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It may be assumed that lullabies are only for babies, but music has been proven to be beneficial to those of all ages when it comes to helping individuals drift off. Here we look at some of the science behind music as a sleep aid. ______________________________ In this recent post... Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at hypebot
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We heard commentary on conceptualizing music stories for Generation Snapchat, why you need to become hypercreator, and what it's like to be a pioneer on the frontier of electronic music. Suzanne Ciani, Electronic Music Pioneer, On A Life Of Innovation [INTERVIEW] Conceptualizing Music Stories For The Snapchat Generation [Bas Grasmayer]... Continue reading
Posted 4 days ago at hypebot
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In our weekly recap of useful advice for independent, do-it-yourself artists, we offer tips on touring successfully in Australia, what record labels look for in artists, how merchandise can be used as a tool to engage fans, and much, much more. Tips And Advice For Touring In Australia 5 Things... Continue reading
Posted 5 days ago at hypebot
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This week, some of the most popular articles on Hypebot included an exploration of Spotify's loophole exploitation, WMG's launch of a 'streaming first' record label, the best way to get your music on playlists, and much more! Spotify Says It Can't Find The Owners of 217,112 Songs WMG Launches 'Streaming... Continue reading
Posted 5 days ago at hypebot
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While producing quality music is certainly important, and a big part of record labels taking notice of your music, getting a label deal requires more than that. Here we review the five essential things labels consider before offering an artists a deal. _______________________ In this post on MusicThinkTank, Joe Pacheco... Continue reading
Posted 6 days ago at hypebot
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Creating the best music in the world is no good if no one ever hears it. Here we look at key ways in which independent artists on a budget can take proactive steps to effectively promote their music using a social media and a personal website. ________________________________ In this latest... Continue reading
Posted Mar 22, 2017 at hypebot
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This week in the music commentary, Brian Hazard discusses why Patreon is right for him, Peter Hollens explains how he changed the music industry from his living room, and Ed Sheeran declares piracy is made him a success. Mental Health And The Music Industry Peter Hollens On How He Changed... Continue reading
Posted Mar 20, 2017 at hypebot
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In the music industry, finding success in the requires hard work, determination and, many believe, a certain amount of good old fashioned luck. Others feel the latter is simply the ability to ask for what you want, and being receptive to it accordingly. ______________________________ In this fresh new post on... Continue reading
Posted Mar 16, 2017 at hypebot
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Many wet-behind-the-ears indie musicians find themselves over-eager when it comes to the prospect of releasing their music for the first time, and will try to push it on the ears of potential listeners before its truly ready for public consumption. Here review seven things to check before a public release.... Continue reading
Posted Mar 14, 2017 at hypebot
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Commentators in the music industry this week shared their thoughts on why life is too short for one genre of music, why music needs a version of 'Snapchat Stories', and offered a remembrance of Tommy Page. Caleb Groh On Why Life Is Too Short For Just One Genre [INTERVIEW] Who... Continue reading
Posted Mar 12, 2017 at hypebot
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This week at the fountain of music industry knowledge, we spout forth invaluable advice on using Facebook Live, how to make a Snapchat geofilter for your event, five time management tactics you simply must know, and much, much more. 13 Tips For Using Facebook Live From Hootsuite’s Social Media Team... Continue reading
Posted Mar 11, 2017 at hypebot
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Recently on MusicThinkTank, we learned why you should be pitching your music to fewer publications, looked at an essential SXSW guide, explored the challenge of translating songs, and more. Janelle Rogers | Why You Should Pitch Your Music To Fewer Publications Ta’Rikah Jones | The Essential SXSW Guide Ronnie Avelino... Continue reading
Posted Mar 11, 2017 at hypebot
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This week, the top tier, most often viewed articles on Hypebot included a look at Spotify's latest acquisition and how it might allow it to take on Soundcloud, the less-than-stellar reviews of Spotify's new web player, big happenings at Pandora and what they might mean, plus more. Spotify Could Use... Continue reading
Posted Mar 10, 2017 at hypebot
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South by Southwest is rapidly approaching, and although you may have already solidified your travel plans, a first-timer to Austin's biggest music event probably still has some questions about what to pack, and what to be prepared for once you arrive. Here, we break down the essentials. ____________________________ In this... Continue reading
Posted Mar 10, 2017 at hypebot
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While music may often be described as the universal, a translator's take may be rather different. Indeed, translating a song from one language to another presents a number of challenges in staying faithul to the idea of, and communicating the feel of the original. ___________________________ In this fresh new post... Continue reading
Posted Mar 8, 2017 at hypebot
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Commentators from within the music industry this week weighed in on what it's like to be a high profile music supervisor, what it takes to blend music and tech, and more! Matt FX On Being A Music Supervisor From Austin To Memphis: What It Takes To Build A Music-Tech City... Continue reading
Posted Mar 5, 2017 at hypebot
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Facebook has grown massively since it's creation in 2004, and the scope of it's audience is such that getting anyone to see your post, particularly if you are a band or artist, can often necessitate shelling out for costly ads, but are they worth it? _____________________ In this latest piece... Continue reading
Posted Mar 2, 2017 at hypebot
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This week out music commentary comes from a former RIAA exec letting loose, T Bone Burnett railing against Google, and Roger Waters as he considers a protest concert on the U.S./Mexico border. Former RIAA Executive Lets Loose On Fair Use T Bone Burnett Slams Google and Other Tech Cos., Demands... Continue reading
Posted Feb 26, 2017 at hypebot
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In this compilation of helpful tips and advice for the indy, do it yourself musicians there, we offer wisdom on ten things you can do to obtain better tour data, what you can do about declining organic reach on Facebook, how to organize your website in such a way as... Continue reading
Posted Feb 25, 2017 at hypebot
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This week on our sister site MusicThinkTank, we looked at how a good graphic designer can help to sell your music, how bands manage their contracts, and the best way to get booked at music festivals, plus more. David Milsont | Which Sound System Is Best For Your Party? Dixie... Continue reading
Posted Feb 25, 2017 at hypebot
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While having quality music is import, the impact the visuals have on your brand as an artists, and on connecting with fans and selling your music in general, cannot be understated. Here we look at four ways in which a good graphic designer can benefit you as an artist and... Continue reading
Posted Feb 24, 2017 at hypebot
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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 Feb 23, 2017 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 Feb 21, 2017 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 Feb 19, 2017 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 Feb 18, 2017 at hypebot