Phil Collins is returning to music!

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Oh boy, oh boy! Phil Collins just announced that…

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…he’s making his comeback!

Last I reported that Phil said he’s done with music and never returning…and now…he’s setting himself up for a full blown comeback!

Phil Collins made his claim to fame as the lead singer of the rock band Genesis and most people know him as the guy who sings “In The Air Tonight”, but he’s seriously one of the best voices I’ve ever known in music and I love him 😀

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Phil lives in Miami now in the mansion formerly owned by Jennifer Lopez that he purchased this summer for $33 million! Don’t we all wished we were his roommates! lol

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PC just had major back surgery, but while he’s relaxing at home this week, he announced to the press: “I’m no longer officially retired. The horse is out of the stable and I’m raring to go.”

There hasn’t been a new album from Mr. Collins since 2002 but there was a Genesis reunion tour in 2007. Rest assured, the man is on a mission to release not only a new album, but to go on tour in support of it as well!

According to him: “My kids are now 10 and 14 and they want to see what their dad does. They were in nappies when I was last on the road. They love my music and I’d like to take them out so they can enjoy it.”

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Aren’t they adorable?!

So we get it, he’s a family guy, but what about Genesis?? Phil said to the press: “I love the guys. I would just prefer to do this first. For now, let’s just see how this goes.”

So it’s solo first, and possibly a rock band reunion to follow! Sounds great to me! I can’t wait to have Phil back in action! He’s meant to sing 🙂

He’s in a really happy place now and he’s really ready to show his kids what their dad does! I love his motivation to get back out there! How sweet!

Congrats on your comeback Phil! You rock!!!

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Carrie Underwood announces 2016 tour!

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Much to my delight, Miss Carrie Underwood has…

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…just announced her 2016 tour!

Hey guys! Long time no see!!! I’ve been on a 3 week hiatus. Hard to believe it’s been 3 weeks! No real point to it. Just busy and kinda on an eternal writers block.

It’s high time that I get back in the saddle, strap on my boots, and grab my MacBook Pro.

I know Adele’s comeback is in the works, of course I didn’t sleep through that HAHA I’m proud of her, but what I want to talk about today is the comeback of Carrie Underwood!

Carrie has had a busy and exciting life as well! She just gave birth to her firstborn, Isaiah, 8 months ago!

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AWWWWWW!

She took time off from music to focus on the family which I can certainly respect!

Now CU is up and raring to go on tour again with her brand new album “Storyteller” that was just released last Friday, October 23rd! I can’t wait to listen to the whole thing over and over again 😀

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Miss Underwood’s music has been a staple in my life ever since she won American Idol in 2005! 10 years and counting! She’s unstoppable!

According to Carrie: “I can’t wait to play new music from Storyteller for the fans. I am so blessed to have this career and get to do to the things I do, but there is nothing like that moment when I get to step onto the stage to sing and all the fans are singing along with me.”

I’m sure that’s such an electrifying feeling for a singer to hear the crowd singing back to them!!

Go ahead & and check out her tour dates:

1/30 – Jacksonville, FL @ Jacksonville Veterans Mem. Arena
2/1 – Duluth, GA @ Infinite Energy Arena
2/3 – Greensboro, NC @ Greensboro Coliseum
2/5 – Louisville, KY @ KFC Yum! Center
2/17 – Pittsburgh, PA @ CONSOL Energy Center
2/20 – Hampton, VA @ Hampton Coliseum
2/22 – Philadelphia, PA @ Wells Fargo Center
2/23 – Boston, MA @ TD Garden
2/25 – Washington, DC @ Verizon Center
3/11 – Glasgow, Scotland @ C2C/ Clyde Auditorium
3/12 – London, England @ C2C/ O2 Arena
3/13 – Dublin, Ireland @ C2C/ 3 Arena
3/17 – Youngstown, OH @ Covelli Centre
3/19 – Allentown, PA @ PPL Center
3/22 – Auburn Hills, MI @ The Palace of Auburn Hills
3/24 – St. Louis, MO @ Chaifetz Arena
3/26 – Lincoln, NE @ Pinnacle Bank Arena
3/29 – Colorado Springs, CO @ Broadmoor World Arena
3/30 – Denver, CO @ Pepsi Center
4/1 – Las Vegas, NV @ ACM Party for a Cause Festival
4/5 – Fresno, CA @ Save Mart Center
4/8 – Reno, NV @ Reno Events Center
4/10 – Oakland, CA @ Oracle Arena
4/12 – Stockton, CA @ Stockton Arena
4/14 – Phoenix, AZ @ Talking Stick Resort Arena
4/16 – Las Cruces, NM @ Pan American Center
4/18 – San Antonio, TX @ AT&T Center
4/19 – Houston, TX @ Toyota Center
4/22 – Bossier City, LA @ CenturyLink Center
4/24 – Lafayette, LA @ Cajundome
4/27 – Tulsa, OK @ BOK Center
4/28 – N. Little Rock, AR @ Verizon Arena
4/30 – Indio, CA @ Stagecoach
5/3 – Madison, WI @ Kohl Center
5/5 – Green Bay, WI @ Resch Center
5/7 – Grand Forks, ND @ Ralph Engelstad Arena
5/10 – Casper, WY @ Casper Events Center
5/12 – Billings, MT @ Rimrock Auto Arena at MetraPark
5/15 – Kansas City, MO @ Sprint Center
5/17 – Rosemont, IL @ Allstate Arena
5/18 – Cleveland, OH @ Quicken Loans Arena
5/24 – Buffalo, NY @ First Niagara Center
5/27 – Ottawa, ON @ Canadian Tire Centre
5/28 – Toronto, ON @ Air Canada Centre
5/30 – London, ON @ Budweiser Gardens

Before I continue, are you thinkin what I’m thinkin?! CARRIE UNDERWOOD IS NOT PERFORMING IN NASHVILLE?!

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You’ve got to think that a Nashville tour date will be added in there somewhere…otherwise: THIS IS AN OUTRAGE! I mean, she lives here full-time! Her husband plays for the NASHVILLE Predators! C’mon people! Every venue is a stone’s throw away from her driveway! LOL

Just so yah know, Easton Corbin and The Swon Brothers will be her opening acts! I’ve heard great things from those guys so I’m excited to see them on tour with her…IN NASHVILLE! I’m so sorry, but this joke never gets old HAHA

Don’t grab your torch and pitch forks just yet or boycott the Nashville Predators. Carrie HAS to play Nashville too on her tour. She knows it, we know it, and perhaps the delay will be worth the wait…back to back shows, a performance on the rooftop of Music City Center…who knows?!

Congrats Carrie on your tour & I know I’ll see you soon!

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Why did Pandora buy Ticketfly for $450 million?

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The world of technology never ceases to amaze me and now…

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…Pandora has purchased the company Ticketfly for millions!

Pandora is one of the most powerful music streaming companies in the world…right up there with Spotify, Rdio, and Apple Music.

So besides starting with a “P”, what makes Pandora stand out so much?

Well, let’s started with the latest HUGE music business merger of:

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$450 million! WOW! Half a billion dollars for a ticket selling company?! Why in the world???

The goal of purchasing a ticket selling company as a music streaming business is to not only push ticket sales, but to direct market to fans. They are taking it to a whole other level by including ticket purchasing in their wheelhouse! I think it’s an ingenious idea!

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It’s Einstein good!

Pandora CEO, Brian McAndrews said: “This is a game-changer for Pandora — and more importantly — a game-changer for music. With Ticketfly, we will thrill music lovers and lift ticket sales for artists as the most effective marketplace for connecting music makers and fans.”

The thing is, Pandora was already being used to drive ticket sales and now it’s going to be responsible for the selling of those tickets as well!

The company is diversifying themselves by entering the concert ticketing business and I think it’s a very interesting move to make!

 

Pandora seeks to connect music listeners to their favorite artists and to also introduce them to artists they would love but don’t know of yet.

The music streaming giant already allows artists to send audio recorded messages to their fans which could include a password to purchase tickets to a show in their area!

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Now THAT is COOL!

From artist messaging to ticket purchasing, Pandora is going to own it all! To be honest, I’ve purchased tickets from Ticketfly before and I really enjoyed the experience! No complaints here!

 

As for Ticketfly, they had amassed $87 million since their inception in 2008 which is pretty impressive if you think about it!

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RIP Ticketfly!

When you purchase a company, you purchase their intellectual property, their data, and their system. I think Pandora made a very wise move here and they can only grow bigger and bigger because of it!

Congrats to Pandora on your big buy! You’ve got moxie!

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Whatever happened to Lilith Fair?

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There are many music festivals every single year…

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…but whatever happened to Lilith Fair?

My question comes from the sister trio known as HAIM who said that they wanted Lilith Fair to make a comeback!

Lilith Fair was a famous festival back in the 90’s in which they sought to celebrate women in music, thus having an all-female lineup!

LF took place during the summers of ’97, ’98, ’99, and was revived again in 2010.

The festival was created by the singer Sarah McLachlan due to her frustration that concert promoters refused to feature two female musicians in a row.

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The festival seems to be a great celebration of women in music and it’s sad to see that it has been canceled indefinitely due to poor ticket sales in its revival tour in 2010.

Back in 1999, Sarah said: “We’re all well into our 30s now and we decided we wanted to have babies. This will be the last year for a good, long while. It could be three years, it could be 10 years, it could be forever.”

That public announcement was prior to the festival in ’99 and the revival run in 2010 flopped due to poor ticket sales.

Sarah took it in stride though and just settled in her mind that the festival wasn’t meant to be revived since 11 years is a long time in a marketplace to presume for her audience’s expectations and buying habits to be unchange.

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Gosh, I loved marketing class! 😀

I can completely agree with her on that one and to me it makes perfect sense that buying habits change, however what was the lineup like in 2010?

They had Sara Bareilles, Miranda Lambert, Missy Higgins, Lights, Brandi Carlile, Sheryl Crow, Ingrid Michaelson, Heart, and many more amazing ladies!

I think the festival should have been a sold-out event, but I’m not sure if marketing was to blame or people were getting out from under the recession…who knows?!

All I know is Lilith Fair 2016 should happen! Who’s with me?

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