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  • How To Pretend You're At SXSW 2015 - 7 Tricks & Tips

    Mar 18

    SXSW 2015 is underway, but perhaps you blew your budget buying Jack White vinyl releases. Or it could be that the chaise lounge by the hotel pool is so damn comfortable that you can't bear the thought of waiting in line to see Buzz Band 2015. Whatever the reason, if you can't afford to be in Austin, but don't want your hip rating to sink to the Osmond Family level, we offer strategies to pretend that you jetted into Austin and didn't miss a thing.  Turn off your location or geotagging on...

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  • Leonard Cohen to Release Can't Forget: A Souvenir of the Grand Tour Live Album

    Mar 18

    Leonard Cohen has announced Can't Forget: A Souvenir of the Grand Tour, a live album culled from his tour in support of 2012's Old Ideas. That's the cover above, and you can check out the tracklist below. It'll be out May 12 via Legacy.  The album includes "Never Gave Nobody Trouble" and "Got a Little Secret", songs Cohen has never released before, as well as a covers of George Jones' "Choices" and Georges Dor's "La Manic". You can listen to "Never Gave Nobody Trouble" below, via The...

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  • Local Acoustic, Americana, Folk Rock, Indie acts needed for 4/11 at Underground Lounge in #Chicago IL...

    Mar 18

    Local Acoustic, Americana, Folk Rock, Indie acts needed for 4/11 at Underground Lounge in #Chicago IL: http://ow.ly/KugL0 #gigging #DIY

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  • Hip Hop, Rap acts needed for 5/26 at Smith's Olde Bar in #Atlanta GA: http://ow.ly/KugL0 #gigging #DIY...

    Mar 18

    Hip Hop, Rap acts needed for 5/26 at Smith's Olde Bar in #Atlanta GA: http://ow.ly/KugL0 #gigging #DIY #gigs4u

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  • Hip Hop, Rap acts needed for 6/15 at The National in #Richmond VA: http://ow.ly/KugL0 #gigging #DIY ...

    Mar 18

    Hip Hop, Rap acts needed for 6/15 at The National in #Richmond VA: http://ow.ly/KugL0 #gigging #DIY #gigs4u

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  • The Music Industry Says Farewell to Freemium

    Mar 18

    It is clear that the way we consume media is very different from 10 years ago. In the age of "freemium" music services like Spotify, who actually wins?  We live in a world where any and everything is easily accessible. This is especially true for the music industry. When we don't pirate music, we rely on services like Spotify to make us feel like we are supporting artists. But who is this benefiting besides consumers? Are artists getting their fair share of profits for the work they put...

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  • Fezzee Introduces New Device-To-Device Technology For Festivals At #SXSW

    Mar 18

    Fezzee introduced FessMesh at SXSW as the newest addition to it's suite of event management tools that creates a device-to-device, ad hoc mesh network using mobile devices at festivals to overcome the common issues of connectivity at large events.  Thousands of college football fans can shut down a cell tower on gameday and so can attendees traveling from all over to make the pilgrimage to festivals like SXSW. With clogged cell towers and less than reliable wi-fi, communication can quickly...

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  • Fans can now stream your Rhapsody tracks on Twitter

    Mar 18

    Your Twitter followers can already watch shared YouTube videos and listen to music via SoundCloud without having to leave the Twitter platform. Now you can add Rhapsody tracks to that list too! Rhapsody announced at SXSW that Rhapsody members (both subscribers and free trial users) can now “Tweet songs to their followers using Twitter audio […] The post Fans can now stream your Rhapsody tracks on Twitter appeared first on DIY Musician Blog.

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  • AM NEWS BRIEF: More From #SXSW, Sony Buys The Orchard, Indie Artist Battles UMG, Meerkat & More

    Mar 18

    WEDNESDAY 3.18.2015 Music Business News & Views From Around The Web Updated continuously under our More News tab. CLICK HERE 

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  • Beck, Dave Grohl, Paul McCartney, Patti Smith, Stevie Wonder, John Legend, More To Appear in Rock Hall Ceremony

    Mar 18

    This year's Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction ceremony will take place on April 18 at Cleveland's Public Hall. Beck, Dave Grohl, and John Legend will perform, and Patti Smith, Paul McCartney, and Stevie Wonder will be among the presenters. (Stevie Wonder will induct Bill Withers, Patti Smith will induct Lou Reed posthumously, and Paul McCartney will induct Ringo Starr, who will be receiving the award for musical excellence.) The show will air on HBO on May 30.  Other performers and...

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