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So who saw that video of the 10 year old girl flawlessly playing a Slayer song? BUT is this viral vid real or not?!

If you haven’t seen this yet, you should watch it! 

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You don’t want your fans to go topless! …or maybe you do. Despite what you’re into, get some band tees today!

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News You Can Use Week of 7/7

In our weekly series, goes through the dregs to bring you the best in DIY focused news, tips, and advice on the topics of touring, marketing, promoting, social media, PR, & more.

1. Everything Your Band Shouldn’t Be Doing on Social Media

This satirical article provides us with the guidelines needed to have an absolutely terrible social media presence. It reminds us to use terms like “direct-to-fan” and “value added” on all 15 of our social media accounts. Check it out and you’ll be doing everything wrong in no time.

2. Taylor Swift’s Music Industry Manifesto

After deciding to put down the acoustic guitar, T-Swift picked up her laptop and typed up her perspectives of the music industry, fandom, and the trajectory of record sales. Selfies are the new autographs, albums as economic entities will never be irrelevant, and stars of the future will have even less privacy than celebrities do now. Check out her full essay here.

3. 5 Different Ways to Release Your New Music

The traditional way of releasing your album has began to become obsolete. Many artists still practice this routine by recording an album, getting lots of press, dropping the album, going on tour, and then doing it all over again. But with the developing digital age, many other artists practice these 5 different methods of release.

4. What is Spinnup?

Spinnup is a hybrid digital music distribution service for DIY artists with an A&R component. This means your band’s music can be uploaded on iTunes and Spotify while keeping all rights and getting 100% of your royalties. According to their informative video, you can track your social media stats and even be discovered by talent scouts. This service provided by Universal could be the next step towards building awareness for your band.

5. 6 Artists Who Are Amazing at Twitter - And What You Can Learn From Them

Tweeting may seem easy because everyone seems to be doing it all the time. BUT using it as an effective tool to engage with your fan base may not be so easy. These artists seem to have mastered the art, especially @AndrewWK and @Grimezsz. Check out their techniques and enjoy a good laugh.

Check back every week for our weekly web roundup. Have any hot tips or web content you think is worthy? Send it our way to or link us in on Facebook.

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Never fear, you don’t have to drink warm beer. #keepyourcanscool
Get some for your band!

Never fear, you don’t have to drink warm beer. #keepyourcanscool

Get some for your band!

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African percussion studies + dude on acoustic guitar = this.

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It’s summertime and you’re in a band. We know you’re already drinking, so do it in style. 

Get some can coolers here!

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Weezer’s ‘Everything Will Be Alright In The End’ To Come Out On Republic Records, Not Epitaph



Weezer's new album is titled Everything Will Be Alright In The End and is due out sometime this fall. The band’s last record came out on Epitaph, and it’s made us wonder for quite some time if this new LP would be coming out there as well. It seems like not, however. Republic Records will be releasing the band’s new album, and you can see some clarification below after the jump.

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