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  • How Much Can You Earn From A Music Video On YouTube? [INFOGRAPHIC]

    May 20

    We've all read the stories. "Musician Gets Rich (or at least makes a good living" Posting Videos On YouTube."  But just how much money can you make on YouTube?  This chart offers some answers. via FanDisto Related articles YouTube Turns 10 Today [Official Stats] The Breakdown Of Monetization On YouTube How Project InnerTube Helped Pull YouTube Out of the Gutter A Youtube Guide for Business uTube Analyzer Pro 2.0 - YouTube SEO Software Tool!!!

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  • Jamie xx Teams With Young Thug and Popcaan on "I Know There's Gonna Be (Good Times)"

    May 20

    Jamie xx has shared "I Know There's Gonna Be (Good Times)", another track from his forthcoming debut In Colour. It features Young Thug and Popcaan. Listen to it below. In a new interview with NME, Jamie said In Colour will influence the xx's forthcoming album. "The album feels like the next part of what we're all doing rather than just be branching off," he said. "It has definitely informed what we're doing for the next [xx] album."  In Colour arrives June 1 via Young Turks. Check out Jamie's...

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  • Ducktails Explores California in "Headbanging in The Mirror" Video

    May 20

    Matt Mondanile, the Real Estate member who also performs under the name Ducktails, recently announced St. Catherine, his forthcoming album (it's out July 24 via Domino). Today, he's shared a video for the LP's lead single, "Headbanging in the Mirror". Directed by Rose Schlossberg (daughter of Caroline Kennedy, granddaughter of John F. Kennedy and Jackie Kennedy), the clip puts the viewer in the passenger seat of Mondanile's car as he drives across southern California, stopping every so often to...

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  • What We Learned From Taylor Swift’s “Bad Blood” Marketing Campaign

    May 20

    Sunday night saw the world watch as musicians from every corner of entertainment came together for the Billboard Music Awards. It was an event that had been promoted for weeks, and it was filled with as many headline-worthy moments as promised, including the world premiere of Taylor Swift’s long-awaited “Bad Blood” music video.                                                                                          Guest Post by James Shotwell on The Official Blog of Haulix Whether or...

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  • How literate are YOUR lyrics?

    May 20

    Studying the dumbness of pop music When someone says “literate songwriting,” I think of Dave Carter, Kool Keith, Mary Gauthier, Elvis Costello. But let’s think about it more… literally, as songwriting that requires the listener to have some level of reading proficiency. If we printed out the lyrics for 225 recent #1 songs on Billboard‘s […] The post How literate are YOUR lyrics? appeared first on DIY Musician Blog.

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  • Spotify Adds Personalization, Video, Podcasts, News from MTV, VICE, BBC, NPR, Slate, Comedy Central, Nerdist, Others

    May 20

    [UPDATED] "Today music discovery and collection have converged.... radio and the record store are converging (online)," said Spotify CEO Daniel Ek during his introduction to today's launch event.  But music was just the jumping off point, as Spotify added audio and video content from a variety of major sources. As rumored, Spotify today added video and audio content from dozens of major partners including MTV, BBC, Vice, Comedy Central, NBC and The Nerdist.  Podcasts and a variety of...

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  • Sadat X’s DIY Musician Blog Takeover

    May 20

    A series of video interviews with the influential rapper Sadat X, one of the founding members of legendary hip-hop group Brand Nubian, has put out 12 albums over the last 3 decades — and it was clear to us after his appearance at CD Baby’s official SXSW showcase earlier this year that he’s still one […] The post Sadat X’s DIY Musician Blog Takeover appeared first on DIY Musician Blog.

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  • Spotify Launches Video Streaming, Artist Radio Shows, Running Program, Other Features

    May 20

    At a press conference in New York today, Spotify announced the addition of several new features, including video content, podcasts, news, original programming, and a new running program. The new features launch on iPhones today in the U.S., with further launches coming soon. Spotify's video content will include original and rebroadcasted shows from partners including Vice News, the BBC, NBC, Slate, E!, Adult Swim, MTV, Comedy Central, ESPN, Condé Nast, and TED. There will be a video series...

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  • Official Videos Introducing Spotify Personalization, New Content and Running App

    May 20

    Spotify today added audio and video content from dozens of major sources along with new personalization options to its music streaming service.  To introduce the new offering, Spotify created two videos. ___________________________ This overview offers a sample mix of music and new audio and video content: This video introduces its new Spotify Running app:  MORE:  Spotify Adds Personalization, Video, Podcasts, News From MTV, VICE, BBC, NPR, Slate, Comedy Central, Nerdist,...

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  • For Snapchat's Next Trick, Music Videos

    May 20

    Breaking new ground for Snapchat, popular electronic dance musician, Goldroom, will be debuting their new EP as well as four videos exclusively on Snapchat Discover. Snapchat worked directly with Goldroom to produce top quality vertical videos optimized for their massive mobile audience. A new video will be released daily beginning May 22nd.                                                                                                            Josh Deutsch, CEO and co-founder of...

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