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  • Pitchfork Conversations Podcast Launches With Wilco's Jeff Tweedy

    Jul 30

    Pitchfork is proud to announce the launch of the Pitchfork Conversations podcast. The podcast features recordings of live chats between Pitchfork staff and notable artists. The first one is a recording of Editor-in-Chief Mark Richardson's conversation with Wilco's Jeff Tweedy, which took place July 16 at Chicago's Museum of Contemporary Art, as part of the InSightOut series presented by MailChimp. It came at a pivotal moment for Tweedy and Wilco. It’s been 20 years since the group launched...

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  • The "Happy Birthday" Copyright Bombshell

    Jul 30

    Are we seeing more blurred lines controversy? For years Warner/Chappell have been collecting millions in royalties off of the song "Happy Birthday," but recent evidence, revealed last minute during a legal case involving the company, shows the song may actually belong in the public domain. _____________________________________   Guest Post by Mike Masnick on TechDirt   Last minute evidence that completely turns a legal case on its head doesn't come about all that often -- despite what...

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  • Morrissey Says He Was Sexually Assaulted by Airport Security

    Jul 30

    Morrissey has posted a note on True to You saying he was sexually assaulted at San Francisco International Airport earlier this week. In the post, he describes passing through the walk-through scanner before being approached by an airport security officer. The officer, who was later identified as the General Manager On Duty, "stopped me, crouched before me and groped my penis and testicles," Morrissey says. Two members of British Airways Special Services were, he adds, "horrified" by the...

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  • Acts needed for July and August dates at Caldwell Tavern (Anniston, AL): http://ow.ly/Qhf97 #gigging...

    Jul 30

    Acts needed for July and August dates at Caldwell Tavern (Anniston, AL): http://ow.ly/Qhf97 #gigging #DIY #gigs4u

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  • The Physical Network Launches In US, Rewarding Fans Who Promote Concerts, Festivals [VIDEO]

    Jul 30

    Harnessing the power of engaged fans is at the center of many startups, particularly in music.  The Physical Network has successfully extended that concept to music festival marketing in the EU and now their bringing it to the U.S. ________________________________ The Physical Network (TPN), which bills itself as a peer-to-peer ticketing marketer, is supporting their operations in the US with the launch of their new Los Angeles offices.  The company's business model is based on a technology...

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  • How to Build a Website to Sell Beats Online

    Jul 30

    Building a website to sell beats and promote your music is essential to reaching a large audience online. Check out these tips on how to do it!

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  • Tink Drops Winter's Diary 3 Mixtape

    Jul 30

    Tink has shared Winter's Diary 3, the follow-up to its 2014 predecessor. The 10-track mixtape features production by her mentor Timbaland (on "L.E.A.S.H."), as well as C-Sick, Cookin Soul, Jelan Abrams, and more. Stream or download it below, via Hot New Hip-Hop.

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  • AM NEWS BRIEF: Music Lifts Sony Earnings • Music Biz Blasts CBS, CNet • R.S. Editor Exits • Yahoo LiveText • More

    Jul 30

    Thursday 7.30.2015 Music Business News & Views From Around The Web Updated continuously under our More News tab. CLICK HERE 

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  • The Chemical Brothers Share Born in the Echoes Bonus Track "Wo Ha"

    Jul 30

    The Chemical Brothers recently returned with Born in the Echoes, their first studio album since 2010's Further. Today, they shared a bonus track from the record's deluxe edition. It's called "Wo Ha", and you can hear it below. Read our interview with the Chemical Brothers. Listen to "Under Neon Lights", the duo's collaboration with St. Vincent:

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  • Judge Denies Pandora Bid To Lower Royalties After Buying FM Station

    Jul 30

    Pandora has taken multiple tacts in its effort to lower the royalties it pays to musicians, labels, publishers and other rightsholders, including lawsuits, lobbying and even buying a small South Dakota FM radio station.   Late yesterday  a New York federal court judge refused to to lower the royalty rate that he had previously ordered Pandor to pay BMI. Pandora had argued that its purchase of South Dakota radio station KMMZ 102.7 FM entitled it to pay the lower rate for over the air...

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