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Are Your Favorite Artists Really Industry Plants?

An “industry plant” is an artist who seems to have been created, groomed, or heavily promoted by major music industry players like record labels, producers, or management companies, but presented to us as if they emerged organically from the grassroots scene.Read on to find out more about the plague of plants in today’s music industry ecosystem…

Lynyrd Skynyrd Introduces Hellhouse Whiskey

Lynyrd Skynyrd’s Rickey Medlocke and Johnny Van Zant discuss Hell House Whiskey, their collaboration with Bespoken Spirits.

This story originally appeared in The Tennessean Forty-eight hours before rocking Nashville’s Bicentennial Capitol Mall State Park to close out 2023, Lynyrd Skynyrd’s Rickey Medlocke and Johnny Van Zant were seated in the shadow of the Grand Ole Opry at the Nashville Palace honky-tonk’s dance hall. Though not original members of the seminal Southern rock […]

So You Want To Be a Venue Booker…

Do you ever wonder how a particular act ends up on the stage at your favorite music venue? It starts with great relationships and a great talent booker! The skills of a venue booker can make or break the business so it’s important to know what all they are in charge of, and what is […]