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In this episode of Music Business Podcast, we talk with David McMillin, the lead singer of Fort Frances and author of a recent essay on Pop Matters called “Why Its Time To Stop Hating Spotify.” In the piece, McMilion adds an indie musician's perspective to the royalty payout discussion and... Continue reading
Posted Jun 15, 2015 at hypebot
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In this episode of Music Business Podcast, Cortney Harding and Kyle Bylin discuss the launch of Apple Music. How is Apple Music different from Spotify Now? How can Apple improve its podcast experience? Can the Internet radio station Beats 1 become a shared experience at a global level? Can Apple... Continue reading
Posted Jun 12, 2015 at hypebot
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In this episode of Music Business Podcast, Cortney Harding and Kyle Bylin discuss YouTube and music videos. YouTube is widely known as the most popular music service. It's where most young people go to find and stream songs. Harding and Bylin talk about where music videos are today and how... Continue reading
Posted May 26, 2015 at hypebot
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In this episode of Music Business Podcast, we talk with Jack Conte, co-founder and CEO of Patreon, a platform that allows people to support creators by becoming paid sponsors. We talk to Conte about his transition from indie musician and EDM artist to startup founder. We also learn what it... Continue reading
Posted May 4, 2015 at hypebot
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In this episode of Music Business Podcast, we talk with Julien Simon, who is the VP of Music Rights and Label Relations at Deezer, a subscription music service. We discuss the company's global expansion strategy and the challenges it must overcome in new markets. Music Business Podcast Subscribe on iTunes... Continue reading
Posted Apr 27, 2015 at hypebot
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In this episode of the Upward Spiral, a music business podcast, we talk with Jon Healey, who is an editorial writer in the opinion section of the LA Times. We discuss how to make Tidal, a recently relaunched subscription music service, better for independent musicians. The Upward Spiral Podcast Subscribe... Continue reading
Posted Apr 16, 2015 at hypebot
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Millennials may make up just under a quarter of the US population, but they have a huge influence when it comes to music fandom, according to Next Big Sound data journalist Liv Bulli. For any given artist, around two-thirds of his or her fans fall into the millennial age range—and... Continue reading
Posted Apr 10, 2015 at hypebot
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Imagine a lab where college students would be challenged to envision and create the future of music. At any given time, there would be dozens of music-focused research studies, startup ventures, emerging technologies, and innovative projects that students could assist for a single semester or an entire year. Picture a... Continue reading
Posted Apr 6, 2015 at hypebot
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In this episode of the Upward Spiral, a music business podcast, Cortney Harding and Kyle Bylin discuss whether Jay-Z's Tidal will have a hard knock life in the crowded subscription music market. The Upward Spiral Podcast Subcribe on iTunes Send Us Email ___ Kyle Bylin is a user researcher at... Continue reading
Posted Mar 31, 2015 at hypebot
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According to professor Aram Sinnreich, author of the 2013 book The Piracy Crusade: How the Music Industry’s War on Sharing Destroys Markets and Erodes Civil Liberties, college students have changed significantly in their music listening habits and overall musical tastes over the last decade, in part due to market forces... Continue reading
Posted Mar 13, 2015 at hypebot
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By Kyle Bylin, author of Promised Land: Youth Culture, Disruptive Startups, and the Social Music Revolution. Studying people’s music buying habits used to be simple. You handed a person a stack of postcards and told them to send you one the next time they bought an album. They wrote down... Continue reading
Posted Feb 13, 2015 at hypebot
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[UPDATED] Hypebot presents our first San Francisco meetup for readers to network with their peers. You are are invited to gather for drinks on Feb. 17, 2015 from 7:00–10:00PM at Bitters, Bock & Rye in San Francisco. There is a limit of 75 people for this event, so if you... Continue reading
Posted Feb 10, 2015 at hypebot
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By Kyle Bylin, author of Promised Land: Youth Culture, Disruptive Startups, and the Social Music Revolution. Edison Research, a New Jersey-based market research firm, introduced its “Share of Ear” study in June 2014, where it showed the share of everything in the audio space. For the first time, the amount... Continue reading
Posted Feb 3, 2015 at hypebot
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In this episode of the Upward Spiral, a music business podcast, we talk with Theda Sandiford, who is the VP of Commerce at Republic Records and Island Records, where she handles VEVO, Spotify, Youtube and more. Sandiford got her start at WBLS and then became the first black programmer of... Continue reading
Posted Jan 23, 2015 at hypebot
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In a recent episode of the Upward Spiral, a music business podcast, we talked with Jon Maples, the former VP of product at Rhapsody, about what the music startup landscape looks like in 2015 and how the streaming wars amongst the largest companies are going. Maples also shared his view... Continue reading
Posted Jan 20, 2015 at hypebot
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In this episode of the Upward Spiral, a music business podcast, we talk with Jon Maples, the former VP of product at Rhapsody, who is now writing on his blog and consulting for companies. We ask Maples about the next crop of music startups and where they might take the... Continue reading
Posted Jan 16, 2015 at hypebot
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Subcribe to the Upward Spiral podcast in iTunes, play recent shows on SoundCloud, or follow us on Twitter. In this episode of the Upward Spiral, a music business podcast, we talk with Darren Hemmings, who runs the digital consultancy Motive Unknown and curates the daily music industry newsletter the Daily... Continue reading
Posted Dec 12, 2014 at hypebot
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Subcribe to the Upward Spiral podcast in iTunes, play recent shows on SoundCloud, or follow us on Twitter. In this episode of the Upward Spiral, a music business podcast, we talk with Archie Hamilton, who runs Splatter, China's first integrated music promotion and brand activation agency. His team manages campaigns... Continue reading
Posted Nov 14, 2014 at hypebot
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Subcribe to the Upward Spiral podcast in iTunes, play recent shows on SoundCloud, or follow us on Twitter. In this episode of the Upward Spiral, a music business podcast, we talk with Dan Cantor, who is former CEO and co-founder of exfm, a social music discovery platform that enables people... Continue reading
Posted Oct 31, 2014 at hypebot
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Excerpted from Kyle Bylin's new collection of essays Promised Land: Youth Culture, Disruptive Startups, and the Social Music Revolution. I was ten when I recorded “The Rockafeller Skank” by Fatboy Slim off the radio onto cassette tape. Twelve when the music video “The Real Slim Shady” by Eminem premiered on... Continue reading
Posted Sep 22, 2014 at hypebot
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If you read Hypebot, you know music technology writer and user experience researcher Kyle Bylin. Whether in his writings or on the Upward Spiral podcast, Kyle has always sought to understand not just how music consumption and the music industry are changing, but why. Now he's published a much anticipated... Continue reading
Posted Sep 15, 2014 at hypebot
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Subcribe to the Upward Spiral podcast in iTunes, play recent shows on SoundCloud, or follow us on Twitter. In this episode of the Upward Spiral, a music business podcast, we talk to Eric Ronning, who is the EVP and Chief Revenue Officer for Digital at adLarge Media, an audio advertising... Continue reading
Posted Jun 3, 2014 at hypebot
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Subcribe to the Upward Spiral podcast in iTunes, play recent shows on SoundCloud, or follow us on Twitter. In this episode of the Upward Spiral, a music business podcast, we talk to Scott LeGere, who is a serial entrepreneur and college educator. Over the past 15 years, Scott has played... Continue reading
Posted Mar 20, 2014 at hypebot
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Subcribe to the Upward Spiral podcast in iTunes, play recent shows on SoundCloud, or follow us on Twitter. In this episode of the Upward Spiral, a music business podcast, we talk to artist manager and music producer JJ Italiano about whether the concept of a “favorite artist” has changed. Today’s... Continue reading
Posted Feb 28, 2014 at hypebot
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Subcribe to the Upward Spiral podcast in iTunes, play recent shows on SoundCloud, or follow us on Twitter. In this episode of the Upward Spiral, a music business podcast, we talk to Maggie Vail, who is the co-executive director of CASH Music, a nonprofit group that is building both open... Continue reading
Posted Feb 10, 2014 at hypebot