William Bedell, writing for Motherboard, about building a botnet to rack up thousands of fraudulent plays on Spotify:
If they want to save the profitability of streaming, both independent artists and advertisers should call on music streaming services to combat streaming fraud however possible. Spotify and other services could accomplish this by taking listener authenticity seriously, and perhaps by splitting revenues more fairly.
Big Joanie have only existed for just under two years but in that time we played to packed shows across London and earned a name for ourselves as a black feminist punk band. We would like to make more of an impact outside London across the UK and hopefully in the future in Europe and America. Hopefully through funding this 7" we will be able to tour more widely and become more accessible to young black punks who haven't be able to find out about us yet.
You can stream the new Seaway album here. As this post is in relation to Pure Noise Records, I'd like to direct your attention to this post where there's a lot of great information about consent education, sexual assault literature, and much more.
Basement have announced their 3rd LP titled "Promise Everything" which will be released through Run For Cover Records early next year. The band has also announced a UK and EU tour with Tigers Jaw and Alex G as support. Check out the dates in the replies.
Dalinian which features members of Baggage (Jono of The Swellers' new band) have released their new music video for "Keep Time" which can be found in the replies. The band will release their Keep Time EP on November 15th.
Back then I was living very much day-to-day. My attitude was like, "Shit, I could be dead tomorrow." I grew up losing my mom at a young age, being shot at at a young age. Doing lots of drugs. If it was my time, it was my time, but then it wasn't until when I had my kids -- everything changed. Then it was like, "Oh my gosh, what did I put in my body? What did I do that for?" I loved being a father. I want to stay home with my kids, but I'm a musician, and I have to tour. That's how I make money. It was this push and pull, and then just to medicate myself to leave. I remember I...
Howdy everyone, I've got another fastest finger contest with our good friends in This Wild Life, this time for their show at the Starland Ballroom tonight in New Jersey, as part of the AP Tour, featuring Mayday Parade, Real Friends, and more. The first two people that can tell me Anthony's favorite hockey player and what team he plays for will win a ticket to the show tonight!
We premieredShy Technology's "High Strung" back in July, and since then the song has really taken off, even being featured on Selena Gomez's Spotify Discovery playlist. Now the band has released a music video for the track. Hit the replies to check out the endearing new video, complete with Hawaiian shirts and a wacky wavy inflatable arm flailing tube man. The song comes off the band's EP Where We Go From Here, released back in August.
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