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Fender Accelerator Tour Launches Providing Emerging Artists With Transportation, Gear, And Promo Support

Fender-Logo-DesignFender is removing the headache and hassle of touring on an emerging artist's budget by providing musicians with gear, transportation, and tour support as part of it's newly launched Fender Accelerator Tour. 

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Bursting The Music Tech Bubble

Popping_The_BubbleThat tech people and music people live inside rarified bubbles should come as a surprise to absolutely no one. If you’ve ever set foot in Silicon Valley, or Brooklyn, or Silver Lake, you know just what I’m talking about — young, over-educated people jabbering on about a hot new app or band

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Rdio Adds 20 Curated Record Label Stations

image from rdio0img-a.akamaihd.netIn an increasingly competitive sector, music streamers are looking for new ways to attract and keep users. It will be interesting to see if Rdio's new 20+ stations curated by indie and major record labels find an audience, but they certainly should keep their label partners engaged.

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Diddy Invests In Pleek Photo Messaging App

PleekSocial messaging apps of all varieties - text, photo, video and even music - are the current darlings of venture capitalists.  If the app is a hit, it can grab huge numbers of users quickly at minimal cost. Once you've attracted users, anything is possible. Just ask Google... and as of today Diddy.

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Major Songwriters Demand Halt To Publishers' Digital Rights Exit From ASCAP, BMI

image from www.texaswatchdog.orgPublishers have expressed their increasing intent to bypass ASCAP and BMI to cut direct deals with digital music services. Now organizations representing a broad spectrum of songwriters are questioning the deals. Notably absent from the signatories to their open letter is the North American Publishers Association

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Radiohead, Family Stone, Baez Among 25 Albums Added To U.S. National Recording Registry

image from cps-static.rovicorp.comEach year, the U.S. Library of Congress adds 25 recordings that it believes are of historic significance to its prestigious National Recording Registry. This year, The Doors, Joan Baez, The Family Stone and Radiohead are among the chosen albums.

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Former Beats Music CEO Launches "Chosen", A Mobile Performance Based Music Competition Platform

Screen Shot 2015-03-26 at 10.02.42 AMAnswering his own question "Can we turn music consumption into a game?" ex-CEO of Beats Music, David Hyman is back, launching his 4th music startup, "Chosen", this morning. 

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urRadio Breaks The Music Streaming Mold, Puts All Users On Air With New Music Technology

NpOCwALmyq4DCpWz7OLO7DLxUXSZFNxGNeKR6dJwYHQThis morning, urRadio launched an impressive set of creative, music discovery, and social tools empowering anyone to create, discover, and share live streaming music and talk radio stations.

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Music For Good: Friendly Savages Partners With Austin Startup For Clean Water To South Sudan

Screen Shot 2015-03-25 at 10.15.56 AMAustin based startup, The Entertainment Helping Company (ehco) has announced their next campaign in partnership with Friendly Savages. Having chosen Every Village as the non-profit to support, the is offering exclusive merchandise via ehco to provide clean water to South Sudan. 

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The Orchard Acquires RoyaltyShare, Invests In Korrect To Offer Music Royalty Processing

image from d25t5zhawhz6iz.cloudfront.netSony owned The Orchard is extending its label services with the acquisition of RoyaltyShare and a strategic investment in Korrect. Details of the deals were not disclosed, but RoyaltySare had previously received $11.5 million in venture funding.

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10 Questions Music Tech Startup Founders Should Ask Before Choosing An Accelerator or Incubator

Paul_graham_talking_about_prototype_day_at_y_combinator_summer_2009"Choosing a program requires more research and assessment than knowing your startup is likely to get a feature on TechCrunch as a benefit of being a Y-Combinator startup. What’s more, founders of music tech startups face hurdles and limitations unique to our space."

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Ex Live Nation Labs, Warners Exec Ethan Kaplan Joins Gracenote As SVP Music

image from upload.wikimedia.orgUnsurprisingly, it didn't take digital music veteran Ethan Kaplan long to land well after the breakup of Live Nation Labs. Today Gracenote announced he's getting a prime office in their executive suite. Just how Kaplan plans to satisfy his lifelong obsession with REM remains unclear...

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New On Hypebot's Music Industry Jobs Board: Night Owl Productions, Jamplify, Citrus & More

image from www.google.comNew on our Jobs Board are a music projects manager for NYC's Night Owl Productions, a biz dev job at live music analytics leader Jamplify and a talent buyer for LA's Citrus' venues. Click on each link to learn more and find more on Hypebot's Music Industry Jobs Board.  HIRING? Here's how to post your job:

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Email Autoresponders For Musicians: How To Get Fans Engaged Right Away

Grow-email-list-onlineJust about anyone who has music available is using the song-for-email strategy. If you’re not on board, basically you trade music in exchange for an email address. It’s a great way to grow your list, and by now we all know that email is one of the best ways to stay in touch with your fans and push out news and offers.

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