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  • M.I.A. at Work on Mixtape and Short Film

    Jun 9

    Photo by Rachel Robinson M.I.A. has revealed that she's working on a three-song mixtape that'll be accompanied by a short film, as The Fader points out. "It's real !" she wrote on Instagram. "here's my press release you know that same time as my label." She called it "a piece of work that has no boundaries and transitions." Check out the details below, in the form of an e-mail she screenshotted for Instagram. A photo posted by MIA (@miamatangi) onJun 8, 2015 at 3:45pm PDT Watch the...

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  • Caribou Shares New Daphni Track "Usha"

    Jun 9

    Caribou's Dan Snaith has just shared a new track as Daphni. It's called "Usha", and it's an edit of Indian artist Usha Uthup's "Main Gul Badan" and Alex Israel's "Colugo". "I'm not claiming authorial input," Snaith wrote on Twitter. "Please support the original tracks / artists." Listen to it above. Read our "5-10-15-20" interview with Snaith. Watch Caribou's set at Pitchfork Music Festival:

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  • Spotify CEO Daniel Ek Responds To Apple Music Launch With Just 2 (Now Censored) Words

    Jun 9

    Spotify CEO Daniel Ek is not known for his brief responses. But his reaction to yesterday's highly anticipated launch of Apple Music was just two now deleted words delivered on Twitter.  Imagine them being accompanied by a big drowsy yawn... Related articles Full Text Of Today's Apple Music Press Announcement Apple Music Service To Add Artist Friendly Direct To Fan Social Features Apple Music Unveiled: 'Beats One' 24/7 Live Radio, D2F Platform Connect, $10 Per Month, 3 Month Free...

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  • Six Simple, Effective Ways To Motivate Bandmates

    Jun 9

    Does it feel like your band is trudging through mud? Is it difficult to get people to show up for rehearsals or learn their parts? Have people stopped contributing to the writing process? You're probably facing a common problem that many aspiring bands face: a drop in group motivation. _______________________________________ Guest Post by Dylan Welsh On Sonicbids Blog Getting a band off the ground is hard work, and it's really easy to get discouraged. However, it really is a possibility...

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  • Jamie xx Previews Score to Ballet Tree of Codes

    Jun 9

    Photo by Noah Kalina Jamie xx has scored Tree of Codes, a ballet that was commissioned by the Manchester International Festival and inspired by the Jonathan Safran Foer novel of the same name. Below, you can watch a trailer for the ballet that includes a Jamie xx track called "Pianna". The ballet opens at the Manchester International Festival on July 2. Tree of Codes was choreographed by Wayne McGregor in an environmental created by visual artist Olafur Eliasson; soloists and other dancers...

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  • Blur Announce Comic Travel To Hong Kong With Blur

    Jun 9

    Blur's newest album, The Magic Whip, takes much of its inspiration from Hong Kong, as its music videos and associated interviews attest. The latest project to stem from this aesthetic is Travel to Hong Kong With Blur, a comic developed by KongKee, an artist with the Hong-Kong-based studio, Penguin Lab. Set in a futuristic version of the city, the comic whisks the band away to a fantastical world where nostalgia and progress collide. It'll be available on Blur's...

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  • Local Americana, Blues, Folk, Reggae, Roots act needed for 7/5 at Bocci's Cellar in #SantaCruz CA: http...

    Jun 9

    Local Americana, Blues, Folk, Reggae, Roots act needed for 7/5 at Bocci's Cellar in #SantaCruz CA: http://ow.ly/O4efU #gigging #DIY

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  • Local/regional rock bands needed for 6/29 at MoJo's (Jamestown, NY): http://ow.ly/O4efU #gigging #DIY...

    Jun 9

    Local/regional rock bands needed for 6/29 at MoJo's (Jamestown, NY): http://ow.ly/O4efU #gigging #DIY #gigs4u

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  • The Black Keys' Dan Auerbach Details Arcs Album Yours, Dreamily, Shares "Stay In My Corner"

    Jun 9

    Recently, the Black Keys' Dan Auerbach announced the formation of his new solo project called the Arcs, along with "Stay in My Corner" b/w "Tomato Can", his single to coincide with the Mayweather/Pacquiao fight. Now, he's offered up the tracklisting for the band's debut album Yours, Dreamily, which arrives September 4 via Warner Bros. Check it out below, along with "Stay in My Corner", via NPR.  Yours, Dreamily: 01 Once We Begin (Intro) 02 Outta My Mind 03 Put A Flower In Your Pocket 04...

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  • AM NEWS BRIEF: Apple Music Details and Reaction • Kobalt Launches Global Collection Society • Revolt Mucis Conference • More

    Jun 9

    Tuesday 6.9.2015 Music Business News & Views From Around The Web Updated continuously under our More News tab. CLICK HERE 

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