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  • SiriusXM Loses Another Big Round In Battle To Get Heritage Artists Paid Fairly

    Oct 16

    SiriusXM has lost another round in their battle to not pay royalties on music recorded prior to 1972.  This time, in a lawsuit brought by the RIAA on behalf of member labels, another California judge, who had previously signaled she would side with SiriusXM, concurred with a recent ruling in that class-action suit brought by The Turtles' Flo & Eddie that heritage artists musty be paid.   "Plaintiffs ask the court to take judicial notice of the order granting summary judgment inFlo &...

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  • How to use Facebook Events to get more people to your shows

    Oct 16

    Fourteen tips to help you create an effective Facebook Event Musicians have been debating the efficacy of Facebook as a promotional tool for years now. One aspect of the popular social platform that definitely IS still useful for bands, though, is the Facebook Events function. Since Facebook pages are public, you can use Facebook Events […] The post How to use Facebook Events to get more people to your shows appeared first on DIY Musician Blog.

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  • Tyler, the Creator Freestyles About Pregnant Girls, Bacon for Power 106

    Oct 16

    Photo by Will Deitz Tyler, the Creator stopped by the L.A. Leakers' #LIFTOFF on Los Angeles' Power 106 yesterday to play a game of "Open Bar". He freestyled about subjects such as bacon, pregnant women, grandmas, and groupies. You can listen to it above, via Miss Info. Goes without saying that it's fairly NSFW.  Watch Odd Future perform "Radicals" at the 2011 Pitchfork Music Festival:

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  • Music Player Upgrades: Import from SoundCloud, FLAC Support, New Preview Options!

    Oct 16

    We’ve added the ability to import tracks directly from SoundCloud, support for FLAC files, and new preview options to our music players.

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  • New U.S. Tax Court Ruling Should Help Indie Artists

    Oct 16

    By entertainment attorney and indie artist Christiane Cargill Kinney (@musicalredhead) from The DIY Musician. As independent musicians, there are many times when we have to work second jobs to make ends meet, and after you factor in the costs of recording, manufacturing, marketing, touring, and other legitimate business expenses, not to mention sharing any profits you may receive with your co-authors, managers, agents, labels and distributors, the fact remains: independent music does not...

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  • WU LYF's Ellery James Roberts Returns With New Project LUH., Shares "Unites"

    Oct 16

    Last year, Ellery James Roberts (formerly of WU LYF) released a solo song called "Kerou's Lament". Now, he's teamed with Ebony Hoorn to form a group called LUH., which stands for Lost Under Heaven. They've released their first song, "Unites". Listen above and watch the video below. The video also comes with this description: LUHSONG001; unites is a simple love song.  A song of longing for balance in a world where we slump & grind to a senseless algoriddim of fractious complexity. A...

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  • Numero Group to Release Tom Scharpling and Jon Wurster's The Best of the Best Show Box Set

    Oct 16

    Last year, Tom Scharpling's long-running cult radio show "The Best Show on WFMU" came to an end after 13 years on the air. One of the show's running features was a series of calls between Scharpling and Jon Wurster, the drummer for Superchunk and the Mountain Goats. They would recount tales from the fictional town of Newbridge, New Jersey, with Wurster playing various characters. On March 17, Numero Group will release the huge box set Scharpling & Wurster: The Best of the Best Show,...

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  • Local Alt, Indie, Pop, Post Punk, Rock acts needed for 11/21 at The Lair in #Yakima WA: http://ow.ly...

    Oct 16

    Local Alt, Indie, Pop, Post Punk, Rock acts needed for 11/21 at The Lair in #Yakima WA: http://ow.ly/CQUJg #gigging #DIY #gigs4u

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  • New Name For Ted Kurland Associates

    Oct 16

    Ted Kurland Associates, best know for its representation for major jazz artists including Wynton Marsalis, Gary Burton and Pat Metheny, has announced that the booking agency has adopted new name and will henceforth be known as The Kurland Agency.  "We have changed the name of Ted Kurland Associates to reflect the achievements of the whole agency in helping move this organization forward," David Greenberg, the company's director of marketing said. Along with the new name, company email...

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  • 7 Powerful Facebook Features That Bands Overlook

    Oct 16

    By Kaylee Bugg from the SonicBids Blog.  Every band knows having a Facebook page is essential to reach new fans and have a healthy online social presence. For many, their Facebook page even replaces an official website. Beyond the lure of accumulating likes, the platform can be a powerful tool if you make it work for you. Here are seven oft-ignored features that bands need to use, now. 1. Ads that creatively target audiences The most popular way to target fans is geo-targeting, which...

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