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  • Mastodon and Butthole Surfers' Gibby Haynes Collaborate on "Atlanta"

    Sep 5

    Mastodon have shared "Atlanta", a new song that features Butthole Surfers' Gibby Haynes. That's the art, and you can listen to it above via Stereogum. It was released as part of the Adult Swim Singles Series, which in 2014 has featured new music from Sleep, Giorgio Moroder, Deafheaven, and Flying Lotus' rap alter ego Captain Murphy, among others. "Atlanta" will be available for free download on Monday at Adult Swim's site. Watch Mastodon's video for "High Road":

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  • How to keep your guitar safe during air travel: tips for flying with your instrument

    Sep 5

    Download the free guide to flying safely with your guitar You’ve probably heard horror stories about expensive guitars being destroyed by air travel — maybe via careless baggage handlers or rapid humidity changes during flight. In CD Baby’s newest guide — “Tips for Flying with Your Guitar” — you’ll find some quick tips to help you […] The post How to keep your guitar safe during air travel: tips for flying with your instrument appeared first on DIY Musician...

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  • 5 Tips For Marketing Music With A Comprehensive Social Media Strategy

    Sep 5

    By Kathleen Parrish from the SonicBids Blog. If you've been keeping up with the Sonicbids blog lately, you already know that a strong online presence as a musician is crucial for gaining fans and exposure. Utilizing a smart social media strategy will help your band stand out, especially if you’re updating your pages regularly and connecting with your fans. With the various social networking sites out there, it can be overwhelming to find a plan and stick to it across all platforms. Here are...

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  • Lavender Country Announces First Tour in 40 Years

    Sep 5

    Lavender Country band, 1970s Lavender Country: "Cryin' These Cocksucking Tears" on SoundCloud. This spring saw the reissue of the 1973 self-titled album by Lavender Country, which has been cited as the first country album by an openly gay artist, singer/songwriter Patrick Haggerty. (Hear a  highlight, "Cryin' These Cocksucking Tears", above.) The string of U.S. dates below marks Lavender Country's first tour in 40 years. According to a press release, more are forthcoming....

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  • Brian Wilson, Wayne Coyne, "Weird Al", Strokes/Weezer/Spoon Members, More To Play George Harrison Tribute

    Sep 5

    It's a good month to be a George Harrison fan. On September 22, Universal will release The Apple Years 1968-75, a six-cd box set containing the late Beatles guitarist's first six albums and plenty of unreleased ephemera (including a song featuring the Eurythmics' Dave Stewart, plus Ringo Starr on drums). On the heels of that release, George Harrison's estate has announced a benefit show called George Fest: A Night to Celebrate the Music of George Harrison. The concert will be held September 28...

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  • 7 Ways You May Be Making Your Band Look Unprofessional

    Sep 5

    By Lee Duck from the SonicBids Blog. Everyone seems to be in a band these days, right? Venue managers are bombarded with booking-related emails and phone calls every day, and record label execs are consistently buried under demos and press kits. So, how can you break through the static? Not only should you carry yourself professionally enough to be considered by key decision-makers in the first place, but once you’ve taken the stage, you need to make a stellar impression if you want your...

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  • Kleerup Announces Mini-LP As If We Never Won, Shares Susanne Sundfør Collab "Let Me In"

    Sep 5

    In 2006, Andreas Kleerup teamed up with Robyn for the hit "With Every Heartbeat" (one of our favorite tracks of the first decade of the 2000s). It was followed by his 2008 record Kleerup, featuring Lykke Li, Neneh Cherry, and more. Now, Kleerup is back with a follow-up. As If We Never Won, out October 13 via Warner Music, is the first of two mini-albums that the Swedish producer is slated to release this year and next. Listen to a track from it, the Susanne Sundfør-featuring "Let Me In",...

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  • Radio Still King Of The The Roads As In-Auto Digital Music Stalls[CHARTS]

    Sep 5

    Digtal music consumption, whether via iTunes or music streaming services ranging from Pandora to Spotify is soaring, but strangely listening to music in the car is still driven by old-shool technology. More than 50% of Americans listen to AM/FM radio in there car almos every, and 86% listen it at least some of the time, according Edison Research. Only 13% listen to music in the car via digital device and 15% still prefer CDs.   Charts by Statista via the Wall Steet Journal    

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  • Watch The Haxan Cloak's Entire Set at Pitchfork Music Festival

    Sep 5

    Photo by Kristina Pederson The Haxan Cloak was one of the many artists at this year's Pitchfork Music Festival, which took place at Union Park last month. Below, watch video of his full performance. Read our Rising feature on the Haxan Cloak, and check out photos from the fest here. Watch more videos from Pitchfork Music Festival 2014 here. The Haxan Cloak:

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  • How To Make A GIF From A YouTube Video

    Sep 5

    Adding images to your social media posts, particularly gifs, are a proven way to boost views and shares. A free tool, GIF YouTube, makes the process of creating a gif from any YouTube video quick and easy. Try it here and thanks to The Orchard for the tip.

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