Getting It Done: The Week In D.I.Y. and Indie Music

6a00d83451b36c69e201b7c907b657970b-150wiWe have a plethora of helpful tips and tricks for the independent music industry do-it-yourselfers out there, with advice on how to get your artist website started, how to engage fans at your next shows, how to better manage your merch, and much much more!

 

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Music Think Tank Weekly Recap: Ancient Music • Attractive Stage • Practice Space • More

MTTRecapNewThis week on MusicThinkTank, we listen to some ancient music,  learn how to craft an attractive stage setup, build the ideal home practice space, and more!

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REWIND: The New Music Industry’s Week In Review

6a01b7c7aa2d2b970b01b7c907b5d7970b-100wiIn this flip back through a busy and contentious week in the music biz, we revisit Spotify's kickoff of label licensing talks despite major disputes at the company, Apple's new 'app tax,' a lawsuit against Fall Out Boy over their use of fury llama puppets, and more!

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

6a00d83451b36c69e201b7c907b568970b-150wiThis week, some of our most popular and frequently read articles on Hypebot dove into the ongoing slow motion train wreck that is PledgeMusic, why skip rates matter more than ever in streaming, how to ensure people actually listen to the music you're pouring your blood sweat and tears into, and more!

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Major Label Signs An Algorithm To A 20 Album Deal

EndelThis is NOT an early April Fools joke. Endel, an app that uses algorithms the company calls predictive mechanics to produce personalized sounds to help you focus and relax, has signed a multi-album deal with Warner Music Group.

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How Fans Are Building A Vibrant Gimme Radio Community

2In this piece, Jon Maples explains how the principles and process behind the unique radio streaming app Gimme Radio have given rise to a successful listening platform, home to a vibrant social community.

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Engaging Fans: 5 Tips For Your Next Show

2Disappointing live shows are, unfortunately, endemic in the music industry, particularly for bands that are just finding their feet, and a tepid live experience can often leave potential fans regretting their decision to step out. Here we look at five ways you as an artist can effectively engage with an audience.

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Only 1% Of Users Pay For Music In India, says Spotify's Amarjit Singh Batra

Spotify New $Spotify's entry into India is filled with opportunities and challenges.  YouTube is the country's most popular music service, with Spottily the eighth player to launch there.

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Facebook Says CHANGE YOUR PASSWORD, Admits Hundreds Of Millions Could Be Seen By It's Employees For Years

Facebook thumbs downHundreds of millions of Facebook account passwords were stored in plain text and searchable by thousands of Facebook employees going back as far as 2012. Facebook found the problem in January, but just went public with it on Thursday.

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Spotify Condemns Apple's New "App Tax," But Could It Be A Cover For A Price Hike?

1Spotify is up in arms over the 30% cut Apple is charging developers for the privilege of being part of its app store, going so far as to lodge an anti-trust complaint, as well as threatening to raise its price in order to cover the cost. Such actions, however, could be playing right into Apple's hands.

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Tools For Managing Music Merch

1Being an artist is hard enough without having to manage the mini-department store that is your merch - luckily there are a number of tools out there designed to lessen the headache of keeping up with orders and streamlining sales.

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How To Take Responsibility For Archiving Your Music, Data

1Recent news that the down on its luck social network Myspace fried a dozen years of media due to a server error should have artists and professionals alike scrambling to make sure they have a multitude of backups for their precious data.

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