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  • New 21+ #livemusicvenue added to +Indie on the Move in #Tempe AZ - Devil's Advocate. Live music is held...

    Feb 3

    New 21+ #livemusicvenue added to +Indie on the Move in #Tempe AZ - Devil's Advocate. Live music is held on Tuesday (open mic) and Friday nights. Acoustic, Bluegrass, Blues, Country, Folk, S/S: http://ow.ly/IqOj9 Devil's Advocate

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  • Why Music Service Prices Are Falling And Can’t Get Back Up

    Feb 3

    Guest Post by David Touve on Rockonomic Spotify recently announced another solid uptick in subscriber numbers, growing from 12.5 million subscribers back in November of 2014 to 15 million as of January, 2015. In response, folks like Mark Mulligan, Jon Maples, and others have continued pondering the impact of price (e.g., $0.99/month promotions, Family plans, etc.) upon demand for music service. I thought I would startup the Somewhat Wayback Machine and try to add further to this conversation...

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  • The ONE thing you need to get your music project funded: grant proposals 101

    Feb 3

    [This article was written by guest contributor Brandon Waardenburg.] Hire a writer who has already submitted a successful proposal for the same funding you are applying for. There, that’s it.  You can stop reading now (not recommended), or continue on (very recommended) to find out why. Quite a number of years ago I hired a phenomenally […] The post The ONE thing you need to get your music project funded: grant proposals 101 appeared first on DIY Musician Blog.

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  • Vessel Shares Sexually Charged "Drowned in Water and Light" Video

    Feb 3

    Bristol producer Vessel has released the video for "Drowned in Water and Light", taken from last year's Punish, Honey. Directed by Pedro Maia, it's a collection of creepy sexual imagery with plenty of nudity, shot on Super 8 film. Check it out below, but maybe don't watch this one at work. A reminder: Vessel is playing the latest round of our Tinnitus concert series (which focuses on composers of extreme sound) tomorrow night at The Wick in Brooklyn. He'll be joined by Noveller and Container.

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  • The Making of a Studio Album Cover with Jazz Band B’s Bees

    Feb 3

    Photographer Faya gives an amazing behind-the-scenes look into the making of an album cover for Bandzoogle member B’s Bees.

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  • Vinyl Plans: How To Prepare A Release For Record Store Day

    Feb 3

    Guest Post from PledgeMusic.com Record Store Day is cause for celebration for music fans everywhere, but some artists might not realise how far in advance they must plan. We asked our UK manufacturing partner Key Production what measures artists and record labels should take in preparation for this event. When should artists and labels start thinking about their Record Store Day releases? The sooner, the better! Record Store Day will be on April 18th this year and all submissions for...

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  • EXCLUSIVE: Skype Releases Devil Makes ThreeAcoustic Video Of "Hand Back Down"

    Feb 3

    As part of a two year long program that promotes up and coming music artists across a variety of genres, from indie rock to hip-hop, Skype has been giving music fans direct access to emerging music artists during the “Ones to Watch” tour. As part of a successful launch, they've been working behind the scenes with rising alt-country artists, Devil Makes Three, asking their fans to vote for their favorite track. Having established that "Hand Back Down" is the fan favorite, Devil Makes Three has...

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  • Ratatat Announce U.S. Tour

    Feb 3

    Ratatat have been quiet for some time—their last album was 2010's LP4. But now, the duo have announced that they're heading out this spring on a short U.S. tour which includes stops at Coachella and Governor's Ball. They'll also play Primavera. Check out the dates below. No new album or new music news has been announced by the group at this time. Ratatat: 04-04 Tulsa, OK - Club Brady 04-05 Denver, CO - Ogden Theatre 04-06 Salt Lake City, UT - The Complex 04-08 Las Vegas, NV - Boulevard Pool...

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  • Saying More With Lyric Videos

    Feb 3

    Guest Post by Mike Baldo on The Daily Rind As YouTube carves out a larger space in the music community, the way music videos are being made and consumed is changing. With millions of artists and creators collaborating constantly, stunning music videos have been made that sometimes challenge typical production conventions. Along with YouTube’s Music Key, there are now multiple forms a music video can take. This combined with a lower barrier to entry has given rise to excellent alternatives you...

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  • Speedy Ortiz Detail New Album Foil Deer

    Feb 3

    Speedy Ortiz have announced Foil Deer, the follow-up to last year's Real Hair EP and 2013's album Major Arcana. It arrives April 21 via Carpark. "I gave up wasting mental energy on people who didn't have my back," frontwoman Sadie Dupuis says in press release. "Listening to our old records, I get the sense that I was putting myself in horrible situations just to write sad songs. The music isn't coming from a dark place, and without slipping into self-empowerment jargon, it feels stronger." In...

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