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  • Tips for touring Europe as a musician: a few things I’ve learned from 8 years performing internationally

    Jul 21

    [This article was written by guest contributor Stephen Simmons, an award-winning Americana songwriter who has toured extensively in Europe, and whose music has appeared on television shows such as Sons of Anarchy.] One of the biggest questions I get asked from fellow artists is about playing Europe. I have been traveling in mainly Western Europe […] The post Tips for touring Europe as a musician: a few things I’ve learned from 8 years performing internationally appeared first on...

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  • Thundercat Is a Samurai Warrior in His "Them Changes" Video

    Jul 21

    Thundercat has shared a music video for his The Beyond / Where the Giants Roam single "Them Changes". Directed by Carlos Lopez Estrada, it's a somber visual in which Thundercat does battle as a samurai. Estrada said in a statement: Thundercat's take on heartbreak is so atypical that I figured the video for the song should be anything but a classic relationship-gone-wrong story. Stories like athletes' careers ending after injuries or artists losing their site/hearing/ability to perform;...

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  • Kendrick Lamar, Kanye West, Florence and the Machine, Jack White, Beyoncé, Flying Lotus, Tyler the Creator, FKA twigs Nominated for MTV VMAs

    Jul 21

    The 2015 MTV Video Music Awards will take place on Sunday, August 30 at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles. Today, they announced the nominees. Kendrick Lamar leads the field with thirteen nominations, scoring noms for his "Alright" video as well as his work with Taylor Swift ("Bad Blood") and Flying Lotus ("Never Catch Me"). Kanye West, Jack White, Florence and the Machine, Flying Lotus, FKA twigs, Tyler, the Creator, A$AP Rocky, the Weeknd, Fetty Wap, Nicki Minaj, Ariana Grande, Rihanna,...

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  • New On Our Jobs Board: Day To Day Artist Manager, Roll Call Records

    Jul 21

    Roll Call Records is hoping to hire a day to day manager and Partisan Records is seeking a Director of Marketing. Details and other available jobs on Hypebot's Music Industry Jobs Board.  HIRING? Here's how to post your job: You can also post a job here starting @ just $29 for 30 days.  That small fee includes exposure on Hypebot.com, on our social media channels and for an additional fee across the web on the Simply Hired network.   Check out jobs here. Related articles New On Our...

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  • 7 Major Artists You Won't Find On Spotify Or Any Music Streaming Service

    Jul 21

    It didn't matter as much when streaming music was primarily attracting fan who prefer deep catalog over hits. But as more casual music fans convert to streaming, they are in for some disappoints thanks to 7 major artists who have kept their catalog off Spotify, Apple Music and all on demand streaming services. The Beatles Prince Garth Brooks Bob Seger Tool Tom Yorke of Radiohead Neil Young (His exit from streaming came last week.) Related articles Neil Young Pulls All His...

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  • Dâm-Funk Shares Shadowy "We Continue" Video

    Jul 21

    On September 4, Damon Riddick—the Los Angeles funk hero known as Dâm-Funk—will finally release a follow-up to 2009's Toeachizown. Today, he's shared a video for Invite the Light's single "We Continue", directed by Jeff Broadway. Watch it below. Watch a short documentary on Dâm-Funk:

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  • Attention Parents Of Future Child Stars

    Jul 21

    As companies seek to promote younger and younger stars, they are wary of a minor's ability to disaffirm contracts at any time, and so will take legal steps to guarantee that said company gets what it wants. ___________________________________________ By music industry attorney Wallace Collins on LinkedIn Pulse If your son or daughter is an aspiring entertainer, computer code writer, app designer or video game whiz kid, this article might be of interest. With media giants like Disney and...

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  • Major Lazer and Mø Cover Frank Ocean's "Lost"

    Jul 21

    Front page photo by Douglas Gorenstein/NBC Major Lazer and Mø have teamed up to cover Frank Ocean's "Lost", which originally appeared on 2012's Channel Orange. "free DL for all the lazersquad cuz we love u," Major Lazer's Diplo wrote on Twitter. Check it out above. 

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  • Local/regional acts needed for 7/23 at Penny Road Pub (Barrington Hills, IL): http://ow.ly/PT7yI #gigging...

    Jul 21

    Local/regional acts needed for 7/23 at Penny Road Pub (Barrington Hills, IL): http://ow.ly/PT7yI #gigging #DIY #gigs4u

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  • Local/regional Acoustic, Indie, Pop, Rock, S/S acts needed for 9/18 at Woo Live! (Vienna, VA): http:...

    Jul 21

    Local/regional Acoustic, Indie, Pop, Rock, S/S acts needed for 9/18 at Woo Live! (Vienna, VA): http://ow.ly/PT7yI #gigging #DIY #DC

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