In this every two week update from the Synchtank team, we'll review the important placements and major happenings in the wild and wonderful world of music supervision and music sync.
From tuning to songwriting, apps can be of tremendous value to musicians even, as it turns out, when it comes to royalties. Here we look at six apps which artists can use to keep track of their earnings from royalties, and even harness the data to their advantage.
By this point Spotify has become a ubiquitous part of the music industry, but as with so many programs, there's more to it than what's on the surface. Here we look at five less well known Spotify features that can help you get the most out of the platform, whether you're a musician, or just a listener.
Pandora has named Heidi Anne-Noel to the new post of Senior Manager, Communications. She will oversee outreach to the music press and music industry. Anne-Noel comes to Pandora from Press Here. She previously served as VP of Publicity at Capitol Records.
Every band and artist wants a clean profile look on their profile. Whether you've fired your old bassist or simply need a fresh look, this guide provides step by step instructions on how to update your image on all the major streaming platforms.
House of Blues is completely eliminating plastic straws from all of its venues. A “straw-by-request” policy was implemented at 52 Live Nation-owned and -operated venues and 50 House of Blues Entertainment venues in July. Now, HOB is going farther.
As with any other industry, those in the music business earn money from transactions. In this piece we hear from Sara Dempsy, an expert and building and maintaining relationships with digital stores like Sony Music, The Orchard, and Interscope.
TUE. BRIEF: IMPALA Protests Sony EMI Deal • Ticketmaster Resale Shift • Amazon Music To Brazil • More
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If you're an artist or band who's even somewhat serious about your career, then you likely have a brand/image that you're working to cultivate. In this piece we look at how to effectively extend that brand into your social media presence.
The Orchard has released the latest album in its Ten Bands One Cause series with a limited edition pink vinyl disc featuring tracks from Silversun Pickups, Modest Mouse, El-P of Run The Jewels, Local Natives, Tyler Childers, The All-American Rejects, The Rocky Horror Picture Show Soundtrack, Soccer Mommy, Daryl Hall & John Oates and Black Moth Super Rainbow.
Spotify continues to look for ways to make its free music tier more appealing both to users and advertisers. To that end, the streamer has begun a test that allows all free users to skip audio and video ads as often as the want and get back to listening to music.
As an artist, having a music publicist working for you can be a huge asset, particularly given that most publicists now double as digital strategists, and help to shepherd and artists overall brand. That said, there are several important things to consider before committing to hiring a publicist.
Jonathan Stone of original song marketplace Rocket Songs joins Michael Brandvold and Jay Gilbert on the Music Biz Weekly podcast. Music publishing is a multi-billion dollar industry that has been mostly undisrupted by the tech and data revolution. Rocket Songs is working change that and democratize music publishing.
In this piece music industry veteran and experienced music publicist Jamie Roberts shares her knowledge of the world of music PR, and looks at exactly what the role of publicist is, and what to take into account when considering hiring one.
The music business is a difficult career path, particularly when you’re first starting out. We try to share advice to make that journey easier hear on Hypebot and one of our most trusted sources is Bobby Owsinski. His new release, The Music Business Advice Book, is already the #1 music business book on Amazon.
While the growth of your audience has in the past typically been a linear progression, but changes in technology and the ways in which we access music now mean that international growth can occur simultaneously to regional growth. Here we look at how to tap into and monetize your international audience.
Last night's Teen Choice Awards were held at the Forum in Los Angeles last night. The 2018 awards were hosted by Nick Cannon and Lele Pons and featured performances by Bebe Rexha, Meghan Trainor, Khalid and Lauv.
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Commentators inside the music industry this week called out Tim Cook on his anti-Spotify rhetoric, revealed how Amazon's Twitch.tv is cheating music creators, looked at how embracing difference can benefit a label, and more!
We offer solid advice to the music industry's scrappy self-starters on the pros and cons of releasing an EP, how to draw more people to your merch table, what to expect when DJing abroad, and so much more!
In this perusal back through a crowded week of music industry news, we revisit streaming music's third wave in the form of emerging markets, the Spotify/Samsung combo challenge Apple Music, Musical.ly bets big on internet radio, and much, much more.
The most popular articles from the pages of Hypebot this week explored Tim Cook's feeling re: Apple Music's money losses, examined evidence that the end of the album has come, Soundcloud's leg up over Spotify and more!
Music and media industry analysts MIDiA have just published a report that dives deep into how streaming is, and in some cases is not, gaining traction in emerging markets. The report, summarized here, focuses on Russia, the Middle East, sub-Saharan Africa, China and India.
A major Spotify and Samsung partnership makes the streamer the prefered music partner across all of the company's consumer products. The South Korean tech giant manufacturers phones, tablets, computers, smart watches, speakers and other popular consumer electronics. Samsung is seen as Apple's top rival.
For any organization using social media (buts bands and artists in particular) every post represents an opportunity to tell your story and engage with fans, with compelling content that is either amusing or engaging. Here we look at four tips for writing solid social media copy.