Merch Cat Adds Fan App For Direct To Fan Sales [EXCLUSIVE]

Music merch management app Merch Cat has launched the Merch Cat Fan app, a direct-to-fan sales tool centered on the live show. Fans can use it to buy merch at. Continue reading

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Track Your Direct-to-Fan Music and Merch Sales with Flyt’s Free Url Shortener

Flyt, a new tool for artists and labels looking for help navigating a direct-to-fan sales landscape, flyt acts a url shortener and sales tracker for artists using services like Shopify. Continue reading

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End Of The Year Is The Perfect Time To Get All Of Your Contract Riders In Order

For touring artists, contract riders are an important piece of information to provide venues with. Besides simply detailing what the artist wants for lunch, they also outline the requirements which will. Continue reading

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Memphis Industries On Running An Independent Label

Topspin's Jim Wallis talks with Matt and Ollie Jacob, brothers and co-founders of London-based indie label Memphis Industries about running a label and how direct-to-fan plays work as an aspect. Continue reading

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Self-Imposed Music Scarcity In The Digital Era

Although streaming is the dominant form of music consumption, and seems to be here to stay, many listeners are turning to vinyl-only, or cassette-only record labels to obtain their music.

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Merch Cat App Simplifies Road Merch Sales

[UPDATED] Merch Cat offers a one stop solution for music merchandise sales and inventory management. Developed by artist manager Vanessa Ferrer, the app offers a solution to the challenges she found. Continue reading

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Bandcamp Adds Catalog Discount Bundles Just In Time For Christmas

Direct to fan music sales site Bandcamp has added the ability for artists and labels to sell full catalog bundles at a discount.  Any artist with 3 or more albums. Continue reading

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On It’s 6th Anniversary, PledgeMusic Shares User Stats, Success Rates

PledgeMusic turned 6 this year; and  in a thank-you post to their community of artists and music fans, co-founder and CEO Benji Rogers shared some never before released stats that. Continue reading

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Is Apple Music Better Than Spotify Or Tidal? The User Experience Is Put To A Test

This article offers a step-by-step breakdown of Apple Music's functionality, looking at its design, ease of use, and how the streaming service compares to its competitors like Spotify and Tidal.

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Join Our Online Networking Party Now – Shameless Plus Allowed

It's a Hypebot tradition to host a free online networking party several times a year. The music business slows down for the summer, but many of readers use the down time to. Continue reading

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