Beatport Has Paid Out $300 Million To Independent Labels

Dance and DJ focused Beatport is turning 16 and with the birthday comes some new stats. Beatport has paid indie labels $300 million since launching in 2004 with “payouts have. Continue reading

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We’re making some changes: COMING SOON… ON HYPEBOT

We've been running a Coming Soon banner near the top of the page for the last couple of weeks to let you know that Hypebot is about to undergo some. Continue reading

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5 Tips To Help DJs Play Your Music

If you're in the business of making music, there's a good chance you have, at one time or another, tried to get your music into the hands of a DJ, but. Continue reading

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Dance And Death: The Problem With The EDM Scene No One Wants To Discuss

EDM has become massively popular with teens and young adults, but while the festivals where this music is played are in many ways simply a fun night out, there is. Continue reading

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Which Billboard Artists Are Being Illegally Downloaded The Most?

While Billboard takes a number of factors into account when calculating its rankings, it does not include illegal downloads, which would alter their statistics significantly. Here we look at which. Continue reading

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50 Genres With The Strangest Names On Spotify

Increasingly, data is driving music – how labels invest resources, where bands tour and what we listen to. Sometimes that data reveals the unexpected, and no one is better at. Continue reading

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The Outdoor Music Festival Boom

Are music festivals too popular for their own good? While the recorded music industry remains tumultuous, the popularity of outdoor music festivals only continues to grow, to the point where finding. Continue reading

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Music Publishing News Roundup 8.10.15: Kobalt’s AMRA Makes Apple Deal, Apple Music Extends AU Free Trial

Kobalt’s collection society AMRA has entered a deal with Apple Music in the form of its first worldwide digital licensing deal. AMRA, which represents more than 500 independent publishing companies, will. Continue reading

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

This week saw a lot of buzz about how musicians can effectively use Instagram, which music blogs actually want your music and, of course, One Direction's latest single. 

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Any Artist Can Now Upload Mixes To Beatport, But They’ll Earn Just 5-10% Of Revenue

UPDATED: Beatport has been making some aggressive moves of late, including a partnership to power an EDM channel on Spotify.  Now, Beatport is aiming straight for Soundcloud and allowing anyone. Continue reading

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