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

    Aug 23

    What You Need To Know About Music License Agreements Before Signing One Musician Gets A Record Deal Through Tinder, Another Can Pay Her Rent Solely From YouTube The Rise Of Indie Streaming Catching Attention With Your Album Artwork How To Promote Your Band With Your Own Postage Stamps MORE: How To Double Your Pinterest Followers In Just 5 Minutes A Day How To Make Your DIY Tour Stick Out From The Rest How To Collect Both Kinds Of Music Royalties  

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  • Belle and Sebastian Co-Founder Stuart David Writing Memoir About Band's Early Days

    Aug 23

    Belle and Sebastian are bringing their catalog back to vinyl in a reissue campaign called "It Could Have Been a Brilliant Career". Here's a nice companion piece to go along with that vinyl copy of Tigermilk: Stuart David, the band's founding bassist, has written a memoir which will detail the band's earliest days, NME reports. In the All Night Café is out in February 2015 via Little, Brown and Company. It will discuss David's two early bands with Stuart Murdoch, Rhode Island and Lisa Helps...

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  • REWIND: The New Music Industry's Week In Review

    Aug 23

    Before Agreeing To Soundcloud's Terms And Conditions, Read The Fine Print As They Add Monetization Apple's Tim Cook Takes Ice Bucket Challenge, Dr. Dre Takes Challenge and Passes It On NFL Weighs Pay To Play For Super Bowl Half Time, Band Makes Offer of $2 Million Spotify Launches Serendipity: A Real Time Global Listening Map, Artists In Residence Program MORE: Hypebot's Music Industry News and Jobs Album Cover Art Redesigned With Misheard Titles Music Writer News: Medium...

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  • Swans' Thor Harris Discusses His Depression in Documentary Short

    Aug 23

    Swans and Shearwater drummer Thor Harris is the subject of "Major Depression", a short documentary produced by the Mental Health Channel. In the film, he reads excerpts from his book, shares stories about how depression has weighed on him, and discusses how he manages his clinical depression by making music and art, exercising, and being with friends. "When I started taking these pills, I hated the idea of taking pills for the rest of my life, but it's no big deal," he says about...

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  • Henry Rollins Apologizes for Robin Williams Criticism

    Aug 23

    On Thursday, Henry Rollins wrote a column for the LA Weekly titled "Fuck Suicide" where he criticized people who have committed suicide. He specifically mentioned the recently deceased Robin Williams, and now he's apologized for the column on his website, Rolling Stone reports. He begins by saying that he'd spent over nine hours responding to angry letters. "That I hurt anyone by what I said, and I did hurt many, disgusts me," he said. "It was not at...

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  • MusicThinkTank Weekly Recap: 11 Ways To Be A Happier Musician Person

    Aug 23

      Jacquie Neville | 11 Ways To Be A Happier Musician Person Mackenzie Carlin | What Does Free Streaming Mean for the Music Industry Related articles Production and Marketing Essentials for Aspiring Music Producers 5 Country Music Meccas of the South What Does Free Streaming Mean for the Music Industry? 11 Ways To Be A Happier Musician Person 4 Amazing Mobile Apps for Musicians and Composers

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  • Elbo Room in #Chicago IL is seeking Acoustic/Singer-Songwriter acts for a bunch of dates: http://ow.ly...

    Aug 22

    Elbo Room in #Chicago IL is seeking Acoustic/Singer-Songwriter acts for a bunch of dates: http://ow.ly/ADlwS #gigging #DIY #gigs4u

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  • Local Pop, R&B acts needed for 8/26 at Leftfield in #NYC : http://ow.ly/ADlyF #gigging #DIY #gigs4u

    Aug 22

    Local Pop, R&B acts needed for 8/26 at Leftfield in #NYC : http://ow.ly/ADlyF #gigging #DIY #gigs4u

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  • Local/regional Hip Hop, Rap acts needed for 10/7 at 50 Mason Social House in #SanFrancisco CA: http:...

    Aug 22

    Local/regional Hip Hop, Rap acts needed for 10/7 at 50 Mason Social House in #SanFrancisco CA: http://ow.ly/ADlAR #gigging #DIY #gigs4u

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  • Local/regional Hip Hop, Rap acts needed for 10/9 at Back Bar in #SanJose CA: http://ow.ly/ADlAR #gigging...

    Aug 22

    Local/regional Hip Hop, Rap acts needed for 10/9 at Back Bar in #SanJose CA: http://ow.ly/ADlAR #gigging #DIY #gigs4u

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