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A New Study Reveals Which Drugs Are Most Popular At Specific Music Festivals

A new study aims to expose which drugs are most prevalent at each major music festival, and found some very interesting results.Conducted by Detox.net, a website for those seeking help with substance abuse and addiction, the researchers examined more than six million Instagram posts from music events over the last two years,...

Charts & Graphs | Overall Retail Music Sales Increased In 2016

By: Alex WoodThe US Recorded Music Industry is showing signs of improvement after a decade of disappointing economic performance.According to the RIAA, US retail revenues grew 11%, with streaming revenues accounting for more than half of the $7.7 billion total for the first time.2016 marked the second consecutive year that the number of purchased music showed...

Infographic | David Byrne's Argument For Federal Funding Of Public Arts

By: Alex WoodDavid Byrne has remained an outspoken opponent of recently proposed cuts to publicly funded art programs and the library system, and recently gave a short speech at a City Hall rally protesting such cuts.The singer then took to his blog, in classic well-spoken and literate David Byrne fashion, to spell out his...

Chart | Cutting Arts Funding, .002% Of The Budget At A Time

[fbilke]So much "real news" is getting mixed in with our music news these days.  While federal funding for programs like the National Endowment of the Arts, National Endowment for the Humanities, and Corporation For Public Broadcasting may not directly affect the majority of music we report on at Tomorrow's Verse, they do help...

NatGeo Piece On "Dark Star" Cave Contains Uncanny, Unintentional Grateful Dead References

No matter how you slice it, Michael Synnott's National Geographic piece on a system of high altitude caves is a fascinating read.  But the cave also happens to be named "Dark Star", which itself should bring a smile to a Deadhead's face.Let's be clear, the name was inspired not by The Dead's...

DataViz | Making It In The Music Industry

This is a fascinating subject that I've thought way too much about: how likely is it that a band moves from clubs to theaters and larger venues?For some bands, simply headlining any venue is the reward, but others strive to move on, climbing the ladder to bigger and bigger rooms in time.Russell...

Science and $843 Million Will Buy You An Acoustically Perfect Concert Hall

Your favorite band may not be playing here anytime soon, but if this classical auditorium in Hamburg Germany -- part of a complex called Elbphilharmonie -- ever starts expanding its programming, maybe start looking into plane tickets?It is designed, by algorithm, to be an acoustically perfect room.  The 10,000 unique acoustic panels give it...

A YEMSG Infographic and Chance To Win Some Phishy Prizes

As the Phish world prepares for the tenth Madison Square Garden Phish New Year's Eve show, our friends at the Mockingbird Foundation are busy celebrating the occasion.This infographic isn't as data intensive as, say, our Phish Rotation Chart or Tour Announcement Chart, but it does have some nice graphics, provides a cool reminder of...

Genius Sampling Genius, Visualized

There are music related charts and visuals, and then there's this.The visual savants at Polygraph have gone beyond your typical data visualization and have created something interactive, educational, and altogether fascinating.In attempt to explain how a modern day genius, Robert Glasper, processes and samples the late great Miles Davis tune "The...

Phish Events, Twitter Ranked By Importance

This morning, the always provocative @yemblog #yembconvo posed a simple, but interesting question.YEMblog Conversation: Rank the following in importance to you to attend: #phish festival, Dicks, Halloween run, New Years run #yembconvo YEMblog (@YEMblog) September 2, 2016While looking at the invdividual answers is enlightening, the aggregate is truly fascinating.Using a simple methodology --&...