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This week in music business commentary, industry insiders weighed in on what a new California law might actually mean for musicians, the reason songwriters are so woefully underpaid, the complexity around death, creativity, and caring what others think, and more! New California Law Might Give Musicians Precisely What They’re Trying... Continue reading
Posted yesterday at hypebot
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This week, our ideas and advice for the industry's independent do-it-yourselfers dug into what and updated electronic press kit should look like, what artists ought to understand about Songtrust, how to check if you're actually monetizing your YouTube channel, and much more! The EPK: An Updated Look What Artists Need... Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at hypebot
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This week on MusicThinkTank, our contributors shared pieces on how you can help keep things organized when you find yourself falling into a managerial role, what music magazines are doing to stay afloat in the digital age, how playlist streaming is hurting artists, and more! Meghan Belnap | Manager For... Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at hypebot
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In this flip back through the past week's music industry news, we revisit YouTube's attempt to eliminate pay-for-view, Vevo's ten year anniversary, Sheryl Crow and Joan Jett's recent honors, and more! YouTube Revises Music Charts To Eliminate Pay-For-View Vevo Marks 10 Years, 300% Growth In Last 5 Years Sheryl Crow,Joan... Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at hypebot
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In music commentary this week, contributors explore the impact of the recent K. Perry "Dark Horse" verdict, examine why vinyl records are so expensive, and BandsInTown's Fabrice Sergent explains why problems with discovery cause 40% of tickets to go unsold. Katy Perry 'Dark Horse' Verdict: End Of The World Or... Continue reading
Posted Sep 8, 2019 at hypebot
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In our do-it-yourself advice and general music biz wisdom section this week, we offer advice on how to get your piece of the $10 million Lowery v. Rhapsody/Napster Settlement, what to do when a fan posts show footage on Instagram, how and why it's so important to craft a story... Continue reading
Posted Sep 7, 2019 at hypebot
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On MusicThinkTank this week, our contributors shared several compelling articles on how to make music careers more accessible for parents, the best way to calm down after a show, how artists can strengthen their image, and more! Sam Bowman | Making Music Careers More Accessible For Parents Rachelle Wilber |... Continue reading
Posted Sep 7, 2019 at hypebot
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In our most popular posts from the past week, Blink-182 departs BMG in favor of Columbia Records, we look at what DoJ's decision for the recent 'Stairway to Heaven' case could mean for songwriters, explore six key ways in which can improve the SEO of their music, and more. Blink-182... Continue reading
Posted Sep 6, 2019 at hypebot
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In our wise counsel to those looking to hack their own way in a difficult industry, we this week offered key tips on how to save time when creating content for social media, what you can do to promote your music on Reddit of all platforms, what you need to... Continue reading
Posted Aug 31, 2019 at hypebot
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This week in music commentary, contributors weighed in on what it means when musicians find piracy justified, and outline exactly what it is that music business employers are looking for, plus we look at Twitter's reaction to Hasbro's acquisition of Death Row. When Musicians Find Justification In Piracy Twitter Reacts... Continue reading
Posted Aug 31, 2019 at hypebot
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This week, commentary inside the music industry looked at the sustainability of a streaming based income, why it's important for songwriters to embrace authenticity over trends, what merch sales are truly worth in the modern music economy, and more. Streaming Income: How Sustainable Is It? Why Songwriters Need To Embrace... Continue reading
Posted Aug 25, 2019 at hypebot
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This week, our tips and advice for those seeking to independently navigate the music industry's choppy waters covered how to gain more followers on Instagram, how to create professional songs for literally no money, the five steps to building an effective music marketing plan, and much more! 5 Top Ways... Continue reading
Posted Aug 24, 2019 at hypebot
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This week on MusicThinkTank, our contributors shared articles on what indie bands need to know before they embark on a tour, how artists on the road can maintain their personal health, some tricks for calming stage nerves before a show, and more. Dixie Somers | 5 Tips For An Indie... Continue reading
Posted Aug 24, 2019 at hypebot
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This week on Hypebot, some of our most frequently perused articles covered the roll of the music publisher in your artist development team, some of music's biggest execs in a Q&A, how streams are manipulated and why it's harmful, and more! How To Build Your Own Artist Development Team: The... Continue reading
Posted Aug 23, 2019 at hypebot
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For most artists starting out, touring represents a dream come true, and the idea of life on the road carries with it a colossally romanticized appeal. The reality, however, is that the touring lifestyle can be incredibly hard, challenging both your physical and mental health. Here we look at some... Continue reading
Posted Aug 22, 2019 at hypebot
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In our tips and advice section this week, we offer independent, DIY artists advice on how to promote themselves on social media when they have zero followers, why touring has become more important than ever for up and coming musicians, some of the best techniques for boosting merch sales, and... Continue reading
Posted Aug 17, 2019 at hypebot
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This week on MusicThinkTank, our contributors broke down some of the reasons behind Old Town Road's success, how you can keep the headliners at your summer festival safe, what you need to do to get your band sufficiently pumped for their first major show, and more. Sam Dawson | How... Continue reading
Posted Aug 17, 2019 at hypebot
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This week in music commentary, we heard opinions on just how much a college education is worth in the modern music industry, whether or not major labels' major earnings will last, and what CD Baby founder Derek Silvers has to say to the good people of Cyber PR. What's It... Continue reading
Posted Aug 17, 2019 at hypebot
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This commentary from inside the music business offered us thoughts and opinions on why it is that Tencent wants such a large stake in UMG, the reason Flow Festival is asking its artists to take a stand for the environment, and what it's like be pressing vinyl in 2019. Payola... Continue reading
Posted Aug 11, 2019 at hypebot
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In our tips and advice section this week, we offered independent artists wise counsel on maintaining the fans you made on your last tour, how to get a major financial loan as a songwriter, some of the most beautiful music residencies in North American (and how you can apply for... Continue reading
Posted Aug 10, 2019 at hypebot
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This week on MusicThinkTank, our contributors shared articles on taking preventative steps to preserve your physical and mental health on the road, why music isn't all about the artist, how songs about songwriting can help fuel the creative process, and more. Dan Matthews | Preventative Health Tips For Musicians On... Continue reading
Posted Aug 10, 2019 at hypebot
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This week, some of the most frequently read articles from the pages of Hypebot covered Spotify's new plan to allow fans to 'tip' artists, why save rates on the streaming platform are so important, a guide to copyrighting your music, whether you're an artist, songwriter, or producer, and much more!... Continue reading
Posted Aug 9, 2019 at hypebot
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While taking your music on the road is the dream of many artists, life on tour - in addition to being an eye-opening adventure - can also be incredibly stressful, and put a significant strain on both your mental and physical health. ______________________________ In this latest piece from MusicThinkTank, contributor... Continue reading
Posted Aug 9, 2019 at hypebot
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The modern music studio is about more than just the musician, and for those looking to pursue a career in the music business, much of what happens in a recording studio is as much thanks to the team of engineers behind the console as the person in front of the... Continue reading
Posted Aug 8, 2019 at hypebot
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Before we move on to what will doubtless be another full week of music industry news, we're revisiting some major stories from the past seven days, including more record smashing from Lil Nas X, Katy and Capitol's payout in song damages, the official cancellation of Woodstock 50, and more! Best... Continue reading
Posted Aug 3, 2019 at hypebot