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  • Chance the Rapper and the Social Experiment Share "Hiatus"

    May 24

    Photo via Instagram While you wait on Chance the Rapper and the Social Experiment's Surf, the Chicago outfit have shared another transmission from their home studio. "Hiatus" is a 78-second track housed in the same SoundCloud link where he shared "Home Studio (Back Up in This Bitch)" last year. Listen above. Hiatus broadcast — Chance The Rapper (@chancetherapper) May 23, 2015 Another broadcast from my home studio https://t.co/yWlR4TofqG — Chance The...

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  • Hip Hop, Rap acts needed for 6/18 at Bourbon & Branch in #Philadelphia PA: http://ow.ly/Nmc0F #gigging...

    May 24

    Hip Hop, Rap acts needed for 6/18 at Bourbon & Branch in #Philadelphia PA: http://ow.ly/Nmc0F #gigging #DIY #gigs4u

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  • Acts needed for 7/5 & 7/12 at Charlie Bob's Restaurant in #Nashville TN: http://ow.ly/Nmc0F #gigging...

    May 24

    Acts needed for 7/5 & 7/12 at Charlie Bob's Restaurant in #Nashville TN: http://ow.ly/Nmc0F #gigging #DIY #gigs4u

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  • This Week in Music Commentary

    May 24

    Spotify, One Hit Wonders, Music and Fashion and Piracy past and present all were given great consideration during this very active week in music commentary. Perhaps you have something to share here our on our sister blog MusicThinkTank? Spotify Just Parked Its Tanks On YouTube’s Lawn The Death Of One-Hit Wonders How Music And Fashion Thrive As One Contract Leak Shows How Sony Let Spotify Get Off Cheap 5 Reasons The Major Labels Didn't Really Blow It With Napster Epic...

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  • Grimes Says New Album Coming in October

    May 24

    Photo via Instagram Grimes says that the follow-up to her album Visions is coming in October. In a series of tweets to fans (below), she revealed that it will be surprise-released this fall, was largely recorded with "real instruments," and "every track is super different." She says that none of the songs resemble her recent singles "Go" and "REALiTi".  @blacknbhdwhite oct! — dolly dothraki (@Grimezsz) May 24, 2015 @Luis_RIbarra fall but it'll be a surprise release cuz I want fans to get...

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  • Arca Shares "Washed Clean"

    May 24

    Following last year's very good album Xen, Arca just dropped a new track today on SoundCloud. It's called "Washed Clean". When someone on Twitter told him "the beat didn't drop," he replied, "you're welcome." Listen above. Read our Update feature with Arca.

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  • Last Week's Most Read Posts On Hypebot

    May 24

    A leaked  Sony Music and Spotify contract, Taylor Swift's "Bad Blood" marketing campaign, unusual but effective music career investments and the war on piracy all topped this week's most read posts on Hypebot. Epic Fail: The War On Piracy 7 Smart But Unusual Music Career Investments Taylor Swifts "Bad Blood" Marketing Campaign Sony's Spotify Contract Music Managers Call For Change After Sony Leak

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  • Lana Del Rey Says Honeymoon Is Coming in September

    May 23

    Photo by Chuck Grant Lana Del Rey revealed earlier this year that she was at work on a new album called Honeymoon. During last night's show in Ridgefield, Wash., Stereogum reports (via Reddit) that she told the audience that the album will arrive in September. The album will reportedly include a cover of "Don't Let Me Be Misunderstood" (popularized by Nina Simone). Here's her "Ultraviolence" video:

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  • Jeff Tweedy, Dan Deacon, DIIV's Zachary Cole Smith Discuss Krautrock in New Documentary

    May 23

    Noisey have shared a new episode of their "Under the Influence" documentary series that focuses on krautrock. The 30-minute video explores the genre's influence, and it features interviews with Jeff Tweedy, Dan Deacon, Interpol's Daniel Kessler, plus members of Can, Neu!, Föllakzoid, and others. It also features DIIV frontman Zachary Cole Smith recording a krautrock song in the studio. Watch the whole thing below.

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  • Getting It Done: The Week In D.I.Y and Indie Music

    May 23

    Tips learned from Taylor Swift, a must have social media image size chart and a free tool to create great images topped the tips to for Getting It Done this week. But that's just the start... What We Learned From Taylor Swift’s “Bad Blood” Marketing Campaign Social Media Image Size Chart 2015 [INFOGRAPHIC] This One Free Tool Will Make All Of Your Social Media Look Better Five Smart Ways Freelance Musicians Can Utilize YouTube 2015 Social Media Pyramid By CyberPR Think...

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