As companies seek to promote younger and younger stars, they are wary of a minor's ability to disaffirm contracts at any time, and so will take legal steps to guarantee that said company gets what it wants.
[UPDATED] Apple Music launched with an undeniable advantage. More than 55 million U.S. households have at least one iPhone, iPad, iPod or Mac, and millions more use iTunes on a PC. So if even a fraction those users signed up, Apple Music would be a strong competitor. But would they like Apple Music enough to continue to pay?
In this episode of Music Business Podcast, we talk with George Howard, who is an Associate Professor of Management at Berklee College of Music and Head of Music at Music Audience Exchange. We talk to Howard about his recent Forbes article about why people do not want to discover music.
Data created or human curated? Which one music fans will ultimately prefer is being tested at every music service. Most - except Pandora - offer a mix of both approaches, but lean towards one of the other. Spotify launched a new use of data today that could prove to be popular with both fans and creators.
Connecting artists to fans without the middlemen has long been holy grail of the new music industry. Last week, Bkstg, a new player with a substantial pedigree, powerful backers and a major war chest entered the race.
[UPDATED] When it comes to being a musician, there are both hobbyists and professionals. Here are some of the characteristics that the latter exhibit that allow them make a career in the music industry while others only dabble.
The Artists Coalition comes down on Sony, we take a look at how Apple Music measures up to its competition, and Sinead O'Connor declares the death of the music industry. This and other chatter from the week in music.
NPR leaves the Anti-Artist Mic Coalition, GM controversially sponsors Kid Rock's tour, 50 Cent files for bankruptcy, and we take a closer look at Taylor Swift's negotiations with Apple. This and more in our weekly rewind.
Hypebot presents 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!
While it offers a lot of exciting new possibilities, Apple Music is new on the scene and some of its features may be unfamiliar. Here we explain five key aspects of the program, helping you to get the most out of this new service.
You have to wonder if owning a streaming music is as cool as Jay Z thought it would be when he shelled out millions to buy and relaunch Tidal. Every time you think he's turning the corner, another executive exits or another bombshell lands.
After more than 8 years at the helm of independent music's largest US based trade organization, A2IM, president Rich Bengloff is stepping down. Bengloff can be credited with successfully steering the organization during the music industry's difficult transition from CD's to downloads and now streaming.
Looking for a career in the music business? While it's not always realistic to expect to become the next chart topping popstar, becoming an audio engineer can be a good way to get involved with the music industry on the ground floor.
After several hugely successful Hypebot sponsored music and tech meetups in San Francisco, Los Angeles, and New York City, we're taking on Chicago on August 5, 2015. Details on how to register are below.
In this episode of Music Business Podcast, Cortney Harding and Kyle Bylin review Apple Music. They both spent a lot of time using the brand-new service before they gathered to share their thoughts. It turns out that Apple Music is actually pretty good. In fact, it's really good. There are rough edges. Hopefully, they smooth out in time.