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Posted in MusicWorld on March 28, 2012
Pictured: New York Rivals perform  at BMI’s Easy Tiger showcase during SXSW 2012.
Pictured: New York Rivals perform at BMI’s Easy Tiger showcase during SXSW 2012. Photo: Erika Goldring

Important stories for working songwriters:

History’s biggest U.K. invasion of U.S. charts didn’t happen 50 years ago – it’s happening right now. Billboard.biz breaks down the British-filled charts of 2011.

The New Yorker profiles the hard-working songwriters behind Rihanna’s biggest hits.

The market offers countless apps that record, help us create and teach us how to play music. Wired reviews a selection of the best.

During SXSW 2012, John Doe, Todd Snider and Jesse Malin participated in BMI’s panel about the art of songwriting. Catch the highlights.

Twitter is an undeniably useful tool for artists at all career stages. Digital Music News outlines how songwriters and musicians can tweet most effectively.

Major ad agencies are increasingly tapping indie bands for national campaigns. Billboard.biz analyzes the trend.

A SXSW 2012 panel dubbed “From the Blocks to the Blogs” explored the ways in which social media is shaping hip-hop. The Hollywood Reporter recaps the discussion.

What’s the fastest-adopted gadget of the last 50 years? The Atlantic reports – and the answer will surprise you.

Indie duo the Secret Sisters landed on The Hunger Games blockbuster soundtrack. Billboard.biz explains how.

The Atlantic Cities lists the country’s leading music cities, according to SXSW.

Classical music helps heart patients heal. New Scientist mulls over the data and its implications.

What do successful musicians really study in college? Paste asks.

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