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When an up and coming band begins to see appreciable success, they may not have the best idea as to how to manage the new income being earned off of royalties and contracts. Here are four tips for how to do so effectively. _____________________ In this new post to MusicThinkTank,... Continue reading
Posted 15 hours ago at hypebot
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Landing your band a gig at a music festival can be one of the most effective ways of getting industry attention, both from fans and tastemakers. It also speaks volumes about a band's talent and commitment to finding success in the business. _________________________ In this recent post to MusicThinkTank, Lisa... Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at hypebot
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Commentators on recent music business happenings this week weighed in on issues such as Congress's need to get serious about artist rights, why any company that buys Spotify will likely not be American, and why the Grammys were ruined by old men in suits. It's Time For Congress To Get... Continue reading
Posted 4 days ago at hypebot
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Our sage counsel for independent, do-it-yourself artists and writers this week covered how you can enhance your Instagram content, how to target the people who will actually contribute to your crowdfunding campaign, how to use Spotify playlists to your advantage, and much, much more! 6 Key Ways To Enhance Your... Continue reading
Posted 5 days ago at hypebot
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This week on MusicThinkTank, we looked at how to master the side hustle, the best way for artists and musicians to party successfully, looked at some of the greatest documentaries on musicians, and more. Cherie Nelson | Master The Musician Side Hustle Rachelle Wilber | 4 Party Ideas For Musicians... Continue reading
Posted 5 days ago at hypebot
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This week, as we flip back through a full seven days of exciting music industry news, we revisit Songkick's trade secret sharing scandal, Sirius's victory in a pre-72 royalty case, Pandoras case for the construction of a full stack music streaming company, and more! Songkick Alleges Former Exec Shared Trade... Continue reading
Posted 5 days ago at hypebot
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This week, the most popular articles from Hypebot included topics such as SoundCloud's continued need for cash, why the music industry is more innovative than you might think, Spotify's massive job expansions, and more. Two Top Execs Exit As SoundCloud "Begs" Investors For Cash Amazon Music Just Hired A "Global... Continue reading
Posted 6 days ago at hypebot
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Celebrate Success: 4 Party Ideas For Musicians And Artists - MTT - Music Think Tank For many artists and musicians who consider themselves original, a generic party simply won't cut it, and a somewhat more off the beaten path celebration is required. Here we look at four innovative party ideas... Continue reading
Posted 6 days ago at hypebot
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Music commentators had plenty to say this week! A Trump adviser weighs in on intellectual property theft in an uninformed and unhelpful way, meanwhile we tackle the difference between plagiarism and inspiration, and examine why streaming services need product and price innovation. Trump Advisor Pens Useless, Uninformed Piece On Intellectual... Continue reading
Posted Feb 12, 2017 at hypebot
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This week, our helpful assemblage of tips and tricks for the independent DIY musician covers topics like breaking into the industry, getting acquainted with Instagram Live, a guide to Facebook marketing for beginners, and much, much more! 101 Techniques For Breaking Into The Music Industry Musician's Guide To Using Instagram... Continue reading
Posted Feb 11, 2017 at hypebot
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On this edition of our MusicThinkTank Recap, we looked at how artists can utilize Instagram live, the best way to safely relocate equipment, and the differences between rolling out a local and national release. Ta’Rikah Jones | How To Use Instagram Live Hannah Whittenly | How To Safely Relocate Your... Continue reading
Posted Feb 11, 2017 at hypebot
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Most popular and frequently perused articles from Hypebot over the past week included a look at why Gaga would play the Superbowl for free, new pieces of tech that are redefining the DJ game, major changes in the live music industry to watch in the coming year, and more. Lady... Continue reading
Posted Feb 10, 2017 at hypebot
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As the popularity of live streaming continues to grow across many a social media platform, Instagram is no exception. Instagram Live provides artists with a great way to trot out new music, and allow fans a personalized look behind the curtain at an musicians' day to day lives. ______________________________ In... Continue reading
Posted Feb 10, 2017 at hypebot
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After sinking a massive amount of time and energy into crafting an album, it can be tempting to rush out and dump it on the market, but releasing new music needs to be done carefully and methodically, and releasing locally is a very different animal from a national release. ________________________... Continue reading
Posted Feb 8, 2017 at hypebot
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Once you've put in the effort to write and record an album, you doubtless want the blood sweat and tears to have been worth it. Here we look at six considerations to take into account before releasing an album that will help to guarantee the most success possible. _________________________ In... Continue reading
Posted Feb 7, 2017 at hypebot
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In this weekly edition of our music commentary section, we hear from industry experts on how to get sync placements, why DIY is the best way to do music, and the Musician Action groups comments on copyright reform. On Getting Sync Placements: An Interview w/ North Star Media's John Septy... Continue reading
Posted Feb 5, 2017 at hypebot
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In this latest knowledge drop on independent and D... Continue reading
Posted Feb 4, 2017 at hypebot
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In this cycle back through the past week's music industry news, we revisit several important stories from the music industry, including Songtrust's partnership with DotBlockchain Music, Nielsen's acquisition of Gracenote, the lift in music streaming courtesy of Amazon Echo, and much more. Songtrust Partners with DotBlockchain Music Nielsen Completes Gracenote... Continue reading
Posted Feb 4, 2017 at hypebot
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This week on Hypebot, Our most popular and well read posts from the past week included a look at the day the music died in Canada, Facebook's new Global Music hire, which playlists on Spotify will help you get the most fans, and more. Day The Music Died In Canada:... Continue reading
Posted Feb 3, 2017 at hypebot
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As a musician, social media marketing plays a key role in getting more fans, but it's critical that the type of content which one posts attracts fans, and more importantly the sort of fans you want to attract. _______________________ In this latest post to MusicThinkTank, Lisa Occhina shares eleven ideas... Continue reading
Posted Feb 1, 2017 at hypebot
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In our music commentary section this week, industry experts voice their opinions how music must compete in the 'attention economy', the scarceness of artificial scarcity, and why not all art and music are scalable. Music Must Compete In The "Attention Economy" says Sony Exec The Next Right Song [Andrew Dubber]... Continue reading
Posted Jan 29, 2017 at hypebot
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Hypebot's advice for the independent, DIY artists among this week ranges from why you need a social media and content strategy, to how you can collect more email addresses at your next show, to 115 soclial media facts you must know, as well as much more. Why You Need A... Continue reading
Posted Jan 28, 2017 at hypebot
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This week on MusicThinkTank, we took a look at how more money leads to more problems, how you can stay safe and sober at your next show, a complete guide to selling your music online, and more. Robert Lanterman | More Money, More Problems! Rachelle Wilber | How To Stay... Continue reading
Posted Jan 28, 2017 at hypebot
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Some of the most popular and frequently read posts from the world of music business this week included an explanation of why Spotify can't turn a profit while Netflix can, the coming disruption of music funding, music tech trends to watch in 2017, and more. How Netflix Can Turn A... Continue reading
Posted Jan 27, 2017 at hypebot
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[UPDATED] For any artist prepping to release new music, how they're going to distribute it to the masses should be a top priority. Getting the music online is easy enough, but it's important to also have a plan for when and where it goes up. ________________________ In the recent post... Continue reading
Posted Jan 24, 2017 at hypebot