Saturday, July 21, 2012

Vans Warped Tour teams up with Bandhappy

Vans Warped Tour
The Vans Warped Tour is among the most anticipated musical events of the entire year. Spanning 7 weeks, countless cities, and featuring many popular and up and coming bands, thousands flock to their nearest venue to catch all of the excitement. Fans brave sweltering heat, long lines, occasional rain, and risk injury to see their favorites play, or meet their idols at merch tents for signings and pictures.

This year, Warped Tour introduced a new vendor, Bandhappy. Bandhappy is a “music education service” that allows fans to take music lessons from their favorite band members. Students can sign up through the Bandhappy website and reserve their time with artists for lessons during Warped Tour. The on-tour lesson schedule allows students to take lessons from Yellowcard, Miss May I, Streetlight Manifesto, Bayside, Chelsea Grin, Pierce the Veil, and many more bands.

Sunday, July 1, 2012

Artist Spotlight: Kid Jerusalem

Kid Jerusalem
With the changing tides of the music industry and the emergence of the DIY method, it has become harder and harder for bands to differentiate themselves from the competition. Although it has become easier to connect with fans, distribute material, and generate a presence, it is still hard to break that barrier with fans because of all the other bands competing for the same attention.  So in order to be successful and establish a true, loyal fan base, the artist has to really have all of the right elements.