Just because a DIY artist doesn't have the backing of a major label does not mean they aren't capable of producing a high-quality and engaging music video. Here we look at four such independent efforts and hear from the artists featured in each one.
With companies like Jukedeck allowing users with little to no musical knowledge to construct songs using an algorithm, some questions are being raised over how artists, particularly those without much personality, will fare should such automated songs become the norm.
SFXE has filed a Chapter 11 bankruptcy petition that, if approved, would erase $300 million in debt from bond holders and eventually take the company private. Founder Robert Sillerman will step down as CEO, but remain Chairmen.
The Academy Of Country Music has announced its 2016 ACM Awards nominees. Eric Church and Chris Stapleton lead the nominees with 5 each. The ACM's will broadcast live from the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas on Sunday, April 3rd at 8:00 PM on CBS.
Despite Amazon's aggressive push into video and ongoing efforts to serve as the hub of anything consumers want, their moves in music have been guarded. Amazon's music streaming service, available free with a Prime subscription, though building momentum, offers a fraction of most competitors' 30 million tracks. That appears about to change.
Here entertainment lawyer and assistant chair of Music Business/Management at Berklee College of Music in Boston, John Kellogg Esq, answers five questions ranging from how to advance one's career, to the ins and outs of a 360 deal.
When is Jay-Z going to drop another album, and will it be able to save Tidal? Can Darlene Love sue Google for legally using a song but not asking her permission? Do successful artists really deserve the hate the often receive? Speculation and discussion abound as we look back at a week of music commentary.
Some of Hypebot's more popular articles from the past week included a look at how much recording and releasing a single actually costs, whether sixty seconds might be the future length of pop music, and a musician's guide to Instagram for bands.
Time to ditch the excuses and take action! This week we have advice on how to promote your independent music release, book your first gigs, and four social media platforms you really ought to consider using. All this plus much more!
Looking back on a week of industry news, we explore the dark world of Japanese Idol's fan culture, the unsurprising firing of venue execs, iHeartRadio's impressive growth, Spotify's challenge to YouTube, and much, much more.
Paying top dollar to receive VIP treatment from your favorite artist is nothing new in the music industry, but in Japan, Idol fans have taken this to the next level, shelling out thousands of dollars on multiple copies of the same album in hopes of getting closer to their favorite pop stars.
Although Jay-Z signed a massive deal requiring that he release three albums within the decade, there are so far no signs that a new record is forthcoming, and some question as to how the music mogul would use a new album to boost his lagging streaming service.
It used to be that the only place worth debuting a music a video was on MTV. But with the once music network now driven far more by reality shows than VJs, labels and music marketers are turning to unusual places to premier new work.
Pretty much every band or artist hoping to engage with a modern audience has some kind of presence on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram, but for those who want to use social media to go the extra mile and connect further with fans, here are four platforms that you may not have yet taken into consideration.
After having the audio removed from his Guitar Hero video one YouTuber, intent on displaying his prowess at the game, opted to uploaded an acapella version of the song. While likely still illegal, the cover highlights some of the inherent absurdities in current copyright law.
Almost 8 months after announcing the addition of video to its mobile platforms, Spotify video is finally live in both the Android and iOS apps. Right after the original announcement, music industry analyst Mark Mulligan offered his well informed assessment of video on Spotify.
With the deadline for NPR's second ever Tiny Desk Contest looming just around the corner (February 2 to be exact) NPR's Ben Naddaff-Hafrey offered PledgeMusic some advice on what an entry needs to make it stand out from the crowd, and how competitive we can expect it to be.
Although for many artists, recorded music is no longer as profitable as it once was, this is not the case for live performance which remains quite lucrative, provided all right components are in place.
Living in the digital age, the resources necessary for recording an album are easily available, but when it comes to making said music available to the public, it's easy to become lost in the clamor and end up without a single soul hearing your album. Here we outline some steps which will help you avoid such an unfortunate circumstance.
Yasiin Bey, the artist formerly known as Mos Def, has announced his retirement from music and film. Bey made the announcement in a SoundCloud recording seemingly made on a cellphone and posted on KanyeWest.com.
Burning cash, getting ready for battle or both? Just 6 months ago, Spotify completed a $526 million funding round; and now the music streamer is reportedly meeting with bankers and investors in search of $500 million in convertible debt.