There are many options to promote music on Spotify, and while they all have their pros and cons, some strategies are more effective than others. CD Baby's Chris Robley illustrates why artists should focus on follows rather than pre-saves.
A new streaming music survey in the Nordic countries offers a look at what may be the best that Spotify and the music industry can hope for when it comes to paid versus free streaming. Since streaming music was all but invented there, the Nordic countries of Norway, Finland, Denmark and Spotify's home country of Sweden, are considered to be streaming's most mature market.
Independent labels, publishers and artists are the heart of the music business. But with media and the trades obsessed with major labels, big hits and the Life Of Kanye, indie music doesn't get the recognition it deserves. So Tuesday, Hypebot is launching The Business Of Indie as a first step to change that.
Despite how great your fans may be, they can't be counted on to know when all your upcoming gigs are, and need a little gentle reminding in order to get them through the venue door. Here we look at an email reminder strategy that won't irritate fans but can help keep a show on their radar.
Since the beginning of the recording industry, the limitations imposed by format have directly influenced music, from wax cylinders to MP3s. Here we look at how the now dominant format - streaming - is reshaping music.
MTV has acquired the SnowGlobe Music Festival, as part of a plan to expand the brand and business beyond TV. Held on New Year’s Eve, the annual event is held in South Lake Tahoe and with more than 20,000 fans for three days of music, action sports and interactive art.
In a bid to build closer ties with black radio listeners, it appears Apple may be in the market to purchase steak in iHeartMedia a network which, despite its financial woes, carries significant influence and clout in the music business.
Bad Omens has dropped off the Senses Fail / Amity Affliction tour, but the young band is claiming it is not about the size of its name on poster artwork, as previously reported. Senses Fail tweeted that the “Misery Will Find You” tour will no longer include Bad Omens because they were “unhappy about the size of their name on the artwork and felt the need to pull out the day after we announced the tour.”
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Commentators inside the music industry industry this week shared their thoughts on what music has to gain from the future of transportation, whether the power of the playlist is being overstated, and what we need beyond the Music Modernization Act.
This week we deliverance a slew of wisdom to independent, do-it-yourself artists on how to better monetize your music online, how to take advantage of the marketing power of Facebook, how to get the ultimate optimized music video on YouTube, and much, much more!
This week on MusicThinkTank, we looked at the source of inspiration for new music, why careful record keeping in a band is so important, which contracts studio producers should be familiar with, and more!
In this meander back over a busy week in the music industry, we check back on why Spotify is only charging half-price to some of the world's wealthiest countries, how much YouTube is paying out to the music business, some of the best, most under-appreciated music cities, and more.
This week, the most popular articles from Hypebot covered Apple's rewarding of its favorite music distribution partners, Spotify's plan to charge for some of its services, and how one artist got on an official Spotify playlist as an unknown artist.