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  • SXSW Music Names 3rd Round Of Showcase Artists

    Jan 13

    SXSW has announced a third round of artists invited to perform at the 29th edition of the SXSW Music Festival March 17 - 22 in Austin. This brings the total number of bands announced so far to 965 and still counting. The latest round of invited artists to perform at SXSW Music 2015 include: 5ive (Earth TX) The 69 Cats (Austin TX) The Accidentals (Traverse City MI) The Acorn (Ottawa CANADA) A.Dd+ (Dallas TX) Adia (Huntsville AL) AFC (Montevideo URUGUAY) Akka (Amsterdam THE NETHERLANDS) All...

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  • Danny Brown and Hannibal Buress Ride Around Bonnaroo in New Video

    Jan 13

    Danny Brown and comedian Hannibal Buress both performed at last year's Bonnaroo. Now, the festival has released a video called "Riding with Danny Brown and Hannibal Buress at Bonnaroo", where—you guessed it—Brown and Buress ride around at Bonnaroo in a golf cart. They talk about the first time Brown saw Kanye West perform, interact with some fans, and get admonished by a security guard who wants them to stop driving. (Brown: "Real niggas don't know what the word stop means.") Check it out...

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  • Flying with a musical instrument just gotten easier

    Jan 13

    Our free “Tips for Flying with Your Guitar” guide gives practical advice on how to travel safely with your instrument. In it we talk about some legislation that simplified and standardized the rules allowing musicians to take their instruments onboard an airline as carry-on luggage, so long as they meet certain criteria. According to this […] The post Flying with a musical instrument just gotten easier appeared first on DIY Musician Blog.

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  • Artist Rights Leader: Taylor Swift

    Jan 13

    By David Lowrey of TheTrichordist.com After the Charlie Hebdo tragedy, we thought we should start recognizing and praising those who stand up for artist rights.  We will also identify those who oppose artist rights and tell you why we think they are villains.  Not all of these people will be famous and you may not recognize some of their names, but that’s kind of the point.  We also want to emphasize that we’re not comparing anyone to anyone else, we’re just appreciating people for what they...

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  • Alt, Funk, Grunge, Progressive, Rock acts needed for 2/8 at Blue Moon in #Seattle WA: http://ow.ly/HfdKN...

    Jan 13

    Alt, Funk, Grunge, Progressive, Rock acts needed for 2/8 at Blue Moon in #Seattle WA: http://ow.ly/HfdKN #gigging #DIY #gigs4u

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  • Local acts needed for 3/25 at The Merrow in #SanDiego CA: http://ow.ly/Hfe9c #gigging #DIY #gigs4u

    Jan 13

    Local acts needed for 3/25 at The Merrow in #SanDiego CA: http://ow.ly/Hfe9c #gigging #DIY #gigs4u

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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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