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Once you've invested your time and energy into cooking up the perfect track, your natural inclination may likely be to get it into the ears of your listeners as soon as possible. Unfortunately, this is precisely the wrong thing to do. Your chances of success are far greater if you... Continue reading
Posted Oct 29, 2019 at hypebot
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This week, commentators inside the industry stepped up to the mic to share their thoughts on why streaming royalties will always be too low to make a living off of. and why musicians need to learn to say no, plus T-Pain shares the truth about cancelled tours that most artists... Continue reading
Posted Oct 27, 2019 at hypebot
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This week, we unleashed a whole deluge of useful advice for DIY artists, ranging from the upsides of releasing your music on cassette, to how to take care of both yourself and your career, to essential marketing strategies you have to know, plus much, much more. Starting A Band Means... Continue reading
Posted Oct 26, 2019 at hypebot
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On MusicThinkTank this week, our contributors shared insightful articles on how to hone your skills as a performer, what it take to be the optimally productive musician, music industry myths every artist should work to discredit, and more. Wassim Awess | Sharpen Your Performance Skills With These 6 Daily Tasks... Continue reading
Posted Oct 26, 2019 at hypebot
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In this flip back through a crowded week in music industry news, we revisit the Secret Services interviewing of Eminem over his anti-Trump lyrics, the reason artists who can't sustainable lifestyles quit making music. what every artist needs to know about the CASE Act, and more! Secret Services Interviews Eminem... Continue reading
Posted Oct 26, 2019 at hypebot
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Getting into the habit of performing, (and, more importantly, performing well) can be a challenge for many artists staring out. That said, integrating certain specific habits into your daily schedule can do wonders for improving your ability to produce a solid live show. Here we look at six such practices.... Continue reading
Posted Oct 25, 2019 at hypebot
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While many aspiring artists dream of performing in front of a crowd of thousands, the reality is that such an outcome is decidedly unlikely, and musicians should find other reasons to pursue music. Here we look at five such motivating factors. _____________________________ In this piece, MusicThinkTank's latest contributor, Joe Hoten,... Continue reading
Posted Oct 21, 2019 at hypebot
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Commentators inside the music business this week gave voice to their opinions on why blockchain won't be saving the music industry any time soon, how publishers are driving the full sate music revolution, why the industry won't admit that piracy is on the decline, and more. Why Blockchain Won't Be... Continue reading
Posted Oct 20, 2019 at hypebot
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This week, our tips and advice for independent artists in the music business covered how formatting impacts social media marketing, why it's so important to build a solid brand for yourself, how you can begin booking your own local shows, and more. Best Career Advice That Nobody In Music Takes... Continue reading
Posted Oct 19, 2019 at hypebot
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This week on MusicThinkTank, our contributors shared streaming success stories, advice on how artists can run a business from the road, info on five cutting edge music startups, and more! Juri Kobayashi | Streaming Success Stories From Musicinfo And China Casey Barker | Don't Forget The Other Half Sam Bowman... Continue reading
Posted Oct 19, 2019 at hypebot
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Some of the most popular and often read articles on Hypebot this week covered how money flows from music streams into the actual artist's pocket, the top SEO Google ranking factors in 2020, what songwriters should be doing right now to prepare for the Music Modernization Act, and more. How... Continue reading
Posted Oct 18, 2019 at hypebot
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Commentators inside the music business this week weighed in on the power of musical reinvention, why planning for space travel is the best way to prep for a tour, what it actually feels like to be a musician in the audience, and more. Power Of Music Reinvention Going On Tour?... Continue reading
Posted Oct 14, 2019 at hypebot
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This week, we once again had a whole host of valuable tips and ideas for the industry's do-it-yourselfers, including a look at what data metrics can do for you, how to have difficult conversations with your bandmates, which types of social media postings cultivate the most engagement, and much more!... Continue reading
Posted Oct 12, 2019 at hypebot
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In some of the most often perused pieces from Hypebot this week, we looked at how Generation Z is redefining the music business, some of the best YouTube channels for promoting you music, a list of the RIAA's most 'notorious' copyright offenders, and more! Music Business Is Being Re-Defined By... Continue reading
Posted Oct 11, 2019 at hypebot
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With many barriers to entry lowered or entirely smashed down, creating music and making it available to the public has become a complete cake walk. Needless to say, this has led to a crowded marketplace, and getting anyone to take notice of said music has become harder than ever. Here... Continue reading
Posted Oct 9, 2019 at hypebot
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Commentators inside the industry this week voiced their opinions on the trends that are transforming music marketing, the harsh economic realities of streaming, and just how much 'verification' is worth to an artist on social media. 5 Trends Reshaping Music Marketing [Keith Jopling, MIDiA] How My Ears And The World... Continue reading
Posted Oct 6, 2019 at hypebot
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Our tips and tricks for music business self-starters this week dug into how artists can increase the open rates on their emails, what you can do to maintain the fans you made on your last tour, some of the most common advertising mistakes artists make (and how to avoid them),... Continue reading
Posted Oct 5, 2019 at hypebot
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This week on MusicThinkTank, our contributors shared articles on how to grow you fanbase, the mysterious ways in which streaming platforms calculate their pay per stream, how to get yourself out of a performance rut, and more! Mark Tim | How To Promote Your Music And Grow Your Fan Base... Continue reading
Posted Oct 5, 2019 at hypebot
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As we look back in on another busy week of music industry events, we review TIDAL's executive staffing changes, the return of 'vintage sound' in music and why it's happening, pop's continued industry supremacy, and much more! TIDAL Ups Tony Gervino, Elliott Wilson To Executive Roles 11 Favorite Blogs For... Continue reading
Posted Oct 5, 2019 at hypebot
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Even to industry insiders, determining what exactly each streaming service pays out per stream can be a confusing and complex process, with each platform having its own unique formula for calculating what an artist actually earns. Here we break down some of the numbers in a more digestible format. _____________________________... Continue reading
Posted Oct 4, 2019 at hypebot
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As a musician or performer of any kind, consistently delivering a high-quality show is extremely important to the success of your career. That said, we're all bound to get stuck in a rut of one kind or another eventually, what's important is how you get out, and back on top... Continue reading
Posted Oct 2, 2019 at hypebot
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This week in music commentary, we look at the value and staying power of deceased rockstars and their legacies, the complex issue of balancing dreams and expectations in the music business, and talk with Fierce Panda Records on what it's like to operate as an independent label in 2019. The... Continue reading
Posted Sep 29, 2019 at hypebot
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This week, we backed up the advice truck and unloaded a whole host of valuable tips and tricks for indie artists on how to crowdfund concerts, the best strategy for dropping a single in 2019, how to get your fans completely obsessed with your music, and much more! Concert Crowdfunding... Continue reading
Posted Sep 28, 2019 at hypebot
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This week on MusicThinkTank, contributors shared insights on what business skills musicians need to succeed, whether or not it's possible for touring artists to successfully pursue higher education, ten unlikely blogs where songwriters can seek inspiration, and more. Dan Matthews | Business For Band Members Richard Lawson | 4 Best... Continue reading
Posted Sep 28, 2019 at hypebot
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Some of the most popular and frequently read posts on Hypebot this week dug into what streaming services are actually (maybe) pay out to artists, what we can learn from IFPI's Music Listening Report, some of the essential skills every artist manager needs, and more! This Chart Shows What Streaming... Continue reading
Posted Sep 27, 2019 at hypebot