How To Write, Produce A Hit Song In 2018…Or At Least Increase Your Chances

While there may be no way to guarantee your next song will become a chart-topping hit, there are certain steps you can take to increase your chances. Here we look. Continue reading

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Chris Brown Takes “Shit At A Wall” Approach, Releases 45 Track “Heartbreak on a Full Moon” To Game The Charts

Chris Brown has just released "Heartbreak on a Full Moon," a 45 track, 2 hour and 38 minute recording that includes him whining about bottle service. It's hard to imagine. Continue reading

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The Billboard Charts: Can They Be Valid Without Including YouTube?

Tracking the position of a song or album was much easier for Billboard when such things were based strictly on sales, but in the age of streaming they've been forced. Continue reading

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Billboard Adjusts Chart Calculations To Favor Paid Streaming Over Ad-Supported Streams, YouTube

As how people consume music shifts, Billboard has adjusted how it calculates the charts. Bowing to pressure from the recorded music industry, the latest set of changes give more weight. Continue reading

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AM BRIEF: Billboard Adjusts Streaming Chart Weight • Spotify Adds Emerging Artists Program • Deezer To Russia • More

10.20.17 Music Biz News From Around The Web  Billboard will give more chart weight to paid streams over free. It may be a more accurate reflection of income, but does. Continue reading

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Indie Music Publicity Case Study: Sleeping Lion [Cyber PR]

Want to take a deep dive to learn what makes a PR and social media campaign wuccesful? Cyber PR recently published a case study that they are understandably quite proud. Continue reading

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UPDATE: Billboard May Add YouTube Plays To Chart Calculations

UPDATE: YouTube plays may be added to the calculations that determine the Billboard charts, according to a new report. The move comes at a time when the music industry is. Continue reading

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FRI. BRIEF: Google Takes On Shazam • “Blurred Lines” Appeal Begins • Miles Leonard To Exit Parlophone • More

FRIDAY 10.6.17 Music Business News From Around The Web So much music and music tech news involves big players. Does that signal a shift back to just a few mega-gatekeepers?. Continue reading

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Why Does So Much Modern Music Sound The Same? [VIDEO]

Upcoming documentary The Click explores how technology is making modern music bland. Particular focus is given to percussion, where electronically produced beats have replaced live drummers, and those live drummers. Continue reading

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What To Expect When You Hire A Music Publicist

While many artists may believe that hiring a music publicist will solve all their problems, this is sadly far from the truth. Here we look at a few things artists. Continue reading

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