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Spotify Playlist ¡Viva Latino! Passes 10 Million Followers

image from i.ytimg.com¡Viva Latino! has been growing 5x times faster than any other Spotify playlist in its top 1000. The streamer's flagship Latin playlist has propelled numerous Spanish-language songs into the Global Top 100 and Top 50 charts. Now, ¡Viva Latino! has surpassed an impressive 10 million followers.

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Rusty Gaston Named To Head Sony/ATV Nashville

image from celebrityaccess.comSony/ATV Music Publishing has named Rusty Gaston to head of Sony/ATV Nashville. He replaces former president and CEO Troy Tomlinson, who left the company in June to become chairman and CEO of Universal Music Publishing Group Nashville.

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Getting It Done: The Week In D.I.Y. & Indie Music

6a00d83451b36c69e201b7c907b657970b-150wiWe shared plethora of great tips and tricks for the do-it-yourselfers trying to make it in the music biz, with advice on how to grow more content from your music videos, some of the best AI tools for musicians, a best practice guide for music metadata, and much more.

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Music Think Tank Weekly Recap: Home Studio • Music Acquisition • Tap Into Creativity • More

MTTRecapNew copySMOLOn MusicThinkTank this week, contributors shared articles on the five must-haves for your home recording studio, why music makes for a good company acquisition, how to tap into creativity even when you're not feeling inspired, and more.

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Miss Anything? REWIND: The New Music Industry’s Last Week In Review

6a01b7c7aa2d2b970b01b7c907b5d7970b-100wiIn this tick back through a busy week in the music industry, we revisit the shuttering of PledgeMusic's website, Live Nation's acquisition of Latin concert giant OCESA, the latest milestone by 'Old Town Road,' and more.

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

6a00d83451b36c69e201b7c907b568970b-150wiThis week, some of our most popular articles from the pages of Hypebot covered a music industry trade group's claims that piracy isn't a problem - free YouTube and Spotify are, a look at what every major label and subsidiary earned in 2018, a disagreement between top analysts on the future of Spotify, and more.

 

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Why We All Need To Make Live Experiences Our Go To Form Of Self-Care

1As most by now know, excessive screen time has been closely linked to stress and feelings of isolation, making the need to "digitally detox" all the more pressing. Here we look at how making lived experiences (looking at you concerts) your go-to form of self-care can drastically improve your well-being

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How To Deliver New Music To Fans After A Lengthy Hiatus

1It's impractical to assume any artist can constantly churn out new material, and a reprieve from creating music can often be a healthy thing. That said, getting back in the game can be challenging, not just for you, but also for you fans when it comes to introducing them to your new material.

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3 Questions To Ask Yourself When You're Feeling Overwhelmed As An Artist

7As an independent artist struggling to make a place for yourself in the music industry, it's easy to start to feel overwhelmed and burnt out. Here we look at three important questions to pose to yourself when the burdens of navigating a truly challenging business have become too great.

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Spotify Names Sulinna Ong Head of Music UK and Ireland

image from pbs.twimg.comSpotify has appointed Sulinna Ong to the newly-created role of Head of Music in the UK and Ireland. Ong initially joined Spotify in April as Head of Artist & Label Services. She came to the streaming giant from Deezer, where she served as Global Vice President of Artist Marketing.

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5 Things You Must Have In Your Home Recording Studio

1While technological advancements have made the construction of a home studio that much more achievable, and while you don't need massive amounts of space and a mixing board a mile long, there are a few essentials you must have in place in order for your studio to function well.

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PledgeMusic says "All data has been preserved"

PledgeMusic NewPledgeMusic pulled its web site offline Thursday leaving artists without the ability to access and download previous fan and order data. The shuttered service now says that all data has been preserved and will be made available soon.

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Live Nation Q2 Report: It's A GREAT Time To Be A Major Concert Promoter

LiveNationTightLive Nation Entertainment has released its latest financial report showing continued strong revenue growth for the second fiscal quarter and first six months of 2019. Live Nation stock rose 2.34% in after-hours trading Thursday.

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PledgeMusic Takes Website Offline

image from cdn.pixabay.comPledgeMusic, which suspended operations in February, has all but shut down its website. "The company continues to work with outside counsel on the most appropriate next steps, and we will update you with those specifics as we get more information," reads the home page.

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6 Tales From 'Spotify Unknown' Of Near Misses, Aborted Acquisitions and Steve Jobs' Heavy Breathing

Spotufy windowT'Spotify Untold' offers a behind-the-scenes "character-driven story of Spotify’s rise from a tiny start-up to the biggest music streaming company in the world,” and the new book is filled with some juicy revelations.

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4 Ways To Build More Content From Your Music Videos

1Creating a music video can be a complex, lengthy, and above all expensive endeavor, meaning you should work to get as much out of the end product as you can. Here we look at four clever ideas for how you can utilize elements of your music video to create other valuable content you can apply to additional promotional efforts.

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Move with the Times: Ideal AI Tools For Musicians

1While AI's expansion into the music industry is an intimidating and off-putting idea for those songwriters afraid that a computer will take their job, the reality is that as this new era of technology dawns, there are number of ways in which the music can, and should, benefit from new AI tech.

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QUICK HITS: Vevo • Merlin • Sweet • Kobalt •  Warner Chappell Music

Quick HitsVevo has hired Scott Anderson as its new SVP of Engineering & Product.  Anderson brings with him over 25 years of technology experience and joins from startup Conversa Health, where he helped the healthcare provider through its first rounds of funding. Prior to that, he led mobile engineering at Walmart.

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Music & Refugees: Improving Lives In Uncertain Times

3In this piece, a humanitarian volunteer recounts their experiences in Greece working to support victims fleeing the Syrian refugee crisis, and the powerful role music played in improving the lives of those suffering.

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Want A Music Mentor? Start A Mastermind Group!

image from cdn.pixabay.comMastermind groups can provide the support that helps smart people do great things. Ariel Hyatt of Cyber PR has successfully brought this widely praised networking meets group therapy practice into the music world and shows you how you can too.

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A Music Metadata Best Practice Guide

1Recently AFEM and CI collaborated to create a "Meta Data Best Practice Guide", a definite must read for artists, particularly those who don't fully understand what metadata is, or why it's so important for artists to have, living as we are in the streaming age.

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Live Nation Acquires Latin Concert Giant OCESA, Ticketmaster Mexico

image from celebrityaccess.comLive Nation has signed a deal to acquire a controlling interest in OCESA Entretenimiento, one of the leading concert promoters in Latin America. OCESA promotes more than 3,100 events for nearly 6 million fans each year in Mexico and Colombia.

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Come Together: Why The Music Industry Must Break Down Data Silos

1In this article, Jeppe Faurfelt breaks down the different data silos which industry artists should be keeping track of, why the distinction between them is so important, and why everyone on an artist's team should have access to all of them.

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