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  • The Chemical Brothers Share Short Films Made for Born in the Echoes Tour

    Jul 17

    The Chemical Brothers are currently on tour in support of their new album, Born in the Echoes. Today, they shared excerpts of three short films that play during their live show. The clips here are set to album cuts "Go", "I'll See You There", and "EML Ritual"; you can check them out below, via Nowness. The clip for "Go" portrays a sparkling roller disco routine; the clip for "I'll See You There" depicts a woozy, nightmarish party; the clip for "EML Ritual" shows a high-speed rotor ride...

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  • Sinead O'Connor Declares Music Dead After Kim Kardashian Appears On Rolling Stone Cover

    Jul 17

    Outspoken Irish musician Sinead O’Connor declared that music has officially died after seeing Kim Kardashian on the cover of Rolling Stone magazine. Sinead O’Connor wrote on her Facebook page: “What is this c*** doing on the cover of Rolling Stone? Music has officially died. Who knew it would be Rolling Stone that murdered it? “Simon Cowell and Louis Walsh can no longer be expected to take all the blame. Bob Dylan must be f****** horrified. #BoycottRollingStone...

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  • Future Islands' Sam Herring Teams With Madlib for Rap Project Trouble Knows Me, Shares Track

    Jul 17

    Sam Herring image by Ebru Yildiz Future Islands' Sam Herring has dabbled in rap in the past, releasing tracks under the MC name Hemlock Ernst. Now, he's got a new project called Trouble Knows Me and will release a self-titled 12" EP produced by Madlib on September 1 via Madlib Invazion. Listen to the title track above. Madlib is performing with Freddie Gibbs at Pitchfork Music Festival in Chicago on Sunday, July 19. Tonight, Madlib is also performing at the Mid in Chicago. 150 copies of...

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  • Music Publishing News Roundup 7.17.2015: YouTube Music Key • Apple Inquiry • PRS Controversy

    Jul 17

    Youtube CEO Susan Wojcicki explains why Music Key will be different from other streaming services. At Fortune’s Brainstorm Tech event this week, Wojcicki explained that Music Key is video based, serving a different purpose than other services.   Describing the idea of music videos as “magical,” she added that user generated covers of popular songs is a point of interest for Music Key. They are focusing heavily on mobile usability and plan to launch publicly in “a few months.” Apple’s...

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  • Laura Marling Releases Short Movie Director's Cut, Shares Full Band Version of "I Feel Your Love"

    Jul 17

    Laura Marling has released a deluxe edition of March's Short Movie. Billed as the Director's Cut, the digital release features full-band recordings of album tracks "I Feel Your Love" (listen below) and "Warrior", along with "David" and "Daisy", which were previously 7"-only. Check out the artwork below. In a press release, Marling wrote: We recorded them this way to honor the alchemical change that occurs within a musical group when you add a new brain or flavor to it. Pete's style of...

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  • Artist Website Design Inspiration: Create a visually remarkable brand

    Jul 17

    Having a classy website is one thing. But singer-songwriter, Dannie Marie, turns up the dial by paying attention to the finer details of artist branding.

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  • Local acts needed for 7/25 & 7/31 in #NYC : http://ow.ly/PJQ1Y #gigging #DIY #gigs4u

    Jul 17

    Local acts needed for 7/25 & 7/31 in #NYC : http://ow.ly/PJQ1Y #gigging #DIY #gigs4u

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  • Acts needed for 8/8 & 8/14 at Amplyfi in #LosAngeles CA: http://ow.ly/PJQ1Y #gigging #DIY #gigs4u

    Jul 17

    Acts needed for 8/8 & 8/14 at Amplyfi in #LosAngeles CA: http://ow.ly/PJQ1Y #gigging #DIY #gigs4u

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  • Local/regional Alt, Indie, Rock acts needed for 8/22 at Buffalo Gap Saloon in #Portland OR: http://ow.ly...

    Jul 17

    Local/regional Alt, Indie, Rock acts needed for 8/22 at Buffalo Gap Saloon in #Portland OR: http://ow.ly/PJQ1Y #gigging #DIY #gigs4u

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  • Young Thug Shares "Pacifier"

    Jul 17

    Earlier this week, Young Thug was arrested for allegedly threatening to kill a mall cop, and charged with drug and weapons violations. Then, an indictment surfaced alleging that he and Cash Money label boss Birdman had conspired to kill Lil Wayne. Now, following his release from jail yesterday, Young Thug has shared a new, Mike WiLL Made-It-produced track called "Pacifier". It's taken from his forthcoming album Hy!£UN35 (aka "Hitunes"), out later this year. Hear it above.  Read our interview...

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