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It is generally acknowledged that information regarding musical rights and works can be difficult to obtain, something which the Global Repertoire Database initiative was hoping to fix, before crashing and burning in 2014. Here we look at why it failed and why it's still something the industry needs. _________________________________ Guest... Continue reading
Posted 2 hours ago at hypebot
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Having a hard time locating and negotiating licensing and publishing deals? A new company known as Tuneteams is working to streamline this process by connecting music companies with new music available for license. ______________________________________ Guest post via the American Association of Independent Music Tuneteams helps music companies find and negotiate... Continue reading
Posted 3 hours ago at hypebot
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In a mood for some smiley tunes? Since their introduction in 1999, emojis have attained massive popularity and are now littered across all social media platforms. So why not start including searchable emojis in playlist names? ________________________________ Guest Post by Philippe Giard of The Orchard on The Daily Rind Unless... Continue reading
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Some of the most popular items on Hypebot this week included a look at several labels working to fix the music industry, an examination of the actual problem with streaming, and the power of the Ryan Adams bump, plus much more. 9 Labels Working To Fix A Broken Music Industry... Continue reading
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Plenty of chatter in the music industry this week, as Lady Gaga issues a cease and desist over breast milk ice cream, Louisa Wendorff talk T-Swift and Twitter, and Straight Outta Compton continues its reign of success. Lady Gaga Sends Cease And Desist To Breast Milk Ice Cream Maker Experiencing... Continue reading
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Hypebot was full of tips for the D.I.Y. musician this week, offering instruction on how to make more money from ticket sales on you website, successfully launch an artist, what to do after you've named your band, and more. 3 Key Components Of Every Successful Artist Launch The Importance Of... Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at hypebot
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This week on MusicThinkTank, we look at how to promote your music using Snapchat, why you should be leaving a paper trail of your work, and four things you never want to hear your music publicist say. ____________________________________ Jack McCarthy | Promoting Your Music With Snapchat Sonicbids | How To... Continue reading
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Louisa Wendorff has been awash in success following a recent tweet from Taylor Swift and has had the good fortune to play at both the Grammy Red Carpet on E! as well as the closing ceremony of the Special Olympics. Here PledgeMusic speaks with her about the upturn in her... Continue reading
Posted 3 days ago at hypebot
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Has the digital age brought about a decline in artistic and creative careers? A recent times article says no, but the creative economy is complex and creative work itself can be difficult to define. ___________________________ Guest Post by Courtney Harding on Medium Last weekend, the New York Times ran a... Continue reading
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While new products and services are constantly being introduced to the music industry, few of these are truly "disruptive." This article examines some telling signs that can allow artists to identify game-changing technologies early on. ____________________________________ Guest Post by Dan Wagster on LinkedIn Pulse Capitalizing on even a small advantage... Continue reading
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Do you know what it takes to successfully launch an artist? Release parties and Facebook posts are all well and good, but a truly successful launch requires that any social media posts be backed by a database and strong content. _____________________________________ Guest Post by John Lilly on Müsical As data... Continue reading
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While making music readily available for digital download is an easy process, it is important that artists take the time to include metadata relating to the music in order to maintain a professional image. _________________________ Guest Post by Michael Brandvold on MichaelBrandvold.com I have written about this before and that... Continue reading
Posted 4 days ago at hypebot
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Although debates over music streaming generally revolve around the meager incomes which they often earn for artists and songwriters, there may be a larger issue at stake concerning the overall commercial sustainability of these services. _________________________________ Guest Post by Mark Mulligan on his Music Industry Blog Much of the debate... Continue reading
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Can blockchain technology really save the music industry? While it has often been praised as the savior which will lead artists into a decentralized and immutable transaction utopia, there remains some question as to whether it can really live up to the hype. ______________________________________ Guest Post by Alan Graham on... Continue reading
Posted 5 days ago at hypebot
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Once the fun part of picking a unique and memorable band name is done, there are some important steps you need to take immediately afterwards in order to properly secure your carefully selected moniker among the ranks of others. ___________________________ Guest Post by Hugh McIntyre on the Sonicbids Blog What... Continue reading
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[UPDATED] For much of recent history, the music industry has been infamous for its inability to adapt to digital technology. This said, certain companies within the industry, like Apple and Spotify, have proven they are able to adopt new ideas and succeed, demonstrating how valuable innovation is in any creative... Continue reading
Posted 5 days ago at hypebot
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While there are those who say that the era of musical protest is over, an agency of music hackers has been collaborating with Greenpeace to create interactive digital music as a means of protesting Shell's oil drilling in the arctic. __________________________ Guest Post by Bas Grasmayer In recent years non-static... Continue reading
Posted 6 days ago at hypebot
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While a recent article in the New York Times used fuzzy math and selective reporting to paint a rather sunny picture of artist rights and the direction of the new music economy, the reality for most creatives is far different. __________________________________ Guest Post by Chris Castle from Music Technology Policy... Continue reading
Posted 6 days ago at hypebot
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How much is a celebrity tweet worth? Recently, an up-and-coming artist was lucky enough to have Ryan Adams tweet about his music to 685,000 followers, with the result that he gained quite a bit of online attention. The exact impact of said tweet is quantified in this article. ____________________________ Guest... Continue reading
Posted 6 days ago at hypebot
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As fewer and fewer people discover new music through conventional terrestrial radio, it has switched to a system of playing the same top 40 hits ad nauseam, meaning that its value as a promotional service for up-and-coming artists is becoming less and less. The Fair Play Fair Pay Act hopes... Continue reading
Posted 7 days ago at hypebot
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Although streaming services have rapidly become the main source of music for many individuals, having risen above the ashes of both physical album sales and digital downloads, there remains some question over whether a $10 a month price tag is simply too much for the average consumer to pay. _________________________________... Continue reading
Posted 7 days ago at hypebot
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When we think of ticket sales in the music industry, we usually think of large concerts or festivals, but there are many other types of events which can be ticketed for that help to supplement an artist's income while simultaneously aiding in building a stronger connection with fans. _____________________________________ Guest... Continue reading
Posted 7 days ago at hypebot
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Friday 8.21.2015 Music Business News & Views From Around The Web Updated continuously under our More News tab. CLICK HERE Continue reading
Posted 7 days ago at hypebot
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Some of Hypebot's most popular posts during the past week include an explanation of how music streaming is ripping you off and what you can do about it, some handy new Instagram tools for musicians, an examination of who actually owns what in the music industry, and more! Streaming Music... Continue reading
Posted Aug 23, 2015 at hypebot
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This week in music commentary we hear from BandPage's Doug Scott, Apple pushes back against a negative MusicWatch survey, and Matisyahu speaks about being dropped from a Spanish music festival. Who Really Owns Music: Exploring The Dizzying Spiral Of Music Rights And Payments BandPage's Doug Scott On How Their Rhapsody... Continue reading
Posted Aug 23, 2015 at hypebot