Spotify, Nielsen Deal May Mean More Money For Artists

1One of the most valuable types of data for artists and labels is demographic information on exactly who is listening to their music. This is why a new deal being struck between Spotify and Nielsen Research could have implications for not just advertisers, but also artists.

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How To Prevent, Deal With Arthritis As A Musician

3Arthritis is hugely prevalent in the population, and one of the primary causes of disability in adults. The lifestyle of musicians makes them particularly prone to this ailment due to the repetitive strain practicing and performing can put on one's joints. Here we look at how to keep arthritis at bay, and cope more effectively with it as a condition.

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ASCAP Announces 2019 'I Create Music' EXPO Dates, Releases 60 Hours Of 2018 Video

Ascap-new logoASCAP has announced that the 14th edition of its signature “I Create Music” EXPO, will return to the Loews Hollywood Hotel in Los Angeles on May 2 - 4, 2019.  The PRO also announced the release of 60+ hours of video of panels and performances from the 2018 conference.

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3 Ways You Should Think Differently About Releasing Music

1While musicians typically follow an established formula when it comes to releasing new music, this doesn't mean it's always the best way. Here Chris Robley digs into three way you can think differently about releasing your music and see drastically improved results.

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Quincy Jones Joins Jammcard $1M Funding Round To Expand 'LinkedIn For Musicians'

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Quincy Jones has led a $1 million seed funding round in music tech startup Jammcard. The music industry professionals network has been called the "LinkedIn for musicians" by Forbes.  

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How To Get On Spotify's User-Generated Playlists

1Playlist doesn't seem to be going away, and while landing on Spotify curated playlists may seem out of reach, their hardly the only option, with user-generated playlists often having hundreds of thousands of followers. Here we look at what artists need to do land spot on one of these coveted lists.

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Not Ready For A Music Manager? Try An Accountability Team

1While you may not yet be ready to employ a full-time music manager, that doesn't mean that, as a DIY artist, you need to totally go it alone. In fact, there are a number of ways you can expand your team and advance your career without having to fully invest in a manager. Here we look at five things an accountability team can do for you.

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Apple Music Fixes How It Displays Albums, Singles

Apple music cardsApple Music has improved how its displays an artist's albums and singles.  Previously, tracks, collections and albums were lumped together, forcing the user to scroll through dozens of often redundant releases to find what they are looking for.

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YouTube 'Nashville Sessions' Help Artists Grow Online

1In this piece Gloria Ruth Finney looks at the phenomenon of a YouTube Pop-space dubbed the Nashville Sessions which allows select up-and-coming musicians to connect and collaborate over the course of a week as well as work on increasing their YouTube viewership.

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How Top Earning Artists Craft Their Musical Legacy

1Life as an artist can be unpredictable, and as a successful musician, it's important to take steps to ensure that your royalties continue to provide for you late into life and beyond. In this piece we look at steps taken by artists and their estates to guarantee that their legacy and money will last.

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How To Think, Act Like A Successful Music Entrepreneur

1Being an entrepreneur of any kind is hard work, and requires a certain set of skills to do well. Here we look at the top seven qualities of a successful musical entrepreneur, and how you can further develop any of the skill should you struggle with them.

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Don't Sleep: Subtle Impact of Turning Your Computer OFF [Hisham Dahud]

Wp2180669This short piece comes from independent music professional and former Hypebot contributor Hisham Dahud.

Here's an unexpected revelation: I used to put my laptop to 'sleep' upon ending a workday. No shutdown; just close the screen and pick up where I left off the next day. I used to view this as a nifty feature, but I've recently uncovered the subconscious impact this can have.

 

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AI Is Creating New Opportunities For Artists, Disruptors

2When new technology is introduced to the music industry, artists and musicians often flock to it to create new music, and new businesses. The next tech now positioned to disrupt the music industry is predicted to fill this role is Artificial Intelligence )AI).

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Bandsintown Adds Free Instagram Concert Marketing Tool

BIT InstaBandsintown has added a unique free tool to announce concerts and sell tickets directly on Instagram via the concert discovery platform's new Events Landing Page. Instagram has quickly become a very effective viral marketing tool for music and musicians.

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