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  • Jenny Lewis Expands Tour

    Sep 10

    Jenny Lewis has added North American and European dates to her current tour in support of this year's The Voyager. Now, she'll play a few more shows in between stints at Austin City Limits, and stay on the road into November. Check out the full schedule below. Jenny Lewis: 09-10 Vorst, Belgium - Vorst Nationaal 09-11 London, England - Islington Assembly Hall 09-12 Manchester, England - The Ritz 09-13 Birmingham, England - The Library 10-03 Austin, TX - ACL Late Night Show at Stubb's * 10-04...

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  • Deezer To Launch In U.S. Sept. 15th with Hi-Def Streaming Exclusively On Sonos

    Sep 10

    UPDATED: Deezer will launch in the U.S. on Monday September 15th exclusively on the Sonos in-house audio platform. The popular European based streaming music service is introducing itself to the world's largest music market with the launch of Deezer Elite - millions of tracks in high definition audio (16-bit, 44.1kHz, lossless) only available on Sonos. UPDATE: Sonos customers in the US can try Deezer Elite in beta beginning September 15 with a 30-day free trial.Then Sonos customers can...

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  • The Musician’s Guide To The Sales Funnel: 10 Steps to Selling Tons More Tickets, Music, and Merchandise

    Sep 10

    We've all been exasperatingly crunching numbers at the end of the month when you've worked tirelessly for little or no financial gain. What we haven't all done is assess where our money is going. Do you feel like your marketing efforts are falling short? You're certainly not alone. Strategy is the name of the game here - having a concise plan of action can make all the difference in the world as you work towards advancing your career.  Fostering connections with your fans and reaching out to...

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  • Country Music Association To Launch Music Business Incubator

    Sep 10

    The Country Music Association is teaming up with The Nashville Entrepreneur Center to create what they are billing as the first music business accelerator. The music business accelerator is a 14-week program that will develop six to eight startups into investable businesses for the music industry ecosystem in Nashville. Each startup will receive a $20,000 investment in exchange for equity. Startups from all over the world are invited to apply by submitting proposals for their new music...

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  • Deerhoof Share "Paradise Girls", Announce Tour

    Sep 10

    Deerhoof's new album La Isla Bonita is out November 4 on Polyvinyl. Following the lead-off single "Exit Only", they've shared another new one called "Paradise Girls". They've also announced a tour, which includes dates with Lightning Bolt, Cibo Matto, Priests, Busdriver, and others.  In a press release, drummer Greg Saunier described the inspiration for "Paradise Girls": "Our heroes on this song are Joan Jett, Janet Jackson, Kim Gordon, Kathleen Hanna. It's about how girls are and have always...

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  • EXCLUSIVE: Onesheet / ArtistData Founder Is Secretly Building A New Service For Musicians

    Sep 10

    Serial entrepreneur Brenden Mulligan, best known for founding ArtistData (acquired in 2010 by Sonicbids) and Onesheet (acquired in 2013 by Bandzoogle), is working on a new service aimed at giving musicians a new way to interact with their fans.  Mulligan has been largely out of music-tech over the past year, focusing instead of private photos sharing app Cluster, which he and a small team raised $1.6 million for last August. Although the project is still in stealth, Mulligan shared the...

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  • Trash Talk and Flatbush Zombies Team Up Again for "Modern Mayhem"

    Sep 10

    Earlier this year, Trash Talk teamed up with Flatbush Zombies for the track "97.92". It appeared on the Converse compilation CONS EP VOL. 1. The second volume of that compilation series has arrived, and it's got another collaboration between those two groups. This one's called "Modern Mayhem"; it was produced by Trash Talk's Garrett Stevenson. The EP, which is streaming here, also features Vince Staples, the Dillinger Escape Plan, Black Milk, and others.  Watch Pitchfork.tv's Trash Talk...

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  • Can Famous Musicians Giving Their New Album Away For Free Really Be Called Innovative?

    Sep 10

    The free release of U2's new album "Songs of Innocence" on iTunes for free may be dubbed innovative in some camps but, except for the potential reach, it's difficult to call a free giveaway of something lots of people will want innovative. But, though I don't see the free release as an innovative move for music, I do think U2's appearance, the theme of their album and the connection to their earlier release on the iPod made their participation in Apple's event a nice older but wiser, back for a...

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  • Thundercat and Peanut Butter Wolf to Play Final Pitchfork Nightcap in New Orleans

    Sep 10

    Earlier this summer, Pitchfork launched Nightcap, a series of late night shows across the United States. Following successful performances at Webster Hall in NYC (with Majical Cloudz and Dutch E Germ), Lincoln Hall in Chicago (with Real Estate and the Walkmen's Peter Matthew Bauer), Doug Fir Lounge in Portland (with Future Islands and Dan Boeckner's Operators), and the Crocodile in Seattle (with Metz and Posse), and with one coming up at Holy Mountain in Austin (with Cults and Radioactivity),...

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  • How to make money from your music on SoundCloud

    Sep 10

    Introducing SoundCloud’s new revenue sharing platform: On SoundCloud SoundCloud has always been a distinct outlier in the online streaming music industry. What has set them apart is how they allow anyone to upload and stream music without any annoying ads or monthly fees. For the past six years, SoundCloud has continued to thrive, even in […] The post How to make money from your music on SoundCloud appeared first on DIY Musician Blog.

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