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This week, the most popular and voraciously consumed articles to appear on Hypebot covered a statement from the board of PledgeMusic, why it's no longer a major label world, a look at the biggest streamers of 2019 so far, and more! PledgeMusic Board Issues Statement It's No Longer A Major... Continue reading
Posted yesterday at hypebot
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Thanks to the wonders of the digital age, artists now have a vast array of data and analytics at their fingertips that can help them to get a much better sense of who their fans are help expand their reach and attract new ones. _____________________________ In this latest contribution to... Continue reading
Posted yesterday at hypebot
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Royalties are, in the many ways, the number one source of income for a lot of musicians, particularly once they start to make it big, which is why making sure you're registered in the proper place to actually see that income is so important. __________________________ In this latest article on... Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at hypebot
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The onset of summer means it's festival season once again - time for rocking out to your favorite artists and spreading good vibes all around. Unfortunately, good vibes won't be the only things spread around, as festivals typically generate vast amounts of garbage and waste. Here we look at what... Continue reading
Posted 4 days ago at hypebot
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Commentators inside the industry this week weighed in on the state of affairs surrounding PledgeMusic's bankruptcy, explain why the company is starting to sound like a broken record, and take us on trip back in time through the history of record deals. Where Was the Board? Reflections On Potential Legal... Continue reading
Posted 6 days ago at hypebot
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Our tips and advice for the music industry's scrappiest self-starters this week covered how using Spotify's pre-save feature can boost an album release, some unique merchandise ideas that can help your brand, some important things to keep in mind when planning your next photoshoot, and much more. How Spotify Pre-Saves... Continue reading
Posted 7 days ago at hypebot
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This week's most popular and often read articles on Hypebot covered the sixty-four pop/indie playlists worth pitching to and how to reach them, why PledgeMusic is starting to sound like a broken record, the best way to make sure your content doesn't get rejected, and more! 64 Pop, Indie Spotify... Continue reading
Posted May 17, 2019 at hypebot
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In the digital age, many traditional obstacles to cultivating a successful career have been lifted. But this also means the field is more crowded. Cathy Baylis looks at how entrepreneurial artists can most effectively promote their music and stand out in the crowd. In this latest contribution to MusicThinkTank, outlines... Continue reading
Posted May 16, 2019 at hypebot
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A big thank to the devoted MusicThinkTank readership and the valuable and insightful content that many of you have shared, But we want more smart people to join the party. Without your contributions, Music Think Tank would not exist. If you have something to say about the music industry, be... Continue reading
Posted May 15, 2019 at hypebot
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This week, our tips and advice for the music industry's independent do-it-yourselfers covered how to actually make a living as a full time musician, how you can land your next music business job, some key content secrets for boosting social media engagement, and more. How To Fine Tune Your Discover... Continue reading
Posted May 11, 2019 at hypebot
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This week in music commentary, the industry as a whole calls for investigation of PledgeMusic, the ex-CEO of the company issues a letter of apology, UK musicians air their feelings on Brexit, and more! Industry Calls For Gov't Investigation Of PledgeMusic As Crowdfunder Enters Administration Ex-PledgeMusic CEO Benji Rogers Pens... Continue reading
Posted May 11, 2019 at hypebot
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This week, some of Hypebot's most popular, chart-topping articles covered the music industry's reaction to PledgeMusic's bankruptcy, the growing rift between Spotify and the rest of the music business, some impressive new numbers on the earnings of DIY artists, and more! Artists, Music Industry React To PledgeMusic Bankruptcy Tough Love:... Continue reading
Posted May 10, 2019 at hypebot
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While most people are aware of major festivals like Coachella and Glastonbury, the scale and massive hype around these events can make them less appealing for some music fans. Here we look at ten exciting, but largely unheard of, music festivals from around the globe. ________________________ In this latest post... Continue reading
Posted May 9, 2019 at hypebot
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On the other side of the music industry curtain this week, commentators weighed in on why music sync is primed for disruption, how to make the best of the recently passed Copyright Directive, how Spotify's personalization push has increased song discovery among users, and more. Music Sync Is Ripe For... Continue reading
Posted May 5, 2019 at hypebot
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This week we have a host of fresh and invaluable tips for the looking to cut their own path in the music biz, with advice on how to contact blogs and playlists, how you can best fully optimize your Instagram page, some common crowdfunding myths that simply aren't true, and... Continue reading
Posted May 4, 2019 at hypebot
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This week on MusicThinkTank, contributors shared articles on how to extra income through a home recording studio, the good and the evil of our transition to digital music, how to write a song in a single day, and more! Anica Oaks | 4 Tips For Building A DIY Home Recording... Continue reading
Posted May 4, 2019 at hypebot
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Provided you have some expertise in recording and production, a home studio can be an excellent source of revenue, either as a side hustle, or full-time business. Here we look at four invaluable tips for how to set up an affordable, quality DIY recording studio. __________________________ In this most recent... Continue reading
Posted May 3, 2019 at hypebot
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While many musicians in the industry (particularly legacy artists) may like to rage against the digital machine, the reality is that this new era of music, while it reduces or closes off many traditional sources of revenue through music sales, creates a number of important new opportunities for those willing... Continue reading
Posted May 2, 2019 at hypebot
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When embarking on the delicate process of songwriting, it can be tempting to hold off on committing to anything until the right inspiration strikes, but there is significant evidence that it may in fact be more beneficial to simply power through. Here we look at how you can train yourself... Continue reading
Posted Apr 30, 2019 at hypebot
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This week, commentators inside the industry weighed in on whey learning to fail is such an important part of music business success, what comes next for K-pop after its big week, and why legacy music industry companies shouldn't be the ones watching over the royalties of independent songwriters. Learning To... Continue reading
Posted Apr 28, 2019 at hypebot
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This week, we impart sagely wisdom the independent, DIY artists out there on how to build a dream crowdfunding team, what performance rights disputes are and why they happen, how to add value to your email mailing list, and more! Social Network For Musicians' Drooble Song Reviews, Reviewed [Brian Hazard]... Continue reading
Posted Apr 27, 2019 at hypebot
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This week on MusicThinkTank, contributors shared pieces on why Submit Hub is allegedly a scam, some tricks for networking effectively as an introvert, how to tour on a budget, and more! Ben Jackson | Submit Hub - A Scam Johannes Ripkin | Networking For Introverts Sam Bowman | Touring Tips... Continue reading
Posted Apr 27, 2019 at hypebot
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Just in case you missed something the first time around, we're taking a moment to look back on another full week of music industry news, revisiting a big Record Store Day for vinyl, the somewhat surprising top ten global artists, the arrival of Beyoncé's 'Lemonade' on Spotify, three years after... Continue reading
Posted Apr 27, 2019 at hypebot
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Being a gifted performer often has nothing whatsoever to do with how outgoing you are as a person, and in the music business, where networking is paramount, having an introverted personality can often seem like a liability when it comes to advancing your career. Luckily there are ways around this... Continue reading
Posted Apr 26, 2019 at hypebot
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Hitting the road with your band is an exciting prospect, but can be an expensive one as well. Even for established bands, anyone operating below rockstar level is likely to face financial pressures on tour. Luckily, there are plenty of ways to practice frugality while on tour. ______________________________ In this... Continue reading
Posted Apr 25, 2019 at hypebot