Hypebot Tops 'Best Music Industry Blogs Of 2018'

Number-one[UPDATED] Hypebot has been named the top blog on The Music Marketers' Best Music Industry Blogs of 2018 list.  "Whether you’re wanting to learn about music industry news, the latest how-to’s, or even some marketing tips, music industry blogs is content you really should be reading daily."

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Music in Media Awards Names 2019 Nominees

Cropped-HMMA-logo-512x512-1The Hollywood Music in Media Awards (HMMA) has announced its 2019 nominees for music in film, TV, video games, commercials and trailers. With over 500 submissions, nominees were chosen from around the world in genres of music for film, TV and video games, including dramatic feature, sci-fi/ fantasy, documentary and animation.

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Netflix To Launch Unscripted Music Reality Show

image from celebrityaccess.comNetflix will venture into the world of reality television with the debut of their first unscripted music show, “Westside.” Set to debut on Nov. 9th, “Westside” will follow the stories of nine aspiring artists, including former “American Idol” finalist Pia Toscano, as they try to stage a live performance.

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American Music Awards Ratings Hit All Time Low

American Music AwardsNielsen ratings for the American Music Awards broadcast on Tuesday night slipped to an all-time low. The three-hour show drew a 1.8 rating in adults 18-49, with 6.5 million viewers tuning in on ABC. NBC's The Voice, pulled more than 9 million viewers and CBS crime drama NCIS scored more than 12 million viewers.

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Radiohead, Def Leppard Top Rock Hall Of Fame 2019 Nominees [Full List]

Rockhall-54Nominees for the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Class of 2019 were announced on Tuesday. This year's group includes Radiohead, Def Leppard, Stevie Nicks, Rage Against the Machine, the Cure, Devo, Janet Jackson, Kraftwerk, LL Cool J, Roxy Music, Todd Rundgren, John Prine, MC5, Rufus featuring Chaka Khan and the Zombies.

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Musicians’ Guide To Networking in The Real World [Cyber PR]

NetworkingAn artist simply will not make it in music without mastering live networking. That’s one of the problems with all of the digital tools available to us: Too many artists believe they can hide behind a screen and launch the careers of their dreams without ever talking to other humans face to face. 

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9th Vienna Music Business Research Days: A Retrospective

1In this piece we look back on the 9th Vienna Music Business Research Days, a multi-day event which gathers together researchers and music business professionals for keynote speeches and panel discussions covering important music business goings-on.

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Music's Urgency Of Inclusion

1While gender diversity is a pervasive problem across almost all industries, a new study has highlighted just how bad of problem this is in the music industry in particular. Here a close examination of music business stats and recent Grammy wins reveals the troubling reality of gender inequality in the music world.

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AmericanaFest 2018: NoiseTrade Songsmith Social [INTERVIEW]

2In celebration of AmericanaFest 2018, Noisetrade here conducts a group interview with artists including Amanda Shires, Tommy Emmanuel, Erik Koskinen, Them Coulee Boys about the festival and the genre itself.

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ASCAP Announces 2019 'I Create Music' EXPO Dates, Releases 60 Hours Of 2018 Video

Ascap-new logoASCAP has announced that the 14th edition of its signature “I Create Music” EXPO, will return to the Loews Hollywood Hotel in Los Angeles on May 2 - 4, 2019.  The PRO also announced the release of 60+ hours of video of panels and performances from the 2018 conference.

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Americana Awards Winners 2018 - Full List: Jason Isbell, John Prine and More

John Prine image from pbs.twimg.comJason Isbell was the big winner, taking home three trophies at the 2018 Americana Honors & Awards last night in Nashville. The singer-songwriter won for "The Nashville Sound" as  Album of the Year,  Isbell also won Song of the Year race for “If We Were Vampires.” and  Duo/Group of the Year with his band the 400 Unit. John Prine was named Artist of the Year.  The full list of Americana Honors & Awards 2018 winners:

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SXSW 2019 Announces First Keynotes, Speakers

2019-sxsw-announcementV5-copySXSW announced its first three Keynotes on Monday. They are Garbage lead vocalist Shirley Manson, who will join Lauren Mayberry of Chvrches for a conversation in association with PRS Foundation's Keychange program, Kevin Systrom, CEO and co-founder of Instagram and writer, producer and director Marti Noxon.

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CD Baby DIY Musician Conference Moves To Austin, Texas

image from mediad.publicbroadcasting.netCD Baby is moving its popular DIY Musician Conference to Austin , Texas in 2019, after several years in Nashville. The gathering is billed as "the only music conference geared specifically towards the needs of independent artists in charge of their own careers ."

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Watch Sessions From CD Baby DIY Musician Conference 2018

image from diymusiciancon.comIf you didn't make it to the recent sold out CD Baby DIY Musician Conference, you can still watch full video of 15 of the most popular and informative sessions. One of our favorites is “How to Run Effective Facebook Ads for $1 a Day” session with Rick Barker. Other sessions include:

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Spotify Secret Genius Award Nominees 2018 [Full List]

image from memberdata.s3.amazonaws.comSpotify's second annual Secret Genius Awards designed to the people behind the music -  songwriters, producers, engineers and even beat makers - will be hosted by NE-YO on November 16 at The Theatre at Ace Hotel in Downtown Los Angeles Mix Engineers. 

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MTV Video Music Awards 2018 Winners and Nominees

image from upload.wikimedia.orgThe 2018 MTV Video Music Awards were held last night at Radio City Music Hall in NYC. Madonna was attacked on Twitter for her tribute to Aretha Franklin. Despite performances by Ariana Grande, Shawn Mendes, Travis Scott, and more, reviewers panned the show as low on star power. And, oh yeah, there were a bunch of awards given away.

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