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  • Specialty Music Streamer Saavn Nears $30-40 Million Funding Round

    Jul 31

    New York based music streaming service Saavn is close to raising $30-40 million in a deal reportedly led by Hong Kong-based hedge fund Steadview Capital, according to the Economic Times. Saavn specializes in streaming music to the Hindi community and has a catalog of 1.1 million songs. Initial Saavn backers were Tiger Global Management and several angel investors.  Related articles Top 28 Most Popular Facebook Music Apps Facebook Says Open Graph, Timeline Drive Music Discovery [Stats +...

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  • No Virgin Mobile Free Fest For 2014

    Jul 31

    Virgin Mobile FreeFest, the one day music festival produced by Seth Hurwitz IMP Productions, has ended its run. The festival, originally held at the Pimlico Race Course in Baltimore in 2006, moved to the Merriweather Post Pavilion five years ago and in the wake of the financial crisis went 'free', offering tickets in exchange for donations to festival sponsor Virgin Mobile’s RE*Generation initiative to help homeless youth, or for volunteer work. However, this year, Virgin Mobile appears to...

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  • Perfect Pussy Perform "Interference Fits", "Driver", and "I" at Pitchfork Music Festival

    Jul 31

    Photo by Ebru Yildiz  Perfect Pussy were one of the many artists at this year's Pitchfork Music Festival, which took place at Union Park in Chicago July 18-20. Below, watch video of them performing "Interference Fits" and "Driver" (from their debut Say Yes to Love) and "I" (from I Have Lost All Desire for Feeling).  Read our interview with Perfect Pussy here and check out photos from the fest here. "Interference Fits": "Driver": "I":

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  • Apple Firing Unneeded Beats Employees, Others Split Between Santa Monica and Cupertino

    Jul 31

    Apple is eliminating those in redundant positions at Beats, with some having been laid off in the last few weeks. According to 9To5Mac's sources, the primary losers are in such areas as finance and HR. Development and creative types are being split between Santa Monica and Cupertino and hardware workers may be moving to Cupertino. After some uncertainty, it's now clear that Trent Reznor and Ian Rogers are making the move to Apple. 9to5Mac's been talking to sources and coming up with details...

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  • Music Streamer Saavn Nears $30-40M Funding Round

    Jul 31

    New York based music streaming service Saavn is close to raising $30-40 million in a deal reportedly led by Hong Kong-based hedge fund Steadview Capital, according to the Economic Times. Saavn specializes in streaming music to the Hindi community and has a catalog of 1.1 million songs. Initial Saavn backers were Tiger Global Management and several angel investors.  Related articles Top 28 Most Popular Facebook Music Apps Facebook Says Open Graph, Timeline Drive Music Discovery [Stats + Top...

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  • The Rentals Announce Tour

    Jul 30

    Photo by Brantley Gutierrez The Rentals, the alt-pop band fronted by ex-Weezer bassist Matt Sharp, will release their first full-length in 15 years on August 26. Lost in Alphaville is getting released by Polyvinyl, and to support that record, Sharp and co. have announced a North American tour. The LP was mixed by D. Sardy (LCD Soundsystem/Jay Z) and features Patrick Carney of the Black Keys. It features "Thought of Sound" and "1000 Seasons" (above). The Rentals: 09-05 Los Angeles, CA...

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  • Chance the Rapper Collaborates With Wyclef Jean, Jessie Ware on "Wonderful Everyday: Arthur"

    Jul 30

    Photo by Pooneh Ghana To celebrate this weekend's Lollapalooza, Chance the Rapper has shared a new song called "Wonderful Everyday: Arthur". It's his rendition of the "Arthur" theme, which he's been performing live, and it features Wyclef Jean, Jessie Ware, Elle Varner, Francis and the Lights, Eryn Allen Kane, the O'my's, Peter Cottontale and Donnie Trumpet. Listen to it above. Chance will help close out the festival on Sunday night.  Read our interview with Chance.

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  • Jenny Lewis' The Voyager Has Its Own Wine

    Jul 30

    Photo via Instagram Jenny Lewis' new LP The Voyager is out this week via Warner Bros., and as an added bonus, she's created a new wine that'll presumably pair well with the record. It's called—you guessed it—The Voyager Wine, PUNCH reports. It's reportedly a blend of carignan, valdiguie and petit sirah from Solano County, California. The wine was made in collaboration with Jill Bernheimer of Domaine LA, produced by Chris Brockway, costs $29.99, and...

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  • Lots of show opportunities for local and regional artists in #Chicago : http://ow.ly/zLLns #gigging ...

    Jul 30

    Lots of show opportunities for local and regional artists in #Chicago : http://ow.ly/zLLns #gigging #DIY #gigs4u

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  • Local/regional Alternative, Indie, Rock acts needed for 8/14 at The Bridge in #Columbia MO: http://ow.ly...

    Jul 30

    Local/regional Alternative, Indie, Rock acts needed for 8/14 at The Bridge in #Columbia MO: http://ow.ly/zLLsU #gigging #DIY #gigs4u

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