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  • AM NEWS BRIEF: Morrissey Tweets!, Spotify To Brazil, New Creative Commons Boss, Pingtunes & More

    May 15

    THURSDAY 5.15.2014 Music Business News & Views From Around The Web  CLICK HERE Updated Continuously @ Hypebot's More News Tab 

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  • Lily Allen Performs on "The Tonight Show" and "The Today Show"

    May 15

    Yesterday, Lily Allen talked about Kanye West and did her Sheezus track "Our Time" on "The Today Show". While she was in New York, she decided hey, why not also perform on "The Tonight Show"? Accompanied by four backup dancers, she did "Hard Out Here". "Our Time": "Hard Out Here":

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  • Steve Reich, Philip Glass, the Black Keys, Stephin Merritt, Laurie Anderson Set for Nonesuch 50th Anniversary Concert Series

    May 14

    Nonesuch Records is celebrating its 50th anniversary this year, and throughout September, the Brooklyn Academy of Music (BAM) will present a concert series featuring several artists from the label. Steve Reich, Philip Glass, Stephin Merritt, Laurie Anderson, Devendra Banhart, Iron & Wine, Caetano Veloso, Robert Plant, Kronos Quartet, Emmylou Harris, and more are set to perform. It's not a BAM-presented show, but the Black Keys will bring their Turn Blue tour to the...

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  • Singer-Songwriters needed for 6/3 at Foam Coffee & Beer in #StLouis MO: http://ow.ly/wRjY2 #gigging ...

    May 14

    Singer-Songwriters needed for 6/3 at Foam Coffee & Beer in #StLouis MO: http://ow.ly/wRjY2 #gigging #DIY #gigs4u

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  • Watch the Flaming Lips and Miley Cyrus Cover the Beatles' "Lucy in the Sky With Diamonds"

    May 14

    Last month, the Flaming Lips teased a cover of the Beatles' "Lucy in the Sky With Diamonds" featuring Miley Cyrus. Tonight, as the Future Heart points out, Wayne Coyne and Steven Drozd joined Miley at Manchester's Phones4u Arena to perform the song. Naturally, the whole thing looks ultra-sparkly. Watch a snippet below.  It's not confirmed, but according to the Future Heart, the performance was taped and will air on the Billboard Music Awards this Sunday. As Miley...

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  • Leftfield in #NYC needs an Alt, Indie, Psychedelic, Rock act for Saturday, 5/17: http://ow.ly/wRrhZ ...

    May 14

    Leftfield in #NYC needs an Alt, Indie, Psychedelic, Rock act for Saturday, 5/17: http://ow.ly/wRrhZ #gigging #DIY #gigs4u

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  • Universal, Warner, Sony Invest $9 Million In Shazam

    May 14

    Shazam has landed investments from the world's 3 largest label groups,  Universal Music, Sony Music and Warner Music have each invested $3 million in the music and audio identification app.  Shazam is currently valued at $500 million, making their collective stake less than 2%. Music tech investments by the big three music groups, who are hoping to both diversify their portfolios and have more control over their digital destinies. Spotify and Beats are both partly funded by label...

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  • White Lung Burn Scarecrows in "Face Down" Video

    May 14

    Vancouver punks White Lung's new LP Deep Fantasy is out on June 16 in the UK and June 17 in the U.S. via Domino. Today, they've shared a VHS-quality music video for "Face Down", which was directed by Pierce McGravy (which is presumably a pseudonym for Pierce McGarry of Mac DeMarco's band and Walter TV). It shows the band burning scarecrows and rocking out in the car. White Lung have also added a series of tour dates—check them out below the video. White Lung: 05-15 Prague, Czech Republic...

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  • Stream New Releases From Traxman, Wheedle’s Groove, and Arto Lindsay Via Advance

    May 14

    Da Mind of Traxman 2, the latest full-length from Chicago footwork producer Traxman, is out this week on Planet Mu. It's the follow-up to 2012's Da Mind of Traxman. It's available for streaming right now via Pitchfork Advance, our immersive music streaming platform designed to emulate the classic album experience. Listen here until May 20. Wheedle's Groove: Seattle Funk, Modern Soul & Boogie: Volume II 1972-1987 marks the second installment in Light in the Attic's Wheedle's Groove series,...

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  • Blood Orange's Dev Hynes Shares Performance and Talk About Synesthesia and Anxiety

    May 14

    The Lost Lectures host a series of talks that take place in locations outside the medium's traditional lecture hall and boardroom environment. Their latest installment, shot in Brooklyn, is from Blood Orange's Devonté Hynes. Watch him perform a piece accompanied by visuals as a way of illustrating how synesthesia and anxiety impact his work. It's called "Anxiety". Watch Blood Orange perform "Champagne Coast" at last year's Pitchfork Music Festival:

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