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Chris Brown Takes "Shit At A Wall" Approach, Releases 45 Track "Heartbreak on a Full Moon" To Game The Charts

image from s1.ticketm.netChris Brown has just released "Heartbreak on a Full Moon," a 45 track, 2 hour and 38 minute recording that includes him whining about bottle service. It's hard to imagine that even the most diehard fans want that much new Chris Brown. But there is a method behind his latest madness.

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What Is Facebook's Explore Feed? + How To Reach 100% Of Your Fans

EhOrganic reach on Facebook has dribbled down to an all-time low, which has made life difficult for page owners trying to connect with fans. The rollout of the Explore Feed has also complicated things for those attempting to promote themselves on Facebook. Here we look at how reach a broader swathe of fans, as well as how the Explore Feed can work to your advantage.

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Unbundled: An Introduction To The Bundle and Why The Unbundling Of Music Matters

image from adammarxsmind.files.wordpress.comFrom iTunes to Spotify, the bundling and unbundling music - the practice of combining or separating tracks - has had a major effect on the industry.  Here, in Part 1 in a four part series, Adam Marx takes a deep dive into the dynamics of bundling.

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Sony Music Pledges Money To Save London Music Venues

2Venues world wide have been going through a rough patch recently, with high rents and stricter legal requirements, with London in particular seeing a lot of its venues bite the dust in recent years. In the wake of such closures, Sony Music has pledged to financially support 'at risk' venues in a new campaign.

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21 Band Website Design Dos And Don'ts

BzBlog_21-dos-donts-band-site-design_IMG01While you may be gaining success with your live shows and with and gaining local traction, having a place online that fans can turn to where they won't get lost in the ever rising tide of social media is important for sustainable growth as a band or artist. For this reason have a solid website is a must. Here we look at twenty-one dos and don'ts for good website design.

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Michael Brandvold & How to Break Into the Music Business

image from i.ytimg.comI turned the tables this week on Hypebot's Music Biz Weekly podcast and interviewed co-host Michael Brandvold. At the start of his career, Michael helped create Kiss' internet presence and first VIP programs. In this interview, he shares lessons about how to break into the business, create new revenue streams for artists, the biggest mistakes he sees musicians making, some tips on what he sees moving the needle his clients and more. 

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Universal Music, WITHIN Partner For Music-Focused Augmented Reality, Virtual Reality

within vrThe scramble to combine music with augmented and virtual reality is accelerating with a new deal between top music group Universal and tech company Within. The startup has raised $56.6 million from top investors Laurene Powell Jobs’ Emerson Collective, 21st Century Fox, Andreessen Horowitz and Raine Ventures. 

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How Do Advances In Technology Change The "Live Experience"

1-3y6A2uLsIrdjD10YimEndQWith advances in the development of technology, what it means to see something "live" has changed. With the stage being brought into people's homes YouTube and Facebook Live, concerts have become something anyone with smartphone can participate in.

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8 Situations When You Might Need A Record Label

1-3y6A2uLsIrdjD10YimEndQWhile much is made of operating as an independent, do-it-yourself artist in the modern music economy having a label at your back can, in certain scenarios, be highly advantageous. Here we look at eight situations in which having the backing of a label works in your favor.

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Top 10 Excuses Why You Didn't Make It To My Show [Kosha Dillz]

1Getting people to turn up for shows remains one of the greatest challenges in the industry, and friends and fans alike will usually have an assortment of excuses for not showing up. Here rapper Kosha Dillz shares some of the top excuses he heard during his headlining show in NYC.

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Are Irving Azoff & James Dolan Trying To Buy Rolling Stone?

image from www.hypebot.comLast month we learned that music magazine Rolling Stone was for sale.  Now we're learning who was and apparently is still trying to buy iconic title including uber-manager Irving Azoff, whose Oak View Group recently acquired touring trades Pollstar and Venues Today.

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Jigsaw Tops Tepid Domestic Weekend Box Office, Thor Smashes International Opening

image from members.celebrityaccess.comIn what proved to be a moribund weekend for domestic box office results, Lionsgate's “Jigsaw” led the pack with a $16.3 million debut in 2,941 North American theaters.  Directed by Michael and Peter Spierig, written by Josh Stolberg and Peter Goldfinger, "Jigsaw" revives the horror franchise about a diabolical serial killer who subjects his victims to Rube Goldbergian traps. 

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AM BRIEF: Grammy Fever • Spotify As The New MTV, New UK Stats • CAA's Startup Studio • More

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Music Business News From Around The Web

 Given the popularity of music on YouTube, its no wonder that Spotify wants to integrate video and music.  But will a music video play be paid like a stream or is the strategy to up "listening" hours to devalue all streams? 

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Music Think Tank Weekly Recap: Practice Environment • Music Investment • Success In The Industry • More

6a00d83451b36c69e201b8d291fefc970c-150wiThis week on MusicThinkTank, we looked at the best environment in which to practice music, tips on crafting an ideal music investment agreement, and how to achieve success in the music industry.

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

6a00d83451b36c69e201b7c907b568970b-150wiThe most frequently perused articles from Hypebot this week covered Facebook's test of a change which would be catastrophic to the music industry, how one artist is using data science to her advantage, the FCC's suspected Thanksgiving release of its plan to kill net neutrality, and more.

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Top 3 Sites For Independent Artists Who Want To Sell Merch

1While artists may typically think of music sales as being their primary stream of revenue, merch sales can also be a fantastic way for independent artists to put food on the table. Here we look at the top sites for getting merch out to fans.

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Warner Music Responds To Songkick Concert Listing Concerns: 'We're still here for you"

image from www.hypebot.comAfter Songkick announced that it was shutting down its concert ticket sales division, many musicians and music marketers became concerned that Songkick's popular concert app and artist focused Tourbox service was on the way out, as well.  

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An Interview With Indie Concert Promoter Jason Zink Of Emporium Presents

Jasonzink2017In this interview Larry Leblanc sat down with Jason Zink, a partner of Emporium Presents, a merger of his Sherpa Concerts and Square Peg Concerts, owned by Dan Steinberg. Here he speaks about his merger, his lengthy time working as a promoter, and how he got his start in the industry.

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