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Laura Schneider
San Francisco, CA
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Spotify has announced the launch of Playlist Targeting, the newest feature in it's Spotify For Brands platform. Playlist Targeting will allow brands to reach specific artists by targeting unique audience segments based on streams from Spotify’s 1.5 billion-plus playlists. “Music is an integral part of life, day in and day... Continue reading
Posted yesterday at hypebot
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Hypebot presents our fourth Los Angeles meetup for readers to have a conversation with like-minded peers. You are invited to gather for drinks on Wednesday, April 29th from 7:00 to 10:00pm at Rosewood Tavern. Space is limited - RSVP below! Spend an evening with the bright minds and brilliant talents... Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at hypebot
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We know scrolling down an endless stream of posts is not always the best way to consume content, so we've updated our design and added tabs to help quickly find what matters most to you. Are you a D.I.Y artist not interested in the latest Music Tech news? Are you... Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at hypebot
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HFA, the national leader in providing rights management services for the music industry, will begin assisting CD Baby with data management and royalty administration services. CD Baby is employing the use of the HFA's rights management service, Slingshot™ to assist in the distribution of publishing royalties generated with any CD... Continue reading
Posted 3 days ago at hypebot
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After a hugely successful meeting of the music tech minds earlier this year, Hypebot will host its second San Francisco Music Tech Meetup on Tuesday April 21, 2015 from 7:00-10:00pm at Upcider in San Francisco - and you're invited. Come out and spend an evening with the bright minds and... Continue reading
Posted 3 days ago at hypebot
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Yesterday, House Democrats Jerrold Nadler, John Conyers Jr. and Ted Deutch and Republican House member Marsha Blackburn introduced the "Fair Play, Fair Pay Act of 2015" to members of Congress seeking to make sure music creators receive fair pay for their work. During a press conference in New York on... Continue reading
Posted 4 days ago at hypebot
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As much as this is a labor of love, producing Hypebot daily comes at a cost; so we thank these great companies who support our efforts. ASCAP | The American Society Of Composers, Authors, And Publishers Reverbnation | Helping Artists Grow Lasting Careers Bandzoogle | Build A Stunning Website And... Continue reading
Posted 4 days ago at hypebot
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Previously only available in beta, TuneGo has announced the official nationwide launch of the artist discovery platform complete with a new tier, TuneGO Premium, enabling artists to access the tools, personal guidance, and connections necessary to truly advance their music careers. TuneGo sets an unconventional stage for artists to find... Continue reading
Posted 5 days ago at hypebot
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Bandsintown recently launched a new artist-to-fan connectivity initiative that selects 10 lucky fans at random who RSVP to upcoming shows, giving them and their friends free access to an ultimate VIP experience. Complete with a fast pass to cut through lines, an RSViP t-shirt, a concert poster, and a meet... Continue reading
Posted 5 days ago at hypebot
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Do you like cooking? Music? Listening to vinyls? If you said yes to one or more of those questions, letting Turntable Kitchen DJ your next dinner might be right up your alley. The brainchild of a couple in San Francisco hoping to “introduce food lovers to music and vice versa"... Continue reading
Posted Apr 10, 2015 at hypebot
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One month after raising the $6 million needed to complete a full re-design, Citymaps has unveiled a partnership with Songkick that puts the ability to discover, purchase tickets for, and attend live music events happening around them in the hands of every user. Citymaps Helps Connect Fans To Local Live... Continue reading
Posted Apr 9, 2015 at hypebot
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Muzicol International has launched Muzicol.com, an online global music community network built to provide independent artists with a virtual stage to showcase their talents, promote their music, and network with other industry professionals. Muzicol's crowdfunding service encourages fan and artist collaboration offering fans a percentage of future sales for their... Continue reading
Posted Apr 8, 2015 at hypebot
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Our sister site, MusicThinkTank.com was created to share opinions, ideas and best practices in the current and future music industry. To provide our community with the with the best possible content, we are asking for your submissions. Dear Hypebot & MusicThinkTank community, Thank you for your loyal readership and the... Continue reading
Posted Apr 8, 2015 at hypebot
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Veteran private equity investor Howard Lipson and longtime music entrepreneur James Diener have joined forces to launch Alignment Artist Capital, a new financial firm with funding from BlackRock, Inc. In a reunion of two former key players for independent record label, Octone Records, Diener and Lipson founded Alignment as a... Continue reading
Posted Apr 7, 2015 at hypebot
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After a hugely successful meeting of the music tech minds earlier this year, Hypebot will host its second San Francisco Music Tech Meetup on Tuesday April 21, 2015 from 7:00-10:00pm at Upcider in San Francisco - and you're invited. Come out and spend an evening with the bright minds and... Continue reading
Posted Apr 7, 2015 at hypebot
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Millennials have a bad rap as being off-the-chart distracted. The truth is (speaking from experience) that's the truth. With the demand for instant gratification increasing and the average attention span declining, Snapchat's 10-second-or less rule just might be a homerun. The problem with millennials (anyone age 18-34) is that we... Continue reading
Posted Apr 6, 2015 at hypebot
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If you're a Bandsintown Manager-powered artist, leveraging YouTube Cards to direct fans watching your videos to your Bandsintown profile to purchase tickets to upcoming shows is a new addition to your toolkit. Over 1 billion unique visitors find their way to YouTube every month. There are a lot of opportunities... Continue reading
Posted Apr 6, 2015 at hypebot
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With Facebook virtually eliminating organic reach, musicians have struggled to reach their fans through Pages. As a bit of a peace offering, Facebook has rolled out an events subscription feature that notifies fans when their favorite bands are playing nearby. ____________________________________ No matter how much you love your favorite bands,... Continue reading
Posted Apr 3, 2015 at hypebot
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Beatport has begun displaying Bandsintown-powered concert listings across the platform giving electronic music fans the ability to search and bookmark their favorite shows, and connect to ticket purchasing outlets directly on one of the largest music stores in the world. Bandsintown is powering Beatport's Shows tab fans to scan concert... Continue reading
Posted Apr 3, 2015 at hypebot
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Clowdy, a rising destination network for creatives, has employed the use of geo-search technology to connect anyone looking to hire filmmakers, photographers, editors, etc. with local talent. With 80,000 registered users, 100,000 uploaded projects, 300,000 connections made within the network, and 1.2 million content views, Clowdy offers creatives an alternative... Continue reading
Posted Apr 2, 2015 at hypebot
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GeoRiot has spent the last year developing a suite of tools to enhance e-commerce on a global level. Offering an in-depth look into analytics that reveal specific user interest, GeoRiot has now made the toolset available to all online marketers. These Tools Are Now Available To All Online Marketers: Advanced... Continue reading
Posted Apr 1, 2015 at hypebot
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That's right - a true music industry first. Leading playlisting service, Topsify, has employed the use of geo-targeting to deliver user playlists to their exact location via drone. How on earth does this work? It's quite simple really. Using cutting edge geo-targeting technology to track the user's IP address, once... Continue reading
Posted Apr 1, 2015 at hypebot
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Bandposters is made for artists, managers, labels, and promoters to design, print, and ship posters directly to venues and other locations all in 90 seconds or less. With a newly updated suite of tools and new features, Bandposters makes the headache of event promotion hassle-free for $15 per gig, always.... Continue reading
Posted Mar 31, 2015 at hypebot
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Numerous songwriter and composer guilds from around the world have joined forces in an open letter directed toward the American Music Publishing Community regarding the ongoing debate surrounding publishing rights. The letter exposes the National Music Publishers Association's (NMPA) refusal to discuss unilateral withdraw by publishers of rights and repertoire... Continue reading
Posted Mar 30, 2015 at hypebot
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The Music Business Association (Music Biz) has released an infographic to help illustrate the importance of International Standard Recording Codes (ISRC) and how they're being used in today's music industry. In the inforgraphic, Music Biz explains that an ISRC code is a unique identifier for music tracks, spoken word recordings,... Continue reading
Posted Mar 30, 2015 at hypebot