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An essential part of the day for many consumers, this article looks at the benefit of listening to music on a daily basis, and several specific ways in which it can help and improve both the mental and physical health of the listener in question. ______________________________ In the latest piece... Continue reading
Posted yesterday at hypebot
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This week, commentators from the music industry discussed why artists shouldn't make getting signed their goal, what it's like to be a 'hired gun' in the music industry, and the concept of a digital tip jar. Why Getting Signed To A Label Shouldn't Be Your Goal Rudy Sarzo On Being... Continue reading
Posted 3 days ago at hypebot
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In our tips and advice section this week, we give independent and DIY artists sage council on they can survive the music industry in 2017, the many different ways of accepting payment for merch and music, the definitive method for releasing and album, and much more. How To Survive The... Continue reading
Posted 4 days ago at hypebot
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This week on MusicThinkTank, we looked at the importance of music in world cultures, how to deck out your car's audio system, the reason musicians ought to want to earn as much as possible, and more. Lizzie Weakley | 7 Reasons Why Music Is Important To World Cultures Dixie Somers... Continue reading
Posted 4 days ago at hypebot
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This week in our glance back over important music industry news from the past week, we reexamine the potential onset of high-res streaming, YouTube's new 'Super Chat', how Pinterest is becoming a go-to social network for musicians, and more. High-Res Streaming May Be Getting Closer YouTube Launches “Super Chat” To... Continue reading
Posted 4 days ago at hypebot
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In this week's set of chart toppers, some of our most frequently read articles looked at Pandora's precipitous drop in value, the challenge of building an identity in the streaming age, how Snapchat can have the same effect as radio, as well as much, much more. Pandora Loses $150 Million... Continue reading
Posted 5 days ago at hypebot
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As the function band market has grown increasingly competitive and saturated, it has become more and more important for your group to stay on top of its game and treat every private event as seriously as you would an original project. ________________________________ In this newest post to MusicThinkTank, Adam Mezzatesta... Continue reading
Posted Jan 9, 2017 at hypebot
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This week music commentators voiced their thoughts on BeatStars, a new sampling startup, why the radio industry is a cartel, how PR and crowdfunding work, and more. Meet BeatStars, The Bootstrapped Sampling Startup Irving Azoff Calls Radio Industry A Cartel [Analysis] Merlin Works To Make Independents Equal With Majors On... Continue reading
Posted Jan 8, 2017 at hypebot
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In this week's slew of useful advice for the independent, do-it-yourself musician, we deliver handy tips on how to become a better musician, why small goals can best for maximum success, why it makes sense to book two tours at a time, as well as many more. 3 Practice Tricks... Continue reading
Posted Jan 7, 2017 at hypebot
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From the annals of MusicThinkTank this week, we explored legal basics for creatives, whether you might be sabotaging your PR success, why you should have small goals for 2017, and more. Wallace Collins | Legal Basics For Artists, Authors, Creators, And Musicians Paul Corsi | Are You Sabotaging Your PR... Continue reading
Posted Jan 7, 2017 at hypebot
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Before moving on to what will doubtless be another full week of music industry happenings, we're taking a moment to revisit important stories from the past seven days including SoundCloud's cash woes, audio streaming precipitous growth, the far-too-numerous musician deaths of 2017, and many more. Major Labels, Streaming Music Services... Continue reading
Posted Jan 7, 2017 at hypebot
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For those wondering why 2016 didn't bring them the fame and fortune they were seeking in their music career, part of this issue could be the size of their goals. While dreaming big is important, setting attainable goals is important when it comes to actually advancing your career. ______________________________ In... Continue reading
Posted Jan 6, 2017 at hypebot
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While technology has altered both how performers create and how engineers produce music, perhaps the most appreciable alteration has been the shift in how consumers both discover and listen to it. Here we look at the specific technologies and trends that have led to this massive change. _____________________________ In this... Continue reading
Posted Dec 8, 2016 at hypebot
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As the person who connects an artist or band to the outside world and acts the liaison in the harsh business of music, finding an effective and compatible manager is paramount. Here we examine seven different ways of making this happen. __________________________ In the latest from MusicThinkTank, Ari Herstand breaks... Continue reading
Posted Dec 6, 2016 at hypebot
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Although internet radio has in many ways been a large asset to the music industry, allowing artists to launch shows, stations, and further connect via this new platform, however being able to track spins on internet radio has always been notoriously difficult, something which DigitalRadioTracker may make easier. _______________________ In... Continue reading
Posted Dec 5, 2016 at hypebot
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This week in our music commentary section, a variety of individuals offer their thoughts on the state of the industry, ranging from how we experience music when on the move, to what role music will play in a transhumanist future, to why we shouldn't compare artists to startups. How We... Continue reading
Posted Dec 4, 2016 at hypebot
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Here we lend a helping hand to independent and DIY artists, providing tips on how to drive fan traffic on social media, the best way to promote one's band to venues and festivals, define their own personal strategy, and much, much more. Drive Traffic With These 5 Killer Social Media... Continue reading
Posted Dec 3, 2016 at hypebot
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Most recently on MusicThinkTank, we took a look at good timing's ability to stack music coverage in your favor, how you can jumpstart your songwriting routine, the best way to get a band knowledge panel, and more. Janelle Rogers | 5 Ways Great Timing Stacks Music Blog Coverage In Your... Continue reading
Posted Dec 3, 2016 at hypebot
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In this look back at the past seven days of music industry news, we examined Spotify's potential profitability, how your earbuds could be converted into microphones, looked at ten genres of music you may not have heard of, and much, much more. Spotify Could Be Profitable As Early As Next... Continue reading
Posted Dec 3, 2016 at hypebot
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Some of the star-studded, heavily read posts on Hypebot this week covered topics ranging from how Instagram and Snapchat can be utilized to reach music fans, to how record labels are transitioning from promoters to storytellers, to a breakdown of Cyber Monday streaming deals. Act Fast For Deep Discounts On... Continue reading
Posted Dec 2, 2016 at hypebot
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For unknown, up-and-coming bands, getting worthwhile music blog coverage in an overcrowded industry is a significant challenge. As it turns out, good timing can go a long way towards encouraging indie media outlets to bother taking notice. ___________________________ In this latest piece from MusicThinkTank, Janelle Rogers shares five different ways... Continue reading
Posted Dec 2, 2016 at hypebot
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For those who have chosen to dedicate their life to the art of crafting songs, writers block of one form or another is an all-too-common occurrence. Here we look at four ways artists can jumpstart their songwriting routine. _________________________ In this recent post on MusicThinkTank, Ryan Delarosa describes four different... Continue reading
Posted Nov 28, 2016 at hypebot
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In our how-to and do it yourself corner this week, we advise independent artists on how they can a verified artist on Spotify, how they can build the ideal home studio on a budget, how they can get more plays on Soundcloud, and much much more. How Become A Verified... Continue reading
Posted Nov 26, 2016 at hypebot
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In this casual perusal back through a week of music industry news we revisit such topics as Facebook's broken metrics, how social media use varies based on age, Kanye's cancellation of his Saint Pablo tour, and more. Spotify, Amazon Prime Music Lure New, Returning Customers with Deep Discounts Facebook Discovers... Continue reading
Posted Nov 26, 2016 at hypebot
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If you can get a knowledge panel (the coveted information breakdown which you may see to the left of a googled artist) to appear next to a search of your band, you're in good shape branding wise. Here we look at what an artist can do to facilitate such a... Continue reading
Posted Nov 22, 2016 at hypebot