Music virtual reality company EVR Holdings announced Monday that its MelodyVR subsidiary has signed a licensing and revenue share agreement with Universal Music, the world's biggest music group. The company announced a similar deal with #3 Warner Music Group last week.
Following our coverage of the estates of Jimi and Al Hendrix filing a lawsuit against Andrew Pitsicalis, Leon Hendrix and other associated companies alleging copyright and trademark infringement, Thomas Osinski, a lawyer for the defendants, contacted us with a statement.
Although the days of MTV actually playing music videos are long behind us, they remain an important and highly present element of the music industry, but how have music videos, and they way they are received by audiences, changed over the years?
In this past week's most popular posts on Hypebot, we looked at how Snapchat will alter the music industry in 2017, the launch of Pandora's new premium on demand streaming site, what it is that users really want out of their premium streaming services, and more.
In a week that included a lot of rocky political action, as well the kick off of SXSW, we're looking at some of the industry highlights from the past seven days including a question of whether Apple Music is a failed service, lawsuits from the Zappa and Hendrix families, a recent Trump budget announcement planning to end funding for the National Endowment for the Arts, and more.
Joining hosts Michael Brandvold and Jay Gilbert on the Music Biz Weekly Podcast this week is Ashraf El Gamal from YouTube Partner Development. Ash shares updates on live streaming with YouTube Live and some insider tips how musicians can make the most of YouTube.
In this piece, Andrew Apanov explains how the web app IFTTT (If This Then That) can be utilized to assist artists with posting on social media, growing Twitter lists, informing you of new promotional opportunities, and more.
A new analysis by Amit Daryanani of RBC Capital Markets looks at the revenue that Apple Music and iTunes returns to Apple. But tucked within the findings is a stat that must make Apple wondered about the wisdom of putting their music plans in the hands of Jimmy Iovine and his $3 billion Beats/Apple Music team.
Given that the content made available on streaming services is largely the same from platform to platform, what actually differentiates them? This article explores the role of audience, and the role they play in setting streaming services apart from each other.
Experience Hendrix, L.L.C. and Authentic Hendrix, LLC, the companies founded by the Estate of Jimi Hendrix and Al Hendrix, the musician's father, and sole heir, has launched a lawsuit against Andrew Pitsicalis, Jimi's brother Leon Hendrix and other associated companies alleging trademark and copyright infringement.
Organizers for the The International Songwriting Competition have announced the slate of finalists. This year, 355 finalists have been selected from more than 16,000 entries across 23 categories of music genres. For the first time ever, a majority of the finalists (60%) hail from countries outside the US.
The administration of U.S. President Donald J. Trump released its first federal budget plan this week which calls for the elimination of all funding for the National Endowment for the Arts and the National Endowment for the Humanities. Trump also proposed pulling the plug on the Corporation for Public Broadcasting, a key source of funding for PBS and Public Radio.
Ed Sheeran has broken multiple records on Spotify in recent days, but he's not the only one. Drake too continues to smash Spotify records, including his own. He's now the #1 one streamed artist on Spotify and the first to reach over 10 billion streams.
Many are considering 2016 to have been a breakthrough year for mental health in the music industry, with the topic making frequent appearances at panel discussions and in studies. Here we look at important questions surrounding mental health in the music industry, and how the issue rose to prominence.
In this interview, Danny Ross speaks with music industry success story Peter Hollens on his already impressive career, from staring in The Sing Off, to using Patreon as a way innovating the music business, to the popularity of his self-produced videos on social media.
[UPDATED] Trump's proposed budget eliminates funding for the National Endowments for the Arts and Humanities, which at $148 million makes up 0.003% of the Federal Budget. But as a tweet with the tagline "Let Them Eat Diamonds" pointed out, that's far less than the $183 million that will be spent guarding Trump Towers each year of a Trump presidency.
Walk Off The Earth acheived the marketing dream of many, creating compelling low budget videos and uploading them for consumption by what grew into an army of fans. In this interview, founding member Gianni “Luminati” Nicassio discusses how the band approaches online video.
Taylor Swift is planning to launch her own streaming music service, reports DMZ, citing filed documents. But we read the available evidence differently than the celebrity gossip site, though we still reach an intriguing conclusion.
With live video expected to soon occupy 5% of mobile video traffic in the coming five years, it is of little surprise that YouTube is getting their foot in the door with the debut of their long anticipated mobile live-streaming feature, a new tool which could prove invaluable to bands and artists.
Italian banned Soviet Soviet was recently barred from entering the US and forced to fly back home an event which, following as it does on the heels of SXSW's performance agreement controversy, has sparked a fresh wave of outrage and confusion. Here we answer those questions regarding the situation.
Musician and celebrity mobile app maker EscapeX, has appointed Joe Cuello to the position of General Manager. A former MTV staffer, Cuello joins the company from a stint at Tunecore, where he served as Chief Creative Officer.
The children of the late, great Frank Zappa have come to legal blows over their father's legacy. Diva and Ahmet Zappa, who run the Zappa estate, have filed a lawsuit against their brother Dweezil, alleging that he's spreading lies that cast their father in a negative light.
In the music industry, finding success in the requires hard work, determination and, many believe, a certain amount of good old fashioned luck. Others feel the latter is simply the ability to ask for what you want, and being receptive to it accordingly.