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Time management is an important and difficult skill for musicians to master, and becomes even more important and challenging when they have another full time job. Here we look at how artists can successfully juggle finding time for music with finding working full time either in or outside the house.... Continue reading
Posted yesterday at hypebot
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For artists looking to establish a career in the music industry, being able to target a specific genre can be helpful in focusing their efforts, particularly if it's one of the more popular genres. Here we look at the most popular genres of music, with some surprising results. _________________________ In... Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at hypebot
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Commentators in the music industry this week shared their thoughts and opinions on how piracy can have an upside for artists, the exploding streaming market in China, and why the music industry still doesn't understand blockchain tech. Vivian Campbell Shares Upside Of Music Piracy For Def Leppard Darren Hemmings Talks... Continue reading
Posted 3 days ago at hypebot
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Our tips, tricks, and suggestions for indie artists cover all the bases this week, with advice on how teamwork makes dream work, the most important tools for using Facebook Live, how to successfully build an online presence, and so much more! Teamwork Makes The Dream Work: 5 Reasons It Pays... Continue reading
Posted 4 days ago at hypebot
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This week on MusicThinkTank, we covered how to handle moshpit injuries, the best way to prep for your first major music event, and how to sell out a house concert. Rachelle Wilber | 4 Applicable Tips For Injuries Acquired At A Concert Dixie Somers | How To Prepare For Your... Continue reading
Posted 4 days ago at hypebot
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In this look back at pertinent news from within the music industry over the past seven days, we revisit YouTube's new loophole which allows them to pay artists even less, a judge denies Spotify a motion which would have upended royalty payments, a crackdown on Torrent sites proves ineffective, and... Continue reading
Posted 4 days ago at hypebot
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The first major music event at any venue can be a rude awakening as to all the different things that can go wrong, but with proper preparation and forethought, many potential disasters can be mitigated, here we look at some tips for making sure things go as smoothly as possible.... Continue reading
Posted 5 days ago at hypebot
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Music industry commentators this week shared their thoughts and opinions on Spotify's decision that streaming does not equal reproduction/distribution, the Recording Academy's annoyance at the failure of grammy winners to thank radio, and the opportunity for streaming to expand into radio's listening base. Spotify Decides That Streaming Does Not Equal... Continue reading
Posted Sep 10, 2017 at hypebot
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Our advice for indie DIY artists this week covers putting commentary tracks on Spotify, the three pillars behind a successful artist brand, how tell a story through your music other than in the lyrics, and much more! How To Promote Music On Spotify Using 'Behind The Scenes' Playlists and Commentary... Continue reading
Posted Sep 9, 2017 at hypebot
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On MusicThinkTank this week, we covered how you can make your band go green, equipment every entrepreneur needs when building a venue, and five bad habits songwriters with home studios need to drop. Daniel Matthews | Top 4 Easy Ways For Your Band To Go Green Rachelle Wilber | 4... Continue reading
Posted Sep 9, 2017 at hypebot
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Opening a venue can be fantastic way for the entrepreneurially inclined to expand their passion for the performing arts, but doing so successfully necessitates a certain amount of the right kind of gear. Here we look at four equipment essentials for building a music venue. ___________________________ In this latest piece... Continue reading
Posted Sep 8, 2017 at hypebot
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While criticism is important to growing as a music producer and artist, some feedback is more helpful than other, but making sure your submission meets certain criteria can go a long way towards getting useful feedback and putting your ahead of the curve generally. _____________________ In this fresh post to... Continue reading
Posted Aug 31, 2017 at hypebot
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Getting out to a show with friends can make for some of the best nights of your life, but such events are best enjoyed with some degree of caution taken into account. Here we look at three important practices for staying safe at your next live show. ____________________________ In this... Continue reading
Posted Aug 30, 2017 at hypebot
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In this scroll back through the week's important industry news, we revisit California's Dems potential drafting of Bieb's manager for Governer, celebrate the King of Pop's 59th, Spotify's journey to a stock exchange listing, and more! California Dems May Draft Bieber Manager Scooter Braun To Be Candidate For Governor Celebrating... Continue reading
Posted Aug 26, 2017 at hypebot
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This week's most popular Hypebot articles covered the mystery of Taylor Swift's sudden social media vacancy, the progress of co-founders case against TuneCore, Pirate Bay's paltry payout to labels, and more. Why Are Taylor Swift's Web Site, Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and Tumblr All Blank? [UPDATED] Co-Founders Case Against TuneCore To... Continue reading
Posted Aug 25, 2017 at hypebot
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The lean startup method, designed in as means of presenting an idea to a consumer to determine the minimum viable product. Here we look at whether this startup technique could be applied in the music industry for music promotion. ________________________________ In this latest from MusicThinkTank, Maikol Petersen delves into whether... Continue reading
Posted Aug 25, 2017 at hypebot
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The relationship between an artist and their manager is one of the most important in the music business, and it's critical that both artist and manager are on the same page. In this article we look at seven key clauses every artist management deal ought to have. ____________________________________ In this... Continue reading
Posted Aug 22, 2017 at hypebot
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Johnny Cash's family condemns the neo-Nazi's use of their father image, a full time solo pianist explains how they make a living from streaming royalties, and coalition of songwriter groups protests the RIAA's 'moral rights' stance in a strongly worded letter in this week's music commentary. Johnny Cash Family Condemns... Continue reading
Posted Aug 20, 2017 at hypebot
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Hypebot is here to help to help the do-it-yourself independent musician get it done, with helpful tips on songwriting from Lennon and McCartney, how to get fans to purchase more physical products, how and why artists should build a music content pipeline, and much more. 3 Lessons In Songwriting From... Continue reading
Posted Aug 19, 2017 at hypebot
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This week on MusicThinkTank, we looked at whether the music business can take care of artists' mental health, if we need a system to rate music, how to quickly generate invoices for artists, and much more. Hilde Spille | Can The Music Business Support Musicians In Taking Care Of Their... Continue reading
Posted Aug 19, 2017 at hypebot
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In this review of the past seven days' music industry news, we revisit, music streamers pledge to purge neo-Nazi music, Elvis Presley and the tale of two music industries, a Spotify exec's confirmation of a self-serve ad platform, and much, much more. Music Streamers Pledge To Purge Neo-Nazi Music, But... Continue reading
Posted Aug 19, 2017 at hypebot
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For artists, the administrative component of their work can often be a frustrating and time consuming bother. This aspect of the job is nonetheless important however. Here we look at an invoice generating app designed to assist artists with the more white collar portion of their work. ___________________________ In this... Continue reading
Posted Aug 17, 2017 at hypebot
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Here we examine a case study of artist Shaun Friedman who decided that, rather than sell his substantial library of unused beats, he would give them away for free, all the while building his mailing list and finding other creative ways to profit off of his work. ___________________________ In this... Continue reading
Posted Aug 15, 2017 at hypebot
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This week, commentators from inside the industry weighed in on the music businesses Orwellian parallels, Def Leppard claims piracy is garnering them more fans, and David Lowery questions if the Sensenbrenner bill means it's time for a Grand Jury. '1984', New Rembrandt And Spotify's 'Fake Artists' Def Leppard Says Music... Continue reading
Posted Aug 13, 2017 at hypebot
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This week in independent and do it yourself music, we have handy tips on how to get fans to take more pictures at your next show, how misuse of the guest list is costing artists cash, the best way to game Facebook's algorithm, and more. 6 Ways To Get Fans... Continue reading
Posted Aug 12, 2017 at hypebot