Some unique ways of peddling merch, advice for touring in the Eurozone, techniques for maintaining interest in your music post-release, and how not to describe your music to journalists. It's our weekly guide to getting it done.
Significant growth from both Rhapsody and BandsInTown, the founder of Grooveshark is found dead, and we question whether or not music streaming exclusives even matter. This and more in our look back at the week in music.
Yesterday music business scholar and entrepreneur George Howard laid out the basics of what Bitcoin Blockchain is and how it could save the music industry. Today, in Part Two of this must read series he looks at the obstacles
Touring can be a difficult experience no matter where you are, but these difficulties are often magnified when said tour takes place in a foreign country. Here are a few tips for saving money and reducing stress when touring across the pond.
Berklee College of Music/Rethink-Music/Kobalt Music put out a report criticizing various rights/publishing organizations within the music industry for not providing artists with sufficient transparency or pay, although this article posits that the report should have delved deeper.
Will YouTube see a return on its latest investment? In an effort to assist its creators in making original content with high production value, YouTube has begun opening resource centers to be used by its filmmakers, free of charge.
In an era when income is measured in the fraction of a penny earned as music is streamed, shared and otherwise exploited across the globe, proper compensation of creators is an issue of growing urgency. But there may be an answer, if we can understand and embrace it, says music business scholar and entrepreneur George Howard in this first of a must read series on Blockchainand the music industry.
Looking to get your music featured on Beatport or iTunes? Here are some different rules and techniques to utilize that will help to draw increased attention to your music, whatever service it may be on.
Much like its founder Robert Sillerman, EDM giant SFX Entertainment has been constantly shifting and somewhat volatile since birth. Now, just days before Sillerman is set to take the public SFXE private, there's been another shakeup in the company's upper management.
An official stat from Spotify buried in a press release announcing a partnership with SFX's Beatport and some basic math net a statistic that should make both independent artists and established record label executives smile.
[UPDATED] After two hugely successful events earlier this year, Hypebot will host its third San Francisco Music And Tech Meetup on Wednesday, August 5, 2015 from 7:00-10:00PM at Upcider in San Francisco – and you're invited.
In this episode of Music Business Podcast, we talk to Jim McDermott, who is a social media and content marketing strategist for artists. He has developed successful grassroots and online marketing campaigns for Guns & Roses, Sheryl Crow, David Bowie, and many others. We talk to McDermott about streamingmusic exclusives and whether they matter.
Hypebot will host our fifth Los Angeles meetup for readers to have a conversation with like-minded peers. You are invited to gather for drinks on Thursday, July 23 from 6:30 to 9:30PM at Village Idiot. Space is limited – RSVP below!
Rhapsody was one of the first streaming music services. For now, its been eclipsed by Spotify, Apple Music and Deezer. But by sticking to "paid only," a model Apple also adopted, they forged a path that other music streamers may someday be forced to follow.
Independent labels are continuing to prove that they are a forced to be reckoned with on every level. Even MTV's VMAs, once totally dominated by the majors, is recognizing indie power, thanks in no small part to Taylor Swift.