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  • How to book your first gig

    Jul 29

    Maybe you’ve formed a new band that hasn’t played out yet, but you’re ready to take the stage. Maybe you’re a songwriter looking to transition from open mics to longer shows. Maybe you’re an old pro who’s coming back from a long break and you’re not sure how booking gigs works these days. Well, there’s more than […] The post How to book your first gig appeared first on DIY Musician Blog.

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  • Damon Albarn Says New Blur Record "May Never Come Out," Band Didn't Finish Because It Was "Too Hot" Outside

    Jul 29

    Photo by Kirstie Shanley Earlier this year, Damon Albarn told NME that Blur had recorded 15 new songs. But, at the time, he noted that this didn't necessarily mean a new Blur record was in order: "Just because you record 15 ideas doesn't mean that you've got an album," he said. Now he's outright stated that the record may never see the light of day. In an interview with NME, Albarn said the 15 songs were recorded in Hong Kong, but he couldn't come up with lyrics at the time, and the songs may...

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  • Country acts needed for 10/25 in Denver and on other tour dates: http://ow.ly/zHvCm #gigging #DIY #gigs4u...

    Jul 29

    Country acts needed for 10/25 in Denver and on other tour dates: http://ow.ly/zHvCm #gigging #DIY #gigs4u

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  • Indie, Rock, Singer-Songwriter act needed for 8/1 at The Pompei Lounge in #Staunton VA: http://ow.ly...

    Jul 29

    Indie, Rock, Singer-Songwriter act needed for 8/1 at The Pompei Lounge in #Staunton VA: http://ow.ly/zHGRU #gigging #DIY #gigs4u

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  • Michelle Shocked Calls Out Digital Music Execs On Silent Album Release

    Jul 29

    Activist singer songwriter Michelle Shocked has released "Inaudible Woman," an 11 track 'silent' album completely devoid of sound via CD Baby.  Each 'song' is named after a prominent music industry figure, mostly in the digital music realm. Getting Shocked's silent treatment are Chris Harrison (Pandora). Patrick Donnelly (SiriusXM), David Drummond (Google, Youtube) and Robert Walls (Clear Channel) among others.  Chris Willman, a writer for Billboard and The Hollywood Reporter, who wrote about...

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  • Cymbals Eat Guitars Share "Warning"

    Jul 29

    Cymbals Eat Guitars have a new LP called LOSE out on August 26 via Barsuk. They already shared album opener "Jackson" as well as "Chambers", and today, they let go of another one called "Warning". They've also announced a North American tour alongside Bob Mould. Cymbals Eat Guitars: 08-20 New Haven, CT - BAR08-21 Kingston, NY - BSP Kingston08-22 Rockville Centre, NY - Vibe Lounge08-24 Asbury Park, NJ - Asbury Lanes08-26 Brooklyn, NY - Baby's All Right09-05 Philadelphia, PA - Theatre of...

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  • Top 10 Earning Dead Musicians

    Jul 29

    Sadly, for some artists and muscians, being dead is more lucrative than being alive.  1. Michael Jackson - 160 million last year 2. Kurt Cobain - $50 million 3. Elvis - $42 million 4. John Lennon - $24 million 5. Bob Marley - $18 million 6. George Harrison - $7 million 7. Johnny Cash - $6 million 8. Richard Rodgers - $6 million 9. Ray Charles - $6 million 10. Jenni Rivera - $6 million from ConcertTour.org via Music 3.0 Related articles Michael Jackson and Elvis Presley...

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  • Led Zeppelin to Reissue IV and Houses of the Holy With Bonus Material

    Jul 29

    Last month, the first three Led Zeppelin albums were reissued in a deluxe, remastered format. Now, reissues of the band's fourth and fifth albums—1971's Led Zeppelin IV and 1973's Houses of the Holy—have been announced. They'll be out October 28 via Atlantic/Swan Song.  As with the first three albums, the reissues of IV and Houses of the Holy were remastered by Zeppelin guitarist Jimmy Page. They'll be available in a variety of formats: CD, deluxe edition CD, vinyl, deluxe edition vinyl,...

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  • Local/regional acts needed for 8/15 at Springwater in #Nashville TN: http://ow.ly/zHvLX #gigging #DIY...

    Jul 29

    Local/regional acts needed for 8/15 at Springwater in #Nashville TN: http://ow.ly/zHvLX #gigging #DIY #gigs4u

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  • Top Pandora Execs Donate To Anti-Gay, Anti-Abortion Congressmen

    Jul 29

    Pandora founder Tim Westergren, its CEO and half of the company's board of directors have made campaign donations to several powerful anti-gay marriage, anti-abortion Republican Congressman. Utah Republican Representative Jason Chaffetz believes that D.C. autonomy is unconstitutional and led the charge to roll back gay marriage there. Representative Bob Godlatte of Virginia is a bit less radical than Chaffetz, but has also supported both bands on same sex marriage and efforts by anti-abortion...

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