This week in music commentary, we heard a response to David Pakman's lament for music industry startups, a rant from Steve Miller on why he has issues with the Rock N' Roll Hall of Fame, and some complaints from Iggy Pop regarding the music industry generally and EDM specifically.
When it comes to being popular, these articles know what's up, including Iggy Pop's blasting of the music industry, four instances when "saving money" is actually a greater expense in the long run, how you can use Shazam to market your music, and more.
In this weekend's look back on the music industry news, we revisit AmpMe's funding triumphs, what are predicted to be this summer's biggest hits, and the massive success of Spotify's Discover Weekly playlists.
While services like iTunes, Spotify, and Facebook often make it difficult for artists to easily communicate with fans, SuperPhone provides artists with a way to directly message large groups of their fans outside of complex and crowded social channels.
Liv Buli has the unique title of Data Journalist at Pandora owned analytics provider Next Big Sound. With one eye on the data and the other on the cultural zeitgeist, she often uncovers what matters most before the rest of us. So, we're proud and happy that she's agreed to share what's caught her eye (almost) every Friday.
Recently, the Hudson Valley Bluegrass Association had its lecture videostaken down owing to their inclusion of brief clips of bluegrass music. Although the use of the music was clearly fair use, Sony initially demanded a fee for the use of the recordings, raising some alarming questions regarding copyfraud and the use of ContentID.
Following the failure of SFX to meet a large number of profit benchmarks, a Florida company known as Amnesia is looking for a way out of their contract with the company, and exit complicated by SFX's state of bankruptcy.
In a recent bit of good news for artists using the popular social network, Twitter recently announced that it will no longer be counting photos or links in its fabled 140 character count, meaning artists will have an easier time using Twitter for promo.
In this Story Behind The Song from PledgeMusic News, They Might Be Giants bassist Danny Weinkauf takes us through the creation and success of his recent children's song "Only One You" as well the the accompanying video.
The life of an independent artist comes with plenty of physical and emotional challenges to overcome, and staying positive can, at times, be incredibly difficult. In this piece, we look at seven practices that can keep you from getting to down in the dumps and jeopardizing your career.
Recent Rock n' Roll Hall of Fame inductee Steve Miller had some choice words to say about the Hall of Fame's treatment and selection process, not all of it glowing. Here we look at an excerpt from an interview Miller did with Billboard regarding the event.
In this week's music commentary section, we hear from a five-time Grammy winner about the evils of YouTube, what's being done to effect a digital rights management overhaul, and why it is that music industry seems to crush its startups.
Some of the more popular posts on Hypebot from the past included a look at how the UK's departure from the EU might impact the music industry, why the Ticketmaster settlement is being poorly received, a helpful refresher on exactly how streaming royalties work, and more.
This week in the tips, tricks, and strategies department, we have advice on how to best sample music, use YouTube's translation tools to boost your audience, why you ought to consider making your band a LLC, and much, much more.
Rhapsody/Napster unveil their first ever virtual reality music app, Rage Against the Machine offer tantalizing hints of a new project in the works, major labels are making more from streaming than we thought, and much more as we pay a final visit to the week that was in music industry news.
With a copyright reform bill anticipated in the near future, the Copyright Office has been holding a series of roundtable talks which it will use to support its alterations to copyright law. Unfortunately, many of the ideas raised thus far are more than a little troubling.
Good news for artists on YouTube, it looks as though the service will soon be implementing a new data standardization tool which will help artists get clearer information regarding views and payments, as well as providing more accurateand efficient royalty accounting.
While being in a band can be amazingly enjoyable and rewarding experiences, starting a successful band also presents a number of challenges. Here we look at five all-too-common mistakes which new bands frequently make.