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  • Connecting With Fans Through Messaging Apps

    May 8

    Communication is always a priority, you can never seem to have enough of it. It’s no wonder that messaging apps and services are continuing to see a growth trend. There are many to choose from, some you likely already use to stay in touch with friends and family. Let’s start by looking into a few platforms and ways to connect and engage with your fans through them.                                                                              Guest Post by Joanna Noyes on The Daily...

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  • I Hope Apple Kills Free Streaming, But Not For The Reason You Think

    May 8

    There have been multiple reports over the last few days that the Department of Justice is looking into the accusation that Apple is pressuring the major record labels to end their license agreements with music distribution services offering free tiers. The European Union has a similar investigation underway, so there must be some fire under all that smoke.                                                                                        Guest Post by Bobby Owsinski on Music 3.0...

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  • New On Hypebot's Music Industry Jobs Board: A&R at FiXT, Assistant at The Knoller Group

    May 8

    New on our Jobs Board is a coveted A&R gig at FiXT Records, and assistant positions at The Knoller Group, an artist management and brand development organization and a management firm Middle West (Bon Iver, S Carey, Aero Flynn). Find out more here. ARE YOU HIRING? Here's how to post your job: You can also post a job here starting @ just $29 for 30 days.  That small fee includes exposure on Hypebot.com, on our social media channels and for an additional fee across the web on the...

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  • FRI NEWS BRIEF: Spotify To Add Video, Revenue Tops $1B • Rhapsody Gets $10M Loan • Ticketing Startup Una Lands $1.5M • More

    May 8

    Friday 5.8.2015 Music Business News & Views From Around The Web Updated continuously under our More News tab. CLICK HERE 

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  • Local/regional Folk Rock, Indie acts needed for 6/12 at Silvie's Lounge in #Chicago IL: http://ow.ly...

    May 8

    Local/regional Folk Rock, Indie acts needed for 6/12 at Silvie's Lounge in #Chicago IL: http://ow.ly/MH9Ut #gigging #DIY #gigs4u

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  • The Slits Launch Kickstarter to Fund New Documentary

    May 8

    Before she died of cancer in 2010, Ariane Daniela Foster—better known as Ari Up, leader of the seminal punk outfit The Slits—tasked her friend Jennifer Shagawat with putting the band's story to film. Five years later, Shagawat and director William E. Badgely have launched a Kickstarter page for a new documentary, Here to be Heard: The Story of The Slits, which combines tour footage, photographs, and interviews to chronicle the chameleonic career of the London punk pioneers. They're looking for...

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  • 7 Steps to Artistic Longevity in the New Music Business

    May 8

    The attention span of the human mind is diminishing. In the world of music this is especially true. Not only are attention spans getting shorter, but the world is being over-saturated with music (good and not so good) through various digital outlets. Can your music make it for the long haul?  _______________________________________________ Anyone can be a music star with a good YouTube video or Vine and that makes it difficult to create a legitimate career that can last for decades to...

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  • Musician Website Inspiration: Nicely organized homepage

    May 8

    Each week we highlight one of our favorite sites using Bandzoogle to give you some inspiration for your own music website!

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  • Psonar Positions For International Expansion With Crowdcube Campaign

    May 8

    Psonar, a pay-as-you go music streaming service, has launched a Crowdcube investment campaign with the hopes of raising £250K as part of its current £1M fund-raising round, of which £305K has already been raised from private investors) to fund efforts to make music streaming affordable for listeners all around the world.                                                                                                                   Optimized for mobile use, Psonar's pay-as-you-go model...

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  • Sharon Van Etten Shares "Just Like Blood"

    May 8

    Sharon Van Etten is releasing the I Don't Want to Let You Down EP on June 9. She's already shared the title track; now, she's shared a new song called "Just Like Blood". Listen to it above.  Read our feature on Van Etten, "Here Together Are Our Hearts". Watch her play "Save Yourself" at Pitchfork Music Festival:

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