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SRCvinyl Celebrates New Brick and Mortar Store and Record Store Day This Weekend

SRCvinyl will celebrate Record Store Day and the recent opening of its first brick and mortar store in the Niagara Falls area (Southern Ontario/ Western NY) this Saturday, April 18. The store will have one of the largest selections of …
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Kid Wave Share ‘Honey’ Video

Kid Wave have revealed the video to their recently announced new single, Honey.  The video directed by now long standing Kid Wave collaborator Steve Glashier, was shot at the bands recent sold out headline show at London’s Sebright Arms. The …
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Devil City Angels Partner with PledgeMusic for Debut Album Pre-Order

Newly formed rock supergroup Devil City Angels have announced that they will be releasing their debut effort through direct-to-fan platform PledgeMusic. Set to arrive in September 2015, Devil City Angels debut has already garnered interest with their first single “All …
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GHOST SHIP OCTAVIUS Releases New Self-Titled Album via iTunes, Amazon, CD Baby and More

Melodic Progressive Metal group GHOST SHIP OCTAVIUS, featuring lead guitarist Matt Wicklund (God Forbid, HIMSA, Warrel Dane), drummer Van Williams (Nevermore, Ashes of Ares, Pure Sweet Hell) and vocalist Adōn Fanion, funded their brand new self-titled album through a successful …
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Crobot Announces Spring Headline Tour

Today, breakout rock band Crobot announces their spring headline tour. The band kicks off dates April 2nd in Long Branch, NJ, and wraps April 21st in Las Vegas, NV. Ticket sales begin today – visit www.crobotband.com for tickets and more …
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Sam Lewis’ New Album Premieres Exclusively on Paste

With his compelling songs, stirring melodies, and preternaturally soulful voice, Sam Lewis has quickly established himself as one of Nashville’s most talented new tunesmiths.  Comprised of songs that reverberate with earnest emotion and restless energy, rich with the intimate lyricism …
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Five Spring Cleaning Tips for Bands

Spring seems to have finally arrived at Prescription Towers, with sunshine making a brief appearance and bunny rabbits running rampant around the office. As such we’ve been indulging in some spring cleaning (chiefly to get rid of the rabbits) and thought that you might like to do some too. So here are five things YOU as a musician can do to clean up your act…
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10 Reasons Why Making Music is Good for Your Brain

Turns out Mom and Dad were right. Those piano lessons you despised and those endless hours in school band practice truly were good for you. From making you smarter, to diminishing the effects of brain aging, to improving emotional stability, it seems that playing an instrument has a hand in reconfiguring your brain and enhancing it. Permanently. And let’s be clear…
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Waxhead – Home

Being commissioned to write music purely for surf films would have to be one of the coolest jobs to land (alongside what David Attenborough does), and this is precisely what Waxhead were born to do. These scrappy Byron-bred rock ‘n’ rollers make super fun tunes that, as we enter the gloom of winter, evoke memories of cracked lips and sandy sheets in all the…
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Sia Releaes “Elastic Heart (The Remixes)”

Singer / songwriter / producer / massive hitmaker Sia has released ELASTIC HEART (THE REMIXES),  a collection of 7 remixes of her current single “Elastic Heart” via Monkey Puzzle/RCA, available now at all digital providers. “Elastic Heart” is the follow …
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The Sandwitches Premiere “Play It Again Dick”

“The Sandwitches are a band straight out of a David Lynch film. Wide eyed beauties, hardened against the cold San Francisco air, voices bellowing like the capricious winds, sometimes low and meandering, sometimes high and haunting. Roxanne Young’s drums ramble …
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2015 MidPoint Indie Summer Lineup Sizzles

MidPoint Music Festival is pleased to once again sponsor MidPoint Indie Summer. As part of the PNC Summer Series produced by 3CDC, this free concert series presents regional, national, and international acts for a night of music each Friday from May 29 to …
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A Dozen Great Music & Songwriting Quotes

Having spent more than two decades as a songwriter and musician, I’ve collected some wonderfully distilled pieces of wisdom from friends and music industry luminaries. Here are a bunch of my favorites that I find myself using/referring to often. 1. “They don’t call it the music ‘friend’ or the music ‘nice.’ – Kate Wallace…
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Dik Banovich – Acoustic Roots & Blues

Banovich is mostly a Scot with an unlikely name for a member of the tartan clan. Originally from Chicago, he moved to Scotland as a kid, living in the industrial heartland, and home of some of the most interesting music, in Glasgow before moving North to live in the Highlands where he was a notable figure in the burgeoning folk music world. Now based in France…
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Five Truths About Today’s Music Industry

To achieve your music career goals, you had better focus on the realities of the business of music. Here are five truths that all musicians should understand if you want to get ahead. Even in this age of information overload in which we live, falsehoods, myths, and misunderstandings about today’s music business are prevalent. Let’s make one…
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The Power of Data for Indie Musicians

In the music industry, musicians create music in isolation and then release it to the public. They spend weeks or months writing, rehearsing, recording, mixing and mastering. After all that work and effort up front, you don’t know how well the album will perform until after the fact – after you invested all that time and money into the music. The sales data starts rolling…
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“Whiskey And Cigarettes” Country Radio Show Announces First Annual Whiskey Awards

MTS Management Group and Whiskey and Cigarettes Country Radio  Show are proud to announce the First Annual Whiskey Awards.  The New Music Award-winning, internationally syndicated radio program is now accepting first-round nominations from country music fans and industry members, in the following …
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Emmy The Great Premieres Teleman Remix Of ‘Swimming Pool’ On Brooklyn Vegan

Emmy The Great has had an outstanding 2015, with acclaimed reviews for her new EP “S” and her SXSW performances.  To celebrate her recently announced June West Coast shows she has released a remix of lead single ‘Swimming Pool’ by Teleman. …
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Warm Soda Premiere “Cryin For Love” on My Old Kentucky Blog

Matthew Melton goes for the hat trick with Warm Soda’s third LP, “Symbolic Dream”. Vacuum-sealed and impeccably arranged power-pop for that teenage sweet tooth. Melton is running a clinic on timeless teen-angst jams – like it ain’t nothing he’s throwing …
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Through Trials and Tribulations, New York Rock Outfit THE ROYAL GUARD Set To Debut Powerful Sophomore Album

With an energetic pop/punk sound met with a driving hard rock edge, New York natives The Royal Guard have been able to breathe new life both figuratively and literally into their second full length album “Hail the King”, to make …
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