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Our tips and advice for the industry's independent self-starters out there this week covered how you can use your mailing list to actually get people to your show, how to book increasingly large gigs over time, the best way to revive cold music industry contacts, and more! 3 Ways A... Continue reading
Posted 10 hours ago at hypebot
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This week on MusicThinkTank, our contributors shared insights on how Instagram influencers earn money, how artists can sustain their energy while on tour, what exactly a trademark/trademark rights are, and more. Joe McLean | Top 30 Instagram Influencers - How Much Money Do They Earn? Shaun Letang | 6 Mistake... Continue reading
Posted 11 hours ago at hypebot
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This week on Hypebot, some of our most popular covered the preservation and return of Aerosmith's first touring van by 'American Pickers' Badash's edging out of BTS curtesy of Google AdWords, how Spotify runs the numbers on an artist's monthly active users, much more! Aerosmith's First Touring Van Preserved And... Continue reading
Posted yesterday at hypebot
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When just starting out on an instrument, it's inevitable that some mistakes will be made, but this is only a problem if you don't learn from these errors in order to ultimately become a more successful artist. Here we look at six common pitfalls that aspiring musicians often fall into... Continue reading
Posted yesterday at hypebot
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In music commentary this week, industry experts weigh in on how Spotify's new ad campaign reinforces the need for user-centric royalties, PledgeMusic's ongoing pursuit of a sale, why it's time to revisit how artist marketing is done, and more. Spotify's 'Dance Like Nobody’s Paying' Serves As Call For User-centric Royalties... Continue reading
Posted 6 days ago at hypebot
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This week in our tips, tricks, and ideas for the indie artists out there, we offer counsel on what you need to know about independent venue week, provide a quick guide to the ins and outs of YouTube streaming, look at what it takes to become a merch pedaling pro,... Continue reading
Posted 7 days ago at hypebot
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Some of the chart-topping articles from the pages of Hypebot this week covered the backlash to Spotify's tone deaf 'Dance as if no one is watching' ad campaign, why it's time to rewrite the artist marketing playbook, the reason metadata is so important for musicians, and more! Spotify Draws Fire... Continue reading
Posted Jul 12, 2019 at hypebot
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Music's impact on listeners moods and emotions has long been established, but beyond simply affecting our feelings, music also has the ability to transport the listener to a different time, place, and mindset. Here we dig into some of the science behind music induced nostalgia and how it impacts the... Continue reading
Posted Jul 12, 2019 at hypebot
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While touring can, for many artists, be a dream come true, it also likely means countless hours on the road trapped in tiny van. Conditions like these can make make maintaining a healthy lifestyle difficult but not, should you take the right precautions, impossible. ______________________________ In this recent piece from... Continue reading
Posted Jul 11, 2019 at hypebot
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After working as a successful musician for a time, you're bound to accrue some valuable insights into how the machine that is the music business operates. Here we look at some profound one-liners from several renowned musicians on how to navigate a treacherous industry. ___________________________ In this latest post to... Continue reading
Posted Jul 8, 2019 at hypebot
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The music industry, like so many others, is distressingly male dominated meaning that, in addition to making it harder for female artists and producers to break out, systemic issues of objectification, discrimination, and sexual assault are pervasive throughout all aspects of the business. Here we look at some ways to... Continue reading
Posted Jul 2, 2019 at hypebot
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In music commentary this week, industry voices weighed in on why emerging artists are critical to building an authentic connection between a band and a brand, why it is that Spotify hasn't rolled out an official pre-save tool for all artists, what its like to live a day in the... Continue reading
Posted Jun 30, 2019 at hypebot
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Our wise counsel to the music industry' scrappy and determined do-it-yourselfers this week dug into mastering your merch sale, how you can capitalize on music festivals even if you're not the one on stage, how to collect all the revenue you possibly can from your recorded music, and more! Mastering... Continue reading
Posted Jun 29, 2019 at hypebot
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This week on MusicThinkTank, contributors shared pieces on how working in surround sound impacts your music production abilities, what buyers should keep in mind when purchasing an electric guitar, how to prevent burnout when working in the music industry, and more. Stephen Bartlett | How Working In Surround Sound Affected... Continue reading
Posted Jun 29, 2019 at hypebot
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This week on Hypebot, some of our top articles looked at Spotify's big reveal of how its 'Fans Also Like' feature works, why a playlist placement does not a marketing plan make, some of best modern day practices for employing hashtags on instagram, and more! Spotify Pre-Saves Give Labels Troubling... Continue reading
Posted Jun 28, 2019 at hypebot
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In this compelling piece, one engineer explains how his time mixing music in surround sound at the Netherlands legendary Wisseloord Studios helped fundamentally inform and alter the process by which he sculpts his stereo mixes. _______________________________ In this latest piece on MusicThinkTank, producer Stephen Bartlett recounts the profound impact which... Continue reading
Posted Jun 28, 2019 at hypebot
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Given the trials and countless setbacks you will inevitably face as you struggle to cultivate a successful music industry career, chances are good you will at some point - maybe after one too many money-loosing tours, or rejected pitches - question whether it's time to just throw in the towel.... Continue reading
Posted Jun 27, 2019 at hypebot
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This week commentators in the music industry speculated on whether classical could be the next big genre for steaming, how to integrate a celebration of Pride Month into your music industry career, how Spotify's new cryptocurrency could theoretically be used to pay artists directly. Is Classical Music Streaming's Next Big... Continue reading
Posted Jun 23, 2019 at hypebot
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Our tips and advice for the independent self-starters out there this week covered whether or not its mastering your music to match different digital platforms, five out-of-the-box promotion ideas for your next album you might not have tried, why indie venues on the chopping block need to be saved. Is... Continue reading
Posted Jun 22, 2019 at hypebot
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This week on MusicThinkTank, contributors shared articles on how music therapy can be used to process trauma, how college graduates can break into the music industry, some tips for displaying instruments, and more! Dan Matthews | Music Therapy As A Way To Process Trauma JazzFuel | Tips From 40+ International... Continue reading
Posted Jun 22, 2019 at hypebot
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While graduating from college can feel like a major milestone, the prospect of finding a job (particularly in an industry as tumultuous as the music business) can be intimidating. Here we look at some key pointers for how fresh-faced graduates can get their foot in the door. ________________________ In this... Continue reading
Posted Jun 19, 2019 at hypebot
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This week, commentators from inside the music industry weighed in on how to increase you chance of getting lucky in the music biz, why consumers shouldn't be worried about Bandwear (even after the PlegeMusic debacle), whether or not AI created music should be protected by copyright, and more! Luck Surface... Continue reading
Posted Jun 16, 2019 at hypebot
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This week, our tips and advice for those music industry do-it-yourselfers out there covered how to start a grassroots tour, the best way to win over a lame crowd, a new feature allowing users to add music to their Instagram stories, and much, much more! Berklee Online Adds Grassroots Touring... Continue reading
Posted Jun 15, 2019 at hypebot
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This week on MusicThinkTank, contributors shared articles on a new grassroots touring course, Nick Cave's primary obstacles to creative progress, the effect music can have on student success, and more. MusicThinkTank | Berklee Online Adds Grassroots Touring Course Will Marshall| Nick Cave’s 9 Primary Bedevilments Of Creativity Joe McLean| The... Continue reading
Posted Jun 15, 2019 at hypebot
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In this journey back through a busy seven days in the music business, we revisit why music's superstars are suddenly getting streamed less, how Spotify is redesigning your music library, a look at how a recent fire in the Universal Music archives may have been much worse than previously thought,... Continue reading
Posted Jun 15, 2019 at hypebot