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

6a00d83451b36c69e201b7c907b568970b-150wiThis week, the posts on Hypebot that incited the most views covered how Ed Sheeran's Spotify earning could make you reconsider the financial value of streaming, how Zedge's acquirehire of Freeform could change the monetization game for artists, what a newly "unearthed" study tells us about the impact of piracy on music creators, and more!

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Guide To Livestreaming Your Concert or Event On YouTube

Live-streamingWith live video now functioning as an established and important component of event marketing, more attendees now expect livestreaming to be available at major functions, and platforms like YouTube Live make it easy to do -  especially with a little help from us.

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YouTube Adds Restrictions To External Links In Videos

YOuTube NOYouTube no longer allows creators to add external links unless they are part of its official YouTube Partner program. The change, apparently made to curb outward linking abuse, is a blow to musicians just starting to build their channel following. It also affects creators who prefer to have no ads on their channel, or who monetize using Patreon and other off-YouTube platforms. But, there is a workaround. 

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How To Claim Your Artist and Label Pages On Spotify, iTunes, Google, Shazam, Deezer and More

1Whether you're using Spotify, Beatport, Google Play or even TIDAL, it's important as an artist or label to be sure and claim your page. In this piece we look at a retailer specific guide with instruction on how to claim your page today.

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Royalty Exchange Makes Eminem, Other Major Song Catalogs Available To Fan Investors

EminemRoyalty Flow, a new venture from digital royalties marketplace Royalty Exchange announced that the company plans to buy a stake in the royalty stream from rapper Eminem's recorded music catalog, which they will open up to external investors.

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Why Every Musician Should Be Playing More House Concerts

12While the dream of many aspiring musicians may be playing a packed stadium, getting to that point is a lengthy process, and playing any official venue, even a small one, has countless other expenses and challenges built in, one of the many reasons a house concert can seem so appealing.

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Apple Music Now Has "Well Over 30 Million" Subscribers

Apple-music-gift-cardApple Music has "well over" 30 million subscribers, executives Jimmy Iovine, Zane Lowe, and Larry Jackson told Billboard this week.  That's up from 27 million in June, but is still outpaced by Spotify which grew from 50 million paid subscribers in March to 60 Million as of July.

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Music And Technology: 4 Disrupters You MUST Pay Attention To

11As the music industry continues its second year of promising recovery following the disruption of the digital marketplace and embraces streaming as the dominant form of music consumption, the question is already being raised - what technology will be the next industry disruptor.

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Every Time A Piracy Rock Is Turned Over, White Nationalists, Nazi’s, Bigots Scurry Out - Why?

14It seems that any deep exploration of the pro-piracy movement will often connect back (with alarming regularity) to white nationalists and adjacent bigotry, with notable figures such as Kim Dotcom having shown evidence of Nazi sympathies. Here we explore the history and continuing evidence of this connection.

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Live Nation Launches Facebook Messenger Concert Finder Bot

image from i0.wp.comWhile the term ticketing bots usually conjure up images of shady ticket brokers for people in the live entertainment industry, Live Nation is hoping that their spin on the term might change people's minds. The company launched a new chat 'bot' integrated with Facebook Messenger that the company says will help music fans and their friends acquire concert tickets and plan mutual event attendance.

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Spotify Adds New Personalized Playlist: "Your Time Capsule"

image from www.hypebot.comSpotify has launched Your Time Capsule, a personalized playlist that compiles the 30 most nostalgic tracks from the user's teens and early twenties. Available today for all users across all markets, Your Time Capsule uses age and country as a baseline, and personalizes the song list based on their current listening, to create their custom soundtrack. 

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UK's Cluboid Names Hypebot A Top Music Blog

top 50UK music tech software company Cluboid surveyed 500 music blogs to find the Top 50, and we're proud to be #39. While #39 not exactly #1, virtually everyone above us on this eclectic list actually blogs about... music. Seriously, our personal high came from ranking higher than Amanda Palmer, and if we're to being honest, 6 places above Music Business Worldwide.

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THU. BRIEF: Forbes' Top Hip Hop Earners • Spotify For Artists Adds Features • Americana's Diversity Struggle • MORE

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 Chance The Rapper earned $33 million last year without ever selling a single record.

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Henny Tha Bizness Talks Producers As Leaders [INTERVIEW]

14Here Henry Tha Bizness, producer for major artists including 50 Cent, R. Kelly, and Trey Songz, and renowned for his adaptability and embrace of industry shifts, discusses his set up and his why his anytime-anywhere mentality is in essential in today's music business.

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One Look At Ed Sheeran's Spotify Earning Could Change Your Mind About Streaming

1Despite its dominance among consumers, there remains a commonly held belief among some in the music industry that streaming is evil since it earns artists such a small financial reward. But some recent numbers for Ed Sheeran tell a different story, with the superstar's hit single raking in significant cash.

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CHANGES: Atlantic Adds President • Bianco Re-ups w/Interscope • Live Nation Gets A Bot • Rocket Man Adds Rag 'n Bone Man • More

ChangesGrammy Award-winning executive Kevin Weaver has been promoted to the newly created post of President, Atlantic Records, West Coast. Weaver, who has been with Atlantic for over two decades, has spearheaded the label’s success in the soundtrack, sync, and visual media. 

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Our Next President's Husband Could Be An Entertainment Attorney

emhoffDLA Piper has appointed entertainment and media attorney Douglas Emhoff as a partner, based in the firm’s Los Angeles and Washington DC offices. In addition to being a respected lawyer, Emhoff is also the husband of a top contender for the 2020 Democratic presidential nomination.

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Did The RIAA Helped Pave The Way For Spain To Undermine Democracy? [Op-Ed]

12In this sure to be controversial piece, Techdirt's Mike Masnick continues his war on the RIAA by dipping back into history to explain how it was at the urging of the RIAA the the US government began seizing domains, and how this later contributed to Spain's political conflicts and its upcoming referendum.

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A Look Inside The 'Offices' Of Bandzoogle's Team Of Remote Staffers

11As modern work habits shift, the number of people working remotely has exploded. But what does that actually mean and look like at a music or music tech company? To find out, we visit some of the 'offices' of the team behind musician's website and marketing platform Bandzoogle.

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