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  • Pentangle Founder John Renbourn Has Died

    Mar 26

    John Renbourn, who was a founding member of the English folk group Pentangle, has died. He was 70 years old. The Guardian reports that Renbourn was found at his home in Hawick, Scotland, after failing to show up for a scheduled concert on Wednesday night.  Renbourn, along with Bert Jansch, Jacqui McShee, Terry Cox, and Danny Thompson, founded Pentangle in 1968. They released several albums, such as 1968's The Pentangle, 1969's Basket of Light, and 1970's Cruel Sister.  Pentangle disbanded...

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  • Former Beats Music CEO Launches "Chosen", A Mobile Performance Based Competition Platform

    Mar 26

    Answering his own question "Can we turn music consumption into a game?" ex-CEO of Beats Music, David Hyman is back, launching his 4th music startup, "Chosen", this morning.                                                                                    Brought to you by the team...

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  • Built to Spill Share "Living Zoo" Video

    Mar 26

    Built to Spill will release Untethered Moon on April 21, their first studio album since 2009's There Is No Enemy. Today, they're releasing the visual for single "Living Zoo", which features a road trip that takes a number of surreal turns. Jordan Minkoff directed the clip. Watch it below via Noisey. They previously also shared another song, "Never Be the Same". 

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  • 3 Branding Lessons From Music's Biggest Superstars

    Mar 26

    It may be better to go against the grain and do what you know is meaningful to you. Sure, your work may not resonate with the masses, but it'll resonate with the folks that matter.  ____________________________________________ Guest Post by Tyler Allen on Sonicbids Blog A few months ago, I wrote a piece on branding lessons we can learn from music's biggest names. It includes some great advice on branding yourself, the power of collaboration, and knowing when to reinvent your work....

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  • Run the Jewels and Zack De La Rocha's "Close Your Eyes (And Count to Fuck)" Video Is a Battle Between Cop and Unarmed Black Man

    Mar 26

    Run the Jewels, aka Killer Mike and El-P, have released the video for "Close Your Eyes (And Count to Fuck)", their Run the Jewels 2 highlight featuring Rage Against the Machine's Zack De La Rocha. Directed by A.G. Rojas, the clip features a battle between two exhausted men: a cop and an unarmed black man. The cop is played by Shea Whigham ("Boardwalk Empire", "Agent Carter") and the kid by Keith Stanfield (Short Term 12, Snoop Dogg in the upcoming N.W.A. biopic Straight Outta Compton). Watch it...

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  • Throwback Thursday: Obsolete Technologies That Will Baffle Today’s Kids

    Mar 26

    Time is a changin' and so is the technology. Join us for a little stroll down memory lane and pay tribute to some of the finest technology no one born after 1990 will even recognize.                                                                                                 Guest Post by Alan Cross on A Journal Of Music Things Back in my day, kids, we used to have one of these if we wanted to listen to our music on the go. We needed one of them because our phones looked like...

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  • Impractical Advice For A Better Music Career

    Mar 26

    WARNING!!! This article may shock and offend you, but give you much needed advice for advancing your music career.                                                                                        If you are reading this, then you would like the answer to the million dollar question, "How do I improve my music career?" Well, that may be a difficult question to answer fully. Thankfully, in this article Brandon Waardenburg shares the cold, hard truth on what it takes to make it in the...

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  • The National and Menomena Members Team Up as Pfarmers, Announce Debut Album

    Mar 26

    Pfarmers is a new band featuring Danny Seim (Menomena, Lackthereof), Bryan Devendorf (the National), and horn player Dave Nelson. Their debut album Gunnera is out May 12 via Jurassic Pop. Check out "The Ol' River Gang" above and the album cover and tracklist below. A limited pressing of 250 will be available on green vinyl. There's also an ultra limited collector's edition of the album, limited to 50 copies, that come with handmade seed bomb sculptures by artist Edward Cabral. The sculptures...

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  • Glastonbury Festival Responds To Anti-Kanye Petition

    Mar 26

    You know the music festival world is changing when Billy Joel is playing Bonnaroo and Paul McCartney is headlining Lollapalooza. So you'd think it would not be a surprise when Glastonbury books Kayne West. 125,000 fan disagree. ___________________________________________ More than 125,000 people have signed a petition to cancel Kanye West's headlining slot at this year's Glastonbury Festival in favor of a rock act. The petition at Change.org says: "Kanye West is an insult to music fans...

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  • urRadio Breaks The Music Streaming Mold, Puts All Users On Air With New Music Technology

    Mar 26

    This morning, urRadio launched an impressive set of creative, music discovery, and social tools empowering anyone to create, discover, and share live streaming music and talk radio stations.                                                               urRadio is putting the power to become an on-air DJ in the hands of anyone with enough initiative to try it out. Built specifically with creatives in mind, urRadio users can host their own show, talk live with listeners via audio or instant...

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