For bands and artists who use YouTube for their touring and behind the scenes videos while on the road, the newly updated iOS App could be quite a blessing, as it offers a variety of improved features for cinematographers on the go.
Facebook's announcement that it will be releasing a suite of tools to help rights holders remove infringing video is good news for video rights holders, but leaves artists wondering if Facebook will assist songwriters and their publishing partners in monetizing their rights as the social network's video platform continues to expand.
Here the people at the Future Of Music Coalition speak with Sharky Laguana of the band Creeper Lagoon about his recent piece entitled "Streaming Music is Ripping You Off" in which he criticizes streaming services for their use of the "Big Pool" method of royalty distribution.
Hypebot is hosting its second New York CityMusic and Tech Meetup next Tuesday, October 13, 2015 from 7:00-10:00PM at Passenger Bar in Brooklyn. Are you in town for CMJ's Music Marathon? We'd love to see you! Grab a drink with us and talk shop. Details on how to register are below.
72% of online American adults use Facebook, according to Pew research, unchanged from September 2014. It is especially popular among online women, 77% of whom are users. 82% of online adults ages 18 to 29 use Facebook, along with 79% of those ages 30 to 49, 64% of those ages 50 to 64.
In a recent dig at Apple Music, Google's Eric Schmidt spoke out against human curated playlists, instead praising the idea of an artificially intelligent "tastemaker" service, designed to find the "next next big thing." But can A.I. truly hope to compete with the personalized touch of human curation?
Facebook remains one of the most effective social networks for artists and bands to utilize, but not everyone is exploiting its maximum potential. Here we look at some tips for getting the most out of the social network, whether you're pedaling new merch or reaching out to fans.
Apple Music has no intention of "building an audience on the back of the artists" by offering a free ad supported music option, as Spotify does, according to senior exec Jimmy Iovine. Is this just spin to cover up slower than hoped for user adoption; or is this caring corporate policy?
If you're planning to release your new hit holiday single this Thanksgiving, you're going to be a little late to the party. According to this article, if you want your tunes to grace the festivities this year, the time get them released is now.
At a Guardian Live event in London, Imogen Heap launched her new song "Tiny Human" using blockchain technology as a new way to share and track music. A panel that included Heap, Zoe Keating, Rob Thomas and others discussed how bitcoin blockchain technology could change the music industry and how artists are compensated. WATCH:
Shares of Pandora [P] fell as much as 7% yesterday on news that the music streamer had acquired indie ticketer Ticketfly for $450 million. While the deal could lead to new opportunities for artists, Wall Street was skeptical.
Hypebot will host its fourth San Francisco Music and Tech Meetup next Wednesday, October 14 from 7-10PM at Upcider in San Francisco. Let's grab a drink and talk about Apple Music, Spotify, and Happy Birthday! RSVP info below.
In a new tv ad for IBM Watson, the computer analyzes Bob Dylan's lyrics,telling the master songwriter that his major themes are love and time. Dylan agrees and offers to c0-write a song with the computer. WATCH:
Whether it's Apple Music, Spotify, or any number of smaller companies, everyone in the streaming industry is obsessing over music discovery. But just how valuable is discovery for artists, when listener engagement has become so minimal?
Competition is stiff these days when it comes to booking your band at an ever declining number of venues. Here are some tips for how to adapt your strategy in order to get the optimal number of gigs on your band's calendar.
While Apple often gets a lot of the attention when it comes to music apps, Android also has several options to bring to the table, whether it's an app for downloading and streaming music, finding the perfect workout playlist, or both.
Pandora has acquired independent ticketing company Ticketfly. It's a move that diversifies the music streamer's portfolio within the music vertical, and it could also be goods news for artists and promoters offering direct access to Pandora's 80 million monthly users.
Although U.S. Copyright Law states that artists and their publishers are owed a statutory mechanical royalty rate of $.091 cents per song, many record labels use their position of power over new, inexperienced artists to persuade them to enter into contracts which reduce this minimum rate.
A new TV drama promises a fictionalized look at the record industry of the 1970s. "Vinyl" was created by Terence Winter (Boardwalk Empire, The Sopranos) and will premiere on HBO in 2016. The pilot was written by Winter and directed by Martin Scorsese. Mick Jagger is a co-producer. WATCH THE TRAILER:
In 1961 a music video jukebox called the Scopitone was spreading through the United States like wild-fire. People thought the machine would popularize the music video, that is until the Scopitone’s mafia connections came to light.
Today's PITCH comes from Skoove - a music leaning platform that centers around an interactive online piano lessons. Like other startups featured in THE PITCH, Skoove has just 100 words to convince you to pay attention.
As early as the late 1960's, The Grateful Dead were putting into action the kind of fan friendly practices that are a now cornerstone of the new music business - fair ticket prices, open fan recording of every show, not just playing a concert but creating a scene, building community and more. The band's latest incarnation has adopted this same ethos.
For those who find giant cities like Austin and L.A. to be a little too much, here are four approachable urban locales where the music scene is disproportionately large and vibrant when compared to the size of the town itself.