Fan Gets Call From Metallica After Song Scares Off Cougar

A Vancouver Island woman who credits a Metallica song with saving her from a cougar attack got to thank the band personally when frontman James Hetfield called.

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Live Nation Helped Sell 88,000 Metallica Tickets On The Secondary Market

Live Nation directly facilitated the sale of 88,000 Metallica tickets at inflated prices on the secondary ticketing market.  This strong piece of investigative journalism by Billboard's Dave Brooks has finally. Continue reading

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Metallica Replaces Tribute Band’s Stolen Gear

One always wonders what the real bands think of other musicians getting up on stage and paying "tribute" by doing note by note and often move for move reenactments of. Continue reading

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Using Merchandise As A Fan Engagement Tool

Although artists of today have the ability to capitalize on the multiple income streams available in the digital age, doing so requires a larger skillset than ever before, including creating. Continue reading

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Celebs, Fans Take To Twitter To Discuss The 2017 Grammy Awards

UPDATE: Twitter exploded up on Sunday as fans and celebs discussed the 2017 Grammy Awards. Here are the #Grammys highlights:

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Top 5 Grammy 2017 Moments On Facebook

Facebook may not pay musicians for their content, but they certainly do enjoy – and profit from – the traffic that they generate. Last night's Grammy Awards 2017 was no. Continue reading

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

Topping the charts on Hypebot this week we had articles covering how streaming precipitating changes in the sound of pop music, why a trade group is suing against Azoff's global. Continue reading

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Stream Metallica’s New Album ‘Hardwired…To Self-Destruct’ Free On YouTube

After years of being a very vocal critics of free music, first on Napster and more recently on Spotify, Metallica has now reversed course and fully embraced the practice.  On Friday, the release. Continue reading

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Rhapsody Users Rebel Over Shift To Napster

Last week, Rhapsody consolidated its branding under the single moniker Napster.  With it came a supposedly improved interface and user experience, but judging from comments posted online, Rhapsody users are. Continue reading

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Metallica’s James Hetfield Shows How To Make A Memorable Connection with a Fan [VIDEO]

Music marketer Michael Branvold shares: "In the video below Metallica’s James Hetfield is walking backstage, passes a small group of fans, stops grabs his guitar and walks over to one. Continue reading

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