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  • Support acts needed for 6/3 at Gabe's in #IowaCity IA: http://ow.ly/vCjRy #gigging #DIY #gigs4u

    Apr 9

    Support acts needed for 6/3 at Gabe's in #IowaCity IA: http://ow.ly/vCjRy #gigging #DIY #gigs4u

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  • Local Blues, Indie, Psychedelic, Rock acts needed for 6/20 at Bowery Electric in #NYC : http://ow.ly...

    Apr 9

    Local Blues, Indie, Psychedelic, Rock acts needed for 6/20 at Bowery Electric in #NYC : http://ow.ly/vBUt7 #gigging #DIY #gigs4u

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  • Four Tet, Daphni and Pearson Sound Share Full Just Jam Live DJ Sets

    Apr 9

    On March 19, Four Tet, Daphni (aka Caribou's Dan Snaith), and Pearson Sound each performed live DJ sets for the London-based web channel Just Jam, in front of fun, vaguely psychedelic green screens. Footage has now been made available from each of their sets, which you can watch below. Read our 2013 interview with Four Tet here. Four Tet: Daphni: Pearson Sound:

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  • Twitter Redesign-In-Progress Offers Fresh Music Marketing Potential

    Apr 9

    Yeah, the extra photos and tagging that Twitter recently introduced are definite boons to music marketers. But they're not stopping there. Things are getting all crazy, Facebook-ish, "media forward" some people call it. Lots of new marketing potential emerging on Twitter but writers invoking Facebook helped me realize how Twitter, too, may already be curtailing organic reach. Lastest Changes Focus On Your Twitter Profile Yesterday Twitter announced a "whole new you, in your Twitter...

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  • Drake is Hosting ESPN's ESPY Awards

    Apr 9

    Drake has announced on Twitter that he will host this year's ESPY Awards, which take place on July 16. The ESPYs are ESPN's annual celebration of everything in the sports world, where awards like "Best Upset" and "Best Breakthrough Athlete" are handed out. Drake won't be the first musician to host them—Justin Timberlake and Jamie Foxx have done it before—but he will be the first rapper. Drake's interest in sports isn't purely dilletantish, either. He's the "Global Ambassador" for...

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  • Aphex Twin Unreleased Album Caustic Window to Be Sold Digitally on Kickstarter, Physically on eBay

    Apr 9

    Earlier this week, FACT noticed that a test pressing of the unreleased 1994 Aphex Twin album Caustic Window was up for sale on Discogs. The price is listed at $13,500... which is a lot. But the record's owner, along with Richard D. James' label Rephlex Records, have struck up a deal with the electronic music forum We Are The Music Makers (WATMM): A Kickstarter will give 500 people the chance to receive a digital copy of the album. The site's administrator, who goes by Joyrex, negotiated the...

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  • Living Indie Expands To UK With Live Streamed Alaska Campus Show

    Apr 9

    Living Indie is a live streaming service that works with indie bands to present live video streams of concerts for internet-connected devices. Until now they've been focused on shows in Spain. This weekend they live stream their first London show featuring Alaska Campus. It's a great deal for musicians since Living Indie provides their services for free, sending a video crew to the show, with the hopes of building a monetizable platform for viewing. Living Indie is currently part of the...

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  • Watch Four Tet, Daphni and Pearson Sound's Full Just Jam Live DJ Sets

    Apr 9

    On March 19, Four Tet, Daphni (aka Caribou's Dan Snaith), and Pearson Sound each performed live DJ sets for the London-based web channel Just Jam, in front of fun, vaguely psychedelic green screens. Footage has now been made available from each of their sets, which you can watch below. Read our 2013 interview with Four Tet here. Four Tet: Daphni: Pearson Sound:

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  • Nas and Anthony Saleh Visit Singapore As Potential Investors In Asian Startups

    Apr 9

    Nas and Anthony Saleh, his manager, were recently in Singapore investigating startups in which they might invest. They've already invested in startups from Korea and Indonesia and it's possible they'll be investing in many more from the region. Khailee Ng of 500 Startups helped introduce them to new companies but, so far, no word on who they were meeting with. Though they've invested in at least one or two that are music-related, most of their tech investments to date span a range of...

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  • The 5-minute musician website makeover

    Apr 9

    Got time for a little light spring cleaning on your website? Most people that encounter your music will find you online. That means it’s crucial to keep your band website up-to-date. If your site looks like a ghost town, your fans might stop visiting, stop sharing your content, and stop recommending your music to their […] The post The 5-minute musician website makeover appeared first on DIY Musician Blog.

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