OneRepublic Paid in Crypto
OneRepublic played an intimate acoustic show at historical venue, Haydn Hall, outside of Vienna. The band was paid entirely in Bitcoin for the show, making them the first American major label artist or band to be paid for a show in cryptocurrency. OneRepublic used the STRIKE peer-to-peer bitcoin payment app for the transaction.
Dead & Co. Guitar Auction
In the spring of 2021, renowned contemporary artist mister e customized five D'Angelico guitars for Dead & Company’s 2021 tour to be auctioned in support of HeadCount, REVERB and the Dead Family charities. The auctions raised a total of $409,150 to be split among HeadCount, Reverb and a group of over a dozen Dead Family Non-Profit groups.
Future goes Diamond
Just two years after its release, “Life Is Good,” the seminal 2019 collaboration from Future and Drake, has been certified 10x platinum by the Recording Industry Association of America. Future has just gone Diamond. Only 66 songs have ever been certified Diamond in the U.S.
Lauren Daigle Donates in NOLA
Grammy Award winner and multi-platinum recording artist Lauren Daigle celebrated a long-awaited return to her hometown by giving $375,000 to five New Orleans organizations close to her heart: KidSmart, NOCCA, Ellis Marsalis Center, Roots Music, and Young Audiences of Louisiana—all nonprofits that provide at-risk youth with resources to succeed through music/art education, food support, and literacy.
10 Years of Double Double Whammy
Beloved New York indie label Double Double Whammy is now streaming 10 Years of Double Double Whammy, a compilation featuring DDW artists covering their fellow label mates. The compilation features Frankie Cosmos (pictured), Lomelda, Hovvdy, Mirah, Great Grandpa, Told Slant, Florist, Long Beard, The Glow and more.
Rosanne Cash Named Artist-in-Residence at NYU
Throughout the 2022 academic year, Cash will be working closely with NYU students through a series of lectures, workshops and classroom visits. This one-of-a-kind experience includes a three-day Lyric Workshop that will feature the school's songwriting students developing and workshopping their original material with Cash’s guidance.
Still Cruisin’—An Orchestral Tribute to The Beach Boys
Pioneering hybrid orchestra Nu Deco Ensemble released a beautiful new Beach Boys suite Still Cruisin’—An Orchestral Tribute to The Beach Boys. The suite includes reimagining of material from The Beach Boys’ landmark album Pet Sounds, their unfinished SMiLE project, and older surf-era songs.