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MUSO Raises $3.2 Million Series A Round For Anti-Piracy Tech

MUSO logoAnti-piracy tech developer MUSO has raised a $3.2M Series A round led by NJ based VC Harwell Capital. MUSO has a suite of products to help rights-holders protect content, identify piracy and redirect those on pirate sites and “dark channels” to legitimate sources.

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Will The Next Pop Culture Icon Be Augmented Reality?

0001As artificial intelligence continues to expand and replace many jobs traditionally held by humans, even the creative sector has seen advancements in artificial intelligence, raising the question of whether the next pop culture icon could potentially be an artificially intelligent bot.

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Imagine Dragons Offer Advice To Struggling Musicians: 'Have No Ego... And Say Yes To Every Single Show"

imagine dragonsMulti-platinum artists Imagine Dragons have just released their third album and are about to embark on a year long global tour. But it did not come easily. Two in the band suffer from bouts of severe depression; and there were many years spent toiling obscurity. But in the end, they believe, it was checking their egos, paying their dues and a dose of luck that got them where they are today.

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How Much Bigger Will Streaming Get? Projections For The Future

0001Although it's been a tough few years, streaming services seem to have endured the worst the music business can throw at them, and some have even begun dipping their toes in profitability. Here Hugh McIntyre explores where the future of streaming might be headed, and how much space the industry has to grow.

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Music Startup Consultant Patti Silverman Shares Her Song Stories

AJM5933 Digest-Hard-Cover(5)Music shapes our identities and changes our lives. It brings back our memories and stirs up our emotions. My Song Stories asks music professionals and indie artists questions about the songs in their libraries. Today, Patti Silverman, an advisor to the SF MusicTech Summit and a community builder in the music and tech sector, shares the artists and songs that have impacted her life and career.

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OFFICIAL: Pandora CEO Westergren, President, CMO All Exit As Jason Hirschhorn Joins Board

Pandora-new-logo-image-001It's official. Pandora CEO and founder Tim Westergren is exiting the music streamer, along with two other key executives. CFO Naveen Chopra was named interim CEO and former MySpace head Jason Hirschhorn has joined the Pandora board. 

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Full Text Of Official Pandora Announcement Of Tim Westergren Exit, New Board Member

image from www.hypebot.comPandora made the rumored exit of co-founder and CEO Tim Westergren official this morning along with the appointment of a new board member. In addition to our full story and analysis, here is the full official press release from Pandora:

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Proposed Tesla Music Service Not What Everyone Thinks

0001Although rumors about a new Tesla streaming service have been flying thick and fast, the truth may be something rather different. While Tesla has indeed been in talks with major labels, it seems more likely that they're trying to enhance their auto experience than launch a standalone music service.

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Pandora Exits Australia, As Stock Market Reacts To CEO Tim Westergren's Departure [UPDATED]

image from www.billboard.com[UPDATED] The results of Sirius XM's $450 million investment rocked the music streamer early this week as it became official that co-founder and CEO Tim Westergren is out at Pandora. New reports have that the company exiting its only non-U.S. markets. 

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Deadlines Kill Good Music, Phased Check-Ins Save It

1When it comes to making music time is one of the most valuable (and most misused) resources available. Here Jesse Cannon describes how "phased check-ins" can be used in place of deadlines to get the most out of a creative, whether they're an obsessive or an underachiever.

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Pandora [P] Stock Up On Report Of CEO Westergren's Exit

Pandora-new-logo-image-001While the reported exit of Pandora co-founder and CEO Tim Westergren does not change the music streamer's difficult path to profitability, Wall Street seemed to approve of the change. By mid-day on Monday, Pandora stock was up 2.78% to $8.51. More on Westergren's exit and what it means for artists and the music industry here.

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My Song Stories: Marni Wandner of Sneak Attack Media

AJM5933 Digest-Hard-Cover(5)Music shapes our identities and changes our lives. It brings back our memories and stirs up our emotions. My Song Stories asks music professionals and indie artists questions about the songs in their libraries. Today, Marni Wandner, who runs Sneak Attack Media, a boutique creative services company, shares the artists and songs that have impacted her life and career.

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Sparkplug: Rent Instruments, Gear, Space From And To Your Fellow Musicians

(1)This article explores the new ins and outs of Sparkplug, a resource which allows artists to make money by renting out instruments and space to fellow artists, as well as save money by renting space and gear from same said artists.

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TuneCore Nears $1 Billion In Payments To Indie Artists, Offers FREE Track Distribution To Celebrate

Tunecore logo newIndie music distributor TuneCore has announced that its artists are approaching the milestone of $1 billion in revenue earned solely from downloads and streams. TuneCore along with its parent corporation Believe Digital are currently actively for sale.

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4 Essential Tips To Optimize Videos For Mobile Screens

1As the future of video continues its move into our pockets, all artists and musicians should keep in mind how their videos will play on a mobile platform. Here we look at four different tips for optimizing your video to make sure it will hold up to a phone or tablet.

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Top 3 Time Management Practices For Musicians

1Whether a solo artist or member of band, the number of tasks which an artist must complete on a daily basis can be overwhelming, particularly if that person's time management skill are less than stellar. Here we look at three essential tips every artists should keep in mind when managing their daily tasks.

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Music Think Tank Weekly Recap: Being A Star • Breaking Into The Industry • Why Your Home Recording Sucks • More

6a00d83451b36c69e201b8d1b7a85c970c-150wiOn MusicThinkTank this week, we covered the difference between being a diva and an imposter, how to break into the industry as a broadway musician, how to improve your home recordings, and more!

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REWIND: The New Music Industry’s Week In Review

6a00d83451b36c69e201bb08d1d8f8970d-150wiIn this leisurely meander back through a week chock full of industry news, we look back at Apple Music's quiet launch of a $99/ year price tier, Elon Musk and Tesla's discussions of launching a streaming service, the Supreme Court's refusal to hear Prince/dancing baby appeal, and much more.

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

6a00d83451b36c69e201bb08d1d8f8970d-150wiSeveral hit articles posted on Hypebot over the past seven days included a list of the top ten sites most apt to feature that music video you worked so hard on, how treating Spotify the way you might Facebook or Instagram can garner you more plays, a new deal between PRO ASCAP and video mogul YouTube, plus much, much more!

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