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  • Local Experimental, Hard Rock, Metal, Punk, Surf acts needed for 11/5 at Tree House Lounge in #DC : ...

    Sep 21

    Local Experimental, Hard Rock, Metal, Punk, Surf acts needed for 11/5 at Tree House Lounge in #DC : http://ow.ly/SuxmI #gigging #DIY 

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  • Father John Misty Takes on Ryan Adams, Covers Taylor Swift's "Blank Space" to the Melody of the Velvet Underground's "Waiting for the Man"

    Sep 21

    Photo by Emma Tillman Following Ryan Adams, Father John Misty is the latest indie musician to get in on the Taylor Swift covering craze: He's just shared his version of "Blank Space", which you can check out above. "My reinterpretation of the classic Ryan Adams album 1989," he wrote on Soundcloud. If the attached single art (seen below) wasn't enough, listeners might note that it riffs on the melody for the Velvet Underground's classic "I'm Waiting For the Man".  Read our feature on...

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  • Hit Producer Om'Mas Keith On Why Winning a GRAMMY Still Matters

    Sep 21

    While many involved in the music industry have come to question the worth of receiving a Grammy award Om'Mas Keith, the producer of Frank Ocean's Channel Orange, feels that there is still significant value in receiving this kind of recognition and in the effect it can have on a career. ________________________________ Guest Post by Om’Mas Keith  Over the years, I’ve met artists who say, “I just really don’t care about winning a GRAMMY.” That’s cool. But, please know: winning a GRAMMY...

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  • Viet Cong Are Changing Their Name And Following Our 5 Tips To Do It

    Sep 21

    Viet Cong are changing their name. After much controversy the Calgary band have decided to change it for their Polaris Prize showcase. A prestigious Canadian music award that they are favoured to win. We wrote about the best ways to change your band a while back and it looks like Viet Cong are following our tips. 1. Have your assets ready. By assets I mean, website, YouTube channel, Bandcamp, Soundcloud, Twitter, Facebook, anything and everything that your fans are/were using to keep tabs on...

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  • Are you using Facebook as a music video platform?

    Sep 21

      According to Digital Music News, Facebook now serves up four billion videos every single day (a quadruple increase over last year), and that number is rising quickly.  “A year or two from now, we think Facebook will be mostly video,” says Ted Zagat, Facebook head of ad product. Obviously Facebook’s ongoing mission is to […] The post Are you using Facebook as a music video platform? appeared first on DIY Musician Blog.

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  • Thanks To Beats 1, Apple Music Doesn't Have To Pay For Exclusives

    Sep 21

    When Apple Music launched Beats 1, I wrote that former record exec Jimmy Iovine had just created every major label's wet dream - a global radio station where they controlled the playlist. Now, Beats 1 has taken off it; and with, the ways that labels and artists are using it to promote and sell music. Over the weekend, Drake and Future released  an 11-track mixtape "What a Time To Be".  It premiered on Drake's OVO Sound Apple's Beats 1 radio show last night, and is now available exclusively on...

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  • Ryan Adams and Taylor Swift Talk 1989, Reveal They've Worked Together in Beats 1 Interview

    Sep 21

    Last night, Ryan Adams released his full-album cover of Taylor Swift's 1989. Today, Adams and La Sera guitarist Todd Wisenbaker (who contributed to the record) appeared on Zane Lowe's Beats 1 radio show to talk about the new record and how it came together. Midway through their chat, Swift herself called in to offer her thoughts. Listen to the full interview above. According to Adams, the idea of a 1989 cover album dates back to last November. "I was going through a difficult time in my life,"...

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  • New 21+ #livemusicvenue added to +Indie on the Move in #NYC - The Roxy. Formerly The Tribeca Grand, ...

    Sep 21

    New 21+ #livemusicvenue added to +Indie on the Move in #NYC - The Roxy. Formerly The Tribeca Grand, The Roxy can host live Jazz any night of the week in their "Church Lounge". Jazz only: http://ow.ly/StJJZ The Roxy

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  • New 21+ #livemusicvenue added to +Indie on the Move in #Fairfield IA - The Arbor Bar. "Situated on the...

    Sep 21

    New 21+ #livemusicvenue added to +Indie on the Move in #Fairfield IA - The Arbor Bar. "Situated on the square in the beautiful cultural district of Fairfield, Iowa, the Arbor has a unique atmosphere you'll never forget. We offer a massive selection of local and regional craft beers and wine, plus our special menu of creative gourmet cocktails. Our mission is to cultivate and enrich the artistic culture that makes Fairfield special. We work hard to bring the best national and regional...

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  • New 21+ #livemusicvenue added to +Indie on the Move in #Pittsburgh PA - The Backstage Bar & Cabaret...

    Sep 21

    New 21+ #livemusicvenue added to +Indie on the Move in #Pittsburgh PA - The Backstage Bar & Cabaret. "The Backstage Bar at Theater Square is a favorite Cultural District hotspot for drinks, a quick bite to eat, live entertainment, and great company through the evening. It's the perfect place to meet before a performance, or lounge after a show, or just a great gathering place with friends and colleagues. The Backstage Bar serves an outstanding list of premium wines, spirits,...

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