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  • Local/regional support needed for 7/17 at The Court Tavern in #NewBrunswick NJ: http://ow.ly/Lif65 #...

    Apr 7

    Local/regional support needed for 7/17 at The Court Tavern in #NewBrunswick NJ: http://ow.ly/Lif65 #gigging #DIY #gigs4u

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  • Cut Copy's Ben Browning Announces Solo Album, Shares "Make It Easy"

    Apr 7

    Cut Copy's Ben Browning is readying his first full-length, Turns, for release this summer. It follows 2012's Lover Motion EP. Check out his new single "Make It Easy" above. Cut Copy's last album was 2013's Free Your Mind. Watch Cut Copy perform at the 2011 Pitchfork Music Festival:

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  • 3 Lessons We Learned From Tidal's Splash Back Into The Industry

    Apr 7

    The Internet is still ablaze with news of Tidal, the Jay Z-owned streaming service you can pay $20 a month for… if you’re into that sort of thing. Tidal will apparently “change the game” and is backed by a smorgasbord of famous musicians, but the internet thinks differently.                                                                                               Guest Post by DONNÉ TORR on Hootsuite Blog While the addition of a new supposedly superior music streaming service is big...

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  • Andrew Bird's Cover of New Pornographers' "The Fake Headlines" Gets New Video

    Apr 7

    Last year, Andrew Bird shared his cover of the New Pornographers' Mass Romantic track "The Fake Headlines". It's set to be featured on Good People Rock, a new compilation from the Montreal-based charity organization Yellow Bird Project. Find the new, marionette-centric video for Bird's cover, directed by Luke McCutcheon and Michael Yablonski, below via Pitchfork.tv. Good People Rock is out April 14 via Madic, Dan Mangan's new imprint of Arts & Crafts. As previously reported, the album...

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  • 7 Ways Ensure You Never Get Invited Back to a Venue

    Apr 7

    You scored a gig? Several gigs? Oh, you've been gigging for years? Whatever the case may be, awesome! But newbies and seasoned acts alike are forever subject to the good graces of venue owners and booking agents.                                                                           Guest Post by Johni Jackson on Sonicbids Blog Maybe it's common sense to most, but it bears repeating: don't blow your chances of being invited back by committing one of these seven deadly gig etiquette...

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  • MyMusicCloud Developer TriPlay Adds $11 Million in Funding

    Apr 7

    TriPlay, the developer of  personal cloud services MyMusicCloud and MyDigipack, today announces that it has secured $11 million of new funding..   TriPlay's new $11 million funding round was led by Fortress Investment Group, alongside existing investors Kenges Rakishev and Tamir Koch, TriPlay founder and CEO.  Previously TriPlay had received funding of $5 million in 2012. TriPlay will use this latest round of funds to support marketing and accelerate development of its MyMusicCloud and...

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  • TUE. NEWS BRIEF: Jay Z Album Vanishes From Spotify • Meerkat Debuts Madonna • Twitter Tweaks Retweets • More

    Apr 7

    Tuesday 4.7.2015 Music Business News & Views From Around The Web Updated continuously under our More News tab. CLICK HERE 

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  • Rdio Names Warner/Chappell Music Exec Iain Morris As VP Global Music Publishing

    Apr 7

    Music streaming service Rdio has named Iain Morris as Vice President of Global Music Publishing. Prior to joining Rdio, Morris was Head of Digital, EMEA at Warner/Chappell Music Publishing. Morris will be based in the UK and joins the recently expanded Rdio team in London. In his new role, Morris will be responsible for negotiations with music publishers and collection societies.  “Some of the most challenging issues facing the music industry today revolve around striking a fair and...

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  • 14 Ways to Make Money From One Song

    Apr 7

    A song can be recorded and simply released as a single, but that's not all. Here's how to turn a song into 14 different money-making revenue streams.

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  • Agency Wars: Prinz, Wheeler Exit United For ICM

    Apr 7

    The booking agency deck is getting a major reshuffle. 10 agents exited CAA for United Talent followed by a bevy of lawsuits. The Agency Group launched a comedy division; and now the backbone of United's music division has left for ICM. Rob Prinz, formerly the head of Music/Personal Appearances at United Talent, has joined ICM Partners, where he will serve along with Steve Levine as Co-Head of Worldwide Concerts. “I am incredibly proud to bring in Rob as a partner,” said Levine in press...

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