This is Guest Post's Typepad Profile.
Join Typepad and start following Guest Post's activity
Join Now!
Already a member? Sign In
Guest Post
Hypebot Guest Authors
Recent Activity
Image
In this piece, Mike Henry of Paragon reveals the impressive popularity which Urban Alternative has gained as a public radio format, providing a blend of new and old hip hop, R&B, soul, urban, rap, and local music to the listening populace. ______________________________ Guest post by Mike Henry of Paragon Last... Continue reading
Posted 1 hour ago at hypebot
Image
When it comes to using Instagram (or really any social media) to promote your music, it's important that you develop an engaged community of fans, not just a passive audience, vaguely aware of who you are. Here we look at five key techniques for properly promoting your band on Instagram.... Continue reading
Posted 2 hours ago at hypebot
Image
In this interview from the Soundcharts Blog Darren Hemmings, Managing director of UK-based Darren marketing consultancy company Motive Unknown sat down to discuss his company's approach to music marketing and achieving the right balance with artist fans. __________________________________ Guest post from theSoundcharts Blog Insiders are coming back online after the... Continue reading
Posted 2 hours ago at hypebot
Image
SAS or 'Second Album Syndrome' has become something of a phenomenon in the music business, with many artists struggling break new ground or successfully follow up a debut with an equally compelling sophomore release. Not so with famed hip hop group Public Enemy, however, who successfully broke SAS. ________________________________ Guest... Continue reading
Posted yesterday at hypebot
Image
Whether you're an artist or producers, sending a regular newsletter is the best way to stay in touch with fans, clients, or both. Given that so much of email is now consumed smartphones, we're looking at eight tips to make sure your newsletter is mobile friendly. _____________________________ Guest post by... Continue reading
Posted yesterday at hypebot
Image
Here W. Tyler Allen revisits the idea of Electronic Press Kit, or EPK, and how recent shifts in the music industry have precipitated the need for artists and managers to update their offerings for the era of social media and streaming. ______________________________ Guest post by W. Tyler Allen of TuneCore... Continue reading
Posted 4 days ago at hypebot
Image
For a musician, or really anyone working in the music industry, a solid understanding of how copyright law functions and effects your work is important. In this series of videos, Dr. E. Michael Harrington walks us through the ins and outs of music copyright and what you must do to... Continue reading
Posted 4 days ago at hypebot
Image
Broadcast radio consultant Fred Jacobs explores the complex history of radio on television, a phenomenon which, though it may seem pointless and even contradictory, has accrued a significant following, and been the origin of some very popular modern programming. ____________________________________ Guest post by Fred Jacobs of Jacobs Media You're forgiven... Continue reading
Posted 5 days ago at hypebot
Image
In this piece Neil Turkewitz uses the framing of the recent federal court case in Nebraska brought by YouTube against Christopher L. Brady, alleging that made false copyright claims, as a way of highlighting some of the serious flaws in the DMCA and how takedowns and copyright claims are carried... Continue reading
Posted 5 days ago at hypebot
Image
As in many businesses, music industry conferences are a go-to for meeting like minded folks and growing your network of contacts, and if you feel like you're falling behind on one of the fastest growing genres in the music industry, these top Latin music conferences could be for you! ____________________________... Continue reading
Posted 5 days ago at hypebot
Image
Calfornia Bill AB 5 has now passed both houses of the Legislature and is headed to the Governor to be signed. The bill, aimed primarily at helping ride-share drivers, could also reak havoc in the indie music industry, re-classifying those who were once known as independent contractors as full employees.... Continue reading
Posted 5 days ago at hypebot
Image
While it may seem like a dumb question, since most artists/labels have at least some level of monetization system set up, it can be fairly easy for artists to miss out on earning money via their actual channel. Here Chris Robley walks us through ensuring you get your due. __________________________... Continue reading
Posted 6 days ago at hypebot
Image
While the music industry has undergone a massive transformation over the past decades, music itself remains an incredibly powerful tool capable of sparking intense emotion in the consumer. Here, Ellisa Sun shares seven inspiring musical quotes by artists from the last hundred years, and why they resonate with her so... Continue reading
Posted 6 days ago at hypebot
Image
In this piece, James Shotwell tackles the triple minefield of a cultivating a creativity based career, the opinions of others and when they matter, and the inevitability of death as it relates success in the music industry. _______________________________ Guest post by James Shotwell of Haulix There are a lot of... Continue reading
Posted 6 days ago at hypebot
Image
Paying for radio airplay, or payola as it is more commonly known, has been around since the 50s in one form or another, but has recently spiked. This has lead the FCC to request that the RIAA investigate - meaning the industry will, in effect, be policing itself. ____________________________ Guest... Continue reading
Posted 7 days ago at hypebot
Image
While the internet has made it easier to create and distribute music, this same phenomenon has also led to oversaturation. Although more commonly thought of as a tool for the fashion and lifestyle industries, influencer marketing can also be utilized in the music business as a way to stand out... Continue reading
Posted 7 days ago at hypebot
Image
Whether you're working to be a performer or producer, everyone wants to 'make it' in the music business, but as the entertainment landscape shifts along with cultural and technological advancements, what exactly does that success look like? ________________________ Guest post by James Shotwell of Haulix Everyone wants to ‘make it’... Continue reading
Posted 7 days ago at hypebot
Image
In this piece, Brian Hazard of Color Theory walks us through his recent experience with the updated Spotify Ad Studio to promote his music, following a particularly disappointing initial foray using the marketing tool when it was first released. _____________________________ Guest post by Brian Hazard of Passive Promotion Spotify launched... Continue reading
Posted 7 days ago at hypebot
Image
Facebook and Instagram have begun partnering with a number of labels and distributors to allow artists to monetize their music on the platforms. Here we break down how the process works, what sort of content artists should submit, and what musicians can expect to get paid. __________________________ Guest post by... Continue reading
Posted Sep 9, 2019 at hypebot
Image
In this piece, Kayleigh Alexandra explains how the struggle of the modern aspiring musician is, in many ways, similar to the the challenge of the a fledgling business, and how the tactics for carving out a business niche can be employed to help grow your career as an artist. ___________________________... Continue reading
Posted Sep 9, 2019 at hypebot
Image
In addition to acting as an important representation of your band, the merch table is also an important source of income for any touring artist, so maximizing your earning potential there is key. Here we look at ten ideas for increasing your take. ___________________________ Guest post by Randy Chertkow and... Continue reading
Posted Sep 9, 2019 at hypebot
Image
As in any creative profession, songwriters often struggle with writing new and interesting content that will make a splash with fans. Inspiration (like so many things in the music business) takes work, so we here look at seven songwriting blogs that might help get the creative juices flowing. __________________________ Guest... Continue reading
Posted Sep 9, 2019 at hypebot
Image
While picking a band name that's cool and interesting to fans is ideal, perhaps almost more important is selecting a name which hasn't been used already been used by other artists (past or present), and which doesn't defy any attempt to Google it. Here we look at the consequences of... Continue reading
Posted Sep 6, 2019 at hypebot
Image
No other artist is having quite as good a year as Lizzo, who is cleaning up by virtually every metric of musical success, from a host of song placements to a sold out tour. While it may seem sudden, this success is the result of years of meticulous planning. Here... Continue reading
Posted Sep 6, 2019 at hypebot
Image
A rare feat in a challenging industry, Ipecac Records has managed to successfully turn a profit during each of its twenty years in operation. Here, founders Mike Patton and Greg Werckman sat down to with The Orchard to discuss the label's origins and what the future might have in store... Continue reading
Posted Sep 5, 2019 at hypebot