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Secretly Canadian, Jagjaguwar, Dead Ocean Co-Founders Launch Fort William Artist Management

Secretly Canadian, Jagjaguwar, Dead Ocean Co-Founders Launch Fort William Artist Management

Ben Swanson, Chris Swanson and Darius Van Arman, the co-founders of the Secretly Canadian, Jagjaguwar and Dead Oceans labels, have joined with manager Ami Spishock to launch Fort William Management. The company already represents indie artists Grizzly Bear, Bowerbirds, Sondre Lerchem Dreamers of the Ghetto, Department of Eagles, CANT, JBM, Menomena and Jens Lekman.
Foursquare Partners with Songkick For Live Music Check-Ins

Foursquare Partners with Songkick For Live Music Check-Ins

Foursquare, the popular social networking site that allows users to broadcast their current location to friends, has announced a new partnerships with Songkick allowing users to identify particular concerts as their current location instead of just the concert venue. The check-in app also announced similar partnerships with ESPN and MovieTickets.com
Business Matters: Ticketfly Adds Venues Union Transfer (Philly), The Foundry (Phoenix)

Business Matters: Ticketfly Adds Venues Union Transfer (Philly), The Foundry (Phoenix)

Ticketmaster may be resigning its top ticketing clients, but other ticketing companies are actively picking up smaller venues and promoters. San Francisco-based Ticketfly has recently added Union Transfer in Philadelphia and The Foundry Phoenix... Bringing its grand total of networks measured up to 10, Kout has added Last.fm, Instagram, Tumblr, Flickr and Blogger... For some labels, the honeymoon with Spotify is over. But Barsuk Records is taking a wait-and-see approach to the music service.

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