Bandsintown, Fandiem partner to help struggling nonprofits by inspiring fans to give back, launch ‘F-COVID’ campaign

Bandsintown and fan-powered charitable fundraising platform Fandiem have announced a year long strategic partnership that will collectively support nonprofits by inspiring fans to give back. Late last year Bandsintown and. Continue reading

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#IRespectMusic takes fight for American Music Fairness Act to iHeartRadio’s NYC HQ [photos]

Blake Morgan, Dionne Warwick, Sam Moore and MusicFirst participated in a bit of performance art yesterday that brought the fight for the American Music Fairness Act to the steps of. Continue reading

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TOP POSTS: From a Spotify boycott to music NFTs, last week’s most read posts on Hypebot

See what is topping the charts last week on Hypebot, from top radio stations to Neil Young’s fight against Spotify and Joe Rogan. Why old music is now more popular. Continue reading

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#CancelSpotify trends, Apple Music trolls: Is Neil Young just the start of Spotify’s problems?

Spotify complying with Neil Young’s request to take down his music over their support of antivaxer Joe Rogan could prove to be just the start of ongoing problems for the. Continue reading

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‘Elderly and drifting towards homeless’ – Hit songwriter’s plight illustrates devastating economics of songwriting in 2022

Chris Castle shares the plight of Hugh Prestwood whose songwriting income was “destroyed by the massive change in the economics of songwriting that split apart the album format with no. Continue reading

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Are music awards still relevant in the age of Spotify Wrapped?

In a week when The Grammys and CMT awards were forced to shift dates and venues, MIDiA analyst Keith Jopling asks if awards ceremonies are still relevant in today’s entertainment. Continue reading

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Skee Mask, label Ilian Tape remove all music from Spotify

Munich EDM producer and DJ Skee Mask and Ilian Tape, the indie label that releases his music, have removed their tracks from Spotify. “All my shit is gone.” Skee Mask’s. Continue reading

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Chinese Govt. arrests more pro-democracy music stars in Hong Kong

Popular musician Denise Ho and 5 five others were arrested in Hong Kong for being tied to a pro-democracy online media group. By Timothy Geigner from TechDirt While we have. Continue reading

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What to expect in 2022: Jay Gilbert shares his music industry predictions

Hypebot readers know Jay Gilbert as the cohost of the Music Business Weekly and Your Morning Coffee podcasts, but he’s also an industry veteran and highly respected music marketing guru.. Continue reading

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7 (more) lessons for music industry longevity

Keith Jopling of MIDiA is incredibly smart and curious, and that inquisitiveness has lead his ongoing exploration of how some musicians are able to sustain a successful decades long career. Continue reading

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