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    Stones Throw x AIAIAI Headphones Inspire My World Premiere Rap Mic Contest

    Danish headphone and audio accessories creator AIAIAI has been working with important artists and indie labels on special editions of their TMA-1 headphones. Previous collabs include Young Guru and Fool's Gold. Earlier this year they released an edition with Stones Throw. In a new promotional effort, they're inviting rappers to rap over Stones Throw's first release, "My World Premiere", using your headphone mic. TMA-1's are not required. Back in February AIAIAI released the TMA-1 Stones Throw Edition Headphones (with the RapMic Headset). Now they're giving you a chance to "rap over "My World Premiere" and possibly win a Stones Throw... [...]
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    Lindsey Stirling Joins Maker Studios: "I am one step closer to becoming a Disney princess!"

    Last week Maker Studio's last co-founding YouTube star officially left the Disney-acquisition. This week Lindsey Stirling joins the YouTube MCN declaring in a press release that she's "one step closer to becoming a Disney princess!" For a canned quote it sounds pretty much like something Lindsey Stirling, who's created her own lane in the entertainment industry, might say. Given her aesthetic direction, such an outcome does not seem that unlikely. Yesterday it was widely reported that Lindsey Stirling has signed with Maker Studios. Maker Studios is one of the top YouTube Multi-Channel Networks bringing together over 1,000 channels by 2012... [...]
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    An Open Letter To Robb McDaniels, Founder And CEO Of InGrooves

    By Philip Kaplan, Founder of Distrokid. Dear Mr. McDaniels, This is in response to an article you wrote on HypeBot (here) entitled, “5 musings from a digital music exec who’s been doing this a long time and isn’t even that old.” In the article, you oppose your competitors who “offer to distribute all the music you want, for a fixed fee.” My company, DistroKid, is the only service I know of that does that. For $19.99/yr, our artists can distribute unlimited music to iTunes, Spotify, Amazon, Google Play, Beats and others — and keep 100% of their royalties. So I assume you’re... [...]
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    How To Double Your Pinterest Followers In Just 5 Minutes A Day [INFOGRAPHIC]

    Do musicians really need to pay attention to Pinterest? The answer is, probably yes. Traffic on the site grew 58% in 2013, sneaking past Facebook (57%) and leaving Twitter (15%) in the virtual dust. 20% of U.S. women who use the Internet are active members. 70% all users have made a purchase influenced by content they found there. To help you succeed on Pinterest, here is an infographic guide on How To Double Your Pinterest Followers In Just 5 Minutes A Day. via WhoIsHostingThis Has Pinterest worked for you? Related articles Top Pinterest Tools & Tips For Music Marketing Social... [...]
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    Lucky 13: World’s Top Paid DJs Make List Of "Electronic Cash Kings 2014"

    Zack O'Malley Greenburg unveils the "World's Highest-Paid DJs" of 2014 based on the last 12 months earnings. As expected it's an EDM party all day and all night in the land of Electronic Cash Kings. Here's not 10, not 12, but 13 of the luckiest men in the world. Which is not to say they didn't earn it! Here's another edition of World's Highest-Paid DJs also available in slide show form. Lucky 13: Top Paid DJs of 2014 No. 1: Calvin Harris $66 million No. 2: David Guetta $30 million No. 3 (TIE): Avicii $28 million No. 3 (TIE): Tiesto... [...]

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11 Ways To Be A Happier Musician Person

by Laura Schneider in D.I.Y.

The road to success is long, brutal, and relentless - it's not for the faint of heary or for the negative nancies of the world. It is for the go-getters, the hard workers, the over-achievers - the musicians who never give up. Nothing worth having comes easy, but the journey from start to finish can be drastically altered by one word alone: Attitude. Success or failure begins and ends with your attitude. Self-imposing minor adjustments throughout your day may make a world of difference. Dial down the hate and criticism of those around you. If you spent half of that... [...]

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