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  • Parquet Courts Share Sheet Music Single, "Sunbathing Animal", Announce Tour

    Mar 5

    Parquet Courts have shared a new single that you have to be able to read music to enjoy. It's called "Sunbathing Animals", and it was released as sheet music in advance of the listenable track that will be issued as a 7" on Record Store Day. "Sunbathing Animals" is the A-side to another new song called "Pilgrims to Nowhere". Check out a glimpse of the sheet music below. Read the rest of the song here. Parquet Courts have also announced summer tour dates. Check them out: Parquet Courts:...

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  • The Echo Nest Partners With AirPair For API Developer Support

    Mar 5

    The Echo Nest has partnered with Y Combinator backed AirPair help developers connect to its API, the company announced the morning. Connecting APIs to create more interesting products and services is at the core of The Echo Nest's mission both in its own product development and as sponsor of many Muisc Hack Days. To make those connections easier, AirPair offers live, online consultations with vetted API experts in several languages.   In addition to The Echo Nest, other AirPair supported...

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  • 6 Hip Hop Apps Every Fan Should Have

    Mar 5

    By Nate Ashcroft of Evolver.fm. Hip hop fans and artists are constantly searching for the newest ways to discover, write, see, and record new music. As we continue to move forward in the digital age, smartphones and tablets are the means of choice for a lot of that. These six apps should probably find a home on every hip hop fan’s phone (hopefully, we’ll see some more Android compatibility on this list soon): DJ Funkmaster Flex (Free, iOS or Android) DJ Funkmaster Flex is one of the most...

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  • Sky Ferreira Speaks Out Against Hateful Internet Commentary

    Mar 5

    Photo by Tonje Thilesen In a statement made on her Facebook page early this morning, Sky Ferreira spoke out against misogyny, homophobia, and other hateful internet commentary that she has experienced. The statement addresses Ferreira's personal experiences with abuse, and urges readers to delete or report offensive comments. It ends with a call for internet users to "show & spread compassion". Read the full statement below: I'm exhausted of (more than some) people telling me how I...

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  • Vector and Proper Artist Management Firms Merge

    Mar 5

    Two management companies, Vector Management and Proper Artist Management, are merging to a combined entity that will operate under the Vector Management name. London-based Proper Artist Management, helmed by Peter Rudge, who, prior to the launch of Proper, was a senior executive at Octagon Music. Over the course of his career, he has managed or co-managed artists including The Rolling Stones, Diana Ross, The Who and Lynyrd Skynrd among others. Led by Jack Rovner, a former president of RCA...

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  • AM NEWS BRIEF: Jay Z's Roc Nation To Manage Kayne, iHeartRadio Noms, SFX Buys B2S, Talentcall & More

    Mar 5

    WEDNESDAY 3.5.2014 Music Business News & Views From Around The Web  CLICK HERE Updated Continuously @ Hypebot's More News Tab 

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  • Courtney Barnett Announces World Tour

    Mar 5

    On the heels of her sold-out US tour, Australian singer-songwriter Courtney Barnett has announced a world tour in support of The Double EP: A Sea of Split Peas. The record is out on April 15 via Mom + Pop. Barnett will tour with Billy Bragg, and the dates include stops at major festivals and venues like the Sydney Opera House, Coachella, Primavera Sound, and Sasquatch Music Festival. Check out the dates below. Courtney Barnett: 03-08 Perth, Australia - Mojo's Bar03-09 Perth, Australia -...

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  • 4 Tips for Doing a Killer DIY Show

    Mar 5

    Playing in non-traditional venues like art galleries, churches, libraries, and storefronts can be fun. Often times owners are more willing to work with an artist to make a show unique and worthwhile for everyone involved. And in many cases, these show are more fun and less stressful. But playing in these spaces can also be […]

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  • Local/regional Acoustic, Folk, Rock, Indie, Jam acts needed for 6/17 at The Burlington in #Chicago IL...

    Mar 4

    Local/regional Acoustic, Folk, Rock, Indie, Jam acts needed for 6/17 at The Burlington in #Chicago IL: http://ow.ly/uflF7 #gigging #DIY

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  • Simian Mobile Disco to Record New Album Whorl Live in Pioneertown

    Mar 4

    Photo by Tom Spray On April 26, dance duo Simian Mobile Disco have a show at Pappy & Harriets, a saloon in Pioneertown, California near Joshua Tree National Park. There, they'll perform and record their new album Whorl. Earth will open. They'll perform without computers or racks, just one synth and sequencer each. Jas Shaw called it an attempt to "blur the boundaries between studio composition and live performance as much as possible"—they plan to mix, edit, and expand on their live...

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