. Bar & Club Owners Jazz Musician, Dave Goldberg, pinned this scathing and darkly humorous open letter to...
- Posted March 30, 2017
Paul McCartney Working on New Album
ARTICLE VIEWS: 682 Paul McCartney BBC Radio 6 During an interview with Matt Everitt @ BBC Radio 6, Paul McCartney announced his plans for a new album. “I’m making a new album, which is great fun. I’m...
- Posted March 28, 2017
Backstory: Solid Gold. John Stewart, Stevie Nicks & Lindsey Buckingham
ARTICLE VIEWS: 4,323 Turning Music Into Gold. John Stewart was a member of the Kingston Trio in the early 60s and wrote the Monkees’ #1 hit, “Daydream Believer.” He came from out of nowhere and scored a...
- Posted March 23, 2017
Aries Playlist Complicated and Contradictory
ARTICLE VIEWS: 1,502 Are You an Aries? Aries is the sign of the self. People born under this sign are some of the most complicated and contradictory people out there. They’re the first sign of the zodiac,...
- Posted March 20, 2017
Stairway to Heaven, Led Zeppelin Accuser Steps Up Fight
ARTICLE VIEWS: 5,460 LED ZEPPELIN #LEGAL Michael Skidmore unsuccessfully accused Led Zeppelin of stealing the intro to “Stairway to Heaven” in 2016. Thursday his case found its way to the 9th Circ. Rock lore tells us that...
- Posted March 17, 2017
Gene Simmons on the Rock-n-Roll Hall of Fame
ARTICLE VIEWS: 427 Gene Simmons “the day LED ZEPPELIN gets put into the Hip-Hop Hall Of Fame, is the day I will accept rap artists in the Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame.” It’s awards season...
- Posted March 2, 2017
Movies W/ Music: The Beatles, Sgt. Pepper
ARTICLE VIEWS: 5,263 #Sgt.Pepper With all the choices in the world to watch on Netflix, Amazon, and Hulu we watched Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band to celebrate Valentine’s Day. It’s a big-budget, movie musical released in...
- Posted February 13, 2017
Need Inspiration Today? Try Leon Bridges, River
ARTICLE VIEWS: 692 Leon Bridges, River 26-year-old Leon Bridges has completely immersed himself in soul. The Fort Worth, Texas native and Columbia Records artist released his debut album, ‘Coming Home,’ in June of 2015 to critical and...
- Posted February 6, 2017