Attracting More Views On Your SoundCloud Releases

2For musicians, growing a solid reputation on SoundCloud is key, as the platform provides opportunities to take their work to the next level, although the way in which they manage their account can often have as much of an impact on their success as the music itself.

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eMusic Payment Problems Continue, More Labels Exit

image from www.hypebot.comMore labels and distributors are pulling and keeping their music off the eMusic download store over late or non-payments. In July, we reported that Sony owned indie distributor The Orchard informed its labels that it was pulling all music down because they had "failed to receive payments." 

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Amazon Music Making More Of Its Own Exclusive Recordings

1Of late Amazon has been following in the steps of Spotify and dropping a series of exclusive recordings by noted artists like John Prine and Margo Price under the title "Produced By...", and although these recordings fall under the Amazon Originals banner, Amazon doesn't actually own the rights to them.

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The Biggest Challenge Facing Music Right Now [Hisham Dahud]

image from dahud.typepad.com"When was the last time you sat down and just… listened?" That's the question asked by Hypebot contributor Hisham Dahud.  The answer for most of us could have significant implications for artists and the entire music industry in the streaming era.

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5 Ways To Get Music Discovered In The New Digital Age

1While the ways in which people discover music have changed dramatically in many ways, some avenues remain the same. Here we offer advice to artists on how to get their music discovered in the digital age by consulting with industry experts on where they go to find new music.

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Challenge Of Posting Classical Music Without Copyright Violation: A Glimpse Of The Future?

1Despite the composers having died hundreds of years before the concept of copyright violation had even appeared on scene, performers are now finding it difficult to post their performances of the classical works online without receiving notices of copyright infringement, fraudulent though they may be.

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Spotify (Finally) Increases Song Download Limit (A Lot)

Spotify LIMIT REACHEDSpotify has finally increased its much hated 3333 tracks per device and three device limit. It happened quietly in its latest software update software update, with users discovering the change. The streamer has now confirmed the increase. and it's a significant one.

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How To Get On Spotify's User-Generated Playlists

1Playlist doesn't seem to be going away, and while landing on Spotify curated playlists may seem out of reach, their hardly the only option, with user-generated playlists often having hundreds of thousands of followers. Here we look at what artists need to do land spot on one of these coveted lists.

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Family Plans Return To Bite Spotify, Streaming Platforms

1In an effort to get more users hooked on their services, streaming platforms offered the Family Plan tier, allowing for multiple users on a single monthly bill and, while successful, such deals are now coming back to haunt streaming services in the form of reduced revenue.

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Now Submit Directly to Spotify’s Playlists

Spotify - submit directSpotify has opened the process of submitting music to 2018's holy grail of music marketing - Official Spotify playlists. Ariel Hyatt and the team at CyberPR have put together a guide the new playlist submission tool and and ways to improve your chances of success. 

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Teen Social Media Cord Cutting - Should It Worry The Music Industry?

1Adults have been anxious about the smartphone usage of youths for some time, and it appears teens themselves are jumping on the concern train, with more than half of teenagers feeling they spend too much time on their phones. This raises the question, however, will efforts to combat this tech addiction help or hurt the music business?

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What To Consider Before Hiring A Music Publicist (HELP!)

1As an artist, having a music publicist working for you can be a huge asset,  particularly given that most publicists now double as digital strategists, and help to shepherd and artists overall brand. That said, there are several important things to consider before committing to hiring a publicist.

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Court Rejects 'One Size Fits All' Bit Torrent Ruling

1Stephen Carlisle, Esq. wades into the ongoing saga of Bit Torrent litigation. In a decision with major implications. the Ninth Circuit Court recently rejected a "one size fits all"approach to Bit Torrent lawsuits, in which the sins of one case could be brought to bear on others.

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Music for Mourning: The Heartbreak of Losing Your Favorite Artist [Kyle Bylin]

40233447160_918ee69929_zLong-time Hypebot contributor Kyle Bylin reflects on the death of his favorite lead singer and lyric writer, Scott Hutchison of indie rock band Frightened Rabbit. He says, "Hutchison described the struggles of finding love and meaning in adulthood in a way I related to more than any other artist. He didn’t just write songs about ex-girlfriends and past breakups but explained exactly what the experience of heartbreak feels like instead."

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Orchard Pulls All Labels And Artists Off eMusic For Non-Payment

Emusic2018Music download store eMusic is late paying at least one independent distributor, according to an internal email obtained by Hypebot. The troubles come just as the indie digital retailer launches an ambitious music blockchain project.

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Ditto Scores Distribution Of New Chance The Rapper Release

Chance the rapper[UPDATED] Chance The Rapper has become the poster child for truly independent artists with his hugely successful streaming only releases. So Ditto Music being chosen to handle the worldwide distribution for his new release is a major score for the D.I.Y. distributor.

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Your Three Communities, Part 1: Your Super Fans

image from cyberprmusic.comBuilding community is the best rewarding way to build an engaged fanbase. Amanda Palmer's crowdfunding efforts earned her $2.8 million from her community of supportive fans. Ariel Hyatt of CyberPR explores the three communities that make up every fan base and how to engage each.

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Performance Rights Disputes: What They Are And What Causes Them?

1As old as recorded music itself, disputes over ownership have permeated the music industry for decades. Luckily the advancement of technology has made it a little easier to keep performance rights in check. In this article we explore exactly what performance rights disputes are, and where they come from.

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Spotify Playlists, Influencer Marketing, YouTube Placement: Case Study Of Indie Band Victors

1In this case study, the team at Burstimo worked to raise the profile of the band Victors to the next level, by hitting hard on YouTube, Spotify, industry influencers, and social media as whole. Here we explore the story of their success.

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YouTube Art Tracks: What They Are and How To Use Them

3For those artists looking to get their work on YouTube without having to pull together a music video, YouTube Art Tracks provides an excellent alternative, allowing artists to share their work in a high quality, data rich format easily accessible by consumers.

 

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