Smashd.co, which debuted March 2, is a new online news vertical founded by Troy Carter (Atom Factory) dedicated to uncovering the personalities and trends in “tech, culture and hustle,” in the site’s parlance. Smashd is the result of a six-month plan hatched between Carter and Lori Kozlowski, a former writer-editor at Forbes who focused on covering entrepreneurs and the L.A. startup scene.
As the Blurred Lines trial enters its second week, attorneys for Marvin Gaye's children are seeking relief from what they argue are prejudicial statements from the Robin Thicke side that have already "poisoned, perhaps irreparably" the jury.
The legacy of the late Pete Seeger—as a musician, social activist and environmentalist—will be celebrated June 20-21 at the Clearwater’s Great Hudson River Revival by just-announced artists including the Mavericks, Neko Case, Guster, Ani DiFranco, Béla Fleck & Abigail Washburn, Blind Boys of Alabama, Angélique Kidjo, and more.
From March 18-21 during SXSW's Music Week, Tumblr will take up residence at Ironwood Hall in Austin Texas as it brings its ongoing Tumblr IRL music and art series to the festival for the very first time.
As the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame readies the 30th anniversary of its annual Induction Ceremony, to be held April 18 at Cleveland's Public Auditorium, the organization will also host another milestone this year -- its first corporate sponsor.