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Outside Lands announces comedy lineup with Michelle Wolf, Chelsea Peretti, and more

Outside Lands announces comedy lineup with Michelle Wolf, Chelsea Peretti, and more

Michael Loccisano / Staff / Getty Outside Lands revealed The Barbary’s Comedy and Improv lineup for this year featuring headliners Chelsea Peretti, Michelle Wolf, Phoebe Robinson, Paul Scheer, Jonathan Van Ness, and more. The tent, co-curated by SF Sketchfest, will house comedy, improv, live podcast tapings, and music from Wes Anderson films. Peretti, who was born…

Blink-182 updates fans on Travis Barker’s condition

Blink-182 updates fans on Travis Barker’s condition

Blink-182 drummer Travis Barker released a video update on his health condition after postponing the band’s Las Vegas residency shows at the Palms Hotel and Casino due to a blood clot diagnosis.

Summer Playlist: Bay Area artists share new music

Summer Playlist: Bay Area artists share new music

With the amount of music coming from mainstream artists, it’s easy to forget about the local ones. Discover something new with this KFOG compilation of recent releases from singers and musicians found in the Bay Area. Normies by Normies One might say the Normies arrived with a bang, opening their sophomore self-titled album with heavy…

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Only 12 percent of music industry revenue goes to musicians

Only 12 percent of music industry revenue goes to musicians

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Of the $43 billion revenue earning in the music industry, artists themselves pocket only 12 percent, according to a report recently published by Citigroup. After releasing their findings, Citigroup has made the public aware of a fact long-known by artists — lucrativeness is not a strong theme for musician in their field.

The already-shocking 12 percent comes after significant increase from 2000, where artists received a mere 7 percent of the industry’s earnings.

The report revealed concert revenue as a driving factor. Live Nation Entertainment release their full-year results annually, and their reports echo what Citigroup found. In the span of five years, Live Nation Entertainment’s revenue grew exponentially from 2012’s $5.819 million to 2017’s of $10.3 billion.

Other industry changes include consumer spending habits. In 2017, while consumer spending on physical purchases of music went down, spending on subscriptions and concerts increased, raising overall consumer spending.

The Citigroup outlined several proposals for the music industry to evolve to support musicians, but the solution to putting more money in your favorite artists’ pockets is simple — attend their concerts.

Outside Lands announces comedy lineup with Michelle Wolf, Chelsea Peretti, and more

Outside Lands announces comedy lineup with Michelle Wolf, Chelsea Peretti, and more

Michael Loccisano / Staff / Getty Outside Lands revealed The Barbary’s Comedy and Improv lineup for this year featuring headliners Chelsea Peretti, Michelle Wolf, Phoebe Robinson, Paul Scheer, Jonathan Van Ness, and more. The tent, co-curated by SF Sketchfest, will house comedy, improv, live podcast tapings, and music from Wes Anderson films. Peretti, who was born…Continue Reading

Summer Playlist: Bay Area artists share new music

Summer Playlist: Bay Area artists share new music

With the amount of music coming from mainstream artists, it’s easy to forget about the local ones. Discover something new with this KFOG compilation of recent releases from singers and musicians found in the Bay Area. Normies by Normies One might say the Normies arrived with a bang, opening their sophomore self-titled album with heavy…Continue Reading