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  • David Bowie Writes TV Theme Tune for New Crime Drama

    Sep 22

    Photo via David Bowie's Facebook Last month, it was revealed that David Bowie would be one of many musicians contributing to a forthcoming SpongeBob Squarepants musical. Today, he's announced he's been commissioned to write another original song, this one for new Canal+/Sky Atlantic TV show the Last Panthers (via the Guardian). In a statement issued via Facebook, the collaboration – Bowie's first piece of music for TV or film since 1993's the Buddha of Suburbia – is described as "a meeting of...

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  • Deezer Announces IPO To Fund Battle With Spotify, Apple Music

    Sep 22

    Because of its comparatively low profile in the US, Deezer is not always mentioned in the same sentence as Spotify and Apple Music.  But in much of the rest of the world, France based Deezer is a top tier competitor.  Global streaming music service Deezer has moved ahead of Spotify in at least one way.  It's beating it to the public markets. Deezer announced on Tuesday that it is planning an IPO on the Paris stock exchange later this year. Analysts have valued the company around $1.12...

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  • How to make money from your music on YouTube

    Sep 22

    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?

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  • Your Apple Music Free Trial Ends In Less Than 8 Days [COUNTDOWN]

    Sep 22

    Apple Music launched on June 30th with a 90 day free trial. If you're one of the hundreds of thousands (millions?) who rushed to sign up for Apple Music when it launched on June 30th, your free 90 day trial is about to run out. Will you  pay for Apple Music when your free trial is over?  Related articles Ian Rogers Beats It 13 Awesome Apps For Touring Musicians 4 Things Your Music Publicist Should Never Say Tuesday Apple Rumors: Apple May Be Testing New Mapping Technology Apple:...

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  • “The major record labels are completely clueless,” says Arcade Fire’s Win Butler

    Sep 22

    Indie artists, do you still want to get signed to a major label? In a recent interview, Win Butler, chief singer and songwriter for the Grammy-winning band Arcade Fire, said: “The major label music industry has completely ruined every aspect of their business. At every step of the way they’ve had the tools offered to […] The post “The major record labels are completely clueless,” says Arcade Fire’s Win Butler appeared first on DIY Musician Blog.

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  • Beat Happening Release Career-Spanning Compilation Look Around

    Sep 22

    Thirty years after the release of their landmark debut self-titled album, indie pop heroes Beat Happening have released a career-spanning compilation called Look Around. It's out digitally right now and will get a physical release on November 20 via Domino. Check out their 1988 track "Indian Summer" (one of Pitchfork's Best Songs of the 1980s) above and check out the full tracklist below. That's the compilation's cover art above as well. Look Around will be available on CD, gatefold double...

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  • Watch ALL 2015 Polaris Prize Performances HERE

    Sep 22

    Performances from Yesterday’s Polaris Prize. Videos will be updated throughout the day. Alvvays Viet Cong Buffy Sainte-Marie – WINNER Drake aka Braids Jennifer Castle

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  • Pandora Says Merlin Ruling Means Lower Royalty Payments Ahead

    Sep 22

    Did indie label licensor Merlin hand Pandora a big win that could mean lower payments to artists and labels? Pandora's stock soared yesterday on news that it will likely pay lower royalties starting in 2016. After its stock trades were paused twice Monday on high volume, Pandora closed at $20.77 up 5.6%, and appeared to be slipping back a bit further on Tuesday.  Pandora stock rose yesterday on news of a Copyright Royalty Board decision to consider a 3rd  payment structure negotiated by...

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  • AM NEWS BRIEF: Music Revenue Report • Apple Music Subscriber Stats • BMI Spotify Bonus • Deezer IPO • More

    Sep 22

    Tuesday 9.22.2015 Music Business News & Views From Around The Web Updated continuously under our More News tab. CLICK HERE  Related articles 4 Things Your Music Publicist Should Never Say How To Become A Successful Performing Artist In The New Millennium - Part One Promoting Your Music With Snapchat

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  • Foo Fighters Bring Out Haim and Stevie Nicks in L.A., Cover Tom Petty and Fleetwood Mac

    Sep 22

    Photo via Haim's Twitter Last year, Haim and Stevie Nicks teamed up to cover Fleetwood Mac's "Rhiannon" for the New York Times. Now, NME reports they've joined forces once more, this time backed by Dave Grohl and Foo Fighters. Below, watch them cover Tom Petty's "Draggin' My Heart Around" and Fleetwood Mac's "Gold Dust Woman" at last night's L.A. Forum concert. Haim later Instagrammed a picture of themselves shrouded in Nicks' "magical scarf". Check it out below.   When...

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