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TOP POSTS: This Week’s Most Read Posts On Hypebot

This week, some of our most popular and frequently read articles on Hypebot dove into the ongoing slow motion train wreck that is PledgeMusic, why skip rates matter more than ever in streaming, how to ensure people actually listen to the music you're pouring your blood sweat and tears into, and more! PledgeMusic Debacle Update [Iain Baker of Jesus Jones] Skip Rates: Why The First 30 Seconds Matter More Than Ever Could You Be Making A Record Almost No One Will Hear? T...
Tags: Music Business, Owen Davie


Hypebot, MusicThinkTank Join The Bandsintown Family

I'm proud to share that Hypebot and MusicThinkTank have been acquired by Bandsintown. Both sites will still operate as independent publications, which I will continue to edit. What excites me most about this partnership is that its purpose is to further our mutual mission of helping artists at all levels grow and sustain a meaningful career in music. “We believe Indie and emerging artists are a transformative and vibrant component of the music industry” Fabrice Sergent, Managing P...
Tags: D.I.Y, Music Business, Music Tech, Streaming, Bruce Houghton


Spotify Begins Label Licensing Talks Amid Major Disputes

Spotify has begun negotiations to renew its licencees with all three major labels and other rights holders. The talks begin with Spotify on the offensive against the music industry on multiple fronts. The streamer must reach new deals this year with Universal Music, Sony Music, and Warner Music, which together control about two-thirds of Spotify's catalog. But in just the last three weeks, Spotify has filed an anti-trust complaint against Apple in the EU, lodged an objection to an inc...
Tags: Indie Labels, Major Labels, Music Business, Streaming, Bruce Houghton


Key Tips For Getting Started On Your Artist Website

As you start to develop as an artist and achieve more success, it's a good idea to start thinking about your professional image. Once of the best ways to cultivate a good public face is through a website. Here we look at just how to go about that process. _________________________________ Guest post from Picket Media. This article first appeared on the TuneCore blog. Are you growing as a artist? It is a good time to cultivate a better professional image, and a well-designed website c...
Tags: D.I.Y, Marketing, Music Business, Guest Post


Spotify Songwriter Town Hall Charm Offensive: Go Ahead, Make My Day [Op-Ed]

In an effort to combat some of the negative press it's been receiving over its efforts to keep down songwriter royalty rates, Spotify is planning to hold a series of "town halls" where songwriters can air their concerns, a tactic the streaming company tried in 2014, with less than ideal results. ________________________ Op-ed by Chris Castle of Music Tech Solutions If you’ve heard about the high turnover at Spotify, here’s the latest confirmation:  Someone at Spotify evidently thinks...
Tags: Spotify, Music, New York, Texas, Marketing, US, Los Angeles, Guest Post, Streaming, Nashville, Music Business, Soho House, Blake Morgan, Chris Castle, Publishing & Songwriting, Copyright Royalty Board First


Setting Up A Foolproof Home Practice Space

Improving as a musician without practicing is impossible, and practicing without a space to do it in is similarly difficult. In this piece we explore how to allocate the optimal practice space with regard to temperature, humidity, and tech needs. _________________________ In this new post to MusicThinkTank, contributor Dan Matthews offers some key tips for how to set up the ideal practice space in your home. "One of the easiest things to totally skip on in setting up a practice are...
Tags: Music, Diy, Musicians, Music Business, Music Think Tank, Live & Touring, Musician, Owen Davie, D.I.Y, Dan Matthews, Diy Musicians, Music Rehearsal


6 Event Marketing Tips From The Facebook Live Team

As with everything else that takes place live, Facebook Live moments can be an unpredictable beast, and using the tool successfully means being prepared for mishaps and pitfalls. Here we look at six essential tips from the from the Facebook Live team. _______________________________ Guest post by Ronnie Higgins of Eventbrite You’re backstage before the show when you see your headlining band horsing around. “This is a Facebook Live moment,” you think. You whip out your iPhone, queue u...
Tags: Facebook, Music, Diy, Marketing, Social Media, Music Industry, Guest Post, Indie, Musicians, New Orleans, Facebook Live, Music Business, Live & Touring, Musician, Mardi Gras, Facebook Page


Tencent Music [TME] Stock Falls 9.3% After Earnings Report

Tencent Music stock was taking a beating on Wednesday after the streamer's first IPO report to investors. Tencent Music had posted a $127 million loss. As of early afternoon, TME was trading on the New York Stock Exchange at $ 6.86 USD, down $ 1.71 or 9.21%. Investors were not happy, even thought the company had forecast the loss caused by a one time $221 million stock issuance to Warner Music Group and Sony Music Entertainment. More details: Tencent Music Posts $127M L...
Tags: Music, Sony, Streaming, New York Stock Exchange, Music Business, Music Tech, Bruce Houghton, Warner Music Group, Startups & Funding, Tencent Music


5 Excellent Free Software Options For Creating Music At Home

The ubiquity (and quality) of available home recording software has dramatically lessened the cost of DIY recording, but with so many options available, it can be difficult to know exactly where to begin. Here, we breakdown five of the best. ____________________ Guest post by Evan Zwisler of Soundfly's Flypaper The prevalence and quality of home recording software available today has made recording music at home so much cheaper than it was 30 years ago. But still, for those of us ju...
Tags: Music, New York, Diy, California, Macbook, Brooklyn, Guest Post, Shanghai, Musicians, Recording, Garageband, Music Business, Music Tech, Musician, Tracktion, Giada


Patreon Raises Some Prices, Reports 100K Creators Earn $500M Yearly

Patreon has added new tier pricing which mean higher fees for many new creators using the fan funding platform. To take advantage of the lower grandfathered rates, creators must Patreon in the next few weeks before the new rates hit in early May. 3 million fans now pay 100,000 creators more $500 million a year on Patreon, It will cross $1 billion in payouts in 2019, six years after launching.  The rate increase has been long anticipated by many who questioned if Patreon could survive a...
Tags: Music, Diy, Crowdfunding, Music Industry, Indie, Musicians, Jack Conte, Patreon, Music Business, Music Tech, Musician, Bruce Houghton, D.I.Y, Diy Musicians, Fan Funding


NMPA, Downtown, Ole, Peer, Others Sue Peloton For $150M In Song Infringement

The National Music Publishers’ Association (NMPA) has filed a lawsuit against exercise equipment and streaming giant Peloton on behalf of members Downtown Music Publishing, Pulse Music Publishing, ole, peermusic, Ultra Music and others. The lawsuit alleges infringement of more than a thousand musical works and seeks damages of more than $150 million. Music publishers Big Deal Music, Reservoir, Round Hill, TRO Essex Music Group, and The Royalty Network also joined the lawsuit. Whil...
Tags: Music, Gwen Stefani, Streaming, Music Business, Ole, Bruce Houghton, Florida Georgia, Downtown Music Publishing, Royalty Network, Peloton, NMPA, Ultra Music, David Israelite, National Music Publishers ' Association NMPA, Peermusic, Publishing & Songwriting


The Value Consistant Branding In Music

As an artist, cultivating and communicating and image to your fans is important for success, but just as important to that success is consistently maintaining said image, so that consumers know who you are and what it is that you create. ______________________________ Guest post by James Shotwell of Haulix Your music is your business. You might not rely on music to pay your bills, but I am willing to wager that a part of you hopes will one day provide for your needs. The fact yo...
Tags: Music, Diy, Marketing, Social Media, Guest Post, Musicians, Branding, Music Business, Musician, D.I.Y, Diy Musicians, James Shotwell


The Art Of Spending Your Music Money (Part 2)

In part two of this five part series on how to effectively allocate money in the correct places in order to benefit your music career, we look at a visual framework for self-investment, and how artists can use it as a series of checks and balances when developing their business. ______________________________ Guest post from AWAL This is the second (for PT 1) of a five-part Decoded series in which we break down (1) a mental framework to help spend money in the right places and (2) ...
Tags: Music, Wikipedia, Marketing, Netflix, Guest Post, Kanye, Music Business, D.I.Y, Publishing & Songwriting, AWAL Weekly


A Formula For Viral Music Marketing [Jack Udell]

For anyone marketing in a social space, a viral hit is the holy grail, but coming up with a teachable formula which accurately quantifies and maximizes the possibility for viral success is no easy task. ___________________________ Guest post by music manager Jake Udell of Art of Manager How do you teach, quantify, and maximize the possibility for virality?  Here’s the best I’ve come up with… Degree of Virality  = The unique way(s) a artist, story, or activation is...
Tags: Music, Diy, Marketing, Social Media, Music Industry, Guest Post, Viral, Indie, Musicians, Music Business, Musician, Miles Evert, D.I.Y, Music Marketing, Jake Udell, Diy Musicians


The Recording Industry Is Growing, So Why Do We Need Article 13? [Op-Ed]

With Article 13 just weeks away from becoming law both sides are ratcheting up to support or fight the copyright directive.  Mike Masnick sits firmly in the later cap and asks why the restrictive legislation is need at a time of explosive growth in the music industry. ________________________________________ By Mike Masnick from Techdirt A key claim by those who support Article 13 is that it's necessary to get "fair compensation" for artists on the internet. Whenever more specifics ...
Tags: Europe, Music, US, Streaming, Riaa, Music Business, Music Tech, Bruce Houghton, Mike Masnick, Napster, IFPI, Publishing & Songwriting, YouTube & Video, Axel Voss


TUE. BRIEF: Spotify Plans Songwriter Town Halls • 2.6M BTS Pre-Sale • Recording Academy Narrows Search • More

TUESDAY 3.19. 19 Music Business News From Around The Web Updated continuously under the More News tab [Author: Bruce Houghton]
Tags: Music, Music Business, Music Tech, Bruce Houghton


AM BRIEF: Spotify Plans Songwriter Town Halls • 2.6M BTS Pre-Sale • Recording Academy Narrows Search • More

TUESDAY 3.19. 19 Music Business News From Around The Web Updated continuously under the More News tab [Author: Bruce Houghton]
Tags: Music, Music Business, Music Tech, Bruce Houghton


Myspace Has Lost 50 Million Tracks From 14 Million Artists

Myspace has lost all content uploaded to the site before 2016 including more than 50 million tracks,videos and photos from 14 million artists.  Users noticed that content was missing almost a year ago. MySpace was once the most important social network in the world and served as a vital conduit of fan communications for many musicians. Over time, however, most fans moved on to Facebook and other social networks. Now, MySpace has confirmed the new data loss, blaming a faulty migrat...
Tags: Facebook, Music, Social Media, Time Inc, Music Business, Music Tech, Bruce Houghton, Andy Baio, D.I.Y, People Entertainment Network


This Week In Music Commentary

This week, music commentators weighed in on warning signs we should be pay attention to, even as the music industry's growth continues, why the 'Local Radio Freedom Act' is actually anti-creator, how Spotify can fix it songwriter problem, and more. Music Industry's Revenue Growth Continues, But There Are Warning Signs #HowWeListen: Amber Horsburgh/Deep Cuts [INTERVIEW] 'Local Radio Freedom Act' Is Actually Anti-Creator, Anti-Property-Rights [Richard James Burgess] ...
Tags: Spotify, Music, Music Business, Owen Davie, Mark Mulligan, Richard James Burgess


Music Think Tank Weekly Recap: Classical Music • Brand Or Mouse • Reaching Out To Fans • More

This week on MusicThinkTank, contributors shared ten surprising benefits of classical music, explored the question of 'are you a brand or a mouse?,'  offered seven email marketing tips for communicating with fans, and more! Jessica Dais| 10 Surprising Benefits Of Classical Music Ghostly Beard | Are You A Brand Or A Mouse? Nora Mark  | 7 Email Marketing Tips For Musicians To Reach Out To Their Fans Allen Cranston | Music Internships: A Great Way To Gain Expe...
Tags: Music, Classical Music, Musicians, Music Business, Music Think Tank, Musician, Owen Davie, MusicThinkTank, D.I.Y, Jessica Dais, Music Internships, Nora Mark, Allen Cranston


Getting It Done: The Week In D.I.Y & Indie Music

This week, we offer sage council to independent bands and artists out there on a variety of issues, including how to sell merch without coming off as too 'sales-y', when the best times to post on social media are, how to have a successful SXSW, and much more! Guide To Selling Merch, Music At Shows Without Being ‘Sales-y’ Decoded: The Smart Way To Spend Your Music Money (Pt. 1) Best Times To Post On Social Media 2019 [INFOGRAPHIC] The Art Of Marketing Music ...
Tags: Music, Sxsw, Music Business, Owen Davie, Ariel Hyatt, D.I.Y


REWIND: The New Music Industry’s Week In Review

As we journey back through the week's major music industry events, we revisit how Spotify's new Hulu bundling could be a problem for artists, Apple's attack on Spotify for trying to squeeze musicians, why piracy continues to be an issue in the streaming age. Spotify’s New Hulu Bundle Could Hurt Musicians - Here's Why Apple Attacks Spotify For 'Trying To Squeeze Musicians, Songwriters' As App Dispute Escalates Napster Turns A Profit, Partners With Univision New Repo...
Tags: Apple, Spotify, Music, Hulu, Music Business, Music Tech, Univision, Giza, Owen Davie


TOP POSTS: This Week’s Most Read Posts On Hypebot

This week, Hypebot's chart-topping articles delved into the leaking of Woodstock 50's lineup, a counter-suite from from EMI against Kanye West for breach of contract, why artists without labels are one's driving streaming's growth, and more! Woodstock 50 Lineup Leaks EMI Counter-Sues Kanye West For Breach Of Contract Streaming, Artists Without Labels Are Driving Music Industry Growth [Mark Mulligan] 2 Types Of Spotify's Algorithmic Playlists, How To Land Your Music O...
Tags: Music, Kanye West, Woodstock, Music Business, Music Tech, Owen Davie, Mark Mulligan, EMI, Hypebot, Azoff, Slipknot Music Biz Condemns Spotify Google


Guide To Selling Merch, Music At Shows Without Being ‘Sales-y’

Being a talented musician doesn't necessarily mean that you're also an amazing salesperson, and a lot of artists struggle with how to effectively sell their merchandise without the slimey sales-y feeling that comes from pushing merch on fans. ______________________________ Guest post by Bree Noble of Soundfly's Flypaper When it comes to selling merch and music at live shows, it’s not uncommon for musicians to feel uncomfortable and out of their element. This unsettling feeling usual...
Tags: Music, Marketing, Guest Post, Musicians, Merch, Merchandise, Music Business, Live & Touring, Musician, Soundfly, Bree, D.I.Y, Bree Noble, Bree Noble of Soundfly, Women of Substance Radio


How To Pretend You're At SXSW 2019 Edition plus The Official #SXSW 2019 Playlist

SXSW 2019 is in full swing, but perhaps you blew your conference and travel budget donating funds to the ACLU, Planned Parenthood or your local Premium Tequila Society. Or maybe the chaise lounge at your Austin hotel pool is so damn comfortable that you can't bear the thought of waiting in line to see Buzz Band 2019. Whatever the reason, if you can't - or don't want to - participate in SXSW this year, but also don't want your hip rating to sink to the Osmond Family level, we offer strategi...
Tags: Music, Austin, Aclu, Sxsw, Music Business, Music Tech, Conventions & Awards, Bruce Houghton, D.I.Y, Osmond Family, SXSW Spotify Playlist


FRI. BRIEF: Spotify vs Apple Goes Nuclear • iHeart Winners • WMG + Boomplay • More

FRIDAY 3.15. 19 Music Business News From Around The Web Updated continuously under the More News tab [Author: Bruce Houghton]
Tags: Music, Music Business, Music Tech, Bruce Houghton


Apple Attacks Spotify For 'Trying To Squeeze Musicians, Songwriters' As App Dispute Escalates

UPDATED: Apple has attacked Spotify for "making ever-smaller contributions to the artists, musicians and songwriters - even going so far as to take these creators to court." in an escalating battle that began over app store fees and practices. In a lengthy and strongly worded statement, Apple pushed back after Spotify filed an anti-trust complaint against Apple with the European Commission. "In recent years, Apple has introduced rules to the App Store that purposely limit choice and stif...
Tags: Apple, Amazon, Spotify, Music, Eu, EK, European Commission, Streaming, App Store, Daniel Ek, Apple Music, Music Business, Music Tech, Songwriters, Bruce Houghton, Copyright Royalty Board


AM BRIEF: Spotify vs Apple Goes Nuclear • iHeart Winners • WMG + Boomplay • More

FRIDAY 3.15. 19 Music Business News From Around The Web Updated continuously under the More News tab [Author: Bruce Houghton]
Tags: Music, Music Business, Music Tech, Bruce Houghton


Apple Attacks Spotify For 'Tying To Squeeze... Artists Musicians, Songwriters' As App Dispute Escalates

Apple attacked Spotify for "making ever-smaller contributions to the artists, musicians and songwriters - even going so far as to take these creators to court." on Thursday in an escalating battle that began over app store fees and practices. In a lengthy and strongly worded statement, Apple pushed back after Spotify filed an anti-trust complaint against Apple with the European Commission. "In recent years, Apple has introduced rules to the App Store that purposely limit choice and stifl...
Tags: Apple, Amazon, Spotify, Music, Eu, EK, European Commission, Streaming, App Store, Daniel Ek, Apple Music, Music Business, Music Tech, Songwriters, Bruce Houghton, Copyright Royalty Board


Music Industry's Revenue Growth Continues, But There Are Warning Signs

New numbers released by the RIAA show that recorded music revenues have continued to grow over the past year, reaching an uptick of 13% overall. This is good news for an industry which was struggling to stay afloat not long ago, but also carries with it some warning signs, and questions about the future. __________________________ Guest post by Bill Rosenblatt. This article originally appeared on Forbes The RIAA released its  this week. The numbers for 2018 show that the indu...
Tags: Apple, Spotify, Music, Diy, Music Industry, Guest Post, Indie, Musicians, Riaa, Music Business, Music Tech, Major Labels, Musician, IFPI, Bill Rosenblatt, GiantSteps Media Technology Strategies