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  • Building your fanbase with more frequent releases

    Jan 7

    Why you should be putting out more music Gone are the days when you’d record and release a new album every three or four years, throw all your promotional eggs into that one basket, tour non-stop for two years, and then repeat. Everything has changed, from the consumption habits of music fans to the costs […] The post Building your fanbase with more frequent releases appeared first on DIY Musician Blog.

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  • LG Life Band Touch: The Smart Wristband With Sound Controls [CES 2014]

    Jan 7

    By Eliot Van Buskirk of Evolver.fm. Smartphones are great, because they freed apps from computers. They are lame because they then imprisoned them on the smartphone, so you sometimes have to dig around in your pocket, unlock the phone, and navigate to the app before you can control it. (Yes, you can control music from the lock screen to an extent, which is better, but it doesn’t solve the problem completely.) At CES on Monday, LG unveiled a new smart wristband, the Life Band Touch (no...

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  • Mac DeMarco, Sleep, Black Lips, Kool Keith, FIDLAR, Death, More to Play Burgerama III

    Jan 7

    On March 22-23, Burger Records will host Burgerama III, a festival taking place at the Observatory in Orange County. It'll feature performances from Mac DeMarco, Sleep, Death, Black Lips, Kool Keith, FIDLAR, Hunx & His Punx, Shannon & the Clams, Bleached, Nobunny, Gap Dream, Audacity, the Coathangers, and dozens of others, with more artists to be announced. Watch Mac DeMarco perform "Ode to Viceroy" at Pitchfork Music Festival:

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  • Kanye "Bound 2" Lawsuit Is Really About Right of Publicity, Not Copyright Infringement

    Jan 7

    By John Miranda, a Chicago-area Lawyer and Consultant, of Feliz Media. The recent lawsuit filed against Kanye West has sparked a lot of talk about the importance of diligent sample clearance. True, it is always wise to clear samples. But this lawsuit does not focus on copyright infringement,* which is the primary concern of the sample clearance process. Instead, the cause of action is rooted in a legal right known as "Right of Publicity." Kanye's "Bound 2" features a highly recognizable...

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  • Sponsored Posts On Hypebot

    Jan 7

    Last month we began experimenting with sponsored posts. The first one by Stereobot was well received, and so we are accepting more on a limited basis. From Gigaom to Mashable, sponsored posts have become common; and on Hypebot, each will be labeled as "Sponsored"  both in the title and again at the end of each post.   Details: Each sponsored post must be pre-approved for content, length and accuracy.  We reserve the right to reject any sponsored post for any reason. Each post will...

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  • Google Launches Open Automotive Alliance To Put Android In Millions Of Cars

    Jan 7

    By Eliot Van Buskirk of Evolver.fm. So far, CES 2014 has not disappointed in terms of big news. Apple notoriously declines to attend CES, and now Google has gone and announced a significant partnerships with four major automakers and a chipmaker to put Android in millions or maybe hundreds of millions of car dashboards. Audi, Honda, Hyundai, and GM will put Android into their cars as result of the deal. Music fans who buy those cars are going to be excited about their new listening...

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  • Watch Stephen Malkmus and the Jicks Perform "Lariat" and "Stick Figures in Love" on "Fallon"

    Jan 7

    To celebrate the release of their new album Wig Out at Jagbags, Stephen Malkmus and the Jicks stopped by "Late Night With Jimmy Fallon" last night. They performed the new track "Lariat" and also did Mirror Traffic's "Stick Figures in Love" as a web exclusive. Watch both below. Read our interview with Malkmus about the new album here. "Lariat": "Stick Figures in Love": Watch Stephen Malkmus and the Jicks play "Tigers" via Pitchfork.tv:

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  • The Power Of A Concert Memento

    Jan 7

    Are you looking for new ways to connect with your fans for the new year? Don't be quick to dismiss details when it comes to merch giveaways, branded tickets, and fan photos as a viable option. Concert mementos are chock full of memories, great conversation starters, and links back to a band to fan experience that cannot be manufactured. Have you left a concert with a memento that takes you back to front row center every time you see it? What is it and how did it connect your musical...

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  • Listen: Vampire Weekend Cover Andrea Bocelli's "Time to Say Goodbye (Con te Partirò)"

    Jan 7

    On February 4, Hear Music/Concord Music Group will release Sweetheart 2014, a love song covers compilation featuring Fiona Apple, Vampire Weekend, Beck, Jim James, Phosphorescent, and more. (We've previously posted Beck's version of John Lennon's "Love" and Jim James' take on Bob Marley's "Turn Your Lights Down Low".) For their contribution, Vampire Weekend recorded a version of Andrea Bocelli's "Time to Say Goodbye (Con te Partirò)"—listen above, via Rolling Stone. The physical version of the...

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  • Local/regional Acoustic, Folk, Rock, Funk, Fusion, Jazz acts needed for 2/20 at The Original Mother's...

    Jan 7

    Local/regional Acoustic, Folk, Rock, Funk, Fusion, Jazz acts needed for 2/20 at The Original Mother's in #Chicago : http://ow.ly/sljzb 

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