DC Comics Debuts New Logo/Identity

We’re not the only ones getting a new logo, DC Comics debuted their new identity this week as well:

“While comics continue to be the heart and soul of DC, the brand has evolved to now stand for powerful storytelling across so many different forms of media. DC is home to the greatest Super Heroes and Super-Villains, and the new logo has the character and strength to stand proudly alongside DC’s iconic symbols,” stated Amit Desai, DC Entertainment Senior Vice President of Marketing and Global Franchise Management.

If you squint, it kinda looks like Spider-Man or Deadpool … not DC characters. But other than that, it’s not bad.

A Change of Pace Announce 10-Year Show

A Change of Pace will be playing a free Prepare the Masses 10-year anniversary show.

To say thank you, we are going to do a FREE show in Phoenix, Arizona on July 30th at The Pressroom with some of our best friends Greeley Estates, It’s Like Love, and DED. If you want to donate to the show to help cover costs, we would greatly appreciate it and there are links on the event page where you can do that. If not, just come party. This show will be nothing but a good time.

Reports: Daniel Craig Done With James Bond

Rehema Figueiredo, reporting for The Daily Mail that Daniel Craig is done with James Bond:

One LA film source said: ‘Daniel is done — pure and simple — he told top brass at MGM after Spectre. They threw huge amounts of money at him, but it just wasn’t what he wanted.’ He added: ‘He had told people after shooting that this would be his final outing, but the film company still felt he could come around after Spectre if he was offered a money deal.’

Oddsmakers have Tom Hiddleston has the frontrunner to replace Craig.


Albums in Stores – May 20th, 2016

This week sees the release of Ariana Grande’s Dangerous Woman and Saosin’s Along the Shadow, two albums that couldn’t be further apart but I greatly enjoy. I’m looking forward to checking out that Tiny Moving Parts album and, of course, giving the new Bob Dylan a listen as well. If you hit read more you can see all the releases we have in our calendar for the week. Hit the quote bubble to access our forums and talk about what came out today, what albums you picked up, and to make mention of anything we may have missed.

An Update from Bandcamp

Bandcamp founder, Ethan Diamond, has posted an update on the status of the music service:

Bandcamp grew by 35% last year. Fans pay artists $4.3 million dollars every month using the site, and they buy about 25,000 records a day, which works out to about one every 4 seconds (you can see a real-time feed of those purchases on our desktop home page). Nearly 6 million fans have bought music through Bandcamp (half of whom are younger than 30), and hundreds of thousands of artists have sold music on Bandcamp. Digital album sales on Bandcamp grew 14% in 2015 while dropping 3% industry-wide, track sales grew 11% while dropping 13% industry-wide, vinyl was up 40%, cassettes 49%… even CD sales grew 10% (down 11% industry-wide). Most importantly of all, Bandcamp has been profitable (in the now-quaint revenues-exceed-expenses sense) since 2012.

An area I’d like to see Bandcamp expand into: podcasts.