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  • Rdio Sessions To Record Live Acts At SXSW 2014

    Mar 6

    Rdio Sessions is a fairly new recording series from Rdio featuring live performances in intimate settings that are then available for streaming. Rdio is taking Sessions to SXSW and will be recording live shows from 7 different acts in almost as many genres. It's a nice way to support artists while creating unique content for Rdio listeners. I'm just finding out about Rdio Sessions which launched in the fall with its own playlist featuring the first crop of featured artists. Now Rdio...

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  • Why Your Likes And Follows Don’t Matter with Wade Sutton | WHRH 052

    Mar 6

    RocketToTheStars.com's Wade Sutton chats with me about social media, websites, and capturing email leads for your band. One of the big mistakes we see bands make is how they interpret their numbers on social media, and how most bands get those numbers totally wrong. Even to the point of buying those likes and follows in order to look impressive. This is a huge mistake, and we discuss this topic and many others for truly getting your fans to hear what you have to say, get sales and show...

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  • Local/regional Acoustic, Alt, Pop, R&B, S/S act needed for 6/26 at Crown Station in #Charlotte NC: http...

    Mar 6

    Local/regional Acoustic, Alt, Pop, R&B, S/S act needed for 6/26 at Crown Station in #Charlotte NC: http://ow.ly/uj39j #gigging #DIY

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  • On Hypebot's Job Board: Evergreene Music, mtheory, ONErpm, 7Digital, CD Baby & More

    Mar 6

    New on our Jobs Board is an internship at world roots label Evergreene Music and an Asst. Controller/Financial Analyst job opening at mtheory. You'll also find postings for an sales rep at No Depression and a biz dev manager at 7Digital.  The Artists Organization needs a digital marketing manager and distributor ONErpm is looking for an operations assistant. Badd Lemonade seeks paid panelists for LA music showcases, there's a music publishing opening at CD Baby and much more on Hypebot's Music...

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  • Listen to How to Dress Well's New Song "Words I Don't Remember"

    Mar 6

    Tom Krell aka How to Dress Well has shared a new single. It's called "Words I Don't Remember"—stream it below. Krell shared some thoughts on the song: This song for me is about love, trust, commitment... and what happens to these things and, like, what happens to really real love when sentimentality is so co-opted and ruined. What remains of true love in this world of simulations? How to Dress Well's last album was 2012's Total Loss. He recently announced a North American tour with Forest...

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  • Watch Dum Dum Girls' Bret Easton Ellis Collaboration Short Film Are You Okay

    Mar 6

    Dum Dum Girls have shared an 11-minute short film called Are You Okay, featuring the track "Are You Okay?" from their most recent album Too True. The story was written by American Psycho author Bret Easton Ellis, directed by Brewer, and produced by Braxton Pope (with Noisey and MOCAtv). Tamaryn served as creative director and composed the soundtrack alongside Coil's Drew McDowall.  The psychological thriller stars Dum Dum Girls frontwoman Dee Dee, Shiloh Fernandez (The East, Red Riding...

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  • Artist vs. Entrepreneur: The Diagnosis

    Mar 6

    If you missed Training #1 in the series, go and complete Starving Artists Syndrome here, first. If you would like to have ALL the training modules in this series delivered to you automatically-without it getting lost in the sauce, go get the full Modern Artists State of the Union: 2014, while it's still free. Many years ago two creative entrepreneurs were sent by a British shoe manufacturer to Africa to investigate and report back on market potential. The first entrepreneur reported...

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  • Sleigh Bells Announce North American Tour

    Mar 6

    Sleigh Bells are hitting the road this spring in support of their latest album, Bitter Rivals. The extensive North American tour includes a number of festival gigs, including SXSW, Coachella, Governors' Ball, and the Firefly Music Festival. Check out the dates below. Sleigh Bells: 03-14 Austin, TX - Red Bull Select Party at The Belmonth 03-21 New Orleans, LA - BUKU Festival 04-05 Norman, OK - University of Oklahoma -East Lawn 04-06 Houston, TX - Warehouse Live 04-07 San Antonio, TX - White...

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  • Bob Mould Announces New Album Beauty & Ruin

    Mar 6

    Photo by Peter Ellenby Bob Mould has announced a June 3 release date for his new full-length album, Beauty & Ruin. It's the follow-up to 2012's Silver Age, and his second release on Merge. Jason Narducy (Split Single, Verbow) and drummer Jon Wurster (Superchunk, Mountain Goats), who sat in for the Silver Age sessions, are set to make their return as well, backing Mould on the album as well as at SXSW. The new LP will be accompanied by a tour later this spring, kicked off by a pair of...

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  • Get Warmed Up For SXSW Music 2014 With Free Playlists and Mixes

    Mar 6

    SXSW 2014 kicks off tomorrow with SXSW Music beginning Tuesday the 11th. If you're planning to check out a bunch of new acts you haven't heard before, there are plenty of options for discovery or for just getting in the mood. From SXSW's YouTube playlist to NPR's 100 artist sampler to a myriad of Spotify playlists, here's more music than you can safely consume between now and then. SXSW has an official YouTube playlist featuring a selection of music videos from SXSW 2014 Showcasing...

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