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  • U2 Finalizes Management Deal With Live Nation, Breaks Silence On McGuiness

    Dec 13

    U2 has finalized their new management contract with Live Nation and Guy Oseary, and finally broken their silence on their split with longtime manager Paul McGuinness. As previously reported, McGuiness announced that he was stepping down as the band's manager in November after Live Nation announced that it was buying McGuiness's Principle Management and Oseary's management firm Maverick as part of a $30 million dollar deal. In a post on the band's website announcing that their new contract had...

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  • Beyonce Releases Surprise "Visual Album" Via iTunes Worldwide Exclusive

    Dec 13

    Just before midnight on Thursday, Beyonce released her 5th album exclusively on iTunes. Collaborators on this self-titled "exclusive visual album" include Jay Z, Drake, Frank Ocean and daughter Blue Ivy. This, her first since 2011, arrived without any prior announcement. Every song on the 14 track and 17 video collection is accompanied by a video, all of which are also available on iTunes. "Grown Woman," a promo video used during Beyonce' recent world tour is included as a bonus.  In the...

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  • Beyoncé Releases Surprise Self-Titled "Visual Album"

    Dec 12

    One more surprise release before 2013 winds down: a new self-titled Beyoncé album appeared minutes ago on iTunes. It's a 14-track set described as a "visual album"—the record also comes with videos for each song, and at this point, you can only buy it in a single package but iTunes says individual tracks will be available for purchase on December 20. Beyoncé, her fifth studio LP, features guest spots from Jay-Z, Drake, Frank Ocean, and Nigerian writer Chimamanda...

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  • Beyonce Release Surprise "Visual Album" Via iTunes Worldwide Exclusive

    Dec 13

    Just before midnight on Thursday, Beyonce released her 5th album exclusively on iTunes. Collaborators on this self-titled "exclusive visual album" include Jay Z, Drake, Frank Ocean and daughter Blue Ivy. This, her first since 2011, arrived without any prior announcement. Every song on the 14 track and 17 video collection is accompanied by a video, all of which are also available on iTunes. "Grown Woman," a promo video used during Beyonce' recent world tour is included as a bonus.  In the...

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  • AM NEWS BRIEF: Beyonce Releases Surprise Album, YouTube Opens Live Streams, Audiam Payouts & More

    Dec 13

    FRIDAY 12.13.2013 Music Business News & Views From Around The Web   CLICK HERE Updated Continuously @ Hypebot's More News Tab

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  • Beyoncé Releases Self-Titled "Visual Album"

    Dec 12

    One more surprise release before 2013 winds down: a new self-titled Beyoncé album appeared minutes ago on iTunes. It's a 14-track set described as a "visual album"—the record also comes with videos for each song, and at this point, you can only buy it in a single package but iTunes says individual tracks will be available for purchase on December 20. Beyoncé, her fifth studio LP, features guest spots from Jay-Z, Drake, Frank Ocean, and Nigerian writer Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie. Full tracklist: ...

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  • Local Garage, Indie, Punk, Rockabilly acts needed for 12/29 at The Cave in #ChapelHill NC: http://ow.ly...

    Dec 12

    Local Garage, Indie, Punk, Rockabilly acts needed for 12/29 at The Cave in #ChapelHill NC: http://ow.ly/rIEBJ #gigging #DIY #gigs4u

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  • WHRH 045 | Family, Touring, and…Spotify? with Jayke Orvis

    Dec 12

    Jakye Orvis is a full time musician touring 250 days a year. On this episode, Jayke talks about what it takes to be a full time musician and make a living. He even LIKES Spotify! What?

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  • The xx to Play 25 NYC Shows for 40 People Each

    Dec 12

    Photo by Erez Avissar The xx have announced a March residency in New York City at the historic Park Avenue Armory's Wade Thompson Drill Hall. The group will play 25 shows from March 19-29, with two shows per night during the week and three per night on the weekend. Each set will allow for a capacity of only 40 people and tickets will cost $55. The performances will be adapted from their Manchester residency this past summer in conjunction with Manchester International Festival. The Armory's...

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  • Listen: Flaming Lips Cover Sparklehorse's "Sad and Beautiful World"

    Dec 12

    The Flaming Lips: "It's a Sad and Beautiful World" (Sparklehorse Cover) on SoundCloud. Last Box of Sparklers is an in-the-works tribute album honoring Sparklehorse and the late Mark Linkous, currently raising money on Indiegogo. It's being organized by the non-profit Box of Stars, which focuses on increasing mental health awareness. Alongside Mark Lanegan, Mercury Rev, Califone, Joy Formidable, Phantogram, and more, Flaming Lips have contributed a song. They covered "Sad and...

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