Fucked Up

  1. How the F--- Do You Market a Band Called F-----d Up?

    May 16, 2014 12:45 PM EDT This is an extended version of an article first published in the May 24th issue of Billboard Magazine . Many bands second-guess their names, especially when the musicians have matured beyond the juvenile or inebriated inspiration that first sparke ...

  2. Cassette Store Day Co-Founder Steve Rose on Top 5 Exclusive Tapes, 'Cassette Stores' (Q&A)

    September 04, 2013 3:27 PM EDT A month and some change ago, a small corner of the web was alight with the news of " Cassette Store Day ." It was something that, at the time, no one could be sure whether they were looking at a time-consuming troll or a promising, if ...

  3. Seymour Stein Pays Tribute to Beggars Groups' Martin Mills at A2IM's Libera Awards

    June 22, 2012 1:08 PM EDT Seymour Stein (right) presenting Martin Mills with his Libera Lifetime Achievement award in New York City. (photo: Kyle Dean Reinford) At last night's inaugural A2IM Libera awards, legendary record exec Seymour Stein presented Beggars Group&# ...

  4. Canadian Music Week: 15 Things You Should Know About the Canadian Music Business

    March 21, 2012 12:50 PM EDT Canada is hot. The market north of the border continues to yield talent that scales the Billboard charts and drives sales worldwide, from Justin Bieber to Michael Bublé, Drake to Deadmau5, Avril Lavigne to Arcade Fire. These acts, among many other ...

  5. Polaris Music Prize Short List Announced; .Biz Interviews Award Founder Steve Jordan

    July 06, 2011 4:54 PM EDT Canada's juried Polaris Music Prize Short List nominees were announced today in Toronto. 213 members of the Canadian music media vote on the ten albums, up for the $30,000 (CAD) grand prize. On September 19th in Toronto, a small sequestered j ...

  6. Hardcore Band Wins Polaris Music Prize

    September 22, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Of the all the acts on the shortlist for Canada's Polaris Music Prize, Toronto hardcore band Fucked Up seemed the least likely to take the $20,000 award. But that's exactly what happened as a jury of 10 Canadian music journalists, blogge ...

  7. Polaris Prize Co-Founder Defends Familiar Nominees

    July 16, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Steve Jordan, co-founder of the Polaris Music Prize, has defended this year's shortlist for the Canadian album honor. Six of the 10 nominees were previously-nominated acts. But Jordan says any criticism stems from a misunderstanding of what t ...

  8. Canadian Indies Voice Concern Over Govt Cuts

    August 11, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Cuts to a federal Canadian government funding program will hurt the ability of Canadian musicians to make contacts outside of the country, according to the head of the country's independent labels. "More and more, Canadian musicians and ...

  9. Indie Bands Sue RJ Reynolds, Rolling Stone

    December 18, 2007 12:00 AM EST As first reported by the Daily Swarm, bands Xiu Xiu and Fucked Up have filed a class action lawsuit against RJ Reynolds and Wenner Media, alleging the unauthorized use of artists' names, unauthorized use of artist names for commercial advanta ...