This week on MusicThinkTank, we're looking at retro promotion techniques that still hold up, how you can identify if your music is really good enough to release, and what to do in order to set up a top notch studio, plus much more.
As we rewind through the week in music industry news, we review the return of the cassette tape, how much ad supported streaming is actually worth, which genres are messing up their metadata the most, and much, much more.
Boston based MC Cam Meekins discusses hip hop, major labels vs DIY, and his charity work,Lazy Rich speaks on the importance of first impressions, and hit producer Om'Mas Keith explains why a GRAMMY is still worth something. This plus more in the week's industry commentary.
Some of the top hits onHypebot this week include an explanation of why SoundCloud is still preferable to Apple Music, a look at the best way for artists to make money...without music, and an account of why the iPad Pro is perfect for musicians.
This week on Hypebot we shared a myriad of valuable tips for the independent musician, from the importance of being onInstagram, to how artists can make money off of Happy Birthday (now that it's in the public domain) to four all too common mistakes bands make when using Facebook.
This week on MusicThinkTank, we look at some of the best apps and accessories for mobile music fans, whether or not you're getting the most from your current fans, five excellent careers to pursue when armed with a music degree, and much more.
In this edition of our weekly rewind, we hear from another side of the streaming playola debate, learn about the shocking amount of time people spend on Facebook, and watch as Apple Music users (or at least some of them) begin having to pay for the service.
This week Hypebot's advice for the indie and DIY musician includes tips for effective crowdfunding, a look at how to use Flipagram, the best way to utilize cover songs in order to grow you fanbase, and much, much more.
This week on MusicThinkTank, we look at how to tell when you're ready to release your first full-length album, several critical things to consider before starting a PR campaign, and learn some tough lessons about becoming a better performer.
Spotify adds artist bios, music fans start getting the VIP experience via Periscope, and a new app is set to become the Instagram of music, just when we're questioning whether social networks will ever be able to master music, as we flip back through a week of music industry news.
Janita's interview for Forbes that Forbes declined to publish, Spotify's CEO says Apple Music is helping them out, and a big announcement from Beats 1 as we lend our ears to a week of music industry chatter.
Capturing the attention of a young audience is one of the great challenges of effective social media use. Here, a writer for Vice shares some advice on how being genuine and concise can help a writer to engage with the youth of today.
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.