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  • Deconstructing The Cover Song And How To Use The To Grow A Fanbase

    Sep 17

    Releasing a cover song can be an excellent means of introducing new fans to your music by offering them something familiar. Here we break down when and how a song should be covered, the importance of giving it a unique spin, and how to deal with the copyrights which are involved. _____________________________ Guest Post by Rob Gold, Manager, Sync Licensing, The Orchard Covers are great conduits for your artists and your label to attract new fans and bring a bit of familiarity to your...

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  • Spotify Adds Artist "About" Pages with Bios, Stats, More

    Sep 17

    Spotify continues to iterate and this change brings information that both music fans and the industry will find useful.  Today, Spotify added an About page that includes artist bios, play stats and other information. _____________________________ Today Spotify launched artist About Pages to give offer in depth information on each artist. Available as a tab across artist pages, it includes: ●      Biographies with full screen image browsing ●      Monthly listener stats ●      Global rank...

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  • Calexico Team With Neko Case for "Tapping on the Line" Live Video

    Sep 17

    Calexico have shared a new live video for their Edge of the Sun track "Tapping on the Line", which features Neko Case. Directed by Jason Roark, the clip was shot at Portland, Oregon's Flora Recording & Playback studios during the band's recent tour with the Decemberists. Watch it below, and check out Calexico's upcoming tour dates. Calexico: 09-18 Chicago, IL - Goose Island Fulton Street Brewery 09-19 Shakopee, MN - Festival Palomino 09-20 Milwaukee, WI - Turner Hall * 09-22...

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  • Run the Jewels Become Squawk the Jewels in "Colbert" Sketch

    Sep 17

    Earlier this week, Run the Jewels stopped by "Late Show With Stephen Colbert", where they performed alongside TV on the Radio. Today, Colbert dropped a sketch in which El-P and Killer Mike announce their decision to build off the Meow the Jewels remix project, which will feature their rapping remixed over the sound of cat noises. Now, they'll be Squawk the Jewels, Couple Arguing Outside a Party the Jewels, Nixon Tapes the Jewels, and many more. Watch the very funny sketch, which features some...

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  • DWNLD Adds $12 Million Funding, Launches Free App Maker

    Sep 17

    Just a year after launch, DWNLD has received $12M from Greylock Partners to scale its app maker business which is already popular with musicians, celebrities and YouTube stars. The company has received a total of $14 million in funding to date.  DWNLD’s App Maker generates branded, customizable native apps for both iOS and Android, for users who don’t have any previous coding experience.  The app maker now also offers both free and paid tiers. “Now that we’ve proven demand for a simple,...

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  • Lindstrøm Remixes Frida From ABBA's "I Know There's Something Going On"

    Sep 17

    In 1982, ABBA member Anni-Frid "Frida" Lyngstad released a solo album called Something's Going On, which was produced by Phil Collins. On October 23, Polar Music will release a limited edition reissue of that album, and to mark the occasion, Lindstrøm has remixed the single "I Know There's Something Going On". Listen to both the remix and a dub version below. Lindstrøm's remix and dub version are also out on October 23 via Smalltown Supersound. The Something's Going On reissue—available in an...

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  • OR, ID, WA acts needed for 11/13 at Cypress Lounge (Bellevue, WA): http://ow.ly/Sku8s #gigging #DIY ...

    Sep 17

    OR, ID, WA acts needed for 11/13 at Cypress Lounge (Bellevue, WA): http://ow.ly/Sku8s #gigging #DIY #gigs4u

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  • Local Indie, Rock acts needed for 10/14 at Blackthorn 51 in #Queens NY: http://ow.ly/Sku8s #gigging ...

    Sep 17

    Local Indie, Rock acts needed for 10/14 at Blackthorn 51 in #Queens NY: http://ow.ly/Sku8s #gigging #DIY #gigs4u

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  • Hip Hop, Rap acts needed for 11/22 at The Rusty Nail (Ardmore, PA): http://ow.ly/Sku8s #gigging #DIY...

    Sep 17

    Hip Hop, Rap acts needed for 11/22 at The Rusty Nail (Ardmore, PA): http://ow.ly/Sku8s #gigging #DIY #gigs4u #Philly

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  • Hip Hop, Rap acts needed for 11/23 at Toad's Place (New Haven, CT): http://ow.ly/Sku8s #gigging #DIY...

    Sep 17

    Hip Hop, Rap acts needed for 11/23 at Toad's Place (New Haven, CT): http://ow.ly/Sku8s #gigging #DIY #gigs4u

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