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This Week In Music Commentary

This week in music commentary, industry insiders weighed in why music and tech shall forever be intertwined, the importance of not simply treating your career like one giant party, why radio isn't more thrilled about the recent boom in audio. Why Music And Tech Can Never Be Separated If The Music Industry Is One Giant Party, You’re Not Doing It Right Major Labels Demanding 'Guaranteed Money' From TikTok Owners If Audio Is Hot, Why Isn’t Radio Partying? [...
Tags: Music, Owen Davie, Giant Party


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

We have a plethora of tips for independent and DIY artists this week, as we offer advice on accessible and affordable marketing, provide a comprehensive look at effective social media marketing, look at some key resources for promoting your next album and much, much more. 17 Accessible and Affordable Music Marketing Tips Your Event’s Comprehensive Social Media Advertising Calendar 5 Essential Resources For Help Release Your Next Album You Just Dropped A New Rele...
Tags: Music, Owen Davie, Comprehensive Social Media Advertising Calendar, Massive Email List Top


Music Think Tank Weekly Recap: Songwriting • UK Festival • The Business Of Sync, Music Supervision • More

This week on MusicThinkTank, contributors shared articles on some unconventional tips for writing music, how the UK festival scene has evolved over time, what goes on behind the scenes of sync and music supervision, and more! Shaun Letang| How To Write A Song, 5 Unconventional Tips Jessica Higgins | The Evolution Of The UK Festival Scene Emma Griffiths | 7 Podcasts On The Business Of Sync & Music Supervision Sadi Khan | 7 Scientific Studies Prove Exercise Mak...
Tags: Podcast, Music, UK, Diy, Music Industry, Indie, Musicians, Songs, Music Business, Music Think Tank, Musician, Owen Davie, MusicThinkTank, D.I.Y, Jessica Higgins, Emma Griffiths


REWIND: The New Music Industry’s Week In Review

In this flip back through the past week's music industry news, we revisit the play gap in men's vs. women's performance on the charts, Spotify's impressive showing over other streamers when it comes to installs, how Billie Eilish and her brother are redefining pop music from a tiny bedroom studio, and more! Breaking Down The Gender Play Gap: Men vs Women’s Performance On Music Charts Spotify Passes 500 Million Installs, Far More Than Other Streamers BBC Music Launches In ...
Tags: Spotify, Music, US, Bbc, Owen Davie, Billie Eilish, Deborah Dugan


Evolution Of The UK Festival Scene

Almost as much about the spectacle as about the music, music festivals have always been notable for their eye catching visuals and remarkable fashion scene. Here we look at UK festivals in particular have changed and evolved with each passing scene. ______________________________ In this latest article on MusicThinkTank, Jessica Higgins looks back over the decades at how music festival fashion in the UK has evolved over the years. "While Hippy culture slowly faded out, Glam rockers...
Tags: Music, UK, Britain, David Bowie, Vivienne Westwood, Owen Davie, Malcolm McLaren, Uk punk, MusicThinkTank Jessica Higgins


7 Podcasts That Take You Behind Scenes Of Sync, Music Supervision

Now one of the best ways to make serious money in the music industry, sync licensing and the music supervision process holds a lot of interest for bands and artists looking to raise their profile. This seven podcasts pull back the curtain and give us look at an often mysterious part of the music industry. ___________________________________ In this most recent post to MusicThinkTank, contributor Emma Griffiths shares seven different podcasts taking a behind the scenes look at the busine...
Tags: Music, Music Business, Music Think Tank, Owen Davie, MusicThinkTank, Podcast: Music Biz, Emma Griffiths


This Week In Music Commentary

This week, commentators from inside the music industry took to their soapboxes to examine the risk of music business 2.0 syndrome and explain why we need a conscious music tech revolution now, plus Barack Obama's tribute to the late Nipsey Hussle. Optimistic Delusion And Music Business Version 2.0 Syndrome Read Barack Obama's Tribute to Nipsey Hussle Why We Need A Conscious Music Tech Revolution NOW! [Author: Owen Davie]
Tags: Music, Barack Obama, Owen Davie


How To Successfully Submit To Music Blogs, Magazines, Radio

So often when submitting their music to a magazine or music blog, artists fail to do their research and follow proper protocol, with the result that their work ends up being rejected. In such a competitive field, it is essential that artists do the proper leg work to set themselves up for success. ______________________ In this most recent post on MusicThinkTank, Tracy Arbon breaks down proper procedure for submitting your music to promotional gatekeepers. "If blogs don’t have a si...
Tags: Music, Diy, Musicians, Music Business, Music Think Tank, Musician, Owen Davie, Music Blogs, D.I.Y, Diy Musicians, MusicThinkTank Tracy Arbon


Staying In Love With The Craft Of Songwriting

As with so many creative arts, songwriting can often be an incredibly frustrating experience, and it can be easy for you to lose your inspiration and forget your love of the craft when compositional process grinds to a halt. Here we look at how to rekindle the fire and maintain your love of songwriting. ______________________________ In this most recent post to MusicThinkTank, Caleb J. Murphy looks at how songwriters can maintain their love of the craft, even when faced with creative ro...
Tags: Music, Diy, Music Industry, Indie, Musicians, Song, Music Business, Music Think Tank, Songwriting, Musician, Owen Davie, D.I.Y, Publishing & Songwriting, Diy Musicians, MusicThinkTank Caleb J Murphy


Why, How To Practice In Gig Conditions

While practice is obviously essential to improving your performance abilities as a musician, where and how you do so can dramatically impact the kind of improvement you see. In this piece we look at how replicating 'gig conditions' can help you to more rapidly improve as a performer. ______________________________ In this latest article from MusicThinkTank , Billy Saefong lets us in on the secret to improving your performance by practicing in a recreation of 'gig conditions.' "To be ...
Tags: Music, Owen Davie, Billy Saefong


This Week In Music Commentary

This week, music business insiders shared their insights on whether streaming's 'pre-saves' replacing pre-orders is a good thing for artists, how tech is reshaping the music business, and why cultivating a strong personal brand is key to long-term industry success. Pre-Adds, Pre-Saves Are The New Pre-Orders - Is That A Good Thing? ‘Making the Brand’ For A Lasting Career In Music [Tunecore's Shelby Kennedy] Techstars Music's Bob Moz On The Music Business, How Tech Is Resh...
Tags: Music, Bob, Music Business, Music Tech, Owen Davie, TuneCore, Shelby Kennedy


Music Think Tank Weekly Recap: Gig Conditions • Band Website • Touring On A Shoestring Budget • More

This week on MusicThinkTank, contributors shared pieces on why and how artists should practice in gig conditions, everything you need to have on your artist website, how to tour on a shoestring budget, and more! Dixie Somers |   Take Some Notes—4 Ways To Deepen Your Love Of Music Billy Saefong | Why (And How) To Practice In Gig Conditions Lauren Bradshaw | The Way Music Influences Student’s Mental Activity Melanie Kealey | Creating A Band Website: A Complete...
Tags: Music, Music Business, Music Think Tank, Owen Davie, MusicThinkTank, D.I.Y, Melanie Kealey, Lauren Bradshaw, Billy Saefong, Willa Bewes


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

This week on Hypebot, some of our most popular articles looked at the twenty-five songs that have received over a billion plays on Spotify, ten trends that are completely reshaping the music industry, why anyone would purchase Disc Makers given the state of CD sales, and more! 25 Songs Have Each Played Over 1B Times On Spotify 10 Trends Reshaping The Music Business [Mark Mulligan] Why Buy DiscMakers When CD Sales Are In Free Fall? 5 Data Driven Insights That Sell C...
Tags: Spotify, Music, Music Business, Owen Davie, Mark Mulligan, D.I.Y


REWIND: The New Music Industry’s Week In Review

In this cycle back through the past week's music industry news, we revisit Pandora's plan to test AI-powered interactive voice ads, stream-ripping's long awaited decline, Billie Eilish's positioning for a massive debut, and more. Ex-Pandora CEO To Oversee Pitchfork, Wired, Condé Nast Pandora, SiriusXM Launch Pandora NOW 'Hey Google, Talk Like Johnny Legend' Stream-Ripping Finally On The Decline iHeartMedia Files For $100M IPO As It Nears Bankruptcy...
Tags: Music, Pandora, Music Business, Indie Labels, Owen Davie, Billie Eilish, D.I.Y


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

This week, our tips and advice for the scrappy music industry self-starters out there covered how to make smart music marketing happen, the complete artist website checklist, how to craft an effective Spotify audio ad for you music, and more. How To Make Smart Music Marketing Happen 7 Organizations Committed To The Evolution Of Music Education Building A Band Website: Complete Checklist Facebook Image Sizes and Dimensions Chart 2019 Independent Artists: Maki...
Tags: Music, Music Business, Owen Davie, D.I.Y


Building A Band Website: Complete Checklist

If you're getting to the point where you want to take things to the next level with your music career, developing a solid website is key but, as a musician, chances are musical ability and songwriting are more in your wheelhouse than website construction. Fear not, here we look at a comprehensive checklist for creating the ideal band website. ___________________________ In this recent post to MusicThinkTank, Melanie Kealey provides the ultimate complete checklist for creating an effecti...
Tags: Music, Owen Davie, Melanie Kealey


Unsigned And Social: Touring On A Shoestring Budget

Touring is challenging enough, and doing so as an independent artist on a shoestring budget is even harder. That said, careful planning and promotion can help make it a fulfilling and enjoyable experience, and mitigate the risk of financial and emotional devastation.   _____________________ In this latest contribution to MusicThinkTank, Willa Bewes recounts her recent experience embarking on low-budget but nonetheless successful tour, and offers some valuable takeaways from her time on...
Tags: Music, Owen Davie, MusicThinkTank Willa Bewes


This Week In Music Commentary

This week we heard commentary from inside the industry on why labels reissuing vinyl should go the extra mile to ensure maximum quality, how YouTube's 1 billion plays club is changing global music culture, everything you could ever need to know about article 13, and more! Advice To Labels: When Reissuing Vinyl, Take The Extra Step YouTube’s 1B Plays Club is Changing Global Music Culture [Mark Mulligan] A Wholistic Perspective On The Article 13 Solution To The Value Gap ...
Tags: Music, Youtube, Owen Davie, Mark Mulligan


Music Think Tank Weekly Recap: Air Travel • Acoustic Guitars • Eat, Sleep, Write • More

This week on MusicThinkTank, contributors weighed in on the FAA's new ruling for musicians traveling by air,  how to pick your first guitar, five fantastic songwriting apps, and more! Wallace Collins|   FAA Ruling For Air Travel: You CAN Carry On Your Guitar! Simon Dupree | Acoustic Guitars 101: How To Pick Your First One Joe McLean | Eat, Sleep, Write: 5 Useful Apps For Every Musician/Songwriter Gideon Waxman | Could Strict Copyright Laws Stifle Creativity...
Tags: Music, Faa, Owen Davie, MusicThinkTank, Wallace Collins, Joe McLean, Music Think Tank Weekly Recap, Gideon Waxman, FAA Ruling For Air Travel, Simon Dupree


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

This week, we provide a whole slew of invaluable advice to those foraging their own way through the dense jungle that is the music business, with tips on guerrilla marketing for events, how to improve press coverage of your music, the best way to dodge music industry burnout and much, much more! 10 Guerrilla Marketing Strategies For Concert, Event Organizers Top Way To Improve Press Coverage Of Your Music Changes To YouTube Copyright Claims May Affect You Avoiding Mu...
Tags: Music, Owen Davie


REWIND: The New Music Industry’s Week In Review

In this roundup of the past week's music industry news, we look back in on Amazon rapid growth in the battle for supreme streaming domination, major news outlets' protesting of Ariana Grande's photo agreement, Spotify test run of it's premium duo discount subscription, and more! Amazon Music To Be 2019's Fastest Growing Music Streamer 15 Major News Outlets Protest Ariana Grande Photo Agreement Spotify Tests Premium Duo Discount Subscription For Two Soundcloud Adds ...
Tags: Amazon, Music, Ariana Grande, Owen Davie, Cardi, Sia Post Malone Maroon, Maren Morris History Making First Week Numbers Say


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

Some of this week's most popular articles on Hypebot covered recent important updates to 'Spotify for Artists.' the latest in the PledgeMusic dumpster fire,  what the approval of Article 13 means for YouTube's safe harbor rules, and more. New Update To Spotify For Artists Portal PledgeMusic Update: Millions Owed, Buyer Interest, Noisetrade Co-Founders Unpaid Article 13 Copyright Directive Is Approved Ending Safe Harbor For YouTube Spotify Adds Personalization To Cura...
Tags: Spotify, Music, Youtube, Owen Davie, YouTube Spotify


Instruments In Transit: What Artists Need To Know In Event Of 'No Deal' Brexit

While there's been no shortage of media coverage over the ongoing Brexit dumpster fire, one group that often gets left out of the hypotheticals and conjectures are touring musicians. Here we look at what some of the technical ramifications might be for artists transporting their instruments between the UK and rest of the EU in the event of a 'no deal' Brexit. __________________________ In this latest contribution to MusicThinkTank, Nick Louder breaks down what artists transporting inst...
Tags: Music, UK, France, Eu, Owen Davie, MusicThinkTank Nick Louder


Eat, Sleep, Write: 5 Apps For Every Musician, Songwriter

Apps have been integrated into all aspects of the creative process for some time now, and songwriting is no exception. Beyond simply facilitating the technical aspects of composition and recording, several apps have now been released designed to help spark inspiration in composers. ________________________ In this new post to MusicThinkTank, contributor Joe McLean looks at a variety of different apps designed to streamline the songwriting process and provide artists with resources to pr...
Tags: Music, Music Business, Apps & Mobile, Owen Davie, Joe McLean, Rhymer, D.I.Y, Publishing & Songwriting


This Week In Music Commentary

This week, commentators from inside the industry shared their take on how Facebook could be the future of social music, why Spotify's new town hall charm offensive on songwriters will likely fall flat, where we stand with the PledgeMusic crisis, and more. Facebook Could Be the Future of Social Music, But Isn’t Yet [Mark Mulligan] Spotify Songwriter Town Hall Charm Offensive: Go Ahead, Make My Day [Op-Ed] PledgeMusic Debacle Update [Iain Baker of Jesus Jones] The Reco...
Tags: Facebook, Spotify, Music, Owen Davie, Mark Mulligan, Jesus Jones, Iain Baker, Spotify Songwriter Town Hall


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


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


Songwriting Workflow: What One Month Of Daily Releases Taught Me

What's it like to release a new composition every day for a month? Composer Martin Fowler recently took on this challenge (and then some), working to release new music everyday for an entire month. Here he documents his experience, and what he learned from it. ____________________ In this latest from MusicThinkTank, Martin Fowler shares when he learned and took away from a month of releasing new compositions every single day. "I want to tell you about the music side of this challen...
Tags: Music, Owen Davie, Martin Fowler, MusicThinkTank Martin Fowler


Songwriting Workflow: What A Month Of Daily Releases Taught Me

What's it like to release a new composition every day for a month? Composer Martin Fowler recently took on this challenge (and then some), working to release new music everyday for an entire month. Here he documents his experience, and what he learned from it. ____________________ In this latest from MusicThinkTank, Martin Fowler shares when he learned and took away from a month of releasing new compositions every single day. "I want to tell you about the music side of this challen...
Tags: Music, Owen Davie, Martin Fowler, MusicThinkTank Martin Fowler


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