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  • Ride Announce U.S. Tour

    May 4

    Photo by Piper Ferguson Ride have extended their current tour to include a slate of U.S. dates, beginning September 17 in Washington, D.C. Since reuniting last year, the band has played a number of festival and Europe dates. Check out their full itinerary below. Ride: 05-08 Atlanta, GA - Terminal West 05-10 Atlanta, GA - Shaky Knees Festival 05-22 Glasgow, UK - Barrowland Ballroom  05-23 Manchester, UK - Albert Hall 05-24 London, UK - Roadhouse 05-26 Amsterdam, Holland - Paradiso 05-27...

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  • 7 Mistakes Musicians Commonly Make on Instagram

    May 4

    Instagram is a terrific tool to connect bands and artists with their fans. It's the direct line in and the lens through which the fan can experience the band in ways other than through sound. It creates a visual and allows for a keyhole view.                                                                                                     Guest Post by Amy Sciarretto on Sonicbids Blog But while IG can be used for good, some artists and bands make many mistakes when it comes to the...

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  • 7 common mistakes musicians make on Instagram

    May 4

    [This article was written by Amy Sciarretto. It originally appeared on the Sonicbids Blog.] Instagram is a terrific tool to connect bands and artists with their fans. It’s the direct line in and the lens through which the fan can experience the band in ways other than through sound. It creates a visual and allows […] The post 7 common mistakes musicians make on Instagram appeared first on DIY Musician Blog.

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  • Why NPR Should Stand With #irespectmusic

    May 4

    National Public Radio stations around the U.S. have long been great friends and allies of musicians.  In turn, artists have long been great friends and allies of NPR stations.  So it came as a surprise when NPR joined a lobbying consortium that many view as anti-artist.                                                                                                           Guest Collective Editorial Response to NPR on The Trichordist Make no mistake–this is what makes NPR different...

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  • Patreon's Jack Conte Shares Startup Lessons

    May 4

    In this episode of Music Business Podcast, we talk with Jack Conte, co-founder and CEO of Patreon, a platform that allows people to support creators by becoming paid sponsors. We talk to Conte about his transition from indie musician and EDM artist to startup founder. We also learn what it takes to develop a successful Patreon campaign. Music Business Podcast Subscribe on iTunes Listen on SoundCloud ___ Kyle Bylin is a user researcher at SoundHound and author of Promised Land:...

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  • Vince Staples Shares "Señorita"

    May 4

    Photo by Daniel Cavazos Long Beach rapper Vince Staples has shared a new song called "Señorita". You can listen to it at Los Angeles Leakers. It was produced by Christian Rich, and will be available via iTunes at midnight EST. Read our Rising interview with Staples here. Watch him do "Blue Suede" at Pitchfork's SXSW party:

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  • Local Americana, Blues, Soul acts needed for 8/7 at Ziggy's in #Chattanooga TN: http://ow.ly/Mu3xm #...

    May 4

    Local Americana, Blues, Soul acts needed for 8/7 at Ziggy's in #Chattanooga TN: http://ow.ly/Mu3xm #gigging #DIY #gigs4u

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  • Acts needed for a festival at Caldwell Tavern in #Anniston AL on 7/24: http://ow.ly/Mu3xm #gigging #...

    May 4

    Acts needed for a festival at Caldwell Tavern in #Anniston AL on 7/24: http://ow.ly/Mu3xm #gigging #DIY #gigs4u

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  • Local Hip Hop acts needed for 6/18 at Even Flow Bar and Grill (Bay Shore, NY): http://ow.ly/Mu3xm #gigging...

    May 4

    Local Hip Hop acts needed for 6/18 at Even Flow Bar and Grill (Bay Shore, NY): http://ow.ly/Mu3xm #gigging #DIY #gigs4u

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  • Local Hip Hop acts needed for 6/21 at Mac's Bar in #Lansing MI: http://ow.ly/Mu3xm #gigging #DIY #gigs4u...

    May 4

    Local Hip Hop acts needed for 6/21 at Mac's Bar in #Lansing MI: http://ow.ly/Mu3xm #gigging #DIY #gigs4u

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