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GUEST BLOG: How To Maximize Your Earnings As A Musician

Today more artists than ever before are making a living touring original music. Many small and mid-sized venues are thriving, and creative acts are finding new and intriguing ways to expand their reach beyond their local scene. Thanks to dozens of new technological tools, bands are finding it increasingly easy to find an audience – but coaxing the necessary dollars out of the wallets of your adoring public is still a challenge, and filling up the tank of your beaten-up tour van isn’t getting any cheaper. How, then, can you…

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Google Buys Songza

Google has picked up Songza, an online playlist service, for over $15 million. Songza is a fun little service that provides various playlists for everything from sitting at your desk to going for a jog. Google has stated that they don’t plan to make any big changes to the site for now, but it will likely be integrated into services like Google+ in the future. You can read the full statement by Google after the jump. Please follow and like us:

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Fall Out Boy Launches Their Own Version Of Flappy Bird

After the creator of the extremely addictive and super stressful app Flappy Bird made the game no longer available for download, Fall Out Boy sweeps in and saves the day. FOB have launched an Android knockoff  version of the game, titled Fall Out Bird. The app is currently only available on Google Play, and will launch in an iOS version as soon as it is approved. Check out a trailer for the app after the jump. You can download the game here. Fall Out Boy will be doing a lot…

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Glamour Kills Tour Google+ Hangout Today

This fall’s Glamour Kills Tour headlining band, Mayday Parade, along with supporting acts Cartel and Stages & Stereos, will be having a Google+ Hangout session today, Sep 20 at 2 p.m. PT/5 p.m. ET. The bands are asking that you tweet them questions using the hashtag #GKTour2013. The 4th Annual Glamour Kills Tour kicks off on October 11, in Jacksonville, Florida. You can buy concert tickets for the tour here. You can also purchase a CD of Mayday Parade’s new album Monsters In The Closet, due to be released on October…

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WATCH: Sigur Ros Live In 360 Degree Interactive Format

Sigur Ros recently broadcasted their performance from Dresden, Germany online for fans. The broadcast featured 360 degree angles much like that of google satellite imaging. You can watch a few songs for yourself  here! You can buy concert tickets here or purchase a CD here. Please follow and like us:

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Mumford & Sons, Muse, & Blur Back Charity Cause

Mumford & Sons, Muse and Blur are the most recent artists to back War Child in their efforts to win a grant of £500,000 (roughly $760,000) from the Google Global Impact Challenge. War Child seeks to aid children affected by war and reduce sexual violence in The Democratic Republic of Congo. You can get more information and place your vote today at Google here and check out the artists’ tweets after the jump. Please follow and like us:

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Google Launches Spotify Competitor

Google has announced that they will be launching their own music streaming service to compete with Spotify called Google Play Music All Access. Google will only be offering a paid subscription for $9.99 monthly. You can read an article excerpt with more information after the jump. Please follow and like us:

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GUEST BLOG: Bands! Want To Gain More Fans? Of Course You Do!

Disclaimer: All of the following is based off of personal experience. I am by no means a music industry veteran. Hopefully this will at least get you started and put you in the right direction! So you’ve got a band together and you have some quality songs recorded, now what? Here are some vital steps that you should take as a new band trying to gain fans and exposure. Most bands/musicians starting out don’t have the luxury of only making music and playing shows. You also have to be a…

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