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While an artist may have created wonderful music, how they launch it can make or break the success of the material. Here Yann Ilunga discusses what he learned in his conversation with Music Launch Summit founder Steve Paolfreyman about the right way to release new music. ________________________________ Guest Post by... Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at hypebot
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Following the Wall Street Journal's recent piece showing some rather ominous numbers coming from TIDAL, Jon Maples takes a closer look at some of the streaming services financials, revealing a company hemorrhaging subscribers. _______________________________ Guest post by music tech veteran and consultant Jon Maples The Wall Street Journal recently published... Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at hypebot
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When it comes to be a professional musician, it's important to dress for the part. Of course a large portion of if this revolves around one's choice of attire, but there are a multitude of other ways to cultivate a degree of professionalism extending beyond choice of clothes. ____________________________ Guest... Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at hypebot
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While streaming's growth has certainly been noticeable in 2016, the full extent is greater than many previously thought. Indeed, recent stats show that purchase revenue barely surpased non-purchase revenue, putting streaming in a dead heat with retail and downloads. ______________________________ By Glenn Peoples of Pandora Two new reports, one for... Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at hypebot
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An ever-changing platform, Instagram has recently introduced several new features artists ought to be familiar with, including the ability to zoom, stories, and additional comments management. Here we offer a quick guide to help users get acclimated to the new updates. _________________________________________ Guest Post by Allison Ullrich on The Orchard's... Continue reading
Posted 3 days ago at hypebot
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Although it's been about half a decade, the music business has, at long last, seen some appreciable growth in 2016, thanks largely to streaming. However, music continues to be undervalued, and the industry remains hobbled by outdated laws. ________________________ Guest post by Cary Sherman, Chairman & CEO, RIAA For the... Continue reading
Posted 3 days ago at hypebot
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While it has for some time been a popular practice for industry producers and artists to sell their unreleased tracks to their peers in the music business, dealings of this type can often present a host of legal complications for the parties involved. ___________________________ Guest Post by Justin M. Jacobson,... Continue reading
Posted 3 days ago at hypebot
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Although much of the early commentary on the Apple AirPods were less than glowing, Tyler Hayes offers a different perspective, suggesting that these new AirPods represent the next evolution in wireless sound tech. ____________________________ Guest Post by Tyler Hayes on Medium A few years ago I thought that tiny earbuds,... Continue reading
Posted 3 days ago at hypebot
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With high hopes of giving their static user base a boost, Twitter is doubling down on their video offerings, giving creators 70% of the ad revenue garnered of its videos, a greater percentage than either YouTube or Facebook. ___________________________ Guest Post by Bobby Owsinski on Music 3.0 Twitter video is... Continue reading
Posted 4 days ago at hypebot
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In a recent bout of industry hypocrisy Paul Young, a former director of licensing for Universal Music Group has taken to the soap box denouncing the DMCA and the unfairness of streaming services, although his argument seems plagued with a lack of understanding regarding copyright and economics in general. ______________________________... Continue reading
Posted 4 days ago at hypebot
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In many ways, time is like money, meaning it's important to develop a system through which you manage and budget your time. This can be especially true for artists, so in this piece we look at how musicians can structure their days in such a way as to avoid constantly... Continue reading
Posted 4 days ago at hypebot
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Dealing with global events can be mentally and emotionally taxing for anyone, but particularly so when you're the president of the United States. Here we look at Obama's top playlists, and how music and general can help when dealing with stress. _____________________________ Guest Post by Charles Burchell on Soundfly's Flypaper... Continue reading
Posted 5 days ago at hypebot
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Songwriters got some good news last week, but there battle is far from won. Here a co-founder of the Songwriters Of North America, Michelle Lewis. explains their decision to sue the Department of Justice, and how they're going to make it happen. ___________________________ Guest Post by Michelle Lewis of SONA... Continue reading
Posted 5 days ago at hypebot
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The massive saturation present on virtually every music platform means it has become that much more difficult to get your music to stand out from the crowd, and YouTube is no exception. Here we look at some tips that can give you an edge when it comes to attracting fan... Continue reading
Posted 5 days ago at hypebot
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[UPDATED] Following the DoJ consent decree over 100% licensing, resulting in multiple lawsuits, Chris Castle took a long hard look at where things are likely to go from here. Late last week, a judge overturned part of the decree, but the issue is far from resolved. ________________________ Guest Post by... Continue reading
Posted 5 days ago at hypebot
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Although safe harbor laws have done little to help law abiding citizens, and made it easy for conniving entrepreneurs to earn big while hiding DMCA laws, it seems Europe at least is leading the way with a solution to the safe harbor problem. ____________________________ Guest Post by Chris Castle on... Continue reading
Posted 6 days ago at hypebot
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Although streaming in general has seen strong growth in 2016, it seems this recent build in subscribers has largely been isolated to two major players in the streaming wars, Apple Music and Spotify, leaving smaller contestants in the dust. ____________________________ Guest Post by Mark Mulligan on his Music Industry Blog... Continue reading
Posted 6 days ago at hypebot
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While some artists may think that once and album is finished, they kick back and relax, they should actually be taking steps to build fan interest, increasing the likelihood of the album actually selling. ____________________________ Guest Post by Chris Robley on The DIY Musician Many musicians look at the mastering... Continue reading
Posted 6 days ago at hypebot
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On Friday, a federal judge ruled in favor of BMI in its fight with the DoJ over 100% licensing. This piece from attorney Erin M. Jacabson looks the history of PROs, how the original ruling came to fruition, and the problems it could create for the music industry moving forward.... Continue reading
Posted 6 days ago at hypebot
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Although its ongoing popularity is often debated, Facebook still accounts for one of every six minutes spent online, meaning it remains an essential social media marketing tool. In this comprehensive guide we examine how to use Facebook's algorithm to boost the organic reach of your posts. ____________________________ Guest Post by... Continue reading
Posted Sep 16, 2016 at hypebot
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Here PledgeMusic CEO Dominic Pandiscia talks about how he got his start in the industry, his experience in it over time, and how PledgeMusic works as a direct-to-fan platform, bringing the music experience directly to the consumer. ______________________________ Guest post by Rick Goetz of MusicConsultant Dominic Pandiscia is the CEO... Continue reading
Posted Sep 16, 2016 at hypebot
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While it takes a good amount of work to populate, building an email list is one of the best things a band or artist can do when it comes to promoting themselves online. Here we look at five tips for growing an email list into a powerful marketing weapon. _____________________________... Continue reading
Posted Sep 16, 2016 at hypebot
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While touring can seem glamorous and exciting, this is only really the case for the top echelon of musicians. For an artist just starting out, touring can be grueling and thankless and, if not done correctly, lead quickly to a band's demise. __________________________ Guest Post by Patrick McGuire on the... Continue reading
Posted Sep 16, 2016 at hypebot
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Although music has in many ways lost some of its potency as the driving force behind the world's increasingly sprawling subcultures, one particularly large subculture, the gaming community, has developed into a massive underground dance music scene. __________________________________ Guest Post by Bas Grasmayer on Medium With the rise of the... Continue reading
Posted Sep 15, 2016 at hypebot
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$5 a month has often been touted as the magic monthly fee which will precipitate a massive surge in subscriber growth, a theory which looks as though it's about to be tested, with both Amazon and Pandora announcing a lower priced tier. _______________________________ Guest Post by Bobby Owsinski on Music... Continue reading
Posted Sep 15, 2016 at hypebot