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PHOTOS OF THE WEEK #36

We are officially moving into the Summer months! Yesterday, Apple announced the purchase of Beats (headphones and streaming) for a whopping $3 billion. Do you think this acquisition could have to do with an increase in popularity of streaming vs. purchasing songs on iTunes? It has been said that making a profit from solely a streaming website can be a struggle so we are not surprised it was acquired by the top music retailer. Tell us Infectious readers: Do you prefer streaming or buying a song on iTunes? Now onto our picks for the…

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PHOTOS OF THE WEEK #35

Hi music lovers! Facebook has announced that in the coming weeks it will release a new way to tag music in your status update. According to this article here is how it works: Once the feature has been enabled, your phone will be able to detect what song is playing in the background, much like Shazam does. Once it is able to match the song it will add it to your post. So tell us – will you enable this new audio feature? Do you think this will serve as a new way…

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PHOTOS OF THE WEEK #34

The 2014 Billboard Music Awards are only two days away. This Sunday our favorite artists will be honored for their popularity in music at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas. The night will be hosted by Ludacris with presenters including Fall Out Boy’s Pete Wentz and American Idol’s Phillip Phillips. The night will be filled with performances from top artists such as Shakira, Katy Perry and 5 Seconds of Summer. Last years Top Artist award was given Taylor Swift but this year the fight will be between Miley, Katy, Justin, Bruno and…

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PHOTOS OF THE WEEK #33

Silence is golden – at least that is what indie band Vulfpeck thought. The band uploaded their new “album” Sleepify to Spotify and encouraged fans to stream it overnight. The catch? The album was completely silent. The band pulled a sly move on the popular streaming platform and at approximately $.007 earned per song play, the band earned a cool $20,000 after a months time. Check out the bands video proposal here which details that the money generated will be used toward playing free shows. Tell us Infectious readers – is this sneaky…

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PHOTOS OF THE WEEK #32

Last night live on NBC was the first annual iHeartRadio Awards. The three hour ceremony started off with a bang with a performance from Pitbull featuring G.R.L. The night honored the best in music with unique categories such as Best Lyrics (which went to Miley Cyrus for “Wrecking Ball”) and Best Fan Army (a tough category that went to Rihanna’s Navy). In between each star studded performance and award, some of our favorite artists, including Fall Out Boy’s Pete Wentz, gave us their LA Story by sharing a detailed personal…

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PHOTOS OF THE WEEK #31

Yesterday, Alternative Press magazine announced the first annual AP Music Awards (#APMAs). The ceremony is set to take place at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in Cleveland, Ohio this July. The show features an AP readers dream lineup including performances from A Day To Remember, an appearance from Andy Biersack and more surprise guests. Tickets went on sale this morning and according to AP’s Twitter, GA tickets were gone in 5 seconds and some VIP packages are already spoken for. Head here for more information on the award show, voting and…

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DOWNLOAD: The Musicians Guide To Social Media PDF

Discmakers has released The Musicians Guide to Social Media, a free PDF with tips for independent musicians on how to make the most of their photos and tweets via social media. The guide is broken down into sections for each social platform and even addresses how you can use sites such as Pinterest to promote music. This is a must read for independent artists and marketing students! Download your free 22 page guide here! Please follow and like us:

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PHOTOS OF THE WEEK #30

Music lovers rejoice! Tomorrow marks the third Saturday in April which only means one thing – Record Store Day! If you didn’t know Record Store Day is observed internationally and purpose is to recognize independent record stores still in business. Tomorrow is great day to head to your local store, purchase some sweet vinyls and chat with other fans. Many stores across the US are celebrating with in-store events and performances. Check out the official website here for more information. Now onto our photos of the week! The following photos…

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PHOTOS OF THE WEEK #29

Last night Brooklyn’s Barclays Center hosted the 29th annual Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction ceremony. The night honored legends such as KISS and Nirvana and had performances from Cat Stevens and Daryl Hall. Incase you weren’t able to be there in person to watch all of these musicians under the same roof, you can rewatch the epic ceremony on HBO on May 31. Now onto our photos of the week! The following photos after the jump were posted between April 4-11 2014 and are shown with their original…

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PHOTOS OF THE WEEK #28

Welcome to the weekend. Did you know that 50 years ago today The Beatles were making history as the only band to occupy the top five spots on Billboard simultaneously? Head below to see the historic chart from April 4, 1964.  The following photos after the jump were posted between March 29 – April 4, 2014 and are shown with their original captions. To make it easy for you, we have linked each picture to the user’s account. Be sure to follow each of them so you don’t miss anything! If you…

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