This week, some of the most popular articles from Hypebot warned against the number one mistake artists make when pitching music, revealed some surprising stats about the current music industry, looked at some of streaming most successful artists, and more!
As profitability returns to the recorded music industry, Glenn Peoples found some unexpected wisdom from one of the world's greatest punk outfits, The Ramones. He draws lessons from the punk pioneers on how to navigate and understand music's new and complex landscape
As the global music economy continues to transform, it's important to take a look at the various factors which feed into a song's success, particularly when it comes to that song's geographic origin. In this in-depth piece, we explore the concept of 'trigger cities,' and how streaming popularity often begins in the places you might least expect.
Like it or not, people have a tendency to judge a book by its cover, doubly so when it's a performer on stage. For this reason, it is essential that artists, in addition to making sure their performance abilities are top-notch, take time to perfect their visual style and overall aesthetic.
The 387-page IPO filing that Endeavor presented to the SEC included some usually hidden information regarding the operations of Endeavor’s properties, including WME and the pay packages of its CEO and executive chairman, Ari Emanual and Patrick Whitesell.
In this latest chapter in the saga of the still-smoldering wreckage that is PledgeMusic, Mario Putzar examines some of the underlying causes that led up to the platform's current state of crisis, many of them eerily similar to another music direct-to-fan platform (now also defunct), Sellaband.
Spotify is testng a new feature that enables users to collaborate with friends and listen to music together. Tentatively called Called Social Listening, the feature allows a users to control a friends music so everyone could listen together.
This week on MusicThinkTank, contributors offered advice on purchasing gear, four ways you should use an electronic press kit, the ten rules of networking and more.
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Brant David McLaughlin of Music Industry Insights breaks down eight music industry statistics, revealing some unexpected areas of growth, as well as. some indicators as to where the industry as a whole might be headed moving forward.
In recent months, Facebook has rolled out some interesting new features and products that artists and promoters should take notice of. Here we break down these new tools and how you can utilize them to improve your social media presence.
BUSINESS OF INDIE: Beggars Expands in US • Oh Boy Signs Waldon • Daptone's 100th • Verve Promotes • More
In this week's Business Of Indie, Beggars Music Group expands US operations, John Prines Oh Boy Records signs Kelsey Waldon. Daptone releases 100th 45, Verve label group promotes execs and more.
In this episode of MMF's management focused podcast, the sat down to chat with Jamie Oborne, founder of Dirty Hit and manager of notable hit group The 1975 on his journey to building an independent music empire.
In an effort to increase its profitability, Chinese streaming giant Tencent has begun experimenting with limiting the amount of current hit music which its customers can access for free. Given the mixed results windowing saw in the US however, it remains to be seen whether this trend will catch on.
THU. BRIEF: Prince Gets TIDAL Treatment • Musicians Union Pension Crisis • Orchard Inks Third Man • More
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While streaming has remade the economic landscape of music and made earning a living harder for many musicians, some of the industry's biggest stars are still managing to bring in a significant amount of revenue in this new environment.
As playlists popularity continues to grow, being able to successfully pitch music to playlists becomes more important, as well. Here, a sought-after rock playlist curator explains the number one mistake artists make when pitching their music.
UMG's Verve Label Group has promoted two of its senior executives. Jamie Krents has been named executive vice president, Verve and Impulse!, and Dahlia Ambach Caplin has been named senior vice president of artist & repertoire for Verve and Impulse!.
File-hosting service DBR.ee has been shut down by a consortium of thee music industry trade groups. The site has often been used to share leaked music from Big Artists and other major artists prior to release.
While Spotify deserves kudos for its free Artist toolkit, no music service has provided more opportunities for artists to connect with fans than Pandora. Pandora AMP (Artist Marketing Platform) is an offering that its competitors can learn from.
Jumpstarting a career in the music business is a challenging feat, requiring a massive amount of time and energy for something that could ultimately fall flat. Failure at this early stage can often be the result of a lack of industry experience - luckily we have some tips for avoiding the pitfalls that trip up many beginners.
An electronic press kit (or EPK) is an essential tool for artists looking to make a positive first impression, whether its with venues, promoters, or any other industry gatekeepers, having a solid EPK will help give you a professional presentation and demonstrate that you should be taken seriously.
LiveXLive Media issued an updated financial guidance that estimates it will end fiscal year 2019 with revenue of $33.0 million to $34.0 million, up 365% from $7.2 million in 2018. But the company is estimated to close fiscal year 2019 with an operating loss of $34 million to $36 million, up 135% from 2018.