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  • Local acts needed for 3/26 at Boomers Bar in #LasVegas NV: http://ow.ly/Hfe9c #gigging #DIY #gigs4u

    Jan 13

    Local acts needed for 3/26 at Boomers Bar in #LasVegas NV: http://ow.ly/Hfe9c #gigging #DIY #gigs4u

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  • Indie Artists Getting Comfortable As No. 1 In The Music Industry

    Jan 13

    As the popularity of streaming services continues to increase, major labels have increasingly less access to defining and funneling music discovery. The tipping of the scales has resulted in more exposure for indie artists - a welcome shift that has kept the spotlight on independent music. According to 2014’s year-end Nielsen Music statistics, the added attention has resulted in indie artists increasing their market share from 34.6% in 2013 to 35.1% in 2014, once again, gaining more sales than...

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  • Doldrums Announce The Air-Conditioned Nightmare, Share "Hotfoot"

    Jan 13

    Photo by Rebecca Storm Doldrums, the band led by Montreal's Airick Woodhead, are back following their 2013 debut album Lesser Evil. The Air-Conditioned Nightmare is out April 7 in the U.S. and April 6 in Europe via their new label home, Sub Pop. Check out the album track "Hotfoot" below. The album is titled after Henry Miller's 1945 collection of essays. In a statement, Woodhead discussed the album's central themes: Conflict is at the heart of this album. There’s a lot of paranoid sentiment...

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  • Update: XL Apologizes for Misleading Atoms for Peace Instagram Post

    Jan 13

    Update: XL have taken down the Instagram post. It was meant to be a behind-the-scenes look at what goes on in their office's screenprinting room. The label apologizes for being misleading. Atoms for Peace have been cooling off following their 2013 LP AMOK. In the interim, Thom Yorke released a new solo album and Radiohead confirmed that they're working on new music. But XL have teased that there's something on the horizon for Atoms for Peace. It's unclear what's coming exactly, but the...

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  • AM NEWS BRIEF: ASCAP Names CEO, LA Musician Income Down 70%, Inside Spotify Stats, Shazam Adds Beacons & More

    Jan 13

    TUESDAY 1.13.2014 Music Business News & Views From Around The Web  CLICK HERE  Updated Continuously @ Hypebot's More News Tab 

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  • What A Difference A Year Makes: Music Industry 2013 vs. 2014 [CHART]

    Jan 13

    You will find more statistics at Statista

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  • Why and How to Find the Right Mentor for Your Music Career

    Jan 13

    By Janelle Rogers on Sonicbids Blog Are you struggling to get your music heard by new fans and those in the music industry who could be influential in your career? If you're like most serious musicians, you probably are, and finding a mentor could be in your greatest benefit. A mentor can save you time by teaching you the lessons it took them years to learn while pointing you in the right direction for your career. A mentor can operate in one of two ways: On a consultation basis where...

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  • Carrie Brownstein and Fred Armisen Discuss Sleater-Kinney, Twitter Marriage Proposals on "Conan"

    Jan 13

    Carrie Brownstein and Fred Armisen paid a visit to Conan O'Brien last night, and in addition to discussing the oil painting of Fred that was gifted to Carrie recently, they discuss Brownstein's many Twitter marriage proposals. "I'm going to do a micro-"Bacheler" where its just me and some Twitter followers," Brownstein jokes, "and I'm just choosing which one I'm going to marry". Armisen also says he wants to be a roadie on tour with Sleater-Kinney except that he "can't lift anything". He...

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  • Purity Ring Announce New Album Another Eternity, Share "Begin Again"

    Jan 13

    After sharing a new track titled "Push Pull", Megan James and Corin Roddick have announced the follow-up to their 2012 Purity Ring album Shrines. Another Eternity is out March 3 via 4AD. They've also shared a new track called "Begin Again"—listen below. Here are the song's lyrics via the band's Tumblr: Another Eternity: 01 heartsigh 02 bodyache 03 push pull 04 repetition 05 stranger than earth 06 begin again 07 dust hymn 08 flood on the floor 09 sea castle 10 stillness in woe Watch...

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  • The Decemberists Share "A Beginning Song" Lyric Video

    Jan 13

    The Decemberists have shared the lyric video for a new song called "A Beginning Song", which appears on their upcoming album What a Terrible World, What a Beautiful World. Check it out below via Stereogum. The track comes after their singles "The Wrong Year", "Make You Better", and "Lake Song". What a Terrible World, What a Beautiful World is out January 20.

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