What's the Forecast for Tank and the Bangas' "Green Balloon"?

The NPR Tiny Desk Contest win has paid off for Tank and the Bangas. It’s a platform that doesn’t guarantee success, but it says something that the YouTube video of their Tiny Desk Concert/victory lap is easily the most viewed of those by the winners of NPR Music’s national unsigned artist talent search.

Music Biz Writer Ari Herstand Learned a Lesson or Two on Frenchmen Street

Ari Herstand found the peace he needed at District Donuts. The musician who writes the music business advice website Ari’s Take had a deadline looming for a book based on his writings, but life at home in Los Angeles proved to be too distracting. When a cousin offered him his Garden District guest house for a few weeks, Herstand jumped at the chance. Once there, he developed a routine.

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