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  • SiriusXM Finally Wins A Case Over Pre-1972 Music... And Promptly Settles With Sony For $201 Million

    Jun 30

    SiriusXM has settled one of several pending lawsuits over payments for pre-1972 recordings with Sony Music for $210 million.  It's unclear how much of this will trickle down to artists, but Mike Masnick of Techdirt offers some important background and context. __________________________ By Mike Masnick from techdirt.  We've written plenty about the mess around pre-1972 sound recordings and online streaming services. Technically, federal copyright law does not apply to sound recordings from...

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  • Dave Grohl Says He's "Terrified" to Watch Kurt Cobain Doc Montage of Heck

    Jun 30

    Dave Grohl hasn't watched Kurt Cobain: Montage of Heck, the documentary about his former Nirvana bandmate Kurt Cobain. In an interview with the Washington Post, he said he was "terrified" when he caught a part of it on television (via Consequence of Sound). "All the footage of him as a child, I think that might make me sad, and then the dark stuff at the end I think would bum me out," Grohl said. He only ended up watching about 10 minutes before shutting it off, the Post reports. Grohl does...

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  • Ben Browning of Cut Copy Rewinds Time in "Friends of Mine" Video, Featuring "Girls"' Alex Karpovsky

    Jun 30

    Ben Browning of Cut Copy is readying his first full-length, Turns. Today, ahead of the record's summer release, he's shared the video for "Friends of Mine", directed by Trouble Hands. The video sees Browning rewinding time to revisit old friends. It features a cameo from "Girls" actor Alex Karpovsky (who also showed up in Tanlines' "Palace" video last week). Watch it below.

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  • New: Sell tickets for shows directly through your website

    Jun 30

    Built-in ticketing lets you sell tickets to your shows directly to fans online using the Events feature on your Bandzoogle website, commission-free.

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  • Apple Music, iOS 8.4 Is Live! How To Download It [+ Share Your Experiences, First Impressions]

    Jun 30

    Apple's iOS8.4 and Apple Music are finally live and available for download now!  Sign up for your free 90 day Apple Music trial, play with it and come back and tell us what you think.  Having trouble with the install?  We want to know that too.  Here, courtesy of Apple is how to download the iOS update which includes the Apple Music app. From Apple   Before you update Back up your device to iCloud or iTunes. If you use your device's Personal Hotspot for your computer's Internet...

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  • Santigold Shares New Song "Radio"

    Jun 30

    Photo by Colin Kerrigan Santigold has shared "Radio", a new song that appears on the original soundtrack for Paper Towns, the forthcoming coming-of-age movie based off a John Green novel that stars Cara Delevingne. You can listen to it below. The soundtrack is out July 10, while the movie is out July 23. Santigold is at work on the follow-up to 2012's Master of My Make-Believe, which she intends to release later this year.

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  • Apple Music Launches

    Jun 30

    Apple Music has now launched across iOS devices. As previously reported, it combines streaming, downloads, radio, and social elements all in one place. iTunes now includes access to all of the iTunes store streaming on demand, with features like customized playlists and recommendations. Pitchfork is one of Apple Music's Curation Partners. Check out Pitchfork's profile for regularly updated playlists. At noon Eastern time today, Beats 1, the in-house radio station, will begin broadcasting 24...

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  • Local/regional acts needed for 7/11, 12, 19 at 10th Street Live (Kenilworth, NJ): http://ow.ly/OZ7JL...

    Jun 30

    Local/regional acts needed for 7/11, 12, 19 at 10th Street Live (Kenilworth, NJ): http://ow.ly/OZ7JL #gigging #DIY #gigs4u

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  • Local acts needed for 7/23 at The Fire in #Philadelphia PA: http://ow.ly/OZ7JL #gigging #DIY #gigs4u

    Jun 30

    Local acts needed for 7/23 at The Fire in #Philadelphia PA: http://ow.ly/OZ7JL #gigging #DIY #gigs4u

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  • The Worst Music Advice I Ever Received

    Jun 30

    When it comes to advice, the music industry is fraught with misinformed, bad and just plain wrong advice. Just being a musician, suddenly everyone is an expert on what you should do. The one thing for certain is that all advice isn’t good advice. And just because someone says something doesn’t mean it is true. Or true for YOU. Guest Post by Cari Cole on CariCole.com Always have to consider the source. For the most part people tell you what they think is best, but some people either...

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