The New Music Seminar has announced it's Artist on the Verge (AOV) Class of 2015. The 100 artists comprising this year's class have showed positive career momentum and remain unsigned to any major or major independent label.
Birdman won big last night at the 87th Annual Academy Awards claiming the Oscar for Best Picture, but many musicians made noteworthy statements on stage with their live performances. Shazam compiled data from throughout the awards show, releasing the Top Shazamed Musical Performances of the 2015 Academy Awards.
This time of year means music conference after music conference. For an indie musician, this means countless opportunities to learn and network. Singer and songwriter Elaine Romanelli shares the second installment of three on how to get the most out of music conferences with tips from our friend, publicist Ariel Hyatt.
Music conferences are in full swing this time of year. While I am sure that many of you are super excited for events like the Indie Artist Summit in Nashville this weekend, I want to bring to your attention another amazing conference coming up this week. This year's Folk Alliance International Conference brings over 3,000 attendees per year and is sure to deliver some great insights into taking your career to the next level. With conference season gearing up, Elaine Romanelli shares in the first of this 3 part series how to get the most out of music conferences from PR powerhouse Ariel Hyatt.
Last night, San Francisco confirmed what Hypebot already knew – there is a vibrant community of music tech professionals in the Bay Area seeking the opportunity to network and grow together. How are we so sure? We met them last night!
Have you heard of Midem? It's the leading annual music industry event in Europe, and it will take place in Cannes, France on June 5-8, 2015. Over 6000 music tech people, managers, agents, labels and publishers come together to exchange information and do business. Midem is a four day, multi-faceted event. It includes a conference of educational talks, exhibition booths, a live music festival, networking events, as well as several competitions for artists, their promotional teams, and music tech startups.
Being an independent musician can often feel like you are doing things all alone. But there is solidarity for independent musicians. Music Conferences can be a very great way to meet with other artists, share tricks of the trade and learn from amazing industry veterans. If you are looking for the perfect music conference, look no further because this year's Indie Artist Summit in Nashville, TN will be an amazing experience you do not want to miss. Check out what the founder of the conference, Dave Kusek, has to say about the Indie Artist Summit.
[UPDATED] Indie artists took home GRAMMY awards in key categories on Sunday including Best Dance/Electronic Album, Best Country Duo/Group Performance, Best Country Song & Best Alternative Music Album. The American Association of Independent Music (A2IM) issued a formal "Congratulations" to their member labels giving a nod to the phenomenal work coming from the Independent Music sector in 2014.
Each year Fast Company names the year's most innovative companies including a special category for music. In addition to putting the spotlight on some great companies, it's an interesting glimpse into how the mainstream business press views innovation in the music industry. In 2015, only Spotify returns from 2014's Top 10 Music Company list.
Last night's Grammy winners will dominate today's news, but past Grammy winners are often forgotten. In fact, the most Grammy awards of all time went to an orchestral and operatic conductor with a total of 31 Grammys; and its quite likely that you can't name him or guess many of the others in the top 10 most winning artists of all time.
[UPDATED] SoundHound, Inc., a leading innovator in Sound Recognition and Search Technology, watched more than just the GRAMMYs last night - they watched their users interact and react to the award show. Unlike Shazam, SoundHound has a portfolio of technology that recognizes natural language and allows for the searching and identification of music through live performances. Taking a look at user data throughout the evening, SoundHound has compiled a list of the most SoundHound'ed moments of the GRAMMYs 2015.
British signer Sam Smith (pictured with Mary J. Blige) had a big night at last night's Grammys, winning awards for best new artist, song of the year for "Stay with Me" and best pop vocal album for "In the Lonely Hour." But it was Beck's night, as well, taking home Album of the Year and Best Rock Album. Here is a complete list of the winners in all categories:
iHeartMedia and NBC just announced the finalists for the 2015 iHeartRadio Music Awards. The even will return to Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles, CA on Sunday, March 29, 2015. This year's award show will be broadcast on NBC from 8PM ET and live through iHeartRadio's digital music platform.
First came Grammy predictions from Spotify, and now the data team at iHeartRadio have culled listening habits across their network to predict who will win this year's top music prizes.
And the winners are…
Spotify has released data that predicts who will win a Grammy in four of the top categories: Album Of The Year, Record of The Year, Song of The Year and Best New Artist. To predict the winners, Spotify compiled global data on the most streamed songs, albums and artists in each of the categories; and analyzed the listening habits of its 60 million users worldwide to look at the most viral songs, albums and artists in those categories to predict possible “dark horses.”
NAMM 2015 made it feel like Christmas came twice this year. It was the year that forced every major to cave in to the decades of pressure. An era of consumers moaning at companies to put down their software, and start making circuits again. It’s safe to say that they all delivered… to different extents. And that’s what made this month’s crop of demos range from astral modular bliss, to awkward Ketamine-induced monkey patching. So let’s recap the show’s biggest announcements with the greatest demos we all have to see.
MusicTank, University of Westminster, has opened the floor for its first Think Tank Debate of 2015: Is Data The New Oil? The question originated from the observation of the unrelenting shift today’s music industry is making toward being data smart. Data has undeniably jumped in the drivers seat, informing the decisions of industry professionals ranging from top tier executives to the newest emerging artists.
Why would I love a little Israel Music Conference more than SXSW? When it comes to music conferences, I feel like I can compare them to weddings. SXSW is sort of like a mass produced mandatory family wedding where you see and interact with everyone you have ever met in your family since the age of 6. They have grown up , they look at you forever in a certain way, and you all have the same interactions since the beginning of your existence You spend your time in a hall and then the DJ comes on and then there are certain parts which are awesome yet there is still this lethargic part to it we all dread. SXSW is just that, and it is the family wedding.
You kind of have to be there.
Compiling and analyzing data from the listening patterns of their 76 million monthly users, Pandora has released a list of predicted Grammy winners. Based on their findings, they predict Iggy Azalea will be named Best New Artist, Sia's "Chandelier" will be named Record of the Year, Sam Smith will take home Album of the Year for In The Loney Hour, and Meghan Trainor's "All About That Bass" will claim Song of the Year. See a further breakdown of categories, nominees, and Pandora's predictions in the chart below.
The 23rd Annual New Music Seminar (NMS) will be held June 21-23 at the Wyndham New Yorker Hotel. The conference brings together. The distinguised music convention and festival limits its registration to 1,500 esteemed delegates and ensures that all sectors of the music industries are represented. This year's convention boasts over 180 influential speakers, thought provoking discussions, and live performances from the NMS 'Artists on the Verge'.
The National Conference of Personal Managers has announced that they are planning to host Personal Managers Interchange, a trade conference for professional entertainment, music, sports and talent managers. Set for April 22-23 at Morongo Casino Resort & Spa in Cabazo, the two-day business conference will provide managers with networking and education opportunities and will feature programs such as The Contract Conundrum and panels on crisis management.
Louisa Wendorff's EP Arrow has soared to No. 1 on Billboard's Heartseekers Albums chart, a first for the singer/songwriter who recently caught the eye of one Taylor Swift and her 50+ million followers. Following Wendorff's uploading of a mashup of Swift's "Blank Space" and "Style," performed with Devin Dawson, Swift tweeted the video with one word only: OBSESSED. 17,000 retweets later, the Twittersphere is following suit.
"The heart of music will always remain the same, the way we consume it will constantly evolve." The Annual Music Tech & Futures Summit being held on February 19th & 20th in Nashville, TN. explores the sharing of music moments through technology. Boasting over 25 industry expert keynote presentations, 150+ industry leaders and innovaters in attendance, the Music Tech & Futures Summit offers ample networking opportunites - furthermore, Hypebot readers can enjoy those opportunites for 20% off of registration.
Bandsintown dug deep into their large concert database emerging with a top list of most active, rapidly growing artists of 2014. Using Bandsintown Tracker to see which artists made their mark this year, Bandsintown identified and recognized artists with the Most Tour Dates, Most Countries Visited, and Fastest Growth. American Aquarium, Aly & Fila, Vance Joy topped each category respecitvely. A further breakdown is illustrated in the infographics below.