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  • The Cost Of Breaking A Major Label Act

    Dec 11

    By Bobby Owsinski on Music 3.0 Blog The latest IFPI (International Federation of the Phonograph Industry - boy, is that name outdated) recently came out with a report about the state of the music industry and a few of the elements that were analyzed included how much the major labels spent on developing new acts. Here are some interesting figures. The cost of breaking an act is between $500k and $1 million. The typical advance averages between $50k and $350k Typical album recording...

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  • Watch Jarvis Cocker Cover Celine Dion, Pussy Riot Cover Le Tigre at Vice 20

    Dec 11

    Last Friday, Vice threw a huge bash celebrating their 20th year as a company. Artists like Pulp's Jarvis Cocker, Pussy Riot, Lil Wayne, Karen O, Ghostface, Raekwon, Andrew W.K, and Action Bronson, along with Jonah Hill (with Spike Jonze) and Scarlett Johansson, took the stage, backed by a band lead by the Yeah Yeah Yeahs' Nick Zinner. Today, Vice began releasing official videos of the performances. Below, watch Cocker covering Celine Dion's "Power of Love" as well as Pussy Riot covering Le...

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  • Call for Intern Applicants | Hypebot.com & Skyline Music Agency

    Dec 11

    Hypebot.com & Skyline Music Agency | Internship Openings Are you looking for a way to get your foot in the door with a music agency or gain experience digital marketing? Hypebot.com and Skyline Music Agency are seeking to fill two internship positions open to collegiate students or young professionals interested in learning more about how to successfully be a part of today’s music industry.  Digital Marketing Internship | This position is geared specifically towards the efficient use...

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  • Jay Z, Russell Simmons Meet With New York Governor Andrew Cuomo to Discuss Justice Reforms

    Dec 11

    Jay Z and Def Jam co-founder Russell Simmons met with New York governor Andrew Cuomo yesterday to discuss criminal justice reforms, the Associated Press reports. The meeting was called in the wake of national protests over the lack of indictments for police officers in the deaths of Eric Garner in New York and Michael Brown in Missouri. According to Simmons, Cuomo pledged to seek reforms that would appoint special prosecutors to cases involving police brutality, the AP reports. However,...

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  • Our Virtual Panel Looks Back on 2014 | Dave Cool of Bandzoogle

    Dec 11

    Dave Cool, Director of Artist Relations at Banzoogle joins us next on Hypebot.com's 2014 Year End Virtual Panel. Cool lands among other YouTube Music key skeptics: "I’m not sure what impact it will have. YouTube has gotten away with being the largest free music streaming service for years. I don’t know how they’re going to get people to start paying for it now, and it already seems confusing." Find out more about how 2014 impacted Bandzoogle and what Dave Cool thinks this past year will mean...

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  • Diplo, Grizzly Bear's Ed Droste, Vampire Weekend's Rostam Batmanglij Turn Ty Dolla $ign's "Stand For" Into New Song "Long Way Home"

    Dec 11

    Diplo, Grizzly Bear's Ed Droste, and Vampire Weekend's Rostam Batmanglij have teamed up to remix Ty Dolla $ign's "Stand For" into a new song they're calling "Long Way Home". It replaces Ty Dolla $ign's raps with new vocals. The original song was co-produced by Diplo and DJ Dahi. As Diplo wrote on his Soundcloud (and quickly took down), "its about time that indie rock acts started to co-opt rap beats!" Watch Rostam and Vampire Weekend on an episode of Pitchfork.tv's "Over/Under":

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  • Local Alt, Ambient, Funk, Indie, Jam, Rock acts needed for 3/7 at Asheville Music Hall in #Asheville...

    Dec 11

    Local Alt, Ambient, Funk, Indie, Jam, Rock acts needed for 3/7 at Asheville Music Hall in #Asheville NC: http://ow.ly/FJpz6 #gigging

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  • Local Alt, Ambient, Funk, Indie, Jam, Rock acts needed for 4/18 at Frank's Power Plant in #Milwaukee...

    Dec 11

    Local Alt, Ambient, Funk, Indie, Jam, Rock acts needed for 4/18 at Frank's Power Plant in #Milwaukee WI: http://ow.ly/FJpz6 #gigging

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  • Local Alt, Ambient, Funk, Indie, Jam, Rock acts needed for 3/23 at Ham & Eggs Tavern in #LosAngeles ...

    Dec 11

    Local Alt, Ambient, Funk, Indie, Jam, Rock acts needed for 3/23 at Ham & Eggs Tavern in #LosAngeles CA: http://ow.ly/FJpz6 #gigging

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  • Local Alt, Ambient, Funk, Indie, Jam, Rock acts needed for 4/16 at Triple Rock Social Club in #Minneapolis...

    Dec 11

    Local Alt, Ambient, Funk, Indie, Jam, Rock acts needed for 4/16 at Triple Rock Social Club in #Minneapolis MN: http://ow.ly/FJpz6 #gigging

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