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  • Lily Allen Shares Baby Photos, Performs at Glastonbury in "As Long As I Got You" Video

    Jul 24

    Lily Allen at Glastonbury, taken from the "As Long as I Got You" video In her new video for Sheezus single "As Long as I Got You", Lily Allen takes viewers on a sentimental journey to this year's Glastonbury festival. "I've been to Glastonbury pretty much every year since I've been born," Allen explains, backing her claims with a slideshow of photographs from festivals past (including one or two baby photos). Later, she shares a sentimental moment backstage with her family. Watch the...

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  • Alligator Record's Bruce Iglaur Wins Digital Music Innovation Award

    Jul 24

     Airplay Direct has named industry veteran Bruce Iglaur, President & Founder of Alligator Records, as the recipient of the first Iconic Innovators award. The award was created to recognize innovators in the realm of digital music in the industry. The award will be given yearly to the member of Airplay Direct who best embraces the vision and opportunities that digital innovation in the Music Industry has and continues to create, the company said. As a part of the award, AirPlay Direct is...

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  • Iceage Share Video for New Song "The Lord's Favorite", Announce Tour

    Jul 24

    Iceage have released a new song, "The Lord's Favorite", that was not on last year's You're Nothing. Its video, directed by Cali DeWitt, features frontman Elias Bender Rønnenfelt doing his best swaggering rock star moves. Watch it below. Iceage have also announced a North American tour that kicks off in October. It will showcase the band's new material from the forthcoming, as-yet-unannounced follow up to You're Nothing. Check out the full schedule below. Iceage: 08-28 Leiria, Portugal -...

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  • Facebook By The Numbers: A Quick Look At Impressive New User Stats

    Jul 24

    Americans spend an average of 40 minutes a day on Facebook, according to CEO Mark Zuckerberg.  And while Zuck didn't quite share his math to back up the claim, the impressive numbers revealed during yesterday's Facebook earnings call made his boast seem plausible. Here's an overview 829 million daily active users on average in June 2014 654 million mobile daily active users on average in June 2014 1.32 billion monthly active users as of June 30, 2014 1.07 billion mobile monthly active...

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  • Local bands needed for 8/9 at The Ultimate Basement in Spindale, NC: http://ow.ly/zxhvq #gigging #DIY...

    Jul 24

    Local bands needed for 8/9 at The Ultimate Basement in Spindale, NC: http://ow.ly/zxhvq #gigging #DIY #gigs4u

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  • How To Get Your Band's Music Tagged On Facebook

    Jul 24

    By Jamie Davis-Ponce from the Sonicbids Blog. Last month, Facebook rolled out a new automatic audio tagging service a la Shazam, allowing people to use their smartphone microphones to automatically identify, tag, and share the music around them. From a musician's perspective, this is essentially a new way for fans to quickly identify your songs, share them with friends, and make purchasing tracks more seamless. For music marketers, the ability to track what music people are listening to...

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  • Jack White Plays "Seven Nation Army" With Fan

    Jul 24

    During his performance in Milwaukee on Monday night, Jack White brought a fan on stage to perform the White Stripes' "Seven Nation Army". The fan strummed along on guitar, donned one of White's trademark fedoras, and took a bow with the band at the end of the performance. You can watch a video below, via NME, along with a longer video of White covering Lorde's "Royals" at the show, as reported earlier this week. "Royals":

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  • How to earn more music publishing royalties

    Jul 24

    If you write original songs then you stand to earn music publishing revenue, most of it in the form of mechanical royalties, performance royalties, and sync licensing fees. That’s right, someone owes you money every time your music is played on the radio, streamed online, performed in a venue, downloaded internationally, or used on television. With CD Baby Pro, […] The post How to earn more music publishing royalties appeared first on DIY Musician Blog.

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  • Local/regional Alt, Metal, Pop, Punk, Prog, Psych, Rock acts needed for 10/21 at Haymarket Whiskey Bar...

    Jul 24

    Local/regional Alt, Metal, Pop, Punk, Prog, Psych, Rock acts needed for 10/21 at Haymarket Whiskey Bar in #Louisville, KY: http://ow.ly/zxqI5 

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  • What A Digitally Native Music Consumer Looks Like [INFOGRAPHIC]

    Jul 24

    Analyst Mark Mulligan and MIDiA Research have published a new report looking at the music attitudes and behavior of Digital Natives. Natives and Immigrants demarcate the digital world, according to the report. But while Digital Immigrants carry the baggage of their analog past, Digital Natives have only ever known ubiquitous connectivity and content; and that results in very different behaviors. "While the slow down in digital revenue growth revolves around spending transition of high spending...

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