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  • Container Continues MoMA PS1 Warm Up Mix Series Presented by Pitchfork

    Jul 17

      MoMA PS1's Warm Up, the annual outdoor summer concert series at the Long Island City, Queens art museum, continues this weekend. The event takes place every Saturday until September 6 in PS1's courtyard. (Each event runs from 3 to 9 p.m., with doors at noon.) Each week, Pitchfork and MoMA PS1 will present a mix by an artist performing at that week's Warm Up. Following mixes by A/JUS/TED, J-Cush, and Archie Pelago, we have a new mix from Container, who performs at this weekend's Warm...

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  • New Music Messaging Apps From Soundwave and La-La Take Divergent Routes

    Jul 17

    Music messaging is kind of a weird space since people rarely send music as a message. Two mobile startups are taking what I think are the two main routes for music messaging, sharing music while chatting about it in the same feed and picking out snippets of music that can function as messages. Soundwave has added a form of group music messaging to its mobile app that takes the former route while La-La recently debuted an iOS app that sends music snippets as messages. Soundwave: Group Music...

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  • Local/regional Hip Hop, Rap acts needed for 10/10 at Jerry's Pizza & Pub in #Bakersfield CA: http://...

    Jul 17

    Local/regional Hip Hop, Rap acts needed for 10/10 at Jerry's Pizza & Pub in #Bakersfield CA: http://ow.ly/zgDPD #gigging #DIY #gigs4u

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  • Beyoncé Dominates MTV VMA Nominations, Kanye West, Arcade Fire, Drake, Lorde Also Up for Awards

    Jul 17

    The 2014 MTV Video Music Awards will take place on August 24 at the Forum in Inglewood, California. Today, they've announced the nominees. Beyoncé is up for eight awards, while Eminem and Iggy Azalea are each up for seven. Also nominated are Kanye West, Arcade Fire, Drake, Arctic Monkeys, the Black Keys, Sia, Lorde, Jack White, Ariana Grande, Charli XCX, Schoolboy Q, Disclosure, Angel Haze, Lana Del Rey, Gesaffelstein, MGMT, and Tyler, the Creator. The Video of the Year nominees are Beyoncé...

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  • wireWAX: Music Meets Commerce Via In-Video Links

    Jul 17

    The music video is just the starting point for a fan's journey thanks to embeddable links from hot video-meets-commerce startup Wirewax. Whle watching a video, click on a shirt worn by the artist and its takes you to an e-commerce site ready to sell it. Click on a singer's anguished face and it takes you the lyrics or on a deeper dive to what motivated her to write the song.   The First Shoppable Music Video Watch this preview of how Wirewax works featuring Iggy Azalea and Diplo:  ...

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  • Perfume Genius Plays "Alternative Universe Forrest Gump" in "Queen" Video

    Jul 17

    Mike Hadreas, aka Perfume Genius, has shared a video for "Queen", the powerful new single from his upcoming LP Too Bright, out September 22. Directed by SSION, the video finds a tough-looking Hadreas and a female friend "cast as a kind of alternative universe Forrest Gump and Jenny, except with fluid genders and ever shifting identities," per the press release. They encounter a pack of baby bigs and a one-legged Elvis impersonator, smash computers, disturb a group of business executives and...

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  • Grimes Unearths Majical Cloudz Collaborative Track From 2009, About Their Fat Cat

    Jul 17

    Photo by Mac Boucher Have you ever tried to put a cat on a diet? It's not fun. You feel bad. Often, the cat becomes angry, perhaps aggressive, and even maybe a little sad.  Claire Boucher of Grimes was going through this in 2009, along with her pal Devon Welsh of Majical Cloudz. Their cat's named was Voignamir. The situation inspired them to write a song, which Grimes posted here on Tumblr yesterday.  She wrote: ooooh my gosh found this song on my computer that me and dev of majical...

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  • The Value Of Giving Away Your Music For Free

    Jul 17

    By Farah Joan Fard from the Sonicbids Blog. If you saw the headline of this article and the words "giving away" sent chills down your spine, I hear your fear. We're all well aware of how often artists are asked to work for free, and I know how seriously you take your music career. With so many conflicted reports that have come out recently – from this past December’s article in Spin regarding Spotify’s payouts, to a slightly disgruntled Grammy-nominated artist revealing his royalty...

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  • "Weird Al" Yankovic Takes on Iggy Azalea and Charli XCX's "Fancy" With "Handy" Video

    Jul 17

    After taking on Lorde, Robin Thicke, and Pharrell, "Weird Al" Yankovic has set his sights on Iggy Azalea and Charli XCX's "Fancy". His parody is called "Handy" and, yes, it's about being an expert handyman. Choice line: "I'm so handy / Everyone says so / I'll grout your bathroom / Resurface your patio." Watch it below via Yahoo! Screen. "Handy" is from Al's newly released album, Mandatory Fun. Here's the original "Fancy" video:

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  • New Website Theme: Cross & Fade

    Jul 17

    Our design team has been busy! We’ve added another new website theme to our theme chooser: Cross & Fade Cross & Fade features a full-screen background on all pages, which can work well with abstract album art, landscape imagery, or even crowd shots from your last gig. This can be a good way to incorporate cohesive branding from your latest album into your website design. Cross & Fade also features a vertical overlay to display your project name, which switches to full-width...

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