Some may recall the Trump campaign's singing/dancing 'Freedom Kids' from earlier this year. Now it looks as though the group's organizer will be suing the campaign after its violation of their verbal agreement and repeated failure to properly compensate the performance group.
Spotify recently announced that it plans to start selling its free users' identifiable information to major ad companies using pattern recognition and other data mining techniques to profile fans before packaging them for resale.
In this article we discuss how recent major changes to the federal agreement governing how performing rights organizations like ASCAP, SESAC, and BMI operate has much of the music community up in arms.
A heavily contested practice in the EDM community, ghost producing is argued by some to enable obscure producers to earn income and advance their industry notoriety, but the reality is that they may actually be doing their careers more harm than good.
This week in music commentary, we hear thoughts and opinions on how the formula which makes Pokemon Go so successful could be applied to the music industry, the coming of internet radio's "value shift," a potential defense of YouTube's monetary policies, and more.
In Hypebot's most popular articles this week, we looked at Rhapsody users' rebellion over the Napster switch, Twitter's simplification of the account verification process, the explosion of Pokemon music on Pandora, and more.
For the independent, do-it-yourself, advice seeking artist this week, we have tips on how to book more house concerts, why you should hire someone to do your marketing, free-ish things you can give away at your next show, and much, much more.
Will Beatport be able to save SFX? Why did singer-songwriter Michelle Shockedprotest her own show? Could it be that Facebook is even worse at paying musicians than YouTube? Find out the answers to these questions and more, as we look back through a week of music industry news highlights.
Here George Howard looks at how the social, fun, and competitive formula which has made PokemonGo the massive success that it is could potentially work in the music industry, and the hurdles it would have to overcome to do so.
Here an entertainment lawyer lends his perspective on a recent decision handed down by the Department of Justice, a decision which ignored the advice of copyright experts and served to further strip songwriters of their rights.
This week's music industry commentators shared their thoughts and opinions on the Department of Justice's complex interactions with the music industry, the five words which will likely define the next few years of music, and whether or not Radio Airplay is still worth it.
This week on MusicThinkTank, we looked at the DoJ's recent devastating blow to the industry, how a label can effectively market content, heard some tips on collecting music in the digital age, and more.
In this round of our weekly wrap of big music industry news stories we look at the NMPA and Spotify's declaration of victory, broadcast radio's decline in influence, SFX's withdrawal of its Beatport sale, and much more.
Though it has recently been focused on several specific facets of public performance licensing, David Lowery examines six music business issues which the Department of Justice would be better off turning its attention to.