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  • Stream Diplo's Florida Reissue, Plus Bonus Tracks, Via Pitchfork Advance

    Nov 21

    In honor of its 10th anniversary, Diplo is reissuing his 2004 album Florida. The expanded, two-disc set will be released on November 28 (Black Friday) via Big Dada, and includes both the original album and a disc containing previously unheard tracks and remixes. His 2003 Epistemology Suite EP (released under the name Diplodocus) will also be included. Earlier this week, Diplo released a version of the reissue via BitTorrent. The BitTorrent version included the original album, plus an...

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  • How To Make Streaming Royalties Fair(er)

    Nov 21

    By Sharky Laguana, CEO of Bandago. This article originally appeared on Medium.com Streaming services, most notably Spotify (by far the largest) use what could be called a parimutuel royalty system: all the money collected goes into a big pool, Spotify takes their 30% off the top, and whatever is left is distributed to artists based on their share of overall plays. Spotify explains how it all works right here. It sounds perfectly fair and reasonable: if an artist wants to make more money all...

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  • Smashing Pumpkins Share "Drum and Fife" and Its Amazing Artwork

    Nov 21

    The Smashing Pumpkins' new album Monuments to an Elegy is out December 9. So far, the band have shared three songs from it: "Tiberius",  "Being Beige" and "One and All". Now, another song from the project has surfaced titled "Drum and Fife". Listen below via NME. And check out the amazing artwork, above.

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  • Musician Website Love: Grant Woell

    Nov 21

    Each week we feature one of our favorite websites on Bandzoogle. Grant Woell's site uses our Dusted theme perfectly & takes advantage of many of our tools.

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  • Spotify, Apple, YouTube And The Streaming Pincer Movement [Mark Mulligan]

    Nov 21

    By Mark Mulligan on Music Industry Blog The Financial Times yesterday reported that Apple is planning on integrating Beats Music into an iOS update as early as the first quarter of 2015. Which means the entire base of Apple’s 500 odd million iOS devices suddenly become Apple’s acquisition funnel. As I wrote back in May, this was always the strategy Apple was most likely to pursue. Of course being available to 500 iTunes customers is not anything like converting them all. Just ask U2. But it...

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  • Sony Music Partners With AARP To Sell Music To The One Group Still Willing To Pay

    Nov 21

    Millenials know only a world where free music is everywhere, but one group is still willing to pay and has the disposable income to do it - adults 50+. Chasing that market, Sony Music Entertainment and its catalog division, Legacy Recordings, have formed a new relationship with the American Association Of Retired Persons to offer its 37 million members special music packages, deals and discounts.  In addition to receiving savings on new Sony Music releases, AARP members will also be offered...

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  • R.E.M.'s Plagued Monster Tour Revisited in Clip From Documentary R.E.M. by MTV

    Nov 21

    R.E.M. have shared a five-minute clip from R.E.M. by MTV, a new documentary that traces the band's history concurrent to the rise of MTV. The documentary is included in a six-DVD retrospective, REMTV, chronicling R.E.M.'s performance history on MTV. Out November 24, it also includes R.E.M.'s "MTV Unplugged" and "VH1 Storytellers" performances, award show footage, and live MTV clips from 1995 to 2008. Read more details about the box set here. In the clip, which can be watched below via...

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  • Mogwai Shares Full Set Video From Pitchfork Music Festival Paris

    Nov 21

    Photo by Matt Lief Anderson  Mogwai were one of the many acts at this year's Pitchfork Music Festival Paris. Below, watch video of the seminal post-rock outfit's catalogue-spanning performance. All video was filmed by La Blogothèque for Pitchfork.tv. Check out photos from the fest here and here. Watch more videos from Pitchfork Music Festival Paris 2014 here.

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  • 5 tips for sending better holiday emails to your fans

    Nov 21

    How you can create an email newsletter that drives engagement and boosts sales this holiday season Did you know that 20% of all music sales happen in the last six weeks of the year?  That makes sense, since similar end-of-year sales spikes happen for books, clothes, and almost every other product on the market (except […] The post 5 tips for sending better holiday emails to your fans appeared first on DIY Musician Blog.

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  • If you only do one thing to promote your music this holiday season, email your fans

    Nov 21

    The best way to get your fans to buy your music this holiday season is… to simply ASK THEM to buy your music. The easiest way to promote your music this holiday season is to email your fans. After all, email is still the most effective form of online marketing. But if the only thing […] The post If you only do one thing to promote your music this holiday season, email your fans appeared first on DIY Musician Blog.

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