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  • Alphabet Lounge in #NYC is seeking a solo or duo acts for 7/13: http://ow.ly/wFCK1 #gigging #DIY #gigs4u...

    May 9

    Alphabet Lounge in #NYC is seeking a solo or duo acts for 7/13: http://ow.ly/wFCK1 #gigging #DIY #gigs4u

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  • Apple In Talks To Buy Beats Electronics, $3.2 Billion Said To Be Mostly For Headphone Business

    May 9

    Apple's king of creating hardware/software/services ecosystems at scale! Beats Electronics virtually invented both headphones and the playlist!! Together the two can rule the land of streaming music and related gadgets!!! What's weird is that the only overwrought aspects of those previous lines are my writing. Apple and Beats Electronics are a potentially great combo at multiple levels from hardware to curated music services. However, for the moment, talks between Apple and Beats are ongoing...

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  • So You Wanna Be An Artist Or Writer Or Publicist?

    May 9

    By indie rapper Kosha Dillz (@koshadillz). This is an interesting twist. The same advice you give to an artist (rappers, singer, band), you can also give to a writer and/or publicist. I think there are 7 things you must prepare for in basic level, and I think this article can spin off into many responses. There are probably way more things to write about with this topic, but these 7 are very key for anyone who is embarking on a life long journey. I believe music is an art, just as much as...

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  • Morrissey Allegedly Demands Cancellation of Show Taking Place at Same Time as His in Nearby Venue

    May 9

    More Morrissey tour drama. After cutting his set short due to stage-storming fans at the tour opener in San Jose, the circumstances surrounding last night's show at the Observatory in Santa Ana were apparently even more crazy. PAWS and We Are Scientists were also set to perform last night at the Constellation Room, another room in the same venue as the Observatory. According to PAWS, Morrissey demanded that the band cancel their opening set because he didn't want the sound overlapping. And...

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  • Did Dr. Dre Reveal Beats x Apple Deal In Video? Illuminati Analysts Yet To Weigh In

    May 9

    With official confirmation yet to come, which will have to wait until Apple and Beats Electronics actually make a deal, pop culture researchers are weighing in with fresh signs of a likely positive outcome. In a video that eventually disappeared from Facebook but found a new home on YouTube, Dr. Dre and Tyrese Gibson celebrate the "first billionnaire in hip hop." Still to come: analysts on the possible involvement of the Illuminati! While we wait for news on the likely deal between Apple...

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  • The Flaming Lips' Wayne Coyne Blasts "Hateful Pathological Liar" Kliph Scurlock, Apologizes to Native Americans

    May 9

    Photo by George Salisbury In March, longtime Flaming Lips drummer Kliph Scurlock left the band. Last week, Scurlock sent Pitchfork a detailed account of his departure that laid the blame at singer Wayne Coyne's feet, saying he was fired for criticizing Christina Fallin, a friend of Coyne's who was publicly accused of racism after she wore a Native American headdress in a photo. Scurlock also criticized Coyne's predilection for publicity stunts, such as supposedly encouraging Scurlock to start...

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  • Band Website Love: The Clearing

    May 9

    Every week, we highlight one of our favorite websites on Bandzoogle.    Who: The Clearing What: Acoustic Pop-Rock Band Where: Toronto, ON Why their website rocks: Because they definitely pack an energetic punch with their Home page! They’re using our new slideshow headers to show various band shots. The fun pics makes you want to get to know these guys and their music! At the top of the content area you’ll see their latest updates as well as a call-to-action for fans to sign up to their...

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  • 5 Expert Tips For A Faster, Stronger Music Website

    May 9

    By Damian Burke, web developer and editor of The Doughnut, from the Sonicbids Blog. This third installment is aimed at musicians who have a basic understanding of SEO, access to their hosting and content management system (e.g. Wordpress, Drupal), and don’t mind getting their hands dirty with a little bit of code. If you’re new to this series on search engine optimization (SEO), you may want to check out An Intro to SEO for Musicians Part 1 and Part 2 before reading on. 5 Expert Tips For...

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  • ?uestlove Producing VH1 Show Hosted by Diplo

    May 9

    Photo by Erez Avissar Roots drummer ?uestlove is producing a VH1 show called "SoundClash", which will feature three artists performing simultaneously on the same stage. As Billboard writes, "the concept behind the series is to showcase A-List musicians and rising acts performing a range of songs, from current hits to covers to collaborative numbers, instantaneously." "SoundClash" will be hosted by Diplo, because why not? The July 23 series premiere will feature Lil Wayne, Fall Out Boy and...

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  • Presskit of the Week: Will Dailey

    May 9

    We are very pleased to present our next Presskit of the Week! Will Dailey is a Boston-based musician and a three-time winner of Best Male Singer-Songwriter from the Boston Music Awards. After a number of album releases, the last being on one of the world’s largest record labels, Will is gearing up to deliver his next work of art. National Throat is an 11-song album created with the help of his committed fan-base to be released independently in 2014. What Drives Will Dailey? "Writing...

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