The Corona pandemic is a tough time for all of us but for artists and musicians especially. With the concert sector forced to shut down, new sources of income are crucial for them in order to survive. Buying a record can help here, even if it's just a digital purchase, but that's obviously more effective than streaming it on Spotify. Today, on May 1st Bandcamp has decided to waive its cut of sales again, giving all proceeds to the artists. The first time they did that they raised over $4 million so let's do this again. Here, the NBHAP staff presents some of their personal recommendations. Feel kindly invited to give as much as you can.
As this decade is approaching its end it is time for a little reflection on all the great music we experienced over the course of it. Of course, this is NOT an ultimate and universal Top 100 list. It simply can't be but these are the songs you should definitely give a spin before the decade is over. The Top 25 tunes include classics by Tame Impala, Bon Iver, Robyn, M83, Lorde, James Blake and more.
For the 36h time one of Germany's most established music festival opened its gates to deliver exquisite musical picks within this quite unique family-friendly atmosphere. It was the first time for NBHAP editor Norman Fleischer who found it surprisingly tricky to fit in.
Another year full of releases has passed and at the end of it it's time to recap the best of them like we always do when then the year is about to close its curtain. So, without further ado please find the fifty albums that impressed us the most during the past 12 months right here and feel happily invited to fall in love with them as well.
Although this decade isn't entirely over yet we still like to already take a look back on its musical highlight. And especially the independent music scene seems to fully freed itself from any limitations and boundaries during these ten years, resulting in quite some memorable musical moments we'd like to share with you.
Besides having one of Europe's strongers musical line-ups the Primavera Sound in Barcelona is also one of the best organized open air events, despite being such a huge one. Here's why we had such a great time.
It's recap time, everybody! While 2017 hasn't been the best year for many aspects of our daily life, the level of high quality musical output remained a satisfying one. So, without further ado, please enjoy our ultimate 'Despacito'-free ranking of this year's best tunes.