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A selection of news and current affairs from the real world that impacts our culture and way of life.

Haight-Ashbury: Five decades later

San Francisco’s intersection of Haight and Ashbury streets was ground zero during the “Summer of Love”; a 1967 gathering of young people searching for an alternative lifestyle that included free love, free-flowing drugs, free food and psychedelic rock.
This house at 710 Ashbury St. was the home of the Grateful Dead.
Jerry Garcia and his

13 great feuds between artists and record companies

Amanda Palmer fired off a song directed to Roadrunner Records: ‘Please Drop Me.’ ‘Jimmy Iovine’ from Macklemore & Ryan Lewis’ The Heist album about the famed label exec spat out: “Cause all I ever dreamt about was makin’ it/They ain’t giving it, I’m taking it.”
On ‘Don’t Let Me Get Me’, Pink name-checked another legendary

Major Labels Are Now Generating Over $1M Every Hour From Streaming

While artists continue to complain about the meager returns they see from streaming platforms, major labels are raking it in. According to a new report from Music Business Worldwide, major labels overall are now generating over $1 million every hour from streaming.
According to MBW’s number-crunching of corporately-reported recorded music numbers, Universal’s artists and labels

The Chemical Brothers win big at the 2020 GRAMMY Awards

The Chemical Brothers have just won two awards at this year’s GRAMMYs.
The prolific duo won the award for Best Dance Album with their ninth studio LP, ‘No Geography’ as well as the accolade for Best Dance Recording with ‘Got To Keep On’.
The Chems were nominated alongside a wealth of dance music royalty, with Bonobo, Flume, SOPHIE

Billy McFarland Plans For Fyre Festival 2.0

Billy McFarland is currently in prison to spend 6 years for fraud and faces a sum of 26 million for restitution to affected victims. Although he’s locked up, he doesn’t let that stop him. Currently, McFarland is writing a memoir from jail and even planning for Fyre Festival 2.0.
McFarland’s memoir is to be titled

Underwater speakers are helping save coral reefs

As our climate continues to change around us, our oceans and its inhabitants are at risk. Coral reefs are some of the ocean’s most beloved ecosystems, and as they die they take ocean life with them. In the past three decades over 50% of the world’s coral reefs have been lost. A paper published recently in


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