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  • Local Acoustic, Alt, Americana, Indie, Pop, Rock acts needed for 6/18 at The Sidewinder Tavern in #Denver...

    May 21

    Local Acoustic, Alt, Americana, Indie, Pop, Rock acts needed for 6/18 at The Sidewinder Tavern in #Denver : http://ow.ly/Nfizm #gigging

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  • Dan Deacon Remixes Death Cab for Cutie's "Black Sun"

    May 21

    Photo by Tonje Thilesen Death Cab for Cutie returned last month with their eighth LP, Kintsugi. Now, Dan Deacon, who also recently released a new album, Gliss Riffer, has given one of Death Cab's new songs, "Black Sun", the remix treatment. You can listen to the new version above via Brooklyn Vegan. Watch the video for the original "Black Sun":

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  • Getting People To Come To Your Show On A Weeknight

    May 21

    Any band that's toured at least once knows that attendance at shows varies not only city by city, but also day by day. Scheduling events is tough enough, and sometimes getting a slot at 9:30 p.m. on a Tuesday night simply cannot be avoided, and yet you're expected to bring in the crowds. So, what's a band to do?                                                                                                                     Guest Post by Hugh McIntyre on Sonicbids Blog You need to sell...

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  • Mark Kozelek, Bill Callahan, David Byrne Appear on Paolo Sorrentino's Youth Soundtrack

    May 21

    Last year, it was reported that Red House Painters/Sun Kil Moon's Mark Kozelek would appear in Youth (which was then called The Early Years), a feature film directed by Italian director Paolo Sorrentino. (That's him and Sorrentino, pictured above.) Now, the film's soundtrack has been revealed. Kozelek contributes two songs under his own name and one as Sun Kil Moon; Bill Callahan and David Byrne also make appearances. It'll be released overseas on May 26. Check out the tracklist below, via Film...

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  • Did Spotify Leak Their Own Sony Contract?

    May 21

    A leaked copy of Sony Music's 2011 - 2013 contract with Spotify unleashed a multitude of complications for Sony and the entire music industry.  But who leaked the document? David Lowery has a theory. __________________________ By David Lowry on The Trichordist Just think about this. This document was scanned 13 days ago?!  If The Verge scanned this document why did they wait so long to “break” the story? So it seems likely The Verge did not scan this contract and this is the original...

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  • Music publishing administration explained

    May 21

    How CD Baby Pro will help you collect all the publishing royalties your music generates Last week we posted an article by CD Baby’s Director of Publishing, Rob Filomena, called “What is music publishing administration, and why do I need it?“ If you’re curious about your publishing rights, what publishing royalties your music may be […] The post Music publishing administration explained appeared first on DIY Musician Blog.

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  • Indie Music Retailers Launch “Vinyl Tuesdays”

    May 21

    Vinyl has helped  to revive the otherwise struggling independent record store sector. Now indie music retailers are taking the promotion of vinyl beyond their annual Record Store Day with Vinyl Tuesdays. ________________________ From A2IM Vinyl Tuesday is an initiative set up by Independent retailers to celebrate vinyl releases. Every Tuesday, participating retailers will celebrate by highlighting special-edition, catalog, promotional, and new releases on vinyl. The goal is to maintain...

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  • Destroyer Returns With Poison Season, Shares "Dream Lover"

    May 21

    Dan Bejar's last Destroyer album was 2011's excellent Kaputt. In 2013, he shared his Five Spanish Songs EP. On August 28, he returns with the double LP Poison Season (via Merge in the U.S. and Dead Oceans in the UK). That's the artwork and album cut "Dream Lover" above. The same day, Bejar will release a two-song 12" companion piece to the album. It features a remix of "Forces From Above" and an orchestral version of "Times Square, Poison Season". The latter song opens the album and is...

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  • AM NEWS BRIEF: Spotify Reaction • Jack White Defends Tidal • Madeon Loves Soundcloud • StubHub App • More

    May 21

    Thursday 5.21.2015 Music Business News & Views From Around The Web Updated continuously under our More News tab. CLICK HERE 

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  • The Tallest Man on Earth Performs "Sagres" on "Conan"

    May 21

    The Tallest Man on Earth recently released his latest album Dark Bird Is Home. He and his band performed one of the tracks from that album, "Sagres", on last night's episode of "Conan". Watch it below. Earlier in the episode, Conan urged viewers to change the channel and watch David Letterman's final show instead. Watch the Tallest Man on Earth play "Revelation Blues" for "City of Music":

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