This week on MusicThinkTank, we heard advice on becoming a successful songwriter, looked at the dark world of bot ticket scalping, Spotify's claim to the streaming throne, and more.
The granddaddy of torrent trackers, Pirate Bay, has already had nine lives. But it just grew a second head with thanks to a new browser plug in that effectively turns it into the worlds largest streaming site. For now, the browser is aimed at video streaming, but music is inevitably just a few tweaks away.
Hypebot will host its sixth Los Angeles Music Tech Meetup on Thursday, February 11, 2016 from 6-8PM at Spare Tire Kitchen. The event will also serve as a launch party for co-host Cortney Harding's new book How We Listen Now: Essays and Conversations About Music and Technology. RSVP info below.
With labels and the music industry offering less and less support, managers have become the linchpin of most artists' teams. But except for those who give up 50% equity to join mega-management groups like Red Light, most managers are left with no road map and little support. Faction hopes to change all that.