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A region packed to the brim with an outstanding array of original music from great acts, Latin America has also long been plagued with piracy, although the quick adoption of digital media could well be providing a cure to this behavior. _____________________ Guest post by Juliana Koranteng of Midem When... Continue reading
Posted 9 hours ago at hypebot
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In this edition of Projecting Trends, Bas Grasmayer delves into the ways in which the music industry has been working to obtain and analyze the data of its consumers over the past several years, and what purpose that data is serving. _______________________________ Guest post by Bas Grasmayer from Synchblog “Data... Continue reading
Posted 10 hours ago at hypebot
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Given that music fans often crave the familiar, it can be a great idea to add a cover song to the setlist for you next show. Performing a cover can also go south in a hurry however, so it's good to keep these five things in mind when doing so.... Continue reading
Posted 12 hours ago at hypebot
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Now that we're a healthy ways into 2017, many digital marketers are curious about what the rest of year has in store for the future of email. In this article from Team Fanbridge, we dive into four different areas of email marketing and where they might be headed. ______________________________ Guest... Continue reading
Posted yesterday at hypebot
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Although the idea of owning music may seem antiquated in the streaming age, a new online store known as Voltra is approaching things differently by offering consumers a 'stream to own' option, where users can initially listen to a song for free, and then pay for it incrementally with each... Continue reading
Posted yesterday at hypebot
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Aprecently announced a plan to launch the service 'Clips' in April. Although an obvious challenger to Snapchat, Clips is different in that, rather than seeking to build a network of its own, it plans to work through the already existing platforms of Snapchat, Instagram and Messenger. _____________________________ Guest post by... Continue reading
Posted yesterday at hypebot
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For artists with a song and video they've worked hard on and are eager to share with fans, there are several ways to optimize content on YouTube in such a way as to drive up fan engagement. Here we look five easy ways. __________________________ Guest post by Chris Robley of... Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at hypebot
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As the music industry continues to change, so too must the strategy for releasing music. With the single once again more important than the album, artists and labels both big and small are having to reevaluate when to make their material available, and in what capacity. ______________________ Guest post by... Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at hypebot
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[UPDATED] Here keyboardist Justin Wiseman of The Rocketboys reveals how royalties earned from SoundExchange helped revitalize his independent band in its darkest hour, and why other independent artists should make it priority to register with the service. ______________________ Guest post by Justin Wiseman of The Rocketboys for SoundExchange I’m not... Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at hypebot
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In this piece, Glenn Peoples looks through the lens of Pandora's genome project to take a close at how the style and musical traits of Chuck Berry were copied and disseminated down through generations of musicians. _________________________ Guest post by Glenn Peoples of Pandora Biologist Richard Dawkins used the term... Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at hypebot
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In this interview, George Howard chats with Suzanne Ciana, a musical pioneered who broke new ground in defining electronic music. Here she discusses the progression of her career, as well as the premier of a documentary about her life's work. _______________________________ Guest post by George Howard on Forbes Suzanne Ciani... Continue reading
Posted 5 days ago at hypebot
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Whether you're a user of the service of not, Snapchat, and the app's design and overall aesthetic, have had a profound impact on the social/tech industry landscape. How this will effect the music industry, however, remains uncertain. _______________________ Guest post by Bas Grasmayer of Music Tech Future Whether you’ve ever... Continue reading
Posted 5 days ago at hypebot
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Whether you're a local artist or flying in from overseas, we here provide a set of helpful tips for any band or artist on how to successfully navigate a tour on one of the least populous countries in the world. _____________________ Guest post from Ditto Music Thinking of touring Australia?... Continue reading
Posted 5 days ago at hypebot
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Although artists of today have the ability to capitalize on the multiple income streams available in the digital age, doing so requires a larger skillset than ever before, including creating and marketing merchandise a subset of fans will spend money on. ____________________________ Guest post by Jack Farina of Teespring Wearing... Continue reading
Posted 6 days ago at hypebot
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For users of Twitter, seeing the coveted blue check mark next to your name conveys authority and authenticity, making verification key for any music marketer. Here we look at how to make that happen. _______________________ Guest post by Dara Fontein of Hootsuite The blue verified checkmark is a symbol of... Continue reading
Posted 6 days ago at hypebot
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We may like to the think that any one song's success is determined by the preferences and tastes of music consumers, but as artificial intelligence plays an increasingly large role in our lives, the question has been raised if the next hit can be predicted by an algorithm. ______________________ Guest... Continue reading
Posted 6 days ago at hypebot
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Once you've got your music ready to go, the costs of making a record may quickly cause you to turn to crowdfunding, but doing so successfully is no easy task, and will necessitate massive amounts of persistence and hard work. ________________________ Guest post by Leah Waldo of Berklee College of... Continue reading
Posted 7 days ago at hypebot
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In this interview Kyle Bylin, he discusses his new book Song Stories, a collection of essays published in book form exploring how music has shaped our identities and changed our lives. _________________________ Guest post from The New Rockstar Philosophy Everyone has a song that hit them at that perfect time.... Continue reading
Posted 7 days ago at hypebot
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Here Ryan Kairalla explores the idea of hypercreation, and why musicians should now work to make as much quality music as often as they can in order to achieve success in an industry where music creation is cheaper and easier than ever before. __________________________ Guest post by entertainment lawyer Ryan... Continue reading
Posted 7 days ago at hypebot
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Here we explore the newfound success of R&B/soul singer Khalid, as well as the persistence of the theme of geographical location in his music, with much of the music on his debut album American Teen centering around the border city of El Paso Texas. ______________________________ Guest post by Emily Blake... Continue reading
Posted Mar 21, 2017 at hypebot
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While the onset of the digital age has made many aspects of networking in the music industry easier, it has also made the publicizing of credits that much more challenging, meaning it can be harder for engineers and producers to find clients. _______________________________ Guest post by Chris Robley of DIY... Continue reading
Posted Mar 21, 2017 at hypebot
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In this piece we hear from the founders of Mutualism UK, a growing scene based 50 miles outside of Manchester, as they discuss the origins of the organization, the challenges of growing in a small town, and what their goals for the future are. ______________________________ Guest post by Leticia Trandafir... Continue reading
Posted Mar 21, 2017 at hypebot
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After noticing a pattern of artists trying to avoid revealing their age and/or a pre-existing amount of time spent trying to make it in the industry, Chris Robley decided to examine whether obvious age and experience are truly a liability in the music business. ____________________________ Guest post by Chris Robley... Continue reading
Posted Mar 20, 2017 at hypebot
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Known for cultivating a strong positive connection with his fans, Ed Sheeran appears to have taken things one step further by going to bat for a fan who recently posted a video of herself covering a Sheeran song to Facebook, only to have it taken down and her account suspended.... Continue reading
Posted Mar 20, 2017 at hypebot
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Drew Silverstein CEO of Amper Music, a music composition platform run entirely by artificial intelligence, shares his thoughts on the future of AI in music, and how it will continue to shape the music industry as we move forward. _________________________________ Guest post from Synchblog We chat to Drew Silverstein, CEO... Continue reading
Posted Mar 20, 2017 at hypebot