As with any other industry, those in the music business earn money from transactions. In this piece we hear from Sara Dempsy, an expert and building and maintaining relationships with digital stores like Sony Music, The Orchard, and Interscope.
If you're an artist or band who's even somewhat serious about your career, then you likely have a brand/image that you're working to cultivate. In this piece we look at how to effectively extend that brand into your social media presence.
As an artist, having a music publicist working for you can be a huge asset, particularly given that most publicists now double as digital strategists, and help to shepherd and artists overall brand. That said, there are several important things to consider before committing to hiring a publicist.
Jonathan Stone of original song marketplace Rocket Songs joins Michael Brandvold and Jay Gilbert on the Music Biz Weekly podcast. Music publishing is a multi-billion dollar industry that has been mostly undisrupted by the tech and data revolution. Rocket Songs is working change that and democratize music publishing.
In this piece music industry veteran and experienced music publicist Jamie Roberts shares her knowledge of the world of music PR, and looks at exactly what the role of publicist is, and what to take into account when considering hiring one.
The music business is a difficult career path, particularly when you’re first starting out. We try to share advice to make that journey easier hear on Hypebot and one of our most trusted sources is Bobby Owsinski. His new release, The Music Business Advice Book, is already the #1 music business book on Amazon.
While the growth of your audience has in the past typically been a linear progression, but changes in technology and the ways in which we access music now mean that international growth can occur simultaneously to regional growth. Here we look at how to tap into and monetize your international audience.
We offer solid advice to the music industry's scrappy self-starters on the pros and cons of releasing an EP, how to draw more people to your merch table, what to expect when DJing abroad, and so much more!
The most popular articles from the pages of Hypebot this week explored Tim Cook's feeling re: Apple Music's money losses, examined evidence that the end of the album has come, Soundcloud's leg up over Spotify and more!
For any organization using social media (buts bands and artists in particular) every post represents an opportunity to tell your story and engage with fans, with compelling content that is either amusing or engaging. Here we look at four tips for writing solid social media copy.
The artwork on album can, for some artists, be something of an afterthought, but album artwork is hugely important when it comes to selling your music. That said, getting album artwork can also be hugely expensive, so here we look at five free online tools for creating your own.
The Grammy Museum in Los Angeles is accepting letters of inquiry for its 2019 grant cycle. Funded by the Recording Academy, the Grammy Museum Grant Program awards grants to organizations and individuals for audio preservation projects and audio scientific research.
Merch is becoming an increasingly important source of revenue for artists and bands on the road, but for artists merchandise isn't only sometimes difficult to sell, but can also be a creative challenge when try to think up interesting and innovative items that fans will want to buy. Here we look a seven tips for getting more fans to the merch table.
The music industry is undergoing a major resurgence as measured by all indicators except one, according to an extensive study published by Citi GPS. Left behind are the musicians, whose creations make the rest of the music industry possible, but who are receiving less than 12% of the annual revenue.
While the majority of fan eagerness involving releases is focused on 'the album' an EP can represent a more easily managed for getting new music to your listeners. Here we look at five benefits associated with the release of an EP.
Partying and dancing are popular pursuits the world over, making it possible for DJs to continue to pursue their careers abroad. Some things will change however, and here we look at how to prepare and what to expect.
Capturing an audiences attention for any meaningful amount of time has become the challenge of the age, with attention spans now at an all-time low. Here we explore how more recent technological developments like augmented reality or fan-focused direct messaging can be harnessed for just such a purpose.
Audius has raised a $5.5 million to use blockchain and cryptocurrency to assure that artists are paid fairly. It's a pitch made repeatedly by numerous startups in recent months, but Audius now has the capital to actually move this game-changing concept forward.
Accurately assessing just how much revenue you'll be able to pull down from a playlist placement can be difficult to determine, but with some careful analysis, Chris Robley at least shows us how to make an educated guess.
Collecting and listening to vinyl can be a delightful hobby for music enthusiasts from all walks of the industry, but the nature of the medium can often make getting into vinyl financially intimidating. Here we look at how to become a vinyl enthusiast on a budget.
Something familiar to any musician on the street worth their salt, the Nashville Number System is a form of shorthand notation which allows those familiar with chord numbers to act as last minute sub or sit on a session. Here we look at what exactly the system is and how it works.
We know that social media is primary driver of music discovery and music sales. But the reverse is also true - music drives social media - according to a new study by veteran music industry analyst Russ Crupnick and the team at MusicWatch.
In this piece Patrick McGuire details the importance of a solid pre-release program, and how it's necessary for building hype and excitement, growing your audience, and ensuring your release makes the biggest splash possible.
SoundCloud is relaunching a popular feature - comments from its mobile apps - alongside a new user experience in iOS and Android. It's a feature that every music service should have, and is missing from Spotify and Apple Music.
SoundBetter, a marketplace for music production talent, announced that it has delivered over $10 million to artists and producers on the platform. "Most of that in the past 18 months," according to Shachar Gilad, SoundBetter Founder and CEO.
Here a variety of different artists and managers working within the Midem hub recount what it's like to be operating in the music business today, and how changes in technology have effected so many aspects of the industry.