Today In Music News: Thu Oct 7

Remix contests are so hot right now. Minus The Bear is the next band to get in on the trend, offering downloads of stems from their track “My Time” and asking fans to do their best.

Corin Tucker isn’t the only former (sob) Sleater Kinney member with a new project in the works — Janet Weiss and Carrie Brownstein are working together again in Wild Flag, and they’re doing a west coast tour in November.

Converse is currently working on a recording studio space in Williamsburg, Brooklyn where unsigned artists can apply to record for free.

What’s the non-solo act with the most Top 100 singles? The Beatles, right? Nope — it’s Glee.

Cee-Lo says his collaboration with 50 Cent on “Fuck You” wasn’t planned, and that Gnarls Barkley will be back.

50 Cent took a very liberal approach in making use of the song. I was all up for it, actually. He did it in record time, the song had only been out a couple of days before there was a version with him on it, which was pretty awesome,” said Green.

“I figured we should have a talk, make sure it’s formal and let’s go all the way with it and shoot a video, who knows it may breath even more life into [the song].”

Nas would like for L.A. Reid to put his record out, please.

Johnny Greenwood and Thom Yorke of Radiohead have contributed music to Stone, a new film with Edward Norton and Robert De Niro.

The nominees for the Canadian Folk Music Awards have been announced.

NPR have a new concert streaming section up and running right now, featuring high-quality concert footage of bands like Superchunk, Of Montreal and The Tallest Man On Earth.

This is a weird one: Taco Bell has donated $500 of free food to the bands Wavves, Passion Pit, Les Savy Fav, Best Coast, and more with their Feed The Beat campaign.

Photo by Natalia Bacerska, via Creative Commons


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