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Best Coast in studio, on my TV constantly (on Election Day)

Best Coast just Tweeted the above picture with the message: "Election Day in the studio". Coincidentally, I had just seen them minutes earlier, on Election Day, in my living room...

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The Black Keys talk about their songs in commercials ++++++ 2011 Woodie Award nominations announced

The Black Keys @ ACL 2010 (more by Tim Griffin)Auerbach and Carney squared off against Koenig by naming the commercials that had licensed their music -- Hewlett Packard, Zales, Victoria's Secret and Tommy Hilfilger, to name a few -- before Colbert called the contest a draw and declared that both bands had "equally whored out music...

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Vampire Weekend & Black Keys have ‘sell out’-off, discuss the Grammys, battle on The Colbert Report (video)

Check out the awesome video from last night's episode, below...

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Kiss played Jones Beach (pics & setlist)

Boston Herald: I'm thinking about the Dr. Pepper commercial that's everywhere. Many bands in the so-called indie community think it's abhorrent to sell songs to advertisers, what do you say to those bands...

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The Black Keys played the Classic Car Club in NYC (pics), appear on the new Twilight Soundtrack (track list)

"Agh. Free Black Keys concert tonight at the Classic Car Club but lines were CRAZY!" - quiet soliloquy
"Fans have overwhelmingly expressed, in 354+ comments on The Black Keys Facebook page, that the band has "sold out" following an announcement that a new song, "Chop And Change", will be a part of the soundtrack for the third installment of extremely popular vampire movie franchise "Twilight"...

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Johnny Rotten butter commercial (video), punk is dead again

The native Londoner, who grew up on a council estate in north London, looked like a fish of a water as he poses uncomfortably in a tweed jacket, plus fours and a yellow waistcoat...

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This week in Music Licensing

When it comes to licensing, Tom Waits has a strong reputation..Waits has steadfastly refused to allow the use of his songs in commercials and has joked about other artists who do...

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This Week in Music Licensing (Crystal Castles, Stars of the Lid, Elbow, Battles, Tokyo Police Club, and more)

This weekly post was really just meant to be an (arguably) interesting news roundup of where (mostly BV-covered) music and musicians are showing up besides in our stereos/computers/headphones/players/etc...

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It’s Not Selling Out Anymore — This Week in Music Licensing

Gogol Bordello @ Irving Plaza (more by Jefferson)

The second edition of this controversial new feature is back. "It's Not Selling Out Anymore" (or is it...

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It’s Not Selling Out Anymore — This Week in Music Licensing

Love it or hate it, licensing songs seems to be the new reality for "indie" bands (or any bands) looking to make money and gain exposure. As an avid music fan and Senior Director of Advertising & Video Games at Primary Wave Music Publishing, Ryan Barkan makes sure to stay on top of news related to artists getting their songs in ads, on TV, in movies, in video games and just about anywhere else a band would get paid to put a song...

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