In this interview Michael Huppe, the president and CEO of SoundExchange, discusses his organization's position in the ever-changing music industry industry as its role in the streaming marketplace continues to expand.
In this piece we take an in-depth look at how big data, and specifically audienceaffinity data combined with careful audience insight can be used within the music business to predict the next big stars to rise to industry prominence.
While music's ability to positively augment the viewers experience when watching television and films is well known, its impact on day to day activities like work, learning, and exercise is also significant.
In this interview Ariel Hyatt, founder and owner of Cyber PR offers her two cents on crowdfunding and success strategies, delving into personal experience as well as offering takeaways from her newly published book.
In our advice corner this week we provide suggestions for independent and DIY artists on how to prep their music for a vinyl pressing, make better concert posters, avoid common mistakes when putting together an electronic press kit, and much, much more.
In this trip down memory lane from the last seven days of music industry news, we revisit the damage done to after a massive DDOS attack, the spike in Janet Jackson's 'Nasty' on Spotify following Trump's debate outburst, Kanye's complaint of the Apple/Tidal feud, and much, much more.
Some of Hypebot's most popular and well received posts from the past week included a look at the truth behind Amazon Music's alleged low price, ASCAP's litigous actions against unlicensed venues, music streaming's tipping point, and more.
With the recent massive uptick in vinyl's popularity of late, more and more artists have been working to get their music pressed in this format to release to fans. Preparing and album for vinyl, however, is decidedly different from doing so for CD or digital release. Here we look at how to so correctly.
While major labels once held the majority of power within the music industry, able to pick and choose which artists they would buoy on to success, the tables seem to have shifted, with streaming services like Spotify now acting as the primary gatekeepers between artists and the potential consumers of their music.
First impressions are as important in the music business as they are anywhere else, and your band bio is often the thing making that impression, meaning its important that is stay up to snuff. Here a veteran bio writer offers some quick and useful tips on getting your bio to stand out.
After departing from an industry trend and offering their unlimited streaming service for the low price of $7.99 per month, it looks as the payouts Amazon will need to subsidize its new service, at least for a while.
With the rise of the Internet of Things and the increasing connectivity of smart home technologies, the way in which the industry operates in relation to consumers is changing, as music streaming and discovery become increasingly integrated into homes.
Concerns regarding the persistence of majority-male event lineups and the low number of female producers have been raising some concerned questions about the state of the modern music industry. This networking guide looks at several organizations working to bring about effective change.
Video views are critical for measuring success not only to artists, but also labels, advertisers, and anyone else attached to the video in question. Unfortunately, measuring these views is not always easy, as each platform has their own method for counting. Here we examine what the different platforms use to calculate views.
With Amazon having finally released their long awaited stand-alone streaming service, the $7.99 sticker price seems to be bucking an industry trend by offering consumers unlimited streaming for less, but the figure is deceptive.
Data doesn't lie if you know what to look for. Here Next Big Sound's Liv Buli takes a close at he rapid rise of rapper A Boogie Wit Da Hoodie, who is he dominating the Pandora charts in the wake of the release of his new mixtape.
Music commentators this week shared their thoughts and opinions on how old school talent can transition to a modern music economy, the RIAA gets confused, and we hear a brief but poignant history of 1/8 inch headphone jack.
In our DIY and advice section for this week, we drop some handy knowledge for on artists on using Snapchat like a pro, embracing your mistakes, and how artists can better tap into the college music market, as well as much more.
In this edition of our look back through the past seven days of industry news, we examine SFX's continued action against Robert Sillerman, Pandora and Shazam's additions to their respective platforms, Spotify's recent massive payout, and much, much more.