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5 Ways Fans Can Help Music Chart

5Getting your music to rank on one of the Billboard charts can often be the big break that helps kick an artists career up to the next level, and if you have a single or new album headed for release, there are a few things your fans can do for you that are guaranteed to up your music's chances of charting.

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At A2IM's Indie Week? Join Us For Streaming Manipulation: The Ethics of Streaming

image from www.a2im.orgA2IM's Indie Week is taking over New York City and I'm in town to be part of the Streaming Manipulation: The Ethics of Streaming panel on Tuesday. Here are my (much smarter that I am) fellow panelists and all the details.

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Genius Accuses Google Of Stealing Its Song Lyrics

image from cdn.pixabay.comLyrics annotation site Genius,com says that it has caught Google stealing and using its song lyrics to power some of the tech giant's search results, Genius says it caught Google by cleverly inserting a series of alternating straight and curved apostrophes in the lyrics that it hosts and then finding them verbatim in more than 100 Google search results.

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Taylor Swift Gives Surprise Performance At Stonewall Inn AEG Pride Celebration [VIDEO]

image from img.evbuc.comTaylor Swift made a surprise appearance at last night's Stonewall Inn and AEG's pride celebration commemorating the 50th anniversary of the Stonewall Uprising during NYC's Pride Month.

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This Week In Music Commentary

6a00d83451b36c69e201bb09aae429970d-100wiThis week, commentators from inside the music industry weighed in on how to increase you chance of getting lucky in the music biz, why consumers shouldn't be worried about Bandwear  (even after the PlegeMusic debacle), whether or not AI created music should be protected by copyright, and more!

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

6a00d83451b36c69e201b7c907b657970b-150wiThis week, our tips and advice for those music industry do-it-yourselfers out there covered how to start a grassroots tour, the best way to win over a lame crowd, a new feature allowing users to add music to their Instagram stories, and much, much more!

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Music Think Tank Weekly Recap: Grassroots Touring • Nick Cave • Music + Student Success • More

MTTRecapNew copySMOLThis week on MusicThinkTank, contributors shared articles on a new grassroots touring course, Nick Cave's primary obstacles to creative progress, the effect music can have on student success, and more.

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REWIND: The New Music Industry’s Week In Review

6a01b7c7aa2d2b970b01b7c907b5d7970b-100wiIn this journey back through a busy seven days in the music business, we revisit why music's superstars are suddenly getting streamed less, how Spotify is redesigning your music library, a look at how a recent fire in the Universal Music archives may have been much worse than previously thought, and more!

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

6a00d83451b36c69e201b7c907b568970b-150wiTopping the charts to become Hypebot's most-read articles this week, we had pieces exploring the new Instagram feature allowing users to add lyrics to their stories, the exit of Spotify exec Shane Tobin from Sofar Sounds, how indie stores are suffering as a result of major label distribution, and more!

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Spotify Takes Aim At Radio with 'Your Daily Drive' [Mark Mulligan of MIDiA]

Oldradio[UPDATED] MIDiA analyst Mark Mulligan has been warning for more than a year that radio is streaming’s next frontier; and with this week's release of the personalized music + news playlist "Your Daily Drive," Spotify took a giant step towards making his prediction a reality.

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Can't Find Your Missing Spotify Songs and Downloads After Yesterday's Update?

image from upload.wikimedia.orgSpotify updated its app for Premium users yesterday with a streamlined look, new music features like 'Your Daily Drive' and, of course, more emphasis on podcasts. As part of the streamlining, however, Spotify buried the users lists of "Songs" as well as the list of downloaded music that many use to listen offline.

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