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  • Lana Del Rey Says Lou Reed Died the Day They Were Supposed to Record "Brooklyn Baby" Together

    Jun 12

    Photo by Kirstie Shanley In a new Guardian profile, Lana Del Rey says that the late Lou Reed was supposed to appear on her Ultraviolence track "Brooklyn Baby". Unfortunately, he passed away right as they were set to meet. "I took the red eye, touched down at 7am … and two minutes later he died," she says. Elsewhere in the profile, she claims that she wants to die. When asked by writer Tim Jonze "if she sees an early death as glamorous," she responds, "I don't know. Ummm, yeah," before...

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  • What will the music industry look like in 50 years?

    Jun 12

    Tell us what you think the future holds for musicians and the music business Plenty of brilliant minds have made bad predictions about the future. Want proof? Check out the infographic below from Ron Selling. OK, since we’ve established that even the most powerful and successful people/companies get it wrong sometimes, you should now feel free to take […] The post What will the music industry look like in 50 years? appeared first on DIY Musician Blog.

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  • New 21+ #livemusicvenue added to +Indie on the Move in #Hudson NY - The Half Moon. Live music is typically...

    Jun 12

    New 21+ #livemusicvenue added to +Indie on the Move in #Hudson NY - The Half Moon. Live music is typically held Thursday - Sunday nights starting at 8 PM. Most genres welcome; nothing too heavy: http://ow.ly/xWfeJ The Half Moon

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  • New all ages #livemusicvenue added to +Indie on the Move in Marfa, TX - El Cosmico. "A campground hotel...

    Jun 12

    New all ages #livemusicvenue added to +Indie on the Move in Marfa, TX - El Cosmico. "A campground hotel for intrepid travelers and lovers of adventure in Marfa, TX." Live music events are typically held Friday - Sunday nights starting at 8 PM. All genres welcome: http://ow.ly/xWfq1 El Cosmico

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  • Weezer Announce New Album Everything Will Be Alright in the End

    Jun 12

    Weezer are back with a new album to follow up 2010's Hurley. The album's title, Everything Will Be Alright in the End, was revealed today via a cryptic YouTube video. (A representative confirms that this is, indeed, the album title.) There's no set release date yet, but it will be out via new label Republic. (Hurley was released by Epitaph.) For Everything Will Be Alright, Weezer have teamed up with their Blue and Green Album producer, Cars frontman Ric Ocasek. Watch several teasers for the...

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  • 5 Tips For Building A Fanbase Online

    Jun 12

    Ross Barber spoke with Killed The Fixtion's Rigo Asencio about growing a fanbase online. Having not played a live show since 2010, Killed The Fixtion have continued to release music and literally built their fanbase online rather than in tandem with live encounters. Barber says he's "impressed by the personal approach the band has taken to communicating with its fans" so I felt a closer look was in order. I was surprised to hear that Kill The Fixtion hasn't been doing live shows. I take it...

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  • TV on the Radio's Dave Sitek Releases New Solo Track "God Damn Beauty", Five Other Singles on His Federal Prism Label

    Jun 12

    Dave Sitek is known as a member of TV on the Radio and as a producer for pretty much every other band you can think of. But he's also released music on his own under the Maximum Balloon moniker. And under his own name, he did a cover of the Troggs' "With a Girl Like You" for the 2009 Dark Was the Night benefit compilation. Now, he's releasing a new solo track under his own name. "God Damn Beauty" will be out digitally June 17 via Federal Prism, the label that Sitek runs.  In addition to his...

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  • The Unicorns Reunion Is On, Band Opening for Arcade Fire

    Jun 12

    Photo by Laura Crapo Update: In an email, Penner said that the band has "no touring plans currently outside of those shows."  Back in February, we reported that the Unicorns were potentially gearing up for a reunion. Now, we can confirm it's happening. They'll open for Arcade Fire at five shows, along with Dan Deacon. Check out the dates below. They've also launched a Twitter account, which you can presumably follow for all future updates, along with a Soundcloud page. Their first tweet is...

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  • Honda Stage Connects Live Shows and Video In New Music Program

    Jun 12

    Honda is certainly not new to music or to youth with, for example, the Honda Civic Tour now in its 13th year. But they do seem to be upping things with their new Honda Stage program that includes partnership efforts with Clear Channels's iHeartRadio, Live Nation, REVOLT, Vevo and YouTube. They've also launched a dedicated site and YouTube channel with lots ahead in terms of Honda-sponsored concerts. Honda Stage is a new program from Honda that builds on their earlier efforts in music....

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  • Drake and Lil Wayne to Tour Together

    Jun 12

    Rap superstars Drake and Lil Wayne have just announced a co-headling tour that will take them to 31 cities this summer. That's the Street Fighter-inspired tour poster above. Check out the full schedule below. Recently, they collaborated on "Believe Me", the first single from Wayne's potentially final album, Tha Carter V.  Drake Vs. Lil Wayne tour: 08-08 Darien Center, NY - Darien Lake Performing Arts Center 08-09 Noblesville, IN - Klipsch Music Center 08-10 Tinley Park, IL - First Midwest...

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