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John Darnielle
Lead Singer, Mountain Goats
@Mountain_Goats

Unlike the deeply personal, often emotionally draining songwriting in his long-running Mountain Goats project, indie rock troubadour John Darnielle uses Twitter to muse upon his far-ranging interests, which include hockey, death metal and women's rights. Mountain Goats news is spread sometimes, but not as often as Darnielle's thoughts on the Nashville Predators.

Deadmau5
DJ
@deadmau5

Known almost as much for his outspoken tweets as his EDM beats, Deadmau5 took Twitter's social and business dialogue to a whole other level in March when he took a vocal track tweeted at him by a follower and released it as a finished track, "The Veldt."

Dave Delaney
Digital Marketing Consultant
@DaveDelaney

This Nashville digital thinker is a believer in social networks, both virtual and real-life -- he founded Geek Breakfast. He tweets digital business practices and links back to his New Networking blog, where he dispenses practical advice.

Emily Delmont
Staffing, Square Inc.
@EmilyDelmont

Former recruiter at SoundCloud and Google who tweets about politics and music, though not necessarily together. Sample tweet: "Look, Techno and Tupac *do* have a lot in common. Like, the speakers that were in my LA rental car."

Corey Denis
Digital Strategy and Marketing, Toolshed
@CoreyThrace

When she's not working with Ani DiFranco, Kate Bush, John Wesley Harding and others, Denis is busy deploying a wry take on all things pop culture. Sample tweet: "i know every1 is sick of Somebody That I Used 2 Know, but it's still fantastic. I <3 tragic lyric / happy hook dichotomy in pop songs."

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Mike Dougherty
Co-Founder/CEO, Jelli
@DoughertyM

Co-founder/CEO of Jelli, the app that brings interactivity to old-school radio, Dougherty tweets a steady stream of digital business links, with an emphasis on radio and startups, two places where the action is constant.

Daniel Ek
CEO/Founder, Spotify
@Eldsjal

With Spotify, Ek is doing his part to save the recording industry from piracy -- and iTunes. He uses Twitter to broadcast news about the service and answer customers' queries and complaints -- in Swedish and English -- with grace.

Justin Erdman
Senior Manager, Emerging Technology, Universal Music Canada
@JustinErdman

We'll let Erdman say it in his own words: "Specialties: music, tech and superb quips." Sample tweets: "DMB Concert Update 1: Just experienced my first 8 minute flute solo + I found Howard Jones ex-Killswitch Engage. He's sitting just near me. . . . DMB Update 2: not Howard. Threw up the horns at him; he looked at me blankly. Also he's wearing what appears to be LL Bean - dead giveaway."

Jay Frank
CEO, DigSin
@RepoJay

Former CMT exec and current owner of a digital label that gives free music to subscribers, Frank believes in music digital strategy so much that he's written a book called "Hack Your Hit" and tweets his analysis of the DNA of hit songs.

Sasha Frere-Jones
Pop Critic, the New Yorker
@SFJ

One of the scene's most recognized aesthetes, follow Frere-Jones for the best of the rare and obscure in both music and memes, as well as a glimpse into the ins and outs of a writer's life lived in New York.

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