Local Current Blog

September 30, 2014

How much will we put up with to see a show?

The other night, while listening to Caroline Smith belt out a ballad at her very sold-out concert with Lizzo at First Avenue, a young woman booty-shook her way into the very small space where my friends and I had gathered and started flailing her arms and thrashing around like the beat had just dropped at […]

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Today’s Music News: Retroactive product placements coming to existing music videos

You weren’t surprised to see Justin Timberlake rocking an iPad in the “Suit & Tie” video—but what if Bruce Springsteen shows up chugging a Smirnoff Ice in the “Glory Days” video? Universal Music Group is using new technology that allows them to retroactively place products in existing videos. The first musician to “participate” will be Avicii, who will […]

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