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  • This is what musicians really think about the “image” issue

    Jul 14

    Image: what is it, what’s yours, and why does it matter? Last month we published an article by Brandon Seymour called “Your image is more important than your music – especially if you’re an indie artist.” As you might be able to tell from the headline, it inspired some heated comments, both in agreement and dead-against. […] The post This is what musicians really think about the “image” issue appeared first on DIY Musician Blog.

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  • New all ages #livemusicvenue added to +Indie on the Move in #Nashville TN - Anthem. "Anthem is a multi...

    Jul 14

    New all ages #livemusicvenue added to +Indie on the Move in #Nashville TN - Anthem. "Anthem is a multi functional event and performance venue located in the North Gulch district of Nashville, TN. Host to special occasions, fundraisers, corporate gatherings, video and photo shoots, receptions, bridal events, live performances, DJ and nightlife, after party's, catered events, presentations and about anything else you can imagine.." Live music/events can be held any night of the...

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  • Garth Brooks Goes D2F With Digital Sales and "Own Version Of Social Media"

    Jul 14

    So apparently Garth Brooks was retired and now he's back on RCA Records. And this time he's releasing his new album digitally, as well as his back catalogue, but only via his own site. Unfortunately it's unclear whether it's just digital downloads or if streaming is involved though downloads seem most likely. Perhaps more importantly this decision, inspired partly by iTunes, means that his new site, where they'll have their "own version of social media," will also have an even stronger draw for...

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  • New 21+ #livemusicvenue added to +Indie on the Move in #Nashville TN - Bobby's Idle Hour Tavern. "The...

    Jul 14

    New 21+ #livemusicvenue added to +Indie on the Move in #Nashville TN - Bobby's Idle Hour Tavern. "The ONLY live music venue on Nashville's legendary Music Row, Bobby's Idle Hour is America's quintessential dive bar, serving as the "official" home for several of the music industry's die-hard veterans: hit songwriters, recording studio guns, and emerging talent." Live music 7 nights a week with regular performers/events on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, and...

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  • Pono Competitor Geek Wave Crowdfunds Over $1.3 Million For High Quality Music Player

    Jul 14

    LH Labs, a part of Light Harmonics, successfully completed an Indiegogo campaign to fund their Geek Wave "high-performance portable music player." Their campaign goal of $38,000 was dramatically surpassed closing Saturday with $1,323,073 in pleges. To some degree Geek Wave is a competitor with the PonoPlayer but rather than having its own file format, Geek Wave is designed to handle as wide a range of audio files as possible. The Geek Wave campaign page describes the player as a "high...

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  • Grimes Teams With Bleachers for "Take Me Away"

    Jul 14

    This week, fun. guitarist Jack Antonoff will release Strange Desire, his debut solo album as Bleachers. Now, he's shared a song from the record called "Take Me Away" that features vocals from Grimes. Listen to it above, via Radio.com.  Grimes has yet to announce the follow up LP to 2012's Visions. Last month, she released "Go", which was originally written for Rihanna. Grimes will perform at this year's Pitchfork Music Festival in Chicago on July 20. Watch her perform "Genesis" at the 2012...

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  • Local Classic Rock, Funk, Rock, Soul acts needed for 10/5 at Stork Club in #Oakland CA: http://ow.ly...

    Jul 14

    Local Classic Rock, Funk, Rock, Soul acts needed for 10/5 at Stork Club in #Oakland CA: http://ow.ly/z9o0u #gigging #DIY #gigs4u

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  • Local Classic Rock, Funk, Rock, Soul acts needed for 10/3 at The Blue Lagoon in #SantaCruz CA: http:...

    Jul 14

    Local Classic Rock, Funk, Rock, Soul acts needed for 10/3 at The Blue Lagoon in #SantaCruz CA: http://ow.ly/z9o0u #gigging #DIY #gigs4u

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  • Conor Oberst Rape Accuser Issues Public Apology

    Jul 14

    Late last year, Conor Oberst was accused of raping a woman after a Bright Eyes show in 2003. In February, he sued his accuser, Joanie Faircloth, for libel, claiming his reputation had been damaged by her accusations. Now, Faircloth, whose real name is Joan Elizabeth Harris, has recanted her statements in a public apology. She wrote: The statements I made and repeated online and elsewhere over the past six months accusing Conor Oberst of raping me are 100% false. I made up those lies about...

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  • Oneohtrix Point Never, Cold Cave, Dillinger Escape Plan Replace Death Grips on Nine Inch Nails/Soundgarden Tour

    Jul 14

    Death Grips are no more, which means they won't be touring with Nine Inch Nails and Soundgarden after all. Trent Reznor tweeted, "sorry everyone… why would I have ever thought those dudes could keep it together?" Now, Reznor has put his trust in three groups of "new and old friends": Oneohtrix Point Never, Cold Cave, and the Dillinger Escape Plan will open the tour on select dates. Check out Oneohtrix Point Never's amazing new logo for the tour: Look familiar? Read our recent feature on...

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