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

6a00d83451b36c69e201b7c907b568970b-150wiThis 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!

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Studies Show Rapid Decline In Radio Listening Globally

OldradioBroadcast 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

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MUSICIANS: Be Part Of This Important Artist Survey

image from cdn.pixabay.comLast 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.

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Best Times To Post On Social Media: 2019 Edition

1What 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.

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The Ups & Downs Of A Life On The Road [INTERVIEW]

Screen Shot 2019-07-17 at 6.14.51 PMWhile 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.

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3 Ways A Mailing List Can Turn Out Fans To Your Show

1Getting 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.

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Career Derailed: 6 Mistake Beginner Guitarists Make

3When 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.

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Filter Cancel Reunion After PledgeMusic Fiasco

image from cdn.pixabay.comLast 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.

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IHeartMedia [IHRT] Stock Falls On Market Debut

T Iheartmediahe 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.

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Report Calls For Altering Music Licensing Framework

4In 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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Spotify Lite Had 1 Million Users In First Week, India Users Now Top 2 Million

image from static.makeuseof.comUPDATED: 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.

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YouTube Music Users Can Now Switch Seamlessly Between Audio and Music Videos

YouTube Music logoYouTube 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.

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A Legal View Of The Fall Of PledgeMusic and What Could Happen Next

PledgeMusic NewEarlier 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.

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How Spotify Calculates An Artist's Monthly Active Users

Spotify newSpotify 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?

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