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  • Shabazz Palaces Premiere New Album Lese Majesty at Laser Light Show

    May 5

    Photo by Ebru Yildiz Shabazz Palaces have announced Lese Majesty, the follow up to 2011's Black Up. As The Stranger reports (via Consequence of Sound), the album was premiered last weekend in Seattle at the Pacific Science Center Laser Dome. (A place where you can apparently see "brilliant laser imagery performed live with spectrums of color and effects by the world's foremost laser artists." I'm very jealous.) It's out on July 29 via Sub Pop.  Watch the video for "An Echo From the Hosts...

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  • Music Supervisor For Tarantino Movies Tells You How To Catch A Music Supervisors' Attention

    May 5

    By Andrew Apanov from Dotted Music and We Spin, a marketing education platform for musicians. For a Hypebot readers discount on We Spin's program, please see the end of the post. Andrew Apanov interviews Mary Ramos, a music supervisor for Quentin Tarantino movies as well as over a hundred Hollywood blockbusters. In this conversation, recorded at Sync Summit Paris 2014, Mary shares specifics about working in the sync licensing industry these days and provides practical advice on getting...

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  • Sharon Van Etten Covers Bruce Springsteen's "Drive All Night"

    May 5

    Last week, Perfect Pussy shared their noisy take on the Bruce Springsteen song "Candy's Room". Now, Sharon Van Etten has covered the Boss, too. She did Springsteen's piano ballad "Drive All Night" from 1980's The River for The A.V. Club's "Pioneering" series. Watch her perform the song at the Stone Pony in Asbury Park, NJ, below. In a short accompanying film, also below, Van Etten discusses how Born in the U.S.A. was one of the first records she ever had, and her connection to Springsteen as a...

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  • 5 Steps to an Amazing Band Website

    May 5

    Building a website can be overwhelming - especially if it's your first build - but websites are becoming a necessary entity in today's music industry. When planning to build or update your sight it's important to stay focuses. Clean designs, clear calls to action, and concise messaging are critical factors to consider when creating your page. You want your audience to have the ability to engage with your content - an updated, engaging, user friendly website makes that easy. Not only will...

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  • Portishead Vs. The Weeknd Battle Heats Up Again

    May 5

    Geoff Barrow photo by Bill Ebbesen Last year, Portishead's Geoff Barrow and the Weeknd got in a tiff when Barrow accused Abel Tesfaye of sampling Portishead's "Machine Gun" without permission. "When someone asks to sample you and you refuse they should have the respect as a fellow artist to not use it."  Barrow said that the Weeknd claimed that his song, "Belong to the World", didn't use a sample. "Seems The Weekend have said there is no sample used or enough likeness to Machine Gun to...

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  • Nashville's United Record Pressing To Add Even More Vinyl Presses

    May 5

    One of the big limits of the vinyl record resurgence is production capacity at vinyl pressing plants. Though it's said that nobody is producing the equipment and old presses are being sold for parts, one vinyl pressing plant has added presses in the last year with plans for more space and, yes, more presses. It's unclear where they're getting them but Nashville's United Record Pressing plant, known for servicing Jack White's vinyl projects, is ready to add some more. Sadly Jack White's...

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  • RadioIO Acquires Fan Engagement Platform CrowdStream

    May 5

    Online radio platform RadioIO has acquired mobile fan engagement app CrowdStream.  CrowdStream enables artists to engage with their fans while they're at a live concert.  The purchase consisted of both RadioIO common stock and cash, but no other details have been released.  CrowdStream has powered mobile engagement for over 150 artists, including Mötley Crüe, Neon Trees, Shinedown, and The Wanted. Fans can interact with other fans at the event and win various prizes through the app like...

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  • AM NEWS BRIEF: Eventjoy Ticketing Goes Free, Abby Road Expands, Mixtape, Fretpen, Hans Zimmer & More

    May 5

    MONDAY 5.5.2014 Music Business News & Views From Around The Web   CLICK HERE Updated Continuously @ Hypebot's More News Tab 

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  • Rock act with a draw needed for 6/19 at Poor David's Pub #Dallas TX: http://ow.ly/wt4TI #gigging #DIY...

    May 4

    Rock act with a draw needed for 6/19 at Poor David's Pub #Dallas TX: http://ow.ly/wt4TI #gigging #DIY #gigs4u

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  • New 21+ #livemusicvenue added to +Indie on the Move in #LasVegas NV - La Casa. "Welcome to La Casa Cigars...

    May 4

    New 21+ #livemusicvenue added to +Indie on the Move in #LasVegas NV - La Casa. "Welcome to La Casa Cigars, a home of luxury cigar lounges, live music, VIP membership clubs, excellent humidors, and a maker of 20 Minutes Cigar line." ​Live music is held Tuesday - Saturday nights. Blues, Jazz, Soul: http://ow.ly/wsZpm La Casa

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