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  • 10 Things We Learned from Gov Ball's Reddit AMA

    By Laura Baker-Finch January 23, 2014

    New York City -- What you missed from Governors Ball's AMA session on Reddit, from the helpful to the hilarious.

  • Artist Spotlight: Gus + Scout

    By Kelsey Stoulil September 11, 2013

    We got to chat with up-and-comers Gus + Scout about their country influences, festivals, and the future of the duo.

  • Artist Spotlight: Highasakite

    By Laura Baker-Finch May 29, 2013

    Before their show at Glasslands Gallery, I sat down with Ingrid Helene Håvik and Øystein Skar of Highasakite to talk about SXSW, Øya, and what it's like traveling the festival circuit.

  • Artist Spotlight: Josh Dun of twenty one pilots

    By Laura Baker-Finch July 24, 2013

    On his way to Common Ground Music Festival, I spoke with Josh Dun - one half of the twenty one pilots duo - about his hometown of Columbus, signing with Fueled By Ramen, and his favorite live stunt.

  • Artist Spotlight: Lime Cordiale

    By Laura Baker-Finch April 17, 2014

    If you're looking for a new band to soundtrack your summer, look no further than Australia's Lime Cordiale. 

  • Artist Spotlight: LP

    By Laura Baker-Finch July 10, 2013

    Before her Sunday set at Firefly, we spoke with LP about the differences between performing and songwriting, the stigma around "selling out," and, most importantly, who really left the gate open.

  • Artist Spotlight: Nicki Bluhm and The Gramblers

    By Natalie Zfat May 15, 2013

    We spoke with Nicki Bluhm and The Gramblers about their favorite festival, recording music videos in a tour van, and what they're listening to on the road.

  • Artist Spotlight: Nicole Moudaber

    By Angela Del Sol February 28, 2014

    We spoke with The Queen of Techno Nicole Moudaber at The BPM Festival to find out about her new EP, travel rituals, relationship with fans, and feelings on the festival.

  • Artist Spotlight: PARLOUR TRICKS

    By Dan Murphy October 30, 2014

    We met up with PARLOUR TRICKS frontwoman Lily Claire and bassist Brian Kesley during CMJ to discuss the band's progression towards pop, festival experiences, and upcoming releases. 

  • Artist Spotlight: Rose Windows

    By Kelsey Stoulil June 12, 2013

    I got a chance to chat with Nils Petersen and Pat Schowe of Rose Windows at this year's Sasquatch! about their festival experiences, how to survive a camping fest, and the best spots to chow down in Seattle.

  • Artist Spotlight: The Districts

    By Dan Murphy May 21, 2014

    Check out our interview with this rising folk-rock band out of Philadelphia. 

  • Artist Spotlight: The Last Royals

    By Maressa Levy July 03, 2013

    Dover, Delaware -- The Last Royals spoke with Cultivora about family, Broadway, and the narrative behind the band's debut full-length at Firefly 2013.

  • Artist Spotlight: Vinyl Thief

    By Laura Baker-Finch July 25, 2014

    Before their album release show at Mercury Lounge, we spoke with Vinyl Thief about Fathoms, quirky live performers, and what festivals are on their horizon.

  • Artist Spotlight: Wild Cub

    By Laura Baker-Finch June 26, 2013

    Before their Northside Festival show at Glasslands Gallery, I sat down with Keegan DeWitt - one half of the Nashville duo Wild Cub - to discuss film composing, anonymity, and the fleeting moments of youth.

  • Backstage with Schlachthofbronx at Igloofest

    By Safa Jinje February 01, 2013

    Montreal, Canada -- Cultivora caught up with Munich-based electronic duo Schlachthofbronx after their set at Igloofest in Montreal, Canada to discuss the perils of dressing for outdoor winter festivals, collaborating with musicians around the world, and their recipe for dance floor success.

  • Industry Insider: Eric Murphy of Pop2Life

    By Maressa Levy May 02, 2013

    New York City -- Pop2Life founder Eric Murphy recently took a break from his busy schedule to talk to Cultivora about why pop culture drives consumer behavior, the changing music industry, and more.

  • Industry Insider: Joanne Abbot Green of CMJ Music Marathon

    By Marjana Jaidi October 09, 2013

    New York City -- CMJ Music Marathon’s founder and executive producer gives us the scoop on the event we all know and love.

  • Industry Insider: Josh Bhatti of The Bowery Presents Boston

    By Maressa Levy September 06, 2013

    Boston, Massachusetts -- Cultivora spoke with Josh Bhatti of The Bowery Presents Boston just two days before the second edition of Boston Calling, Boston's newest (and only) large scale festival.

  • Industry Insider: Mike Judy and Kevin Gales of Easy Killer

    By Laura Baker-Finch July 17, 2013

    Mike Judy and Kevin Gales launched Easy Killer Records & Apparel earlier this year with a small yet solid roster. Click through for an interview with the founders about the evolving industry, their launching roster, and the merits of being a lifestyle brand.

  • Industry Insider: Philip Blaine on the Art of Coachella

    By Marjana Jaidi February 27, 2014

    We sat down with Philip Blaine, a festival consultant, producer, and art curator for Coachella, to discuss the importance of art installations at music festivals.

  • Industry Insider: The Brains Behind Gov Ball

    By Marjana Jaidi January 16, 2014

    New York City -- Last month, I stopped by the Founders Entertainment office to check in with the Gov Ball's founders - Jordan Wolowitz, Tom Russell, and Yoni Reisman - to find out what's in store for the future.

  • Industry Insider: Toffer Christensen of T Presents

    By Maressa Levy March 21, 2013

    New York City -- A 12-year industry veteran, Toffer Christensen recently launched his own boutique talent buying firm, T Presents, in Brooklyn.

  • Interview: Rush Midnight at CMJ

    By Marjana Jaidi October 23, 2012

    During CMJ, we sat down with Rush Midnight, the latest project from Russ Manning, former bassist for Twin Shadow.

  • The BPM Festival 2015: The Year of Change

    By Marjana Jaidi February 03, 2015

    Playa del Carmen, Mexico -- With insights from BPM co-founder Craig Pettigrew, we discuss the upsides and pitfalls of the festival's growth.  

  • Video Spotlight: Delicate Steve

    By Laura Baker-Finch May 09, 2013

    Steve Marion of Delicate Steve spoke with us about his inspirations, forming a band, his two albums, and the art of performing live. Click through for the video.

  • Video Spotlight: Mary C and the Stellars

    By Laura Baker-Finch June 19, 2013

    We spoke with born, bred, and based New Yorker Mary C in Austin about her inspirations, performing live, and why she went from a solo artist to a full band with the Stellars.

  • Video Spotlight: Robert DeLong

    By Marjana Jaidi April 17, 2013

    If there was a festival MVP award, Robert DeLong would be an undeniable frontrunner. Click through to watch our video interview and hear his take on music festivals, travel essentials, and what's in store for the festival stage.

  • Video Spotlight: Surfer Blood

    By Laura Baker-Finch May 23, 2013

    Surfer Blood is no stranger to the festival circuit, the West Palm Beach boys have toured the globe hitting Oya, Splendour, and ATP on the way.

  • Video Spotlight: Swear and Shake

    By Laura Baker-Finch June 06, 2013

    Swear and Shake talks NYC venues, their summer festival stops, favorite drinks, and what sets festivals apart.

  • Video Spotlight: Team Spirit

    By Laura Baker-Finch April 30, 2013

    During SXSW, we had the chance to chat with Team Spirit about the band's soulful vibe and grab a few recommendations for their favorite spots around the world.

  • Video: Nicole Moudaber, Adriatique, and Guy Gerber on Life on the Road

    By Marjana Jaidi March 28, 2014

    Watch as Nicole Moudaber, Guy Gerber, and Adriatique talk about what it's like being a musician on the road.