The New Promotion

Part One: Pressing Vinyl for Indie, Major Artists With a music industry boom expected in 2021, artists are looking for new and creative ways to not only promote their material but sell it as well. And so, these companies harbor creative outlets for unique promotion using an old-school method: vinyl records. United Record Pressing Founded [...]

DIASH ALBUMS OF THE MONTH: February 2021

Honorable Mention - Heaven is a Place, This is a Place (Frank Iero and the Future Violents) Even though the album was released last month (January 15, to be exact) it's still a banger worth mentioning. With the massive highs Frank Iero had with the announcement of MCR’s revival in December 2019 to cancelling many [...]

The Fight for Music Rights

Selling Music Catalogues Becoming a New Trend In January, Rolling Stone published an article about a new trend of artists selling their music catalogues to buyers like Primary Wave. What is causing this recent uptick in the music industry? One of them is COVID-19. With concerts canceled and streaming services like Spotify dominating consumption of [...]

U.N.I.T.Y. and Kulture

Live stream concert brings CT local artists together In these uncertain times, the future of concerts and entertainment venues in Connecticut remains uncertain. However, mainstream artists are turning to social media, in particular live streaming technology, to share their music and connect with fans. On November 20 of last year, KULTURE Mag teamed with The [...]

TikTok Launches Deal With Sony Music

Well, well, well. Looks like they might not be defeated after all. On Monday, it was announced Sony Music reached a deal with music social media app TikTok for use. While not much is known about the deal, TikTok now has control over Sony Music’s audio clips, new releases, and rare cuts. The move partially [...]

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By Em Hughes (Founder, DIASH) Here I sit, 3am and no one to share the night with. All that's next to me is the unfinished bottle of vodka. It waits for me to take another sip and it's hard to resist putting my lips around the open bottleneck and douse the few remaining drops of [...]

Quibi(tes) the Dust

Streaming service app Quibi announced it's shutdown last Tuesday after just six months of being available for consumer download. The service, led by former Ebay chief Meg Whitman and Jeffrey Katzenberg from Dreamworks Animation was built to succeed. How could it do anything but with an almost $1.7 billion dollar investment from the likes of [...]

Reel(ing)s from TikTok Ban

Game. Set. Match? On September 18, social media platform TikTok was banned from United States markets over concerns Chinese hackers were allegedly using the app to gather personal information. But is this the end of these short burst viral videos altogether? The ban, which came into effect September 27th, has banned all use of the [...]

(Re)Living Empowerment in 2020

Anti-racism books, love for natural hair and a movement dedicated to empowerment has only grown in popularity among cries of voices fighting to be heard. In a sense, we are reliving something like the late 60s-early 70s culture and these shops are living proof we are living some of the past presently. NXC Vintage An [...]