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ASCAP, BMI, A2IM, Music Biz, RIAA, NMPA, Others Demand Congress Improve Aid Access For Musicians, Industry Workers

Top music and film organizations sent a joint letter to Congress that highlights the many ways that implementation of the CARES Act has fallen short in assisting workers in need. Continue reading

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Patreon Lays Off 30 As It Adds 50,000 New Creators

Patreon has laid off 30 employees or 13% of staff because of economic pressures from the current COVID-19 crisis. Kickstarter is reportedly also considering layoffs as crowdfunding projects on the. Continue reading

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Music Artists Coalition Calls On US Gov’t To Help Music Industry

The Music Artists Coalition has joined the call for the Federal Government to throw a financial lifeline to the music industry as it grapples with the wide-ranging financial impact of. Continue reading

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14,000 TikTok Followers In Just Three Months

It’s no secret that TikTok has officially arrived as a go-to destination platform to promote music, but many have yet to overcome the hurdle of starting a new social presence from scratch. In. Continue reading

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MUSICIANS: Are You Buying Tools… or Toys? (Video)

It’s a common pitfall nearly every musician falls into: buying TOYS—the gear we lust after, but doesn’t really advance any creative or professional potential—when we should be reserving our resources. Continue reading

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How To Use Bandsintown’s Free Toolkit To Sell More Tickets and Build A Fanbase [FREE WEBINAR]

Bandsintown, the popular global concert discovery and marketing platform, is offering a free webinar this Wednesday on how to use their free toolkit to build a fanbase, sell more tickets. Continue reading

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Getting It Done: The Week In D.I.Y. & Indie Music

In our tips and tricks section for DIY artists, we this week offered advice on how to make YouTube premiers work for you, the best way to find a PR. Continue reading

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

Some of the most popular articles from Hypebot this week dug into why most indie artists and labels can’t afford to use Spotify’s new paid promotion tool, SoundCloud’s new lossless. Continue reading

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Iceland’s Music Scene Continues To Punch Above Its Weight

In this piece we explore why Iceland – an island nation with only 360,000 residents – continues to deliver a truly impressive slew of talented and successful bands and artists. Continue reading

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