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  • Jack White Plays New Lazaretto Song in Concert

    Jun 2

    Over the weekend, Jack White played Houston's Free Press Summer Fest and debuted a new song from the forthcoming Lazaretto during his set. It's called "Temporary Ground", and you can watch a video below via Stereogum. He also played the previously released "High Ball Stepper", which you can also watch. Lazaretto is out June 10. "Temporary Ground": "High Ball Stepper": Watch the video for "High Ball Stepper":

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  • Mike D Says Beastie Boys Won't Be Making Any More Music

    Jun 2

    Photo by Phil Andelman Beastie Boys are currently involved in a legal dispute with Monster Energy Drink, who they're suing for using the group's music without permission in a promotional video. During his testimony last week, Mike D revealed something about the group's future, as NME notes via the New York Daily News: As a promise to the late Adam Yauch, they won't be making any new music. "We have not been able to tour since MCA, Adam Yauch, died," Diamond said. "We can't make new music." ...

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  • Giorgio Moroder, Tim Hecker, Deafheaven, Future, Speedy Ortiz, More to Release Adult Swim Singles

    Jun 2

    The TV network Adult Swim has announced the details of its 2014 summer singles series, as Billboard reports. Beginning June 9, they'll release one free digital single per week, through September 22, by the likes of Giorgio Moroder, Tim Hecker, Deafheaven, Sleep, Future (with an animated video), Speedy Ortiz, Mastodon (featuring Butthole Surfers singer Gibby Haynes), Run the Jewels, Captain Murphy (aka Flying Lotus), Destruction Unit, Fatima Al-Qadiri, and more. The tracks will also be up for...

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  • Foo Fighters Announce New Album For November, Tease New Song

    Jun 2

    Photo by Steve Gullick Foo Fighters will release their as-yet untitled new album in November. The album was recorded in eight studios in eight different cities: Chicago, Austin, Nashville, Los Angeles, Seattle, New Orleans, Washington, DC, and New York. It'll be their first since 2011's Wasting Light. Dave Grohl also directed a new HBO documentary called Foo Fighters: Sonic Highways that looks at the classic studios where the band recorded while also featuring music from the album. Now, you...

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  • Live Nation Launches "Official Events" On Facebook With Ticket Alerts and Sales Links

    Jun 2

    Live Nation is working with Facebook to bring a new Events tab to artists. Their Live Nation shows will now be automatically made available on the Facebook page of participating artists. Launched in conjunction with ticket sales for Beyoncé and Jay Z's On The Run Tour, links to tickets from Ticketmaster as well as secondary ticket sellers are included. Not a gamechanger but it does make a strong land grab to privilege Live Nation venues over everyone else on artists' Facebook pages. Given...

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  • Musicians: Here's How to Get Started Sharing Your Awesome Pics and Videos On WhatsApp

    Jun 2

    A huge amount of photo and video sharing is happening on messaging app WhatsApp and it's time you got in on the action. Mobile WhatsApp sharing buttons are reaping big rewards for digital publishers and that could easily happen with your music blog and related content. The DIY options are a bit limited at this stage. If you know of other options for adding WhatsApp sharing buttons then please share in the comments. WhatsApp is a major player in the messaging scene with 500 million users as...

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  • 3 Undiscussed Game Changing Elements Of The Merger Of Apple and Beats

    Jun 2

    By Jay Frank of Owner/CEO of DigSin, a digital singles label; DigMark, a data-driven entertainment marketing company and author of FutureHit.DNA. 1) IN APP SUBSCRIPTION CAPABILITIES The biggest hurdle to the adoption of subscription services by the masses is the difficulty in subscribing. Third party players would have to give up 30% of their subscription fee to the App Store if they allowed the ability to subscribe with one button in the app. Profit margins are small to begin with. Since...

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  • Nine Inch Nails' Trent Reznor Isn't Leaving Beats Music

    Jun 2

    Photo by Rob Sheridan Following Apple's $3 billion acquisition of Beats Music, some reports speculated that Nine Inch Nails' Trent Reznor, who served as Beats' Chief Creative Officer, was leaving the company. Now, that doesn't seem to be the case: A Beats spokesman confirmed to Rolling Stone that Reznor is staying with the company, saying any speculation otherwise was "false."  Reznor's responsibilities may be different in Beats' new phase but if so, the specifics have yet to be revealed....

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  • Finally, A Reason To Resurrect Your MySpace Page

    Jun 2

    There might actually be a good reason to resurrect your MySpace page; and it's not because they're finally experiencing a resurgence in traffic. In a clever move to get former users to re-engage,  MySpace is mailing old photos along with a note - "The good, the rad and the what were you thinking..." - and a link to their profile. If you band was using MySpace back in the day, why not update your tour dates and realese info there, and send fans to MySpace on a hunt for past glories? images...

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  • The Black Keys Extend Tour

    Jun 2

    The Black Keys will soon head on an extensive tour in support of their newest album, Turn Blue. Now, they've added a few more dates to a globe-spanning schedule that will feature some support by St. Vincent. Check out the full list of dates below. The Black Keys: 06-20 Neuhausen Ob Eck, Germany - Southside Festival 06-22 Scheessel, Germany - Hurricane Festival 06-24 Zagreb, Croatia - Inmusic Festival 06-27 St. Gallen, Switzerland - Open Air St. Gallen 06-28 Beuningen, Holland - Down the...

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