Ticketmaster Wants You To Purchase From Secondary Ticket Market

Ticketmaster-secondary-tickets-300x300Already a rather suspect company, a new piece of investigative journalism appears to show that Ticketmaster is, as it turns out, perfectly happy to see it's customers buy from scalpers on the secondary ticket market. After all, it gives the ticketing giant a chance to collect twice as many fees on every ticket.

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Understanding The Music Modernization Act: Highlights And Benefits For Artists, Songwriters

1A massive piece of legislation, the Music Modernization Act has, at long last, finally passed through both the House and the Senate. Here entertainment industry lawyer Wallace Collins looks at what some of highlights and benefits will be for artists and songwriters as the the bill takes effect.

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What Will Spotify Direct Distribution Pay Artists? Less Than The Labels Get

Spotify New $Spotify opened the floodgates last week with a commitment to allow all artists to upload music to the streamer with no fees or commissions. But a look inside the offering shows that artists are being paid a bit less than the streamer pays both major and larger independent labels

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What Free Spotify Uploads Means For Soundcloud, Artists: Bruce Houghton, Michael Brandvold, Jay Gilbert Weigh In

image from www.hypebot.comBruce Houghton from Hypebot and Skyline Artists sits down with music marketers Michael Brandvold and Jay Gilbert of the Music Biz Weekly podcast to discuss news that artists will be able to upload their music directly to Spotify without any fees. What does this mean for artists? What about Soundcloud, Apple and other services? Is this a game changer? Plus Michael shares his favorite new music marketing tool. 

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3 Steps To Proving Plagiarism Of Your Song

2Many songwriters, particularly those just starting out, may live in constant fear of their creative work being stolen from them, a fear which the music industry's constant stream of litigation helps perpetuate. The reality is that this kind of plagiarism, at least when perpetrated deliberately, is a little harder to pull off than commonly thought. That said, we here break down the three steps to proving your music was plagiarized.

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10 Most Influential College Radio Stations In The US

2Many a legend tells of the big breakout that came as the result of an early pickup by a college radio station, and while radio may not have the grip it once did, college radio stations remain an extremely desirable place for emerging artists, and are much more likely to take on chance on an artist than their massive commercial counterparts.

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

6a00d83451b36c69e201b7c907b657970b-150wiOur sage council for the music industry's scrappy do-it-yourselfers this week covered how to create free, simple music videos, how to utilize YouTube's paid fan memberships as a small-scale creator, the best way to get your music discovered in the digital age, and more.

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Music Think Tank Weekly Recap: Mobile Apps For Making Music • Copyright And The Consumer • Drugs • More

MTTRecapNewOn MusicThinkTank this week, we looked at 10 great mobile apps for creating music from scratch, how to understand the basics of copyright law as a consumer, whether or not musicians are really more likely to use drugs, and more!

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

6a00d83451b36c69e201b7c907b568970b-150wiThe most popular of the articles shared on Hypebot this week covered issues ranging from the major changes brought to Apple Music By iOS 12, the music industry's reaction to the passage of the music modernization act, how Instagram stories can be utilized to promote music, and more.

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