This Week in Music: 2/12 – 2/19
Welcome back to the special Valentines Day edition of Unity Travel’s weekly newsletter! Your source on all things music, pop culture, and current events!
TOP NEWS STORIES THIS WEEK
Justice Wins Grammy for Best Electronic/Dance Album
The 2019 Grammy Awards took place last weekend. This year, the academy made waves in the dance music community for nominating some unexpected artists and songs, in the end, the industry mainstays took home the awards.
Best Electronic Album – Justice
In the category of Best Dance/Electronic album, French duo Justice took home the Grammy for Woman Worldwide. Following in the footsteps of their other French peers, Daft Punk, who took home the same award in 2009 & 2014.
Best Remix – Mura Masa
Mura Masa picked up a nomination for Dance/Electronic Album last year and finally took home the award in 2019 for Best Remix. His ‘Walking Away’ remix beat out Cosmic Gate, CID, and Kaskade for the trophy.
Best Dance/Electronic Recording – Silk City
The competition was most fierce in this category with Porter Robinson, Silk City, FISHER, Disclosure and Above & Beyond nominated. In the end, Diplo and Mark Ronson took home the Grammy for their track ‘Electricity,’ which featured Best New Artist winner, Dua Lipa.
Avicii Receives Posthumous Swedish Grammy
This year at Sweden’s annual Grammisgalan (the Swedish equivalent of the U.S. Grammys) late Swedish producer Avicii ( also known as Tim Bergling) was awarded an honorary Grammy. This is the first time this event has presented the award to someone who was not nominated. He also recently won a posthumous MTV EMA.
Klas Bergling, the producer’s father, accepted the award on his behalf. When speaking on his son, he had the following to say:
“Tim was a friendly person with humor and very serious, humble and stubborn as sin. When it came to the music, he was on the verge of obsessed to reach the optimal he had imagined. It could be demanding for many who worked with him. He was a shy person who didn’t want to be in the center and he had a hard time with the official role. He had a need to withdraw, find peace and find himself – something that many of us probably recognize.”
New Study Shows The World’s Highest Paid Musicians vs Average Salaries in 2018
In an annual study done by MIDINation, data shows how it long it takes for the top 30 grossing musicians to earn the annual salaried income for several different household jobs.
MIDINation investigated how long it took for stars the likes of Calvin Harris and The Chainsmokers to earn the equivalent of a minimum wage income, an annual musician’s income, and more. The results put their staggering wealth into perspective.
Rock musicians including U2 and The Eagles take 10 of the top 30 spots. Meanwhile, the electronic music genre falls dead last with only 2 artists represented in the top 30. Despite being a dominant force on the radio and in the festival circuit, few electronic artists achieve earning potential of legacy acts in the rock and pop music worlds.
Calvin Harris is just one example, and even he is not in the top 10 grossing musicians of 2018. The full infographic covering all top 30 grossing artists and how they stack up can be seen below.
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WEEKLY FAVORITE CONTENT
POT OF GOLD FESTIVAL PHOENIX
Just added to the already stacked lineup: Ice Qube, Snoop Dogg, Ozuna & Kodak Black at Pot of Gold Festival! This March 15-17 at Phoenix Steele Indian School Park!
Hotel Rooms, Shuttle Passes, Payment Plans & Ticket Packages ON SALE NOW!
Go to www.Unity.Travel/PotofGold for more info!
V2 PRESENTS: GET LUCKY
In the magical month of March, we will unite at the Saltair Castle and find out just how enchanted it will become. The Celtic Palace inside will bring good vibes and the Tent of Gold outside will follow suit. Come donned in your greatest gold & green attire as we discover the end of the rainbow at The Saltair in the magical month of March.
Hotel Rooms, Round Trip Shuttle Passes, Tickets & Payment Plans ON SALE NOW!
Go to www.Unity.Travel/GetLucky for more info!
USC EVENTS: LUCKY FESTIVAL
Follow us to the 8th annual Lucky Festival, a magical land where whimsical creatures roam wild and life blooms with effervescence. Join in the dance of the fairies at Lucky Arena, search for pots of gold in the Leprechaun’s Lair, and experience the blissfulness that comes from finding the End Of The Rainbow, find some extra luck at Clover Park, and so much more!
Hotel Rooms, Solo Traveler, VIP Tables, Tickets & Payment Plans ON SALE NOW!
Go to www.Unity.Travel/Lucky for more info!
ALSO ON SALE
Days on the Green Festival Phoenix
Get ready for the inaugural Days on the Green Music Festival, a 2-day weekend event taking place on April 19 – 20, 2019! Come for the good vibes and chill with the best of reggae, alternative, & punk performances!
Hotel Rooms, Shuttle Passes, Payment Plans & Ticket Packages. On Sale Now! Go to www.Unity.Travel/DaysontheGreen for more info!
EDC Las Vegas
->Book your hotel room for EDC with us at some of the best hotels on the Las Vegas Strip for significantly below market rate! Traveling to EDC Solo? Book as part of our Solo Traveler Program!
Hotel Rooms & Solo Traveler ON SALE NOW!
Go to www.Unity.Travel/ElectricWeekend for more info!
Ever After Music Festival
Ever After Music Festival is an experience for all to share. A fantasy getaway experience with the sounds, the stunning visuals, and high class performances for you to have an unforgettable weekend.
Hotel Rooms, Solo Traveler,Shuttle Passes, QUBE Tent Rentals, Group Camping, RV Camping, Single Camping Passes, Tickets, & Payment Plans. ON SALE NOW!
Go to www.Unity.Travel/EverAfter for more info!
The annual Washington festival at the beautiful Gorge Amphitheater returns June 14-15 with what is sure to be another stellar year, and it’s more affordable than ever. Cabanas, Tables, Hotel Rooms, Shuttle Passes, GA wristbands, VIP passes, Camping Passes, and all packages are ON SALE NOW!
Go to www.Unity.Travel/Paradiso for more info!
Imagine Music Festival
The aquatic fairytale comes alive with multiple custom stages, world-class production, and a unique variety of dancers, cirque acts, art, workshops, food trucks and even a giant splash pool!
-Hotel Rooms, Round Trip Shuttle Passes, QUBE Tents, Camping Passes, Solo Traveler, & Tickets. ON SALE NOW! Go to www.Unity.Travel/Imagine for more info!