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  • Band Website Quick Tip: With Social Media Links, Less is More

    Mar 12

    Each social link is essentially an exit door from your site, and your goal should be to keep visitors busy on your own site.

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  • Throwback Thursday: Reliving The Glory Days Of CD Collections

    Mar 12

    Remember the intense love affair you had in the 90's and early 2000's with your CD collection? You weren't the only one. Relive your glory days to the tune of your old soundtrack... or just build a Spotify playlist. Your call.  Guest Post by Robb Mirsky  I know some people like to boast that vinyl is a reemerging fad, and that we won’t care again in like 5 minutes, but some of us never stopped collecting and playing records.  It’s quite possibly a mainstream fad, but when the general...

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  • Shabazz Palaces Announce World Tour

    Mar 12

    Photo by Ebru Yildiz Shabazz Palaces have announced a world tour in support of last year's Lese Majesty LP. The worldwide trek kicks off April 3 at the Hollywood Palladium in Los Angeles and includes appearances at Bonnaroo and Primavera Sound, as well as European dates supporting Flying Lotus. Check out the full itinerary below. Read a recent Guest List with Shabazz Palaces here.  Shabazz Palaces: 04-03 Los Angeles, CA - Hollywood Palladium *04-05 San Francisco, CA - The Chapel ^04-11...

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  • Pandora Holds Lead As Top Music Streaming Service In US

    Mar 12

     "The Infinite Dial 2015" report from Edison Research and Triton Digital took an in depth look at US music streaming revealing Pandora as the clear leader.  Music streaming pioneer, Pandora has proven it's staying power in what an increasingly saturated marketplace, dominating US music streaming by impressive margins. Pandora remains the go-to for 54% of the 2002 people ages 12 and older who participated in the study - a staggering 43% lead over iHeart Radio's 2nd place standing of 11%....

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  • SXSW Launches On - A Free On-Demand Original Content TV Network

    Mar 12

    If you wish you were headed to Austin next week for the 27th annual South By Southwest (SXSW) festival but can't make the trip, you don't have to miss the action. Roku, YouTube, and SXSW.com are bringing the best of SXSW to you through SXSW On.  SXSW On will run for the duration of the 10 day festival, offering stay at home fans a festival goers look into live performances, keynote speakers, industry panels, interviews, and other original content. The free, on-demand streaming network will...

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  • SideOneDummy Forms Global Partnership With INgrooves On 20th Anniversary

    Mar 12

    Independent music label SideOneDummy Records, expanded it's partnership with one of the world's leading independent music distributors, INgrooves Music Group to include global distribution services for every release on the label.  The expanded partnership was announced on Wednesday morning by Bill Armstrong, Founder of SideOneDummy and Amy Dietz, General Manager of INgrooves. Both companies have worked together since 2008, but only on albums released outside the US. As INgrooves has grown...

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  • Apple Blames Internal Server Error For Widespread iTunes, App Store Outage

    Mar 12

    UPDATE: Apple blamed an internal server error for the widespread outage of its iTunes and App stores that impacted customers worldwide yesterday.  The problems appear to have been fixed. The original story: If you woke up this morning unable to access your iCloud, iTunes, iBooks, App Store, Game Center, etc. you're not alone. Apple is finally acknowledging the outage that's been happening for hours. See status update here.  Disgruntled Apple users took to Reddit and Apple forums early...

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  • AM NEWS BRIEF: "Blurred Lines" Fallout, Free Music Debated, Pirate Domains, Rightscorp Losses & More

    Mar 12

    Thursday 3.12.2015 Music Business News & Views From Around The Web Updated continuously under our More News tab. CLICK HERE 

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  • Warpaint Share New Songs "No Way Out" and "I'll Start Believing"

    Mar 12

    Photo by Tonje Thilesen Not too long ago, Warpaint premiered a new track called "No Way Out (Redux)" on Zane Lowe's BBC One show, referring to it as the "first in a series of new songs being released this year". True to their word, Warpaint have shared a three-song offering on Spotify featuring an extended version of "No Way Out", the aformentioned "Redux", and a new track called "I'll Start Believing". Listen to them below; they're also on iTunes. Warpaint's latest...

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  • Method Man Walks Back Once Upon a Time in Shaolin Criticism, Says He "Can't Stand" Cilvaringz

    Mar 12

    Wu-Tang Clan recently revealed that the one-of-a-kind album Once Upon a Time in Shaolin wouldn't get a wide public release for at least 88 years. In an interview with XXL, Method Man was asked how he felt about the plan and replied, "That shit is fuckin' stupid." Now, he's walked back those comments in a new interview with HuffPost Live. Meth said that he "misinformed" by the magazine's reporter about the album's hiatus. Apparently, he was led to...

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