How is this fan website done?

What if a person wanted to start a website that sends out daily emails on the latest happenings of this band ThisBandHere
My question is,

  • how do you think this website was created?
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  • Do you think this person manually updates the links manually each day or is there a program that does it automatically?
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  • And what emailing program would you use to send out daily emails like this website does?
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  • Does anyone recommend any other banner revenue?