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Busch Gardens Williamsburg to feature live music, award-winning artists during Summer Nights Concert Series

WILLIAMSBURG, Va. – Busch Gardens Williamsburg announced the lineup for its new Live Summer Concert Series, with top artists from a diverse collection of genres and decades taking the stage at the park’s outdoor Royal Palace Theater on weekends and select dates throughout the summer.

The concert series is part of the park’s Summer Nights and is free with park admission.

Here’s the list of scheduled artists:

Saturday, June 26 – KOOL & THE GANG: Kool & the Gang is known for iconic songs like “Celebration,” “Cherish,” “Jungle Boogie,” “Summer Madness” and “Open Sesame,” and has earned two Grammy Awards,

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New art gallery in Indianapolis International Airport features local artists

“Deserted Dawn” by Ess McKee

The Indianapolis International Airport on Wednesday opened its first-ever art gallery, providing travelers with an opportunity to take a cultural break while they wait to board their flight.

The gallery is an expansion of the airport’s existing arts program, which was launched when the new terminal opened in 2008 and has $4 million in permanent art installations on display. The program includes rotating temporary art exhibits curated and coordinated in partnership with the Arts Council of Indianapolis. The new gallery will serve as an extension of the temporary exhibit portion of the program.

Called the

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Sony Music Moves To Pay Royalties To Artists That Still Owe It Money

It’s difficult to find examples of major record labels making a move in favor of the artists they serve unless under pressure, but it looks like we have one now. Sony Music announced in a letter to its artists that it will start paying its legacy acts royalties, even if they still owe the label money. Its new

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NFTs Shift Power to Artists as the Music Business Evolves

The Grammy-award winning musician and producer André Anjos goes by the stage name RAC, although as a bellwether in the radical ways the music industry is evolving, he might consider changing that to NFT.

Nonfungible tokens, a new type of blockchain technology that uses enforced scarcity to make digital goods collectible and valuable, have been on a tear. Earlier this year, Christie’s conducted the record-breaking $69.3 million sale of an NFT by digital artist Beeple. Around the same time, Anjos earned $708,000 for a collection of NFTs related to his latest album, YOU, more than from his combined album

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Is the Newsstand the New Art Gallery? Magazines Are Swapping Out Celebrity Covers for Work by Famous Artists to Stay Relevant

Last summer, after weeks of protests precipitated by the deaths of George Floyd and Breonna Taylor, two of the country’s most recognizable magazines used their covers to make a statement. And they each turned to artists—not photographers—to do it. 

For their respective September issues, which came out within days of each other, Vanity Fair commissioned painter Amy Sherald to make a defiant portrait of Taylor, while Vogue tapped artists Kerry James Marshall and Jordan Casteel to make their own exultant paintings of Black women.

These images were a far cry from the tired Annie Leibovitz photographs usually found on the

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Spatial Audio for indie artists inbound, how to prep your music

We have some new details today on Apple Lossless and Spatial Audio for indie artists. Apple’s recently announced Spatial Audio and Lossless audio formats for Apple Music are set to kick off next month. While we know it has partnered with big artists like Ariana Grande, Maroon 5, and Kacey Musgraves, among others, to bring the first 3D and hi-fi audio to its streaming service, what does this mean for the rest of us?  After code hinting at the new service surfaced ahead of the official announcement from Apple, followed by, what was for some, confusion over what headphones/audio playback

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