In our tips and advice section this week, we offer indie artists guidance on boosting your organic reach on Facebook, growing your email list, what to do when you're feeling stuck in your music career, and much, much more.
In our look back through major industry events from the past week, we're revisiting the upset winner of the 2016 Mercury Prize, Sony's launch of a new low-cost streaming service, Apple's quashing rumors of a Tidal bailout, and more!
Hypebot's most heavily read posts from the past seven days included those revolving around Beats music co-creator's exit of Spotify to join Apple Music, Spotify's alleged 33% subscriber growth, the re-imagination of the album release, and more.
Although music has in many ways lost some of its potency as the driving force behind the world's increasingly sprawling subcultures, one particularly large subculture, the gaming community, has developed into a massive underground dance music scene.
$5 a month has often been touted as the magic monthly fee which will precipitate a massive surge in subscriber growth, a theory which looks as though it's about to be tested, with both Amazon and Pandora announcing a lower priced tier.
In this interview, PledgeMusic speaks with talented piano player and transcriptionist Holly Bowling about her latest work, a Grateful Dead tribute album titled Better Left Unsung, a followup to her first work transcribing Phish's music.
The recent and decidedly unpopular ruling by the Department of Justice regarding 100% licensing has left many in the industry confused as to what the ruling actually means for the music business. The following chart contains a summary of the ruling, helping to clarify the decision's overall impact.
As the popularity of takedown notices continues to grow, some are taking things a little too far including, it seems, Warner Brothers Pictures, a company which accidentally requested Google remove Warner Brothers' own website from its search results.
Music industry rookies are dead easy for those more acclimated to the industry to spot, and while coming off as a newb is understandable and forgivable, it's hardly a characteristic anyone wants to cultivate. In this article we look at four newbie behaviors to avoid.
In this week's leisurely saunter back through the week's music industry news we revisit the launch of the iPhone 7, Last.Fm's massive email hemorrhage, several music biz stories you might have missed over the long holiday weekend, and more.
Wondering what's popular? These posts. In our chart-toppers this week, we looked at most streamed songs of summer 2016, the most expensive vinyl ever sold, whether streaming services are in competition with labels, and much, much more.
Facebook can be an important and useful social media platform, but the site changes its algorithms regulating what appears in a user's news feed so frequently, it can be difficult to keep up. Here we look at some of the latest announced changes to the news feed.
In this latest edition of In The Hot Seat With Larry LeBlanc, he speaks with Jim Digby, the founder and chairman of Event Safety Alliance and Linkin Park production manager. Here he weighs in on touring safety for both artists and others operating in the music industry.
Although some may be quick to dismiss Pandora as simply another streaming platform, some recent numbers show that many of Pandora's top artists have more station followers and better, more economical fan reach than many social media outlets.
How much is the most expensive vinyl ever sold worth? A recent test pressing of The BeatlesWhite Albumsold for a record setting amount of cash, providing some insight into how high stakes the world of record collecting can become.
Although such a statement might seem outrageous, the fact that these multiple genres are not considered music is actually beneficial, meaning small venues are exempt from paying a "fine arts" tax, although it hasn't stopped some tax officials from demanding back payments.
While you (and I) were enjoying the last few unofficial days of summer here in the U.S., the music industry and music tech chugged along making news led by Apple and some Europeans who just got back from their enviably long vacations. Here's what you missed:
SPECIAL LABOR DAY EDITION: Today is a holiday in the U.S., but that doesn't mean that there's not breaking music business and tech news both here and globally. We've got a few stories that deserve paying attention to, even on a day when many of us have our feet up relaxing while we complain about the end of summer....
This week's music commentators weigh in on the correct way music industry project management should work, how well streaming is actually doing, and why we need a copyright small claims court right now.