Hypebot presents our fourth Los Angeles meetup for readers to have a conversation with like-minded peers. You are invited to gather for drinks on Wednesday, April 29th from 7:00 to 10:00pm at Rosewood Tavern. Space is limited - RSVP below!
After a hugely successful meeting of the music tech minds earlier this year, Hypebot will host its second San Francisco Music Tech Meetup on Tuesday April 21, 2015 from 7:00-10:00pm at Upcider in San Francisco - and you're invited.
From Mp3.com to Mp3Tunes, Michael Robertson has never been afraid to take on the music industry; and that's often landed him in court. In fact, lawyers for Universal Music are still arguing over whether $12M is enough for their work winning a "pyrrhic victory" over Mp3Tunes. Unphased, he's back with new music app Six Seconds.
Chinese leading search engine Baidu and Carmel Ventures have made a joint investment to the tune of $5 million dollars in music education technology software, Tonara.
The continued media feeding frenzy around Jay-Z’s TIDAL demonstrates just how valuable star power is for cutting through the clutter. What has helped sustain interest is Jay-Z’s vision for delivering better value to artists and better experiences for music fans. But how far can those promises carry TIDAL unless they deliver?
Millennials may make up just under a quarter of the US population, but they have a huge influence when it comes to music fandom, according to Next Big Sound data journalist Liv Bulli. For any given artist, around two-thirds of his or her fans fall into the millennial age range—and that has major repercussions for how artists communicate with those fans and work with brands.