FRI. BRIEF: Live Nation, Amazon Report Record Quarters • SFX Maneuvers • VKontakte • Leadership Music • More

FRIDAY 7.29.16 Music Business News From Around The Web  Live Nation's increasing strength makes the job of resurrecting SFX that much more difficult. Updated continuously under our More News tab

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SFX Considers Legal Action Against Founder Sillerman, Top Execs

The fall of controversial SFX founder and former CEO Robert "FX" Sillerman has been as dramatic as his rise. The next chapter in his demise is likely to include a. Continue reading

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Former AEG Chief Randy Phillips To Lead SFX Turnaround

Troubled EDM conglomerate SFX will get much needed new leadership when it exits bankruptcy, according to multiple sources.  Former AEG chief Randy Phillips is reportedly the choice of SFX creditors. Continue reading

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Why I’ll Never Be A Ghost Producer And How They’re Killing EDM

A heavily contested practice in the EDM community, ghost producing is argued by some to enable obscure producers to earn income and advance their industry notoriety, but the reality is that they. Continue reading

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AM BRIEF: SFX Nears New Plan, CEO • Vevo Nears WMG Deal, Paid Service • Guevara Near Death, Gets New CEO • More

TUESDAY 7.26.16 Music Business News From Around The Web  Could SFX come back from the dead? They've reportedly found a CEO that might pull it off. Updated continuously under our More. Continue reading

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This Week In Music Commentary

This week in music commentary, we hear thoughts and opinions on how the formula which makes Pokemon Go so successful could be applied to the music industry, the coming of. Continue reading

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Could Beatport Save SFX? Bankrupt Co. Decides Not To Sell EDM Store Because It’s So Damn Successful

In a bid to raise much need cash, a bankrupt SFX first put EDM music service Beatport up for sale. Then they postponed the sale and gutted Beatport staff and. Continue reading

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Bankrupt SFX Ended Month $5.5 Million Richer Than It Started It

Late last week, SFX filed its monthly operating report for with the US Bankruptcy Court, alongside a request to increase the cash bonuses it was using to retain key employees,. Continue reading

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

Some of our most popular articles this week included the hacking of Tunecore, a closer look at exactly where Adele's smash hit album sold, and the discovery that Spotify listeners can. Continue reading

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TAD App: Create Great Digital Cover Art For Pennies

Launching today TAD, the "Tumbnail Art Design" app, enable users to create robust cover art perfect for iTunes, Spotify, SoundCloud and other digital music services.

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