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  • Jolin Tsai's Same-Sex Marriage Music Video Is Not Banned Here

    May 26

    Censorship of music, almost unthinkable in the U.S. and Europe, still exists in other parts of the world. Taiwanese singer Jolin Tsai's "We're All Different, Yet The Same" song and music video featuring same-sex relationships has been banned on TV and radio in Singapore by the government agency responsible for censorship. Watch this very tame depiction of same-sex relationships with English subtitles added:    Related articles What We Learned From Taylor Swift's "Bad Blood" Marketing...

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  • Jamie xx Streams In Colour as Visual Album

    May 26

    Jamie xx's debut solo album In Colour is out June 1 via Young Turks. It features "Girl", "Sleep Sound", "Loud Places" (with the xx's Romy), "Gosh", and "I Know There's Gonna Be (Good Times)" featuring Young Thug and Popcaan. Stream the whole album now, with accompanying visuals, via iTunes. Read our new interview with Jamie. Watch the video for "Gosh":

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  • Neon Indian Returns With New Single "Annie"

    May 26

    Photo by Erez Avissar Alan Palomo is back with a new Neon Indian song, "Annie". His last album, Era Extraña, was released back in 2011, and he's working on a new one now. Listen to the song below. Here's the single art: Watch Neon Indian perform "Hex Girlfriend" on Pitchfork.tv's "+1":

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  • Celebrate Independent Artist Day!

    May 26

    Sad that your long holiday weekend is over? Don’t be. Today is Independent Artist Day! What’s Independent Artist Day? Well, it’s a day that’s dedicated to celebrating and supporting independent artists and the work they create. The two guys that came up with the concept hope to turn into into an event that in the […] The post Celebrate Independent Artist Day! appeared first on DIY Musician Blog.

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  • Indie Artist Zoe Keating Releases New Spotify Payment Stats

    May 26

    Independent musician and artist advocate Zoe Keating has released another detailed spreadsheet that shows her payments from Spotify. Zeating, who has chosen to have only some of her music available on Spotify, has had her music streamed almost 1.5 million times there. The total payout?  Under $1500.  "Don't worry about me, my stool has many legs ;-)," Keating tweeted after releasing the numbers. "I'm just showing you what the actual numbers are."  See the full updated spreadsheet...

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  • How To Tame The Wild West Of Music Supervision

    May 26

    Music supervision has roots dating back to silent films, when composers provided background music in the theaters during the showing. Now, the craft has evolved into a multifaceted profession with responsibilities that range from licensing, curation, and even producing.                                                                                                              Guest Post by Zach Miller of Music Dealers Music executives have found themselves pioneering through a Wild...

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  • Acts needed for 6/6, 12, 20, & 26 at The Cellar Restaurant & Bar (Irving, TX): http://ow.ly/Nr8Qc #gigging...

    May 26

    Acts needed for 6/6, 12, 20, & 26 at The Cellar Restaurant & Bar (Irving, TX): http://ow.ly/Nr8Qc #gigging #DIY #gigs4u

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  • Crunk, Hip Hop, Pop, R&B, Rap acts needed for 8/15 at The Dragonfly in #Hollywood CA: http://ow.ly/Nr99n...

    May 26

    Crunk, Hip Hop, Pop, R&B, Rap acts needed for 8/15 at The Dragonfly in #Hollywood CA: http://ow.ly/Nr99n #gigging #DIY #gigs4u

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  • Crunk, Hip Hop, Pop, R&B, Rap acts needed for 8/21 at Hard Rock Cafe in #Seattle WA: http://ow.ly/Nr99n...

    May 26

    Crunk, Hip Hop, Pop, R&B, Rap acts needed for 8/21 at Hard Rock Cafe in #Seattle WA: http://ow.ly/Nr99n #gigging #DIY #gigs4u

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  • New 21+ #livemusicvenue added to +Indie on the Move in Salida, CO - The Victoria Bar. Live music is ...

    May 26

    New 21+ #livemusicvenue added to +Indie on the Move in Salida, CO - The Victoria Bar. Live music is held on Friday and Saturday nights. All genres welcome: http://ow.ly/Nr9KQ The Victoria Bar

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