The Scene:

The Scene features a variety of articles that explore a wide range of subjects, all of then delving into the many aspects of rock ‘n’ roll music, its artists and players, the music business and classic rock culture

Major Label PR in the ’70s: An Insider View

Dan Beck’s early years in the music biz gave him a front row seat in the rise of Bruce Springsteen and the Asbury Park sound.

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HBO’s ‘Vinyl’ Gets Rock & the Biz Right

Preview of the new series created by rock and film/TV A-Listers that depicts the wild wild times of the New York music business of the ’70s.

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Handicapping the 2016 Rock Hall Candidates

Best Classic Bands used a bit of intuition and a roll of the dice to assess which acts will be inducted into the Class of 2016

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Studio A Revisited Helps Listener Experience Dylan’s ‘Cutting Edge’

Get a taste of what working in a studio recording feels like by remixing Bob Dylan classics and trying your own vocal take on them with Studio A Revisited.

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Live Album Reissues Proliferate

Classic rock fans who enjoy live LPs and concert films from their favorite acts have a bonanza to choose from these days. Is this a golden age of live albums?

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Year of The Dead Continues

Fare Thee Well isn’t all that marked a Grateful Dead 50th anniversary and 20 years since Jerry Garcia’s passing. The Dear Jerry exhibit in Santa Cruz, CA and other events help Deadheads remember one of classic rock’s most beloved bands.

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The 10 Greatest Guitar Riffs of All-Time

Tim Sommer first defines what makes a great riff and then compiles a list that will surprise. Yup, “Sweet Jane” is on there. See what else…

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NMS Report: Are Happy Days Here Again?

At this year’s New Music Seminar, hot topics for the recorded music biz were both new and old: The growth of streaming services and vinyl’s big comeback

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The High School Reunion Playlist

What songs were rocking the Scarsdale High School class of 1975? Laura Huntt Foti shares the song list she has programmed for their 50th reunion.

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Get Set For Record Store Day 2015

Record Store Day gets better every year, providing “Christmas in April” for independent brick & mortar record store and collectors, and reminding recorded music lovers that their local shops are their best friend.

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