Goldenvoice is now looking to secure a home for Coachella for the next 18 years, up until 2030, the LA Times reports. The company’s current contract with the city of Indio expires in 2013. Beyond those discussions, Goldenvoice has even bigger plans for the festival: according to documents released by the city on Tuesday, Goldenvoice is negotiating to have up to five weekends of festivals every year and expand capacity to 99,000 people per fest. The latest Coachella grossed a massive $47.3 million.
It appears as though record mogul Alan McGee is back in the business. McGee was formerly head of Creation Records, known for its outsider stance, rock n' roll attitude, and notorious drug involvement. "Since spending the summer helping curate Tokyo Rocks for next year, it's made me realize I do still love it!" McGee told Louder Than War. "Music needs a kick in the balls and I have got the music buzz back again."
Elsewhere, the Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF) will be featuring a segment called Festival Music House, a three-day event that gives Canadian songwriters exposure to film industry players. Performers include Broken Social Scene singer-songwriter Jason Collett, heavy rockers Monster Truck, and many others.
GoDaddy has finally recovered from a massive outage, with downtime affecting a number of music-focused sites. GoDaddy CEO Scott Wagner publicly apologized to clientele, and the company firmly denied any hacker attack.
Want to help chronicle the history of bluegrass, with immense levels of detail and in-person interviews never before seen? Devout enthusiast James Reams is now courting Kickstarter dollars to finish his ambitious DVD, 'Making History with Pioneers of Bluegrass,' with just a few thousand to go. It's a modest ask, but a major project for fans of this genre.
Blame hard times, blame a lot of things, but underground metal label Hydra Head Records is now closing. The end is December, though Hydra founder Aaron Turner is planning ongoing sales and liquidations to handle substantial debt.
And, VEVO is now pointing to healthy year-on-year gains, a contradiction against recent comScore-tracked declines. Mobile platforms, apparently not tracked by comScore, helped VEVO boost viewers by 5 percent, with total views bumping 9.6 percent to 9.3 billion views.
Visitor Tuesday, September 11, 2012
Great news about Coachella. But does anyone know how much Insomniac grossed on EDC Vegas this year? 345,000 people over three days is quite a lot more than 2 weekends of Coachella. Not to mention all of the "side-shows" at Casino nightclubs and pools on the strip...
Ted Wednesday, September 12, 2012
The GoDaddy hacker is named butt plug of the day http://ow.ly/dE02Y