This article examines how songwriting can act as a tool to address broad public causes, and how its inherent abstraction makes it a valuable asset in assisting individuals withcreatively working through issues in their lives.
While friends and family are (usually) good at being supportive of your music, they will often spare your feelings when it comes to providing feedback on your music, which is less than helpful as far as improving your product is concerned. For more constructive criticism, AudioKite is here to help.
These posts are so popular everyone wants to be their friend. In Hypebot's most read articles from the past week, we looked at why you should rewrite your songs, Facebook's launch of it's content ID system, how musicians should use Facebook Live Video, and much, much more.
For those independent artists in need of some assistance getting their act together, Hypebot has advice on business trends they should be watching, how they can preview their music on Snapchat, DIY music video production tips and much, much more.
It's been a full week as we look back on music industry stories from the past seven days, including ASCAP's lawsuit against venues refusing to pay for music use, a former exec pleading guilty to embezzlement at Warner Music, major labels cranking up of their anti-YouTube rhetoric, and much more.
As part of a lead in to Music Tech Fest Berlin, some of the music industry's best minds are coming together for a five day blockchain laboratory, to explore and experiment with the possibilities presented by this innovative new technology and its potential to make the music industry a more transparent and profitable place for artists.
In the music industry's latest round of copyright accusations, Led Zeppelin is being put on blast for allegedly stealing portions of 'Stairway To Heaven.' The case is set to go to court, with a grim looking outcome expected for the band.
Eager to share a piece of their minds, commentators this week weighed in on music streaming's inevitable unbundling, whether YouTube's dominion is coming to an end, and why streaming's success won't stop downloading.
In some of Hypebot's most popular articles from the past week, we speculated as to what Spotify's new debt load means, looked at the most important tools for online music marketing, heard from several experts on how to communicate with fans, and much more.
How to visually promote your music, get a record placement, and achieve success using inbound permission based marketing to fans, are just a few of the useful tips we have for the independently minded DIY artists out there this week.
The Beatles crush it in their first hundred days on Spotify, Beatport explores their post-SFX independence, and Apple unveils new censorship technology, plus much more as we pay a final visit to the past week's music industry news.
In this excerpt from Songwriting: Get Your Black Belt In Music & Lyrics, we look at how the musical composition process, and how the use of different scales can effect the feel and mood of a piece of music, as demonstrated by the California thrash metal band referenced here.
Following its recent bankruptcy, SFX Entertainment has been forced to put its subsidiary (and dance music industry giant) Beatport up for auction. Here we speak with the people at Beatport about the current state of the newly independent company and where it's headed in the future.
Even before yesterday's big announcement, it's been a momentous month at PledgeMusic including a trip to SXSW. Here Benji Rogers, Mike Fordham and Derek Webb share impressions of this years fest, and the opportunities to be found at a music industry event of this scale.
This week in the opinionated and insightful world of music commentary, we hear how Generation Z's use of social media impacts music marketing, why it's important for songwriting to not be too complex, and look at the delicate balance between art and commerce.