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  • Nimbit Introduces New Research-Based DIY Music Marketing and Sales Platform

    Jun 5

    PreSonus introduced the new and improved Nimbit this week. Nimbit is a service that provides music marketing and sales tools for DIY musicians. It's a freemium service that includes a number of premium options and the new version looks quite complete. If you are looking for ways to coordinate all the diverse tasks of building a music career, then Nimbit is well worth a look. Hypebot has covered Nimbit quite a bit over the last few years but it's been a bit quieter since being acquired by...

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  • Pitchfork.tv Partners With Portuguese TV Network Canal180 to Film NOS Primavera Sound Festival in Porto

    Jun 5

    Following last weekend's festival in Barcelona, Primavera Sound will stage the NOS Primavera Sound festival this weekend in Porto, Portugal. It runs today through June 7. To coincide with the beginning of the festival, Pitchfork.tv has today announced a partnership with the Portuguese music and arts television network Canal180. The two networks will work together to film this year's fest and shoot footage with artists around the city of Porto. Marking the collaboration, Canal180 and...

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  • Apple Quietly Adds Lightning Lossless Audio Capability

    Jun 5

    There were strong indications that Apple was working on improved audio prior to the Beats deal. Now hints of likely synergies are already starting to emerge. Apple has quietly introduced  new specs for manufacturers in its Made-For-iPhone/iPad/iPod (MiFi) program that allows them to create headphones and other products that connect via using a Lightning connector rather than the standard 3.5mm headphone jack. Apple's Lightning input can process lossless stereo as well as a handle microphone...

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  • The #1 rule of social media: don’t overcommit!

    Jun 5

    Music marketing gurus like to repeat the mantra “be everywhere.” Well, they’re wrong! Sure — with some aspects of your music career, such as digital music distribution, being “everywhere” makes sense; you sign up with one service (like CD Baby) that gets your music onto all the relevant download and streaming platforms without you having to lift a finger to maintain that […] The post The #1 rule of social media: don’t overcommit! appeared first on DIY Musician Blog.

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  • SF MusicTech Announces Fall Date, May Be It's Last

    Jun 5

    SF MusicTech has announced that its next summit will be held on November 11th at the Hotel Kabuki in San Francisco. (Early registration is open here.) Sadly, this 16th must-attend gathering of the music and tech tribes may be the last. "We've been doing this for 7 years now, and while we love throwing Summits, they are a huge amount of work," says founder and executive producer Brian Zisk. "We have a great family, and want to spend more time enjoying our kids as they grow up. Plus, Shoshana...

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  • Shocker: Morrissey Postpones Another Show

    Jun 5

    Earlier this week, Morrissey canceled a show in Atlanta due to a virus. Now, his show at Atlantic City's Revel Casino Hotel has been rescheduled from June 6 to June 22, as noted by Morrissey-Solo.com. According to a note on Facebook, "The tour will resume as originally scheduled, without question, at the Boston Opera House on Saturday, June 7." Morrissey-Solo also notes that Kristeen Young won't be continuing as the opening act on the tour. Previously, she was reported to have caught the...

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  • How to use Facebook Ads to get a recording contract… or at least get the attention of labels

    Jun 5

    In this video, our energetic friend Ben Sword of Music Marketing Classroom talks about getting the attention of record company execs by using a simple Facebook Ads trick. With the targeting capabilities of Facebook Ads, you can easily get your music in front of influential people in the music industry in under ten minutes — and for […] The post How to use Facebook Ads to get a recording contract… or at least get the attention of labels appeared first on DIY Musician Blog.

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  • Before SoundCloud Deal Died, Twitter Considered Acquiring Pandora and Spotify

    Jun 5

    Twitter certainly is on the hunt for a music strategy. We already knew they'd seriously considered buying SoundCloud. But now comes word that just months after closing  #Music, Twitter also took a hard look at acquiring Spotify and Pandora. Each deal was “worth billions of dollars,” according to the Financial Times. which would have made either Twitter’s largest acquisition to date. Related articles How To Make The Most Of Your Music On Spotify How Does Spotify Compare To Pandora?...

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  • Ticketmaster Affirms Settlement, Will Return $400 Million To Fans

    Jun 5

    Ticketmaster has agreed to a tentative settlement in a class action suit that stretches back more than a decade. If approved, the deal would issue about $400 million in credit to 50 million ticket buyers. The lawsuit, originally filed in 2003, alleges that Ticketmaster, now owned by Live Nation, but then part of IAC/InterActive Corp., misled consumers by charging “order processing fees” and UPS “delivery fee” that the company didn’t spend on either. The suit was filed by five ticket-buying...

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  • American Football's "Never Meant" Video Released 15 Years Late

    Jun 5

    American Football recently reissued their self-titled debut album, and have followed it up with a 15-years-in-the-making video for "Never Meant". Directed by Chris Strong, it's a boy-meets-girl tale that doesn't end well, as you might have guessed from the song's lyrics. Watch it below via NPR Music. As Strong explained to NPR, it was filmed in and around the house that appears on the cover of American Football's album.

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