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While many are unhappy with the repetitive, commercial heavy nature of radio today, it's important to keep in mind that radio was not always this way. In this article we explore how the introduction of better data to radio programmers served to shape the nature of modern radio. ____________________________ Guest... Continue reading
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With the future of SoundCloud cast into serious doubt, artists who have their music available on the service are understandably concerned about where their music and its fans will go should the service end up crashing and burning. Here we look at how to ensure its kept safe. _______________________________________ Guest... Continue reading
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A feature which allows artists to market directly to their listeners, Pandora's Artist Marketing Platform has seen great success of late. Here we examine four new and updated features to the tool, and the impact these updates will have. _______________________________ Guest post by Pandora's Glenn Peoples on Medium There’s no... Continue reading
Posted yesterday at hypebot
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[UPDATED] Although they may not garner as much coverage and interest as those who ruined themselves financially, many artists were much more business savvy when it came to managing their money. Here we look at five such shining examples. __________________________ Guest post from Royalty Exchange You’ve probably read plenty of... Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at hypebot
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In this followup to part one of looking at 360 record deals, looking at the various pros and cons surrounding 'multiple rights' agreements, plus examine some of the clauses utilized almost exclusively in these agreements but rarely outside of the music industry. ____________________________ Guest post by Justin M. Jacobson, Esq.... Continue reading
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Spotify's latest "50% back means 50% more" ploy to use its music service to allow Capital One to sell subscribers indebtedness is raising some eyebrows. In fact, Attorney Chris Castle says the deal would likely be illegal were it made with any artist one-on-one. _________________________ Guest post by Chris Castle... Continue reading
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Placement of music in TV and Film via sync licensing is growing into one of the most lucrative means through which artists get their music into the ears of consumers. Music supervisor act as the gatekeepers to such sync deals however. Here we look how to keep them happy and... Continue reading
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At two billion monthly users, Facebook remains the largest social app with regard to logged in users, and therefore stands as an important marketing tool for artists when it comes to connecting with fans and promoting their music. Here we look at some of the Facebook marketing tactics for 2017.... Continue reading
Posted 3 days ago at hypebot
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Separating truth from fiction has been a common issue of late, and it seems the copyright world is not immune. Here we look copyright lawsuits involving fictional content, and the complications which result. __________________________ Guest post by Stephen Carlisle of Nova Southeastern University Beyond the hot topic of “fake news,”... Continue reading
Posted 3 days ago at hypebot
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As an up-and-coming artist, exposure is hugely important, and while not every gig that comes along is ideal, it's important to put yourself out there. This can be taken too far however, and sometimes agreeing to every single show that comes your way can do more harm than good. ________________________... Continue reading
Posted 3 days ago at hypebot
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Here Leticia Trandafir walks us through why artists should get verified on streaming services, how they can get verified, the opportunities it provides, and the proper way to manage and artist profile on streaming services like Spotify and Apple Music. __________________________ Guest post by Leticia Trandafir of Landr So after... Continue reading
Posted 4 days ago at hypebot
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While it was once relatively easy, reinventing yourself as a musician has become somewhat more complex, with the freedom to make mistakes greatly reduced, and the marketplace as crowded as it is. This article looks at how modern artists can successfully re-invent themselves and get a second chance. _________________________________ Guest... Continue reading
Posted 4 days ago at hypebot
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A new update on the status of the exploitation of the 'address unknown' mass NOI filings to the Copyright Office has come out, thanks to Sydney-based Paperchain. Attorney Chris Castle shares a 70% rise in such filings, with Amazon still the champion exploiter, followed by Google and then Spotify. ________________________... Continue reading
Posted 4 days ago at hypebot
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Structured somewhat differently than other types of creative licensing, music licenses, copyright, and royalties are designed to fairly distribute profit to all parties involved, but not all music royalties are the same. Here we look at the different categories for musical rights and royalties and what they mean. _____________________________ Guest... Continue reading
Posted 5 days ago at hypebot
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Many artists and labels take issue with YouTube royalty payments, and not without cause, as the rate it pays is less than desirable. Here we breakdown what exactly goes into calculating these royalty, and the many variables which must be factored in. _____________________________ Guest post by Bobby Owsinski of Music... Continue reading
Posted 5 days ago at hypebot
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Although it has often been overshadowed in the competitive world of music streaming, Amazon seems to be stepping into the light, with recent data showing Amazon music to be the second most widely used streaming app, and is the third largest subscription service globally. _________________________________________ Guest post by Mark Mulligan... Continue reading
Posted 5 days ago at hypebot
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Sofar Sounds, a startup underwritten by millions in venture capital, has been putting on a number of house shows, and although the company has a loyal user base, it has been facing some significant criticism for not paying artists enough, with some saying the type of gigs they put on... Continue reading
Posted 5 days ago at hypebot
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A provision of the 1976 Copyright Act allows for the copyright transfers to be terminated, meaning creators can reclaim their copyright, regardless of a contract which may state such works are transferred permanently. There is, however, a limited timeframe in which such reclamation can happen, meaning artists need to act... Continue reading
Posted Jul 14, 2017 at hypebot
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While many articles may offer up 'hacks' to getting featured on a playlist, doing so usually requires hard work over a period of time. Here we look at an eight step guide for organically getting your music onto a streaming service and, hopefully eventually, featured on a prominent playlist. _______________________... Continue reading
Posted Jul 14, 2017 at hypebot
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While many artists may wish to throw themselves completely into the music business, making a living in such an industry is no easy task, and giving yourself over to a career in music before you're ready can be ruinous. Here we look at three things to check before quitting your... Continue reading
Posted Jul 14, 2017 at hypebot
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In this recent piece, Matt Lindley offers up a new interactive chart comparing the careers of some of the greatest artists of all time, and what their various success and trajectories can teach us about finding success in the music industry. ___________________________________ Guest post by Matt Lindley on the TuneCore... Continue reading
Posted Jul 13, 2017 at hypebot
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As Spotify continues to grow and adapt to global streaming trends, the popular music streaming service is rolling out several new features, benefiting both artists and music consumers. Below we take a closer look at some of these new tools. ____________________ Guest post by Dylan Lewis, Manager, Retail Marketing of... Continue reading
Posted Jul 13, 2017 at hypebot
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Using an automated response can be great way to build a connection with fans, as well as market to them. Here we look at several incentives that can be used to encourage recently signed up fans when using an automated email response. ________________________ Guest post from Fiona Z Mailchimp rolled... Continue reading
Posted Jul 13, 2017 at hypebot
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As Spotify has grown to be the #1 music streamer, it has also grown to be the #1 target. This time accused of creating 'fake' artists and commissioning recordings, something which Spotify vehemently denies. Music attorney and industry critic Chris Castle weighs in. _____________________________ Guest post by Chris Castle of... Continue reading
Posted Jul 13, 2017 at hypebot
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As physical music sales drop across, it has become increasingly common for music distributors to try and have the artists and bands they sign enter into more extensive contracts. Here we look at how these contracts are structured and who they benefit. ____________________________ Part 1 of 2 Guest post by... Continue reading
Posted Jul 12, 2017 at hypebot