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  • Why Email Newsletters Are Still a Vital Marketing Tool for Musicians

    Jul 28

    Email Marketing may seem a little bit old school, but the truth is, if you're taking a pass on this avenue you're missing a critical opportunity to personalize your band to fan communication. Having Facebook & Twitter followers and fans crawling your BandPage, Sound Cloud, or StoryAmp is fantastic but if you aren't utilizing those tools to point your followers toward signing up for your mailing list, now might be a good time to reconsider your plan of action. Here's why... With email...

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

    Jul 27

    8 Steps To Building Your Personal Music Brand How To Get Your Band's Music Tagged On Facebook Sparkplug Helps Musicians Rent Gear and Space From Each Other 6 Tips For Showing Up In Your Facebook Fans' Newsfeeds Marketing Your Music By Liveblogging At Reddit Live MORE: Try It FREE: Feature.fm Track Promo Platform Exits Beta, Adds 8Tracks Partnership Are All-Or-Nothing Music Crowdfunding Campaigns Superior To Flexible Funding? Alligator Record's Bruce Iglaur Wins Digital Music...

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

    Jul 27

    Spotify, MTV/VH1/CMT Announce Major Partnership Ex-Google, SoundExchange Execs Launch Startup To Bring Gaming Revenue Model To Music How Some Managers and Agents Benefit From Piracy and Low-Paying Streaming Music Apple Releases iTunes 12 In Beta Infographic: History Of Listening: Vinyl To Digital MORE: Hypebot's Music Industry News and Jobs Alive Inside Documents The Power Of Music To Fight Alzheimer's Disease and Dementia Chubby Checker Settles Hewlett Packard Penis Size App...

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  • AM NEWS BRIEF: Kayne Defeats Coinye, Bose Sues Beats, Vevo Preps Sale, Apple Buys Radio App Swell & More

    Jul 28

    MONDAY 7.28.2014 Music Business News & Views From Around The Web  CLICK HERE  Updated Continuously @ Hypebot's More News Tab 

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  • Karen O Goes Underwater in Her "Rapt" Video

    Jul 28

    On September 9 in the U.S. and September 8 in the UK, Yeah Yeah Yeahs frontwoman Karen O will release her full-length solo debut, Crush Songs, via the Strokes' Julian Casablancas' label, Cult. In anticipation of the forthcoming LP, Karen has released her video for album cut "Rapt". With its vibrant red couture and waterlogged imagery, it readily evokes PJ Harvey's To Bring You My Love days. The video was directed by Karen's husband Barney Clay and production designed by K.K. Barrett, who...

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  • Prank Photo of Lily Allen In Handcuffs Warrants Police Investigation

    Jul 27

    Australian police are investigating a prank photo of Lily Allen in handcuffs that was reportedly taken while Allen was touring in Australia, Billboard reports. According to the story, Allen asked officers who were escorting her through the Gold Coast Airport in Queensland, Australia to cuff her while she posed on her knees for a photograph. The image was later uploaded to her instagram and tweeted, but when Allen arrived to perform at Splendour in the Grass festival in Australia's North...

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  • Local Acoustic, Rock, S/S act needed for 8/1 at Baltimore Soundstage in #Baltimore MD: http://ow.ly/...

    Jul 27

    Local Acoustic, Rock, S/S act needed for 8/1 at Baltimore Soundstage in #Baltimore MD: http://ow.ly/zDJep #gigging #DIY #gigs4u

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  • Acoustic, Alt, Ambient, Indie, Rock, Soft Rock, World act needed for 8/3 at Amplyfi in #LosAngeles CA...

    Jul 27

    Acoustic, Alt, Ambient, Indie, Rock, Soft Rock, World act needed for 8/3 at Amplyfi in #LosAngeles CA: http://ow.ly/zDJhb #gigging #DIY

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  • Jack White Joins Beck for "Loser", "Where It's At", "Pay No Mind"

    Jul 27

    Beck photo by Matt Lief Anderson Last night, during his concert at the Providence Performing Arts Center, Beck was joined by a very special guest: Jack White. The two performed "Loser", "Pay No Mind", and finished with "Where It's At". For that last track, the two men were also accompanied by Sean Lennon on tambourine. Watch footage from the set below via The Future Heart.

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  • Nicki Minaj and Aimee Mann Voice Giant Gem Warriors in Cartoon Network's "Steven Universe"

    Jul 27

    "Steven Universe" is an animated Cartoon Network show in which a group of female warriors wield magic that comes from gemstones. Sometimes, the warriors come together to create gem fusions, which are giant, more powerful warriors. It's a pretty odd show. Anyway, a clip has surfaced that features the gem fusions Opal, voiced by Aimee Mann, and Sugilite, voiced by Nicki Minaj. Watch below (via Stereogum).

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