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  • Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds Share "Give Us a Kiss"

    Sep 4

    Not too long ago, we reported that Nick Cave was the subject of a new film called 20,000 Days on Earth, a semi-accurate, oft-fantastical look into the Bad Seeds/Grinderman frontman's life. Directed by Iain Forsyth and Jane Pollard, the forthcoming pseudo-documentary assembles fictionalized, largely unscripted scenes from Cave's 20,000th day on Earth. With the film's September 19 release date drawing near, Cave and the Bad Seeds have shared previously-unheard cut "Give Us a Kiss", according to...

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  • AM NEWS BRIEF: Rdio Revamps, ReDigi Rejected, WiMP To US + UK, Sony Hi-Res Music, 8tracks & More

    Sep 4

    THURSDAY 9.4.2014 Music Business News & Views From Around The Web  CLICK HERE  Updated Continuously @ Hypebot's More News Tab 

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  • All Ages All Gone As Festivals Add Age Restrictions

    Sep 4

    The organizers for the Ultra Music Festival have announced that Miami festival will no longer be an all-ages event. In a news release posted on the festival's website, organizers said that the festival, slated for March 27, 28 and 29 2015, will only allow those aged 18 years and older to attend. The festival had previously been open to all ages since it launched in 1999. Other festivals are reportedly considering similar restrictions. “While we sincerely value the incredible ongoing support...

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  • Belle and Sebastian's Stuart Murdoch Films God Help The Girl in Latest Installment of Pitchfork.tv's Behind-the-Scenes Series

    Sep 4

    Belle and Sebastian frontman Stuart Murdoch's film God Help the Girl, which he wrote, directed, and scored, is set for theatrical release in North America on September 5. (It's out now in the UK). Now, Pitchfork.tv presents part four of God Help the Girl: The Making Of, a five-part series about the making of the movie.  In the fourth installment, the filming process is examined. Murdoch and the cast talk about their long days together shooting (and the strong rapport which developed as a...

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  • Rdio Relaunches As A "Better Pandora", Expands Free Service

    Sep 4

    Online music streamer Rdio is embracing freemium with a slick redesign that emphasizes free radio-like streams. The freemium model helped Spotify grow its substantial user base, and is seen as part of the reason that Rdio, which does not share user numbers, has grown much more slowly. “What we’ve learned collectively over the last few years,”  said Anthony Bay, Rdio’s chief executive, “is that the most successful models are freemium models.” Rdio = Pandora + On Demand Music As each music...

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  • Feed.fm Raises $1.2 Million For Music As A Service

    Sep 4

    Last year about this time Feed.fm launched featuring "music as a service" and an initial $1.2 million seed round. This week Venture Beat reports that an SEC document reveals another $1.2 million seed round. Assuming someone didn't get their dates confused, it looks like Feed.fm is moving forward with their goal to make music licensing a much easier experience. Feed.fm launched about a year ago at Disrupt SF. Feed Media is the parent company of Feed.fm as well as earlier projects involving...

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  • Screenburn Helps The Rolling Stones Rent Movies To Their Facebook Fans

    Sep 4

    Today The Rolling Stones and Eagle Rock Entertainment revealed their choice of Screenburn to bring rental movies to Facebook. The Stones are making 6 documentaries available from "Ladies & Gentlemen...The Rolling Stones" to "Stones in Exile." Movies will be streamed via a Facebook app created by Screenburn. Each title rents for $5.50 for 48 hours. London-based Screenburn offers both sales and rental of video on Facebook. The Stones aren't their first clients by any means. They've been...

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  • Iceage Announce Plowing Into the Field of Love LP

    Sep 4

    Iceage have announced their new album Plowing Into the Field of Love, the follow-up to last year's You're Nothing. The record is out October 7 in the U.S. and October 6 internationally via Matador. They've also shared the video for a new track called "Forever", which was directed by Catherine Pattinama Coleman.  Below "Forever", watch the band's video for their other single "The Lord's Favorite", and check out their expanded tour schedule. Plowing Into the Field of Love: 01 On My...

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  • Kindness, Kelela to Play Pitchfork Music Festival Paris Opening Party

    Sep 4

    Pitchfork Music Festival Paris returns to Grande Halle de La Villette from October 30 to November 1. Today, we're happy to announce the Opening Party, which kicks things off on Wednesday, October 29 at Le Trabendo with performances from Kindness, Kelela, Hawk House, and Shura. Tickets cost 20€ and can be purchased here. Doors are at 7:30 p.m. This event is for ages 16+. It's also been announced that Tobias Jesso Jr. will join the festival's lineup. That lineup already includes Belle and...

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  • Jack White Performs in a French Chapel for La Blogothèque's "Take Away Show"

    Sep 4

    Jack White has filmed a "Take Away Show" for the French website La Blogothèque. The series captures performances in unusual spaces, and accordingly, this one was filmed  outside Paris at the Château de Fontainebleau's Saint-Saturnin Chapel. It was directed by Colin Solal Cardo. White performs "Entitlement" from the recently released Lazaretto and the White Stripes' "The Same Boy You've Always Known". Check it out below.  Read Joel Oliphint's look at vinyl's comeback, and how White's Third Man...

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