Tag: Hot

Rockstar Taste of Chaos Kicks-off Igniting Post-Hardcore, Metalcore, and Synth-Punk Fans to Catch the First of Breaking Bands Like Thursday and Bring Me the Horizon

The first of the winter music tours heads out with a head-banger as fans flock to the “it” place, the refurbished Palladium in Los Angeles. Plus latest on new band merch styles.

Brand Profile: Hot Topic -Tracking Youth Culture Consumer Data, Changes in Trends, and the Retailer’s Formula for Success

Hot Topic has always been a hot topic when it comes to analysts trying to understand this retailer’s appeal to youth culture. Label Networks delivers the inside data, analysis, and trends from a consumer perspective that quantify what makes things work and why.

The Rise of Band Merch as Important Fashion Component in Youth Culture Lifestyles

Data, images, style trends, top online retail from Label Networks’ Music Youth Culture Profile Report 2009 indicate where things are headed in the world of merch, key influences, and market opportunities within global youth culture lifestyles.

Action Sports Retailer Trade Show Kicks Off with Runway Fashion Featuring Top Styles from Skate, Surf, Snow, MotoX Industries – Part One

ASR launched Thursday, January 24th with all of the excitement that comes with walking the trade show halls of fashion from the giants of surfing, skateboarding, motocross, and action sports lifestyle. Of course the Volcom area had it usual themes this year including neon green and pink, and Electric Vision next door which was just bought out by Volcom celebrated with a Let It Snow theme and confetti snow everywhere. But interestingly the motocross area continues to expand and provide new energy -all surrounded by Famous Stars & Straps. Check out next week’s stories for more from the show floor.

MAGIC’s S.L.A.T.E. Fashion Trade Show Provides Fresh Platform for Progressive Street Lifestyle Brands

Shows within THE SHOW was the theme of MAGIC International Fashion Trade Show this year, with one of the highlights being a new home for progressive street and lifestyle fashion brands called S.L.A.T.E.

Coachella Music Arts Festival Mixes Pioneering Performers from Prince to Portishead with Burgeoning Artists Like Metric, Data Rock, and Hot Chip, Resulting in a Ripple-Effect that Will Impact Music Culture

As the first festival of the summer circuit, Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival produced by Goldenvoice, which took place last weekend April 25-27, is where you’ll see a good chunk of the bands that will be doing the festival circuit this summer. It’s also the place where new up-and-coming bands, particularly in the indie rock genre, electronica, rave, and synth are showcasing for the first time in front of larger audiences, particularly internationally as a lot of these bands will hit up the European festival circuit later in the summer.

Dragon Goes Private, Bucking Trends of Building-up to Get Acquired; Label Networks Looks at Youth Market Consumer Preferences for the Brand, Plus Data on the Size of Market, Spending Patterns, and Opportunities in Optical Lifestyle Accessories

Going niche may have been a strategically good move, however the real story lies within how the market has changed in terms of price points of sunglasses within youth culture, and the new size of market and opportunities presented by the growing importance of youth lifestyle accessories in general.

%u201CGothic & Lolita Bible” by Tokyopop Provides Insight Into the Victorian/Music-Inspired Japanese Street Fashion Trends Behind One of the Fastest-Growing Subcultures in America

One of the most distinct style trends in the world, and a source of inspiration among top designers such as Vivienne Westwood and Rei Kawakubo, the “Bible” provides details about the history, designers, top brands, and DIY trends of this growing subculture of lifestyle fashion.

Summer Tours Sponsorship Round-Up: Vans Warped Tour, Rockstar Energy Mayhem, Projekt Revolution, Rock the Bells VI, Download, Detour, Hootenanny, Lollapalooza

Busy summer music tour season ramps up with bands and sponsors in various North American multi-band, multi-stage tours featuring unique packages to attract specific audiences. Here’s the round-up.

MAGIC Fashion Trade Show Launches S.L.A.T.E. Show Inside South Hall for Juried Progressive Street, Skate, Surf Lifestyle Brands

Sub-shows within big trade shows are becoming attractive ways to deal with the niche directions of fashion, particularly when it comes to streetwear, urbanwear, denim, and progressive street/contemporary.