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Getting It Done: The week in D.I.Y & Indie music

This week, our tips and advice for the scrappy industry do-it-yourselfers out there dug into why more artists should live-stream their album launches, how artists can make the most out. Continue reading

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MusicThinkTank Weekly Recap: Recognizing songs • Indoor concerts • Does vinyl sound better?

On MusicThinkTank this week, our contributors shared articles on those songs distinctive enough to recognize in the first five seconds, how to safely host an indoor concert, and what science. Continue reading

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REWIND: The new music industry’s week in review

In this journey back through a busy week of music industry events, we revisit the first neobank for musicians, a new agreement of sorts between Twitch and Music Publishers, a. Continue reading

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TOP POSTS: This week’s most read posts on Hypebot

Topping the Hypebot charts this week, we had articles covering the Fugees’ reunion for Global Citizen Live, a massive jump in Universal Music’s stock, thirteen must-read music industry newsletters and. Continue reading

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Facebook reveals the kinds of content it demotes

If you’ve ever wondered why some of your posts get so little traction, Facebook may have just offered some clues. In an updated post on the types of content that. Continue reading

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Strong UMG stock debut marks new chapter for the music business, says MIDiA’s Mark Mulligan

Universal Music Group soared 35.68% on the day of its IPO this week adding $13 billion to its $39 billion valuation just the day before. Even rivals Sony and WMG. Continue reading

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‘Where’s my money?’ songwriters, publishers ask MLC

Thanks to services claiming their safe harbor under the Music Modernization Act Title I giveaway, The Mechanical Licensing Collective recently came into $424,000,000, but has so far failed to disburse. Continue reading

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Roblox brings album listening parties to the metaverse

Roblox (NYSE: RBLX) has added listening parties to its popular virtual universe. Fans can listen while playing games and hanging out with friends on the platform with the artists joining in.. Continue reading

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Why songs today are shorter

While plus or minus three minutes was once the standard for recorded music, (owing in large part to radio play) the songs being released nowadays are much briefer, with many. Continue reading

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Do NOT do this when writing an artist bio

An artist’s bio is a huge reflection of your brand and who you are, so you’d think more musicians would be attention to making sure it’s a-list material. Unfortunately, this. Continue reading

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