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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 8 hours ago 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 yesterday 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 yesterday at hypebot
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Several hit articles posted on Hypebot over the past seven days included a list of the top ten sites most apt to feature that music video you worked so hard on, how treating Spotify the way you might Facebook or Instagram can garner you more plays, a new deal between... Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at hypebot
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While it's hard to guarantee success in any area of the music industry, as an artist hoping to break into Broadway you can build a foundation for yourself which will increase the likelihood of your being able to land a spot as professional Broadway musician. Here we at three key... Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at hypebot
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While being featured on major, household name music news outlets is certainly something every musician is desirous of, independent artists are often better off pursuing smaller music blogs when it comes to seeking press, as they are more likely to give them the attention and energy the artist is looking... Continue reading
Posted 4 days ago at hypebot
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Commentators in the music industry this week gave voice to their opinions on Pandora's eventual fate, how streaming revenue could overcome income from live performance, and how and why blockchain tech is fundamentally flawed. Sirius XM's $480 Million Pandora Investment Just Prolongs The Inevitable [Bobby Owsinski] Streaming Revenue Could Surpass... Continue reading
Posted 7 days ago at hypebot
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Our compilation of helpful tips and advice for DIY and indie artists this week cover how to utilize direct-response marketing, how artists can make money off of YouTube, what Disney can teach unsigned bands, and much, much more. Which Social Platforms Are Marketers Using The Most In 2017? Using Direct-Response... Continue reading
Posted Jun 17, 2017 at hypebot
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This week on MusicThinkTank, we explored getting verified on Shazam, how to behave responsibly at live shows, a complete search engine optimization checklist for musicians, and more. Shivani Patel | Tips For Getting Verified On Shazam And Accessing Analytics Kara Masterson | Responsible Rock N Roll: 4 Tips For Your... Continue reading
Posted Jun 17, 2017 at hypebot
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In our weekly scroll back through the week's biggest music industry news, we check on just how deep Pandora's financial hole is, Major Label's continued issuance of bogus YouTube takedowns, Spotify's surpassing of 140 million users, and much, much more. Pandora’s Financial Hole: How Deep Is It? Grammys (Finally) Shift... Continue reading
Posted Jun 17, 2017 at hypebot
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Attending live shows can provide some of the most rewarding experiences of your life, provided you plan for them appropriately. Here we look at four tips for maximizing your enjoyment and minimizing misery. ___________________________ In this recent post to MusicThinkTank, Kara Masterson outlines four key elements for making sure your... Continue reading
Posted Jun 16, 2017 at hypebot
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Here we look at what artists looking to make it in the music industry can learn from a solidly established corporate behemoth like Disney, and how Disney's ability to tell and re-tell a story in a way that is compelling to, and brings in a new audience can be applied... Continue reading
Posted Jun 15, 2017 at hypebot
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Figuring out how to begin optimizing your band's presence within search engines can be a complicated and confusing process. This article makes it easier by breaking down the steps into a comprehensive and easily accessible checklist. _______________________________________ In this recent post to MusicThinkTank, Wes Walls offers up a complete checklist... Continue reading
Posted Jun 13, 2017 at hypebot
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This week music commentators explained why Spotify needs to learn to just say no to unlicensed music, how artists must find and maintain their creative hustle, and why artists need to think twice when considering an advance. Dear Spotify, Just Say No To Unlicensed Music Finding & Maintaining Your Creative... Continue reading
Posted Jun 11, 2017 at hypebot
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This week we offer a whole slew of valuable advice for independent and DIY artists, including a guide for promoting your music on Pandora, how to increase your chances of running a successful crowdfunding campaign, and how Instagram pods can be used to get more fans. A Guide To Promoting... Continue reading
Posted Jun 10, 2017 at hypebot
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This week on MusicThinkTank, we featured articles on being responsible at concerts, how to get your first sync placement, and ten red flags to watch out for in a potential record deal. Rachelle Wilber | How Musicians Can Be Responsible At Concerts, After Parties Lisa Occhino | How To Get... Continue reading
Posted Jun 10, 2017 at hypebot
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The week, the most popular articles from the pages of Hypebot covered the resignation of top Apple exec Bozoma Saint John, YouTube's yanking of the One Love Manchester Benefit Concert on copyright grounds, what the artists of 2018 need to do to find industry success, and much, much more! Top... Continue reading
Posted Jun 9, 2017 at hypebot
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A new study has served to highlight the issue of depression and anxiety in the music business. According to a recent online study, more than 70% of those working in the music industry have suffered symptoms related to either anxiety or depression. Here we look at why, and what can... Continue reading
Posted Jun 9, 2017 at hypebot
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As an up and coming band, being offered your first record deal can feel like an amazing accomplishment, and something worth celebrating. While this may indeed be the case, not every record deal is necessarily what it seems, and a some suspicion is advised. Here we look at ten red... Continue reading
Posted Jun 6, 2017 at hypebot
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We have a whole slew of advice for independent and DIY musicians this week, including a look at how to set up your website with a 'gig magnet' what to do with an inherited song catalog, the best way to secure your band a coveted support slot, and more. Does... Continue reading
Posted Jun 3, 2017 at hypebot
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This week on MusicThinkTank, we explore different ways to promote your music online, what to consider when considering playing a private event, ways in which concert venues can change for the better, and more. Dixie Somers | Tunes And Technology: 5 Ways To Promote Your Music Online Leonard Patterson |... Continue reading
Posted Jun 3, 2017 at hypebot
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Looking back at another busy week of music industry happenings, we revisit what internships mean for the music business, the benefit concert planned for Manchester, Spotify's look at debt restructuring, and much, much more! Internships: What They Mean For The Global Music Industry One Love Manchester Benefit Concert Add Acts... Continue reading
Posted Jun 3, 2017 at hypebot
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In this roundup of the week's music commentary, Miranda Mulholland talks redefining success in a digital marketplace, David Lowery bemoans what looks to be another safe harbor for digital services, and whether or not piracy is still an issue in the streaming age. Indie Artist Miranda Mulholland On Redefining Success... Continue reading
Posted Jun 3, 2017 at hypebot
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This week music commentators shared their thoughts and opinions on digital aggregators potentially leading the industry on transparency and the future of blockchain. Continue reading
Posted May 28, 2017 at hypebot
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In this round of tips and advice for independent do-it-yourself artists, we look at how to use YouTube ads, a guide to 100% licensing, why artists shouldn't trust their online presence to social networks. YouTube Ads For Musicians How To Create The Perfect Thumbnail Image For Your YouTube and Vimeo... Continue reading
Posted May 27, 2017 at hypebot