This week, music industry commentators discuss how major labels still don't "get" YouTube, why motivation can be more important than talent, and why it is that the music industry is so often a guinea pig for new technologies.
If you're curious what music business stories from the past week garnered the most interest, look no further. We examine how Spotify theoretically pays its artists, how millennials' consumption habits are affecting the music business, and when it's prime time to post on social media.
It's a tough world out there, as any independent artist knows, but with this week's DIY advice, we can make things just a bit easier with tips on how to promote your show with video posters, marketing trends for the coming year, how you can delegate tasks and get support, and much more.
In this week's Rewind, we look at why there aren't more women on the other side of the mixing board, how more introverted artists can utilize social media, and remember David Bowie as a business visionary as well as musical genius.
While chart-topping superstars like Taylor Swift and Beyonce may make it seem as though women dominate the music industry it is, unfortunately, a very different story behind the mixing board, where female producers and engineers are overlooked with distressing frequency.
George Howard reflects on how the music business has, for good or for ill, often been one of the first industries to experience innovation, and how this will likely be the case for technologies such as the Blockchain, VR, and the Internet of Things.
Fewer business stories break late on Friday afternoon or over the weekend. But that journalistic adage did not hold true this weekend as Spotify got hit by a second lawsuit, Apple Music hit an impressive milestone and some Capital Music Group staffers and execs received some very bad news.
For some of Hypebot's most popular posts this week (and beyond) we shared what you need to know about the CRB's latest decision, looked at what 2016's top industry marketing trends will be, discussed how Tidal can be saved, and much more.
Ringing in the new year with a whole host of tips for independent artists, we have career advice, suggestions on how to manage your social media presence, mistakes you must avoid making in 2016, and more.
In a week which was full of music industry news, we revisit articles looking at what it takes to get fans to pay for streaming music, 50 Cent's ill-advised lawsuit, and catch you up on major industry stories that you might not have caught over the holidays. All this plus much more.
In his latest dubious attempt to extricate himself from the financial hole in which he currently resides, rapper Curtis Jackson (better known as 50 Cent) has filed a lawsuit against Rick Ross after Ross released a mixtape featuring beats from Cent's "In Da Club."
While you were enjoying the annual music industry holiday break, things were far from quiet. Lawyers went into overdrive filing lawsuits against Spotify and Ticketmaster, Pandora struck its biggest licensing deal yet, SFX stumbled and The Beatles finally arrived on streaming. This and more: