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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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  • YouTube Tells Creators: 'Build A Fanbase, Not An Audience'

    Apr 9

    YouTube’s global head of entertainment Alex Carloss is telling creators to move beyond building a large audience and focus on building a fanbase.   “An audience tunes in when they're told to, a fanbase chooses when and what to watch,” Carloss told atendees of the MIPTV conference in Cannes. “An audience changes the channel when their show is over. A fanbase shares, it comments, it curates, it creates.” On Building A Global Audience Carloss also touted YouTube's ability to help muscians a...

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  • Local/regional acts needed for 6/15 at The Lexington Bar in #LosAngeles CA: http://ow.ly/vBFQr #gigging...

    Apr 9

    Local/regional acts needed for 6/15 at The Lexington Bar in #LosAngeles CA: http://ow.ly/vBFQr #gigging #DIY #gigs4u

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  • Vampire Weekend's Rostam Batmanglij Scoring Broadway Play Starring Michael Cera, Tavi Gevinson

    Apr 9

    Photo by Amin Sepehri In addition to recent collaborations with the likes of Charli XCX and Jenny Lewis, Vampire Weekend's Rostam Batmanglij has another project on deck: He's produced an original score for the upcoming Broadway play, This Is Our Youth, as The Hollywood Reporter (via SPIN) reports. It marks the Broadway debut for all three of its stars: actors Michael Cera and Kieran Culkin and Rookie founder Tavi Gevinson. Produced by Scott Rudin, it opens September 11 in New York and June 18...

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  • The Secrets Of Marketing Macklemore & Ryan Lewis' "The Heist" from Manager Zach Quillen

    Apr 9

    By Musician and Marketing Consultant Solveig Whittle (@shadesofsolveig). I first wrote about them in October 2012 on this blog, but the world now knows that a combination of strong, socially conscious messaging, a well-defined visual persona, an electrifying live show, and great music characterize the hip-hop duo Macklemore and Ryan Lewis. Amplified by impeccable marketing execution and excellent timing, they have become the poster child group for DIY indie artists around the world and put...

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  • Local Ambient, Pop, Punk, Prog, Rock acts needed for 5/15 at Chain Reaction in #Anaheim CA: http://ow.ly...

    Apr 9

    Local Ambient, Pop, Punk, Prog, Rock acts needed for 5/15 at Chain Reaction in #Anaheim CA: http://ow.ly/vBaJw #gigging #DIY #gigs4u

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