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  • Exfm Closes Everything On Monday But Founders Say There's More To Come

    May 16

    On Monday, May 19th, Exfm closes for good. This news comes after a period of uncertainty following a December announcement that they would shut but would continue on with a Chrome extension. In January Exfm delayed closure but now everything, apparently including the Chrome extension, is shutting down. Yet the founders say they expect to announce their next steps soon and "believe we will ultimately provide you with the best music service in the seven kingdoms." In a blog post signed by CEO...

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  • Why A “BYOD” Strategy Might Bring Back The Fun To Music Festival Coverage

    May 16

    By Dermot McCormack, Head of Connected Content for Viacom Music and Logo Group. For most music fans, there’s nothing quite like the experience of going to a music festival. Apart from long lines at the bathroom and expensive beer, memories of a lifetime can be made…and oh yeah and there's great music too. It’s no surprise that over the years, companies, including the one I work for, have tried to bring that live experience to life without the fan actually having to be there. With the...

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  • Jack White Shares New Song "Just One Drink"

    May 16

      Jack White is set to release his new solo album, Lazaretto, on June 10 via his Third Man label. Previously, he shared the title track, "High Ball Stepper", and his plans for an "Ultra LP." Now, he's shared a new song called "Just One Drink". Stream it above, via Rolling Stone. Watch the video for "High Ball Stepper":

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  • SoundHound Launches Redesigned iOS & Android Apps

    May 16

    Audio search and recognition platform SoundHound today unveiled major design enhancements to its music app available today on both iOS and Android platforms. The new apps build on one of its major differentiating features - the ability to recognize music whether its hummed or the recorded version. The new design features photo galleries, more relevant music videos and a listing of all albums where the song appears. The new results page experience also features more detailed biographies on...

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  • Haim Play Bartenders, Chat About Emojis on Bravo's "Watch What Happens Live"

    May 16

    Haim were on last night's episode of Bravo's "Watch What Happens Live", the talk show in which Andy Cohen gets celebrities drunk and asks them invasive questions. Alana, Danielle, and Este were the bartenders, serving up alcohol as Toni Collette (Little Miss Sunshine) and Michael C. Hall ("Dexter") answered questions. In the video below, they talk about how they got linked up with Cohen and how much they love emojis. (Spoiler: A lot.)

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  • Musician Website Love: Libby Koch

    May 16

    Every week, we highlight one of our favorite websites on Bandzoogle. Who: Libby Koch What: Americana Recording Artist Where: Houston, TX Why her website rocks: We launched a new theme engine for Bandzoogle, along with 2 great new themes. Libby Koch is using the new theme “Dusted”, which features a full width background area. Libby uploaded an awesome professional photo to fill that background area, which immediately sets the tone for her brand. It also shows that with just 1 great photo, you...

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  • FRI. NEWS BRIEF: Sony + UMG Earnings, Beats' $20M Lawsuit, Cash Music Gathers, Gramafon Completes Kickstarter & More

    May 16

    FRIDAY 5.16.2014 Music Business News & Views From Around The Web   CLICK HERE Updated Continuously @ Hypebot's More News Tab 

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  • Music Publishing Weekly Roundup May 15th, 2014: BMI Pop Awards, Songwriter Equity & More

    May 16

    The 62nd Annual BMI Pop Awards were held Tuesday, May 13th at the Beverly Wilshire Hotel in Los Angeles. Songwriter and Publisher members of BMI spent the night celebrating the PRO's top songs in the pop genre. Stevie Nicks was honored with the BMI Icon award and a tribute performance was given by artists Adam Levine, Cheryl Crow, and Lady Antebellum among others. Other notable awards include Pop Song of The Year to Jeremy Fraites and Wesley Schultz of The Lumineers for their song “Ho Hey” as...

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  • Beats Hit By $20 Million Lawsuit From MOG Founder David Hyman

    May 16

    Beats Electronics has been named in a lawsuit filed by David Hyman, the founder of online music subscription service MOG, which Beats bought in 2012.  MOG becaame the basis for Beats Music which launched earlier this year. Hyman says he was deliberately fired who says that he was fired before he could receive the benefits of an incentive plan put in place after the purchase. First reported by The Wrap, the llawsuit claims that Hyman was entitled to compensation including 2.5% percent of the...

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  • James Blake Shares Another Two Hour BBC Radio 1 Mix, Says Live Show Film Coming Soon

    May 16

    James Blake is back with another two hour mix for BBC Radio 1 as part of his monthly residency. On previous installments, he's premiered Jamie xx's new single, remixed Kendrick Lamar, pretended to interview Burial, and shared new music of his own. Stream it here.  This time, he played tracks from Talking Heads, Schoolboy Q, Bill Withers, Prince, Peter Gabriel, Lone, Arca, and more. He also dropped a track called "Bell" by somebody named "Nat King Scrondle." No word yet on who, exactly, that...

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