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Industry Navigation Tips For Songwriters

The music industry is full of talented and creative songwriters, which can often foster a negative competitive environment, but rather than fall into this trap, it would behoove any songwriter to use the many likeminded artists in their field to their advantage. Here we look at how. __________________________________ Guest post by Skela of TuneCore [Editors Note: This is a guest blog written by TuneCore Art ...

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Apple Music To Relaunch With More Video, Original Programming [REPORT]

When Apple introduces the next version of its iOS later this year, it will reportedly include an new Apple Music app designed to emphasize video. Recent announcements of several Apple exclusive video series would seem to confirm the shift. _______________________________ Apple Music honcho Jimmy Iovine is making deals to bring much more video to the service. That new emphasis on video will reportedly be the ...

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Third Annual Malibu Guitar Festival Returns to Southern California

PHOTO: (above) Albert Lee performing at the 2016 Malibu Guitar Festival Southern California’s premiere music festival by the sea, The Malibu Guitar Festival, kicks-off its third annual event May 18-May 21, 2017. The event will feature Mick Fleetwood Blues Band; Jamtown featuring Donavon Frankenreiter, G. Love & Cisco Adler; Tommy Emmanuel and Hunter Hayes topping the bill on Main Festival Day (Saturday, ...

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Rolling Stones Nab “Album of the Year” Honors at U.K. Event

As he collected the Stones’ prize for Blues Artist of the Year, Jagger admitted that he initially had reservations about releasing the band’s Blue & Lonesome album. “We were making another record, and we made [Blue & Lonesome] sort of in between,” he said. “[The record label] were the ones that said, ‘This sounds really great. We want to put it out... Everyone's going to love it.’ So I want to thank ...

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Metallica’s Lars Ulrich Recalls Lou Reed, <em>Lulu</em> Album

<img src='http://images.gibson.com/Lifestyle/2017/Metallica_Lulu_ttt.jpg' alt='Metallica’s Lars Ulrich Recalls Lou Reed, Lulu Album' align="left" border="0" />Metallica has posted a chat between Iggy Pop and Lars Ulrich on the Metallica website. A large portion of the chat centers on Lulu, the collaborative album Metallica made with Lou Reed back in 2011. Ulrich revealed that Reed was d ...

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Elton John Recuperating from Dangerous Infection

A representative for Elton John said the singer became “violently ill” during a recent flight to the U.K. from Santiago, Chili, and was hospitalized immediately. John, who has since been discharged from the hospital, is “expected to make a full recovery.” ...

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