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  • Conor Oberst Previews the Future in "Zigzagging Toward the Light" Video

    May 28

    Conor Oberst has shared the video for "Zigzagging Toward the Light" from his new album, Upside Down Mountain. Directed by David Altobelli, it's a black-and-white clip that opens ten years in the future, with Oberst being interviewed by an omnipresent computer. Then, it cuts to the present day where he strolls down the streets of New York City while singing into a digital recorder. Look out for the blurred faces in the background, and the not entirely optimistic ending. Watch it below, via...

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  • British Singer Sam Smith Performs For Google Play In First Live UK TV Ad

    May 28

    Google is promoting Google Play on UK television with a live performance by singer Sam Smith that will be broadcast as a live ad on "Alan Carr: Chatty Man." Smith's song "Stay With Me" is currently topping the UK charts. The tv ad effort is a "collaboration between Channel 4, Google Play, MediaCom and Universal Music label Capitol." Said to be the first live tv ad broadcast in the UK, all participants will be working hard to get this one right. Google Play's live tv ad featuring Sam Smith...

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  • Songkick Adds Concert Recommendations To iOS App

    May 28

    A day after announcing that it had surpassed 10 million active monthly users and driven $100 million in tickets sales, Songkick today upgraded its iOS app. The new feature suggests live concerts based on shows the user has been to in the past and the artists they are tracking. Previously Songkick only used Spotify libraries and playlists to drive concert recommendations. Driving fans to more shows is increasingly important to artists and the music industry. Most artists genrate more than...

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  • AM NEWS BRIEF: UMG Fights Digital Lawsuit, Facebook Curbs Auto-Posts, Dear Apple: Plz Buy Spotify & More

    May 28

    WEDNESDAY 5.28.2014 Music Business News & Views From Around The Web  CLICK HERE  Updated Continuously @ Hypebot's More News Tab 

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  • Alternative, Classic Rock, Indie, New Wave act needed for 5/30 at Fat Baby in #NYC : http://ow.ly/xkksu...

    May 27

    Alternative, Classic Rock, Indie, New Wave act needed for 5/30 at Fat Baby in #NYC : http://ow.ly/xkksu #gigging #DIY #gigs4u

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  • Local Alt, Blues, Country, Indie, Pop, Psychedelic, Rock acts needed for 8/20 at Bernie's Distillery...

    May 27

    Local Alt, Blues, Country, Indie, Pop, Psychedelic, Rock acts needed for 8/20 at Bernie's Distillery in #Columbus OH: http://ow.ly/xkkve 

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  • Brian Reitzell's Watch Dogs Video Game Soundtrack to Be Released by Portishead's Geoff Barrow's Invada Records: Listen to Three Tracks

    May 27

    You may know Brian Reitzell from his composition/music supervision work in film (Lost in Translation, The Bling Ring, The Virgin Suicides) or TV shows ("Boss" and "Hannibal"). Maybe you know him from his time as a member of Redd Kross. This summer, he's releasing his debut solo album—the Kevin Shields and Jim James-featuring LP Auto Music. Now, it's been announced that he's got another long-player on the way.  Reitzell provided the score for the just-released video game Watch Dogs. On July...

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  • 5 Lessons I Learned From My Terrible Tour

    May 27

    So i just got back from a 9-day Midwest Tour…and it was pretty terrible!  To be honest, the Midwest is pretty new territory for me and I’d only been to 2 of the cities in the past. And only 1 of those 2 cities counted as a legitimate show on this specific trip. So I’m […]

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  • Arcade Fire Perform "You Already Know" and "Normal Person" on "Jools Holland"

    May 27

    Tonight, the British television program "Later... With Jools Holland" featured performances from several artists, most notably Arcade Fire. Below, watch them perform the Reflektor tracks "You Already Know" and "Normal Person" via Consequence of Sound. Video has yet to surface for performances from Sharon Van Etten and Wild Beasts. Arcade Fire - "You Already Know": Arcade Fire - "Normal Person":

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  • Moondog Documentary Seeks Kickstarter Funding, Features Jarvis Cocker, Damon Albarn, Philip Glass

    May 27

    Louis Thomas Hardin was the blind composer, musician, poet, and enigma better known as Moondog. The Viking of 6th Avenue is the forthcoming documentary that seeks to tell his story, and it's currently looking for funding via Kickstarter. Directed by Holly Elson, it features interviews with Jarvis Cocker, Damon Albarn, Philip Glass, John Zorn, Blondie's Debbie Harry and Chris Stein, and others. The documentary features never-before-seen footage. Utilizing audio recordings from over...

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