This week on Hypebot, some of our most popular covered the preservation and return of Aerosmith's first touring van by 'American Pickers' Badash's edging out of BTS curtesy of Google AdWords, how Spotify runs the numbers on an artist's monthly active users, much more!
Broadcast radio is still one of the most used sources of media and a top vehicle for music discovery, but it won't maintain this top spot for long if the current trend holds, according to two major listenership studies
Last year's MIDiA survey of musicians was groundbreaking. Now, the music industry consultancy is back with a new edition of the survey that every musician - big or small, indie or major label - should take part in.
What you communicate in your social media posts is of course important, but almost as consequential is the time at which you post. Here we look at optimal posting times for the major social media platforms in the contemporary media environment.
While a dream of many, a life on the road brings with it countless challenges, temptations, and setbacks, which is why it's so important to have someone with you to steer the ship. Here we talk with a veteran tour manager about how to manage the slings and arrows of touring.
Getting people to actually show up at your show can be exhausting, and if you've been at the DIY artist thing for awhile, chances are you've given most attendance tactics a try, from social media blasts to old school postering. At the end of the day, however, the mailing list is the most likely to get potential concert goers off the couch and out of the house.
When just starting out on an instrument, it's inevitable that some mistakes will be made, but this is only a problem if you don't learn from these errors in order to ultimately become a more successful artist. Here we look at six common pitfalls that aspiring musicians often fall into when starting out on the instrument.
Last year, the band Filter had announced that original members Richard Patrick and Brian Liesegang were reuniting to record a new album, their first since the band's 1995 debut, 'Short Bus.' The reunion has now been canceled and the band is blaming PledgeMusic.
T he largest radio conglomerate in the US, iHeartMedia, became a publicly-traded company again on Thursday, are launching its direct listing. Shares of the company, which just recently emerged from bankruptcy, are listed under the ticker “IHRT” on the NASDAQ.
In this piece, Emmanuel Legrand breaks down a recent report suggesting a massive overhaul of the framework through which sound recordings are licensed, and that rights holders need greater autonomy in order to negotiate more equitable contracts.
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UPDATED: Spotify clearly filled a need with the launch of its Spotify Lite app, which takes up one-third of the space on the users mobile, while still maintaining most of Spotify's popular features. Spotify Lite grabbed more than 1 million global users in its first week.
YouTube Premium and YouTube Music Premium subscribers can now seamlessly transition between a song and its music video. Users will now see a video button at the top of the screen as they start listening to a song, and with a tap, they can watch the music video or flip to the audio at the same point in the track.
Earlier this week, Hypebot published an important Music Biz Weekly podcast interview with Attorney Chris Castle delving into the demise of PledgeMusic and its legal ramifications for artists, vendors and the music industry. Because of the importance of this topic, we've had the full interview transcribed.
Spotify monthly active user counts are one of the most important metrics used by the music industry - radio, media, A&R and more - to judge how hot an artist is and the size of their fan base. But how does Spotify calculate monthly active users? Is it unique listeners or total listens? Is it calendar monthly or last 30 days?