Hypebot Is Partnering With The Music Biz Weekly Podcast and I Am This Week's Guest!

Hypebot-200Hypebot is proud to be partnering with the Music Biz Weekly Podcast to help bring this already successful podcast to a broader audience.  To celebrate, I joined hosts Michael Brandvold and Jay Gilbert this week in a wide ranging discussion of streaming, D.I.Y. and state of the new music industry.

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The Essential Album Release Checklist

11As an independent musician, releasing one's own music requires a massive amount of work, and it can be easy to forget something or misstep along the way. One thing which can help an artist avoid screwing up is to compile a checklist which they can refer to along the way.

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Are Higher Royalty Payments Really Coming Soon From Sirius XM?

11One of the main gripes from artists and publishers in the streaming era has been that regarding low royalty payouts, this could be about to change however, at least for Sirius XM, if SoundExchange's newly proposed rate increase comes to fruition.

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15 Years Later: Aaliyah’s Legacy By The Numbers

ImagesFifteen years after her untimely death in a plane crash at the age of twenty-two, the R&B/hip-hop singer Aaliyah continues to see great popularity, racking up impressive spin counts on platforms like Pandora, and even seeing remarkable traffic across a variety of social media outlets.

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Record Labels Need Change Of Culture In ‘Dashboard Era’ Of The Music Industry

1Music streaming data makes it possible to understand the fan behavior behind each stream. "But the way we translate this creativity into monetizable, digitally-mediated experiences requires a culture change" within the music industry," says Samuel Potts, the head of radio at Columbia Records UK.

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VRSE's Zach Richter Pushes Limits Of Virtual Reality

Copy of Podcast Logo [Netflix Red Cloud] (1)All of a sudden, VR seems to be everywhere, from music videos to the media business. The company behind many of these experiences is VRSE, founded by legendary creative mind Chris Milk. On this show, I spoke with VRSE's creative director, Zach Richter, about the future of the format and how artists can best use VR to tell stories.

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Artist, Entreprenuer Kenna On Redefining The Song And Entrepreneurship

Copy of Podcast Logo [Netflix Red Cloud] (1)In this edition of Music Biz Podcast, Cortney Harding is joined by Kenna, an artist and entrepreneur. Kenna has recorded several albums but is now moving away from the traditional concepts of how to release music and instead focusing on the creation of "sonics," his term for more free-form musical storytelling.

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5 Questions For Music Industry Expert Julie Flanders [October Project] [INTERVIEW]

1 (1)Here Cyber PR's Ariel Hyatt spoke with long time industry veteran and member of the pop rock group October Project Julie Flanders about her career, and what today's artists can do advance their career.

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Innovative Indie Label Heard Well on the Music Biz Podcast

Copy of Podcast Logo [Netflix Red Cloud] (1)Jeremy Wineberg is the co-founder of Heard Well, a label that bridges the digital and physical divide in a whole new way. Heard Well distributes compilations from YouTube stars like Connor Franta, but exclusively sells physical packages and digital downloads. We asked him about the label; his previous project, the Music Tee, and why ten year olds are willing to buy CDs even though they don't know how to play them.

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Top 5 Must-Hear Music Biz Podcast Episodes of 2015

Copy of Podcast Logo [Netflix Red Cloud] (1)Music Biz Podcast distributed 33 shows in 2015. We are proud of every single interview we conducted, but these five episodes received the most downloads on iTunes. Thank you to every guest we had on the show! We learned so much from you. And thank you to everyone who has listened to the podcast. Cortney Harding and I appreciate your continued attention and support.

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New Revenue Streams For DIY Artists - Interview With CD Baby's Kevin Breuner and GigSalad's Mark Steiner

Copy of Podcast Logo [Netflix Red Cloud] (1)In this episode of Music Biz Podcast, we talk with Mark Steiner of GigSalad and Kevin Breuner of CD Baby. We sat down and interviewed them at SF MusicTech 2015 on November 15. Tune in to hear a great conversation about how these two companies are creating new revenue streams for DIY musicians and building supportive community through their joint efforts.

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Future Of Music 2015 Re-Cap: Building Your Local Music Community

Copy of Podcast Logo [Netflix Red Cloud] (1)In this episode of Music Biz Podcast, we talk with Scott LeGere and Jay Coyle, who are educators and entrepreneurs. LeGere heads the music business program at McNally Smith College of Music. Coyle is the founder of Music Geek Services and an instructor at Berklee Online. We attended the Future of Music Policy Summit in Washington, DC and recorded a podcast over dinner.

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The Importance Of Getting A Sync Rep

3There is good money to be made by artists who can acquire a sync deal for their music, but getting your composition into the hands and ears of those who have the power to make it happen is no easy task. Here we look at why and how artists should go about getting a sync agent.

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Reed Midem UK Names New Managing Director

image from www.celebrityaccess.comMusic industry mega-conference Midem organizer Reed MIDEM has announced that Simon Rhodes has joined the company as UK managing director.  In his new position, Rhodes will oversee Reed MIDEM’s British-based business and take the UK sales lead on the company’s real estate portfolio.

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TomorrowWorld Botches Ticket Refunds, SFX Recharges Thousands Of Fan Credit Cards

SFX_logoIt was not a good day for SFX. It's TomorrowWorld had announced the details of a ticket refund and offered a public apology for the circumstances that left thousands of festival-goers stranded and led to the partial cancellation of the final day of the event.

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Dice Enables Fans To Discover and Buy Concert Tickets Without Fees

Copy of Podcast Logo [Netflix Red Cloud] (1)In this episode of Music Biz Podcast, we talk with Phil Hutcheon, who is the founder and CEO of DICE, a live music discovery platform that allows fans to find shows and buy tickets without any booking fees. We talk to Hutcheon about the current state of the live music sector. Subscribe to the show in iTunes or SoundCloud.

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Music Metadata: A Case Study Through Genre

1Keeping metadata accurate and consistent is one of the major challenges of publishing and maintaining a substantial music catalog. Here we look at common metatda issues in classical music, hip hop, and EDM, three genre's which may have more in common than one might think.

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Soundwave Helps Music Apps Solve Cold Start Problem

Copy of Podcast Logo [Netflix Red Cloud] (1)In this episode of Music Biz Podcast, we talk with Craig Watson, the co-founder of Soundwave, a popular music discovery app. They also make an SDK, called Shine, that helps developers learn about the mobile music habits of their user base and provide better recommendations when they install a new music app. We talk about how Soundwave’s product and focus changed as they learned more about the mobile music sector.

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The Meteoric Rise of Flipagram Amongst Teens

Copy of Podcast Logo [Netflix Red Cloud] (1)In this episode of Music Biz Podcast, we talk to Farhad Mohit, who is the founder and CEO of Flipagram, an app that allows users to create musical slideshows with photos and videos. We talk to Mohit about Flipagram’s meteoric rise and his views on the future of music.

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