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  • Shamir Shares Miranda Lambert Cover

    Dec 29

    As part of their Theme Song series, Rookie enlists an artist to cover a song that has special meaning to them. The latest iteration features Las Vegas singer Shamir covering Miranda Lambert's 2009 hit "The House That Built Me". Listen below, via Stereogum.  Shamir also offered some thoughts on his choice: When you picked “The House That Built Me” to correspond with our First Person theme, what about it seemed like a good fit? I love Miranda Lambert so much. When you...

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  • Previously Unseen Footage of Nicki Minaj's High School Theatre Days Surfaces

    Dec 29

    This past weekend saw the return of the British TV show "You Saw Them Here First", which compiles footage of stars from before they were famous. In addition to early performance clips from Katy Perry, Paloma Faith and others, Saturday night's episode offered a rare glimpse into Nicki Minaj's life pre-rap-stardom, back when she studied theatre at the prestigious Fiorello H. LaGuardia High School in New York City. The minute-or-so of footage features Minaj (née Onika Miraj, class of '00)...

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  • Thom Yorke Releases His Latest Music Sales Experiment On Bandcamp

    Dec 29

    [UPDATED] Tom Yorke is now selling his new music via direct to fan platform BandCamp. With Radiohead, Yorke was the first major artist to offer new music using the "pay-what-you-want" model. As a solo artist, he's tried a variety of new release and sales platforms, including most recently, BitTorrent bundles.  His goal with each of these experiments has to been to bypass "the self elected gate-keepers." Yorke has both released  a new song and put his latest album, previously only available...

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  • The DIY Musician Blog’s top 10 articles from 2014

    Dec 29

    There’s only a few days left in 2014, which means it’s time to recap your favorite DIY Musician articles from this year. Live performance disasters, the debate over free streaming, the relationship between age and success, music marketing tips, sticking it to American Idol, and much more. Here’s a list of the top DIY Musician […] The post The DIY Musician Blog’s top 10 articles from 2014 appeared first on DIY Musician Blog.

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  • A Look Back At The Top Music Business Stories Of 2014 [Upward Spiral Podcast}

    Dec 29

    We're reposting this recent episode of our Upward Spiral podcast it's the perfect recap of the music business and music tech sector in 2014 and look ahead to the coming year. Kyle Bylin and Cortney Harding talk with Darren Hemmings, who runs digital consultancy Motive Unknown and curates the daily music industry newsletter the Daily Digest.  Subcribe to Hyepbot's Upward Spiral podcast in iTunes, play recent shows on SoundCloud, or follow on Twitter.  LISTEN NOW:  The Upward Spiral...

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  • Why SoundCloud Will Beat Other Streaming Music Services [Best of Hypebot 2014]

    Dec 29

    As 2014 comes to an end, we look back at the year's most read posts on Hypebot. This one is by Dan Polaske, an entrepreneur & blogger.  Who is the current leader in the streaming service war? Not Spotify. Not Rdio. Not Deezer. Not Beats Music (just launched) The answer: YouTube! Ok so YouTube is not technically a streaming service, however more music is streamed on YouTube than any of these other streaming services. Why is that? There are many reasons. The biggest being user generated...

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  • Mac DeMarco Is Selling a Pair of Sneakers on eBay For Charity

    Dec 29

    Mac Demarco is selling a pair of Vans he wore on tour to benefit Willie Mae Rock Camp for Girls. Even though there are six days left in the auction, the bidding has already climbed north of $10,000, via Stereogum. From the eBay listing: I'm selling an old pair of my shoes. I've John Hancocked the left shoe. Will anyone buy an old stinky pair of shoes? I don't know. lets wait and see. I'll probably throw some other crap in the box before shipping it, I dunno what.  If you're one of those kids...

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  • Thom Yorke's Releases His Latest Music Sales Experiment On Bandcamp

    Dec 29

    Tom Yorke is now selling his new music via direct to fan platform BandCamp. With Radiohead, Yorke was the first major artist to offer new music using the "pay-what-you-want" model. As a solo artist, he's tried a variety of new release and sales platforms, including most recently, BitTorrent bundles.  His goal with each of these experiments has to been to bypass "the self elected gate-keepers." Yorke has both released  a new song and put his latest album, previously only available via...

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  • Frank Ocean, Lil B In the Studio Together

    Dec 29

    Photo via Lil B's Tumblr According to Lil B's Dior Paint Tumblr, he and Frank Ocean have recently been in the studio together. Though there's no word on where this possible collaboration might show up, Lil B's caption—"RARE photo of LIL B x FRANK OCEAN IN THE STUDIO TOGETHER!! NEW MUSIC COMING SOON! Collect this! - Lil B"—provides a vague idea of what to expect. As Frank Ocean finishes his follow-up to Channel Orange, it has been previously reported that the singer has been in the studio with...

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  • MON. NEWS BRIEF: Sony "Interview" Music Lawsuit, Swift's 10 Weeks @ #1, Pinterest Ads, Pandora & More

    Dec 29

    MONDAY 12.29.2014 Music Business News & Views From Around The Web  CLICK HERE  Updated Continuously @ Hypebot's More News Tab 

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