While making music readily available for digital download is an easy process, it is important that artists take the time to include metadata relating to the music in order to maintain a professional image.
Although debates over music streaming generally revolve around the meager incomes which they often earn for artists and songwriters, there may be a larger issue at stake concerning the overall commercial sustainability of these services.
Bobby Brooks was, by all accounts, both a passionate advocate for artists and that rarest of all commodities, a truly good person. Today, on the 25th anniversary of his passing, in the same helicopter crash that killed Stevie Ray Vaughn and 2 others, Rob Light, who guides CAA's music division with his own impressive passion and grace, remembers his friend.
Gunning to be the social network where artists connect with their fans is an ambitious goal. But Flipagram has deep pockets and offers the one thing most of its competitors from Facebook to niche players don't - artist monetization.
It's one step forward and one step back for SoundCloud. Rumors have the music site close to a key deal with Universal. But today UK music collection and licensing body PRS Music announced it was suing SoundCloud after five years of negotiations with no agreement.
Can blockchain technology really save the music industry? While it has often been praised as the savior which will lead artists into a decentralized and immutable transaction utopia, there remains some question as to whether it can really live up to the hype.
The latest in a series of campaigns to prevent music piracy attempts to guilt people away from infringing content by reminding them of the personal struggles undergone by famous musicians such as Amy Winehouse and Elvis Presley.
Once the fun part of picking a unique and memorable band name is done, there are some important steps you need to take immediately afterwards in order to properly secure your carefully selected moniker among the ranks of others.
[UPDATED] For much of recent history, the music industry has been infamous for its inability to adapt to digital technology. This said, certain companies within the industry, like Apple and Spotify, have proven they are able to adopt new ideas and succeed, demonstrating how valuable innovation is in any creative industry.
Forbes is out with another one of their popular lists of entertainment's top earners. This time the world's top DJ's are analyzed by the financial magazine's team of calulator jockeys. Its no surprise that Calvin Harris tops the list earning $66 million last year, but there are plenty of new names making big $'s, as well.
A one minute long recording of silence is #1 on the Austrian iTunes chart just days after its Friday release. Recorded by Austrian artists Raoul Haspel, the track "Schweigeminute" (German for Minute's Silence), the track is designed to draw attention to Europe's growing refuge crisis.
While there are those who say that the era of musical protest is over, an agency of music hackers has been collaborating with Greenpeace to create interactive digital music as a means of protesting Shell's oil drilling in the arctic.
While a recent article in the New York Times used fuzzy math and selective reporting to paint a rather sunny picture of artist rights and the direction of the new music economy, the reality for most creatives is far different.
How much is a celebrity tweet worth? Recently, an up-and-coming artist was lucky enough to have Ryan Adams tweet about his music to 685,000 followers, with the result that he gained quite a bit of online attention. The exact impact of said tweet is quantified in this article.
Like almost every stock on the major global exchanges, Monday was a tough day for music and entertainments stocks. But like others on the New York Stock Exchange, most rebounded slightly on Tuesday morning.
Music streamers, under fire from labels and publishers demanding more revenue from free ad-supported listening, are working feverishly to finding better ways to attract and retain sponsors. Today Rdio unveiled a new brand offering, Promoted Music Experiences.
As fewer and fewer people discover new music through conventional terrestrial radio, it has switched to a system of playing the same top 40 hits ad nauseam, meaning that its value as a promotional service for up-and-coming artists is becoming less and less. The Fair Play Fair Pay Act hopes to fix this broken system.
Although streaming services have rapidly become the main source of music for many individuals, having risen above the ashes of both physical album sales and digital downloads, there remains some question over whether a $10 a month price tag is simply too much for the average consumer to pay.
Our new regular feature THE PITCH asks promising music tech startups to "pitch" their product or service to the Hypebot community in 100 words or less. Today, fan acquisition and marketing platform Adva Mobile makes their PITCH:
Music and entertainment related stocks fell on Monday as the global stock market continued a three day tumble. New York Stock Exchange officials said they would halt all trading for at least 15 minutes if the decline reached 7%.
Reelio, an influencer marketing platform that connects brands with digital stars, has raised a $5 million Series A funding round. Investors include e.ventures, the venture capital firms of Philipp Schindler, Lorne Michaels and Andrew Reis, former Sony Music President and Bertelsmann exec board member.