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

The most popular and often perused posts from Hypebot this week looked at whether musicians should even bother making albums if no one's buying, the problem solving ten minute silent. Continue reading

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How Music And The Smart Speaker Will Help Each Other Succeed

The recent rash of voice-activated internet-enabled speakers (looking at you Echo) have quickly risen to become Pandora's most rapidly growing consumer electronics product. Here we look at how this trend. Continue reading

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Streaming Music Is Getting A Boost From Amazon Echo, Google Home Smart Speakers

If you can say, they can play it. The convenience of listening to music on smart speakers like Google Home,  Amazon Echo vand soon the Apple HomePod are poised to. Continue reading

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Spotify Is Planning Its Own Music Hardware, Voice Control

[UPDATED] Two jobs listings point to a major expansions of Spotify's ambitions to include music hardware with voice control. While details are scarce, they hint at a wearable device "akin. Continue reading

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Jamendo Reports 50% Licensing Growth For 5000+ Indie Artists

Indie hub Jamendo is reporting 50% growth for its music licensing platform.  5000 of the 40,000 indie artists that have uploaded music to the platform have licensed a total of. Continue reading

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Sound United (Polk Audio) Acquires D+M (Denon, Boston Acoustics)

Two of the biggest names in consumer audio Sound United, parent company to Polk Audio, Definitive Technology and Polk BOOM has acquired the D+M Group, owner of the Denon, HEOS. Continue reading

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T Bone Burnett Slams Google and Other Tech Cos., Demands Major Copyright Reform

"(Google and other tech companies) are enriching themselves off the artistic, cultural and economic value everyone else creates,"  states a concerned and upset T. Bone Burnett in a scathing 5 minute. Continue reading

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This Week In Music Commentary

This week's music commentators voiced their thoughts on how smart home technology will alter the music industry, the coming of device restricted music subscriptions, and Google and Amazon's leveraging of. Continue reading

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