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Full List Of Grammy Award Winners 2018: Bruno Mars Spoils Hip Hop's Big Year

image from www.hypebot.comThe 2018 Grammy Awards saw Bruno Mars take home all six awards that he was nominated for including the trifecta of Song, Record and Album Of The Year, and Jay Z, the most nominated artist of the night, go home empty handed.  Judging from the nominations, this should have been rap and hip hop's big year at the Grammys, but Mars forgot to get the message. 

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Music Modernization Act: Peril Or Promise? - All This Week On Hypebot

Music Modernization PerilFrom the RIAA to the NMPA and Google to Spotify, nearly every major music and technology trade group and company is urging Congress to pass the Music Modernization Act. But as the legislation, which closely matches a similar bill in the House, works its way through the Senate, some smart voices are urging caution. 

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Music Think Tank Weekly Recap: Entrepreneurial Musicianship • Termination Rights • Band Photography • More

6a00d83451b36c69e201b8d291fefc970c-150wiThis week on MusicThinkTank, we looked at how to rethink entrepreneurial musicianship, how time is running out for artists to exercise their termination rights, four essentials every band photographer needs, and more.

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TOP POSTS: This Week’s Most Read Posts: Spotify IPO Worries • Free NOI Lookup • More

6a00d83451b36c69e201b7c907b568970b-150wiTopping the charts on Hypebot this week, we had frequently read articles covering the arrest of rapper Kodak Black following an Instagram post, the fear instilled in the music industry and Wall Street following Spotify's IPO, the same streaming platform's ominous path to profitability, and more.

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Billboard Power 100 List Confirms Women In Music Study

male female symbolsBillboard has named its 2018 Power 100 list of the executives driving the music industry. There is only one women named in the Top 25 in a standalone role, and just four more share billing in an otherwise all male team. While reflective of the industry, the list seems particularly tone deaf appearing on the same day that the trade magazine reported a new study of the " Major Lack of Representation by Women in the Music Industry."

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Cadence Weapon On Making Collaborative Music With An Independent Mindset [INTERVIEW]

1Here Cadence Weapon, AKA Rollie Pemberton, speaks about working as an independent artist on the frontlines of experimental hip-hop for the past decade, the process of making his latest album, and how he identifies as a DIY musician.

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How The Internet Has Been A Game Changer For DIY Artists

Internet-headerHere Robert Lanterman explores some of the major ways in which the pervasive take-over of the internet has changed the game for DIY artists everywhere when it comes to almost every aspect of the industry, be it travel, promotion, or networking.

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Grammy 2018 Predictions From Music Audience Exchange's Jarred Goldner

image from www.grammy.com[UPDATED] It's shaping up to be a very interesting year for the Grammy Awards, with the current crop of nominees (finally) among the most diverse ever. Jarrod Goldner of Music Audience Exchange offers his predictions for the 60th Annual Grammy Awards, which will be held this Sunday, January 28th. CBS will broadcast the show live from Madison Square Garden in New York City.

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This Week's Pandora Trendsetter Chart Standouts

Pandora-new-logo-image-001[UPDATED] Each week Pandora shares  highlights from its Trendsetters Chart. Compiled using data obtained from Next Big Sound, this chart shows the top 20 artists listeners have been using to create the highest number of stations from over the past week, and reflects which up-and-coming artists are currently trending on the platform. 

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Google, Amazon, Spotify, Facebook, Other Major Net Players Endorse U.S. Music Modernization Act

internet associationThe Internet Association, the trade and lobbying group which represents Google, Amazon, Spotify, Facebook and several dozen other major internet companies, today sent a letter to the bipartisan Congressional sponsors of the Music Modernization Act (MMA) calling on them to advance the legislation.

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Songtradr Raises $4 Million For Indie Music Licensing

image from www.djcentral.tvMusic licensing platform Songtradr today announced that is had raised a Series A round of $4 million to support the company's ongoing expansion. This latest round brings Songtradr 's total funding to $9 million. Lead investor in the round was Richard White, CEO and founder of Australian-based WiseTech Global.

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Beggars Group's Jo Morris Talks Indie Labels, Messenger Bots [INTERVIEW]

1In this Q&A style interview, Jo Morris talks about their work at Beggars Group, a group of labels including 4AD, Matador, and Rough Trade, as well as their work with messenger bots and how artists can use messenger bots in their digital marketing strategy.

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What To Do When Your Song Is Among Copyright Office's 60M Notice Of Intent To Use Filings

image from www.soundexchange.comThis week SoundExchange subsidiary SXWorks launched a free database that allows songwriters and publishers and songwriters to search more than 60 million address unknown Notice of Intention to Use (NOI) song filings made to the U.S. Copyright Office by Spotify and other music service.  But what do you do when you find your song there? 

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