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

6a00d83451b36c69e201b7c907b657970b-150wiIn our wise counsel to those looking to hack their own way in a difficult industry, we this week offered key tips on how to save time when creating content for social media, what you can do to promote your music on Reddit of all platforms, what you need to know in order to make Google Analytics works for you, and more!

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REWIND: The New Music Industry’s Week In Review

6a01b7c7aa2d2b970b01b7c907b5d7970b-100wiIn this revisitation of the past week's music industry happenings, we look back at Senators' request that the Department of Justice investigate Ticketmaster and Live Nation, the motivation behind T-Swift's desire to re-record her first five albums, YouTube's refusal to negotiate with the new YouTubers Union, and more.

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

6a00d83451b36c69e201b7c907b568970b-150wiThis week, some of the most frequently perused pieces from Hypebot explored how much streaming actually pays out to artists, Twitter's reaction to Hasbro's acquisition of Death Row, a new way artists and labels are gaming the system to manipulate their YouTube views, and more.

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Spotify Surveys Artists, Industry To Expand Artists Services Directory

Provider Directory – Spotify for ArtistsSpotify is asking artists and the music industry to tell them the kind of services they'd like to see listed in a "Provider Directory."  The wide-ranging survey appears to be a test of the level of interest a broader services directory and which categories should be included.

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What Are YouTube Copyright Strikes and What Can You Do About Them?

Screen Shot 2019-08-29 at 8.37.34 AMAs part of its system for protecting users' intellectual property, YouTube employs a strike-based system, lowering an account's standing and reducing that user's ability to monetize videos and access certain features, eventually suspending the account altogether. So how exactly does this strike system work, and what can one do to avoid accidentally incurring these penalties?

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Discovering The Music Fan - Gimme Radio Links To Spotify

4Recently the popular music discovery platform Gimme Radio launched a new feature which allows its users to link their apps with Spotify, adding their favorite tracks to a playlist. Given that Spotify could, in many ways, be considered a competitor, why would Gimme radio do this? Here Tyler Lenane explains the rationell behind it.

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Throwing Multiple Listening Parties For Less Than $100: How To Guide

1When it comes to promoting your music, a listening party can go a long way in helping you grow your community base and increasing general awareness, A fun event for fans to come together and celebrate your, the only downside to listening parties it that - historically - they have often been relatively expensive endeavors. Here, we look at alternative method where you can host multiple listening parties for under a $100.

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Re-Recording Restrictions: A Glossary Of Industry Terms [Chris Castle]

6In light of news that Taylor Swift plans to re-record the majority of her previous catalog, we share an in-depth look at the restrictions and allowances in contracts between an artist, producer, and label that guide how any artist can remake their initial creative work.

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5 Time-Saving Tips For Social Media Content Building

1As with so many good things, creating quality social media content can take vast amounts of time and energy. If you're trying to make it as a musician however, these resources are likely in hi demand. Here we look at some ways in which you can streamline your social media content creation to ensure you're churning out high quality social content on the regular.

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BUSINESS OF INDIE: Chrysalis Sold • BMG Revenues Rise • ADA + Incubus • Orchard To Japan • A2IM • More

Business Of Indie 2019

In this week's new edition of the Business Of Indie,  iconic Chrysalis has a new home. BMG continues its march upward, The Orchard expands to Japan, ADA partners with Incubus, A2IM names a new executive chairperson and more.

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LiveXLive, Allied Esports Partner For Competitive Gaming, Live Music Events

image from celebrityaccess.comLive event streamer LiveXLive has formed a multi-year partnership with Allied Esports to create live esports experiences at music events and festivals in the U.S. and abroad.

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10 Types Of Content To Engage, Grow Your Fanbase

6The relationship between fans and artists has been transformed by social media, with your music's consumers now craving a higher volume of content and a more intimate connection with the creator than ever before. Luckily, this can work to your advantage as a musician, provided you know what type of content to churn out.

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5 Things We Learned From 365 Days On The Road

2In this piece, artist Ellisa Sun recounts her experience embarking on a year long tour across the US with her partner Ken in a 30-foot RV. After playing roughly 180 shows and pouring themselves into the musical experience, they here share some valuable takeaways from the journey.

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Senators Ask DoJ To Investivate Ticketmaster, Live Nation

Ticketmaster-logoSenators Richard Blumenthal of New Jersey and Amy Klobuchar of Minnesota have asked the US Department of Justice’s antitrust division to investigate the ticketing industry, citing “serious concerns that online ticket markets are not working for American consumers.”

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How To Get The Most From Your Music Email Marketing

2While social media is certainly accessible and easy to use as a marketing platform, the barriers to entry are so few that the marketplace has become a bit clogged. For this reason email, while old school, has seen something of a renaissance owing to its ability to actually break through and reach potential consumers.

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'Success' In Music: What Does It Mean Right Now?

4In any industry, success is a nebulous concept, and perhaps doubly so in the music business. For one artist it could mean the ability to pay all their bills through their music, for another it might require getting a number one hit. Regardless, the modern music climate isn't what it once was, and a redefining of what success means must take place.

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Production Music Startup Soundstripe Raises Another $2M

image from www.cinema5d.comSubscription-based production music startup Soundstripe has raised an additional $2 million in financing from Craft Ventures, just months after raising a $4 million Series A round.

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Artist's Guide To Promoting Your Music On Reddit

Screen Shot 2019-08-28 at 1.27.59 AMOnce you've honed your artistry as a musician and created the perfect product, be it an immaculate album or a killer live show, it's time to switch gears to the sometimes unpleasant business of sharing your work with the world. One often underutilized platform outside of sites like Twitter or Instagram is, unexpectedly, Reddit. Here we look at why the site is a valuable promotional resource, and how you can effectively harness its potential.

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When Musicians Find Justification In Piracy

2Here, Wade Sutton weighs in on what he perceives to be hypocritical behavior by some musicians who, in spite of railing against music piracy, condone other forms of illegitimate downloading and/or streaming, and the 'jailbreaking' of devices like the Amazon Firestick or the Google Chromecast.

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CD Baby, Tunecore, DistroKid Add Rapid Apple Music For Artists Verification

image from artists.apple.comTop 3 DIY music distributors CD Baby, Tunecore and DistroKid have all added rapid Apple Music For Artists verification, unlocking the platform's expanded analytics for their artists.

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QUICK HITS: Warner Music Nordics • Ingrooves • Hipgnosis • WildKat PR • Sentric

Quick HitsWarner Music has named Mark Fry to the newly created post of vice president, Warner Music Nordics. Fry will also continue to serve as managing director of Warner Music Finland and operate out of the company’s Helsinki office.

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5 Reasons Why Artists Should Embrace Competition And Saturated Markets

6Trying to make it as an artist in 2019 is, undeniably, and uphill battle. With saturated markets and pitiful streaming revenues, attempting to cultivate a successful career as musician can seem impossibly difficult. But what if viewing competition as a negative is the wrong approach? Here we look at what those working in the industry have to gain from a saturated market.

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3 Techniques For Promoting A Show When Playing In A Brand New City

1Whether you're setting out on a country-wide tour or simply playing a show at the next town over, knowing how to break into a city you've never played is an invaluable skill as a DIY artist. Here we look at three essential ways in which you can boost your presence in a new city before you play a show there.

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IEBA Names 2019 Industry Awards Nominees

image from musicrow.comThe International Entertainment Buyers Association (IEBA) has named the 2019 nominees for its Industry Awards to be presented at the Honors & Awards Ceremony on Oct. 29th during IEBA’s 49th Annual Conference in Nashville.

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