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Some spicy commentary in the music business world this week, as Irving Azoff calls Cohen a liar, Spotify's Troy Carter admits to a tiff, and we speculate on whether the MMA will blow up in our faces or mark actual progress. Could ASCAP, BMI Consent Decrees Be About To End?... Continue reading
Posted yesterday at hypebot
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Our broadranging tips for the music industry do-it-yourselfer this week covered how to target social media ringleaders, how to better your chances of creating a hit song 2018 style, the art of achieving success on SoundCloud, and more! 5 Techniques For Engaging Social Ringleaders - The Most Important Music Fans... Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at hypebot
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Crowdfunding can be a tricky needle to thread in any industry, and the music business is no exception, but if you can make your campaign stand out, your chances for success become that much greater. Here we look at eight crowdfunding campaigns that are exceptional for one reason or another.... Continue reading
Posted 4 days ago at hypebot
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As the Music Modernization Act has moves through congress, controversy continues to persist surrounding the actual impact it will have on the creators, producers, and performers in the music industry, particularly with regard to the database creation built into bill. ________________________ Op-Ed by Christy Cowl of ProMusicDB From what we... Continue reading
Posted 6 days ago at hypebot
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Moving is always a stressful affair, and when it involves a group of people and large amounts of expensive gear, that stress can easily be amplified. Here we look at key organizational steps to take in order avoid mishap and tragedy. _______________________ In this newest post to MusicThinkTank, Emma Sturgis... Continue reading
Posted 7 days ago at hypebot
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This week we gave the music industry's independent do-it-yourselfers advice on how to consistently gain new fans, the best way to promote music on a limited budget, how you as an artist can determine your brand, and more. A 3 Step Plan To Consistently Gain New Fans Promoting Music On... Continue reading
Posted May 19, 2018 at hypebot
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This week on MusicThinkTank, we explored the new era of Janelle Monáe, how to promote your new project on the cheap, the best way to stay safe and secure at a music festival, and more. Catherine Harris-White | “Dirty Computer” Ushers In New Era of Janelle Monáe GoGoirilla Media |... Continue reading
Posted May 19, 2018 at hypebot
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The most popular articles from the pages of Hypebot this week delved into Warner Music's of a free Tunecore competitor, the top twenty social media tools for musicians, the reason Troy Carter is departing Spotify, and more! Warner Music Quietly Launches Free Tunecore Competitor Top 20 Social Media Tools Is... Continue reading
Posted May 18, 2018 at hypebot
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New music, merch, or an upcoming tour are like any product or service, in that they need some form of promotion in order to be successful. Here we look at how artists can promote an upcoming product or project effectively without breaking the bank. ________________________ In this latest post on... Continue reading
Posted May 17, 2018 at hypebot
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Here we look at some of the most important elements of promotion, and how you can grow your fanbase and establish a powerful online presence from which to market to them in 2018. __________________________ In this recent post to MusicThinkTank, Kristal Bean details some of the top marketing techniques available... Continue reading
Posted May 15, 2018 at hypebot
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In commentary this week, we hear from TIDAL on why an inflated streams report is a smear campaign, what's going on at the ASCAP EXPO, and why it is that artists and influencer have more power than ever before. TIDAL Calls Inflated Streams Report 'Smear Campaign' Why Artists And Influencers... Continue reading
Posted May 13, 2018 at hypebot
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We have a host of valuable tips for the independent, do it yourself artists among us this week, including advice on using community to propel your success, how to get your music into the ears of new fans, the best way to pick up the pieces when your record label... Continue reading
Posted May 12, 2018 at hypebot
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This week on MusicThinkTank, how to market your music to brand new fans, the seven laws of smart songwriting, how to pick up the pieces and make a new when your band breaks up, plus much more! Brandon Jackson | 5 Ways To Market Your Music To New Fans Vanessa... Continue reading
Posted May 12, 2018 at hypebot
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In this wistful look back at another action packed week in the music industry, we revisit Warner's sneak launch of a Tunecore competitor, the sad and brief life of music downloads, the introduction of the FULL Music Modernization Act into the US Senate, and much, much more! Warner Music Quietly... Continue reading
Posted May 12, 2018 at hypebot
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For artists trying to make it on their own, cultivating and grow a fanbase is perhaps the greatest challenge they face, and learning how to get your music into the ears of potential new fans is one of the best skills you can arm yourself with. Here we look at... Continue reading
Posted May 11, 2018 at hypebot
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As with relationships of any kind, the exciting possibilities which emerge at the outset of starting or joining a band often evolve into the harsh reality that things just aren't going to work out. Here we look at the best way to pick up the pieces and move on when... Continue reading
Posted May 8, 2018 at hypebot
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This week we heard commentary from country punk Sarah Shook on her creative process, the lead singer of CAKE on how Big Tech abuses outdated laws to the detriment of the music economy, and why the Music Modernization Act only goes halfway. The Awesome Candor Of Sarah Shook [INTERVIEW] 'Big... Continue reading
Posted May 6, 2018 at hypebot
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The world can seem like a harsh place to independent artists on the move, but the modern age has a variety of helpful resource that can make DIY touring a reality. Here we look at 9 resources for artists, whether they're looking for gigs, management, or housing. ________________________ In this... Continue reading
Posted May 3, 2018 at hypebot
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Commentary inside a humming music business this week included conversations about marketing strategies, tour advocacy, the failure of music discovery, and more. Be-Hookd's Silas Armstrong Talks Talks, Branding, Bots, Marketing Strategies [INTERVIEW] #irespectmusic Tour Advocacy With Blake Morgan [INTERVIEW] 71% Of Spotify Users Need Free Music says Troy Carter How... Continue reading
Posted Apr 29, 2018 at hypebot
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Our tips, tricks, and ideas for independent artists this week provided advice on how to optimize the timing of your email newsletter, how to add big effects to your music video on a small budget, how to get the most out of down time while on tour and more. Optimizing... Continue reading
Posted Apr 28, 2018 at hypebot
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This week on MusicThinkTank we explored using psychology to write a hit, why music is good for your health, how the pros get ready to go on tour, and more! Joan Selby | How To Write A Hit: 5 Psychological Tricks Andrew Rodgers | 3 Scientific Examples That Music Is... Continue reading
Posted Apr 28, 2018 at hypebot
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As we check back in on important music business news stories from the past seven days, we're revisiting the Latin Music Awards, whether streaming could replace music blogs, the rise of artist curated festivals and much more! Billboard Latin Music Awards Full Winners List 2018 Instagram Challenges Snapchat As Facebook,... Continue reading
Posted Apr 28, 2018 at hypebot
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This week on Hypebot, our most popular articles broke down the latest news from Spotify headquarters, how people are listening to music in the year 2018, the Music Modernization Act's passage in the house, and more! How People Are Listening To New Music In 2018 [Infographic] Spotify Expands Free Music,... Continue reading
Posted Apr 27, 2018 at hypebot
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While major social networks are typically seen as the best option for funneling fans to you online, smaller more targeting platforms can in many ways yield greater success when it comes to bringing fans and artists closer together. _______________________ In this latest post on MusicThinkTank, Kevin Brown explores direct artist... Continue reading
Posted Apr 24, 2018 at hypebot
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While it may not be a new message for anyone who's been involved in a music scene of any kind, the importance of supporting local artists and venue can never be overstated. Here we look at why everyone benefits from you supporting your local scene. ________________________ In this latest post... Continue reading
Posted Apr 23, 2018 at hypebot