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  • Kurt Cobain Biographer Says Courtney Love Wrote Note Found in Wallet at Death Scene

    May 4

    Photo by Anton Corbijn Last week, the Seattle Police Department released a handwritten note found in Kurt Cobain's wallet at the scene of his death. It seemed to mock his marriage vows to Courtney Love. Now, Cobain biographer Charles R. Cross claims that Cobain didn't write that note—Love did. Cross told The Guardian that Love emailed him to say that she wrote that note and gave it to Cobain before they were married in 1991. The author said that the two wrote each other sarcastic notes...

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  • The Week In Music Commentary

    May 4

    DJ Ryan Farish: Digital Music Services and The Rise Of EDM Paul Goldstein: Selling Music Audiences To Advertisers Is The Future Of Recorded Music Revenue Rachel Bailey: Amazon's Contract Reveals Plans To Radically Lower Streaming Music Royalties Steve Albini and Damon Albarn On Art, Business and The Internet #Fangagement: Part 9: Ali Spagnola  

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  • Last Week's Most Read Posts On Hypebot

    May 4

    Future Of Music Discovery Is In The Numbers ASCAP Expo Recap Digital Music Services and The Rise Of EDM Fans Buy Music In Physical Formats The Never Listen To MORE: Music's Webby Winners Selling Music Fans To Advertisers Is Future Of Music Revenue Pandora, Sirius: How Not To Pay Royalties Record Store Day Fallout U.S. Copyright Fees Jump   Related articles I Made More From Selling A T-Shirt Than From 1 Million Plays On Pandora Pandora Goes For The Artist Jugular, How To...

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  • Tyler the Creator, Nick Cave, "Weird Al" Yankovic, Katy Perry Cover 1892 Song for Benefit LP

    May 3

    See if you can wrap your head around this one: Today, a benefit album has been released in which Tyler the Creator, Nick Cave, "Weird Al" Yankovic, Katy Perry, Devo's Mark Mothersbaugh, Metallica's Kirk Hammett, and Danny Elfman all perform the same 1892 song, according to The Hollywood Reporter.  The song is "Daisy Bell (Bicycle Built for Two)" and the LP is called The Gay Nineties Old Tyme Music: Daisy Bell. It was put together by Mark Ryden, the artist behind Tyler's Wolf...

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  • MusicThinkTank Weekly Recap: 5 Money Management Tips for Indie Musicians

    May 3

    Dave Kusek | 5 Money Management Tips for Indie Musicians Janel Forsyth | Top 5 Must-Have Music Apps for 2014

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  • Local Rock acts needed for 7/13 at Super Happy Fun Land! in #Houston TX: http://ow.ly/wrHH2 #gigging...

    May 3

    Local Rock acts needed for 7/13 at Super Happy Fun Land! in #Houston TX: http://ow.ly/wrHH2 #gigging #DIY #gigs4u

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  • Local Rock acts needed for 7/19 at Pegasus Lounge in #Tampa FL: http://ow.ly/wrHH2 #gigging #DIY #gigs4u...

    May 3

    Local Rock acts needed for 7/19 at Pegasus Lounge in #Tampa FL: http://ow.ly/wrHH2 #gigging #DIY #gigs4u

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  • Arcade Fire Cover R.E.M.'s "Radio Free Europe"

    May 3

    Aside from those wacky paper mache costumes, Arcade Fire's 2014 tour has become known for its location-specific covers of classic artists, including Prince, Stevie Wonder, Boyz II Men, Constantines, and Blondie. The band continued that tradition during last night's stop Aaron's Amphitheatre at Lakewood in Atlanta, offering their take on local legends R.E.M.'s "Radio Free Europe". Watch footage of the performance below, via Consequence of Sound.

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  • Getting It Done: The Week In D.I.Y. & Indie Music

    May 3

    Jumpstart Your Music Career With Sync Licensing TuneCore Adds KKBOX, Asia’s Top Digital Music Subscription Service StubHub To Promote Emerging Artist Concerts  

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  • Nicki Minaj Taps Soulja Boy For "Yasss Bish!!"

    May 3

    Nicki Minaj has posted another new track to her Soundcloud: a collaboration produced by and featuring Soulja Boy titled "Yasss Bish!!" As with the previously-shared "Chi-Raq", "Yasss Bish!!" hints at more Nicki Minaj tunes to come in the weeks leading up to her new album The Pink Print, which is set to drop later this year; "The Pink Print album a movie," she teases around the halfway mark. Check out the new song above, along with the single's artwork (Netflix bingers will recognize the lady on...

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