This week's chart topping articles included a look at why pop stars are starting their own labels, what wisdom we can learn from Adele's 25, and why what works for her may not for anyone else, plus eight conceptsartists should implement at their next show.
Hypebot has quite a bit of useful knowledge to drop on the DIY artist this week, from how to appeal to a publicist, to why a split sheet just isn't enough when it comes to co-writing songs, plus an explanation of why more fans aren't seeing your blog posts.
The pros and cons of Pandora's Rdio buy up, Guvera, the dark horse of streaming, and a police officer is fired for singing with a metal band while still on the clock. All this and more as we mash the rewind button on a week of music industry news.
In this article, Kelsey Butterworth takes a closer look at Jimmy Iovine's recent and unfortunate bout of mansplaining, an incident which offers some insight into several much larger issues regarding women in the music industry.
This week in the world of music commentary, SONGS CEO Matt Pincus weighs in on why a two-class system would be harmful to the music industry as a whole, we hear a response to Jimmy Iovine'scomments, and explore the logic behind the Pandora/Rdiodeal.
Some of Hypebot's most popular posts this week included the dismissal of the "Shake It Off" lawsuit against T-Swift, Adele's rejection of Live Nation in favor of indie promoters, Spotify's announcement that its users now log 1.7 billion listening hours a month, as well as much more.
This week Hypebot has advice for the do-it-yourself musician on how to effectively delegate work, why you should be pitching smaller music blogs and, just in time for the holidays, some tips on flying with your instruments.
Alabama State University is in the hot seat after they're caught in a fake Lil Wayne concert scam,Jimmy Iovine alienates half of Apple's customer base, and the Eagles Of Death Metal release their first statement since the Paris attacks. This plus more as we take a look back at the music industry's week that was.
A new report out from Nielsen has some interesting data regarding music listener's consumption habits and how much they spend on music annually, data which could help predict the future of streaming services such as Spotify and Apple Music.
For singerXriss Jor, recent developments in how music can be shared online have opened up new opportunities for her to get her music (and the greater message contained therein) heard by a broader international audience and raise awareness of Lebanon's garbage crisis.
Consolidation in streaming music has begun, though perhaps a bit earlier than expected. Pandorais acquiring "the technology and intellectual property" of streaming music service Rdio for $75 million, and will use the assets to compete with Spotify, Apple Music and others.
Always eager to give the indie musician helpful advice, Hypebot has tips on getting paid what you deserve for live shows, pumping up your Instagram with Boomerang, how you can become a successful hip hop artist, and much more.
This week's most popular articles included a helpful how-to guide for artists looking to use Snapchat, David Lowery's request that the New York Attorney Generalinvestigate Spotify, and why the streaming service could vanish overnight without anyone caring, as well as much more.
This week on MusicThinkTank, we learn how to be a confident musician, why you need to pay people in the music industry, six different ways to book a show (even in cities you've never been to), and much more.
YouTube launches its music app, Victory Records returns to Spotify, and a surprising reveal regarding just how much money music's superstars rake in. All this plus more as we revisit the week's industry news.
[UPDATED] While the success of superstars such as Beyonce and Taylor Swift can make it seem as though the music industry is ahead of the game when it comes to gender equality, the reality is quite different. Even a cursory glance at the statistics reveals there is quite a bit of progress which still needs to be made when it comes to women in the music business.