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Some chart-topping articles from the pages of Hypebot this week looked at 2018's leading MTV VMA nominees, why Apple Music's passing of Spotify could also have a downside, Spotify's opening up of access to its official playlists, and more. Full List Of MTV VMA Nominees 2018, Fan Voting Open Now:... Continue reading
Posted yesterday at hypebot
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With record deals no longer what they once were, and live shows and merch sales notoriously unstable, music licensing has become one of the best ways to make reliable and significant money in the music industry. That said, the competition is understandably significant. Here we look at how to get... Continue reading
Posted yesterday at hypebot
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When it comes to mastering a new instrument, the left brain workout required to memorize and process site reading is often something which those starting out struggle with. In this piece we look at new way of visually processing music which makes it easier to learn. ________________________ In this recent... Continue reading
Posted 3 days ago at hypebot
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This week commentators from the music industry weighed in on the shift from ownership to access in the world of music consumption, why change is needed for the internet to foster creativity, and Lyor Cohen's problematic relationship with YouTube/Google. From Ownership To Access: Disruption In Music and Media [Mark Mulligan]... Continue reading
Posted 6 days ago at hypebot
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Our helpful advice for the independent music industry self-starter this week covered what artists should actually be doing to find social media success, how to optimize the logistics of your tour, the best way to get your music placed in TV and Films, and much, much more. Stop Chasing Fans... Continue reading
Posted 7 days ago at hypebot
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This week on MusicThinkTank, we looked at articles exploring whether or not a formal education is valuable to musicians, how to best get through a show when it takes a turn for the disastrous, how YouTube betrayed unsigned musicians, and more. Lucas Cappel | Is Formal Education Important For Musicians... Continue reading
Posted 7 days ago at hypebot
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The most popular posts to appear on Hypebot over the past week explored Instagram's debut of its new Music for Stories feature, how some high profile artists are using the platform as an exclusive release source, a recent anti-label blog post from Spotify, and more. Instagram Debuts Music Feature For... Continue reading
Posted Jul 13, 2018 at hypebot
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A disastrous live performance is the stuff of nightmares for any gigging musician, regardless of their success, but delivering a flawless performance every time isn't always possible. Here we look at how to handle things should you find yourself crashing and burning at your next live performance. ___________________________________ In this... Continue reading
Posted Jul 12, 2018 at hypebot
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Is YouTube doing unsigned artists more harm than good? This piece looks at the financial arrangement between musicians and the popular video sharing platform, specifically exploring how it affects unsigned musicians. _______________________ In this new post from MusicThinkTank, Mark Knight examines how the arrangement between YouTube and unsigned artists works... Continue reading
Posted Jul 10, 2018 at hypebot
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Commentators inside the music industry this week voiced their opinion on the defeat of Article 13, why the music industry's attempted myth busting of the EU's censorship machines is meaningless, how streaming changes everything for music catalogs, and more. Music Industry Reacts To Today's Article 13 Defeat Music Industry's Nonsense... Continue reading
Posted Jul 8, 2018 at hypebot
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We had plenty of advice for the music industry do-it-yourselfer this week, with tips on how to use YouTube Art Tracks, how to increase the conversion rate of your music website, understanding the ins and outs of brand sponsorship, and more! YouTube Art Tracks: What They Are and How To... Continue reading
Posted Jul 7, 2018 at hypebot
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This week on MusicThinkTank, we looked at articles exploring how to travel light while on tour, the best way to break through in the age of social media, how to promote your music video most effectively, and more! Emma Sturgis | 5 Tips To Help Your Band Travel Light When... Continue reading
Posted Jul 7, 2018 at hypebot
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Since its humble origins these many years ago, YouTube has made more than a few stars, and continues to do so even now. The platforms ubiquity, however, has made it that much harder for artists to break through the clutter and get noticed. Here we look at a few success... Continue reading
Posted Jul 6, 2018 at hypebot
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Having a solid web presence is essential to being successful as a musician in 2018, and a website is a key part of this. Here we look at several important elements to include and consider when constructing a website for your band. _________________ In this recent post to MusicThinkTank, Haily... Continue reading
Posted Jul 3, 2018 at hypebot
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We have a variety of invaluable tips for the do-it-yourself indie artist looking to make it in the music industry this week, including advice on the best Facebook strategy for selling out your next show, what to avoid when you're pitching your music to press outlets, how to sell music... Continue reading
Posted Jun 30, 2018 at hypebot
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This week on MusicThinkTank, we learned how to clean vinyl records, the best way to avoid buyer's remorse when purchasing audio gear, how music makes you healthier and more. Adam Clapton | How To Clean Vinyl Records Kenzie Fitzpatrick | Tips For First-Time Instrument And Audio Equipment Buyers Courtney Myers... Continue reading
Posted Jun 30, 2018 at hypebot
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In this careful look back on a full week of music industry news, we revisit Ticketmaster's alleged scalping of its own tickets, hundreds of festivals' pledge to tackle gender inequality in the music industry, the final conclusion to the Prince/dancing baby lawsuit, and more! Ticketmaster Accused Of Scalping Its Own... Continue reading
Posted Jun 30, 2018 at hypebot
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While music's ability to make your feel has long been established, it turns out that the direct health benefits of taking in some of favorite tunes are actually fairly quantifiable. Here we look at four different ways in which music can improve your health. _________________________________ In this new post on... Continue reading
Posted Jun 27, 2018 at hypebot
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This week on MusicThinkTank, we looked at the legal side of going on tour, the best and most iconic music posters of all time, how artists can successfully build an email list from scratch, and more. RazPR | LANDR Launches Album Mastering With Advanced Music Processing AI Brandon Stapper |... Continue reading
Posted Jun 23, 2018 at hypebot
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This week Hypebot's most poplar articles looked at creating multiple playlists simultaneously on different platforms with Soundsgood, whether tech companies are becoming the new record labels, if Troy Carter will depart Spotify, and much more. Create Playlists Simultaneously on Spotify, Apple Music, More Free With Soundsgood Are Tech Companies The... Continue reading
Posted Jun 22, 2018 at hypebot
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While the financial and practical difficulties surrounding touring (particularly for those bands just starting out) have long been established, less often considered are the legal complexities involved with taking your band out on the road. ______________________ In this recent piece on MusicThinkTank, Robert Lanterman sets down the guitar and picks... Continue reading
Posted Jun 21, 2018 at hypebot
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Despite its age, email has endured as one of the most effective marketing techniques available to artists and bands. Getting started is difficult however, and growing an email list worth having takes time and effort. Here we look at how to build one from scratch. ________________________ In this latest post... Continue reading
Posted Jun 19, 2018 at hypebot
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Commentators inside the music industry this week weighed in on whether playlists are ruining album sales or helping them, why Senator Ron Wyden's claim that he's pro-artist is bogus, important lessons about music and radio learned from Anthony Bourdain, and much, much more. Do Playlists Kill Album Sales Or Multiply... Continue reading
Posted Jun 17, 2018 at hypebot
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Our advice for the independent self-starters in the music industry this week covered how to give your album that perfect flow, how to grow superfans from the ground up, the best technique for landing your music on a playlist, how to make your merch pop, and so much more! How... Continue reading
Posted Jun 16, 2018 at hypebot
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This week on MusicThinkTank, we looked at whether music theory still matters, the best songs for testing equipment, must-have music accessories for the summer, and more. Ian Temple | Music Theory: Does It Still Matter? Jesper Skibsby | Tracking Service Puts Heat On Broken Radio Business Soundfly Team | Favorite... Continue reading
Posted Jun 16, 2018 at hypebot