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  • Neko Case and Kelly Hogan Imagine a Sci-Fi Future Invented by Women, Not Teen Boys, on Funny Song "These Aren't the Droids"

    Jun 3

    On July 4, a new comedy-music benefit compilation titled 2776: A Millennium of American Asskickery will be released with proceeds going to OneKid OneWorld. Put together by Rob Kutner ("Conan", "The Daily Show") and the Levinson Brothers ("Tonight Show", Comedy Central), its contributors include actors, musicians, and personalities such as Patton Oswalt, Yo La Tengo, Neko Case, Ed Helms, Andrew W.K., Ira Glass, Aimee Mann, Reggie Watts, Will Forte, Margaret Cho, Ashanti, Will...

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  • Travel to Mexico With the Late DJ Rashad and DJ Spinn in Pitchfork.tv's New Documentary Film

    Jun 3

    This past March, Pitchfork.tv went to Mexico to make a short film documenting a weekend in the life of late Chicago footwork luminary DJ Rashad and fellow producer DJ Spinn. Surrounding their performance at the Monterrey-based DIY music Festival NRMAL, the film follows the duo from arrival to departure, capturing the event through their eyes. It's called DJ Rashad + DJ Spinn: Teklife in Monterrey. Watch it below. Rashad seemed invincible that weekend— at the peak of his creative powers,...

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  • The Future of Music And Advertising In Cars

    Jun 3

    Subcribe to the Upward Spiral podcast in iTunes, play recent shows on SoundCloud, or follow us on Twitter.  In this episode of the Upward Spiral, a music business podcast, we talk to Eric Ronning, who is the EVP and Chief Revenue Officer for Digital at adLarge Media, an audio advertising sales representation organization. Prior to joining adLarge, Ronning served as the EVP of Emerging Media at TargetSpot and the founder and managing partner of Ronning Lipset Radio. We talk to Ronning about...

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  • Tennis Announce New Album Ritual in Repeat, Share "Never Work for Free"

    Jun 3

    Photo by Luca Venter Tennis are back, following their late 2013 EP Small Sound and their 2012 LP Young and Old. Their album Ritual in Repeat is out September 9 via Communion. It was produced by Patrick Carney (The Black Keys), Jim Eno (Spoon), and Richard Swift (the Shins). Check out "Never Work For Free" above. Ritual in Repeat: 01 Night Vision 02 Never Work for Free 03 Needle and a Knife 04 I’m Callin’ 05 Bad Girls 06 Timothy 07 Viv Without the N 08 Wounded Heart 09 This Isn’t My...

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  • Creative beatmaking tips from JK Swopes: mastering Maschine

    Jun 3

    How to make seamless loops and beats using Maschine Maschine, the versatile groove production studio from Native Instruments, can transform how any musician or producer works. One of its best features, without a doubt, is the sampler. In this short clip from his “Mastering the Maschine” course on CreativeLive, JK Swopes – AKA St.Joe – […] The post Creative beatmaking tips from JK Swopes: mastering Maschine appeared first on DIY Musician Blog.

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  • Musicians: Master Tracks Instantly with LANDR

    Jun 3

    Mastering is the final polish on your music, the finishing touch that makes it ready for the world to enjoy. But historically, mastering has always been expensive, very specialized, and time-consuming. It is one of the last barriers that keeps musicians from releasing more great sounding music. A new tool for musicians called LANDR aims to change that. LANDR is an intelligent online mastering tool that gives musicians a way to professionally master tracks without learning complex software. It...

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  • Mastodon Share "Chimes at Midnight" From New Album Once More 'Round the Sun

    Jun 3

    Mastodon have shared a new song, "Chimes At Midnight", which comes with a nifty visualizer video. Listen to it and watch below. It's from their new album, Once More 'Round the Sun, which is the follow up to 2011's The Hunter. (They previously shared album track "High Road"). Once More 'Round the Sun is out out June 24 via Reprise.

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  • New 21+ #livemusicvenue added to +Indie on the Move in #Olympia WA - The Westside Tavern. "The Westside...

    Jun 3

    New 21+ #livemusicvenue added to +Indie on the Move in #Olympia WA - The Westside Tavern. "The Westside Tavern combines the comforting warmth of a local neighborhood bar with the cool sophistication of an urban lounge. We have an excellent selection of local beers as well as a full bar to meet all your cocktail needs, and our people are second to none when it comes to serving cold drinks, hot food and tall tales." Live music is held on Monday and Saturday nights with Mondays being...

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  • New all ages #livemusicvenue added to +Indie on the Move in #StLouis MO - The Ready Room. Live music...

    Jun 3

    New all ages #livemusicvenue added to +Indie on the Move in #StLouis MO - The Ready Room. Live music 7 nights a week when available. All genres welcome: http://ow.ly/xzkwg The Ready Room

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  • 3 Charts Show Why Apple Bought Beats Music

    Jun 3

    Market analyst Puneet Sikka has been taking a look inside Apple's deal to buy Beats Music for a reported $500 miilion of the overall Beats purchase of  $3 billion, from an investors point of view. Its a smart series of posts on Market Realist, but just 3 charts really tell the whole story.   1. Apple wants more streaming music market share 2. Music download sales growth is being destoyed by growth in streaming. 3. As mobile grows, Apple's seemless music expereince can help it...

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