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Commentators in the music industry this week weighed in on what artists ought to know about the proposed tax reform bill, the struggles of being an artist manager, and why it's hard work or die in music industry. What Composers, Musicians, Should Know About The Proposed Tax Reform Bill “One... Continue reading
Posted yesterday at hypebot
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This week in our advice for DIY and independent artists, we offered sage counsel on how to promote your band on only a shoestring budget, how an indie artist managed to make more money by actually selling fewer albums, the best way to finance a tour, and much, much more!... Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at hypebot
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This week on MusicThinkTank, we looked at what the appeal in in children's music, how to finance a tour with little to no budget, why your music career can fail, even if you're incredibly talented, and more. Robert Lanterman | What's The Appeal For Children's Music Hannah Whittenly | How... Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at hypebot
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This week Hypebot's most popular articles and posts looked one indie band that got kicked off Spotify forever and why, how bots are being used to gain Spotify followers, UnitedMasters big money score from Google to take on record labels, and more! How One Indie Band Got Kicked Off Spotify... Continue reading
Posted 3 days ago at hypebot
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For achieving major industry success, you need to first focus on getting your music heard and your band recognized. While touring is one of the best ways to do this, financing such a venture is no easy task. Here we look at how an independent band can get the funding... Continue reading
Posted 3 days ago at hypebot
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With November well under way, the sleigh bells are already ringing out, and holiday classics will soon dominate the airwaves, but for all the music played around the holidays, is releasing new holiday music really that profitable for the creator? _______________________ In this recent post to MusicThinkTank, Andrea Balogun looks... Continue reading
Posted 7 days ago at hypebot
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This week commentators from within the music industry included Ice-T's talk from IEBA 2017 and Mark Mulligan on Musical.ly's sale, as well as a look at why songwriters should pay attention to a Trump tax reform. Q&A With Ice-T at IEBA 2017: "You have to understand how lucky you are."... Continue reading
Posted Nov 12, 2017 at hypebot
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In independent, do-it-yourself world, we're offering the scrappy self-starters of the music industry tips and advice on social listening, how to overcome some of the most common songwriter struggles, which live video platform is best for you, and more. Could Your Next Album Be Released On Floppy Disk? Social Listening... Continue reading
Posted Nov 11, 2017 at hypebot
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This week on MusicThinkTank, we looked at hit songs deconstructed, what music cities can do for local culture, how to perfect your piano chops, and more! Azizul Hakim | Punjabi Language Gets A Boost From All India Radio Yael Penn | Hit Songs Deconstructed Releases Its Q3-2017 Songwriting Brief William... Continue reading
Posted Nov 11, 2017 at hypebot
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This week, the most popular and frequently read posts on Hypebot covered TIDAL's new addition of detailed album and track credits, whether Spotify is any better than top 40 radio for discovering new music, merch items with the highest profit margin, and more! TIDAL Adds Detailed Album, Track Credits Is... Continue reading
Posted Nov 10, 2017 at hypebot
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While music plays a major role in making cities the vibrant epicenters of culture which they can and should be, few pay much attention to the work which must go into making this happen. Music Cities Convention is looking to alter this, and is taking steps to make music in... Continue reading
Posted Nov 8, 2017 at hypebot
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This week we had music industry commentators weighing in on how AI startups can target the music business, the reformatting of music's barriers, how blockchain could reshape the music industry, and more. 4 Ways AI Startups Can Target The Music Business UNBUNDLED: Reformatting Music's Barriers 3 Lessons Learned From The... Continue reading
Posted Nov 5, 2017 at hypebot
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We share tips and advice this week for DIY and independent artists looking to sell their music for a higher price, gather a more sizeable audience, how to cultivate a greater following on YouTube, and much, much more. 7 Ways To Sell Your Music For A Higher Price 3 Tips... Continue reading
Posted Nov 4, 2017 at hypebot
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This week on MusicThinkTank, we looked at how to find the best guitar lessons, why DIY artists should focus on vinyl, how to build a sustainable songwriting career, and more. Joseph Nicholls | How To Find Best Beginner Guitar Lessons Glenn Parry | Why DIY Musicians Need To Be Pressing... Continue reading
Posted Nov 4, 2017 at hypebot
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This week on MusicThinkTank, we looked at the best environment in which to practice music, tips on crafting an ideal music investment agreement, and how to achieve success in the music industry. Dixie Somers | What's The Best Environment To Practice Music In? Byron Pascoe | 8 Music Investment Agreement... Continue reading
Posted Oct 28, 2017 at hypebot
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The most frequently perused articles from Hypebot this week covered Facebook's test of a change which would be catastrophic to the music industry, how one artist is using data science to her advantage, the FCC's suspected Thanksgiving release of its plan to kill net neutrality, and more. Facebook Tests Change... Continue reading
Posted Oct 27, 2017 at hypebot
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Thank you for your committed readership and the insightful content that many of you have shared, Without your contributions, our sister blog Music Think Tank would not exist. If you have something to say about the music industry, please consider contributing a post to MTT. Thank you in advance for... Continue reading
Posted Oct 27, 2017 at hypebot
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While learning a new instrument can be an incredibly fun and rewarding experience, it can also be incredibly challenging, and the environment in which a person practices can make or break their musical success. _____________________ In this latest post from MusicThinkTank, Dixie Somers explains some of the best tactics budding... Continue reading
Posted Oct 27, 2017 at hypebot
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Although music streaming continues to take main stage as the dominant form of music consumption, the value of physical should not be discounted, with vinyl in particular making a strong showing. Here we look at some of the top vinyl services for increasing an artist's revenue. _______________________________ Guest post by... Continue reading
Posted Oct 25, 2017 at hypebot
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In this piece DeCarlos Garrison explains the challenges of artist management and of guiding a band or artist towards industry success, as well as how embracing tech can work to transform artists into industry experts in their own right. ____________________________ Guest post by DeCarlos Garrison, CEO of Bandbasher I loved... Continue reading
Posted Oct 25, 2017 at hypebot
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While crowdfunding has become a popular option for artists looking to raise money for their next musical production, other musicians may be lucky enough to find an investor who's willing to front cash for an artist's next creative venture. Should you find such a person or company, however, it's important... Continue reading
Posted Oct 25, 2017 at hypebot
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As any aspiring artist is no doubt aware, making it in the music industry is no easy task, and the road to success is lengthy and harrowing. Here we look at three important steps artists must take as they journey to career success in the music business. ______________________ In this... Continue reading
Posted Oct 24, 2017 at hypebot
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Commentators inside the industry this week shared their thoughts and opinions on what congress has in store for songwriters, why Spotify will become a full stack company, and how big tech is hurting professional creators. What Will Congress Bring Songwriters? Lump Of Coal Or Justice? [Chris Castle] Spotify Will Become... Continue reading
Posted Oct 23, 2017 at hypebot
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We advised and counseled independent and do-it-yourself artists this week on everything ranging from using Facebook live to bring in more money + fans, to how you can instantly give your band bio a boost, to how not to get booked. Using Facebook Live To Generate More Fans, Money How... Continue reading
Posted Oct 21, 2017 at hypebot
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This week on MusicThinkTank, we looked at the top home studio mistakes and how to fix them, essential repair tasks when it comes to maintaining your venue, the principles behind a well designed music website, and more. Rachelle Wilber | Concert Backlash: How To Deal With A DWI Charge Emma... Continue reading
Posted Oct 21, 2017 at hypebot