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  • Robin Thicke and Pharrell's Lawyers Seek New "Blurred Lines" Trial

    May 3

    After a jury ruled that Robin Thicke, Pharrell Williams, and T.I.'s hit song "Blurred Lines" had copied Marvin Gaye's "Got to Give It Up", Thicke and Williams' lawyer implied that the decision would be appealed. Billboard reports that the "Blurred Lines" team are pushing for a new trial. In a new motion presented Friday, Thicke and Williams' lawyers argued that in the initial trial, there were errors in jury instructions, improper testimony from a musicologist, and insufficient evidence....

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  • Lauryn Hill Shares Acoustic Performance of "Doo Wop (That Thing)"

    May 3

    Lauryn Hill was set to perform in Lagos, Nigeria, but due to travel issues, she and her band were unable to make the trip. As an apology, she shared a video with a promise that they'll make it to Nigeria for a make-up concert. Then, she did an acoustic rendition of "Doo Wop (That Thing)" on her couch. Watch it below. Check out a 2013 photo gallery from her New York comeback show. A message to Nigeria from Ms. Lauryn Hill Posted by Ms. Lauryn Hill on Friday, May 1, 2015

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  • Kanye West's Album Has a New Title Now

    May 3

    Photo by Erez Avissar A couple months ago, Kanye West announced that the name of his next album would be So Help Me God. Not anymore.  I’m changing my album name to SWISH — KANYE WEST (@kanyewest) May 3, 2015 I might change it again but that’s the name now — KANYE WEST (@kanyewest) May 3, 2015 SWISH. It's not the first time West has changed his mind on an album's title. My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy was initially called Good Ass Job. Here's his BRIT Awards performance of "All Day":...

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  • DJ, Dub, Hip Hop, Pop, R&B, Rap acts needed for 6/13 at The Canopy (Urbana, IL): http://ow.ly/Msb20 ...

    May 3

    DJ, Dub, Hip Hop, Pop, R&B, Rap acts needed for 6/13 at The Canopy (Urbana, IL): http://ow.ly/Msb20 #gigging #DIY #gigs4u

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  • DJ, Dub, Hip Hop, Pop, R&B, Rap acts needed for 7/18 at Atomic Cowboy in #StLouis MO: http://ow.ly/Msb20...

    May 3

    DJ, Dub, Hip Hop, Pop, R&B, Rap acts needed for 7/18 at Atomic Cowboy in #StLouis MO: http://ow.ly/Msb20 #gigging #DIY #gigs4u

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  • Local Indie, Pop Punk, Rock acts needed for 5/12 at Club 66 in #Ashland OR: http://ow.ly/Msb20 #gigging...

    May 3

    Local Indie, Pop Punk, Rock acts needed for 5/12 at Club 66 in #Ashland OR: http://ow.ly/Msb20 #gigging #DIY #gigs4u

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  • Local Rock acts needed for 5/23 at Amnesia in #SanFrancisco CA: http://ow.ly/Msb20 #gigging #DIY #gigs4u...

    May 3

    Local Rock acts needed for 5/23 at Amnesia in #SanFrancisco CA: http://ow.ly/Msb20 #gigging #DIY #gigs4u

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  • New all ages #livemusicvenue added to +Indie on the Move in Longmont, CO - 300 Suns Brewing. Located...

    May 3

    New all ages #livemusicvenue added to +Indie on the Move in Longmont, CO - 300 Suns Brewing. Located just east of Boulder and halfway between Denver and Fort Collins. They can host live music any night of the week. All genres welcome: http://ow.ly/Msc41 300 Suns Brewing

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  • The Week's Most Read Posts on Hypebot

    May 3

    In the most read posts this week on Hypebot, we saw indie artist Josh Garrels broke all the rules by giving away his album free on Noisetrade and still landing on the Billboard chart, learned about monetizing music on YouTube, the user experience Spotify vs. TIDAL and more.  Here's this week's Top 7 Most Read posts:  Josh Garrels: Free Music Giveaway Leads To Billboard Charts Music Monetization On YouTube User Experience On Spotify vs. Tidal Bitcoin For Musicians Music Discovery As We...

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  • Mutual Benefit Share New Song "Not For Nothing"

    May 3

    Mutual Benefit's great debut album Love's Crushing Diamond came out in 2013, and as the world awaits the follow-up, Jordan Lee has shared a new song. He performed "Not for Nothing" for Philadelphia non-profit Weathervane Music's Shaking Through web series. Listen above, download it for free here, and if you subscribe to Shaking Through, you can watch a documentary about the song's creation. Check out "On Tour With Mutual Benefit", a photo gallery by Jordan's sister Whitney Lee.

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