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  • Kurt Cobain Plays With Frances Bean In New Montage of Heck Teaser

    Apr 30

    This morning on NBC's "Today", Montage of Heck director Brett Morgen unveiled new footage from his forthcoming Kurt Cobain documentary. A short clip features Cobain playing with his daughter, Frances. Watch it below via "Today". Morgan spoke more about his relationship with Francis and her involvement with the movie. "It was really a tribute to Frances," he said. "And when I met with France the first time, she shook my hand and said, ‘I just met you but already I know you more than I know my...

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  • Titus Andronicus Announce New Album The Most Lamentable Tragedy, Share "Dimed Out" Lyric Video

    Apr 30

    Titus Andronicus have announced a new studio album, their first since 2012's Local Business. It's called The Most Lamentable Tragedy, which theatre buffs will recognize as another Shakespeare reference. That's the cover art above, which was done by Nolen Strals. They've also shared the lyric video for a new song called "Dimed Out". Watch it below.  The Most Lamentable Tragedy will be out July 28 via Merge as a 2xCD and 3xLP. It was produced by Kevin McMahon and lead guitarist Adam Reich, and...

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  • Why You Must Treat Music Like A Business

    Apr 30

    It’s the least sexy part of being an indie musician: making money. Mostly because when you’re still in the early stages as an artist, you’d much rather talk about the thousands of listens you’re getting on SoundCloud than the few hundred dollars hitting your bank account every so often.                                                                                            Guest Post by John Steen on SoundAndSubstance.com You take “working for free” to a whole new level by literally...

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  • Give fans the opportunity to support you

    Apr 30

    [This article was written by Dave Kusek, founder of the New Artist Model, an online music business school for independent musicians, performers, recording artists, producers, managers, and songwriters. He is also the founder of Berklee Online, co-author of The Future of Music book, and a member of the team who brought midi to the market.] […] The post Give fans the opportunity to support you appeared first on DIY Musician Blog.

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  • Smashing Pumpkins Frontman To Develop "Talent" For Pro Wrestling

    Apr 30

    We're used to musicians with hyphenated resumes: hip hop - entrepreneur, singer - actor, rocker - filmmaker, pop star - fashion designer. But Smashing Pumpkins frontman - Pro Wrestling Senior Producer of Creative and Talent Development? ___________________________ Smashing Pumpkins frontman Billy Corgan has a new gig at TNA Impact Wrestling - senior producer of creative and talent development, In his new role, Corgan will develop characters and create story lines for TNA’s flagship...

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  • TIDAL Adds 8 Countries, Now In 43

    Apr 30

    TIDAL may be off to a rocky and much criticized start, but that hasn't stopped Jay Z's music service from doing what any startup needs to do to survive: iterate and grow. Today, TIDAL launched in 8 new markets. ______________________________ Streaming music service TIDAL launched today in eight new markets - New Zealand, Israel, Monaco, Lichtenstein, Andorra, Iceland, Thailand and Malaysia. That brings TIDAL into a total of 43 countries globally, the US, Canada, the UK, Ireland, Finland,...

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  • Titus Andronicus Share New Song "Dimed Out"

    Apr 30

    Titus Andronicus have shared a new song called "Dimed Out". You can listen to it below via Spotify; that's the attached art.  Titus Andronicus' last album was 2012's Local Business. In 2013, Patrick Stickles said their next record would be a 30-song rock opera. According to Rdio, "Dimed Out" comes to us via Merge. (Their last two LPs were released on XL.) Stickles also posted a photo on Instagram that features a Merge sticker in the foreground.  A photo posted by Titus Andronicus...

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  • Music Discovery On Vine: A Blessing Or A Curse?

    Apr 30

    Who says you need fifteen minutes of fame? Apparently it only takes six seconds to become the next superstar. Social Media has sparked the careers of many of today's top artists, but has our attention span gotten so short that we can find our next superstar through Vine?                                                                                          Many moons ago, record executives would have A&R people scout out talent at various places. From amateur talent shows to clubs,...

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  • Local Indie, Post Punk, Punk, Rock acts needed for 7/24 at The Flat in #Brooklyn NY: http://ow.ly/Mk6bq...

    Apr 30

    Local Indie, Post Punk, Punk, Rock acts needed for 7/24 at The Flat in #Brooklyn NY: http://ow.ly/Mk6bq #gigging #DIY #gigs4u

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  • AZ Hard Rock, Rock, Rockabilly acts needed for 9/24 at The Rogue Bar in Scottsdale, AZ: http://ow.ly...

    Apr 30

    AZ Hard Rock, Rock, Rockabilly acts needed for 9/24 at The Rogue Bar in Scottsdale, AZ: http://ow.ly/Mk6bq #gigging #DIY #gigs4u

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