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  • Conor Oberst Performs "Zigzagging Toward the Light" on "Kimmel"

    Nov 12

    Conor Oberst was the musical guest on last night's episode of "Jimmy Kimmel Live". He did the Upside Down Mountain single "Zigzagging Toward the Light". Watch it below. Watch Conor Oberst's video for "Common Knowledge":

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  • Johnny Marr Does the Smiths' "Stop Me If You Think You've Heard This One Before" on "Fallon"

    Nov 12

    Former Smiths guitarist Johnny Marr stopped by "The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon" last night. He did "Easy Money", the single from his latest solo album Playland. While that performance hasn't surfaced online quite yet, check out the bonus web exclusive of Marr and his band doing the Smiths track "Stop Me If You Think You've Heard This One Before". Read our interview with Marr here. "Stop Me If You Think You've Heard This One Before":

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  • Antony and the Johnsons' "You Are My Sister" Video to Show Every Night Next Month in Times Square

    Nov 12

    The Midnight Moment is a rotating video installation in Times Square. For the final three minutes of each night for an entire month, the same video appears, counting down to midnight. Björk's "Mutual Core" was previously featured. For the entirety of December, Antony and the Johnsons' video for "You Are My Sister", directed by Charles Atlas, will play every night in Times Square. Antony and Atlas' Midnight Moment celebrates the release of Turning, the concert film...

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  • YouTube Signs Licensing Deal With Independent Labels

    Nov 12

    When YouTube announced plans to launch a music subscription service, the company faced resistance from the Worldwide Independent Network (WIN)—an organization that represents independent labels around the world. WIN accused YouTube of lowballing labels and threatening to block content. Following a months-long dispute, YouTube and the indies have finally come to an agreement, The New York Times reports. YouTube has reportedly signed a licensing deal with Merlin,...

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  • Rick Ross and Jay Z Share Timbaland-Produced Track "Movin' Bass"

    Nov 12

    Rick Ross' new single "Movin' Bass" is yet another collaboration with Jay Z. This one's produced by Timbaland. Listen to a radio rip from Funk Flex's Hot 97 show above via Nah Right. Watch Ross take part in last year's MMG press conference, via Pitchfork.tv:

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  • Arcade Fire's Win Butler and Régine Chassagne, Tweedy Set for Mavis Staples Tribute Concert

    Nov 12

    On November 19, Mavis Staples is being celebrated at a hometown tribute concert called "I'll Take You There: Celebrating 75 Years of Mavis Staples". The concert at Chicago's Auditorium Theatre will feature performances from Staples alongside several special guests, including Arcade Fire's Win Butler and Régine Chassagne, Tweedy, and many others. Gregg Allman, Bonnie Raitt, Emmylou Harris, Michael McDonald, Eric Church, Widespread Panic, Aaron Neville, Buddy Miller, Keb' Mo', Otis Clay, Grace...

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  • Les Savy Fav's Tim Harrington Directs "National Metal Dogs" Videos for VH1 Classic's "National Metal Day"

    Nov 12

    Today is "National Metal Day" on VH1 Classic—all metal, all day long. To help promote the day of metal-centric programming, Les Savy Fav's Tim Harrington teamed with the internet famous Marnie the Dog to create a series of "National Metal Dogs" shorts. They are, predictably, ridiculous. Watch one below. Harrington, writer and co-creator of VH1 Classic’s animated shorts "Metal Headzzz", composed the song in the clip below. Here are the lyrics: Sniff Cerberus' butt then...

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  • A$AP Ferg and YG Team Up for "This Side"

    Nov 11

    A$AP Ferg and YG are heading on the BestCoast Connection Tour in a couple days. First, they've shared a collaborative new track called "This Side". That's it above. On December 15, YG is releasing a film-and-soundtrack project called Blame It on the Streets. The 30-minute short looks at the rapper's (krazy) life behind the music on My Krazy Life. YG co-wrote and stars in the film, which features a nine-song soundtrack. Find the tracklist and artwork below. Read our Guest List with YG. ...

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  • Swans Announce Tour

    Nov 11

    Photo by Samantha Marble Swans are about to head out for yet another stretch of tour dates behind their excellent album To Be Kind. The itinerary features the band's first-announced dates for 2015, including their recently announced appearance at Big Ears Festival. The band also recently reissued their debut album Filth, and on November 25, they'll release the Oxygen EP. Swans: 12-12 Brooklyn, NY - Warsaw  02-17 Portland, ME - Port City Music Hall 02-18 Providence, RI -Columbus...

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  • Which popular Christmas songs are still protected by copyright?

    Nov 11

    ‘Tis the season… If part of your music promotion plan this year is to release some Christmas songs — and that’s always a smart plan, since people love to buy music around the holidays —  you need to make sure you’re dotting all your i’s and crossing all your t’s. Are the songs you’re choosing to release still […] The post Which popular Christmas songs are still protected by copyright? appeared first on DIY Musician Blog.

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