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Golden Ticket 2013

And we’re back…. Join us Friday, May 24th at Summer Camp Music Festival for the third annual Golden Ticket event! What exactly is the Golden Ticket you say? It’s your chance to win free tickets for you and a friend to every UM show for a year*. Perhaps you’ll snag the Golden Ticket that offers you every poster released thus far in 2013, tickets to our 2013 NYE run, or a golf cart tour of Summer Camp with Ryan Stasik. At a minimum, …

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Monetizing Music, Marketing & Data in the New Music Business

UPDATE: Due to the general awesomeness of the Umphrey’s fan base, they have agreed to broadcast this particular webcast for free if you help spread the word. Use this link, tell your friends and tag all posts with #musicbiz2013. ——————————————————————————————————————————— For you fans who find yourselves discussing the world of UM well beyond the music, this one is for you. Our longtime friend and trusted consigliere Syd Scwhartz is giving a presentation this thursday at …

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UMBowl IV Videos    

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Mobile Chargers at UMBowl

UMBowlers! We’ve got 8 new power strips with your names on ’em for tonight’s festivities. Bring your cell phone chargers and snag some juice at half time to ensure you can participate quarters three & four. They will be scattered around the back of the venue , scout it out and power up. Power Strip  Power Strip

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Get Lucky with Raw Stewage

UMBowl IV is upon us. Umphreaks around the globe are getting ready for Friday’s event. If you weren’t lucky enough to snag a ticket, you’d best get your Couch Tour setup in place. UMBowl parties are all the rage this year. They’re gonna make your Grammy Party seem like a party at grammy’s (unless, of course, you have access to her walk-in liquor cabinet). To provide a little more excitement, we’re gonna run a contest …

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Coming…

Follow @umphreysmcgee on Vine. #1 #2 #3 #4 #5 #6 #7 #8 #9 #10 #11 #12 #13 #14    

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RIP Storm Thorgerson

We lost a legend today. Storm Thorgerson created some of the most iconic album artwork of all time, including Pink Floyd’s Dark Side of the Moon which will forever resonate throughout popular culture. We had the privilege of working with Storm on two covers that remain amongst our favorites. I will always remember my conversations with him as he unknowingly taught me the finer points of British, dead pan humor.  I would repeatedly ask myself, “Is he …

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Free Live Audience Stream Tonight!

We are pleased to offer you a free live audience stream (audio only) of tonight’s sold out show at the Georgia Theatre courtesy of taper David Randle and Team Dirty South. Monday just got better. Tune in around 8:45pm ET. UPDATE: Network issues at the venue are resulting in an inconsistent stream. Team Dirty South is working on a remedy. [iframe src=”http://www.ustream.tv/embed/2532523?v=3&wmode=direct”]   In addition, Couch Tour rolls on from historic Stubb’s in Austin, TX!  The …

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Vote Now! Hall of Fame 2012

It’s time to do it again. Cast your votes for this year’s Hall of Fame album, featuring your favorite versions of your favorite songs of 2012. Vote for up to 10 selections and help us help you. We’ll then create a seamless remastered live album featuring the top vote getters and you can relive the fun. Sound like a plan? VOTE NOW!  Check out last year’s selections on Spotify or UMLive or iTunes or ?.  

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Songwriting 101

Songwriting was one of many topics covered last year at our inaugural sUMmer school event. Digging back into the archives this Friday, we wanted to share a portion of the Songwriting 101 session. This clip contains a 40 minute deep dive into the world of UM songwriting featuring a breakdown of the origins of “Plunger”, conversations surrounding technique, approach and more. This slideshow features audio from the workshop at Full Moon Resort in Big Indian, NY …

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Headphones & Snowcones on the April Tour

We are pleased to announce that we’ll be offering the ability to experience live UM like never before on the entire April run. Headphones & Snowcones makes its debut east of the Ole Miss! What the hell is Headphones & Snowcones you ask? H&S is a pristine soundboard mix piped wirelessly to your ears through audiophile quality headphones. The nuance of every note, the clarity of every lyric, the breath of every space is now …

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Round 2! Headphones & Snowcones: LA Edition

After an incredibly successful initial roll out of our live headphone experience, we’re back for another round this weekend in Los Angeles at the @HOBSunset. Hop on board and experience UM like never before. Ever find yourself at a show scouting out the soundboard wondering what the engineer is hearing, wondering what those headphones sound like? Want to find out? An idea long stewing in the UM incubator is finally coming to fruition. We are …

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