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  • Spotify's Most Streamed & Viral Tracks US, UK & Global

    Jul 30

    The most viral tracks on Spotify, based on the number of people who shared it divided by the number who listened to it, from July 21- 27 via Facebook, Tumblr, Twitter and Spotify. UNITED STATES 1. Shakey Graves" (feat. Esme Patterson) (Shakey Graves. 2. BANKS, "Beggin For Thread" (Harvest Records) 3. Meghan Trainor, "All About That Bass" (Epic Records) 4. Drake, "0 to 100/ The Catch Up" (Cash Money Records) MORE: 5. Vance Joy, "Mess Is Mine" (Atlantic Records) 6. Lil Jon,...

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  • Janelle Monáe's "Electric Lady" Video Features T.I., Estelle, Esperanza Spalding, T-Boz, Her Mom

    Jul 30

    Janelle Monáe has shared the video for "Electric Lady", the title track from her 2013 record. It's set at a somewhat-futuristic college party and features cameos from T.I., Estelle, Esperanza Spalding, T-Boz, Monica, Kimbra, Joi, choreographer Fatima Robinson, and Monáe's mother (at the beginning), among others. Per the press release, Monáe "took the opportunity to celebrate several 'Electric Ladies' in her life." The press release also included a pair of entertaining and endearing quotes from...

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  • Lana Del Rey Heads to the Altar in "Ultraviolence" Video

    Jul 30

    Lana Del Rey has shared the video for the title track from her new album Ultraviolence. It casts cigarette-flicking, femme fatale Del Rey in a role we're not used to seeing her play: the bride. You can watch it below via Noisey. Read Lindsay Zoladz's latest Ordinary Machine column, in which she discusses Del Rey's sad girl fantasy.

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  • Local/regional Electronic, Hardcore, Punk, Rock, Screamo acts needed for 8/1 at Teri's Bar in #Philadelphia...

    Jul 30

    Local/regional Electronic, Hardcore, Punk, Rock, Screamo acts needed for 8/1 at Teri's Bar in #Philadelphia: http://ow.ly/zKpyu #gigging

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  • Local Americana, Indie, Rock acts needed for 8/9 at The Pinch in #DC: http://ow.ly/zKpLk #gigging #DIY...

    Jul 30

    Local Americana, Indie, Rock acts needed for 8/9 at The Pinch in #DC: http://ow.ly/zKpLk #gigging #DIY #gigs4u

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  • Dogged By Controversy R. Kelly Pulls Out Of Fashion Meets Music Festival

    Jul 30

    Event organizers have announced that R&B artist R. Kelly will no longer be performing at the Fashion Meets Music Festival (FMMF). R. Kelly was set to headline the event on August 29th, but 'mutually' agreed with festival organizers to step out of the lineup in the wake of protests over the performer's past legal troubles in connection with accusations of sexual impropriety with minors. "Fashion Meets Music Festival and headlining artist R. Kelly have come to the mutual decision to...

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  • ICM, Originate, Manatt, Phelps & Phillips Launch O Labs Media Tech Incubator

    Jul 30

    Booking agency ICM Partners, software developer Originate and lawyers and consultant Manatt, Phelps & Phillips have launched O Labs, a joint venture to incubate and fund media and technology startups.   Startups chosen with have access to the expertise and contacts of all three partners.  O Labs will be based in LA and hopes to work with 3-5 companies each year. It will be led by Matthew Pierce, formerly Originate’s VP of strategy.  “The idea is, we’re bringing together three very...

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  • How To Get Your Start Teaching Music Privately

    Jul 30

    In the arts one of the traditional ways of earning a living is by teaching. While fulltime teaching gigs are hard to come by, the private sector offers many opportunities including one-on-one lessons. The following resources should help you get started teaching independently and also help you discover new tools and platforms designed for private, one-on-one lessons. Additional resources via prior Hypebot coverage are included at the end of the post. Free Course: Becoming A Music...

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  • Ariel Pink: "I Got Maced By a Feminist"

    Jul 30

    Ariel Pink is the latest guest on "Alexi in Bed", a Youtube show in which host Alexi Wasser performs interviews while sitting in bed with her subjects. In one segment of their interview, Wasser begins by asking Pink about the time he got maced—an incident he Tweeted about in the summer of 2013. The story he tells is... not flattering, to say the least. You can watch it below, via Stereogum.  Hell Hath Fury. On Sunday I was maced in cold blood on Sunset. Come to a half hr later, cracked...

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  • Morrissey's Bodyguard Sues, Claims Morrissey Wanted Him to "Hurt" Fan Site Operator

    Jul 30

    Morrissey's former bodyguard, Bradley Steyn, has filed a lawsuit against the singer, TMZ reports. Steyn claims that he was fired from his job for refusing a request to "hurt" the operator of the fan site Morrissey-solo.com. According to TMZ, Moz thought the site "invaded his personal life" and asked Steyn if the fan behind it "could get hurt". The suit claims that Morrissey's tour manager asked if the fan "could be gotten rid of" and discussed how to get the man's address. Steyn refused to...

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