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  • Catching Attention With Your Album Artwork

    Aug 21

    By Jhoni Jackson from the SonicBids Blog. Once upon a time, it was pretty uncommon to preview tracks before committing your cash to the whole shebang. Particularly in the heyday of CDs, your best bet was a store’s listening station, and it was typically limited to whatever discs were already loaded, and it always seemed to be occupied anyway. Preexisting knowledge of an artist was usually reliable but, without that, you were kind of shopping blindly – save for the album artwork. For...

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  • Thurston Moore Calls Black Metal "Music Made by Pussies of the Lowest Order"

    Aug 21

    Photo by PJ Sykes Thurston Moore has announced a new LP with his Chelsea Light Moving bandmate John Moloney under the band name Caught on Tape. The album is called Full Bleed, and it'll be released October 21 via Northern Spy. In a press release, Moore dropped this doozy of a quote when discussing whether black metal inspired the album: Black Metal is music made by pussies of the lowest order, and we felt it was necessary to investigate this aberrant anti-music behaviour. We feel like the...

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  • Danny Brown Performs "Kush Coma" and "Side B (Dope Song)" at Pitchfork Music Festival

    Aug 21

    Photo by Tonje Thilesen Rapper Danny Brown was one of the many artists at this year's Pitchfork Music Festival, which took place at Union Park in Chicago July 18-20. Below, watch video of Brown performing Old cuts "Kush Coma" and "Side B (Dope Song)". Read our feature on Danny Brown and check out photos from the fest here. Watch more videos from Pitchfork Music Festival 2014 here. "Kush Coma": "Side B (Dope Song)":

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  • Morrissey Writes Note Detailing Relationship With Harvest Records, Album Removed From Amazon/iTunes/Spotify

    Aug 20

    Update: As Slicing Up Eyeballs points out, World Peace Is None of Your Business has now been removed from iTunes and Spotify. On Amazon, it has been removed as a digital album, though you can still buy it on CD and vinyl. Morrissey was dropped by his label Capitol/Harvest just three weeks after the release of World Peace Is None of Your Business. Later, it was reported that maybe he wasn't dropped at all, but then Morrissey retorted that yes, he was. Determined to clear up any confusion about...

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  • NFL Weighs Pay To Play For Super Bowl Half Time

    Aug 21

    Pay to play - owners demanding that artist pay to play thier venue - is coming to Super Bowl. The National Football league is reportedly asking artists to pay to be selected to perform during the half-time show at Super Bowl XLIX. In a story first reported by the Wall Street Journal, the NFL has asked Coldplay, Rihanna and Katy Perry if they'd be willing to offer a percentage of their future tour earnings or “some other type of financial contribution” in exchange for the half-time...

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  • International Entertainment Buyer's Association Names 2014 Nominees

    Aug 21

    The International Entertainment Buyer's Association (IEBA) has released its list of 2014 Honors & Awards nominees. All awards will be presented at the Honors &  Awards Ceremony on September 30, 2014 at 8pm in the CMA Theater at the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum. The full list of nominees:   Casino of the Year • Chumash Casino Resort - Santa Ynez, CA • Isleta Resort & Casino - Albuquerque, NM • Little River Casino Resort - Manitsee, MI • Peppermill Casino -...

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  • No, really, how should I go about getting airplay on college radio?

    Aug 21

    [This article was written by Michael Corcoran and it originally appeared on the MusicSUBMIT Blog.] We’ve written a handful of articles on college radio and how hard it is for an indie artist to get considered for airplay. And so when we read Patrick Hertz’s piece “How to Get Your Music Played on College Radio,” we felt […] The post No, really, how should I go about getting airplay on college radio? appeared first on DIY Musician Blog.

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  • El-P and Killer Mike Announce Run the Jewels' New Album RTJ2, Share "Blockbuster Night"

    Aug 21

    Photo by Durty Harry Run the Jewels: "Blockbuster Night Part 1" on SoundCloud. After teasing a new album extensively on Twitter, Killer Mike and El-P have finally announced the next Run the Jewels album. The follow up to last year's Run the Jewels is called RTJ2, and it's out October 28 via Nas's imprint Mass Appeal. That's the full version of the previously previewed track "Blockbuster Night Part 1", above. It was previously hinted, and now confirmed, that the album features...

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  • Ought Announce Once More With Feeling... EP, Share "Pill"

    Aug 21

    Just a few months after releasing their excellent debut More Than Any Other Day, Ought have announced a 24-minute, four-track EP that will be out October 28 via Constellation. It's called Once More With Feeling..., and fans can snag it on tour as a 10", as well as on Constellation's website in physical and digital formats; that's the cover, above. The band has also shared "Pill", the title track and EP opener, via a Soundcloud mix featuring cuts from upcoming label releases (it starts right at...

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  • AM NEWS BRIEF: McDonalds' Music Strategy, Soundcloud To Pay, Spotify Tastemakers, Kobalt & More

    Aug 21

    THURSDAY 8.21.2014 Music Business News & Views From Around The Web   CLICK HERE  Updated Continuously @ Hypebot's More News Tab 

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