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  • Patreon Has Been Hacked

    Oct 1

    "Yesterday I learned that there was unauthorized access to a Patreon database containing user information," Jack Conte, CEO and Co-founder of  Patreon wrote users overnight. "Our engineering team has since blocked this access and taken immediate measures to prevent future breaches. I am so sorry to our creators and their patrons for this breach of trust. " While no credit cards, social security numbers or other sensitive information were breached, a change of password is recommended.  ...

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  • The Struggle Of Selling vs. Giving Away Music [Kosha Dillz]

    Oct 1

    Here rapper Kosha Dillz discusses the pros and cons of giving music away for free, with a specific focus on how offering free music can frequently benefit an artist in other less immediate ways by building a positive relationships with fans.  Guest Post by Kosha Dillz   I am writing this article with the hopes that by giving this music away for free, I will not only experience what it is like to gain thousands of fans, but also let people hear the best music I ever made and guarantee that...

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  • Pell Shares Intense Video for Dave Sitek-Produced "Café Du Monde"

    Oct 1

    On November 6, TV on the Radio's Dave Sitek's label Federal Prism will release the new album from New Orleans rapper Pell. It's called LIMBO and it features the track "Café Du Monde", produced by Sitek. The track's video, directed by Tyler Yee, tells an intense story about sexual assault. Watch it below.

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  • Last minute act needed for 10/2 at The Crosskeys Tavern (Chillicothe, OH): http://ow.ly/ST4RE #gigging...

    Oct 1

    Last minute act needed for 10/2 at The Crosskeys Tavern (Chillicothe, OH): http://ow.ly/ST4RE #gigging #DIY #gigs4u

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  • Powell Responds to Steve Albini Billboard Craziness in New Interview

    Oct 1

    Earlier this week, XL bought a billboard in London (that's it above) to promote new Powell single "Insomniac". The billboard featured an email the producer received from Steve Albini, concerning Powell's request to sample his vocals on the track. Thanks to Albini's invective – a colorful attack on "mechanized dance music" and "its stupid simplicity" – the story took off. Now, in an interview with the Quietus, Powell has addressed the furore. Powell says: I got an email from Steve, and...

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  • Razor And Tie Link With Indie Powerhouse Concord Bicycle Music For New Joint Venture

    Oct 1

    Independent music group Concord Bicycle Music and the co-founders of touchstone indie label Razor and Tie, Cliff Chenfeld and Craig Balsam, have formed a new joint venture, Razor & Tie Enterprises. Under the terms of the new worldwide agreement, Concord Bicycle Music will acquire a significant stake in the new company, administer Razor & Tie Music Publishing and support the further expansion of the Razor & Ties Kidz Bop brand. Concord Bicycle will provide these services through...

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  • How To Monetize Your Music On YouTube

    Oct 1

    YouTube has undeniably become one of the most important tools with which artists engage both preexisting and potential fans, but in order to effectively monetize this engagement, a certain procedure must be followed. ___________________________________ Guest Post by Jon Ostrow on the Bandzoogle Blog YouTube is undoubtedly one of the most important tools for musicians to market and engage with fans online. But how does YouTube make you money? Rather than simply allowing YouTube to run...

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  • The Roots (as "Black Simon & Garfunkel") Sing the Weeknd's "Can't Feel My Face" With the Real Art Garfunkel on "Fallon"

    Oct 1

    On last night's episode of "The Tonight Show", ?uestlove and Kirk Douglas of the Roots donned their best black turtlenecks once again to appear as their recurring characters "Black Simon & Garfunkel". They began singing the Weeknd's "Can't Feel My Face", in the style of the folk icons. Right before the chorus hit, they were joined on stage by the actual Art Garfunkel, who helped turn the Weeknd's hit into something that would've fit right in on Bridge Over Troubled Waters. (There's even a...

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  • How Does The Average Indie Musician Spend Their Day? [INFOGRAPHIC]

    Oct 1

    How does the average independent musician spend his day?  Filled with self doubt according to this amusing, but perhaps all too accurate graphic.   from the Violin Channel via CD Baby   Related articles 4 Things Your Music Publicist Should Never Say How To Become A Successful Performing Artist In The New Millennium - Part One One Helluva Musical Butt Whoopin'

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  • Zomby Shares New Track "Acid Surf"

    Oct 1

    Photo by Shawn Brackbill Zomby recently signed with XL to release two new EPs, Let's Jam EP1 and Let's Jam EP2. Today, he's shared a track from the former. It's called "Acid Surf", and you can hear it above. Both EPs come out October 9.

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