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  • AM NEWS BRIEF: Mixcloud Hits 12M, SFX Beatport To Stream Music, eMusic Guts Editorial, Pause & More

    Dec 15

    MONDAY 12.22.2014 Music Business News & Views From Around The Web  CLICK HERE  Updated Continuously @ Hypebot's More News Tab 

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  • iLoveMakonnen, Mike WiLL Made It Team for "Swerve"

    Dec 15

    iLoveMakonnen re-releases his self-titled EP ILOVEMAKONNEN today via OVO Sound. (Previously, it was self-released and available for free online.) One of the new tracks on that seven-track EP is "Swerve", a Mike Will Made It-produced cut featuring the Croatian rapper Marz. In celebration of the re-release, iLoveMakonnen has shared the song; listen above. Read our Rising interview with iLoveMakonnen. Check out Drake and iLoveMakonnen's video for "Tuesday":

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  • 5 Things Your Fans Absolutely Hate

    Dec 15

    1. When you send them a direct, pseudo personal message on FB asking them to give you money or come to your show Let’s face it, you haven’t actually talked to any of these people in years. But all of a sudden you’re sending every single one of them (all 2000) a friendly 3-paragraph message […]

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  • D'Angelo's New Album Black Messiah Is Out Now, Available to Stream

    Dec 14

    Update: The album is available now on iTunes. And stream it via Spotify, below. We've heard the debut single "Sugah Daddy" (above). Now, as it debuts in full at a New York City listening session sponsored by Red Bull Music Academy and Afropunk, we've learned more details about D'Angelo's Black Messiah. Find the tracklist below. During the listening session, a lyric pamphlet was handed out. It revealed that Q-Tip and Kendra Foster (Funkadelic) contributed lyrics, while ?uestlove, bassist...

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  • Panda Bear Shares Trippy Animated "Boys Latin" Video

    Dec 15

    GIF via Panda Bear's Tumblr Following "Mr Noah", Panda Bear has shared another new song from his forthcoming album Panda Bear Meets the Grim Reaper. This one's called "Boys Latin", and it comes with its own animated video directed by Isaiah Saxon and Sean Hellfritsch from Encyclopedia Pictura. It premiered tonight on Adult Swim, fitting right in with the channel's trippy aesthetic with its fantasyland depiction of a boy encountering a mysterious, pulsating circle. Watch it below. Read our...

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  • D'Angelo's New Album Black Messiah Is Out Now

    Dec 14

    Update: The album is available now on iTunes. We've heard the debut single "Sugah Daddy" (above). Now, as it debuts in full at a New York City listening session sponsored by Red Bull Music Academy and Afropunk, we've learned more details about D'Angelo's Black Messiah. Find the tracklist below. During the listening session, a lyric pamphlet was handed out. It revealed that Q-Tip and Kendra Foster (Funkadelic) contributed lyrics, while ?uestlove, bassist Pino Palladino, and drummer James...

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  • New 21+ #livemusicvenue added to +Indie on the Move in Irving, TX - The Cellar Restaurant & Bar. Live...

    Dec 15

    New 21+ #livemusicvenue added to +Indie on the Move in Irving, TX - The Cellar Restaurant & Bar. Live music can be held any night of the week. All genres welcome: http://ow.ly/FSEtX The Cellar Restaurant & Bar

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  • DIIV Issue Statement on Bassist's "Inexcusable" 4Chan Posts, "Discussing His Future in the Band"

    Dec 15

    Photo by Tom Spray Earlier this weekend, it was revealed that DIIV bassist Devin Ruben Perez (pictured far left) wrote sexist, racist, homophobic, and anti-Semitic remarks on the website 4chan. DIIV's Zachary Cole Smith responded to these allegations extensively on Twitter "I will never EVER tolerate sexism, racism, homophobia, bullying, or bigotry of any kind. I'm doing everything to get to the bottom of this," he tweeted. Perez himself tweeted, "I'm not sexist, racist or a misogynist and...

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  • DIIV's Devin Ruben Perez Under Fire for Sexist, Racist, Homophobic Remarks on 4chan

    Dec 14

    Photo by Tom Spray A Tumblr called Sexism in Music has a series of posts which assert that DIIV bassist Devin Ruben Perez (pictured far left) wrote sexist, racist, homophobic, and anti-Semitic remarks on the website 4chan. Representatives for DIIV have been contacted and offered no comment on the story. According to the blog, Perez has been posting under the name "Devin-Chan". Sexism in Music pointed to remarks about Perfect Pussy's Meredith Graves (who is called "a bitch" and rated based...

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  • D'Angelo Details New Album Black Messiah, Being Released Tonight

    Dec 14

    Update: The album will be on sale at midnight tonight. We've heard the debut single "Sugah Daddy" (above). Now, as it debuts in full at a New York City listening session sponsored by Red Bull Music Academy and Afropunk, we've learned more details about D'Angelo's Black Messiah. Find the tracklist below. During the listening session, a lyric pamphlet was handed out. It revealed that Q-Tip and Kendra Foster (Funkadelic) contributed lyrics, while ?uestlove, bassist Pino Palladino, and...

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