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  • The Doobie Brothers Sue Cover Band Claiming They Own The Word "Doobie"

    Jul 27

    The Doobie Brothers do not cite the etymology of the term "doobie" in their trademark lawsuit against the Doobie Decimal System rock band, though the slang term predated the band by a few years. Doobie Brothers Corp. and Doobro Entertainment on Friday sued Roger McNamee and Jason Crosby, who perform under the name Doobie Decimal System, a classic-rock cover band. McNamee, also with Moonalice, and Crosby, a guitarist and fiddle player who has played with Eric Clapton, Carlos Santana, Dave...

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  • Ezra Koenig's Latest Radio Show Features Florence Welch Pranking Ezra, Rashida Jones Rejecting Robin Thicke, More

    Jul 27

    On the newest episode of Ezra Koenig's radio show "Time Crisis" on Apple Music's Beats 1 radio station, the Vampire Weekend frontman sat down with Florence and the Machine's Florence Welch. When Koenig asked if she remembered how they first met, she told a story about the time she and MGMT's Andrew VanWyngarden hid in Koenig's festival dressing room and surprised him by spraying him with juiceboxes. Listen to the episode here; Welch appears around the 50 minute mark.  There's also a short...

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  • Jamie xx Mixes The War on Drugs, Holden, The Doors, More on Beats 1 Show

    Jul 27

    Jamie xx appeared on Apple Music's Beats 1 radio station over the weekend. He played a one-hour mix including music by The War on Drugs, Holden, The Persuasians, Deadboy, Apparat, Pedro Aguiar, The Durutti Column, and The Doors, as well as songs from In Colour. Check it out here. Why not follow Lorde's lead and listen while completing a 1000-piece jigsaw? jamie xx did a great beats 1 show last night perfect for turning up we listened to it while we did a 1000 piece jigsaw of the state of...

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  • What Next For Music Marketing?

    Jul 27

    Can Spotify really save the music industry? Many artists and labels are putting their faith in streaming services, both as a source of direct revenue and a way of gaining access to data on their fans, but they might be better off relying on more old school methods. ​__________________________   Guest Post by Lucy Blair from her own website Hybrid Language   Much has been made in the music industry recently of the impending death of the traditional album and sales cycle, and the effect...

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  • AM NEWS BRIEF: Apple Music's Impact Underwhelms • Midem Head Exits • 50 Cent Fined $2M • Instagram • More

    Jul 27

    Monday 7.27.2015 Music Business News & Views From Around The Web Updated continuously under our More News tab. CLICK HERE 

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  • Disclosure and Sam Smith Team for “Omen” Video

    Jul 27

    Disclosure and Sam Smith have shared a video for their collaborative track "Omen", which will appear on Disclosure's forthcoming album Caracal. It's the second part of a series of Ryan Hope-directed videos for tracks from the album, which follow a rebel named Mariella through a dystopian sci-fi landscape. (The first part was the video for "Holding On".) Watch it below. Caracal is out September 25 via PMR/Island. Watch Disclosure's full performance at Pitchfork Music Festival Paris:

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  • Erykah Badu Shares FEEL BETTER, WORLD! Mixtape

    Jul 26

    Erykah Badu has shared a mixtape of soul, jazz, and iconic funk music including Eddie Kendrick's "My People...Hold On" and RAMP's "Come Into Knowledge", Okayplayer reports. The mix was posted along with the following message: ALL OVER THE GLOBE...KEEP WALKING TALL BROTHERS AND SISTERS. SOMEDAY WE WILL ALL BE FREE. THE WORLD IS IN NEED OF HEALING.... I CAREFULLY AND LOVINGLY SELECTED HIGH FREQUENCY TONES FOR THE SOUL.... PLEASE LISTEN FROM TOP TO BOTTOM. LOVE, ms. badu Listen to the...

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  • Rock act needed for 8/14 at Fat Baby in #NYC : http://ow.ly/Q6sLe #gigging #DIY #gigs4u

    Jul 27

    Rock act needed for 8/14 at Fat Baby in #NYC : http://ow.ly/Q6sLe #gigging #DIY #gigs4u

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  • Local/regional act needed for 7/27 at Mercury Lounge in #NYC : http://ow.ly/Q6sLe #gigging #DIY #gigs4u...

    Jul 27

    Local/regional act needed for 7/27 at Mercury Lounge in #NYC : http://ow.ly/Q6sLe #gigging #DIY #gigs4u

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  • Drake Shares Meek Mill Response "Charged Up", "Cha Cha" Remix on Beats 1 Radio Show

    Jul 26

    Update 7/25 10:35 p.m. EST: Listen to the full episode of "OVO Sound Radio" above. Tonight marked the second installment of "OVO Sound Radio", Drake's show on Apple Music's Beats 1 radio station. During the program, Drake premiered three new tracks: "Charged Up", "You Used To" (a remix of D.R.A.M.'s "Cha Cha"), and "Right Hand". "Charged Up" is believed to be Drake's response to Meek Mill, who recently suggested Drake used a ghostwriter for his verse on "R.I.C.O." from Meek's new...

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