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  • Blue Music Group Pulls Music From Spotify Citing "Pitiful" Rates

    Aug 12

    Niche jazz and classical label Blue Music Group has withdrawn its music from Spotify citing low royalty payments. Blue Music specializes in music from Scandinavian, one of Spotify's strongest markets. "Having the catalog available at Spotify's pitiful rates - and we're talking about fractions of cents per streamed song - kills all chances to produce new fruitful music," says Mika Pohjola, the head of Blue Music Group. "Blue Music Group is keen to pay its artists fairly, we have one of the...

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  • The Bug Announces Tour, Including Dates With Actress and Wolf Eyes

    Aug 12

    British producer Kevin Martin aka the Bug has announced a tour in support of his forthcoming record. It's called Angels & Devils, is out August 26 via Ninja Tune, and features collaborations with Death Grips, Grouper's Liz Harris, Justin Broadrick (Godflesh, Jesu), Gonjasufi and more. The tour includes dates with Actress, Wolf Eyes, Manga, and Flowdan. The Bug: 09-06 Pula, Croatia - Outlook Festival09-19 Daikanyama, Japan - Unit $10-08 New York, NY - Output $^10-10 Boston, MA - Good Life...

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  • Arcade Fire Cover Huey Lewis' Back to the Future Song "Back in Time"

    Aug 12

    Once again, Arcade Fire played the covers game during last night's show in Edmonton, Alberta. This time, they performed Huey Lewis and the News' "Back in Time", which you might recognize from Back to the Future. The lead vocals were done by Will Butler, who then let brother Win take over as the band began playing "Here Comes the Night Time". Watch a video below, via Consequence of Sound. 

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  • 20 Of The Worst Band Names Ever

    Aug 12

    Naming a new band can be tricky. After all, it needs to convey so much in just a few words, and you're stuck with it forever. Twitter account @pisspoorbands curates an ever growing list of horrible band names both real and imagined. Here. in no particular order, are 20 of the worst: Craig and His List Menstrual Pancake Wooden Juicebox The Punted Child Justin Thyme Like a Brown Nail The Coolest Spandex The Semi-Solids Beware of Hotdog Cumbersome Horse Pill  Leaving Large...

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  • FKA twigs Announces International Tour

    Aug 12

    FKA twigs has announced an international tour in support of her new album, LP1. She'll hit up North America, the United Kingdom and Europe starting in October. Check out the full schedule below. Read our recent interview with FKA twigs here. FKA twigs: 08-12 Los Angeles, CA - El Rey Theatre08-13 San Francisco, CA - Great American Music Hall08-29-31 Stradbally, Ireland - Electric Picnic Music and Arts Festival10-02 Brighton, England - The Dome10-03 Birmingham, England - The Library10-04...

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  • All Tomorrow's Parties Cancels Jabberwocky Festival

    Aug 12

    All Tomorrow's Parties (ATP) have canceled Jabberwocky festival, which was set to take place this coming weekend, August 15-16, at the ExCeL Centre in London.  The Jabberwocky lineup was set to include Neutral Milk Hotel, Liars, Panda Bear, Cloud Nothings, Kurt Vile and the Violators, Caribou, Deafheaven, James Blake, Darkside, Sun Kil Moon, Thee Oh Sees, Perfect Pussy, Mutual Benefit, Ought, Ben Frost, Forest Swords, Yamantaka // Sonic Titan, Kode9, Earth, Pissed Jeans, Connan Mockasin, the...

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  • Snapchat Use Is Exploding Among Teens, Leaves Twitter In The Dust [CHART]

    Aug 12

    New ComScore datat show, Facebook and Instagram are the most popular social platforms among 18-34 year olds. But Snapchat is catching up fast, and is already ahead of Twitter. Snapchat’s audience has almost doubled in nine months’ time. THE CHART: Statista via Business Insider

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  • CD Baby Adds Free Customized Music Players

    Aug 12

    CD Baby has added free customizable online music players. Users build playlists from any tracks in their CD Baby account and embed them on their sites, as well as those of bloggers and fans. A "buy" button takes fans to CD Baby to complete the transaction. Key Features & An Intro Video   Create Custom playlists Mix and match any album or song combination in your CD Baby account. Make a greatest hits. Program a playlist according to mood. Easily embeddable by fans, writers,...

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  • St. Vincent Fills in for Fred Armisen As Bandleader on "Seth Meyers", Marnie Stern Appears in Band

    Aug 12

    Fred Armisen is normally the band leader on "Late Night With Seth Meyers". Last night, Annie Clark, aka St. Vincent, temporarily took his seat (and even got a nod from the announcer in the opening credits). She played a few songs alongside the band, which includes members of Les Savy Fav and Girls Against Boys. Marnie Stern, who has previously guested with the band, also appeared as a member. Watch the full episode below. St. Vincent continues her bandleading on tonight's show as well. ...

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  • Kanye West's New Single "All Day" Leaks in Rough Version

    Aug 12

    Kanye West's recent cover interview from GQ had the rapper talking about a new single called "All Day". Now, a rough version of the track has leaked. That's the attached single art, though its legitimacy hasn't been confirmed. Check it out above, via Revolt.  In the interview, he said that he viewed verses from the track as stand-ins for Jay Z lyrics. Even lyrically, I think about certain lines that I say on my new single, which is called "All Day," that usually Jay would say, but Jay's...

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