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  • Amanda Palmer's Patreon Supporters Pledge $20,000 "Per Thing" In Less Than 48 Hours

    Mar 5

    Less than 48 hours after launching on patronage platform Patreon, 2100 supporters of Amanda Palmer have pledged more than $20,000 "per thing" - an ongoing stream of songs, videos, writings and other creations.  More: 1600 Amanda Palmer Fans Pledge $14,000+ "Per Thing" In Under 24 Hours On Patreon Amanda Palmer Embraces Direct To Fan Patronage Platform Patreon Related articles Pandora Earnings Disappoint, Stock Plunges 26% Musicians Rally Behind FCC Chairman In Advance Of Net...

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  • CD Baby at SXSW 2015: four panels, one official showcase, dozens of artists

    Mar 5

    South by Southwest is just around the corner, and this year CD Baby is bringing a mammoth helping of  indie awesomeness to Austin. The Official SXSW CD Baby Showcase For starters, our showcase on Friday, March 20th promises to (at the very least) leave some scuff marks on the fabric of spacetime. It’ll kick off […] The post CD Baby at SXSW 2015: four panels, one official showcase, dozens of artists appeared first on DIY Musician Blog.

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  • Thee Oh Sees Announce New Album Mutilator Defeated At Last, Share "Web"

    Mar 5

    Thee Oh Sees just released Drop last year, and today, they've announced their new one. Mutilator Defeated At Last is out May 18 via Castle Face. Check out the album opener "Web" above. Find the album's tracklist and the band's tour dates surrounding SXSW below. The band's lineup on the new album is John Dwyer, Tim Hellman, Nick Murray, Chris Woodhouse, and Brigid Dawson. Woodhouse recorded and mixed the record; it was mastered by John Golden. Read our 5-10-15-20 interview with Dwyer....

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  • AM NEWS BRIEF: Fuel Expands Beyond Music, Is Jay Z's Bid Really Blocked?, Twitter Eyes Periscope & More

    Mar 5

    THURSDAY 3.5.2015 Music Business News & Views From Around The Web Updated continuously under our More News tab. CLICK HERE 

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  • Arca Releases Xen Deluxe Digital Reissue, Announces Tour

    Mar 5

    Photo by Erez Avissar Arca has released a deluxe digital edition of his excellent debut album Xen. Dubbed The ????? Edition, the reissue comes with two songs, "????? A" and "????? B", which were previously only available on early deluxe pressings of the album. The former is a segmented track comprised of "Empath", "Get Out The Fucking Car", "Snatch", and "Vanity"; the latter simply contains "Dog Crying At Its Owner's Grave". In addition to these rarities, Xen's ???? Edition features Jesse...

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  • UPDATE: Jay Z's Bid To Buy Aspiro's WiMP & Tidal Music Services Is Not Dead Yet

    Mar 5

    [UPDATED] Jay Z's bid to buy a pair of Scandinavian based streaming music services for $56 million has hit a snag  as 10% of shareholders demand a better deal. As we reported a week ago, a group of 120 Aspiro shareholders have banned together to challenge Jay Z's $56 million bid to buy streaming music services WiMP and Tidal. "A consistent view of all registered shareholders is that they believe that the bid is bad and not sufficiently value the company's potential," the shareholders said...

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  • Purity Ring Do "Begin Again" on "Seth Meyers"

    Mar 5

    Photo via Purity Ring's Facebook Last night, "Late Night with Seth Meyers" welcomed musical guests Purity Ring. Accompanied by their always on-point light show, they did their another eternity single "Begin Again". Read our Update interview with Purity Ring. Watch Purity Ring perform "Fineshrine" for Pitchfork.tv:

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  • St. Vincent Interviews Gang of Four's Andy Gill for the Talkhouse Podcast

    Mar 5

    St. Vincent photo by Matt Lief Anderson In the past, St. Vincent's Annie Clark has cited Gang of Four's Andy Gill as her favorite guitarist. With Gill's band having just released their new album What Happens Next, The Talkhouse have facilitated a conversation between Clark and Gill for the latest edition of their podcast. Among other things, they discuss guitar technique, soccer tricks (which is also something Clark has discussed), and the Grateful Dead. Listen above. ...

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  • More open dates posted in #Birmingham AL: http://ow.ly/JWApT #gigging #DIY #gigs4u

    Mar 4

    More open dates posted in #Birmingham AL: http://ow.ly/JWApT #gigging #DIY #gigs4u

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  • Method Man Calls Wu-Tang Clan's 88-Year Once Upon a Time in Shaolin Release Hiatus "Stupid"

    Mar 5

    Photo by Mitch Manzella On Monday, it was reported that Wu-Tang Clan's one-of-a-kind album Once Upon a Time in Shaolin comes with a stipulation for whoever purchases it: they can't release the album for 88 years. When XXL asked Method Man about the album's nearly nine-decade hiatus from getting a potential public release, he replied, "That shit is fuckin' stupid." Actually, he initially revealed that he hadn't heard the news, so his reaction came in real time: “Fuck that album. I’m tired...

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