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Our sage council for the music industry's scrappy do-it-yourselfers this week covered how to create free, simple music videos, how to utilize YouTube's paid fan memberships as a small-scale creator, the best way to get your music discovered in the digital age, and more. Create Free, Simple, Shareable Music Videos... Continue reading
Posted yesterday at hypebot
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On MusicThinkTank this week, we looked at 10 great mobile apps for creating music from scratch, how to understand the basics of copyright law as a consumer, whether or not musicians are really more likely to use drugs, and more! Evan Zwisler | 10 Great Mobile Apps That Allow Me... Continue reading
Posted yesterday at hypebot
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As we flit back through major music industry goings-on, we revisit artists new free upload option on Spotify, the power of live music, Amazon's uptick in the churning out of its own exclusive recordings, and more. Amazon Alexa Adds New Music Skills, TIDAL Spotify Now Lets Artists Upload Music FREE... Continue reading
Posted yesterday at hypebot
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While copyright law is often covered from the perspective of musicians and labels, we don't often look at it from the point of the consumer. Still, even as a casual consumer of music, copyright effects us, often in more ways than we might guess. __________________________ In this piece from MusicThinkTank,... Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at hypebot
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Although both residents of the Northwest, Kurt Cobain and Elliott Smith shared much more than just a geographical similarity, and both represented a fiercely independent, do-it-yourself mentality which optimized the vibe of their respective cities of Seattle and Portland. ____________________________ In this piece from MusicThinkTank Victoria Greene explores the creative... Continue reading
Posted 5 days ago at hypebot
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Last week on MusicThinkTank, we looked at articles on quitting the music industry to join your local scene, how to deal with and hopefully prevent arthritis as a musician, how to get more gigs for your band, and more. Nat Danger | Why I Quit The Music Industry To Join... Continue reading
Posted 6 days ago at hypebot
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This week we heard from commentators inside the music industry on Spotify's conversion of free to paid users, what went on at AmericanaFest 2018, who SXSW 2019's keynote speakers will be, and more. 50% Active Spotify Free Users Convert To Paid says Spotify CFO Barry McCarthy AmericanaFest 2018: NoiseTrade Songsmith... Continue reading
Posted Sep 15, 2018 at hypebot
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We've been keeping the music industry's indy self-starters up to speed on the latest music industry tips this week, with advice on promo tools that will stop fans in their tracks, four things music promoters should know about Instagram geotagging, the best way to utilize samples in your tracks without... Continue reading
Posted Sep 15, 2018 at hypebot
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Here we check back in on major news in the music industry from the past seven days including the departure of Spotify's head of marketing (the ninth industry exec to step down in the past 18 months), what a deal between Spotify and Nielsen could mean for artists, BMI's bumper... Continue reading
Posted Sep 15, 2018 at hypebot
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Arthritis is hugely prevalent in the population, and one of the primary causes of disability in adults. The lifestyle of musicians makes them particularly prone to this ailment due to the repetitive strain practicing and performing can put on one's joints. Here we look at how to keep arthritis at... Continue reading
Posted Sep 14, 2018 at hypebot
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While every band has to start somewhere, lining up shows can be a challenge, and finding decent shows to play, particularly at the early stages, is not easy task. Here we look at some mixed techniques to try in an effort to line up more shows for your band. __________________________... Continue reading
Posted Sep 13, 2018 at hypebot
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Commentators inside the music industry this week weighed in on how streaming is altering the shape of music, what it's like to be a manager for the rolling stones, and how the score for American Beauty flipped the script on film scores. How Streaming Is Changing Shape of Music [Mark... Continue reading
Posted Sep 9, 2018 at hypebot
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Our tips and advice for the independent do-it-yourself musicians out there this week offer guidance on how to budget for the cost of touring in 2018, the five things you absolutely must have at every live show, how to effectively split songwriting royalties, and more. How Much Does It Cost... Continue reading
Posted Sep 8, 2018 at hypebot
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This week on MusicThinkTank, we looked at articles on weird mixing terminology, how to use Spotify and other streaming services as an independent artist, how to identify if you need a manager, and more! Michael Hahn | 7 Weird Mixing Terms And What They Mean Hazel Ramsell | Do You... Continue reading
Posted Sep 8, 2018 at hypebot
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This week's most popular articles from the pages of Hypebot explored a new Instagram marketing tool from Bandsintown, Camila Cabello breaking a major record for women on Spotify, how AI is creating new opportunities for artists, and more. Bandsintown Adds Free Instagram Concert Marketing Tool Camila Cabello Breaks Major Record... Continue reading
Posted Sep 7, 2018 at hypebot
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The world of recording and mixing can often seem intimidating, with its various technical complexities and confusing terminology. Here we help explain a few of the more befuddling terms which are often thrown about in the recording studio. ____________________________ In this recent piece from MusicThinkTank, Michael Hahn helps us to... Continue reading
Posted Sep 7, 2018 at hypebot
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Although the financial benefits may be minimal for those artists just starting out, the streaming economy is here to stay whether we like it or not, meaning that knowing your way around Spotify and other streaming services is a valuable asset for any musician or artist. _____________________ In this recent... Continue reading
Posted Aug 30, 2018 at hypebot
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In the commentary department this week, Nicki Minaj accuses Irving Azoff of running a smear campaign, a Kanye West tweet leads to a class action lawsuit, and we look at how to create a level playing field for musicians. Nicki Minaj Accuses Irving Azoff Of Smear Campaign These Overpaid Law... Continue reading
Posted Aug 26, 2018 at hypebot
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This week, our advice for the independent do-it-yourselfers in the music business covered the eleven things you must keep in mind when calculating a touring budget, how to to connect with baby boomer music fans, the best way to keep your musical self organized, and more! 11 Things To Keep... Continue reading
Posted Aug 25, 2018 at hypebot
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This week on MusicThinkTank, we looked at articles on how to find the perfect affordable headphones, how Aretha Franklin touched our lives, the best way to bring out more denizens to your venue, and more! Nick Edward | The Curse Of The Golden Ear: In Search Of Headphones Soundfly Team... Continue reading
Posted Aug 25, 2018 at hypebot
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In this scroll back through the week's music industry news, we check back on TIDAL dipping its toe in an expansion to Africa, Eventbrite's move to go public, JJ Abrams' new label, and much more! Mexico's Monitor Latino Digital Summit Convention Recap TIDAL Tests Africa Expansion Eventbrite Files For $200... Continue reading
Posted Aug 25, 2018 at hypebot
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This week, some of Hypebot's chart-topping articles explored The Eagles soaring ahead of Michael Jackson for the #1 album of all time, some of the features and benefits of official YouTube Artist Channels, Spotify's response to Nicki Minaj's accusations, and more. Eagles Pass Michael Jackson For #1 Album Of All... Continue reading
Posted Aug 24, 2018 at hypebot
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Producing shows and running a venue can be an amazing and rewarding experience, and is an important role in the music industry, but trying to get a crowd to show up night after night can be an incredibly stressful experience as well. Here we look at four techniques for bringing... Continue reading
Posted Aug 24, 2018 at hypebot
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With budget cuts and shifts in the curriculum regularly occurring, arts and music are often the first to go, considered as they often are unessential electives. Those passionate about music know this is far from the case however, as illustrated in these five points. ____________________________ In this latest piece from... Continue reading
Posted Aug 22, 2018 at hypebot
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This week in music commentary, broadcast radio issued an ironic but welcome plea for fairness, Yoko Ono revealed herself to be one of radio's biggest fans, and we learned why hearing our favorite song has such a psychological impact. Radio Issues An Ironic Plea For Fairness [Op-Ed] Meet Yoko Ono... Continue reading
Posted Aug 19, 2018 at hypebot