In an industry where musicians are constantly vying for any source of substantial income, CD Baby's rights management service known as CD Baby Pro forges ahead into 2015 with promise worthy of indie artist's attention.
Being an emerging artist, you learn very quickly that success is dependent on how much you hustle. Networking with promoters, connecting with fans, and performing great shows are a lot of work. But how do you know if you are getting all you can get out of the hard work you put in?
When BBC Radio One DJ Zane Loweannounced an unexpected move to Apple, Mark Mulligan interpreted that as writing on the wall. Take a closer look at the shifts happening within the streaming service sector and what they could mean for the industry as a whole in this guest post from Music Industry Blog.
Musicians unhappy with the size of their payments from streaming music services have meant an ongoing public relations nightmare for Spotify, Pandora and their competitors. Attempts to plead for patience, explain the complex math and blame the record labels have all fallen on deaf ears. So the music streamers have each hatched a plan to win over artists without increasing payouts. They're promising to help them...
2014 was the year many of us realized that Spotify and other streaming services aren’t doing right by our favorite artists, but breaking it off can be hard. Peter Getty explores new ways to discover music in 2015 on PeterGettyMusic.com
Many digital services would like to see AM/FM radio pay a performance right, too, but the American federal government is giving giant commercial broadcasters a subsidy - one that’s gone on for nearly a century. TheFuture of Music Coalition believes its high time to put an end to it.
In a world that has permanently shifted to instant news consumption, the internet is king in getting information to consumers. Cutting through a intensely saturated market is increasingly challenging, but Sam Friedman offers these tips from his post on Sonicbids Blog.
This time of year means music conference after music conference. For an indie musician, this means countless opportunities to learn and network. Singer and songwriter Elaine Romanellishares the second installment of three on how to get the most out of music conferenceswith tips from our friend, publicist Ariel Hyatt.
Director, producer and screenwriter Baz Luhrmann is partnering with RCA Records to launch the Bazmark Records imprint, with RCA as Luhrmann’s creative, marketing and distribution partner on his label’s recorded music endeavors.
Some in the industry have been critical of Pandora's payments to artists and labels. As part of a campaign to show that the platform can help artists, the music streamer began offering a free analytics dashboard. Now Pandora is experimenting with allowing artists to include audio messages in their streams.
Greencopper, the leading provider of innovative technology solutions for music festivals in 22 countries, has announced the launch of Golive - a new suite of tools designed for the international music industry - and they're giving away a FREE 1-year subscription to one lucky Hypebot reader.
Remember when recording was revolutionized by the cassette player? Hip Hop artistTrace Marx (Mark Larmon) is on a mission to initiate another revolution by taking the cassette recorder concept and merging it with modern technology - thus, the RecorderPlugin.
Pandora is bringing back the $50 handshake by striking another "direct" deal this week with Naxos Records; and is looking for any pre-ruling leverage that they can find, according to David Loweryof The Trichordist.
Music conferences are in full swing this time of year. While I am sure that many of you are super excited for events like the Indie Artist Summit in Nashville this weekend, I want to bring to your attention another amazing conference coming up this week. This year's Folk Alliance International Conference brings over 3,000 attendees per year and is sure to deliver some great insights into taking your career to the next level. With conference season gearing up, Elaine Romanelli shares in the first of this 3 part series how to get the most out of music conferences from PR powerhouse Ariel Hyatt.
Snapchat has been very public about its music ambitions, including rumored talks to start a label or to buy Taylor' Swift's Big Machine records in tandem with Apple. Today those tune-driven dreams took a concrete step forward with the addition of music to the ultra-popular messaging app. Beware the coming lip sync apocalypse.
Music magazine sales are down, but the NME Awards remain one of the UKs top honors. And you've gotta love an awards that names "Worst Band" and sells naming rights to "The Worlds Music Capital" Austin, TX.