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  • Sonos Adds Soundcloud Support

    Jul 10

    Sonos has added Soundcloud in beta for all users. The much requested serivce brings a world of independent music to the popular wireless audio system. Soundcloud is also integrated into Sonos' impressive Universal Search on its controller app,  Sonos currently supports about 30 music and audio services ranging from Spotify and Pandora to Major League Baseball.    Related articles Sonos Adds Slacker, Upgrades Android App, Spotify Controls & Sonos Labs API More News: Spotify Biz Dev...

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  • Bat For Lashes Shares "Skin Song"

    Jul 10

    In 2015, an album will be released for a new project called Body of Songs. The LP takes a variety of artists and explores how medical science can inspire music—each track is about human anatomy. For an example, check out Natasha Khan's contribution, the Bat for Lashes track "Skin Song", above. The record will also feature contributions from Goldie and Ghostpoet. Watch a teaser about the project below, and read our Cover Story on Bat for Lashes. Watch an interview with Khan via...

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  • This Is Why People Aren't Watching Your Videos

    Jul 10

    By Aaron Ford of the Sonicbids Blog. Let's talk about YouTube. We could talk about VidCon, which sold out 12,000 tickets a month in advance. We could also talk about the over-dramatized and sensationalized YouTube vs. indies misinformation war. However, it's so much more constructive to focus on growing your audience, serving your audience and monetizing your audience. Not only is YouTube is the largest streaming music service in the world, it allows you to use video to connect directly...

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  • Neko Case and Kelly Hogan's Comedy Song "These Aren't the Droids" Gets an Awesome Video Starring Ellie Kemper

    Jul 10

    Neko Case and Kelly Hogan recently shared "These Aren't the Droids", a very funny song that critiques teen fanboy culture. That song now has a video, which is, unsurprisingly, also very funny. Neko dons a Spock uniform and a Princess Leia wig, while Hogan wears a full Chewbacca costume. The video also stars Ellie Kemper ("The Office", Bridesmaids), who's dating a stormtrooper. The song appears on the new comedy-music benefit compilation titled 2776: A Millennium of American Asskickery, which...

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  • Concord Music To Take Stax Records To Broadway

    Jul 10

    Long popular in the online world, content repositioning has found its way into the mainstream music industry. Concord Music Group and producer Stuart Benjamin are reviving the impressive Stax Records catalog with a Broadway musical based on the story of the iconic soul music label. The story will be written by Matthew Benjamin with a Spring 2016 Broadway premiere is targeted.   The Stax Records saga, from its beginning in an old movie theater on East McLemore Avenue in Memphis, Tennessee,...

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  • Red Bull Music Academy Tokyo Announces Lineup

    Jul 10

    Red Bull Music Academy is gearing up for Red Bull Music Academy Tokyo 2014. It takes place from October 12 to November 14 and will feature lectures, workshops, collaborations, and performances. Today, the lineup of participants has been announced. Angel Deradoorian, Zebra Katz, Larry Gus, Sapphire Slows, Felix, WIFE, LAFAWNDAH, Boody, Mumdance, Ossie, Xosar, Palms Trax, Alejandro Paz, and many others are scheduled to participate. Each artist will take part in one of two fortnight-long "terms",...

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  • Bop.fm's Music Access Service Reportedly Raises $2 Million Investment Round

    Jul 10

    In news that appeared on Business Insider early this morning, Bop.fm is said to be raising $2 million in funding. Bop.fm is also launching Verified Artist Pages with curated playlists from big stars. No word on what they're planning for the future but they seem to be successfully building out their early service with each new step fitting nicely into place. Rebecca Borison reports that Bop.fm has raised a $2 million funding round led by Charles Ventures but I think that's Charles River...

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  • Berlin Music Week Adds First Music Hack Day

    Jul 10

    (UPDATED) Berlin Music Week will host a its first official Music Hack Day presented by Musikexpress and Rolling Stone from Axel Springer Mediahouse Berlin and by the Media Entrepreneurs-Initiative. Spotify, The Echo Nest, Rdio and the German Research Center for Artificial Intelligence are confirmed as tech partners.  The program begins on September for with intros and proposals. Work on the hacks will on the on the 5th with more than a hundred coders and artists  expected to participate....

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  • Berlin Music Weeks Adds First Music Hack Day

    Jul 10

    Berlin Music Week will host a its first official Music Hack Day presented by Musikexpress and Rolling Stone from Axel Springer Mediahouse Berlin and by the Media Entrepreneurs-Initiative. Spotify, The Echo Nest, Rdio and the German Research Center for Artificial Intelligence are confirmed as tech partners.  The program begins on September for with intros and proposals. Work on the hacks will on the on the 5th with more than a hundred coders and artists  expected to participate.  The results...

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  • AM NEWS BRIEF: UK Favors Copying, Vevo On Android, Lowry In China, Trey Songz Tops & More

    Jul 10

    THURSDAY 7.10.2014 Music Business News & Views From Around The Web   CLICK HERE  Updated Continuously @ Hypebot's More News Tab 

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