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In March 2021, the composer, pianist, drummer and leader of rock group X JAPAN, YOSHIKI, donated $100,000 in support of mental health to MusiCares, a partner of the Recording Academy and the leading music charity, to help music creators and industry professionals affected by depression, anxiety, suicidal thoughts, or other mental health concerns. The global pandemic has seen a spike in depression and suicide, in addition to the loss of jobs, touring, and work in all areas of the global music industry. Mental health and well-being are issues particularly close to YOSHIKI’s heart – as documented in the 2017 award […]

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Mike Shinoda UPSAHL Iann Dior-min

Last month, Mike Shinoda made history with his new single “Happy Endings” which features iann dior and UPSAHL. After its debut, Shinoda became the first major label artist to successfully launch a single through NFT Auction. All of the proceeds from the auction were donated to the ArtCenter College of Design in Pasadena, California. Now, the […]

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ryan key, derek sanders, cardio sport

You may have started the new year with some lofty wellness goals. But was working out alongside Ryan Key and Derek Sanders among them? Maybe it should have been… In a move straight from our wildest dreams, the Mayday Parade and Yellowcard frontmen have partnered with Cardio Sport to co-host and DJ a pop-punk-fueled, emo […]

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best 2005 emo songs

This year has been utter and total chaos, so it’s more than acceptable to wish we were back to the times when Funeral For A Friend were still together. And it’s totally fine to wish Jared Leto from Thirty Seconds To Mars was wearing eyeliner instead of being a Hollywood A-lister. Sometimes we just need […]

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Giving Tuesday musician organizations and causes

Now that we have all (safely) celebrated Thanksgiving with friends or family and shopped all the best Black Friday, Small Business Saturday and Cyber Monday deals, Giving Tuesday is upon us. Giving Tuesday first started in 2012 and soon became a global movement. It encourages people to do good and give back to the people […]

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All-American Rejects "Me Vs. The World" Premiere

The All-American Rejects have found themselves in a similar spot to where they were 15 years ago, minus the “camera phones” and hotel bed bugs.  As guitarist Nickolas Wheeler reflects on the group’s monumental Move Along era, he says it came during a “dark time” after the 2004 election. And as the group prep a […]

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Who: Participants include singer Lizzy Hale (Halestorm), musician Laura Jane Grace (Against Me!), singer/songwriter KennyHoopla, and singer Yungblud. Musician Stephen Gibb will serve as moderator and musicians Grandson and Donita Sparks are special guests. What: Join the Recording Academy, MusiCares and touring artists for an authentic conversation about balancing mental wellness while modifying performance and recording schedules to adjust to the current climate of life off the road. The discussion will focus on self- care while continuing to juggle career strategies and work/life balance, as well as how touring artists are adjusting to the current state of the music industry. […]

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Stevie Nicks is back with her first new piece of music in 2020. For the dreamy new single “Show Them The Way,” the Fleetwood Mac singer has joined forces with legendary drummer and Foo Fighters frontman Dave Grohl. Read more: Here’s why Linkin Park completely rewrote “Runaway” for ‘Hybrid Theory’ Earlier this year, it was […]

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Partners with Rolling Live Studios and Spotify are going to bring an iconic night of Rock and Roll in legendary American venues to benefit NIVA and MusiCares. (DE)TOUR brings together the brightest stars of the music world in order to combat widespread tour cancellations and continued financial uncertainty faced by thousands of music industry professionals. On Saturday, August 15th, the gallery and its partners are proud to present (DE)TOUR, a daylong charity music festival featuring an all-star lineup of artists working in association with MusiCares®, National Independent Venue Association (NIVA), and Spotify in support of fellow artists, crew members, and […]

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