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  • Swans' Norman Westberg Announces Solo LP 13

    Sep 18

    Guitarist Norman Westberg has been with Swans since the band's 1983 album Filth. On November 13, he'll release a new album, titled 13, for Lawrence English's label Room40. Listen to the track "Frostbite Falls", above. Find the tracklisting and cover art below. Westberg recorded 13 in 2013, and it had been available previously in a handmade edition of only 75 copies. The album's since been remastered and edited. 13: 01 Frostbite Falls 02 Bunny Bill 03 Oops, Wrong Hat Watch Swans perform...

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  • Arcade Fire's Win Butler and Regine Chassagne Lead Dance Party Following The Reflektor Tapes Screening

    Sep 18

    Arcade Fire's film The Reflektor Tapes hits theaters on September 23, but has been screening at festivals and other events. The movie was shown at POP Montreal last night, and as the credits rolled, Butler and Regine Chassagne and Haitian band Rara Soley, who are based in Montreal, lead an impromptu dance party. (The Reflektor Tapes was partially filmed in Haiti.) Butler and Chassagne assisted on percussion, as you can see below in a couple of clips. After the party was led out of the theater...

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  • Buzz Angle Music CEO Lidestri Takes On Billboard, Nielsen SoundScan With Innovative Music Charts [INTERVIEW]

    Sep 18

    Larry Leblanc of Celebrity Access speaks with Jim Lidestri, CEO of Border City Media, a company which is competing directly with industry giant Nielsen Soundscan with the launch of its music sales analytics service and charts BuzzAngle Music. _______________________________   Guest Post by Larry LeBlanc of Celebrity Access   Founder, chairman and CEO of Border City Media, Jim Lidestri is awhirl planning the smack down of Nielsen SoundScan, the largest source of sales records in the...

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  • Big Boi and Phantogram Share Big Grams Single "Lights On"

    Sep 18

    Big Boi and Phantogram will release their self-titled Big Grams EP on September 25 via Epic. After sharing their inaugural single "Fell in the Sun", they've followed it up with "Lights On", which you can listen to below.  Read our interview with Big Grams. Watch Big Boi on Pitchfork.tv's "Selector":

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  • Toro Y Moi Shares "Half Dome" Video, Shot in Yosemite National Park

    Sep 18

    Toro Y Moi has shared a video for "Half Dome", off this year's album What For?. The video was directed by R. Adam Prieto (a photographer whom Chaz Bundick met atop the real Half Dome in Yosemite National Park), and sets footage of the surrounding vistas to Bundick's song. Check it out below. Recently, Toro Y Moi shared Samantha, a surprise collection of songs featuring collaborations with Washed Out, Kool A.D, Nosaj Thing, Rome Fortune, and more. Watch Toro Y Moi perform "Say That" at the...

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  • The Dead Weather Stream Dodge and Burn

    Sep 18

    Jack White and the Kills' Alison Mosshart's band the Dead Weather's new album, Dodge and Burn, is out on September 25. Today, it's available for streaming through Tidal, as you can see below, and the Third Man Vault. Tidal and Third Man Vault subscribers can check it out now; however, 30-second previews of each song are available for non-users. Previously, the band shared "Cop & Go" and "I Feel Love (Every Million Miles)", as well as a live version of "Mile...

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  • Music Publishing News Roundup 9.18.2015: SESAC + Harry Fox • Fair Use Fracus • YouTube Growth

    Sep 18

    This week SESAC finalized its acquisition of the country's leading mechanical rights organization, the Harry Fox Agency.  The acquisition signifies the creation of a Music Rights Organization that's the first of it's kind in the United States by enabling the company to bundle both mechanical and performance licenses. SESAC Chairman John Joseph stated "We look forward to driving greater efficiency in licensing for music users, as well as enhanced value for music creators and publishers" On...

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  • John Malkovich Enlists Yoko Ono, Sean Lennon, Ric Ocasek, OMD, Placebo, Dandy Warhols, More for Record Store Day Release

    Sep 18

    On the silver screen, John Malkovich has found fame as an actor, director, and Spike Jonze movie subject. Now, he's putting out a record. Like a Puppet Show is out on vinyl for Record Store Day's Black Friday event on November 27. This is the first in a series of releases Malkovich has planned with his collaborators, director/photographer Sandro and producer/composer Eric Alexandrakis. For Like a Puppet Show, Malkovich read Plato's Cave Allegory (as interpreted by Alexandrakis) over an...

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  • THE PITCH: Gigmit - D.I.Y. Live Booking Platform

    Sep 18

    Today, as part of our ongoing early stage music startup series THE PITCH, gigmit gets 100 words to pitch their live music booking platform which is already being used by some of Europe's top music festivals including BIME and Sziget. gigmit offers a service and the platform to get musicians where they belong – on stage! They are serving an online technology to facilitate bookings and artist applications from 25,000 artists and 2,000 promoters as easy as online shopping on amazon. Our...

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  • Local/regional Dance, Funk, Indie, Jam Band, Rock, World acts needed for 11/10 at Yucca Tap Room (Tempe...

    Sep 18

    Local/regional Dance, Funk, Indie, Jam Band, Rock, World acts needed for 11/10 at Yucca Tap Room (Tempe, AZ): http://ow.ly/So1OU #gigs

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