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Performing artists have a lot to deal with in their lives, and an already full plate will feel fullest during a performance. Here we look at four things artists can do to protect their physical and mental health and keep it together when performing. __________________________ In this recent post to... Continue reading
Posted yesterday at hypebot
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Commentators in the thick of the industry this week shared their opinions and thoughts on why indie musicians must fight for net neutrality, the ways in which YouTube is being deceptive about content ID, and the relationship between labels artists and managers. Amazon Prime Live Events, More Than Just Gigs... Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at hypebot
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We have a plethora of tips for independent and DIY artists this week, as we offer advice on incorporating playlists into your social media strategy, how to construct a killer press kit, why it might be that your music isn’t selling, and much, much more. Why You Should Incorporate Playlists... Continue reading
Posted 3 days ago at hypebot
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On MusicThinkTank this week, we had articles on keeping it together while performing, how to successfully spend the summer following your favorite artists, some easy fixes for getting your website to the next level, and more. Rachelle Wilber | 4 Tips For Musicians To Keep It Together While Performing Emma... Continue reading
Posted 3 days ago at hypebot
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A busy week by any definition, the music industry was no exception, with Universal Music potentially up for sale, Spotify’s loss widening in spite of a revenue spike, Pandora and SiriusXM once again eyeing an acquisition, and more! Spotify Losses Widen Despite Big Revenue Rise [REPORT] Music Biz 2017: Mood... Continue reading
Posted 3 days ago at hypebot
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As a musician, having a website is pretty much par for the course at this point, but building one that actually works well, and engages fans while helping to sell your music is essential. Here we look at three easy fixes for making sure your website is helping not hurting... Continue reading
Posted 5 days ago at hypebot
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Seeing your favorite artists perform live can be one of the highlights of summer, but with concert attendance at an all time high, it's important to keep some key safety tips in mind, or risk having your evening turn quickly into a disaster. ____________________________ In this recent article from MusicThinkTank,... Continue reading
Posted May 15, 2017 at hypebot
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This week, we've got all kinds of helpful tips for independent artists striking out on their own, from how to up their merch game, to the best way to come up with a not terrible name for your band, to the four things every artist should be doing at every... Continue reading
Posted May 13, 2017 at hypebot
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On MusicThinkTank this week, we explored how to secure brand sponsorship as a musician, the top five things every singer/songwriter needs to stop doing, and the launch of new music rating system. Brash Magazine | BRASH! & Roses | Welcome Rose Fall To The BRASH! Team Nissim Elias | Allmusicrating... Continue reading
Posted May 13, 2017 at hypebot
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This week, the most popular posts from Hypebot looked at universal's formal cancellation of it's $30 million Prince deal, Warner Music's new deal with YouTube (signed under "difficult" circumstances, how people actually make money off of YouTube and more. Universal Formally Demands Cancellation Of $30 Million Prince Deal LAST DAY:... Continue reading
Posted May 12, 2017 at hypebot
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As a band just starting out, chances are your first major venture, be it an album release, tour, or some combination thereof, won't be cheap. One of the best ways to cover the expenses associated with such things is to secure some kind of brand sponsorship. Here we look at... Continue reading
Posted May 11, 2017 at hypebot
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Commentator from within the music industry this week shared their knowledge and opinions on livestreaming as a source of revenue, music's future as inspired by a cheap Vietnamese restaurant, and why maybe you should be pirating music. Charlie Biles of [PIAS] On Livestreaming Music As A Source Of Revenue [INTERVIEW]... Continue reading
Posted May 7, 2017 at hypebot
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This week in our DIY and independent musician advice section, we provide useful tips and information on why you should understand metadata, the best way to get your band a coveted festival slot, how the different "story" features compare across social media platforms and more. 5 Reasons You Should Know... Continue reading
Posted May 6, 2017 at hypebot
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MusicThinkTank this week played host to articles covering how to rate music, the best way to get your band booked at a music festival, how to market your music online, and more. Nissim Elias | How To Rate Music – Beyond Music Ratings, Hilde Spille | Why Musicians 'Don't Need'... Continue reading
Posted May 6, 2017 at hypebot
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The week, the most popular out of the many and varied pieces on Hypebot included why Spotify wants blockchain tech and if it's really everything they hope, how and why you should run your music career like a startup, how to determine the saddest chord progression in the world, and... Continue reading
Posted May 5, 2017 at hypebot
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While the prospect of playing to a seething crowd of eager listener that many music festivals provide is certainly enticing to most musicians, landing these types of gigs is easier said than done. This article helps illuminate how to do it successfully. _________________________ In this recent piece of advice from... Continue reading
Posted May 4, 2017 at hypebot
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The sheer variety of options when it comes to marketing your music online can make the prospect seem overwhelming to some artists, as they try to determine what's worth the investment of time, energy and, of course, money. Here we offer a comprehensive guide on online music marketing done right.... Continue reading
Posted May 2, 2017 at hypebot
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Important industry commentary from those in the music business this week: how an esoteric copyright law could be key to widespread adoption of blockchain tech, why it is that we can still buy music, and the problem with literal listening. Key To Widespread Artist Adoption Of Blockchain Could Be Via... Continue reading
Posted Apr 30, 2017 at hypebot
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In this edition of our tips and advice section we share industry navigation guidance for songwriters, the best way to convert interested fans into show attendees, how to build a visually appealing email, and much, much, more. Industry Navigation Tips For Songwriters How To Convert More Interested Fans Into Attendees... Continue reading
Posted Apr 29, 2017 at hypebot
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On MusicThinkTank this week, we had pieces covering how to launch your first indie album, key growth hacks for a building a solid music career, why you really ought to care about metadata, and more. MusicThinkTank | Tips For Launching Your First Indie Album Jo Pacheco | Spot On Track... Continue reading
Posted Apr 29, 2017 at hypebot
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The most frequently perused posts from the week's music industry news this week included those covering Spotify's plan to implement its own music hardware and voice control, the best way to land a spot on a Spotify playlist, how different royalties are paid on the three Pandora price tiers, and... Continue reading
Posted Apr 28, 2017 at hypebot
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The game has changed drastically when it comes to getting into the record industry. While getting your material out there has become easier, standing out from the crowd enough to be noticed is still challenging, with the result that many artists have chosen to go indie. In this article we... Continue reading
Posted Apr 28, 2017 at hypebot
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While many budding artists work for success in the music industry, they frequently struggle to get their careers off the ground. Here we cover several simple growth hacks ranging from how to develop your band to properly investing in your career. ____________________________ In this fresh piece of career advice from... Continue reading
Posted Apr 27, 2017 at hypebot
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Here we look at four essential copyright and legal rules for musicians and creators of any type, including how to properly trademark your name, as well as what to be conscious of when signing a contract. __________________________ In this recent post to MusicThinkTank, music industry lawyer Wallace Collins shares some... Continue reading
Posted Apr 25, 2017 at hypebot
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Music industry commentators this week discussed whether streaming killed song intros, why TV is perfect for artists who don't fit the radio model, and why we shouldn't expect major internet companies to do anything to save net neutrality. Survival Of The Shortest: Did Streaming Kill Song Intros? Digital Music Strategist... Continue reading
Posted Apr 23, 2017 at hypebot