For those curious about how much an A-list superstar like Taylor Swift makes off a single concert, a recent performance at a publicly owned stadium offers a unique look at such an event's revenue breakdown.
It may seem strange for companies like YouTube and Amazon to be entering the streaming industry, particularly given how notoriously unprofitable it is, but by offering it bundled with other services, profitability becomes less important than long-term customer loyalty.
Digital music marketing firm CyberPr is hiring a NYC based assistant publicist. Founder Ariel Hyatt says she's looking for "a strong writer who is also a detail-oriented multi-tasker to assist with blogger PR campaigns for independent musicians." More on this gig and others on Hypebot's Music Industry Jobs Board.
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Regularly uploading new content to your YouTube channel is an important part of maintaining fan interest, but you only have so many songs to post, and music videos generally come with a hefty price tag attached. Here are five different types of videos that will keep listeners engaged but are comparatively easy to create.
Just in time for the holiday buying season, Spotify is repeating some the deep discounts that it offered earlier this year. And while they may help keep the music streamer stay competitive, they offer almost nothing in compensation to artists and rights holders.
MON. NEWS BRIEF: New Album Release Cycle • Adele Breaks Records Her Own Way • German ISPs To Block Pirates • More
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Adele Goes Punk: Breaking records by breaking the rules, and fans love her for it.
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Adele "25" By The Numbers: 3.3 Million 1st Week Sales • 51/49% Physical/Digital • 67% Of Top 200 Sales
Music sales tracking firm BuzzAngle reports that Adele's "25" sold 3,327,992 total albums in its first week of release. Nielsen Music put the number slightly higher at 3.38 million. Sales were split almost equally between physical and digital with “25” representing an amazing 67.1% of total sales in the Top 200 last week.
This week's chart topping articles included a look at why pop stars are starting their own labels, what wisdom we can learn from Adele's 25, and why what works for her may not for anyone else, plus eight concepts artists should implement at their next show.
Hypebot has quite a bit of useful knowledge to drop on the DIY artist this week, from how to appeal to a publicist, to why a split sheet just isn't enough when it comes to co-writing songs, plus an explanation of why more fans aren't seeing your blog posts.
Music Think Tank Weekly Recap: Millennial's Relationship To Music • Concert Etiquette • YouTube For Indie Artists • More
This week on MusicThinkTank, we hear how millennials feel about recorded music, pick up some tips on the best way to behave at a concert, and how indie artists can utilize YouTube, plus much more.
The pros and cons of Pandora's Rdio buy up, Guvera, the dark horse of streaming, and a police officer is fired for singing with a metal band while still on the clock. All this and more as we mash the rewind button on a week of music industry news.
In this article, Kelsey Butterworth takes a closer look at Jimmy Iovine's recent and unfortunate bout of mansplaining, an incident which offers some insight into several much larger issues regarding women in the music industry.
A publicist in the music business isn't going to team up with just anyone, and certain behaviors can cause a band to quickly get written off. Here, a publicist explains three qualities which she will seek out when considering partnering with a band or artist.
FRI. NEWS BRIEF: Adele Tops 3 Million • Garrett Wins Brit Award • Deezer Nabs Ministry Of Sounds • Vive La Vie! • More
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2nd Class Status For Indie Music Avoided As Pandora, Webcasters Told To Pay Same Rates As Majors, A2IM Responds
[UPDATED] A recent question from the Copyright Royalty Board the the U.S. Register Of Copyrights sent shock waves through the independent music community. Could webacasters pay major and indie labels different rates? The answer, for at least 5 more years, is no.
Following his recent purchase of 25, David Emery looks at the incredible success of Adele's latest release, which flies in the face of a number of preconceived notions regarding the current state of recorded music.
When a band enters the recording studio they typically sign a "split sheet," a document which specifies each person's contributions and ownership percentage on a given track. This often isn't a sufficiently detailed agreement however, and artists should make an effort to take further legal precautions in order to avoid issues down the road.
Music videos continue to be one of the best ways to introduce potential fans to your band, but simply posting content on platforms like YouTube and Vevo is no guarantee it will get the kind of attention you're hoping for. This article looks at what you can do to attract viewers and ensure your hard work isn't wasted.
It's official. Nielsen Soundscan has confirmed that Adele's 25 has broken the single-week U.S. album sales record, and she's done it in just 3 days. After processing the first sales reports from Monday, Nov. 23, the album has sold at least 2,433,000 units.