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  • Shazam Wants A Place On Your Wrist, Experimenting With Google's Android Wear

    Aug 4

    Just as the fight to control music in the living room heats up, a new front is opening up on the wrist. As Apple readies the 'iWatch' and more manufacturers release devices using the Android Wear platform, music apps are smart not to be left out. Shazam has a Google Glass app, and not its moving down the body a bit.  "We've experimented with Android Wear, we've experimented with Google Glass, so for sure that's an area that we're looking at, and it fits right into the logic of technology...

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  • A Sunny Day In Glasgow Share "Almost Like Emotion (The Drop)"

    Aug 4

    A Sunny Day in Glasgow have shared a new song called "Almost Like Emotion (The Drop)". The song comes from an EP called NO DEATH, which is being released at select UK record stores (Norman, Rough Trade, Piccadilly, Rise, Recordstore) as a limited edition bonus to their recently-released album, Sea When Absent. Listen to it above. The EP also features a remix of "Bye Bye, Big Ocean (The End)" by Ice Choir, aka Kurt Feldman of the Pains of Being Pure at Heart. Listen to the remix below, and...

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  • Foxygen Play New Song "Can't Contextualize My Mind" Live

    Aug 4

    Foxygen recently announced a new album, ...And Star Power, and shared a new song called "How Can You Really". They've also begun rolling out material from the record, as they played a new song called "Can't Contextualize My Mind" at a recent show in Seattle. Watch a video below via Stereogum. Watch Foxygen perform "Make It Known" at Pitchfork Music Festival:

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  • Siri Won't Let Beats Into Dr. Dre's Party In Strange New Apple Ad [VIDEO]

    Aug 4

    Apple's $3 billion purchase of Beats and Beats Music became official on Friday. Following have been the inevitable leaks and rumors about what will happen NEXT, including the news that Ian Rogers will head both Beats Music and iTunes Radio. Along with the official annoucements came the release of this bizarre video ad that lacks all the usual 'cool' of most Apple and Beats offerings. WATCH:   Related articles CONFIRMED: Ian Rogers and Trent Reznor Making Move To Apple Disconnect Your...

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  • Dan Boeckner's Operators Join Future Islands For Pitchfork Nightcap Portland

    Aug 4

    Earlier this summer, Pitchfork launched Nightcap, a series of late night shows across the United States. Following successful performances at the Studio at Webster Hall in NYC (with Majical Cloudz and Dutch E Germ) and Lincoln Hall in Chicago (with Real Estate and the Walkmen's Peter Matthew Bauer), Nightcap heads to Portland, Oregon. On August 16, Doug Fir Lounge will host Future Islands. Now, we're happy to announce that they will be joined by Dan Boeckner's new band Operators. It's an...

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  • Musician's Guide To Tech Skills: Website Analytics

    Aug 4

    By Michael Brandvold of Michael Brandvold Marketing. I posted a video that talked about how today you need to have tech skills to succeed. The video didn’t go into much detail on what specific tech skills you should have, so I thought I would list them for you. By all means I am not saying you need to be a master at these skills, you need to be a master at your music. But, having some basic understanding of these skills will go a long way in helping you further your career. In this article...

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  • Songwriters: Submit Comments To The Department of Justice On The Consent Decrees Now

    Aug 4

    By David Lowery from The Trichordist. The DOJ is reviewing the WWII era consent decrees that force songwriters under federal court supervision for supposed anti-competitive practices. Yes the awesome power of the federal government is being used to protect multi-billion dollar companies like Clear Channel, Sirius, Pandora, YouTube/Google, Amazon and Spotify from hippy freak songwriters. Considering that many of these companies are effective monopolies it’s a stunning abuse of federal power on...

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  • The Pop Group Reissue We Are Time, Announce Rarities Compilation Cabinet of Curiosities

    Aug 4

    Photo by Chaira Meattelli and Dominic Lee Post-punk greats the Pop Group have announced a reissue of We Are Time, a 1980 collection of early live and studio recordings. They're also putting out Cabinet of Curiosities, a new compilation of rarities. Both are out October 21 via Freaks R Us (an imprint of Kartel/Amped). More reissues of the group's back catalogue will follow in the future. The band are also offering a limited supply of exclusive memorabilia via Pledge Music with surplus...

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  • Second Person Dies Following Mad Decent Block Party

    Aug 4

    A Virginia teenager who attended this weekend’s Mad Decent Block Party in Columbia, MD, previously reported as in critical condition, has died, marking the second fatal incident associated with the event. Local police have not released the name of the boy, 17, at his family's behest, but have identified him as a rising senior at Hylton High School. At this time, authorities suspect that his death was drug-related, insidenova.com reports (via CoS). The Virginia teen's death follows that...

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  • Pandora ExpandsTo Australian Amazon Appstore

    Aug 4

    Pandora operates in just two markets beyond the U.S. - Australia and New Zealand; and they've been working to widen their base there. Today, Pandora announced it is available in the Australian Amazon Appstore for download to Kindle Fire and all Android devices.   Android is the most used operating system across all ages and demographics in Australia, with one in two connected Australian households using the platform, spending 15 hours a month browsing tablet apps. Panidra has been available...

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