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While creating music videos is an important segment of an artist's music promotion, such endeavors are frequently expensive and time-consuming. In this interview Ariel Hyatt speaks with Eli Lev about how he did things a little more frugally with the help of fans. ____________________________ In this latest piece interview from... Continue reading
Posted yesterday at hypebot
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This week we deliverance a slew of wisdom to independent, do-it-yourself artists on how to better monetize your music online, how to take advantage of the marketing power of Facebook, how to get the ultimate optimized music video on YouTube, and much, much more! 8 Tools To Help You Monetize... Continue reading
Posted 4 days ago at hypebot
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This week on MusicThinkTank, we looked at the source of inspiration for new music, why careful record keeping in a band is so important, which contracts studio producers should be familiar with, and more! Rachelle Wilber | Song Generation: Where Does Inspiration For New Music Come From? Robert Lanterman |... Continue reading
Posted 4 days ago at hypebot
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In this meander back over a busy week in the music industry, we check back on why Spotify is only charging half-price to some of the world's wealthiest countries, how much YouTube is paying out to the music business, some of the best, most under-appreciated music cities, and more. Why... Continue reading
Posted 4 days ago at hypebot
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If you're a fortunate enough musician that you're actually seeing some revenue from your music, chances are you'll have to pay taxes, and deal with a good number of other financial issues involved with running the small business that is your band. _________________________ In this recent post from MusicThinkTank, Robert... Continue reading
Posted 6 days ago at hypebot
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Studio producers and sound engineers typically require certain types of contracts in their work, so familiarizing yourself with such legal documents early can benefit you in the long run. Here we look the circumstances under which sound engineers should maintain ownership of work, vs. when a one-off fee is appropriate.... Continue reading
Posted Nov 6, 2018 at hypebot
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Commentators inside the music business this week weighed in on whether holograms can really sell concert tickets, the issues surrounding the recent 'Stairway to Heaven' lawsuit, plus how to break the rules for punk rock music business success. Would You Pay To See A Classic Rock Hologram Perform A Show?... Continue reading
Posted Nov 4, 2018 at hypebot
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This week, Hypebot shares wisdom for indie artists on why their latest music release failed, how to determine if your album is ready to be released, what artists should be sharing with their fans besides music, and much more! 3 Reasons Your Last Music Release Failed [Cyber PR] Checklist To... Continue reading
Posted Nov 3, 2018 at hypebot
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This week on MusicThinkTank, contributors shared articles on the most common production mistakes made by DIY musicians, how the MMA benefits engineers and producers, what makes for great horror soundtrack, and more! Caleb Murphy | 5 Production Mistakes Most DIY Musicians Make (Including Me) Wallace Collins | Benefits For Producers... Continue reading
Posted Nov 3, 2018 at hypebot
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The most popular articles shared on Hypebot this week explored whether Spotify has already become too big for record labels to keep it from competing with them, 50 Cent's pricey burn on Ja Rule, how keywords effect the ranking of your artist website, and more. Is Spotify Already Too Big... Continue reading
Posted Nov 2, 2018 at hypebot
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At long last the comprehensive and sweeping Music Modernization Act has been signed into law, affecting industry professionals everywhere. While the legislation was certainly surrounded by its share of controversy, we here look at some of the upsides to the act. ________________________ In this latest post from MusicThinkTank, industry lawyer... Continue reading
Posted Nov 1, 2018 at hypebot
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The spooky season is well upon us, and with scary movies dominating screens everywhere, we're taking a moment to explore what it is that makes up the unmistakeable sound of a perfect horror soundtrack. _______________________ In this latest post on MusicThinkTank, Ellen Royce looks at the elements of a perfect... Continue reading
Posted Oct 29, 2018 at hypebot
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On the commentary side of the music industry this week, we heard from YouTube's CEO warning creators about the dangers of Article 13, remembered music philanthropist Paul Allen, and explored some the questions around Spotify's investment of Distrokid. YouTube CEO Attacks Article 13 In Letter To Creators As 'A Threat... Continue reading
Posted Oct 28, 2018 at hypebot
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In this batch of tips for the music industry's scrappiest, do-it-yourselfers, we offer wise council on using marketing platforms, how to diplomatically and effectively approach venues for booking, YouTube's opening up of its channels to more creators, and more! Musician’s Guide to Marketing Platforms [Cyber PR] How To Approach Venues... Continue reading
Posted Oct 27, 2018 at hypebot
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This week on MusicThinkTank, we explore the complexities of securing your copyright in China, how to properly maintain your music venue, the most effective way to book shows, and more! Juri Kobayashi | The Enigma Of Securing Your Copyrights In China Rachelle Wilber | Music Venue Maintenance: 4 Areas For... Continue reading
Posted Oct 27, 2018 at hypebot
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Crowning the charts on Hypebot this week were articles looking at how Facebook is starting to look a lot more like MySpace (good news for artists!) what Spotify's choice of top 5 preferred distributors says about all the others, what Kanye's 'MP' means for the future of the album, and... Continue reading
Posted Oct 26, 2018 at hypebot
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One of the most widely consumed genre's of music in the world, pop, has been home to some of the most iconic and groundbreaking performers of the 21st century. In this piece we look at eight of the most renowned pop artists to ever live. _______________________ In this recent post... Continue reading
Posted Oct 25, 2018 at hypebot
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This week commentators from inside the music business weighed in on hustling their way to a debut streaming chart-topper, why the legal battle surrounding Stairway to Heaven is so different from the one surrounding Blurred Lines, and what it takes to promote a tour when you're cash strapped. Evaride Talks... Continue reading
Posted Oct 21, 2018 at hypebot
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This week we have advice and strategies for the independent artist on how they can execute and effective email marketing campaign, why Instagram Stories are perfect for concert marketing, what to consider when building your band's website, plus much more! The S.T.A.G.E.S. Of Email Marketing [Part 2] How To Make... Continue reading
Posted Oct 20, 2018 at hypebot
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This week, the most popular posts from the pages of Hypebot covered the dates and deadlines for 2019's Grammys, Spotify's preferred distributors, three digital marketing trends you absolutely must know and more! Grammy Deadlines and Dates 2019 Spotify Lists Preferred Distributors, Just 5 Make Cut 3 Digital Marketing Trends You... Continue reading
Posted Oct 19, 2018 at hypebot
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If you're a local band that's still a little rough around the edges, getting anyone to care about your music or show an interest outside your immediate family and friends can be difficult. That said, here are a few ways to give your band that professional sheen without breaking the... Continue reading
Posted Oct 18, 2018 at hypebot
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This week in music commentary, we heard the industry's reaction to the passage of the Music Modernization Act, how broadcast radio is innovating in 2018, how a political Taylor Swift really feels after all these years, and more. Industry Reacts As MMA: AIMP, A2IM, Music Biz, ASCAP, SoundExchange, BMI, Sound... Continue reading
Posted Oct 14, 2018 at hypebot
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This week our tips and advice for the music industry's scrappy self-starters covers the importance of maintaining rights to your masters, how to keep your music on a playlist, the best way to get started with email newsletters, and more. Maintaining Rights To Your Masters And Why It Means Everything... Continue reading
Posted Oct 13, 2018 at hypebot
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This week on MusicThinkTank, contributors shared articles on the difference between ticket brokers and ticket resellers, how to bring happiness into your life using music, how to run a band from a project management perspective, and more. Mark Knight | AWAL Flatter Unsigned Artists And Inhibit Independence Front Row Tickets... Continue reading
Posted Oct 13, 2018 at hypebot
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Some of the top articles on Hypebot this week covered the historic signing of the Music Modernization Act, Spotify's most streamed songs from the past twenty years, why the EP is edging out the LP, and more! Trump Signs Music Modernization Act Into Law Spotify Shares Most Streamed Songs Of... Continue reading
Posted Oct 12, 2018 at hypebot