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  • New 21+ #livemusicvenue added to +Indie on the Move in #Kingsport TN - Biggie's Clam Bar. "We have 25...

    Dec 16

    New 21+ #livemusicvenue added to +Indie on the Move in #Kingsport TN - Biggie's Clam Bar. "We have 25 big screen televisions covering all your favorite sporting events, live entertainment weekly, an outside patio featuring full service dining and beverage service and an impressive, hand-selected craft beer line-up including more than 40 drafts to select from." Live music is held on Friday and Saturday nights. All genres welcome:...

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  • Apple Wins Antitrust Lawsuit Regarding Allegedly Deleted iPod Songs

    Dec 16

    A class action antitrust lawsuit alleged that between 2006 and 2009, Apple intentionally deleted songs purchased through rival services from its users' iPods without informing them. The plaintiffs of the case were seeking $350 million in damages, contending that they were subsequently forced to pay more for Apple's services. Now, a jury has ruled in Apple's favor, as The New York Times reports.  The lawsuit ran into a speed bump when it was revealed that two of the original plaintiffs named...

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  • Ghostface Killah and Sheek Louch Announce New Wu Block LP Hidden Gems, Share "Wu Block Biznez"

    Dec 16

    Back in 2012, Wu-Tang Clan's Ghostface Killah and the LOX's Sheek Louch released a collaborative album as Wu Block. Now, they've announced a follow up LP called Hidden Gems. It's out January 20 via Nature Sounds, and features appearances from Wu-Tang/LOX affiliates such as GZA, Jadakiss, Masta Killa, Styles P, Cappadonna, Killah Priest and more. They've also shared "Wu Block Biznez", which you can listen to above.  This will be Ghostface's third project since the start of December: He...

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  • SFX Entertainment's New Streaming Service Zeros In On Electronic Music

    Dec 16

    SFX Entertainment has spent a considerable amount of time and energy focusing on the Electronic Music sector. Staking claim to hundreds of dance festivals in two years time, SFX hopes to gain the attention of electronic music fans when they relaunch Beatport.com, a 10 year-old digital music store SFX acquired last year. In lieu of selling downloads, the site will operate as a free, ad-supported music streaming service where fans will be able to listen on-demand catalog of primarily electronic...

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  • Is It Ever OK To Work For Free In The Music Industry?

    Dec 16

    The music industry is one of the few industries that most people learn all of the tricks of the trade outside of a classroom. However, most of those insider tricks are learned through unpaid opportunities of internships or even playing gigs for free. In the midst of working hard for little to no compensation, you may begin to question what the balance is for giving free labor in exchange for experience and exposure. David Reeves shares the trade-off and potential challenges when trying to work...

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  • The One Thing That Pretty Much Every Failed Artist Has In Common

    Dec 16

    By Shaine Freeman on Sonicbids Blog A career in the music business can be one of the toughest, most frustrating paths to take, especially if you're a musician whose dream is to top the charts and sell out stadiums. It's an industry where the overwhelming majority of musicians experience failure more often than success. For the sake of defining what success is, in this case I'm talking about earning a living creating music, as opposed to the fantasy lifestyle that most people think of when...

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  • Cloud Nothings, Deerhoof, Lee Ranaldo, Protomartyr, Of Montreal's Barnes Set for Joyful Noise Flexi Series

    Dec 16

    The Indianapolis-based indie label Joyful Noise have announced the 2015 edition of their singles series featuring new, exclusive recordings pressed on clear, single-sided flexi discs. Next year's subscription series will feature flexis from Cloud Nothings, Deerhoof with Celestial Shore, Lee Ranaldo, Protomartyr, Wye Oak, Oneida, Goblin Cock, Sonny and the Sunsets, Melvins' King Buzzo, Pattern Is Movement, and Tera Melos. There will also be one from Arousal, aka the fake former band of Georgie...

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  • AdRev Acquires Digital Music Distributor DashGo

    Dec 16

    YouTube music administration service AdRev has acquired music distribution and marketing platform DashGo for an undisclosed sum. With the addition, AdRev’s parent, AudioMicro, positions itself as a player in the evolving rights management sector, including licensing, distribution and administration.  About The Two Companies AdRev is a multi channel network and a digital rights management business generating 3 billion monthly YouTube views. DashGo handles distribution for 10,000 artists...

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  • David Byrne/Talking Heads Tribute to Feature Sleigh Bells' Alexis Krauss, the Roots, Perry Farrell, More

    Dec 16

    New York City's legendary Carnegie Hall has hosted an annual benefit tribute concert for the last 11 years, paying homage to artists such as Prince, the Rolling Stones, Neil Young, the Who, R.E.M., Bruce Springsteen, Bob Dylan, Joni Mitchell, and Paul Simon. Now, it's David Byrne and the Talking Heads' turn. On March 23, Byrne and the band will be honored by a lineup that includes Sleigh Bells singer Alexis Krauss, the Roots, Rufus Wainwright, Perry Farrell, Steve Earle, Beth Orton, Bebel...

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  • Dave Kusek Of The New Artist Model Looks Back On 2014 [Our Virtual Panel]

    Dec 16

    Dave Kusek is the founder of the New Artist Model online music business school and former CEO and founder of Berklee Online. Kusek is also the co-author of one of the best selling music business books The Future of Music: Manifesto for the Digital Music Generation written in 2005, and has enjoyed a successful career as an entrepreneur in music, technology and marketing. He started the first music software company Passport Designs in 1980, helped bring MIDI to the marketplace, was one the of...

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