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While the majority of bands should have someone who is dedicated to protecting the band/s public image, both in the press and on social media, there are certain types of artists that have no need for such a person, perhaps because they're too new, or simply don't care about their... Continue reading
Posted 10 hours ago at hypebot
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For all the criticism leveled at Pandora of late, it seem the popular internet radio service is helping out some mid-tier musicians, or at least those who play country music, by providing them with significantly greater airtime than traditional broadcast radio. _________________________________ Guest post by Glenn Peoples, Music Insights and... Continue reading
Posted 11 hours ago at hypebot
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With its golden hospitality and government funding of the arts, touring Europe can be a musician's dream, provided it's done correctly. Here musician Brett Newski shares some wisdom from the road on how to make your next European tour a success. _______________________________________ Guest post by Brett Newski on The DIY... Continue reading
Posted 12 hours ago at hypebot
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While touring across country is likely the goal for many up-and-coming artists, it's important to first build buzz in your local scene. Just because you're playing locally though, doesn't mean that you can't turn your neighborhood show into a major event. _____________________________ Guest Post by David McMillin on the TuneCore... Continue reading
Posted 12 hours ago at hypebot
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In this piece, Cortney Harding looks at the struggles faced by music-based social networks like Crowdmix and Myspace, and why problems with scalability so often doom these networks to failure. By Cortney Harding A few months ago, when “The Music Startup Meltdown” first ran, I singled out Crowdmix and its... Continue reading
Posted yesterday at hypebot
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Although services like Apple Music and Spotify tend to get most of the attention, they're hardly the only companies in the streaming game. Here we look at what Soundcloud, Amazon, and Tidal have been up to of late. ____________________________ Guest Post by Mark Mulligan on Midia Apple, Spotify and YouTube... Continue reading
Posted yesterday at hypebot
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Historically, DJ hosting has been great way for artists in the hip-hop community to gain credibility through association, but as more DJs enter the scene and crowd the market, the question is being raised of whether the expense is worth the exposure. _____________________________ Guest Post from Trill Trax In hip-hop... Continue reading
Posted yesterday at hypebot
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UPDATED: While its become controversial within the industry, there's no denying that YouTube remains one of the most important social media platforms for music. Here we go beyond the basics, and look at some more in-depth ways to promote your music and reach fans. ____________________________ Guest Post by Fiona Zweib... Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at hypebot
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Despite an oft quoted figure of 3 billions dollars since 2005, it seems YouTube actually has has no idea what it's paying artists, although the evidence seem to be fairly clear that it's not enough, says Ted Kalo. _______________________________ Guest Post by Ted Kalo on Medium For one of the... Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at hypebot
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While being a producer may be dream job of many, not everyone's cut out for a career behind the console. Here Joey Sturgis offers some advice on what an aspiring producer/engineer should do in order to stand out and find success in the industry. _______________________________________ Guest Post by Joey Sturgis... Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at hypebot
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As music streaming services around the world continue to struggle, Cortney Harding looks at the possibility of hitting reset on the whole streaming business model and instead exploring a more direct artist-to-fan experience. ____________________________________ By Cortney Harding To say last week wasn’t particularly good for Guvera might be an understatement.... Continue reading
Posted 5 days ago at hypebot
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Artists like Taylor Swift and U2 have been gaining significant traction with their latest petition challenging the Digital Millennium Copyright Act, but for the movement to have any appreciable impact, the artists involved need a leader able to play the political game. _______________________________ Guest Post by Bobby Owsinski on Music... Continue reading
Posted 5 days ago at hypebot
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Investing an exceptional music video is hardly any good if no one sees it. In this article we look at ten different ways in which artists can work to promote the popularity of the music video when the view counts begin to slow to a trickle. ____________________________________ Guest Post by... Continue reading
Posted 5 days ago at hypebot
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Getting people to listen to your music even once is a challenge, but getting them to engage with it and listen repeatedly is even harder. Luckily, the indie gaming community provides the perfect context in which to have listeners form a bond with your music . ______________________________ Guest Post by... Continue reading
Posted 6 days ago at hypebot
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In this forward-looking piece, Vickie Nauman outlines the five elements of the music/tech industry which are need to bring about a sustainable future in music where artists are able to create and distribute music to be enjoyed by fans in an ongoing cycle. __________________________________________ Guest post by Vickie Nauman, Founder... Continue reading
Posted 6 days ago at hypebot
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For any band trying to hone their sound and become performance ready, practice time is critical, unfortunately, most bands don't use this time as effectively as they ought to. Here we look at some ways to make practicing more efficient and productive. ___________________________ Guest Post by Casey van Wensem on... Continue reading
Posted 6 days ago at hypebot
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The court's recent ruling that remastered recordings of pre-1972 works should be granted a new sound recording copyright will likely have far-reaching implications for the music business, particularly where radio is concerned. Here we look at what some of those implications might be. _____________________________ Guest Post by Harrison Speck, Policy... Continue reading
Posted 6 days ago at hypebot
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Eager to be at the forefront of popularizing innovative new tech, Google recently announced their new high-quality virtual reality platform known as "Daydream," set to be released this fall, a platform for which YouTube also plans on creating a dedicated app. _____________________________________ Guest Post by Nathan Day: Account Manager, Video... Continue reading
Posted 7 days ago at hypebot
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In this piece Bas Grasmayer reflects on how a changing media landscape is working to dramatically alter how we as media consumers absorb and retain information, and what it means to live in the networked age. _____________________________________ Guest Post by Bas Grasmayer on Medium We’re living Marshall McLuhan’s reality — the media... Continue reading
Posted 7 days ago at hypebot
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In this keynote address transcript, Jim McDermott explains how the Rashomon effect, wherein multiple parties share contradictory but equally plausible accounts of an event, has persistently existed in dealings between artists, labels and the music tech industry. ___________________________________ Guest Post by Jim McDermott Writer’s note: this is a lightly edited... Continue reading
Posted 7 days ago at hypebot
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Touring can be a grueling experience, but after a while you start to pick up a few tricks that can make the process a little easier. Here we look at five important touring hacks to implement next time you hit the road that will make playing out that much more... Continue reading
Posted 7 days ago at hypebot
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Summer is officially upon us, and the question of which hits will be blaring ad nasuem at every beach party and barbecue is at the forefront of everyone's mind. Here we look at which tracks the data suggests will be the receiving the most airplay as summer kicks into full... Continue reading
Posted Jun 21, 2016 at hypebot
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As difficult as it is, networking and getting the attention of music journalists is hugely important towards achieving success as an artist, and it's important for artists to properly capitalize on the attention following any such recognition. __________________________________ Guest Post from Haulix Daily Gaining the attention of blogs and their... Continue reading
Posted Jun 21, 2016 at hypebot
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Here we look at some of the highlights from Irving Azoff's recent keynote at the NMPA, particularly regarding artist's rights and the importance of what's best for the creators. Azoff's efforts now also includes this campaign signed by 180 major artists. ___________________________ Guest post from Artist Rights Watch Irving Azoff... Continue reading
Posted Jun 21, 2016 at hypebot
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Here we look at the three different sources of publishing royalties (mechanical, performance, and synch) how they're calculated, and how a changing music business has affected how such royalties are earned. _________________________________ Guest Post by Bobby Owsinski on Music 3.0 Regardless of the era, the songwriter and publisher have made... Continue reading
Posted Jun 21, 2016 at hypebot