In addition to its new 'Super Chat' feature, YouTube is also seeing a rise in the success live streaming video, although this has been a part of YouTube since 2011 the popularity of such content on Facebook, and the ability to monetize it means YouTube stands to gain greatly from pushing live streaming to the forefront.
This week on MusicThinkTank, we looked at how to master the side hustle, the best way for artists and musicians to party successfully, looked at some of the greatest documentaries on musicians, and more.
Celebrate Success: 4 Party Ideas For Musicians And Artists - MTT - Music Think Tank
It may by far far be the largest social media network, but that doesn't mean Facebook is staring down some serious user fatigue, with all age groups reporting a drop in their satisfaction level with the service. This could be bad news for artists using the platform as a marketing tool, but good news for Facebook's social media competitors.
Early sales figures show that, while mainstream superstars benefit from a televised Grammy performance, the greatest sales gains Come from less well known artists. The same goes for the streaming, with both Beyonce and Adele missing from Pandora's Top 10 post-Grammy week over week lifts.
When it comes to finding press to promote their music, many artists look to music press giants like Pitchfork or Rolling Stone, but these publications are unlikely to bother even giving you the time of day, whereas smaller independent blogs usually have a little more attention to spare, and can help propel an artists career in significant ways.
Want your love of music to live on past the grave? If donating to a local music program or other charity doesn't do it for you, there's an alternative. Your cremated ashes can be pressed into 1 - 30 vinyl records containing the audio of your choice, including your rant about how Nickelback really is a great band.