But Wait: Sony/ATV+EMI Faces a Very Tough Regulatory Hurdle, Indies Warn

But Wait: Sony/ATV+EMI Faces a Very Tough Regulatory Hurdle, Indies Warn

Sony/ATV + EMI Music Publishing = Slam Dunk?  Not so fast, says European indie consortium Impala. Sony/ATV Music Publishing’s ambitious move to acquire a controlling interest in EMI Music Publishing could face a giant regulatory hurdle.  And leading the charge is a veritable indie pit bull, Impala.  The European organization is renowned for policing mega-deals in the music space, and […]

Light This City Come Back Wiser and Harder on 'Terminal Bloom'

Light This City Come Back Wiser and Harder on 'Terminal Bloom'

In 2008, San Francisco melodic death metal trailblazers Light This City called it a day immediately after releasing their phenomenal fourth album, Stormchaser. The band disappeared for most a decade, but after opening for Darkest Hour’s 20th anniversary show in their hometown, they’ve returned with their strongest effort yet, Terminal Bloom.   “Laura Nichol, vocalist] has a half-sleeve Darkest Hour’s] […]

Jo Passed Contemplate an (Affordable) Hopeful Home on 'Their Prime'

Jo Passed Contemplate an (Affordable) Hopeful Home on 'Their Prime'

“We’re almost like a cyber, sci-fi version our grandparent’s generation,” Joseph Hirabayashi tells Exclaim! It’s a bright spring day in Vancouver — home for musician, songwriter and Jo Passed frontman — and Hirabayashi is sitting outside at a downtown café reflecting on his surroundings.   Indeed, it is a weird and transformative time, when media and how we engage with it […]