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Who Are The Best And Brightest Music Industry Minds On Twitter?

Must_follow_twitter_feedsHypebot is looking to compile a list of music industry professionals that are “required follows” for our readers, and we'd love your input. Like how Billboard listed their top music industry personnel to follow on Twitter, we thought we'd do something similar but more focused on the music tech community. We’re looking for the top innovators, industry leaders, and all around resourceful people who are worthy of following. 


We’ll take into consideration the number of times someone is nominated, as well as their credentials, and then consider adding it to our own list of nominees. The winners will be listed in an upcoming post later this week.

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  1. Jason Tate @jasontate
    Cash Music @cashmusic
    jesse von doom @jessevondoom
    Jeff Finley @jeff_finley
    Greenvans @greenvans
    Nick Mango @Alternate1985
    Limited Run @limitedrun
    Rob Wilcox @heyrobwilcox

  2. Definitely:
    @kbylin
    @mrbuzzfactor
    @nielsenwire
    @artistshouse
    @frascognamusic
    @comscore
    @musiciansrights
    @thornybleeder
    I also think @hubspot constantly has relevant insights for bands and musicians.

  3. My fav ones:
    @soundboy
    @daualset
    @jherskowitz
    @fascinated
    @seaninsound
    @Spartz
    @haynes_dave
    @htmiguel
    @jesseisreal
    @cuisineanxious
    @leemartin
    @kbylin

  4. Fabryka Music Magazine @fabrykareviews – professional music reviews (industrial, rock, metal), new song/album/band recommendations
    @musicxray – music opportunities for the industry professionals
    ReGen Magazine @regenmag – industrial/electronic music – news, reviews, interviews
    @rockmebabytv – reliable music promotion for indie bands, labels, radio shows etc.

  5. @leemartin – intriguing music technolog stuff
    @michaelsb – great music biz stuff
    @thornybleeder – ditto
    @musiccompblog – lots of interesting music-related creative stuff
    @daviddas – composer, renaissance man, tech, creative links
    @bobbyowsinski – lots of music/technical links
    @chris_randall – hilarious audio software developer
    @digitalmusicnws – general stuff
    @music_opps – ignore the pay-to-play links but the rest of it is helpful

  6. Hey thanks a ton for including me in your suggestions you guys, I’m honoured to be included.
    Here’s a few of my top picks… although I’m admittedly leaving out tons and tons of great peeps since i have a pretty huge list:
    @michaelsb
    @howtorunaband
    @wesleyverhoeve
    @marteeeen
    @alancross
    @themerchdude
    @CEOLeeParsons
    @wesdavenport
    @plugola
    @buzzsonic
    @mmasnick

  7. @reverbnation – For music opportunities and music industry news
    @spinner – For music news with humor
    @alexpham – From LATimes
    @hypebot – Is this allowed? Because you definitely deserve it!
    @joshconstine – Music writer at TechCrunch

  8. @michaelsb
    @thornybleeder
    @madalynsklar
    @gogirlsmusic
    @cyberpr
    @grassrootsy
    @wicked_d
    @jon_ostrow
    @musicmarketingx
    @mrbuzzfactor
    @bobbyowsinksi
    @wesdavenport
    @plugola
    (Sorry if I missed a few…)

  9. In no order, missing lots, forgetting some, and looking forward to checking all the other suggestions.
    @twimusik
    @iancr
    @plugola
    @DannyDee
    @MusicGeekSvcs
    @topspinmedia
    @prodAdvice
    @indabamusic
    @bobbyowsinksi
    @digitalmusicnws
    @thornybleeder
    @SonicScoop
    @hypebot

  10. My playlist:
    @howtorunaband
    @hishamdahud
    @playitloudmusic
    @thornybleeder
    @madalynsklar
    @michaelsb
    @wicked_d
    @1michaeldolan
    @mrbuzzfactor
    @renmanmb
    @industryears
    @plugola
    @futurehitdna
    @wesdavenport

  11. @thornybleeder
    @michaelsb
    @BenjiKRogers
    @hypebot
    @digitalmusicnws
    @reverbnation (yeah I am biased)
    @MadalynSklar
    @kbylin
    @gogirlsmusic
    @cyberpr
    @jon_ostrow
    @mashable

  12. I think most of my favorites are already listed, but I’d definitely add
    @jonvanhala (head of digital + biz dev for IDJ)
    @brettgurewitz (CEO Epitaph / Bad Religion guitarist)

  13. My picks:
    @AmandaPalmer
    @BigChampagne
    @BenjiKRogers
    @HypeBot
    @emwizzle
    @aderra
    @MrAnnex
    @SpinalTap
    @futurehitdna
    @zoekeating
    @MrChuckD
    @jasonfeinberg
    @jessevondoom

  14. These are the music folks I am sure to pay attention to on Twitter:
    @BradBarrish
    @ShooterJennings
    @PledgeMusic
    @Emwizzle
    @in2mixin
    @MarianoLusardi
    @BigChampange
    @SpinalTap
    @CashMusic & @JesseVonDoom
    @AmandaPalmer
    @bwerde
    @mrlippmann
    @Killola
    @ScottIan
    @FakeBobLefsetz

  15. Agree with most of the above, a few missing that I like:
    @iancr for far more than Topspin pitches
    @Andy_Doe if you want to see something on the classical side of life
    @DigiMusicBitch (just got started but she has a history in the business so it could get interesting)
    and I know it will come off super lame, but everyone should follow @ladygaga at least for a moment to see how Twitter can really be used to move an army

  16. #RockmebabyTvFamily is honored by the mention! Thank you! We might leave some awesome partners out and without any preference here are just a few great suggestions!
    @fabrykamagazine
    @thornybleeder
    @limey59music
    @IndieMusicBus
    @IndMusicMedia
    @SunIslandMusic
    @SupKickAssMusic

  17. Just graduated into the real world, so I’m new at this but I always read posts by:
    @caricole (my personal coach: exercises and homeopathic vocal health care for touring musicians, indie music biz and artist development consultant)
    @cyberpr
    @thornybleeder
    @madalynsklar
    @gogirlsmusic
    @musiccoaching
    @musicthinktank

  18. Bruno del Granado -> @1BDG
    Bruno del Granado – Music & Media (CBS,SONY, EMI, MTV, RTVE, SKYTV, POLYGRAM TV, CNN, VH1, EMI MUSIC PUB, MAVERICK, RM ENTERTAINMENT)

  19. @caricole–Cari’s tweets lead to content is insightful, inspiring and up to the minute. If you’re looking for outstanding artist and business coaching for how to make a living in today’s music industry, she is a MUST FOLLOW
    @MrBuzzFactor–Bob Baker’s a great follow as well. One of the best resources for the nuts and bolts of the business, as well as being a musician.

  20. @caricole – Artist development, music business, vocal coaching… I turn to Cari for all questions pertaining to the music industry.
    @cyberpr – Ariel Hyatt publicity

  21. Emily White – @emwizzle
    Elizabeth Freund – @WizbyF
    Mantis Evar – @MantisEvar
    Benji Rogers – @BenjiKRogers

  22. @caricole She’s been an invaluable resource for me with understanding the current and emerging music industry.
    @mosesavalon He has illuminated much of the truth and reality of what goes on in the music industry for me. Definitely someone who is on top of industry

  23. @caricole She’s been a big help to me and runs a great program.
    @TomHessGuitar All I can say is that if anyoner is struggling with their music career please start one of Tom’s programs as soon as possible
    @cyberpr Ariel Hyatt is another great resource

  24. @1BDG Ele é digno de ganhar pois é super copetenti ,inteligente ,correto e um grade serhumano.

  25. @1BDG -> Bruno del Granado – Music & Media (CBS,SONY, EMI, MTV, RTVE, SKYTV, POLYGRAM TV, CNN, VH1, EMI MUSIC PUB, MAVERICK, RM ENTERTAINMENT)

  26. Moses Avalon @mosesavalon
    Bobby Owsinski @bobbyowsinski
    Bill Gibson @billgibsonmusic
    Mixerman @mixerman
    Steve Gordon @stevegordonlaw
    Steve Turnidge @arsdivina
    Quincy Jones @QuincyDJones
    Alan Parsons @ArtScienceSound

  27. @1BDG Bruno del Granado – Music & Media (CBS,SONY, EMI, MTV, RTVE, SKYTV, POLYGRAM TV, CNN, VH1, EMI MUSIC PUB, MAVERICK, RM ENTERTAINMENT ;0)

  28. THE BEST IS MISTER @1BDG !!! HE HAS AN INCREDIBLE CAREER! ALREADY WORKED WITH MADONNA, HE IS WORKING NOW WITH THE GREATEST POP ARTIST RICKY MARTIN AND HE IS VERY HUMBLE WITH HIS ADMIRERS!.

  29. @DeanOfMusic – Rick Dean is a well-known and informative music publisher in Nashville. Very personable and Helpful. ASCAP, BMI, & SESAC affiliated.
    @buddyhyatt – Nashville Producer, songwriter, musician
    @AmandaCWilliams – Songwriter, performer, instructor, owner & proprietor of Hillbilly Culture.
    @HillbillyClub – New model music publishing company combining traditional publishing with our philanthropic mission to educate about songwriting & intellectual property.
    @KimWilliamsSong – Hit songwriter “Three Wooden Crosses”, “Ain’t Going Down Till the Sun Comes Up”, 16 #1 songs, mentor through Hillbilly Culture
    @ScottBorchetta – President and CEO of Big Machine Records.
    @TheDeanOfMusic – To know us is finally having your foot in the door as a songwriter. We’re ASCAP, BMI and SESAC affiliated.
    @DeansListMusic – Our Industry-only site is where the industry finds great songs and new talent for their projects! It’s free for industry decision makers!

  30. This is an easy one! @MiaBajin of course!
    She’s the most innovative music industry professional! She’s young but yet experienced and HELPS UNSIGNED TALENT!!!
    She fixed me up with a hit single and handled promo, it has over 1 MILLION HITS on YouTube!

  31. Bruno del Granado @1BDG
    Music & Media (CBS,SONY, EMI, MTV, RTVE, SKYTV, POLYGRAM TV, CNN, VH1, EMI MUSIC PUB, MAVERICK, RM ENTERTAINMENT

  32. @caricole I have stepped the ladder to another level musicprenuership wise and in confidence due to her coaching. She has twittered her way into the hearts of many aspiring artists.

  33. @DeaneOgdenMusic – Deane Ogden, the founder of SCOREcast Online and the man who opened my eyes to a whole professional creative community on the net that I didn’t even know existed until just over a year ago.

  34. For sure Danny, I also just quoted one of your tweets in the Forum of the Berklee Topspin course.
    And the Instructor – @MusicGeekSvcs – mentioned you’re a well-known grad.

  35. I’m a songwriter and ASCAP member. I have songs already registered with them. I write r@b,hiphop,jazz,and country lyrics. I need a band or singers to write for. I may have hit songs that could put U on top. Every person could use some help once in a while. It could turn out better than U think. If you’re just singin’ to be singin’, I don’t need that. I need a band or singers that really want to SING!!!!

  36. Cari Cole – @caricole is really the best. She does coaching for artists and helps them to realize their dreams, has wonderful vocal exercises you can download onto your ipod, and approaches her entire practice holistically. Her programs are amazing!

  37. Michelle Cable – @panachelady [Founder of panache music booking]
    Robal Johnson – @pumpsessions [music merch // album jacket co-founder]
    Quest Love – @questlove [no intro needed]
    Mita Carriman – @nymusiclawyer [music lawyer// named a top 10 “must follow” resource by cdbaby]

  38. Michael Brandvold @michealsb who led me to Martin Frascogna @frascognalaw. Also, Bill Werde @bwerde who led me to Emily White @emwizzle all fantastic people to follow.

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