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This week, we heard from Mark Mulligan on who will be the lucky buyer of UMG, from Colin Kaepernick on why he's not pleased about Travis Scott playing the Super Bowl, TIDAL's response to criminal investigations against it, and more. Best Of The 2018 Best Of Lists [Glenn Peoples] Colin... Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at hypebot
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We unloaded a torrent of valuable knowledge for DIY musicians this week, with advice on how to implement video monetization, why it's still important to put out a single, how to use memes in your marketing and much more! How to Build a Sustainable Music Career and Collect All Revenue... Continue reading
Posted 3 days ago at hypebot
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This week on MusicThinkTank, contributors shared pieces on how to maximize your productivity, what to keep in mind when purchasing sound equipment, some innovative music companies to keep an eye on in 2019, and more! Adelina Benson| How Music is Maximizing Your Productivity Rachelle Wilber | Home Sound System: 4... Continue reading
Posted 3 days ago at hypebot
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This week, Hypebot's most popular posts delved into Lil Uzi Vert's quitting of music over issues with Atlantic Records, Spotify's updates to its preferred distributor list, how to build a sustainable music career, and more! Rapper Lil Uzi Vert Says He's Quitting Music Over Struggles With Atlantic Records Spotify Updates... Continue reading
Posted 4 days ago at hypebot
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We all listen to music for emotional enjoyment, and the psychological benefits have long been known, but in addition to impacting mood, music has also been shown to have the more tangible effect of boosting productivity. _________________________________ In this latest piece from MusicThinkTank, Adelina Benson explores music's ability to prove... Continue reading
Posted 6 days ago at hypebot
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This week in music commentary, Lady Gaga pulls her R. Kelly collabs from digital shelves, we look at whether robots will ever top the charts, plus how music and video could pull Apple's chestnuts out of the fire. Lady Gaga Pulls R. Kelly Collaboration From Spotify, Apple Music, iTunes and... Continue reading
Posted Jan 13, 2019 at hypebot
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A new year means new tips for the music industry's most motivated do-it-yourselfers, including tips on how to get a scholarship from Live Nation, old school marketing tactics that are still gold in 2019, how to combat post holiday grogginess, and much more! Instagram Secret Menus, New Trends Decoded Goal... Continue reading
Posted Jan 12, 2019 at hypebot
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This week on MusicThinkTank, contributors shared five innovative resources for bands in a band, weighed in on whether music could actually be a good career choice, looked at the ways in which intelligent artists seek inspiration, and more. Sam Bowman | 5 Innovative Resources For Bands In A Bind Ariel... Continue reading
Posted Jan 12, 2019 at hypebot
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This week on Hypebot, some of our most popular articles kicking off the new year explored movement in the Gaye/Sheeran infringement case, a new report revealing an uptick in on-demand streams, some of 2019's most influential music blogs, and more! Jury To Decide Ed Sheeran, Marvin Gaye Infringement Case Nielsen... Continue reading
Posted Jan 11, 2019 at hypebot
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While many conscientious parents may be eager for their children to take music lessons, the prospect of a full on career in music might be met with less enthusiasm, with guardians often concerned about the income and stability of their charges. Here we look at some of the pros and... Continue reading
Posted Jan 10, 2019 at hypebot
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Whatever sort of musician or performer you are, getting your art on the road and out into the world is key to your success. Here we look at how to arrange your transportation so that you can tour affordably without inviting disaster. ______________________________ In this recent post on MusicThinkTank, Kevin... Continue reading
Posted Jan 7, 2019 at hypebot
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Commentators inside the music industry this week weighed in on potential future dubious activities from Spotify, why YouTube's streaming domination is hindering the market, how streamers could better empower fans on the road to sustainability, and more. Prediction: Spotify To Incubate 'No Records Label Group' YouTube's Streaming Domination Clips the... Continue reading
Posted Jan 6, 2019 at hypebot
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This week, we advised the scrappy self starters in the music industry on front of house management strategies, how to make the process of sampling music less legally fraught, some key tips for landing a job in the industry, and much, much more. Live Music, Merch Sales Management Strategies The... Continue reading
Posted Jan 6, 2019 at hypebot
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This week on MusicThinkTank, contributors shared pieces on how not to ruin your concert, the best way to manage sales at your venue, some top outdoor concert venues for 2019, and more! Caleb Murphy | 2 Things That Can Ruin Your Concert Rachelle Wilber | Music Show Admission: Sales Management... Continue reading
Posted Jan 6, 2019 at hypebot
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While a live performance is hopefully a thrill for all those involved, both on and off stage, it's important to remember that making these events a positive experience requires careful planning around the practical logistics of admission sales and merch. ___________________________ In this recent post to MusicThinkTank, Rachelle Wilber looks... Continue reading
Posted Jan 4, 2019 at hypebot
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While there are certainly a myriad of apps out there designed to help with music creation and promotion, not all of them are as beneficial as they claim. Here we look at three which do live up the hype which every DIY rapper should be using in 2019. _________________________________ In... Continue reading
Posted Jan 2, 2019 at hypebot
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This week on MusicThinkTank, contributors shared articles on why you should really avoid open mics, how social media has made hip-hop about rapping again, how to write a song (from the best in the biz) and more! Jeremy Young | Why You Should Really Avoid Open Mics Martin Connor |... Continue reading
Posted Dec 22, 2018 at hypebot
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In this weekly look back at the past seven days of music business news, we revisit low-key corruption from lobbyists at the Grammys, Ed Sheeran's massive touring earnings in 2018, Tencent's IPO and what it says about music tech investments, plus more! $5K Gets You A Box At The Grammys... Continue reading
Posted Dec 22, 2018 at hypebot
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Catering to your fanbase is a key part of successful music marketing, and Spotify's new pre-save option - which gives fans the option of adding as-yet unreleased music their library, allows artists to engage with their listeners early, and ensures listeners don't miss out on the latest tracks. _________________________________ In... Continue reading
Posted Dec 17, 2018 at hypebot
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Commentators inside the music industry this week weighed in on why midsize cities will be the next major music hubs, why copyright law isn't so bad for creatives, how to effectively work with a record producer, and more. Placemakers: Why Midsize Cities Are the Next Music Hubs [Kyle Bylin] Copyright... Continue reading
Posted Dec 16, 2018 at hypebot
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Our wisdom and advice for the scrappy music industry self-starters out there this week covers where to focus your promotion efforts, some simple but effective ways to engage with fans, why getting your metadata right is so important, and more. How To Decide Where To Promote Your Music Indie Label... Continue reading
Posted Dec 15, 2018 at hypebot
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This week on MusicThinkTank, contributors shared articles on how Spotify pre-save are changing digital music marketing, how music improves your workout, whether tribute bands are really legal, and more. Annabelle Youens | How Spotify Pre-Save Is Leading A Change In Digital Music Marketing Windy Stradley | 5 Unexpected Ways Music... Continue reading
Posted Dec 15, 2018 at hypebot
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The most popular articles from the pages of Hypebot this week explored why some Spotify users are becoming so disenchanted with the platform, Tencent's IPO situation, Mariah and Ariana's YouTube successes, and more! There's "Nothing Social Anymore About Spotify," Say Users Tencent Music IPO's At Reduced $12.3B Valuation This Week's... Continue reading
Posted Dec 14, 2018 at hypebot
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An integral part of the music industry, tribute bands seem to be only growing in popularity, with countless artists playing thousands of shows a year in masterful recreations of some of music's biggest names, and while these bands' success may not be up for debate, it does beg the question,... Continue reading
Posted Dec 12, 2018 at hypebot
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Commentators from inside the music industry weighed in on radio's best defense against the future, why Spotify should create a 'followed artists' feed, why streaming services hold the key to music's diversity, and more. Radio’s Best Defense Against The Future How Create Music Group Located $60M In Unclaimed Revenue For... Continue reading
Posted Dec 9, 2018 at hypebot