In this week's revisitation of the past week's music industry news, we check back in on Spotify's payment of over $120,000 to a hacker, a spike in streaming which The Cars and Eddie Money have seen following deaths related to both performers, Instagram's plan to replicate TikTok features, and more!
This week on MusicThinkTank, industry contributors shared insights on what the optimal playlist is when you're pumping iron, how the music lover's enthusiasm for listening to music on the radio while driving endures, and what a degree in music education is really all about.
Our wise counsel to DIY artists this week provided them with tips and ideas on how to identify your fanbase, what every artist ought to be aware of when it comes to Shazam, how to make touring on a budget work, and much, much more!
This week, some of our most popular and often read articles on Hypebot dissected a Spotify playlist promotion pitch letter, explained exactly what an EP is and how it's used in the present day, Spotify users feelings on the new Amazon Music HD, and more!
There's no promotion quite like free promotion, and one of the best ways to drum of some PR on the house in today's social media landscape is through the use of hashtags. By tapping into current trends, either among your fans or in the broader public conversation, you can expand your outreach and connect with new fans.
BUSINESS OF INDIE: Independents Join Climate Protest • Kobalt Hires • Music Row N.B.T. • Tireless Pup • More
In a new edition of the Business Of Indie, Independents join global climate protests, Kobalt makes some key hires, Music Row launches the N.B.T. directory. a look at the punk band Pup and much more.
When it comes to finding success with your music, you can't rely on fans coming to you, and instead, have to put the elbow grease to seek them out. Here we develop three essential tactics for finding your target audience before zeroing in on your marketing strategy.
Robbie Robertson, the co-founder of The Band and Ringo Starr have joined forces with Playing For Change, a grassroots multimedia music project dedicated to “inspiring and connecting the world through music,” for an epic, global rendition of The Bands' song “The Weight.”
Spotify stepped up its efforts to thwart hackers by paying some of them more than $120,000.Since May of 2017 Spotify teamed with bug bounty platform HackerOne to offer rewards to hackers who find and report bugs and vulnerabilities.
Since Apple Music for Artists recently added a feature which shows musicians their Shazam stats, more artists are looking to get their music added to the song-recognition program's database. Here we walk through the surprisingly easy process of how to make that happen.
While there are certainly a plethora of often deserving stereotypes about how disastrous an idea it is to try and make a relationship work when both members of a couple work in the music biz, but contrary to popular opinion, industry relationships can not only function, but flourish as Ellie and Drew Holcomb illustrate.
Whether you're a gym rat or simply enjoy the occasional light trail run, most people who work out prefer doing so accompanied by some sort of music, something which the industry is, of course happy, to capitalize on, with many songs and playlists tailor made for this purpose. Here, we look at what sort of music is best for the perfect workout.
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