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  • Ex Live Nation Labs, Warners Exec Ethan Kaplan Joins Gracenote As SVP Music

    Mar 25

    Unsurprisingly, it didn't take digital music veteran Ethan Kaplan long to land well after the breakup of Live Nation Labs. Today Gracenote announced he's getting a prime office in their executive suite. Just how Kaplan plans to satisfy his lifelong obsession with REM remains unclear... __________________________________ Gracenote has named former Live Nation Labs and Warner Music Group executive Ethan Kaplan its Senior Vice President and General Manager of Music. Kaplan will begin his new...

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  • Mavis Staples Announces EP, Shares "Your Good Fortune"

    Mar 25

    Earlier this year, Mavis Staples worked with Jeff Tweedy to release the final recordings of her late father Pops Staples. Now, she's back with another record of her own. The four-song EP Your Good Fortune is out April 21 via Anti-. That's the title track above.  The EP was produced by Son Little, who wrote two of the tracks specifically for Staples ("Your Good Fortune" and "Fight"). The other two tracks are songs she's covered before: Blind Lemon Jefferson's "See That My Grave Is Kept Clean"...

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  • QT Shares "Hey QT" Video

    Mar 25

    QT has shared the video for her "Hey QT" single, which was produced by Sophie and A. G. Cook. It shows her developing the DrinkQT energy drink. Watch below. Also, you can now grab a free download of Diplo's "Hey QT" remix, courtest of XL. Download it here. 

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  • A$AP Rocky Announces New Album At.Long.Last.A$AP, Shares New Verse

    Mar 25

    Photo by Eric Ray Davidson for GQ A$AP Rocky's LongLiveA$AP follow-up is, as promised, coming "seriously soon". According to an interview with GQ, it's called At.Long.Last.A$AP.  Rocky, whose birth name is Rakim Meyers, tells GQ, "I'm claiming ownership of my legacy. Look at it: At.Long.Last.A$AP. A-L-L-A. Like slang for 'Allah.' It's the return of the god MC. I'm named after Rakim, and I'm finally facing what it means: I was born to do this shit. And I hope I get to do it for a very long...

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  • Accordion Games: Why Spotify’s Free Service Should Constantly Grow And Contract

    Mar 25

    Spotify is feeling pressure from Universal Music Group and others to drop or drastically reduce free streaming.  But Jon Maples argues its not an either or proposition. ____________________________________ Guest post from Jon Maples UMG’s CEO Lucian Grande woke up one day and figured out that Spotify was giving away too much music and it was impacting digital sales, which have slumped considerably. The company controls a considerable amount of popular music throughout the world. In some...

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  • Toro Y Moi Shares New Track "Run Baby Run"

    Mar 25

    Toro Y Moi, aka Chaz Bundick, has shared a new song called "Run Baby Run", another song from his forthcoming record What For? (Previously, he's shared "Empty Nesters" and "Buffalo"). Listen to it above. What For? will be released on April 7 via Carpark Records.  Read our interview with Toro Y Moi.

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  • iTunes Adds Indie Genre Page To iTunes Store

    Mar 25

    iTunes has been actively making changes to it's US store for quite some time. After catching heat for seemingly catering to major labels, one of the iTunes store's additions is an Indie spotlight page.  Found under the "Genre" tab, iTunes breaks Indie music into sub-genres featuring Indie Electric, Indie Pop, Indie Hip Hop, Indie Dance, and Indie Rock to highlight the best of up and coming Indie music. The page also features the most popular Indie content, pre-orders, and emerging artists...

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  • Father John Misty Extends Tour, Adds Shows With Alabama Shakes

    Mar 25

    Photo by Emma Tillman Father John Misty has announced an extension to his current tour. It will take him around the world this summer and fall, in support of his recent I Love You, Honeybear. He'll hit various festivals and open for Alabama Shakes. Check out the dates below. Misty also recently appeared on the CBC radio program the Strombo Show for an interview and a performance; listen to that here. Read "How to Make Love", our feature on Father John Misty. Father John Misty: 03-25...

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  • New On Hypebot's Music Industry Jobs Board: Might Owl Productions, Jamplify, Citrus & More

    Mar 25

    New on our Jobs Board are a music projects manager for NYC's Night Owl Productions, a biz dev job at live music analytics leader Jamplify and a talent buyer for LA's Citrus' venues. Click on each link to learn more and find more on Hypebot's Music Industry Jobs Board.  HIRING? Here's how to post your job: You can also post a job here starting @ just $29 for 30 days.  That small fee includes exposure on Hypebot.com, on our social media channels and for an additional fee across the web on...

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  • Tink Preaches, Dances With Timbaland in the "Ratchet Commandments" Video

    Mar 25

    Tink's video for new single "Ratchet Commandments" features the teenage Chicago singer/rapper preaching on a pulpit, dressed up like an ancient Egyptian queen, and generally having fun while hanging out with Timbaland. It was directed by Dave Meyers, who directed many of Missy Elliot's classic videos, as well as clips by OutKast, Rihanna, and more. As previously reported, Timbaland told a crowd at SXSW that Aaliyah appeared to him in a dream, co-signing Tink.

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