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This Week In Music Commentary

Our music industry commentators this week weighed in on how COVID-19 was far more damaging to major labels than Spotify, why a TikTok ban will accomplish nothing, and that security. Continue reading

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Getting It Done: The Week In D.I.Y. & Indie Music

In our tips and tricks section for DIY artists, we this week offered advice on understanding how the three main types of publishing deals work, the best way to promote. Continue reading

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MusicThinkTank Weekly Recap: Listening • Instagram For Business • Transform Your Spare Room Into A Music Studio • More

This week on MusicThinkTank, our contributors shared articles on expanding your musical horizons, what to know about using Instagram for business in 2020, how you can transform your spare room. Continue reading

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REWIND: The New Music Industry’s Week In Review

In this flip back through the past week’s music industry news, we revisit a tumble iHeartMedia’s stock, Instagrams primed and ready TikTok clone, the final shuttering of the much beleaguered. Continue reading

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TOP POSTS: This Week’s Most Read Posts On Hypebot

This week on Hypebot, our top articles covered why the U.S. House doesn’t think artists should be paid when their song is on the radio, why music streaming isn’t actually. Continue reading

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Social Music Is At A Turning Point

By Mark Mulligan of MIDiA and the Music Industry Blog In recent days we have seen three major developments that, collectively, are a potential pivot point for social music: TikTok. Continue reading

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Ben Folds 2020: A Case Study For Indie Musicians

As with so many artists, indie musician Ben Folds was mid-tour in Australia when the pandemic hit. Here we look at some important lessons other artists can take away from. Continue reading

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Songwriters & ‘Blues Hammer’ Syndrome

Studying your musical idols can be important to your development as an artist, but focusing too much on the work of others can also lead to excessive mimickery, and even. Continue reading

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7 Types Of Singles You Need To Release In 2020

While albums still showcase an artist’s chops, the rise of the streaming age has made the single an essential tool for musicians. In this piece we identify the seven essential. Continue reading

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Top 4 TikTok Alternatives

Trump’s effort ban the popular social video-sharing platform has TikTok users up in arms. If such a ban does come to pass, we’re looking at some of the top contenders. Continue reading

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