Positive prophecies about streaming from the exec who pulled T Swift off Spotify, Sony/ATV's head pens an urgent letter to songwriters, and some crowdfunding tips from Manafest, as we listen to the week's music commentary.
Hypebot has a whole host of tips this week, from marketing cover songs, to running a music YouTube channel, to using FanBridge as means of promoting content. All these plus many more as we revisit a week of DIY advice.
This week on MusicThinkTank, we examine the best ways to make money on tour other than selling tickets, some of the most outstanding music business podcasts, and the optimum way to earn an income as a musician (hint: it may not be through music).
Is niche marketing the future of streaming? How can one effectively market and monetizecover songs on YouTube? How did record labels conspire to stop public domain Beatles music in Canada? Find out the answers to these questions, plus others, as we hit the rewind button on a week of music industry news.
The turntable's comeback in the wake of a vinyl boom, lessons we can learn from Straight Outta Compton, and the continued drop in Spotify's per play rates. This and more as we re-visit some of the most popular articles on Hypebot from the past week.
Owing to Canada's shorter copyright terms, several protected works (including early Beatles recordings) had entered the public domain, triggering mass panic in the recording industry and causing Stephen Harper to surreptitiously extend copyright on sound recordings. One company, Stargrove Entertainment, had already released an album of public domain music, however, and incited major label wrath in the process.
There was plenty to talk about in the music industry this week. We hear why it is that Apple isn't bothered about making money off its streaming service, examine a false claim by Tidal, and enjoy a nice chat on the phone with Prince.
Looking for a little DIY music industry advice? We've got it right here, from ideas for selling CDs at gigs, to how emojis can help you promote your music, to new ways to help indie artists find licensing deals, plus much more.
This week on MusicThinkTank, we explore how to become a successful artist in the new millennium, look at thirteen excellent apps for touring musicians, and hear some tips on how to properly manage your band's finances.
As we wind our way back through the week that was, we hear from Matt the Electrician/Musician, look at what SoulCycle's IPO might mean for music licensing, are warned about a hack on ReverbNation, and much more.
What's been popular on Hypebot this week? The frontman of Twisted Sister has messed up his metadata, a Billboard survey reveals some surprises about music executives, and Apple's music streaming service turns out to be a better deal for artists than Spotify.
Plenty of chatter in the music industry this week, as Lady Gaga issues a cease and desist over breast milk ice cream, Louisa Wendorff talk T-Swift and Twitter, and Straight Outta Compton continues its reign of success.
Hypebot was full of tips for the D.I.Y. musician this week, offering instruction on how to make more money from ticket sales on you website, successfully launch an artist, what to do after you've named your band, and more.
It's been a busy week in the music industry! We explore the cost of unlimited streaming, look at some of 2015's top earning DJs, and how Greenpeace is making digital activism more engaging. This and more as we rewind through the week that was.
Some of the most popular items on Hypebot this week included a look at several labels working to fix the music industry, an examination of the actual problem with streaming, and the power of the Ryan Adams bump, plus much more.