This week, our wealth of wisdom for those independent musicians looking to make it in the music industry covered how to organize your music industry team, what it takes to cultivate a successful relationship in the music industry, why play counts don't always translate to success, and much more.
This week on MusicThinkTank, we looked at much the world's top musicians make compared to other artists, the essential pieces of equipment for running a quality recording studio, why learning an instrument is important, and more.
In some of our most popular articles on Hypebot this week, we explored Gibson's response to the rumors of it's bankruptcy, how modern music consumers are finding new, independent music, what the looming Facebook licensing deadline means for artists, and more.
Most music consumers, be they young or old, are often pressed for time meaning that, as an artist, it's important to get them what they want quickly and painlessly. Here we look at how to do so through automated messenger bots, quickly getting fans where they want to be.
Songkick, the concert discovery app acquired by Warner Music Group last year, has inked a partnership with Facebook to add concerts and events from its database onto the social giant. Songkick also announced a deal with French and Belgian retailer and ticket seller FNAC.
As a entrepreneur in the music industry, it can be easy to fall into the trap of trying to do everything yourself, a guaranteed recipe for burnout. Here we look at how to identify your various band member's strengths and let go of enough control to successfully delegate.
While having lyrics protected under copyright is standard legal procedure, this doesn't hold true if the lyrics aren't saying anything creative, at least according a ruling in a copyright suit involving Taylor Swift, the group 3LW, and a good number of players and haters.
BandLab Technologies has acquired some assets and the complete intellectual property of Cakewalk. from Gibson Brands. Gibson has been shedding subsidiaries and brands in an effort to avoid bankruptcy.
While ability is certainly a large part of making it in the music industry, the business is unfortunately often as much about who you know as it is your actual talent. In this piece we look closely at the essentials of building relationships in the music industry that will help propel you up the charts.
U.S. Rep. Robert Goodlatte (R, VA ), powerful chairman of the House Judiciary Committee, is set to unveil umbrella copyright reform legislation that combines three major bipartisan bills currently before both houses of Congress.
Whether it's Spotify plays or social media traffic, being able to look at a tangible metric and see that listeners are consuming and enjoying your music is exciting for any band or artist, unfortunately this feedback doesn't always translate to success. Here we look at why.
While having and keeping up with a band or artist website may seem easy enough, many music industry entrepreneurs struggle to do so. Having a solid website has become a must for artists however, and is essential for keeping your fans engaged and up-to-date.
While it's well known that the music industry's top earning bring in a solid chunk of change, we here take a look at how the income of this demographic (e.g. music's top 1%) compares with the income of the average employee in an alternative field.
Visual assets play a key role in attracting engagement on Facebook. But knowing the right dimensions for the many channels on Facebook cam be confusing, to help your pages and videos looking sharp, we offer this Facebook Cheatsheet: Image Sizes and Dimensions 2018.
Onstage last week at the Recode's Code Media, producer and songwriter Oak Felder demonstrated how the Demi Lovato hit "Sorry Not Sorry" went from an idea to a viral sensation. The hit producer recreated the technical process beginning with a blank canvas in music production app Logic Pro X.
In this piece the team at We Are Instrumental explains how they were able to utilize TalentAI to identify a dark horse single performed by Britain's Got Talent alum Calum Scott that found massive commercial success.
This week Michael Brandvold and Jay Gilbert are joined on the Music Biz Weekly podcast by Brian Slagel, CEO of Metal Blade Records. He shares his thoughts on the importance of social media and how important it is when considering a band for a record deal. We talk about bands having to pay their dues.
The deadline for unaffiliated independent musicians and rightsholders to get paid for use of their music on Facebook by registering with the Harry Fox Agency's Rumblefish division is just 3 weeks away.
Independent musicians often have to find creative ways to stand out to potential listeners without the help of a major record label promoting their work. For this reason, Langston decided to get people talking about his music using something many consumers love – free downloads.
When it comes to landing gigs for you band, it's essential to have a booking section on your website that provides any potentially interested promoter with answers to all their booking inquiries, from basic info to average crowd size.
While some artists may consider purchasing likes and follows as a quick route to success, the reality is that these fake social purchases are easily identified by any industry professional looking into your band.
Commentators from inside this music industry this week discussed marketing strategies, how radio holds the key to streaming growth, how music festival culture is now playlist culture, and much, much more.
Our suggested tips and tricks for artists looking to make it in the music industry this week covered reaching more fans with Facebook's new algorithm, how Google is now sending you more traffic than Facebook, the best way to develop your band "story", and more.
Artists who have seen their Facebook engagement take dip recent weeks following the change to the social media platform's algorithm are unsurprisingly worried about getting their content see. Here we offer up some valuable tips for how to keep reaching your fans.
In the first week of February, Google sent publishers 40% more or 466 million more pageviews than it did in January 2017. That same week, Facebook sent 200 million fewer, or 20% less. This shift is happening as Facebook adjust its algorithm to prioritize posts from friends and family over business, bands and publishers.
In this interview Swedish twenty-two year old manager and digital strategist Timothy Collins discusses his company UNLTD, the importance of innovation, and the challenge of breaking through the social media landscape.
Symphonic Distribution has hired industry veteran Peter Wohelski as its Content Development Specialist. Wohelski had been the Senior Label Manager at Beatport after stints as Director of A&R at Astralwerks and General Manager at Planet E Communications.
While streaming has revitalized the music industry in lots of ways, many artists continue to struggle to make ends meet, something which the launch of numerous new analytic and discovery features by streaming services could help to change.