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  • Let's Disqus, Shall We?

    Oct 21

    What Do You Think Of Hypebot's New Comment System? For those of you who are wondering if the new girl knows how to spell, I do, I promise - I just have a couple questions for you those of you who loyally read our articles… in silence. For the amount of daily page views, you seem to be a relatively closed lip audience, so we've been toying with various ways to break the ice and drive community conversation amongst Hypebot.com readers like yourself. We figure if you're browsing, reading, and...

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  • Lorde's "Royals" Banned in San Francisco for the Duration of World Series

    Oct 21

    There are three things happening on the flipside of my computer screen right now. I am planning every aspect of my week around the World Series because GO GIANTS, I am writing this article, and I am listening to Lorde's "Royals" while doing so. GASP. Blasphemy? Nah, I'm just testing the claims. San Francisco Giants fans were up in arms that local radio stations were still playing Lorde's hit song "Royals" after the Thursday night Major League Baseball National League pennant win against the...

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  • Yo La Tengo Reissue Painful in Deluxe Edition, Announce 30th Anniversary Shows

    Oct 21

    In celebration of the band's 30th anniversary, Yo La Tengo have announced a reissue of their 1993 Matador LP Painful. It's called Extra Painful and is out December 2 on the same label, in 2xLP and 2xCD formats. These deluxe editions of the record will include demos, unreleased studio takes, live acoustic recordings, and other related tracks. The "Shaker" single will also be reissued on 7" vinyl (included with the 2xLP). See the tracklistings here. The reissued is packaged with the first YLT...

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  • Weezer Ask Fans for Career Advice

    Oct 21

    Weezer has launched a new Facebook survey, in which they ask for fans' advice in choosing their next single. They are rather blunt about it: "How much do you think each of these 3 songs would help Weezer's career if released as the next single?" You can choose from "Ain't Got Nobody", "Da Vinci", and "Go Away", which features Best Coast's Bethany Cosentino. The singles all come from Weezer's most recent album, Everything Will Be Alright in the End. Watch Best Coast and Weezer play "Go Away":

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  • Google Play Music Introduces Songza Integration

    Oct 21

    Google Play has announced a new version of Google Play Music that integrates Songza technology for the first time since Google acquired the company this summer. While this rollout features slick graphic upgrades across Android, iOS, and web platforms, and more user friendly functionality, it is much more than a simple aesthetic upgrade. Songza's customizable "Music Concierge" technology allows the listener to drive their listening experience, or to take a back seat and enjoy the full service...

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  • 5 Ways Indie Labels & Artists Can Increase Music Monetization

    Oct 21

    From the INgrooves newsletter.  1. Today’s music marketplace is dynamic! Understand how to maximize monetization for all platforms.  Two key examples are YouTube and Spotify. YouTube channel maintenance should focus on: regular updates, thorough claiming procedures and integration with other social media channels.  2. On Spotify, fanbases should be built from within: get profiles verified, create dynamic playlists to engage fans, preview exclusive content on Spotify where appropriate, use...

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  • New all ages #livemusicvenue added to +Indie on the Move in #WestChester PA - Roots Cafe. Live music...

    Oct 21

    New all ages #livemusicvenue added to +Indie on the Move in #WestChester PA - Roots Cafe. Live music is primarily held Wednesday - Saturday nights in their sister bar (Sprout Music Collective) next door. All genres welcome: http://ow.ly/D7rWK Roots Cafe

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  • New 21+ #livemusicvenue added to +Indie on the Move in #Olympia WA - Rhythm & Rye. "Rhythm & Rye is ...

    Oct 21

    New 21+ #livemusicvenue added to +Indie on the Move in #Olympia WA - Rhythm & Rye. "Rhythm & Rye is a bar/music venue put together by a seasoned bartender/promoter and the hands of the community it serves. We strive to create a comfortable hang out spot to imbibe great beverages, be with friends, and enjoy some great live music!" Live music is held Sunday (regular performer), Monday (Jazz series), Wednesday (open mic), Thursday (Jazz jam), Friday, and Saturday nights. All...

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  • Local/regional Hip Hop, Rap acts needed for 12/4 at The Boardwalk (Orangevale, CA): http://ow.ly/D7tYN...

    Oct 21

    Local/regional Hip Hop, Rap acts needed for 12/4 at The Boardwalk (Orangevale, CA): http://ow.ly/D7tYN #gigging #DIY #gigs4u

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  • Local/regional Hip Hop, Rap acts needed for 12/9 at The Alley in #Sparks NV: http://ow.ly/D7tYN #gigging...

    Oct 21

    Local/regional Hip Hop, Rap acts needed for 12/9 at The Alley in #Sparks NV: http://ow.ly/D7tYN #gigging #DIY #gigs4u

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