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For artists, the administrative component of their work can often be a frustrating and time consuming bother. This aspect of the job is nonetheless important however. Here we look at an invoice generating app designed to assist artists with the more white collar portion of their work. ___________________________ In this... Continue reading
Posted yesterday at hypebot
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Here we examine a case study of artist Shaun Friedman who decided that, rather than sell his substantial library of unused beats, he would give them away for free, all the while building his mailing list and finding other creative ways to profit off of his work. ___________________________ In this... Continue reading
Posted 3 days ago at hypebot
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This week, commentators from inside the industry weighed in on the music businesses Orwellian parallels, Def Leppard claims piracy is garnering them more fans, and David Lowery questions if the Sensenbrenner bill means it's time for a Grand Jury. '1984', New Rembrandt And Spotify's 'Fake Artists' Def Leppard Says Music... Continue reading
Posted 5 days ago at hypebot
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This week in independent and do it yourself music, we have handy tips on how to get fans to take more pictures at your next show, how misuse of the guest list is costing artists cash, the best way to game Facebook's algorithm, and more. 6 Ways To Get Fans... Continue reading
Posted 6 days ago at hypebot
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On MusicThinkTank this week, we explored the devaluation of online content, introduced the world's first Facebook Live festival, outlined seven key issues in a music production agreement, and more. Mac McIntosh | (De)Value Of Online Content? Mark Knight | The World's First Facebook Live Festival Byron Pascoe | Negotiating A... Continue reading
Posted 6 days ago at hypebot
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Looking back on seven full days of music industry news, we revisit SoundClouds dubious future, whether Disney's Netflix content poll is indicative of a similar trend coming to the music industry, Pandora's sale of its radio loophole, and more. SoundCloud Won't “Continue" Unless Investors Rescue It Now, Says CE0 Lung... Continue reading
Posted 6 days ago at hypebot
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This week, the most popular articles from Hypebot covered the return of pay to play in the form of Spinfire, PledgeMusic kicks off a new artist development platform, we look at some of the best ways musicians can garner feedback from social media. Spinfire Brings Pay To Play To The... Continue reading
Posted 6 days ago at hypebot
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In this latest post to MusicThinkTank, we look at Right Chord Music's creation of a new type of music festival, that harnesses the power of Facebook Live, inviting bands and artists from around the world to occupy their Facebook newsfeed in an innovative live music experience. ______________________ Harnessing the power... Continue reading
Posted 7 days ago at hypebot
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Regardless of which side of the board you're on, it's important to carefully negotiate a music production arrangement to the satisfaction of all parties involved, and it is recommended that such negotiations take place sooner rather than later. ____________________________ In this recent article from MusicThinkTank, Byron Pascoe outlines seven key... Continue reading
Posted Aug 8, 2017 at hypebot
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Commentators inside the industry this week shared their opinions on why so much modern music sounds the same, why a new bill put before congress will be harmful to infringers and songwriters, and the future of music streaming. Why Does So Much Modern Music Sound The Same? [VIDEO] Bill Before... Continue reading
Posted Aug 6, 2017 at hypebot
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The most popular and often perused articles from Hypebot this week dug into the best way to collect your piece of the Spotify lawsuit pie, the beautiful secrets behind vinyl, SoundClouds potential majority stake sale to private equity firms, and more. How To Collect Your Share Of $43.5 Million Spotify... Continue reading
Posted Aug 4, 2017 at hypebot
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Getting on a high-traffic Spotify playlist is a great way to draw in listeners to your music, but how do you do it without followers or connections? Here we look at techniques for manipulating the system and landing your music on a prime playlist. ____________________________ In this new how-to article... Continue reading
Posted Aug 4, 2017 at hypebot
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Some commentary from inside the industry this week covered the issue of transparency in the music licensing and ownership act, as well as different reactions to the new 'CLASSICS' act, introduced to theoretically protect pre-1972 recordings. SoundExchange's Michael Huppe Weighs In New 'CLASSICS' Act To Protect Pre-1972 Copyrights Transparency In... Continue reading
Posted Jul 30, 2017 at hypebot
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MusicThinkTank shared articles ranging from how singer/songwriters can save money, to some of the best ways to improve merchandise sales, to the four personnel members every big band needs on tour, and more. Larry Butler | How Singer/Songwriters Can Save $100K Right Now Will Meyers | 7 Tips To Improve... Continue reading
Posted Jul 29, 2017 at hypebot
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In this flip back through through a full week of modern music industry news, we revisit Sirius XM's spike in subscribers, YouTube Red and Google Play's merger, ASCAP and BMI's new joint song song database, plus much more! Bandsintown Upgrades App To Strengthen Artist To Fan Connections Sirius XM Q2... Continue reading
Posted Jul 29, 2017 at hypebot
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While going on tour can be an arduous and complex enterprise, ensuring that you have the right set of competent people on the road with will drastically improve things for the better. Here we look at four essential personnel that should present on any big touring team. ____________________ In this... Continue reading
Posted Jul 27, 2017 at hypebot
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As a musician, chances are you want to capture the attention of as many new YouTube viewers as possible. Here we look at how to use the promotional algorithm of the platform to your advantage, and ensure your video the prominence it's due. ______________________ Guest post by Chris Robley of... Continue reading
Posted Jul 26, 2017 at hypebot
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Email remains one of the most successful and reliable ways for artists to communicate with their fans as it provides a direct channel through which to share information about new music and upcoming events. Here we look at nine ways artists can grow their fan subscriber lists. ___________________ In this... Continue reading
Posted Jul 25, 2017 at hypebot
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Commentary from within the music industry this week touched on why net neutrality is a key part of the streaming economy, what it's like to be an official playlist curator, and why SoundCloud is here to stay. Music Copyrights: When Forever Isn’t Actually Forever Net Neutrality Central To The Streaming... Continue reading
Posted Jul 23, 2017 at hypebot
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This week on MusicThinkTank, we looked at the educational benefits of social media, how you can make money off of your industry gear on the side, skills employers want in a musician, and more. Rayanne Dany | 3 Major Educational Benefits Of Social Media Emma Becker | Here Are 8... Continue reading
Posted Jul 22, 2017 at hypebot
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In this roundup of the past seven days of music industry news, we explore the longevity of music copyrights, delve into 360 deals, look at two new lawsuits hitting Spotify, and more. Music Copyrights: When Forever Isn’t Actually Forever 360 Record Deals: A Look Inside “Multiple Rights" Agreements [Part 2]... Continue reading
Posted Jul 22, 2017 at hypebot
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Taking home the gold for most-read this week, we had articles covering the job of curating official Spotify playlists, how Amazon has risen to become the 3rd largest music subscription service, an explanation of variable royalty rates on YouTube, and much more. Her Job Is To Curate Official Spotify Playlists... Continue reading
Posted Jul 21, 2017 at hypebot
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Cultivating a successful career in the music business can take time, but if it's something you've been working at for awhile, chances are you've accumulated some skills and or gear. Rather than letting them collect dust, we here look at how these resources can be used to create additional income... Continue reading
Posted Jul 20, 2017 at hypebot
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After sinking lot of time and effort into your music website, and it can be frustrating to see traffic drop off following the initial launch. Here we look at how to drive fans and potential fans towards your site using a variety of tactics. ______________________ In this latest post to... Continue reading
Posted Jul 18, 2017 at hypebot
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Commentators inside the industry this week gave voice to their thoughts on Spotify's 'fake artist' problem, how emerging tech like chatbots and block chain will shape music's future, how smart media will govern the future of media, and more. Spotify's 'Fake Artist' Issue, Other Problems At Scale [Chris Castle] How... Continue reading
Posted Jul 16, 2017 at hypebot