Gunning to be the social network where artists connect with their fans is an ambitious goal. But Flipagram has deep pockets and offers the one thing most of its competitors from Facebook to niche players don't - artist monetization.
Once the fun part of picking a unique and memorable band name is done, there are some important steps you need to take immediately afterwards in order to properly secure your carefully selected moniker among the ranks of others.
A one minute long recording of silence is #1 on the Austrian iTunes chart just days after its Friday release. Recorded by Austrian artists Raoul Haspel, the track "Schweigeminute" (German for Minute's Silence), the track is designed to draw attention to Europe's growing refuge crisis.
While there are those who say that the era of musical protest is over, an agency of music hackers has been collaborating with Greenpeace to create interactive digital music as a means of protesting Shell's oil drilling in the arctic.
How much is a celebrity tweet worth? Recently, an up-and-coming artist was lucky enough to have Ryan Adams tweet about his music to 685,000 followers, with the result that he gained quite a bit of online attention. The exact impact of said tweet is quantified in this article.
Reelio, an influencer marketing platform that connects brands with digital stars, has raised a $5 million Series A funding round. Investors include e.ventures, the venture capital firms of Philipp Schindler, Lorne Michaels and Andrew Reis, former Sony Music President and Bertelsmann exec board member.
Thanks to a BandPage partnership, Rhapsody users are alerted when their favorite bands are coming to town and special opportunities like VIP experiences Today, the companies shared some impressive results. (more here) and we asked Doug Scott, BandPage's Chief Marketing Officer to help explain how the service works.
[UPDATED] Sneak Attack is looking for a Social Media Manager,Steve Aoki's Dim Mak wants to hire a Director of Public Relations plus Stones Throw Records and Billions are hiring. Find these and more on Hypebot's Music Industry Jobs Board.
Today Spotify shared a list that they are calling the World’s 25 Most Influential Artists Under 25, led by Ed Sheeran. The global ranking was determined by volume and growth of streams over the past year, number-one hits and performance on Spotify’s viral chart.
Twitch, a service which allows users to live stream their video game playing to fans, remains a largely untapped source of potential revenue for gamer musicians, with the exception of some early adopters like Deadmau5 and Imagine Dragons.
Several musicians and marketers have shared that they are not getting much bang for their buck when running ads on Facebook. Some is driven by increased competition and the rest by Facebook's never ending algorithmic tweaks. But there is another strategy that still appears to be working.
Soundcloud went on a takedown spree last week, angering some users. Now we may know why. After months of sometimes contentious negotiations, the audio hosting site is reportedly finalizing a deal with the world's biggest music group, Universal.
Instagram's unparalleled popularity in the world of online photo sharing means that artists are guaranteed to want to include it as part of their online presence. Here are twelve Instagram tools that can be utilized for those wishing to take things to the next level.
Whether it's emphasizing quality over quantity or keeping your digital profile up-to-date, there are certain things in the music business that you simply need to keep reminding yourself of over and over until they become integral to your operation.
Are you a proactive user of social media, but find that you're unable to gain the kind of traction with fans that you'd like? This article offers some suggestions about why you may not being seeing significant growth in your social media following.
Likes on Facebook means fans are engaged; and engaged fans lead to more fans, all of whom buy more stuff. But how do you encourage more Likes on Facebook without begging or resorting to social media trickery?
What are artists missing in their online promotion? Here we look at a new app that allows bands to reward fans for their support in way that has, as of yet, not been easily achievable through channels like Facebook and iTunes.
Keeping your online presence up-to-date can be a difficult and tedious process, particularly when there's no easily perceived benefit in doing so. Here we offer six compelling reasons why regularly updating a Pledge Music campaign is critical to its success.
From his seminal book "The Future Of Music" through founding Berklee College's online music program and now with hisNew Artist Model courses, Dave Kusek has been on the frontlines of d.i.y music. Today, he offers insights on analytics for musicians and how to use them to both focus your efforts and gain fans.
Reddit has recently been in trouble owing to the discontent of the site's moderators, who feel that their contributions are being under-valued. Are artists beginning to feel the same way about having their music exploited on streaming services?
Cultivating a large following on Instagram as a musician can be difficult, so here are three useful tips for creatively engaging with your audience in a way that will keep them interested in both you and your music.
Luke Bryan is debuting a song on social dating app Tinder. Bryan has placed 12 singles at No. 1 and sold 7.5 million albums with 30 million digital tracks He's been named Entertainer of the Year by both the Academy of Country Music (twice) and the Country Music Association.
Since even before it launch, Apple Music has been using social media creatively to promote Beats 1. From "leaking" details to posting "exclusive" interviews on YouTube, Beats 1 and Apple Music are going wherever their audience goes.
Harnessing the power of engaged fans is at the center of many startups, particularly in music. The Physical Network has successfully extended that concept to music festival marketing in the EU and now their bringing it to the U.S.
Can Spotify really save the music industry? Many artists and labels are putting their faith in streaming services, both as a source of direct revenue and a way of gaining access to data on their fans, but they might be better off relying on more old school methods.