The Laugh Button to be an official sponsor of the RIOT LA Comedy Festival

Comedy fans aren’t going to have to wait very long in 2014 for the first major comedy festival. In fact, about as soon as they shake off their hangovers and get used to writing a ’4′ instead of a ’3,’ many of them will be headed to Los Angeles for the second annual RIOT LA [...]

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Bob Saget Thanks The Syndicate For Fluffing

Bob Saget has issued a warm, heartfelt thank you to all of us here at The Syndicate for “fluffing” his new album, That’s What I’m Talkin’ About. It is our job here to make sure all of our clients are satisfied with what we do for them and we take Saget’s video as a job [...]

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Syn 15 Flashback Friday: The Syndicate Moves Heaven And Hell

Without Black Sabbath, metal as we know it wouldn’t exist, as they pretty much invented the genre with the release of their debut album in 1970. Already a legend in his own right, Ronnie James Dio joined Sabbath in 1980 for a pair of albums before launching a successful solo career. The mythical singer rejoined [...]

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SYN 15 Flashback Friday: Clutch, Mastodon, Murder 1 On Tour (2003)

  In September 2003, Murder 1, Mastodon and Clutch toured together for several weeks. Touring behind their first album, Remission, Mastodon was opening for Clutch. Mastodon, who the Syndicate has worked with since then, has gone on to be nominated for a Grammy and will be appearing on this Summer’s Rockstar Energy Mayhem Festival. Clutch’s [...]

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Metal Insider Caps Off 2012 With Best Month Yet

We’re not ones to brag here at the Syndicate – what are we talking about? Sure we are! As some of you know, Metal Insider is one of two blogs run by the Syndicate, the other being comedy site The Laugh Button. We’ll pause here for a few seconds while you bookmark those two pages… [...]

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Metal Insider’s 3rd Annual CMJ Party, Friday, October 21

We’re extremely proud to be presenting the 3rd Annual Metal Insider CMJ Party. Sponsored by our friends at Roadrunner Records, Prospect Park and Universal Republic Records, Metalinsider.net will be throwing one hell of a party at Idle Hands Bar during this year’s CMJ Music Marathon. We have a lot in store for the event, including [...]

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40 Depressing Pictures Of Closed Record Stores

So Record Store Day is coming up this Saturday. For one day, music fans across the country will fan out to the existing record stores out there, pick up awesome vinyl and cool limited edition CDs, and remember for a day how awesome it is to be a collector. While this is great, that used [...]

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Citigroup’s Acquisition of EMI

EMI, one of the big four label groups, has been sold to Citigroup. The group was sold by Terra Firma, an equity firm that had bought it in 2007 for $4.2 billion. The label group was acquired in a debt for equity swap, which reduces EMI’s debt from 3.4 billion Pounds to 1.2 billion Pounds, [...]

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