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  • Rabbl Expands Concert Crowdfunding Service With New Fan Rabbls

    Apr 24

    The concert crowdfunding space continues to inch along. Rabbl's one of the few staying the course and yesterday they announced a new feature called Fan Rabbls. Fan Rabbls allow fans to propose campaigns for Rabbl while giving the service a boost on Facebook. Though it's not the innovation claimed in their official announcement, it is an important addition to one of the few companies trying to figure out how to make concert crowdfunding work. I've written about most of the leading attempts...

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  • Neil Young to Release Deluxe Box Set of Jack White-Assisted Covers Album A Letter Home

    Apr 24

    Last week, Neil Young surprised-released the vinyl version of his new covers album, A Letter Home, through Jack White's Third Man Records. Young and White recorded the album acoustic and directly to vinyl, at Third Man's 1940s phone-booth-size studio. Young covered Bob Dylan, Bruce Springsteen, Willie Nelson, Bert Jansch, Don Everly, and more. Now, Young has announced a deluxe box set version of the record, to be released May 27 in the US and May 26 in the UK through Reprise. It will also be...

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  • THU. NEWS BRIEF: Facebook + Apple = Strong Earnings, FCC Net Neutrality Shift, Vevo App Upgrade & More

    Apr 24

    THURSDAY 4.24.2014 Music Business News & Views From Around The Web   CLICK HERE Updated Continuously @ Hypebot's More News Tab 

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  • 5 Things They Don't Tell You About Being A Booking Agent

    Apr 24

    Being a booking agent is no easy gig. You are met with unforseen challenges at any given moment that you're expected to solve with ease and professionalism all the while managing other tours and endless expectations. There is great reward when your artist's and their tours succeed - but there is no clear path or easy road to get there. Whether you're a booking agent yourself or an artist using or seeking to be represented, it's important to know and understand all the work that goes on behind...

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  • St. Vincent Shuffles Tour to Play "Saturday Night Live", Adds Dates

    Apr 24

    Yesterday, St. Vincent announced she'll be playing the May 17 season finale of "Saturday Night Live". Now, she's moved the UK dates of her tour from May to August in order to accommodate the performance. She also added more dates both in the UK and North America. Check out the revised schedule below. Read our recent interview with St. Vincent.  St. Vincent: 05-15 Bristol, England - O2 Academy Bristol 05-16 Glasgow, Scotland - O2 ABC 05-17 Leeds, England - Leeds Metropolitan...

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  • The #1 most important thing you can do to market your music

    Apr 24

    Email is still the most effective form of online marketing When you want to encourage fans to purchase your music, or leave a review, or tag you in photos that they took at your show, or watch your newest YouTube video, EMAIL is the best way to get someone to take action. According to many […] The post The #1 most important thing you can do to market your music appeared first on DIY Musician Blog.

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  • Mineral Reuniting for First Shows in 17 Years

    Apr 24

    It's a very good year for emo reunions. Following a new Sunny Day Real Estate song and the announcement of American Football's shows, not to mention a new Jazz June song, the Texan mid-1990s outfit Mineral are reuniting this fall for their first shows in 17 years. The reunion marks the 20th anniversary of the band's formation. Chris Simpson, Jeremy Gomez, Gabriel Wiley, and Scott McCarver released two albums before disbanding in 1998: 1995's The Power of Failing and 1998's EndSerenading....

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  • DistroKid Added Beats Music & More Distro Outlets, But Who Knew?

    Apr 24

    DistroKid is has gotten a lot of attention for their limited, low cost digital music distribution service. At some point they added multiple additional services. Perhaps these are the ones marked "beta": Beats Music, Rdio, Deezer though I can only verify that Beats Music was added in January. Oddly enough, some of the pople that would normally cover such news as a matter of course found out long after the fact. DistroKid may be doing just fine but this is one of those reminders that a company...

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  • Morrissey Fires Back at Canadian Politician, Compares Seal Hunt to Concentration Camps

    Apr 24

    On April 19, Morrissey posted an essay on protesting Canada's annual seal hunt, calling the practice "greedy and barbaric." He claimed that Canada is "regrettably fashionably dead." Moz challenged Gail Shea, Canada's Minister of Fisheries and Oceans, on her claims that the seals are massacred "humanely," suggesting that she test the methods by getting her head blown off, too.  Shea responded with a statement in Canada's National Post, published April 22. A spokesperson, Sophie Doucet, said...

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  • Apple TV Spot Shows iPhone's Musical Chops Using Pixie's "Gigantic" [VIDEO]

    Apr 24

    Over the years Apple has done a superior job compared to most major companies of using alternative music to connect it's products to hipper and wish-they-were hipper consumers. A new artfully shot television spot does it again, using the Pixie's "Gigantic" as the background to a look at the musical capabilities of the iPhone 5S. WATCH: Related articles What's A Fan Worth? Topspin Shares New Data, Launches 'Average Value Of A Fan' The Week's Top Music Apps: Touch Free Music,...

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