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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 yesterday 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 2 days ago 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 2 days ago 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 3 days ago 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 4 days ago 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 6 days ago 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
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We have tips this week on a broad host of issues concerning DIY and independent artists, ranging from getting fans' attention with automated emails, some all too often ignored marketing tips, how to throw DIY house concert, and much, much more! How To Get And Keep Fans' Attention With Automated... Continue reading
Posted Jul 15, 2017 at hypebot
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On MusicThinkTank this week we look at how your band can go the extra mile, some all too often ignored marketing tips, why most musicians don't get record deals, and more. Leonard Patterson | 15 Ways Your Band Can Stand Out By Going The Extra Mile Emma Becker | 11... Continue reading
Posted Jul 15, 2017 at hypebot
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As we pay another visit to the week's music industry news, we look back at a judge's voiding of the Prince/Universal $31 million deal, SoundCloud's impending doom, and Spotify's continued expansions of its features. Judge Voids Prince $31 Million Universal Music Deal SoundCloud Responds Reports Of Impending Insolvency Spotify Continues... Continue reading
Posted Jul 15, 2017 at hypebot
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The most popular and frequently perused posts from Hypebot this week dug into Jay-Z's new album's conspicuous absence from Spotify, Lyor Cohen's future YouTube product plans, why we need more computer coders in the industry, and more. Jay-Z's New Album "4.44" Still Not On Spotify [UPDATE] Lyor Cohen Details YouTube's... Continue reading
Posted Jul 14, 2017 at hypebot
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Interacting with fans is an important part of growing your reputation as an artist, and making sure you come off in a positive light during these interactions is essential to developing a positive reputation within a fan community. Here we look at six tips for ensuring your one on one... Continue reading
Posted Jul 14, 2017 at hypebot
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As an artist starting out, being unprepared or expecting things to magically happen by themselves is a recipe for disappointment and failure. Here we look at eleven all too often ignored marketing tips for artists and bands who are just beginning to find their feet in the industry. ___________________________________ In... Continue reading
Posted Jul 13, 2017 at hypebot
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While many musicians starting out may assume such things are inevitable, the reality is that most musicians don't get offered a record deal, although this often the result of three all too common critical, and avoidable mistakes. ______________________________ In this latest from MusicThinkTank, Tom Hess outlines three common and devastating... Continue reading
Posted Jul 11, 2017 at hypebot
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Music industry commentators shared their thoughts and opions on difference between streaming success and a true fan connection, the art of windowing done FAKE HITS: Millions Of Streams vs. A True Fan Connection [David Emery] Jay-Z and The Art of Windowing: Why 4:44 Is A Very Different Kind of Exclusive... Continue reading
Posted Jul 9, 2017 at hypebot
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The advice for indie and DIY musicians this week covers the best way to market to your core fans, the best way to assemble an effective artist bio, how to identify if you're ready to hire a publicist and more. How To Market To Your Core Fans How To Write... Continue reading
Posted Jul 8, 2017 at hypebot
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On MusicThinkTank this week, we covered what equipment every inspired indie band should have, what you need to know when it comes to crafting a band agreement, and major issues that could destroy your band. Rachelle Wilber | 4 Pieces Of Equipment Every Inspired Indie Band Needs For Practice Byron... Continue reading
Posted Jul 8, 2017 at hypebot
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While being in a band is dream that many have, its realization can often be dashed right out of the gate, even when things seem promising at first. Here we look at four different issues to be on the lookout for as you're assembling a group of musicians. ___________________________ In... Continue reading
Posted Jul 6, 2017 at hypebot
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Commentators from within the music industry this week gave their thoughts on fixing streaming royalties/licensing, how struggling musicians can succeed, and how much more room to grow streaming has. Compromise Proposal To Fix Streaming Royalties, Licensing, Notification [DAVID LOWERY] Imagine Dragons Offer Advice To Struggling Musicians: 'Have No Ego... And... Continue reading
Posted Jul 2, 2017 at hypebot
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Back up the advice truck, this week Hypebot unloads a slew of tips on which Instagram posts to hide, how to successfully pitch your music, the best way to manage your rights on YouTube, and much, much more! 6 Types Of Posts Musicians Should Archive On Instagram Getting Out Of... Continue reading
Posted Jul 1, 2017 at hypebot
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While today's artists have a wide variety of outlets for distributing their music, so many avenues can also make artists more vulnerable to having their work copied or taken. Here we look at several different strategies, simple and complex, for artists to secure and protect their music. _____________________________ In this... Continue reading
Posted Jun 29, 2017 at hypebot
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Whether a solo artist or member of band, the number of tasks which an artist must complete on a daily basis can be overwhelming, particularly if that person's time management skill are less than stellar. Here we look at three essential tips every artists should keep in mind when managing... Continue reading
Posted Jun 26, 2017 at hypebot
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Music commentators this week weighed in on the high cost of Spotify's significant growth, whether it may be time for an audit of Tunecore, plus an interview with A2IM CEO Richard Burgess. Since Tunecore May Be Getting Sold, Is It Time For An Audit? [Chris Castle] Spotify's Growth Comes At... Continue reading
Posted Jun 25, 2017 at hypebot
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We have a whole truckload of useful advice for independent, do-it-yourself artists this week, with tips for promoting your shows on Spotify, things you simply must know about music licensing, how become verified and utilize analytics on Shazam, plus much, much more. How to Promote Your Shows To More Fans... Continue reading
Posted Jun 24, 2017 at hypebot
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On MusicThinkTank this week, we covered the difference between being a diva and an imposter, how to break into the industry as a broadway musician, how to improve your home recordings, and more! Hilde Spille | Being A Star - Between Diva Behavior And Imposter Syndrome Cherie Nelson | 3... Continue reading
Posted Jun 24, 2017 at hypebot