Facebook to Prohibit Bands from Certain Types of Livestreams On October 1st

Facebook has revealed new plans to limit streamed events, according to the terms of their Facebook Music rules for the platform. Although like most changes with the monolithic social platform, it is designed to prevent abuse and litigation from record labels, DJ’s and cover song artists, it seems like a terrible misjudgment against artists and creators who utilize the platform. Effective October 1st Facebook announced that musicians will not be allowed to “use videos on our Products to create a music listening experience.” The rule change comes with the threat that bands will have their account banned or deleted for failure to comply. Especially following the pandemic, bands and artists have taken to streaming for a variety of purposes for promotion and profit, and Facebook even instituted a tip jar type payment platform, in an attempt to compete with Twitch and YouTube Live videos. Facebook has turned around on this idea and now states they want their technology to be used to connect family and friends to one another, not to connect musicians to their fans. Read Facebook’s full statement. Continue reading

EXCLUSIVE VIDEO: Pushing Veronica – “Bullshit”

Ghost Cult has partnered up with LA-based rockers P Pushing Veronica to début their awesome new video for their track “Bullshit”! The song is a humorous take on a serious subject: drug addiction. The bands’ infectious hooks, punked-up verses, and catchy chorus don’t dull the deadly implications drug abuse and the band has taken a stand against. Directed by Glass Dagger Film Company and www.glassdagger.com produced by Brian Steele Medina – www.analogdescent.comm you can check out the clip for “Bullshit’ now! Continue reading

Rise Against – Wolves

Death, taxes, an underwhelming New Year’s Eve and Chicago melodic punk quartet Rise Against delivering the goods. Them’s your guarantees.  And it is to the elation of my ears that the latter continues to ring true on eighth album Wolves (Virgin). Continue reading