Here Maggie Vail shares with readers a version of her talk on the importance of understanding business models and determining how and where to grow an online business and community, particular with relation to the music industry.
As interest begins to grow among private investors, it looks as though music funding will be the next aspect of the music industry to experience disruption, as cash-strapped artists are forced to seek an alternative to labels.
Music commentators voiced their opinion this week on whether $9.99 streaming subscriptions have hit a saturation point, penned an open letter to congress, and discussed the gear and tech they need to function.
This week we share knowledge with independent artists on how they can use SoundCloud to drive music sales, the types of Spotify playlist that might feature their song, how thinking like a DJ can help you become a better producer, and more.
In this look back through the past seven days of music industry goings-on, we revisit how music consumption habits changed in the past year, why Kanye wasn't permitted to play at inaugural events, the new streaming playlist music economy, and much more.
The most popular posts on Hypebot this week included a look at the new payout rates offered by Spotify, Apple, and YouTube, tips on surviving the music industry in 2017, how streaming is beating radio for the first time, and more.
Already an established household name in the Atlanta hip-hop scene, we look at how a series of successes plus a shout out from Donald Glover at the Golden Globe Awards is helping to push the group Migos to the top.
In a piece of legal news with wide implications for the music business, indie string trio Time for Three and S'More Entertainment have filed a class action lawsuit against Entertainment One regarding the music and entertainment distributor's their direct deal with SiriusXM.
Given the controversy around streaming rates, it's important to have some idea of what these numbers actually are. Here David Lowery shares his per stream rates across various platforms and see how the numbers shifted in 2016.
As making music has gradually grown to become not just about creation but also about interaction, the line between DJing and Producing has become increasingly blurred, and finding success now often requires that an producer move beyond the confines of a studio and engage with an audience.
In this follow-up to David Emery's must read postHow To Survive The Music Industry In 2017. MD and music industry veteran Darren Hemmings looks at the impact that a life in the music business can have on a person's mental health; and why music companies must do more about it.
Encouraging industry creatives to embrace change and adapt to new technologies, Andrew Gazdecki here outlines several different ways in which mobile apps are changing things, and how artists can benefit from them.
This week, commentators from the music industry discussed why artists shouldn't make getting signed their goal, what it's like to be a 'hired gun' in the music industry, and the concept of a digital tip jar.
In our tips and advice section this week, we give independent and DIY artists sage council on they can survive the music industry in 2017, the many different ways of accepting payment for merch and music, the definitive method for releasing and album, and much more.
This week in our glance back over important music industry news from the past week, we reexamine the potential onset of high-res streaming, YouTube's new 'Super Chat', how Pinterest is becoming a go-to social network for musicians, and more.
In this week's set of chart toppers, some of our most frequently read articles looked at Pandora's precipitous drop in value, the challenge of building an identity in the streaming age, how Snapchat can have the same effect as radio, as well as much, much more.
Long awaited by many, it appears as though high-resolution streaming could soon become an industry reality, with the three major labels and several prominent streaming companies announce their support for a new higher quality format.
Although many artists have shifted their focusing into making it on their own in the digital music space, a remarkable number of artists remain focused on the classic (and somewhat antiquated) goal of getting signed.
In this piece we dive into the history of Apple's song pricing structure, who was responsible for dictating prices, and the rationale behind the 69¢ song, both over the past few years, and in its current iteration.
For a long time, content creators have bemoaned their inability to monetize video content on Facebook in the same way that they are able to on platforms like YouTube. Those days may be coming to in end however, with Facebook's recent announcement of their plan to begin including ads mid-video.