Fat Wreck Chords Turns 25: Why It Matters

This year, San Francisco-based independent punk record label Fat Wreck Chords turns 25. Forming in 1990, and operating without an actual office until 1993, Michael “Fat Mike” Burkett and his then-girlfriend (now ex-wife) Erin founded the label to put out music that not only Fat Mike himself was playing (he fronts NOFX), but also music they […]

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Amanda Palmer, Independent Musician

On September 11, Amanda Palmer—AFP to fans and friends—will release Theatre is Evil with TuneCore providing digital distribution. If you don’t know Amanda Palmer, you should; the successes of her career can serve as inspiration for many DIY performers.

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Gadgets We Like: Soundrop.fm Makes Spotify A More Social Experience

Are you a big Spotify listener? Soundrop.fm is a free app for the iPhone, iPad, and iTouch that turns Spotify into a more social experience. With the app you can create a listening room for playlists you’ve created, or check out some of the public rooms to hear specific types of music and hang with thousands of music fans.

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