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Spotify launches new Playlist Tool for independent artists

The music streaming service Spotify has launched a Playlist Tool that is geared for independent and rising artists. This allows emerging artists to upload their new music directly to the digital platform.

Matabeleland football odyssey wins hearts ahead of Russia 2018

London - The Matabeleland soccer team's dramatic, crowd-funded journey from a dirt field to becoming stars of the sport's alternative World Football Cup is a mighty contrast with the upcoming billion-dollar bonanza of Russia 2018.

Alternative World Football Cup shock as team storms out

London - The CONIFA World Football Cup for soccer's outsiders wrestled with controversy ahead of Thursday's semi-finals, as a team dramatically stormed out in furious protest.

Britain's Independent daily drops print edition

London - British newspaper The Independent will become digital only, and its last print edition will come out on March 26, owners ESI Media said in a statement on Friday.

Steve Grand to perform at Gramercy Theatre in New York City

New York - America's favorite "All-American Boy" Steve Grand will be performing at Gramercy Theatre in New York City on February 24.

Vaio returning to the U.S. with a truly 'monster' tablet

The Vaio computer brand has announced that it will be returning to the U.S. from October this year, unveiling a powerful high-end tablet as its launch device. The company used to belong to Sony but became independent after being sold off in 2014.

Activism meets music with Kristen Graves Special

An interview with CT State Troubardour singer/songwriter Kristen Graves. Kristen discusses her music, activism and humanitarian work.

Writer/Director Emily Schooley talks about her new film, Reset Special

An interview with Writer/Director Emily Schooley on her latest project Reset. Reset follows the lives of three women, and how they each approach difficult choices in their lives.

'A Reason' — indie sleeper film of the year Special

A Reason is an independent film written and directed by Dominique Schilling and produced by Caroline Risberg (Risberg Schilling Productions).

Independent Walker ousts Parnell and is Alaska's new governor

Anchorage - After a tense race, Independent candidate Bill Walker has won the Alaska race for governor, and that's largely due to the fact that he launched an aggressive campaign against Republican Governor Sean Parnell, The Huffington Post reports.

Review: Elizabeth Lyons takes fans on a ride on new single 'Jeep!' Special

Independent country singer Elizabeth Lyons released her newest upbeat single "Jeep!" on iTunes and it is fun summer anthem.

Review: A funk/soul album with great potential, but minor issues

“Burden to Bear is especially precious to me because it’s my first album,” says soul/pop artist Lael Summer, currently a student in the University of Southern California’s elite Popular Music program and signed to New York’s True Groove Records.

Review: An idiosyncratic listening experience, combining rock and pop

Together for only a little over four years, the Monks of Mellonwah have catapulted quickly into success on a global scale.

'Playbook' wins big at Indie awards while 'Twilight' tops Razzies

Los Angeles - A tale of two award shows took place in Los Angeles today (Feb. 23) as the Independent Spirit Awards and The Razzies took place.

Twitter suspends UK journalist critical of NBC Olympics coverage

Twitter suspended the account of a journalist from The Independent because he tweeted an email address of Gary Zenkel, the President of NBC Olympics. Guy Adams was outraged over NBC's broadcast delay of the Opening Ceremony.

Hunter Valentine — Lessons From the Late Night Special

I interviewed Hunter Valentine's Kiyomi to talk about their latest album, Lessons From the Late Night and the creative process in putting together such an intense record.

An interview with singer / songwriter Jody Quine Special

Jody Quine is a talented Vancouver-based singer/songwriter who has shown she is multi-talented and blurs music genre lines.

Sirsy, the little band with big sound Special

Get to know the two person band Sirsy and their unbelievable talent. These two nerds never save the best for last because their entire show is a roller coaster ride from start to finish.

Antigone Rising releases new album 23 Red Special

If you haven't heard of the all-female rock band Antigone Rising you are certainly missing out. With their combined talent and ability to write catchy emotionally charged tunes you'll be hooked once you take your first listen.

Op-Ed: Ron Paul and the looming 'passionless presidential race'

As the Republican primary season unfolds and Mitt Romney sails forward as the yawn the GOP is forced to swallow, there still remains a voice worthy of Independent and Democratic consideration - and it isn't President Obama.

Golfer Lee Westwood: 'We get paid too much compared to teachers'

London - In a recent interview, European Tour's record earner, Lee Westwood stated that golf professionals earn too much money compared to nurses and teachers. Westwood became the first Briton to reach the £25 million mark in on-course earnings.

Olive, first film shot on a smartphone, is released in theaters Special

Los Angeles - Hollywood has its fair share of cutting-edge directors but none have ever attempted to shoot a feature length film on a smartphone, until now.

Majority of US Republicans want a third political party

Washington - A new USA Today/Gallup Poll reveals 52 percent of Americans believe the Democratic and Republican parties do such a poor job in Washington that a third party is needed, and for the first time, a majority of Republicans favor a third party.

BBC presenters in ‘c-word’ slip-up

London - Two BBC presenters made the same verbal slip up on two separate radio programmes this morning, when referring to a British Con-Dem government minister.

Addictive drugs like valium (diazepam) may also shrink your brain

Once regarded as wonder drugs against anxiety, depression and other undesirable mental states, these medicines are under scrutiny now that a 30- year-old, leaked study shows that risks and dangers were known early on, yet the drugs were prescribed anyway.

Op-Ed: Has America lost its pioneering spirit?

Throughout our history we as a country looked towards the future and paved the way. I just can't help but think that today we are looking back more than looking forward. Myself included.

Republican governor declares his independence

Florida Gov. Charlie Crist declared that he would run for an open U.S. Senate as an Independent. A life-long Republican, Crist said "our political system is broken." The reason for the switch was left unsaid, but Crist's poll numbers tell the story.

Lieberman Vows 'No' to Health Care Reform

Independent Joe Lieberman of Connecticut has informed Senate Majority leader Harry Reid that he will support a filibuster if the bill contains certain provisions.

Chinese to import fewer online games

Chinese game firms are seeking domestic options as the government will implement a five-year program promoting clean online games.

Cannes Airing £45 Zombie Movie

The Cannes Film Festival is known more for glamour than economy. Despite or perhaps because of an unbelievable £45 budget, the movie 'Colin' is turning out to be a surprise success.
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