Music Video App Triller Launches Monetization Feature

Triller, a music-video-making app boasting more than 28 million users worldwide, is launching a monetization platform allowing influencers to raise money from fans, brands and music labels for purpose-driven goals.

The goals that Triller defines as “purpose-driven” range from raising money for college funds or for new equipment allowing young creators to further their careers.

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Chickfactor: The Little Zine That Shaped Indie Music Culture

Gail O’Hara’s fanzine, Chickfactor, has been publishing off and on since 1992. It has outlasted many of the bands that appeared on its cover. It has outlasted the bookstores that used to stock it next to long-dead zines like Rollerderby (R.I.P.) and Punk Planet (R.I.P.). It has outlasted chillwave, blog rock and the freak folk revival. It has outlasted MySpace, Napster and OiNK. It has outlasted your favorite record store. It has outlasted the Hoboken, New Jersey, rock club where a guitarist from an indie “it” band handed me a copy of the very first issue.

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Area Native Brings Music To Special Needs Students

Michael Palermo, former Jamestown resident and 1989 Jamestown High School graduate, is a band director striving to make a difference. While some band programs in schools have requirements that restrict special needs students from participating, Palermo’s band program for Mayfield City Schools in Mayfield, Ohio accepts all students, regardless of disability.

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