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Hype Machine User Survey + Prizes

Update: The survey is now closed, thanks everyone!

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Our 2nd ever User Survey is upon us! This is where we get a chance to learn a bit more about who you are, what you think of the Hype Machine and what you’d like to see here in the future. You can check out some info from our last survey on our Demographics Page and various blog posts.

But all work and no play = no fun, so we’ve spiced it up with some sweet giveaways of stuff we wish we could keep to ourselves! If you complete the survey and include your email, you’ll be eligible to win:

# (2) A MIXA digital mixtape (1gb flash drive customized to look/feel like a mixtape!)
# (3) $25 gift card to Etsy.com’s Etsy Labs store
# (3) A Hype Machine Heart Necklace (made out of old vinyl records!)
# (2) A Green Hype Machine Shirt (The ones with the heart bubble on ‘em)
# (2) A White Hype Machine Shirt (The brand new ones with silver ink + new design!)
# (3) A laser-engraved Moleskin notebook by Engrave Your Book (The “Tools of Creation” cover)

Take the survey & win stuff →
Survey now closed, thanks for participating!

Pitchfork.TV Launches

pitchforktv.jpg The long-awaited Pitchfork.TV launched today and I’m totally excited! Not only is it a beautiful site and already has some great content, but it looks like they will have special screenings of music related films every week!

This week’s featured film is the Pixies documentary loudQUIETloud: A Film About the Pixies. The Pixies’ 2004 reunion tour documentary follows their first rehearsals to the final show, and the drug addictions and inter-band tension in between.

I haven’t seen it yet, but Team Hype are all pretty BIG Pixies fans, and I’ve been wanting to get ahold of this for sometime. Remember, it’s available for streaming this week only, but you can check out the official site for info on ordering it afterwards.

Watch Full Film: loudQUIETloud: A Film About the Pixies

Reserve your Hype Machine T-Shirt

Just in case you missed it, we’ll be wrapping up the T-Shirt RSVP form soon. We aren’t accepting payments yet, but you can RSVP a shirt, leave your email and we’ll drop you a note when they are ready!

Our “classic” design being reprinted:

And a new offering, silver ink on a white tee

Reserve a shirt

Note: Unlike Hype Machine Monthly, this is real :)

Hype Machine Monthly!

We are really, really excited to announce our first and ongoing print publication, the Hype Machine Monthly. Read all about it and subscribe today!

Update: Sorry, we aren’t looking for writers, this is an April Fool’s joke! Thanks to Kaela for playing the part of Amy.

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