Music Think Tank Weekly Recap: Why Empowerment Is Important To Musicians • 5 Ways To Integrate Playlisting Into Your Marketing • More

This week on MusicThinkTank, we hear about America's best festivals, why empowerment matters in music, how to begin "Playlisting", and much more.

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Apple Music: We Won’t Play Free Music “Shell Game… building an audience on the back of the artists” [ANALYSIS]

Apple Music has no intention of "building an audience on the back of the artists" by offering a free ad supported music option, as Spotify does, according to senior exec. Continue reading

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Thanks To Beats 1, Apple Music Doesn’t Have To Pay For Exclusives

When Apple Music launched Beats 1, I wrote that former record exec Jimmy Iovine had just created every major label's wet dream – a global radio station where they controlled. Continue reading

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Blockchain Technology: A Chance To Rebuild The Internet To Benefit Creators

Despite the value of original content on the internet, being able to reap the benefits of content creation remains challenging. Blockchain technology could revolutionize the internet in such a way that creators are. Continue reading

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

The most read posts on Hypebot this week included some tips for generating revenue in unlikely places, an update on SFXE's plummeting stock, and Taylor Swift on Spotify (or her. Continue reading

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The Doobie Brothers Sue Cover Band Claiming They Own The Word “Doobie”

The Doobie Brothers do not cite the etymology of the term "doobie" in their trademark lawsuit against the Doobie Decimal System rock band, though the slang term predated the band. Continue reading

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Stub Hub Names Summer’s Hottest Concerts

Heritage acts dominate the summer's top concerts, according to StubHub. The ticket reseller draws its top 10 from sales and demand drawn from its more than 16 million visitors.  . Continue reading

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How To Get A Record Deal – 2015 Edition

I recently had the pleasure of pitching a very talented, well produced artist to major labels. Years ago I was a VP of a major label and have been in. Continue reading

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Indie Artists Getting Comfortable As No. 1 In The Music Industry

As the popularity of streaming services continues to increase, major labels have increasingly less access to defining and funneling music discovery. The tipping of the scales has resulted in more. Continue reading

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Not Another Streaming Debate

Guest post by LIVIA TORTELLA of Black Box In 2009, Jordan Kurland invited me to my first Bandwidth Conference when it was hosted in San Francisco; great name, no press, invitation only. The space was perfect for productive. Continue reading

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