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  • Shamir Launches "Call It Off" Relationship Hotline

    Apr 22

    Shamir's debut album Ratchet is out May 19 on XL. Today, he launched the "Call It Off" Relationship Hotline, a dial-in service where Shamir will solve all your relationship needs. Dial 1-844-4SHAMIR and you'll be presented with three options: 1) You can leave a message explaining your problem, and Shamir will get back to you with thoughts; 2) You can hear the recently released "Call It Off" through the phone; 3) You can hear the options all over again, but in a deep voice. (If you're in the UK,...

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  • 5 Tips for Making Big Career-Defining Decisions

    Apr 22

    The music business can often be flighty. In fact, it can be a bona fide emotional roller coaster. Decisions are tough. In music and in life, we all come to a point where we have to make big decisions that can change everything.                                                                                              One day you have a record deal and six months later find yourself dropped. One day you make a massive deal and a month later the deal falls through. With such uncertainty...

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  • Music Messenger Raises $30 Million From A Russian Billionaire and Music Biz Who's Who

    Apr 22

    Bubble?  What bubble?  You know the music tech space is still hot when Music Messenger, an app that allows users to share free music, raises $30 million from a Russian billionaire a soccer club owner and a who's who of musicians. Music Messenger, a  mobile app that allows users to send palylists to friends for free has raised $30 million from a diverse group of private investors.  Music Messenger is now valued at $100 million and had previously raised $5 million. Participants in the new...

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  • WED. NEWS BRIEF: Believe Digital Readies For Battle • Tidal Tumbles • FB Shifts Feed • Music Messenger Adds $30M • More

    Apr 22

    Wednesday 4.22.2015 Music Business News & Views From Around The Web Updated continuously under our More News tab. CLICK HERE 

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  • 4 Productivity Hacks for Musicians (And Everyone Else)

    Apr 22

    These days, everybody's looking for ways to be more productive than the day before, and being a musician doesn't get you out of getting work done. Squeezing the most out of every minute has become essential – and exhausting. With so much to do in the realms of recording, gigging, and promoting, and so many distractions (not to mention not nearly enough time for any of it), how is anybody supposed to get anything done?                                                                          ...

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  • Interest In TIDAL Is Sinking Faster Than The Titanic [NEW STATS]

    Apr 22

    Haters gonna hate, but the critics have been particularly vocal about TIDAL.  The streaming music that Jay Z bought and relaunched with the help of superstar partners was just enriching the already rich, they said. And besides, with no free tier, who would sign up?   Just a couple of weeks after relaunching, interest in Jay Z's TIDAL streaming music service has dropped substantially.  In fact  TIDAL's iOS app, which has peaked late last month at 24 on the overall download chart, had fallen...

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  • Mac DeMarco Announces Another One Mini-LP With Goofy Video

    Apr 22

    Photo by Tom Spray Mac DeMarco has announced Another One, an eight-song release. It's out August 7 via Captured Tracks, as Rolling Stone points out. Below, you can watch a goofy promo video filmed by his girlfriend, Kiera McNally, that details the making of the record. The iTunes pre-order for the mini-LP includes instrumental versions of every track. Mac has also extended his current tour. Check out the full schedule below. Another One: 01 The Way You'd Love Her 02 Another One 03 No...

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  • Spoon's "Inside Out" Remixed by the Strokes' Fabrizio Moretti for Remix EP

    Apr 22

    Spoon will release an EP of remixes of They Want My Soul cut "Inside Out" on April 28. The collection features remixes by Fabrizio Moretti of the Strokes, Dan Boeckner's band Operators, Tycho, and film composer Brian Reitzell. Listen to Moretti's remix below. However, Bon Iver's cover isn't on the EP. Read our interview with Britt Daniel here.

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  • AM NEWS BRIEF: Believe Digital Readies For Battle • Tidal Tumbles • FB Shifts Feed • Music Messenger Adds $30M • More

    Apr 22

    Wednesday 4.22.2015 Music Business News & Views From Around The Web Updated continuously under our More News tab. CLICK HERE 

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  • ReverbNation Launches CONNECT Songs Publishing Services In Partnership With Sentric Music

    Apr 22

    The suite of services available to indie and DIY musicians continues to broaden. Artist services platform ReverbNation today added to its already robust offering via a partnership with Sentric Music. ReverbNation today launched CONNECT Songs, a publishing administration service in partnership with Sentric Music. The new service will collect publishing royalties globally with no long-term publishing agreement required and no upfront fees.  Sync services and neighboring rights management are...

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