5 Cutting Edge Music Tech Startups Vie For Music Innovation Prize By Web Summit

image from websummit.comFive up-and-coming music tech startups will compete for the first Music Innovations Prize at the 2019 Web Summit in Lisbon, Portugal next month. This is the first time the competition is held by the Web Summit as part of the conference’s MusicNotes stage program.

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YellowHeart Gives Artists, Promoters Ticket Resale Control

image from www.yellowheart.ioYellowHeart hopes to give artists and promoters control of how and at what price their tickets are resold. Founded by serial music entrepreneur Josh Katz and The Chainsmokers manager Adam Alpert, the blockchain-based startup will launch in Q2 of next year.

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This Week In Music Commentary

6a00d83451b36c69e201bb09aae429970d-100wiCommentators inside the music business this week gave voice to their opinions on why blockchain won't be saving the music industry any time soon, how publishers are driving the full sate music revolution, why the industry won't admit that piracy is on the decline, and more.

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REWIND: The New Music Industry’s Week In Review

6a01b7c7aa2d2b970b01b7c907b5d7970b-100wiIn our flip back through a full week of music industry news, we look back at CD Baby and Dash Go's expansion into India, Google's new plan to being linking searches to key video moments, the slashing of music on public radio, and more.

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

6a00d83451b36c69e201b7c907b568970b-150wiSome of the most popular and often read articles on Hypebot this week covered how money flows from music streams into the actual artist's pocket, the top SEO Google ranking factors in 2020, what songwriters should be doing right now to prepare for the Music Modernization Act, and more.

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Life At Spotify: A Curated Behind The Scenes Look

Spotify newSpotify this week released a series of shoer videos dubbed "Life At  Spotify" that offer a curated look inside the world's top streaming service. While quite clearly a carefully scripted PR piece, collectively they offer a look at who and what makes Spotify tick.

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Copyright Infringement Liability In The Music Business

1Living as we are in the digital age, any company which plays host to entertainment media on a large is at constant risk of copyright infringement. Whether it's Spotify or YouTube, difficult challenges will inevitably arise over how to best monitor for and remove infringing content. Here we look at factors which determine how companies thread the copyright needle.

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Why Blockchain Won't Be Saving The Music Business (Yet)

1Here Bobby Owsinski outlines why the rise of streaming culture has largely nullified the viability of a blockchain-based system for selling music, and why services like Audius, which do utilize blockchain tech, are more susceptible to piracy.

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Google To Begin Linking Searches To Key Video Moments

1Google is set to unveil a new feature which could alter how many video searches take place. The search engine will now now take its users directly to key points within a YouTube video based on their query. As with so many changes, this could be good and bad for video creators.

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Pandora Adds Spanish Language Support For Google Home & Nest, Amazon Alexa Users In U.S.

Pandora-new-logo-image-001Pandora has just announced Spanish language support for Google Home & Nest and Amazon Alexa smart devices. Here’s how to enable Spanish language support for Pandora:

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Music On Facebook, Instragram Adds 7 Countries In Europe

Facebook-musicMusic on Facebook and Instagram launched today in The Netherlands, Norway, Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Romania, and Slovakia, bringing to 30 the total number of countries across the EMEA with music on the social platforms.

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Lauren Daigle Dominates GMA Dove Awards [Full Winners List]

image from i.iheart.com'You Say' singer Lauren Daigle took top honors at the 50th Annual Gospel Music Association’s Dove Awards earlier this week, taking home trophies for artist of the year, song of the year and pop/contemporary album of the year. This marks the second time the 28-year-old singer has won the Dove artist of the year award in just three years.

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SEO 2020: Top 15 Google Page Ranking Factors

1If, as you should, you have a website showcasing your music et al, your number one priority should be increasing your site's ranking in Google search results. While there are roughly 200 factors involved in the Google search algorithm, we here look at fifteen of the most important.

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Meditation App Calm Names UMG Exec Head Of Music

image from celebrityaccess.comPopular sleep and meditation app Calm and has named its first head of Music, Courtney Phillips, UMG’s former Director of Brand Partnerships. And don't for a minute that Phillips made is to bring more sleep-inducing instrumental music to the platform.

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Remembering Digial Music Pioneer Jay Frank: His Hypebot Articles & Interviews

image from www.musicweek.comUMG senior executive Jay Frank, who passed away this week, was a digital music visionary. Frank often understood streaming's long term effects on artists and the music industry years before the rest of us. To celebrate Jay and share a fraction of his insights, we've compiled a sampling of his key Hypebot interviews and contributions.

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Cities Are Artist Discovery Secret Sauce In Bandsintown's New Live Music Charts

image from www.hypebot.comIncluded in Bandsintown's new live music charts are 20 that offer a first-ever glimpse into early artist growth in 10 major US cities. Most artists first built a fan base by performing locally long before they were ever added to a Spotify playlist.

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How Does The Money Flow From Music Streaming To Artists, Music Industry?

Spotify$Now accounting for 75% of total music industry revenue, there's no denying that streaming is now the dominant form of music consumption. That said, one question continues to plague the industry: where is all that revenue going, and how can artists get their hands on it? Here, we breakdown step by step where the money is going.

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Deezer Signs With Targetspot, Flirts With IPO

Deezer new[UPDATED] Deezer, has signed a two year deal with Targetspot, the digital audio ad platform, to be the exclusive seller of the music streaming service's audio advertising inventory in five countries.

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Musicians Can Launch Their Own Paid Streaming Service with Waterfall

image from waterfallstreaming.comLegendary progressive musician Neal Morse joins Michael Brandvold and Jay Gilbert on the Music Biz Weekly podcast to talk about Waterfall Streaming. Waterfall is a new platform that allows musicians to create their own subscription streaming service.

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REWIND: The New Music Industry’s Week In Review

6a01b7c7aa2d2b970b01b7c907b5d7970b-100wiIn this flip back through the past week's music industry news, we look at Bandsintown's launch of its first-ever predictive touring charts, Tencent's new paywall (with more to come), which musicians have the most fans on Facebook, and more.

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

6a00d83451b36c69e201b7c907b568970b-150wiIn some of the most often perused pieces from Hypebot this week, we looked at how Generation Z is redefining the music business, some of the best YouTube channels for promoting you music, a list of the RIAA's most 'notorious' copyright offenders, and more!

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Five Vectors Raises $1M To Connect New Artists with Gaming

image from celebrityaccess.comFive Vectors, a start-up that works with emerging artists to produce music for gaming audiences has raised $1 million in seed funding, led by BITKRAFT Esports Ventures.

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Ticketing Exchange Platform Lyte Adds $15M In Funding

image from celebrityaccess.comSan Francisco based ticket exchange platform Lyte has secured $15 million in Series A financing to drive the development of the platform and scale operations.

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