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  • Crunk, DJ, Hip Hop, Pop, R&B, Rap, Reggae, Reggaeton, Soul acts needed for 7/31 at Phoenix Café (Hazel...

    Jul 3

    Crunk, DJ, Hip Hop, Pop, R&B, Rap, Reggae, Reggaeton, Soul acts needed for 7/31 at Phoenix Café (Hazel Park, MI): http://ow.ly/P9yHH 

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  • Electronic, Experimental acts needed for 8/27 at AS220 in #Providence RI: http://ow.ly/P9yHH #gigging...

    Jul 3

    Electronic, Experimental acts needed for 8/27 at AS220 in #Providence RI: http://ow.ly/P9yHH #gigging #DIY #gigs4u

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  • Local/regional Electronic, Experimental acts needed for 7/30 at The Red Door in #Portsmouth NH: http...

    Jul 3

    Local/regional Electronic, Experimental acts needed for 7/30 at The Red Door in #Portsmouth NH: http://ow.ly/P9yHH #gigging #DIY #gigs4u

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  • Eminem Turns Action Hero and Meets John Malkovich in Epic "Phenomenal" Video

    Jul 3

    Eminem has executive produced the soundtrack to Southpaw, director Antoine Fuqua's new film starring Jake Gyllenhaal as a boxer and 50 Cent as his manager. Last week Eminem shared "Phenomenal", one of four tracks he wrote for the soundtrack. Now, that song has a stunt-heavy, seven-minute video, which sees the rapper perform martial arts, fend off pursuants with a fish, and attempt to scope out John Malkovich in a mysterious spoken interlude. It's available as an Apple Music exclusive–head there...

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  • Run the Jewels Announce Weekly Beats 1 Radio Show, "WRTJ"

    Jul 3

    Beats 1, the in-house radio station for Apple Music, just got a new pair of hosts. Every Friday at 9pm Eastern, 6pm Pacific, Run the Jewels will present their very own show, "WRTJ". It follows El-P and Killer Mike as they complete the ongoing RTJ world tour. El-P previewed tonight's show via Instagram, with a clip in which the pair discuss the merits of unicorns vs. dragons. Hear it below. #WRTJ A video posted by thereallyrealelp (@thereallyrealelp) onJul 3, 2015 at 7:31am PDT Watch...

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  • Join Our Online Networking Party Now - Shameless Plus Allowed

    Jul 3

    It's a Hypebot tradition to host a free online networking party several times a year. The music business slows down for the summer, but many of readers use the down time to plan and work on exciting projects.  We want to hear about about all of them.  Recording a new record? Releasing a new app?  Planning a Fall launch?   Just want to vent about how Apple Music just ate your mp3 collection? In the comments section below, tell us a little about yourself, what you're working on and what and...

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  • American Association Of Independent Music Turns 10

    Jul 3

    It's a great time to be indie; and its primary U.S. advocate, the American Association Of Independent Music, turns 10 tomorrow.  A2IM can take more than a little credit for bringing indies together to force Apple Music to pay royalties during free trials. But over the years, A2IM has done much more. Just a few of their accomplishments: successfully blocking YouTube's attempts to push unfair deals on independents for Music Key securing Market Development Coordinator Grant for trade...

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  • Father John Misty Discusses His Cover of Arcade Fire's "The Suburbs"

    Jul 3

     Earlier this week, Father John Misty (aka Josh Tillman) dropped by CBC Music to perform a cover of Arcade Fire's "The Suburbs". Now, in a video interview with NME, he's given some background on how the cover came about. Tillman says he was reluctant to play a cover at all, but management insisted. "On the Internet it gets spun into, like, I just fucking love doing these covers, I've got so many under my belt," he says. "[As if] I just love whipping them out at a moment's notice, and...

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  • VOTE: What do you think Of Apple Music, Beats 1?

    Jul 3

    Apple launched its streaming music service Apple Music and global online station Beats 1 yesterday.  What do you think of it so far? Is it a winner or a dud? Inviting or confusing? Revolutionary or nothing new? Vote in our 2 question poll and share your comments below. What do you think of Apple Music? I like it and am fine with paying $9.99 a month. Not bad, but I'm gone when my free trial is up. I don't like it. Poll Maker   What Do You Think Of Beats 1...

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  • FRI. NEWS BRIEF: Problems With Apple Music • Major Soundcloud Upgrade • Facebook Video • More

    Jul 3

    Friday 7.3.2015 Music Business News & Views From Around The Web Updated continuously under our More News tab. CLICK HERE 

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