Music Think Tank Weekly Recap: Workout Music • Radio On The Raod • Music Education

MTTRecapNew copySMOLThis 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.

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Marketing Tip: Piggyback On Current Trends Via Hashtags

1There'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.

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BUSINESS OF INDIE: Independents Join Climate Protest • Kobalt Hires • Music Row N.B.T. • Tireless Pup • More

Biz Of Indie 2In 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.

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3 Ways To Identify Your Target Fanbase

6When 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.

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Robbie Robertson. Ringo Starr Play ‘The Weight’ With Musicians On Five Continents [VIDEO]

image from upload.wikimedia.orgRobbie 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.”

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Spotify Has Paid Hackers $120,000+

Hacked-600x366Spotify 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.

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What Every Musician Needs To Know About Shazam

1Since 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.

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How Couples Working In Music Make Relationships Work [VIDEO]

2While 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.

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The Cars, Eddie Money Streaming, Sales Surge

image from upload.wikimedia.orgMusic from both Eddie Money and Cars frontman Ric Ocasek saw a significant bump in sales and streaming following the deaths of the two artists.

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What's The Best Music To Work Out To?

6Whether 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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