This week, we hear why the so-called death of Bitcoin is bad for artists, how robots may or may not be able to replace flesh and blood musicians, and why it is that indie musicians may have more opportunities than ever moving forward.
Some of Hypebot's more popular reads this week included articles on Apple's shutdown of its free iTunes radio, who's getting wrecked by the SFXE bankruptcy, Amazon's prep for a jumping into the streaming world, plus more.
Hypebot is rife with advice for the motivated independent artist this week, with advice on how you can transform your merch table into a hub of commerce overnight, the best places to give away your music, a behind the scenes look at how a DIY music video is made, and much more!
It's been a busy week in the music industry , as we take a moment to revisit Sillerman's departure from SFX, Guns 'N Roses awkwardly band-free VIP experience, the RIAA's inclusion (finally) of streaming into album certifications, and more.
A Philadelphia councilman has recently sponsored a bill which would require venues to collect information from bands to hand over to the police, who would then either approve or revoke a license before said band could perform.
When is Jay-Z going to drop another album, and will it be able to save Tidal? Can Darlene Love sue Google for legally using a song but not asking her permission? Do successful artists really deserve the hate the often receive? Speculation and discussion abound as we look back at a week of music commentary.
Some of Hypebot's more popular articles from the past week included a look at how much recording and releasing a single actually costs, whether sixty seconds might be the future length of pop music, and a musician's guide to Instagram for bands.
Time to ditch the excuses and take action! This week we have advice on how to promote your independent music release, book your first gigs, and four social media platforms you really ought to consider using. All this plus much more!
Looking back on a week of industry news, we explore the dark world of Japanese Idol's fan culture, the unsurprising firing of venue execs, iHeartRadio's impressive growth, Spotify's challenge to YouTube, and much, much more.
In Hypebot's most read posts from the past seven days, we heard from Dan Beck regarding his experience marketing Michael Jackson, interviewed industry author Donald S. Passman, and looked at why Snapchat is expected to crush it in 2016.
The time to stop procrastinating and get it done is now! This week we have tips for how to succeed in the recording studio, turn your regular fans into superfans, new types of merch to try out, four career-ruining mentalities to avoid, plus much more.
As we mash the rewind button on another week of music industry news, it's time to reexamine some favorite music podcasts, the vast potential of cryptocurrency, why the revenue from streaming apps has seen an appreciable uptick, and more.