Indie Music Grabs 32.6% Of U.S. Album Sales In 2012
According the A2iM, The American Association For Independent Music, Billboard and SoundScan stats show that independent labels grabbed 32.6% of U.S. album sales in 2012. As in 2011, indie labels. Continue reading
Will EDM Reality Show Be DJ Starmaker Or Celebrity Wannabe Humiliator?
Doron Ofir, a man who's proud of the accomplishments of Pauly D, is casting a new EDM reality show that he believes will be a "star-making vehicle." EDM purists and. Continue reading
BMG Rejoins With Sony For Parlophone Records Bid
Sony Music is again partnering with Bertelsmann's BMG, this time in a bid for Parlophone Records and a number of other EMI properties put on the block by Universal Music.. Continue reading
NEWS BRIEF: EMI Layoffs, Amazon Soars, Dylan Release Skirts EU Copyright, Bowie’s Back & More
Is Warner Music About To Go On A Buying Spree?
(UPDATED) Is Warner Music about to go on a buying spree? As a private company with a deep pocketed owner, Access Industries, it's in a position to; and hiring Sony's. Continue reading
NEWS BRIEF: Sony Joins BMG For Parlaphone Bid, Big Labels Chase Vimeo, VH1 Makeover & More
REWIND: The New Music Industry’s Week In Review
Gangnam Style: Analysis Of A Viral Video Did Psy Leave Gangnam Style Money On The Table? 5 Top Emerging Music Tech Trends For 2013 Irving Azoff Resigns As Live Nation. Continue reading
Best Of Hypebot 2012
10 Music Business Fundamentals Inspired By Gandhi Musicians: Learn The Power Of The Pivot How I Earned My Place in the Music Business: 6 Insights For Breaking In Hub &. Continue reading
VOTE: Should Spotify & Other Streaming Music Services Also Sell Downloads?
Spotify just stopped offering it’s users in the UK and Europe the option of purchasing paid downloads. (full story here) U.S.users have never had that option. Should Spotiify and other. Continue reading
The Week In Music Commentary
VOTE: Should Spotify & Other Streaming Music Services Also Sell Downloads? Tyler Hayes Considers iTunes As A Music Discovery Service Richard Pulvino Asks Is the Music Industry Ripe for Gamification?. Continue reading