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  • A-Trak and Lex Luger Share Low Pros Video for "100 Bottles" Featuring Travi$ Scott

    Oct 22

    Low Pros, aka A-Trak and Lex Luger, have shared the video for their song "100 Bottles", which features Kanye West protégé Travi$ Scott. Directed by Nate Brown and A-Trak's art director Gustavo Torres, aka Kidmograph (who did all of Low Pros' artwork and A-Trak's tour visuals), the video features Scott stumbling through a cyborg city that looks like an interstellar Tokyo. Watch it below. "100 Bottles" comes from Low Pros' debut EP, out now on Fool's Gold. Low Pros...

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  • Arcade Fire's Will Butler Contributes Music to Bronx Obama, Movie About Obama Impersonator

    Oct 22

    Bronx Obama is a movie about Louis Ortiz, a man who's made his living by impersonating President Obama. (He's from the Bronx, of course.) It features music from Arcade Fire's Will Butler. The movie can be purchased online right now, but it'll also premiere on Showtime on October 30. You can watch the trailer below.

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  • WED. NEWS BRIEF: Iovine & Cohen Speak Out, Microsoft Album Discounts, BitTorrent, Pitbull & More

    Oct 22

    WEDNESDAY 10.22.2014 Music Business News & Views From Around The Web  CLICK HERE  Updated Continuously @ Hypebot's More News Tab 

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  • Pitchfork Music Festival Paris Set Times Announced, Friday and Saturday Sold Out

    Oct 22

    Pitchfork Music Festival Paris returns to Grande Halle de La Villette from October 30 to November 1. Tickets for the last two days, Friday, October 31 and Saturday, November 1, are now sold out. Single-day passes are available for Thursday, October 30 for 49€. Thursday's lineup includes James Blake, Jon Hopkins, Mogwai, the War on Drugs, the Notwist, How to Dress Well, and Ought. Find set times for all three days of the festival below. Tickets are also still available for the festival's...

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  • Berklee City Music Network Conference Presents "American Popular Music III: Innovations in Youth Development"

    Oct 22

    By Diana Hereld of Pathways in Music The fourth annual Berklee City Music Network Conference (BCMN) will take place at the Omni Los Angeles Hotel at California Plaza November 2-5. Geared toward music experts and young enthusiasts alike, this year’s forum will brings in hundreds of attendees including music educators, students ranging from elementary to graduate levels, city of Los Angeles representatives, philanthropic foundations and key philanthropists, NARAS and Grammy representatives,...

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  • SXSW Announces Initial Lineup

    Oct 22

    CMJ may be in full swing, but SXSW has already announced its initial lineup for 2015. The Austin, Texas mega-festival will take place from Tuesday, March 17 to Sunday, March 22.  The initial list includes Jessie Ware, Courtney Barnett, Pharmakon, Thee Oh Sees, Twin Peaks, Bishop Nehru, the Dodos, Lust For Youth, Alvvays, Mew, the Pop Group, Suicideyear, and others. Check out the full list here. Schedules and more band announcements will be made at a later date.

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  • SXSW Music 2015 Announces First Round Of Panels & Showcase Artists

    Oct 22

    SXSW Music 2015 has announced the first round of artists invited to perform at the 29th edition of the conference and festival, as well as, the first round of conference programming. Highlighted sessions this year will include: SXSW Interview with The Church; Viva Album Art!; Ladies First: How to be a Woman in Rap Journalism; That Sync-ing Feeling!; The Future of Event Tech; and Getting Royalties from Streaming Music Services. Check out the full first-round list here.  SXSW Music Festival's...

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  • Pandora Launches Free Fan Analytics Platform To All Artists

    Oct 22

    (UPDATED) Pandora has opened its long anticipated analytics platform, Pandora AMP, to all artists and managers. The free service provides a detailed view of the audiences of 125,000+ artists on the hugely popular online radio service. Derived from tens of billions of hours of personalized listening, Pandora hopes that AMP will help artists, most of whom never receive traditonal broadcast radio play, to make decisions about touring, single selection, set lists, audience targeting and...

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  • Music Ally Names UK Digital Music Award Winners

    Oct 22

    The inaugural Music Ally Digital Music Awards we held in in London last week, and here are the winners: Best Digital Marketing Campaign – Atlantic Records for Ed Sheeran Best Music Startup (b2c) – Soundrop Best Music Startup (b2b) – Senzari MORE: Best Use of Social Media – Virgin EMI for The Vamps Best Music and Brand Partnership – Capitol UK, Google, Channel 4 and MediaCom for Sam Smith Best Music App – WhoSampled Innovation in Live Music – Live Nation UK for its Wireless...

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  • Microsoft Launches Music Deals App Boasting $0.99 and $1.99 Album Deals

    Oct 22

    Microsoft just announced it's rollout of Music Deals - a new app for Windows and Windows Phone users with big music taste on a tight budget. The company has promised the realease of 101 "top albums" on Tuesday of every week. These albums will be all be available for a limited time at the discounted cost of $1 - $2. Though the Music Deals is in its early stages, it has the potential to give Microsoft its first foothold in the pricing war with the already sparring Spotify, Apple, and virtually...

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