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INDUSTRY INTERVIEW: Lindsey Goetsch (The Music Sponge)

Infectious Magazine caught up with The Music Sponge founder, Lindsey Goetsch to discuss launching her first music blog, submission suggestions for bands who want to get noticed, and how she runs the blog 100% by herself. Tips and tricks for artists & aspiring music journalists in this one, so check it out below and visit The Music Sponge or tweet Lindsey @arestlessaffair to show your support!  Please follow and like us:

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Bayside Signs To Hopeless Records

Bayside has officially signed over to Hopeless Records. Head below to read a comment from the label and lead singer Anthony Raneri. View tour dates and buy concert tickets here. Purchase a CD here. Please follow and like us:

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iRadio To Be Announced Today

The day has finally come! Apple is said to unveil iRadio at their annual World Wide Developers Conference in San Francisco. The scoops is as follows: -All the major labels have jumped on board. -Rumor mill says it will be more like Pandora than Spotify. -The iAds are changing to only audio ads. Just as Netflix has erased the need to own movies and TV series, streaming music will surely affect the music industry; especially now that the big fruit is on board. Please follow and like us:

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Apple’s iRadio Launch Expected Soon

Apple seems to be in the final stages of licensing the necessary music in order to launch their own streaming Internet radio service, iRadio (because what else would they call it).  In their tireless mission to monopolize the music industry, Apple had already acquired two of the major three labels, Warner Music Group, and Universal Music Group, to join their cause.  The tech giant has apparently just finished signing agreements with the third, Sony Music Entertainment’s publishing division Sony/ATV, and an announcement for this new streaming service appears to be…

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Trent Reznor – Creative Chief of Beats’ New Streaming Service

Nine Inch Nails mastermind Trent Reznor has been tapped as the Chief Creative Officer of Daisy, a new streaming service.  The service, in tandem with Dr. Dre’s Beats Electronic will debut in the fall of 2013.  Beats CEO Jimmy Iovine described Reznor’s role as “an emotional connection to the discovery of music.”  The collaboration between Iovine (Interscope-Geffen-A&M’s Chairman) and Reznor is interesting to say the least, considering how vocal Reznor has been about labels in the past few years.     Please follow and like us:

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Industry Insider: So You Wanna Get Noticed By A Label: Tips From An A&R Rep.

Streaker Records co-owner and A&R rep Rob DPiazza shares his top tips for bands looking to break into the music industry in this fantastic guest blog. Check it out after the jump. Please follow and like us:

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Mark Hoppus Comments On Blink-182 Being Independent

Mark Hoppus recently commented on Blink-182’s new status as an independent band. Check out an excerpt below. As far as labels, to be honest, we’ve been holding our breath waiting for final word from the attorneys that our contract with Interscope had ended. Now the future’s a wide-open door,” Hoppus wrote. “We’re lucky to be in a position where, after 20 years in our band, we can be independent and open to all options. It’s a very exciting time here. I feel like our band is in the best place…

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