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  • This Chart Shows Why Apple Paying $3.2 Billion For Beats Makes Sense

    May 12

    Since news broke late last week that Apple is likely buying Beats for $3.2 billion, pundits and analysts have been speculating on why Tom Cook would chose beats as the companies most expensive acquisition ever. Is the attraction Jimmy Iovine, Dre, Ian Rogers and the rest of the Beats team?  Is it because Beats Music could jump start Apple's behind- the-curve streaming music effort?  Is the real value in the headphones sells each year?       While all of these factor's help determine...

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  • Mogwai Showcase Skydivers in "Simon Ferocious" Video

    May 12

    Mogwai's Rave Tapes track "Simon Ferocious" just got a music video in which two skydivers plummet toward the Earth. Directed by Antony Crook, it's actually a lot more beautiful than it sounds, with sunsets, landscapes, and elegant aerial poses. Check it out below. The band have also added some dates to their ongoing tour. Check those out below the video. Mogwai: 05-13 Toronto, Ontario - Danforth Music Hall 05-14 Cleveland, OH - House of Blues 05-15 Detroit, MI - St. Andrew's Hall 05-16...

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  • Kittie and Emery Show Why You Should Plan Stretch Goals For Your Crowdfunding Campaign Planning

    May 12

    While not all music crowdfunding campaigns are successful and some are big disappointments, other do incredibly well sometimes doubling their goals or more. When planning your campaign you should also plan for success with at least some basic possibilities for stretch goals, additional things you can do with more money, and related rewards. In the recent case of Kittie, they simply added more of the same rewards which fans clearly desired. But one wonders if they could have achieved even more...

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  • St. Vincent Mixes Beyoncé, Kanye, Bowie, Loretta Lynn, the Clash, Charles Mingus, More on FACT Mix

    May 12

    St. Vincent's Annie Clark has offered a deeper glimpse into her eclectic taste with a new mix for FACT. Stream the collection of pop, punk, country, jazz, indie rock, and more above. Clark released her new self-titled album in February and also features on the new Swans record, To Be Kind, out this week. Read our feature on St. Vincent. St. Vincent FACT Mix: 01 King Krule: "Easy Easy"
 02 Solex: "Oh Blimey!"
 03 Beyoncé: "Blow"
 04 David Bowie: "Warszawa" 05 Kanye West: "Black Skinhead"
 06...

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  • Mac Miller Releases Mixtape Featuring Earl Sweatshirt, Schoolboy Q, Rick Ross, Thundercat

    May 12

    On Mother's Day, Mac Miller released a new mixtape. It's called Faces, has 24 songs, and features a lengthy guest list that includes Earl Sweatshirt, Schoolboy Q, Rick Ross, Thundercat, Ab-Soul, Vince Staples, Sir Michael Rocks, and A Tribe Called Quest's Ali Shaheed Muhammad. Earl also produces the two songs he appears on, under his "randomblackdude" alias.  There's one wrinkle: In order to download the tape at Miller's website, you have to make a digital sandwich. Still, that's not so much...

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  • 3 Creative Ways DIY Musicians Use Online Session Talent On AirGigs.com

    May 12

    To get to the top, you must know how to use the tools and technology at your disposal to your advantage. AirGigs.com provides an excellent opportunity for you to connect with like-minded entrepreneurs who bring a broad spectrum of talent and experience to the table. On AirGigs.com you can build a virtual team, experiment with sonic sound and production, and pre-gig musical direction. This is a platform you're going to want to add to your toolbox. Join David Blacker as hetells us more about...

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  • Lily Allen Announces Tour

    May 12

    Lily Allen has announced a tour in support of her newest album, Sheezus. It's her first North American tour in five years, and will be preceded by appearances this month on "The Today Show" and "The Tonight Show With Jimmy Fallon". She's also got a ton of international dates scheduled. Check out the full list of North American dates below. Lily Allen: 05-15 New York, NY - Highline Ballroom 09-09  Miami, FL - Fillmore Miami Beach @ Jackie Gleason Theatre 09-10  Lake Buena Vista, FL - House of...

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  • Morrissey's "World Peace Is None of Your Business" Single Art Is Amazing

    May 12

    He's held babies, posed with cats on his head, and now, Morrissey poses with man's best friend. The single art for the title track off his new album World Peace Is None of Your Business (due in July via Harvest/Capitol), revealed on True to You, is typical Moz artwork fare, so yes, it's amazing. The single is out tomorrow. The LP was produced by Joe Chiccarelli (the White Stripes, Beck, the Strokes) and recorded in France with his touring band, Boz Boorer (guitar), Jesse Tobias (guitar),...

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  • AM NEWS BRIEF: YouTube Safe Harbor Abuse, Yonder = Unlimited Downloads, Apple + Beats & More

    May 12

    MONDAY 5.12.2014 Music Business News & Views From Around The Web   CLICK HERE Updated Continuously @ Hypebot's More News Tab 

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  • MusicThinkTank Weekly Recap: 4 Ways for Artists to Get The Most Out of Bandsintown

    May 12

    Leah Taylor | 4 Ways For Artists To Get The Most Out Of Bandsintown Dave Kusek |  5 Steps to an Amazing Band Website Dave Cool | How to Properly Use a Landing Page on Your Website

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