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  • Watch Karen O and Vampire Weekend's Ezra Koenig Perform "The Moon Song" on the Oscars

    Mar 2

    Photo by Trent Maxwell Yeah Yeah Yeahs frontwoman Karen O performed "The Moon Song", her Oscar-nominated track from Spike Jonze's film Her, during the 86th Academy Awards. She was joined on acoustic guitar by Vampire Weekend's Ezra Koenig, who sat next to her on stage in front of a giant moon. Ezra wore red socks that matched Karen O's dress. (Karen O, meanwhile, removed her heels for the performance.) Watch below.  Watch Pitchfork.tv's "Over/Under" featuring Vampire Weekend:

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  • Watch Pharrell Perform "Happy" on the Oscars

    Mar 2

    At the 86th Academy Awards, Pharrell performed his Oscar-nominated single "Happy" from the Despicable Me 2 soundtrack. (It's also on his new album G I R L.) He was accompanied by a choir of high school students and a bunch of dancers, including Jamie Foxx' daughter, who was also in Pharrell's 24-hour music video for the song. During his performance Pharrell dipped down into the audience and did his "Happy" dance with several Oscar nominees, including Meryl Streep (August: Osage County), Amy...

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  • Listen: Janelle Monáe, Charli XCX Cover Robert Palmer's "Simply Irresistible"

    Mar 2

    Photo by Colin Kerrigan For E!'s "Live From the Red Carpet" coverage, the network has tapped a few artists to cover the Robert Palmer classic "Simply Irresistible". Listen to Janelle Monáe's version above and Charli XCX's below.  Check out our Guest List with Charli XCX and our Cover Story on Monáe. Here's the original version: Watch Charli XCX give a tour of her recording studio on Pitchfork.tv:

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  • Last Week's Most Read Posts On Hypebot

    Mar 2

    8 Steps To A Million YouTube Music Channel Views Black Artists: "Your Services Are No Longer Needed" Starving Artist Syndrome How To Automate Merch Sales On Spotify & Beats A Map Of The Most Listened To Artists In All 50 States Eccentric: A Path To Success Why SoundCloud Will Beat Other Music Streamers

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  • The Week In Music Commentary

    Mar 2

    "Black Artists: Your Services Are No Longer Needed" - Open Letter Gets Industry Talking Upward Spiral Podcast: Has The Definition Of A Favorite Artist Changed?  

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  • Watch Beck Perform "Blue Moon" and "Wave" on "Saturday Night Live"

    Mar 2

    Last night's episode of "Saturday Night Live" featured Beck as the musical guest. Watch him perform two songs from Morning Phase: "Blue Moon" with his band and "Wave" with a huge string section, below. During both songs, he was joined by Josh Tillman, aka Father John Misty. "Blue Moon": "Wave": Watch the teaser for Beck's "SNL" performance, featuring episode host Jim Parsons:

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  • MusicThinkTank Weekly Recap: 121 Things Not To Do In The Music Industry & More

    Mar 1

    Dylan Lott | 121 Things Not To Do In The Music Industry James Hill | Seven Ways to Get a Little Bit Closer to Your Fans Dave Cool | Google Adwords for Musicians

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  • MusicThinkTank Weekly Recap: 121 Things Not To Do In The Music Industry

    Mar 1

    Dylan Lott | 121 Things Not To Do In The Music Industry James Hill | Seven Ways to Get a Little Bit Closer to Your Fans Dave Cool | Google Adwords for Musicians

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  • Watch the First Episode of Kelis' Cooking Channel Show "Saucy & Sweet"

    Mar 1

    Kelis has a new show on The Cooking Channel called "Saucy & Sweet", and her first episode is now available to watch online. In the first episode, she makes jerk ribs, and yes, that recipe is written out. Watch the full episode here (via CoS). Food, produced by TV on the Radio's Dave Sitek, is out April 22 via Ninja Tune. Here's her video for "Jerk Ribs":

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  • Getting It Done: The Week In D.I.Y. & Indie Music

    Mar 1

    Would People Think More Highly Of Your Music If You Were More Eccentric? How To Automate Merch Sales On Spotify and Beats Music 8 Steps To A Million YouTube Music Channel Views Line Messenging App Adds DIY Sticker Marketplace: Marketing Opportunity For Musicians?  

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