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  • Local/regional acts needed for 10/1 & 10/7 at Daisy Dukes in #Nashville TN: http://ow.ly/BloHK #gigging...

    Sep 10

    Local/regional acts needed for 10/1 & 10/7 at Daisy Dukes in #Nashville TN: http://ow.ly/BloHK #gigging #DIY #gigs4u

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  • Local acts needed for 10/26 at Velvet Lounge in Washington #DC: http://ow.ly/BloSf #gigging #DIY #gigs4u...

    Sep 10

    Local acts needed for 10/26 at Velvet Lounge in Washington #DC: http://ow.ly/BloSf #gigging #DIY #gigs4u

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  • Seeking Support For Your Local Music Scene? Consider Urban Redevelopment

    Sep 10

    In Omaha, Nebraska, support for the local music scene has blossomed into a redevelopment project led by Slowdown, the name of a venue as well as a larger mixed-use facility that also houses a variety of music-related businesses. According to researcher Michael Seman, Slowdown was supported by the city as part of their redevelopment plans for a "blighted" downtown area. While music scenes tend to be studied for other reasons related to urban life, his study of the Omaha example is a rare look at...

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  • Tobias Jesso Jr. Performs "Just a Dream" and "Without You" for La Blogothèque

    Sep 10

    Photo by James Marshall Canadian songwriter Tobias Jesso Jr. has signed with True Panther, who will release his debut album in the spring of 2015. The album is currently being recorded in Los Angeles, San Francisco, and Vancouver, with producers such as Chet "JR" White of Girls.  He also recorded a "Take Away Show" for La Blogothèque, where he performed new song, "Without You", along with "Just a Dream". The performance was recorded at Canter’s Deli in Los Angeles. Watch it below. True...

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  • Thundercat Pays Disturbing, Disgusting Tribute to His Pet Cat in "Tron Song" Video Directed by Eric Andre

    Sep 10

    The latest edition of JASH's $5K Video series (in which a comedian gets to make a music video for $5000) pairs L.A. musician Thundercat and comedian Eric Andre, who directs the clip for Apocalypse's "Tron Song". And oh man, is it nuts. The video is an ode to Thundercat's pet cat that plays out in a series of disturbing, bizarre scenes: Thundercat digs a gun out of a giant litter box, then blows his brains out. He later takes a shit in said giant litter box. Then he does some autoerotic...

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  • Jenny Lewis Expands Tour

    Sep 10

    Jenny Lewis has added North American and European dates to her current tour in support of this year's The Voyager. Now, she'll play a few more shows in between stints at Austin City Limits, and stay on the road into November. Check out the full schedule below. Jenny Lewis: 09-10 Vorst, Belgium - Vorst Nationaal 09-11 London, England - Islington Assembly Hall 09-12 Manchester, England - The Ritz 09-13 Birmingham, England - The Library 10-03 Austin, TX - ACL Late Night Show at Stubb's * 10-04...

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  • Deezer To Launch In U.S. Sept. 15th with Hi-Def Streaming Exclusively On Sonos

    Sep 10

    UPDATED: Deezer will launch in the U.S. on Monday September 15th exclusively on the Sonos in-house audio platform. The popular European based streaming music service is introducing itself to the world's largest music market with the launch of Deezer Elite - millions of tracks in high definition audio (16-bit, 44.1kHz, lossless) only available on Sonos. UPDATE: Sonos customers in the US can try Deezer Elite in beta beginning September 15 with a 30-day free trial.Then Sonos customers can...

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  • The Musician’s Guide To The Sales Funnel: 10 Steps to Selling Tons More Tickets, Music, and Merchandise

    Sep 10

    We've all been exasperatingly crunching numbers at the end of the month when you've worked tirelessly for little or no financial gain. What we haven't all done is assess where our money is going. Do you feel like your marketing efforts are falling short? You're certainly not alone. Strategy is the name of the game here - having a concise plan of action can make all the difference in the world as you work towards advancing your career.  Fostering connections with your fans and reaching out to...

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  • Country Music Association To Launch Music Business Incubator

    Sep 10

    The Country Music Association is teaming up with The Nashville Entrepreneur Center to create what they are billing as the first music business accelerator. The music business accelerator is a 14-week program that will develop six to eight startups into investable businesses for the music industry ecosystem in Nashville. Each startup will receive a $20,000 investment in exchange for equity. Startups from all over the world are invited to apply by submitting proposals for their new music...

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  • Deerhoof Share "Paradise Girls", Announce Tour

    Sep 10

    Deerhoof's new album La Isla Bonita is out November 4 on Polyvinyl. Following the lead-off single "Exit Only", they've shared another new one called "Paradise Girls". They've also announced a tour, which includes dates with Lightning Bolt, Cibo Matto, Priests, Busdriver, and others.  In a press release, drummer Greg Saunier described the inspiration for "Paradise Girls": "Our heroes on this song are Joan Jett, Janet Jackson, Kim Gordon, Kathleen Hanna. It's about how girls are and have always...

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