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Inside music industry commentary this week, we hear thoughts and opinions on what's driving the music industry in 2018, shifts in streaming payments, and whether now is actually a good time to invest in music royalties. Is Now Actually A Good Time To Invest In Music Royalties? What's Driving The... Continue reading
Posted yesterday at hypebot
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We shared a wealth of tips and tricks for independent, DIY artists this week, including advice on how to multiply your Instagram marketing effectiveness, how to legally ensure an artist can sign a record deal, some of the best ways to leverage music press, and much, much more! 8 Tools... Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at hypebot
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This week on MusicThinkTank, we explored articles covering how to develop a memorable stage presence, whether or not streaming killed the radio star, whether or not you should hire security guards for your music event, and more. D Cumming | The Future For Independent Music Artists Rachelle Wilber | How... Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at hypebot
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The most popular pieces published this week on Hypebot covered YouTube's change to its monetization rules for artists, Facebook's overhaul of its news feed, whether or not promoters will lose their credibility after Live Nation acquisitions, and more! YouTube Changes Rules, No Monetization Of New Artists Facebook Overhauls News Feed,... Continue reading
Posted 3 days ago at hypebot
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As anyone familiar with the music industry knows, 'the look' can often be huge part of not only and artist's stage presence, but also their personal brand. While musicianship and ability are certainly important, an artist's stage presence can also make or break their success. _________________________________ In this latest post... Continue reading
Posted 3 days ago at hypebot
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When on tour, it's important to do everything you can to get the word out. There's no such thing as too much visibility when you're on the road, and even the vehicle in which you're traveling can serve as a great medium for promoting your band. _________________________________ In this latest... Continue reading
Posted 6 days ago at hypebot
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Some important commentary from within the music industry this week included Irving Azoff's calling out of Lyor Cohen on fame-making promises, Jimmy Iovine's denial of and Apple exit, and what's in store for the future of music experiences as we integrate virtual reality. Virtual Reality And Beyond: The Future Of... Continue reading
Posted Jan 14, 2018 at hypebot
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In this scroll back through the past week's music business news, we revisit Facebook's massive new licensing deal, Scott Bortchetta's new talent show "The Launch", Bonnaroo's somewhat culturally irrelevant lineup, and much, much more! Facebook Signs Licensing Deals With SESAC, Kobalt, Azoff's GMR and Adds Indie Music Publisher Program Scott... Continue reading
Posted Jan 13, 2018 at hypebot
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This week on MusicThinkTank, we explored the option of remote work while on tour, ten gig mishaps to avoid, how to better utilize practice time, and more! Daniel Matthews | Struggling In A Traveling Band? Try Remote Work Adam Mezzatesta | 10 Gigging Mis-haps For Your Band To Avoid Rachelle... Continue reading
Posted Jan 13, 2018 at hypebot
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This week we gave sage council to independent DIY artists on the ten best social media management tools to use, what the dark secret behind success in the music industry really is, the prose and cons of Patreon two years into its use, and more. 10 Best Social Media Management... Continue reading
Posted Jan 13, 2018 at hypebot
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More so than in most jobs, there's a lot that can go wrong when it comes to gigging out, whether it's a broken guitar string or a hijacked van, we here look at ten common gig issues to keep an eye out for. _______________________ In this recent post to MusicThinkTank,... Continue reading
Posted Jan 12, 2018 at hypebot
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While music can be fun and relaxing, actually improving your abilities as a musician requires a certain amount of work, and putting in the effort isn't always easy. Here we look at four ways to become a better musician and make sure you're getting the most out of your practice... Continue reading
Posted Jan 11, 2018 at hypebot
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Not a surprise to any working in the industry, the music business is not always the most lucrative, particularly for those musicians look to eek out a living on their own. Luckily, the lifestyle of a musician does allow for other part time work. Here we look at fifteen of... Continue reading
Posted Jan 10, 2018 at hypebot
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This past week in the music industry, YouTube's Lyor Cohen promised to make artists rich and famous, Bono discusses Chance the Rapper and Spotify payouts, Jack Kelly shared what music has in common with Swiss watches and bookstores, and more. YouTube's Lyor Cohen Promises To Make Musicians "Rich And Famous"... Continue reading
Posted Jan 7, 2018 at hypebot
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We've got tips, tricks, and ideas for every indie, DIY artist this week, with suggestions on what should expect from a music publishing deal, how to build a better fanbase, how to build a quality lyric video on a budget, and much more. When Do You Need A Music Publishing... Continue reading
Posted Jan 6, 2018 at hypebot
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On MusicThinkTank this week, we looked at how artists can grow their fanbase, for important things every music venue owner should keep in mind, and when it's time to hire a booking agent. Alex Cowles | Everyone Wants To Build Their Fanbase Rachelle Wilber | 4 Points Every Music Venue... Continue reading
Posted Jan 6, 2018 at hypebot
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In this scroll back through recent important events in the world of music business, we revisit seven big prediction for the industry in 2018, Jimmy Iovine's forthcoming exit from Apple, Spotify's filing of an IPO, and more! 7 Predictions For The Music Business In 2018 Grime Is Now An Official... Continue reading
Posted Jan 6, 2018 at hypebot
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With such a multitude of platforms available through which fans can access your music, some artists may not feel that having a dedicated website is important. This is far from the truth however, and having a functional website for your band is a key part of taking your online presence... Continue reading
Posted Dec 20, 2017 at hypebot
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Our tips and advice for independent artist this week span the best way to build a social media foundation, four effective ways of sharing your music video, how and why to create a music business 'filing cabinet', as well as much more. Musician's Guide To Building A Social Media Foundation... Continue reading
Posted Dec 16, 2017 at hypebot
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This week on MusicThinkTank we looked how not experimenting with musical instruments can set you back in your music career, and a new course now available in music licensing, 2018 music film competitions. Ben Jacklin | Not Experimenting With Instruments? You're Doing Things Wrong Chelsea Ira | New Music Licensing... Continue reading
Posted Dec 16, 2017 at hypebot
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Music industry commentators this week voiced their thoughts and opinions on the state live music and concert ticketing, the entertainment industry's data-driven future, and what the Shazam/Apple relationship looks like. Live Music Today: The Good, The Bad And The Ugly State Of Concert Ticketing 2017 The Data-Driven Future Of Media... Continue reading
Posted Dec 16, 2017 at hypebot
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Before moving on to what will doubtless be another full week of music industry news, we revisit the death of Net Neutrality, TIDAL's cash, user problem, why it was that Tencent and Spotify swapped stock, and much, much more. OFFICIAL: FCC Has Killed The Internet, Innovation Copyright Royalty Board Raises... Continue reading
Posted Dec 16, 2017 at hypebot
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When we think of instrumentation in bands, we typically think of the same basic lineup, genre depending. Branching out and experimenting with different instruments or different ways of playing can work creative wonders for artists, however, and prevent an act from going stale. _______________________________ In this recent post to MusicThinkTank,... Continue reading
Posted Dec 15, 2017 at hypebot
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Commentators from inside the music industry this week included the co-founder of indie label Yep Roc, a explanation of one artist as to how he got over a quarter million plays on Soundcloud, and collection of must-listen music biz podcasts. How I Got Over A Quarter Million Plays On Soundcloud... Continue reading
Posted Dec 10, 2017 at hypebot
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We have a whole slew of essential tips for independent, DIY artists this week, including a look at some of the must dos of email marketing, how to engage fans through the use of messenger bots, some important new Instagram metrics to keep an eye on, and much more! 5... Continue reading
Posted Dec 9, 2017 at hypebot