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  • New Pornographers Drummer Kurt Dahle Leaves Band

    Sep 15

    Drummer Kurt Dahle has left the New Pornographers, who announced the news on their Facebook, as Brooklyn Vegan points out. "Kurt Dahle is leaving the New Pornographers," the band wrote. "It has been a great 15 years playing with an amazing drummer, singer and performer. We wish him the best. Everything is still full steam ahead with the band and we look forward to continued rocking and singing of songs." Dahle had been the band's drummer since their inception, playing on every record from...

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  • How to stay healthy on the road: simple tips for touring musicians

    Sep 15

    Some bands look at touring like it’s a vacation or a moveable party. That’s fine as long as you don’t go out on the road all that often. But if you’re touring regularly, you’ve got to be more careful about your health. Touring takes so much planning and effort that when you’re in the midst of it you’ll want to […] The post How to stay healthy on the road: simple tips for touring musicians appeared first on DIY Musician Blog.

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  • San Diego Music Thing Cuts Through The Noise

    Sep 15

    By Diana Hereld of Pathways in Music. This weekend, the seventh annual San Diego Music Thing took place at the Town & Country Resort Hotel in Mission Valley. Featuring some of the most innovative minds in the business, the two-day music and media conference produced by the San Diego Music Foundation upheld its pledge to bring forth a wealth of informative opportunities. This year’s meeting provided attendees with interactive roundtable sessions featuring nationally known panelists, a...

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  • Lana Del Rey Cancels European Appearances

    Sep 15

    Photo by Nicole Nodland Lana Del Rey has cancelled all of her upcoming European appearances in support of this year's Ultraviolence. According to MTV, the cancellations are due to illness.  Her label, Polydor/Universal, said in a statement to MTV, "For medical reasons independent of our will, the artist has been forced to cancel all promotional activities planned in Europe over the coming days." Del Rey was supposed to perform on BBC Radio 1's "Live Lounge" tomorrow. Yesterday, she canceled...

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  • Skyline Music Agency+ | Internship Openings

    Sep 15

    Are you looking for a way to get your foot in the door with a music agency or gain experience digital marketing? Hypebot's parent company Skyline Music currently has two internship positions open to collegiate students or young professionals interested in learning more about how to successfully be a part of today’s music industry. Digital Marketing Internship | This position is geared specifically towards the efficient use of digital marketing platforms for both the agency and our artists....

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  • Bandzoogle Partners With AllAboutJazz

    Sep 15

    [UPDATED] Bandzoogle has partnered with top rated online jazz destination All About Jazz to promote the DIY musician website, marketing and sales platform to the 65,000 musicians who have created profiles on AAJ. “Bandzoogle is very excited to collaborate with All About Jazz, the top jazz music online destination that's always been ahead of the curve in offering advanced web technology to the jazz world," says David Dufrense, CEO of Bandzoogle.  Michael Ricci, All About Jazz’s Founder,...

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  • Mount Eerie Performs New Track "Dragon"

    Sep 15

    In a recent performance for the Pinball Sessions, Mount Eerie played a new track called "Dragon", from his forthcoming double album Sauna. Watch Phil Elverum perform the new song below, and check out his tour dates. Sauna is due out in 2015 via P.W. Elverum & Sun. (The theme of the album is "vikings and zen and real life.") "Dragon": Mount Eerie: 09-15 Bloomington, IN - The Church 09-16 Youngstown, OH - Historian Recording Co. 09-17 Purchase, NY - SUNY Purchase 09-18 Easthampton, MA...

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  • Deafheaven Side Project Creepers Announce Debut LP, Share "Stuck"

    Sep 15

    Creepers: "Stuck" Creepers is the San Francisco band featuring Deafheaven members Dan Tracy and Shiv Mehra plus Varun Mehra and Christopher Natividad. Their debut LP Lush is out on October 28 via Deafheaven frontman George Clarke's label All Black Recording Company. That's album opener "Stuck" above. The album was recorded and mixed by Andrew Oswald (Ash Borer, Fell Voices) and mastered by Jack Shirley (Whirr, Joyce Manor). Last October, Creepers released their self-titled EP....

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  • 3 Tips For Optimizing Your Music Ads On Facebook

    Sep 15

    By Danny Chang from the The Daily Rind. It is evident that native advertisements on Facebook are becoming an integral part of the user experience. Nevertheless, with Facebook rolling out more features for News Feed ads and the overhaul of right-column ads, getting the most out of your real estate on the platform is more critical than ever. Here are three simple tips for optimizing your ads and placing you firmly above the competition: 1. Use first-party data whenever possible. Whenever...

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  • Wiz Khalifa Talks Weed, Sting, Marriage, Fatherhood on Pitchfork.tv's "Over/Under"

    Sep 15

    Today, Pitchfork.tv presents a new episode of "Over/Under", the interview series in which artists evaluate a series of random topics, declaring if they're overrated or underrated. In this installment, Wiz Khalifa talks about Canadian weed, marriage, New York weed, being a dad, European weed, Sting, being "the first person to smoke weed in outer space," and more. He also reveals that the Police's "Every Breath You Take" was playing while his son was born. Watch the video below. Subscribe to...

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