We unloaded a torrent of valuable knowledge for DIY musicians this week, with advice on how to implement video monetization, why it's still important to put out a single, how to use memes in your marketing and much more!
Music Think Tank Weekly Recap: Maximizing Productivity • Sound System • Innovative Music Companies • More
This week on MusicThinkTank, contributors shared pieces on how to maximize your productivity, what to keep in mind when purchasing sound equipment, some innovative music companies to keep an eye on in 2019, and more!
In this journey back through a wild week of music industry news, we revisit Sony's severing of ties with R. Kelly (but they're still making money off him) Cardi B's Shutdown Song, how streaming is shortening the music we listen to, and more!
R. Kelly and Sony have parted ways, according to multiple sources who characterized the split as everything from mutually agreeable to the controversial rapper being shown the door. The split finally comes after months of pressure over the rapper's alleged predatory behavior. and sexual abuse of women, including several minors.
But, before you give Sony a #TimesUp Award...
Cardi B took to Instagram on Wednesday to express her righteous outrage over the longest government shutdown in history. "Now, I know a lot of y’all don’t care because y’all don’t work for the government or y’all probably have a job,' she said addressing Trump and Congress. "This s--- is really f---ing serious, bro, this s--- is crazy."
This week, Hypebot's most popular posts delved into Lil Uzi Vert's quitting of music over issues with Atlantic Records, Spotify's updates to its preferred distributor list, how to build a sustainable music career, and more!
Wefuture announced that it has closed a$12.8 million series A round from a UK-based corporate investor. The UK startup will use the funds to transition its Show4Me site from concert crowdfunding platform to a broader "music interaction network."
You need help with your digital strategy if you don’t understand video monetization. That's what Michael Brandvold and Jay Gilbert explore on the Music Biz Weekly podcast this week. Learn how to monetize your videos on Youtube and who is eligible.
In this piece, Chris Robley explains why it's essential for new artists getting their start in the industry to release a standalone single before diving headfirst into dropping a full album or event EP.
Bandcamp is opening a record shop and performance space in Oakland, California on February 1st. The store will feature a rotating selection of 99 records that showcase "the diversity and design" of the five million available on Bandcamp.
In this piece, the people at Project Admission outline how they're working to make the often fraught concept of blockchain ticketing a reality, transforming the secondary ticketing market and eliminating fraud.
Applications are open for the House of Blues Music Forward Foundation’s 2019 Bringing Down the House. The four city program helps emerging musicians navigate the music industry, learn music business strategies and develop the knowledge and confidence need to build a career in the industry, both on and off the stage.
Spotify stock closed Thursday at $133.25 and was up another 2.46% to $136.40 in pre-market trading Friday. That's a jump of more than 20% since Christmas eve. The price rise comes as multiple analysts see Spotify stock, which soared at high as $198.99 in 2018, is undervalued at current levels.
The confines of a car have long been a favorite spot for enjoying music, helped by the rise of streaming and the enduring popularity of radio. Here we look into what it is that car goers listen to and why.