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  • Cam'ron Heads a Human Resources Department on "The Nightly Show"

    Aug 18

    Cam'ron guested on last night's episode of "The Nightly Show", where he played the newly installed head of human resources in a sketch that followed a segment about the New York Times' recent exposé on Amazon's work culture. As you might expect, Cam'ron's problem-solving solutions don't come out of a textbook; in response to one man's complaints that a female co-worker is hitting on him, he responds, "Nut up and run with it." Watch the segment below.

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  • How To Market Music To Millennials

    Aug 18

    In this Music Business Podcast episode, we talk with MaryLeigh Bliss, who is a Trends Editor and Strategic Consultant at Ypulse, a youth market research firm. We talk to Bliss about the millennial generation. Who are they? How do they listen to, discover, and interact with music? How should indie artists and music companies try to market to them? Music Business Podcast Subscribe on iTunes Listen on SoundCloud ___ Kyle Bylin is a user researcher at SoundHound Inc. and author of...

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  • Bikini Kill Share Unreleased Track "Playground"

    Aug 18

    On September 22, Bikini Kill will reissue their 1991 demo tape, Revolution Girl Style Now, along with a clutch of unreleased tracks. Today, they've shared the first one. It's called "Playground", and you can hear it now via Rolling Stone. Revolution Girl Style Now will be reissued through Bikini Kill Records. The other unheard tracks are "Ocean Song" and "Just Once". Read "Feeling Myself: Kathleen Hanna Gets Back to Work". Watch a trailer for the reissue: Watch Kathleen Hanna and Kathi...

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  • Louis C.K.’s Performance Advice For Songwriters And Singers

    Aug 18

    Here the famous comedian weighs in on the importance of a performer's connection with the music they play and that the song's meaning and the performance to properly align. _________________________________ Guest Post by Anthony Ceseri on The DIY Musician Recently I heard Louis C.K. being interviewed on The Howard Stern Show. After Howard asked Louis if he ever changes his act when he’s performing at bigger venues, like Madison Square Garden, Louis revealed some great advice for...

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  • Carlos D Is a Professional Actor Now, Gives Long Interview About Post-Interpol Life

    Aug 18

    Photo via Dengler's website Carlos Dengler, aka Carlos D, who was a founding member of Interpol, left the band back in 2010. This week, Bedford + Bowery tracked him down for a wide-ranging interview about his post-Interpol career, as Brooklyn Vegan points out. Dengler said he recently graduated from NYU's graduate acting program, where he spent "three years in acting boot camp." Now, after acting in a few plays, he's begun looking for more work. Dengler said he's "auditioning and looking for...

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  • New Order Take King Arthur to the Club in "Restless" Video

    Aug 18

    New Order's latest album Music Complete arrives next month. Today, they've shared a visual for their previously-released single "Restless". Directed and produced by NYSU, the clip recalls the tale of King Arthur by way of Party Monster, with swords and stones giving way to sex, glitter, dancing, and violence. (There's also a medieval-style feast comprised of junk food.) Check out the spectacle below. 

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  • SFXE Tumbles As Low As $1.03 Tuesday AM, NY Stock Exchange Delisting Now A Possibility

    Aug 18

    SFXE stock fell another 16.5% on Tuesday morning to $1.12. At one point the stock dropped as low as $1.03 in early trading.  If a stock sells for under $1 for 30 consecutive days, it's in violation of New York Stock Exchange minimum price regulations and is usually delisted.   SFX CEO Bob Sillerman SFXE stock began its latest dramatic decline on Friday after CEO Sillerman missed a Thursday deadline to finance a stock buyback, and continued on Monday and Tuesday.   Yesterday, Robert...

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  • HEALTH Announce Tour

    Aug 18

    HEALTH have announced a tour in support of their new album Death Magic.  They'll spend October touring Europe and November touring North America. They'll also appear at Pitchfork Music Festival Paris and Basilica Soundscape. Find a full list of dates below. In other HEALTH news, the group recently appeared on the Song Exploder podcast to discuss the making of their track "Stonefist". Check it out below: Read "Game Over", our interview with the band. HEALTH: 08-21 San Francisco, CA -...

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  • Peaches Hires Kim Gordon as Her Wrestling Coach in Ridiculous "Close Up" Video

    Aug 18

    Peaches has shared an insane video for "Close Up", the Kim Gordon collaboration hinted earlier this year. In the clip (directed by Vice Cooler), Peaches hires a disinterested Gordon to become her wrestling coach. After some training she steps into the ring with a string of wrestlers and Luchadores. All hell breaks loose, much of it gross. Finally, she gives up and makes out with her last opponent. Gordon vapes throughout. Watch it below, via Peaches' new RubTV channel. "I'm fascinated by...

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  • Apple Music Not Exciting iOS Users, Says New Survey, And Having Little Affect On Streaming Competitors

    Aug 18

    Apple may need to really ramp up its marketing efforts to interest more of its users in Apple Music.  A new MarketWatch study shows that 77% of Apple’s iOS users in the United States are aware of Apple Music, but just 10% saying they are currently using it. That level is about the same for iTunes users. Among users of iTunes Radio, Apple Music is now being used by 18%. The study measured trial, awareness and use of Apple Music across a representative sample of U.S. consumers. Depending on...

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