SXSW Music Conference attendees were rewarded with a crazy amazing slice of funk history this past March with the "Finding the Funk" session featuring Bootsy Collins, Bernie Worrell, Lumar LeBlanc, George Clinton and Novena Carmel.
Don't miss Bootsy reminiscing on the differences between working with James Brown and George Clinton...
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Post from Evolver.fm.
- Billy Bragg says labels are a bigger problem than Spotify
Story from The Guardian.
- Peter Tosh gets his due
Story from The Independent. ...
What do the bands INVSN, SISU, and Pure Love all have in common? Well, they all kick ass. And if your first thought was that they were each accepted to perform at SXSW 2014, you’d be right. However, dig a little deeper and you’ll realize that each of these bands...
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Chart watch from Billboard.
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Story from NY Times.
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Story from BBC News. ...
1990s hip-hop history is unashamedly at the fore in ‘My Jeep’, the third single from Brooklyn prodigy Joey Bada$$’ most recent mixtape, Summer Knights. Joining forces with fellow Flatbush natives Meechy Darko (Flatbush Zombies), Issa Gold (The Underachievers) and Chuck Strangers, Bada$$ rhymes with smart alec confidence over a...
- Lady Gaga splits with manager Troy Carter
Story from The Hollywood Reporter.
- Pandora holds its ground after iTunes Radio launch
Post from CNET.
- Lyor Cohen dubs new music venture '300'
Item from FMQB.
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