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  • Youth Lagoon Announces Tour

    Jul 27

    Youth Lagoon, aka Trevor Powers, is preparing to release Savage Hills Ballroom, the follow-up to 2013's Wondrous Bughouse, on September 25 via Fat Possum.  In the weeks preceding and following the release of his new LP, Powers will tour Europe and North America. Today, he's expanded that tour even further; check out an updated itinerary below. Youth Lagoon: 09-10 Bozeman, MT - Filling Station 09-11 Missoula, MT - Top Hat 09-12 Boise, ID - Egyptian Theatre 09-21 Brooklyn, NY - Rough Trade...

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  • Antitrust Lawfare Breaks Out: Google, Spotify vs. Apple

    Jul 27

    Amidst a host of other suspicious activity on the part of Spotify and Google, the Federal Trade Commission is instead investigating Apple regarding their 30% commission on "digital consumables" sold through their app store. _____________________________ Guest Post by Chris Castle on Music Technology Policy As reported in The Verge, that ever-reliable source for Spotify press releases, the Federal Trade Commission is apparently continuing its investigation of Google….no wait…Apple. ...

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  • 10 Ways to Make More Money Selling Music Lessons on Your Website

    Jul 27

    Good news for those of you who teach music! We've compiled a list of more ways you can use your website to make money selling music lessons.

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  • Florence and the Machine Share Short Film Featuring "Queen of Peace" and "Long & Lost"

    Jul 27

    Florence and the Machine have shared a short film for the How Big, How Blue, How Beautiful tracks "Queen of Peace" and "Long & Lost". The video continues a narrative that began with the clips for "What Kind of Man", "St. Jude", and Ship to Wreck". (It also features some nudity.) It was directed by Vincent Haycock. Watch it below via NPR Music.

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  • CD Baby's DIY Musician Conference Early Bird Pricing to End Soon

    Jul 27

    CD Baby will host its inaugural DIY Musician Conference in Chicago, IL this fall. The DIY Musician Conference will take place Friday, October 23 through Sunday, October 25, at the historic Congress Plaza Hotel in downtown Chicago. Tickets for the CD Baby DIY Musician Conference are available now through July 31 at the early bird rate of $49. After July 31, the price will go up to $79. To purchase your ticket, visit: www.diymusiciancon.com The conference will focus on practical steps...

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  • Haim and Chvrches' Lauren Mayberry Chat, Hilariously, Backstage at Pitchfork Music Festival

    Jul 27

    Haim didn't perform at this year's Pitchfork Music Festival, but they did hang out at the fest, taking in sets from their buddies Tobias Jesso Jr. and Chvrches. Backstage after Chvrches' set, Danielle, Este, and Alana Haim sat down with frontwoman Lauren Mayberry for the Talkhouse's podcast. In their funny, freewheeling conversation, the Haim sisters and Mayberry discussed forgetting lyrics on stage, how to pronounce "GIF", getting hit in the face while performing, and more. Listen above. Read...

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  • Local/regional Hip Hop, Rap acts needed for 9/12 at Big V's in #StPaul MN: http://ow.ly/Q7J5t #gigging...

    Jul 27

    Local/regional Hip Hop, Rap acts needed for 9/12 at Big V's in #StPaul MN: http://ow.ly/Q7J5t #gigging #DIY #gigs4u

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  • Local/regional Hip Hop, Rap acts needed for 10/10 at Norm's Alibi Sports & Ent. Bar in #Jacksonville...

    Jul 27

    Local/regional Hip Hop, Rap acts needed for 10/10 at Norm's Alibi Sports & Ent. Bar in #Jacksonville FL: http://ow.ly/Q7J5t #gigging

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  • Local/regional acts needed for Aug-Oct dates at Elbo Room in #Chicago IL: http://ow.ly/Q7J5t #gigging...

    Jul 27

    Local/regional acts needed for Aug-Oct dates at Elbo Room in #Chicago IL: http://ow.ly/Q7J5t #gigging #DIY #gigs4u

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  • Local Alt, Indie, Pop, Pop Punk, Rock acts needed for 9/1 at Front Of House Lounge in #Springfield MO...

    Jul 27

    Local Alt, Indie, Pop, Pop Punk, Rock acts needed for 9/1 at Front Of House Lounge in #Springfield MO: http://ow.ly/Q7J5t #gigging #DIY

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