This week we gave the music industry's independent do-it-yourselfers advice on how to consistently gain new fans, the best way to promote music on a limited budget, how you as an artist can determine your brand, and more.
In this meander back through the week's top music industry news, we check back on Kickstarter's new Director of Music in Perfect Pussy's Meredith Graves, how big data and analytics could hold the key to the future of music marketing, the Senate's vote to restore Net Neutrality, and more.
Serious exploration of an IPO or the sale of Universal Music Group was confirmed by parent Vivendi during an earnings call Thursday. A Board committee has been tasked with exploring "all or a potential change in the Universal Music Group’s shareholding structure."
The most popular articles from the pages of Hypebot this week delved into Warner Music's of a free Tunecore competitor, the top twenty social media tools for musicians, the reason Troy Carter is departing Spotify, and more!
Singer songwriter Smokey Robinson too the stage in a somewhat different capacity recently to act as a moving and powerful advocate for artists' rights, delivering a passionate defense to the Senate Judiciary Committee as they deliberate on the Music Modernization Act.
Musicians and labels have long been skeptical of Spotify's free ad-supported tier, primarily because returns a lower per stream rate than Spotify's, Apple Music's or other paid subscription tiers. But according to MIDiA's Zach Fuller, a recent makeover and the latest revenue stats show that Spotify is, at least somewhat successful, repositioning free streaming is not a replacement for retail but a replacement for radio.
Writing music for TV can be a great way to make steady money in the music industry, all the while exercising your creativity and getting your music heard. Here we look at four important things to know for starting out that will make the process smoother and more likely to be successful.
In a surprising clash of music and medicine, Dr. Dre faced defeat at the conclusion of a trademark battle he waged against Pennsylvania OB/GYN Dr. Drai, with the former rapper concerned that some kind of confusion would result would occur between the two professionals
The Radio Music License Committee, which represents more than 10,000 commercial radio stations in the US, has filed a petition in the federal rate court to resolve its ongoing rate dispute with performing rights organization BMI over the amount paid to songwriters and publishers for the broadcast of music.
With summer almost in full swing, a variety of fun and vibrant festivals across the nation are likely calling your name, and while these provide a great opportunity to cut loose and take in some fantastic music, it's also important to keep your wits about you.
Consumer audio electronics maker Skullcandy announced the launch of “Now Feel This,” a national concert series dedicated to showcasing emerging artists, along with a podcast series to showcase the artists.
A bipartisan wave of support from the Senate Judiciary Committee washed over the Music Modernization Act, legislation introduced by Senator Orrin Hatch of Utah, raising hope of bringing the laws surrounding music and music rights into the 21st Century.
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Fans are an essential part of finding success as a band, and while fanbase growth has an huge variety of factors, this article focuses on three tactics which, in addition to be successful in their own right, have proven to produce spectacular results when when consistently used in conjunction with each other.