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  • Ad Confirms Spotify Planning For IPO

    Feb 18

    A Spotify recruitment ad seeking to hire an External Reporting Specialist is fueling rumors that the music streamer is moving aggressively toward an IPO.  The ad says the hire will "prepare the Company for international financial standards." as required by U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) guidelines for any company planning an initial public stock offering. The original version of the ad also named the SEC, according to Reuters. But any specific mention has been deleted from...

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  • AM NEWS BRIEF: WMG SettleS Royalty Lawsuit, Spotify IPO Hints, iPad May Save Downloads & More

    Feb 18

    TUESDAY 2.18.2014 Music Business News & Views From Around The Web   CLICK HERE Updated Continuously @ Hypebot's More News Tab 

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  • Pussy Riot's Masha Alyokhinna and Nadya Tolokonnikova Say They've Been Arrested in Sochi

    Feb 18

    The post-prison experience of Pussy Riot members Masha Alyokhina and Nadia Tolokonnikova just intensified. Following their recent trip to the U.S., they say they've been arrested by Russian police in Sochi, the Guardian reports. They had traveled to Sochi, the site of the Winter Olympics, to hold an anti-Putin Pussy Riot performance, and were detained on the street along with a group of journalists and fellow activists. "We were just walking around Sochi when they grabbed us," Tolokonnikova...

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  • Local/regional acts needed for 7/5 at Cloud & Kelly's Public House in #Corvallis OR: http://ow.ly/tJ1ZA...

    Feb 17

    Local/regional acts needed for 7/5 at Cloud & Kelly's Public House in #Corvallis OR: http://ow.ly/tJ1ZA #gigging #DIY #gigs4u

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  • Local acts needed for 7/30 at Rake's End in #Cincinnati OH: http://ow.ly/tJ1ZA #gigging #DIY #gigs4u

    Feb 17

    Local acts needed for 7/30 at Rake's End in #Cincinnati OH: http://ow.ly/tJ1ZA #gigging #DIY #gigs4u

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  • Acoustic, Folk, Folk Rock, Indie, S/S acts needed for 4/13 at The Box in #Charlottesville VA: http:/...

    Feb 17

    Acoustic, Folk, Folk Rock, Indie, S/S acts needed for 4/13 at The Box in #Charlottesville VA: http://ow.ly/tJ1UQ #gigging #DIY #gigs4u

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  • Marty Thau, Producer and Founder of Red Star Records, Has Died

    Feb 17

    Marty Thau, the producer, manager, and founder of Red Star Records, has died of renal failure, Billboard reports. He was 75. In the 1960s, Thau held a number of record industry jobs at various labels. He worked at Cameo-Parkway Records as a promotion executive, then worked for Buddah Records when Cameo-Parkway was sold. He became a partner at Inherit Productions, a management, production, and publishing company that had clients such as Van Morrison, John Cale, and...

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  • Kelis Will Host a Show on The Cooking Channel

    Feb 17

    Kelis: "Rumble" on SoundCloud. Kelis' is readying a new album called Food, and in surprising but thematically appropriate news, she's also getting her own show on The Cooking Channel, Consequence of Sound reports. It's called "Saucy and Sweet"—watch a promo here. The show premieres on Wednesday, February 26 at 8:30pm EST. In the promo, she says, "I'm a multi-platinum recording artist, my passion is food." That's cool, but it's going to be difficult to top my favorite...

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  • Watch St. Vincent Play New Songs "I Prefer Your Love" and "Huey Newton"

    Feb 17

    St. Vincent's upcoming self-titled album continues to trickle out: Following the singles "Digital Witness", "Birth in Reverse", and "Prince Johnny", she recently performed a string of new tracks at Diane Von Furstenberg's Fashion Week show, including "Every Tear Disappears", "Rattlesnake", and "Regret". Now, as Stereogum notes, footage of another pair of St. Vincent tracks has surfaced. She played "I Prefer Your Love" and "Huey Newton" live in Berlin (and continued on with her abstract dance...

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  • Iceage, Lower, Lust for Youth, Marching Church, Communions, More to Play Danish Punk Fest in L.A.

    Feb 17

    On May 16 and 17, a group of core artists from the Copenhagen punk/noise scene will take over L.A. venue the Church on York for a festival co-presented by Danish label Posh Isolation. It's called 13 Torches for a Burn, and will feature Iceage, Lower, Lust for Youth, Communions, Hand of Dust, Puce Mary, Girlseeker, Age Coin, Sejr, and more. Iceage's Elias Bender Rønnenfelt will play solo as Marching Church. Sexdrome, which features members of Lower and Lust for Youth, will play its last show....

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