Craig Rosen

Big Star's Third 2016

Members of R.E.M., Wilco & More Pay Tribute to Big Star at Epic 'Third' Concert

Album tribute concerts can often feel like a cash-grabbing, marketing ploy designed to allow an artist to revisit a best-selling set in concert to ratchet up ticket sales. Wednesday night's (April 27) all-star concert at the Alex Theatre in Glendale, Calf., billed as "Thank You, Friends: Big Star's Third and More" was nothing like that.
Happy 100th Birthday, ASCAP: Looking Back, Looking Ahead

Happy 100th Birthday, ASCAP: Looking Back, Looking Ahead

In an era in which the music business has seen unprecedented change and disruption, some things remain constant. The creativity of songwriters and composers lies at the heart of the music business. And the ability of creators and their publishers to get paid for their work is the financial foundation upon which the music industry has been built.

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