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  • Spotify Lands $200 Million Credit Line, Signals IPO

    Mar 10

    UPDATED: This morning, news broke that Spotify has landed a $200 million credit line from a consortium of Goldman Sachs, Morgan Stanley, Credit Suisse and Deutsche Bank, according to several sources. Banks often pitch loans to tech companies hoping to win an underwriting role in a future IPO. The credit facility is the latest in a string of strong signs that Spotify is planning an IPO. Last week Spotify acquired ubiquitous music analytics firm The Echo Nest; a move seen by some analysts as...

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  • Lady Gaga To Keynote #SXSW 2014

    Mar 10

    Lady Gaga is following in the footsteps of Bruce Springsteen, Neil Young, Dave Grohl and other musicians who have taken the SXSW stage both as a performer and as a keynote speaker. Ms. Gaga will be sharing her wisdom (which we're betting will include a dose of the scientifically proven promotional power of eccentricity) at the Austin Convention Center on Friday, March 14th at 11:00am.   The full text of the SXSW announcement: "The South By Southwest (SXSW) Music and Media Conference...

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  • Lily Allen Details New Album Sheezus, Shares "Our Time" Video

    Mar 10

    Lily Allen has shared more details about her upcoming album Sheezus. The follow-up to 2009's It's Not Me, It's You arrives May 5 via Regal Recordings, with the Bird and the Bee's Greg Kurstin, reprising his role as producer. It will feature 11 tracks, including the previously-heard cuts "Hard Out Here," "L8 CMMR," and "Air Balloon". That's the album art, above.  The singer has also premiered the video "Our Time," the album's newest single. The wacky clip, directed by Christopher Sweeney,...

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  • REWIND: The New Music Industry's Week In Review

    Mar 9

    Beats Music Acquires Topspin Media, Will Spotify Continue Topspin Deal? Spotify Acquires The Echo Nest, Sources Estimate $100 Million Purchase Price Wiz Khalifa Releases Paid Sticker Pack For Multiple Messaging Apps Via TextPride Audiam Raises $2 Million Funding From Music Industry Heavy Hitters A Quick Guide To YouTube's Multi-Channel Networks For Music MORE: Hypebot's Music Industry News and Jobs PledgeMusic's Site Redesign Reveals Potential For Much Bigger Moves Get Warmed Up...

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  • New 21+ #livemusicvenue added to +Indie on the Move in #Philadelphia PA - Jollie's LIVE. "Jollie’s Live...

    Mar 9

    New 21+ #livemusicvenue added to +Indie on the Move in #Philadelphia PA - Jollie's LIVE. "Jollie’s Live is quickly becoming the livest night spot in Philadelphia. Awesome atmosphere, live music, good food and more! Jollies Live is the place for your corporate events, happy hours, birthday parties, formal events and much more. There is something going on at Jollies Live everyday of the week and always something exciting." All genres welcome: http://ow.ly/up7nM Jollie's...

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  • RAW Artists Showcase is seeking acts for 4/17 at Tremont Music Hall in #Charlotte NC: http://ow.ly/up9PA...

    Mar 9

    RAW Artists Showcase is seeking acts for 4/17 at Tremont Music Hall in #Charlotte NC: http://ow.ly/up9PA #gigging #DIY #gigs4u

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  • Local/regional Indie, Rock acts needed for 3/13 at Fat Baby in #NYC : http://ow.ly/up9rR #gigging #DIY...

    Mar 9

    Local/regional Indie, Rock acts needed for 3/13 at Fat Baby in #NYC : http://ow.ly/up9rR #gigging #DIY #gigs4u

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  • Hip Hop, Rap acts needed for 5/29 at Rendezvous/Jewelbox Theater in #Seattle WA: http://ow.ly/up9mw ...

    Mar 9

    Hip Hop, Rap acts needed for 5/29 at Rendezvous/Jewelbox Theater in #Seattle WA: http://ow.ly/up9mw #gigging #DIY #gigs4u

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  • Last Week's Most Read Posts On Hypebot

    Mar 9

    Zoë Keating Puts Her Income As Musician Into Perspective Spotify & Beats Music Deals Illustrate Differing Strategies Beats Music Buys Topspin Spotify Buys The Echo Nest What Spotify Beats Deals Means For Competitors Audiam Raises $2 Million  8 Steps To A Million YouTube Music Channel Views

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  • Neil Young Launching PonoMusic Via Kickstarter

    Mar 9

    On Tuesday, Neil Young is set to unveil his long-gestating high-quality digital music player Pono at SXSW. But before he introduces it to the public, details have been announced. The device, called PonoPlayer, will reportedly cost $399 and come with 128GB of memory. They'll start taking discounted pre-orders on March 15 via Kickstarter. The press release notes that the PonoPlayer, developed in collaboration with Ayre Acoustics, can store "1,000 to...

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