Revenue at Universal Music Group grew 13.5% year of year last quarter, according to financials reported by corporate parent Vivendi. But on everyone's mind were Vivendi's plan to sell a 50% stake in the world's largest music group.
Currently one of the most powerful operators in the music industry, Taylor Swift's contract with Big Machine Records has come to an end, giving her freedom to go out on her own, shop around and choose another label...or maybe not.
Music Modernization Act A 'Countdown to Modernity' - Progress Chart For Mechanical Licensing Collective
In this piece, the people at Music Technology Policy provide a chart listing the key events in the necessary path to launch in order for the Mechanical Licensing Collective as needed by the recently ratified Music Modernization Act.
Here Chris Robley cautions against the dangers of posting content to your YouTube channel which too closely matches something you or another user has uploaded, and the negative consequences YouTube will counter with should you do so.
The Business Of Indie: Daptone Resurrected • New Ole CEO, Acquisitions • Sup Pop Singles Club • More
Today Hypebot launches The Business Of Indie, an initial step in our effort to give independent labels, publishers and artists the attention they deserve. Much like Hypebot's More News section, The Business Of Indie will be nestled under the Indie tab at the top of the page and feature a constantly updated compendium of indie news from hundreds of global sources.
The American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers (ASCAP) has filed 12 separate copyright infringement actions against U.S. bars and restaurants alleging unauthorized public performance of its members’ copyrighted musical works.
While creating music videos is an important segment of an artist's music promotion, such endeavors are frequently expensive and time-consuming. In this interview Ariel Hyatt speaks with Eli Lev about how he did things a little more frugally with the help of fans.
There are many options to promote music on Spotify, and while they all have their pros and cons, some strategies are more effective than others. CD Baby's Chris Robley illustrates why artists should focus on follows rather than pre-saves.
Since the beginning of the recording industry, the limitations imposed by format have directly influenced music, from wax cylinders to MP3s. Here we look at how the now dominant format - streaming - is reshaping music.
Independent labels, publishers and artists are the heart of the music business. But with media and the trades obsessed with major labels, big hits and the Life Of Kanye, indie music doesn't get the recognition it deserves. So Tuesday, Hypebot is launching The Business Of Indie as a first step to change that.
Being an entrepreneuring artist in 2018 is still incredibly hard, but has some advantages as well, particularly in the monetary department. Here we look at eight tools that can help you to get your music out there an heard, and bring in a little cash while doing it.
The Songwriters Hall of Fame has announced its 2019 nominees and they include Chrissie Hynde, Tom T. Hall, Missy Elliot, John Prine and Vince Gill among others. Successful nominees will be inducted into the Songwriter’s Hall of Fame during its annual Induction & Awards Gala on June 13, 2019 in New York City.
Spotify has launched Publishing Analytics in beta. Dubbed the first music streaming analytics tool built specifically for music publishers, the platform was developed in collaboration with a range of publishers to service the various roles that publishers play from A&R to administration.
The concept behind free samples has long proven itself to be successful in the world of retail, and now the marketing strategy has been adapted by artists for use on Instagram, making music more social and boosting sales.
Recently signed into law, the Music Modernization Act provides a much needed update to existing copyright laws.. While certainly a good first step, this piece of legislation was just the beginning of what's needed.
Studio producers and sound engineers typically require certain types of contracts in their work, so familiarizing yourself with such legal documents early can benefit you in the long run. Here we look the circumstances under which sound engineers should maintain ownership of work, vs. when a one-off fee is appropriate.
No election cycle is complete without a politician using a song at a rally to the consternation of its creator, and while blanket performance licenses usually prevent the artist from doing much other than complaining, Trump's use of the song "Happy" at a recent rally could result in some very real legal blowback from Pharrell Williams.
This week, Hypebot shares wisdom for indie artists on why their latest music release failed, how to determine if your album is ready to be released, what artists should be sharing with their fans besides music, and much more!
Although only available to select creators for the moment, YouTube recently followed Facebook's lead by debuting a video premiere feature which allows viewers to watch a video together as soon as it's published. Here Chris Robley walks us through how it works.
Landing on the right Spotify playlist can be career altering, exposing millions of new listeners to your music; and while placements had been reserved for artists signed to major labels, the streamer recently made the process more egalitarian.
Landing your song in or show or film can have a far reaching range of benefits for artists, both in terms of financial gain and notoriety. So what are your options when it comes to sync licensing, and what are the steps to take in order to get your songs these coveted placements?
At long last the comprehensive and sweeping Music Modernization Act has been signed into law, affecting industry professionals everywhere. While the legislation was certainly surrounded by its share of controversy, we here look at some of the upsides to the act.
ASCAP has opened registration for the 14th edition of its signature event, the ASCAP “I Create Music” EXPO, at the Loews Hollywood Hotel in Los Angeles, May 2 - 4, 2019. Last year’s event attracted songwriters from 23 countries.