Polaris Music Prize Short List 2018

image from www.hypebot.comTen albums have been named to the Polaris Music Prize short list for Canadian album of the year. “These 10 titles traverse language and culture and highlight the beauty and richness of Canada’s musical life in 2018,” said Polaris jury foreperson Katherine Duncan.

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Full List Of MTV VMA Nominees 2018, Fan Voting Open Now: Cardi B and The Carters Lead Nominees

MTV VMA 2018MTV's 2018 Video Music Awards will air live from Radio City Music Hall in New York City on Monday, Aug. 20th at 9:00 p.m. ET/PT.  Starting today through Aug. 10, fans can vote for their favorite artists across eight categories.

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CD Baby's Kevin Breuner On August's DIY Musician Conference 2018

DIY-Musician-Conference-in-Nashville-1132x670Kevin Breuner Of CD Baby joins Michael Brandvold on the Music Biz Weekly podcast to talk about the 4th annual DIY Musician Conference being held August 24-26th in Nashville. CD Baby expects another standing-room only event, welcoming 1500 independent artists.

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QUICK HITS: Kim Dotcom • ANiUTa Anime Music • Eurovision Song Suit • Spotify Hires • Eventbrite + MJR

Quick HitsDotcom Deportation - Internet entrepreneur Kim Dotcom (real name Kim Schmitz) has lost his latest legal bid to avoid extradition to the U.S. to face criminal charges. New Zealand’s Court of Appeal upheld earlier court rulings that found Kim and three of his colleagues (Mathias Ortmann, Bram van der Kolk, and Finn Batato) were eligible to be handed over to U.S. authorities.

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CD Baby's Kevin Breuner On August's DIY Musician Conference 2018

DIY-Musician-Conference-in-Nashville-1132x670Kevin Breuner Of CD Baby joins Michael Brandvold on the Music Biz Weekly podcast to talk about the 4th annual DIY Musician Conference being held August 24-26th at the Omni Nashville. CD Baby expects another standing-room only event, welcoming 1500 independent artists.

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A2IM Indie Week 2018 Recap: #RepresentationMatters

A2IM Indie WeekIn this recap of the A2IM's recent Indie Week music conference, Amy Hanna looks at the event's focus on inclusivity and representation, as reflected in the conference's panels discussing gender inequality and the music industry's involvement in the #MeToo movement.

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100+ Festivals Join Keychange Pledge To Tackle Gender Inequality In The Music Industry

1Vanessa Reed of the PRS Foundation has announced that the organization's initiative to commit to a 50/50 music industry gender balance by the year 2022 has been joined by more than one hundred music related festivals.

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Grammys Expand Best Album, Song, Record, New Artist Categories and More

Grammy_logoThe Grammy Awards are making changes, some of which appear to be a response to the miniscule number of women nominated last year. Others changes effect music supervisors and the World Music category.

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A2IM Libera Indie Awards Winners 2018: Slowdive Wins Album Of The Year

A2IMLast week's American Association Of Independent Music Libera Awards in New York City celebrated the best in independent music. Hosted by comedian Kate Wolff and sponsored by SoundExchange and BuzzAngle, the evening included a special celebration of Merlin’s 10th Anniversary. 

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Arcade Fire, Sloan Among Polaris Music Prize Nominees

Polaris Prize logo 2018The Polaris Music Prize announced its ‘long list’ of nominations for 2018, with artists such as Arcade Fire, Gordon Downie, Sloan and U.S. Girls making the cut. 225 albums were considered by the 203 member jury for Long List selection.

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8 Year Old Girl Crushes Led Zep's 'Good Times Bad Times' [WATCH]

image from mediad.publicbroadcasting.netEight-year-old Yoyoka Soma covered John Bonham's drum part on Led Zeppelin's "Good Times Bad Times" as her entry into the 2018 Hit Like A Girl drum contest.  She made it into the finals with a joyous performance that crushes the classic tune. WATCH:

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Kendrick Lamar Accepts 'Beautiful' Puliizer Prize At Colombia University Ceremony

image from www.grammy.comAt a ceremony at New York City's Columbia University on Wednesday, Kendrick Lamar accepted his Pulitzer Prize for music for his album "DAMN."  He is the first rapper to receive the award.

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Billboard Music Awards 2018 - Full Winners List

image from i0.wp.comKelly Clarkson began the 2018 Billboard Music Awards on Sunday night with a tribute to the victims of Friday's mass shooting at Santa Fe High School in Texas. "I'm a Texas girl and my home state has had so much heartbreak over this past year. And once again, y'all, we're grieving for more kids that have died for just no reason at all," said Clarkson.

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BET Awards Nominees 2018: Khaled, Lamar Dominate

DK KahledDJ Khaled and Kendrick Lamar lead the nominations for the 2018 BET Awards. Khaled is up for six awards  and Lamar follows with five.  The annual BET telecast celebrates excellence in music, film, TV, sports and philanthropy and airs live on June 24th.

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Americana Music Awards Names 2018 Nominees: Isbell, Price, Carlisle Lead Eclectic Pack

Americana logoThe Americana Music Association has announced its 2018 nominees. Jason Isbell led the nominees with four nods, including for his album "The Nashville Sound," which earned two Grammys last year. Margo Price and Brandi Carlile, each received three nods for artist, song and album of the year.

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10 Reasons You Should Join Us At ASCAP EXPO Right Now [Kosha Dillz]

image from pmcvariety.files.wordpress.comKosha Dillz reports from the ASCAP 'I Create Music' Expo: "There are many people to meet here. I reconnected with my old bassist, I got tons of free candy from the sponsors, and I was recognized by tons of friends. Also because I write for Hypebot, I got a really cool pass that lets me frolic around."

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Music's Alarming Gender Gap [Infographic]

1Last.fm have researched the last 16 years of music awards and festivals to find out if we are crediting female artists as much as we are listening to them. As each year comes and goes, the elephant in the room for the music industry is whether the popularity of female solo artists is mirrored in their inclusion in both; festivals and award ceremonies. Last.fm have compiled all its listening data and found a relatively narrow split between genders, but the story isn’t the same for those topping the bill and taking home the trophies.

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Billboard Latin Music Awards Full Winners List 2018

image from www.soundexchange.comThe Billboard Latin Music Awards serve as the conclusion to the Billboard Latin Music Conference which was held this week in Las Vegas. Daddy Yankee was the top winner, along with Luis Fonsi, Justin Bieber and Shakira. Ozuna won artist of the year and Maluma took home the social artist of the year award.

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