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  • Local/regional acts needed for 7/24 at Whammy Bar (West Allis, WI): http://ow.ly/N5nAH #gigging #DIY...

    May 18

    Local/regional acts needed for 7/24 at Whammy Bar (West Allis, WI): http://ow.ly/N5nAH #gigging #DIY #gigs4u

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  • BMG Acquires US Indie Rise Records

    May 18

    BMG continues to build on its mission of putting the traditionally siloed worlds of record label and music publishing under one roof with the purchase of US metal and hard rock label Rise Records. ______________________ BMG has acquired US metal and hard rock label Rise Records. Home to artists including Of Mice & Men, Memphis May Fire, Crown The Empire and The Devil Wears Prada, Rise was founded by Craig Ericson in 1991. Current releases include White Noise by PVRIS, currently...

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  • RIAA Trims More Staff, But Bonuses Already Well Paid Execs

    May 18

    The RIAA represents over 1,600 U.S. record labels that collectively create and distribute about 90% of recorded music sold in the United States. It's largest and most influential of the members are the "Big Three" - Universal, Sony and Warner Music. _____________________________ Continuing a multi-year trend of staff cuts, The Recording Industry Association Of America (RIAA) has cut staff while still rewarding its top executives.  In the fiscal year ending March 31st,  the headcount at...

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  • How to Dress Well Shares "Pour Cyril" Video

    May 18

    Earlier this year, How To Dress Well released a trilogy of music videos for tracks from What Is This Heart?—"Repeat Pleasure", "Face Again", and "What Is This Heart?". The filmmakers, Johannes Greve Muskat and Luke Gilford, have made a "director's cut", which condenses the narrative of those three films and soundtracks them with "Pour Cyril". Watch it below via Pitchfork.tv. How to Dress Well is heading out on tour this summer—find those dates below the video. Read our Cover Story on How To...

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  • Public Image Ltd. Announce New Album What The World Needs Now..., Tour

    May 18

    Back in 2012, John Lydon's post-punk group Public Image Ltd. released This Is PiL, their first new album in 17 years. Today, they've announced that they'll follow that one up with What the World Needs Now...; it's out September 4. Lydon said in a statement, "Buy now while stocks last."  The band are also heading out on tour. Find those dates here. The album was recorded last year at Steve Winwood's Wincraft studio. The opener and lead single "Double Trouble" will be released as a 10" on...

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  • tUnE-yArDs Details Creation of "Water Fountain" on "Song Exploder" Podcast

    May 18

    Photo by Holly Andres On the podcast "Song Exploder", Hrishikesh Hirway asks artists to break down their songs and discuss how they're made. The latest episode features tUnE-yArDs' Merrill Garbus, who dissects her Nikki Nack single "Water Fountain". Listen to the episode above. Read our Update interview with tUnE-yArDs.  Watch tUnE-yArDs perform "Wait for a Minute" at last year's Pitchfork Music Festival:

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  • Spotify To Launch "Spotify Now" This Wednesday May 20th

    May 18

    When Spotify sent out media invites for a press event this Wednesday May 2oth, multiple reports pointed toward the addition of a video service including content from top media companies. Now comes word of a new, likely related launch of "Spotify Now". ________________________ Spotify will launch an interactive service called "Spotify Now" thus Wednesday, according to CNBC. While the report was short on details, Spotify Now will be more interactive (think Songza?) than the current Spotify and...

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  • David Byrne Appears on "WTF With Marc Maron"

    May 18

    Photo via Instagram The latest episode of "WTF With Marc Maron"—the comedian's podcast where he interviews prominent people (usually in his garage)—featured a sit-down with David Byrne. Byrne welcomed Maron to his New York office to discuss his live color guard show, the origins of Talking Heads, his childhood, his family, making art accessible, and much more. Listen here. Read our 5-10-15-20 interview with Maron here. Watch Maron talk about sitting down with musicians in his episode of...

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  • Courtney Love Releases "Miss Narcissist" on Wavves' Ghost Ramp Label

    May 18

      Mere months after proclaiming that she was "not that interested in doing music right now," Courtney Love is on tour with Lana Del Rey with two new songs in her arsenal. The Hole frontwoman released the single "Miss Narcissist" digitally today via Ghost Ramp, the label manned by Wavves' Nathan Williams, and Crush Music. It will be released on a 7" this summer, and it's backed by the B-side "Radio Killer". Last year, Love released the "You Know My...

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  • AM NEWS BRIEF: RIAA Jobs Cuts • Jay Z Raps Spotify, YouTube Attack • Grooveshark Clone Battles • Pitch Perfect 2 • More

    May 18

    Monday 5.18.2015 Music Business News & Views From Around The Web Updated continuously under our More News tab. CLICK HERE 

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